Can Pregnant Women Have Hair Transplant? Hair Loss During Pregnancy

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   Although it is more common in men, hair loss is disturbing for both genders. The number of women suffering from hair loss is very high; many treatment options, like hair transplants, are available.

   All techniques of hair transplant can be performed for females. Hair transplant is not demanded by females as much as male demands it, but again, the high number of women who benefitted from this treatment for their hair loss cannot be ignored.

   There are many reasons for hair loss in females, like androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss), vitamin deficiencies, genetics, hormonal changes, or pregnancy. Especially pregnancy plays a significant role in the irregularities of the hair growth cycle.

Hair loss during pregnancy

   Every woman does not experience hair loss during pregnancy; the more common situation is to share it after the baby’s delivery. However, every condition is unique, and it is possible to encounter the state in all phases of pregnancy.

   The female body goes through many changes while pregnant; the most significant changes occur in hormonal balances, which may lead to hair loss. Hormonal changes may also increase anxiety and stress, another common reason for hair loss.

   Pregnant women are also very likely to suffer from vitamin deficiencies, another essential factor causing hair loss during pregnancy.

Hair transplant during pregnancy

   Although it is thought by pregnant women very often, hair transplant is not an operation recommended during pregnancy; there are several reasons for this.

   First, pregnancy hair loss is likely temporary unless the cause is a different and permanent condition other than pregnancy. So, having a hair transplant before figuring out the actual situation can be a too-early decision. The hair loss condition may disappear after birth, and your body may return to its habits.

   Secondly, the medication and the anesthetic agents used in a hair transplant operation may harm the patient and the baby. Considering that a hair transplant is elective surgery, professionals state that this risk of harm should not be taken, and patients should wait for the right time after the pregnancy for their hair transplant.

Hair transplant after pregnancy

   The period after the baby’s arrival is riskier in terms of hair loss for women; in this period, the hormones return to their original state, which means that the estrogen decreases significantly. This often causes hair loss until the body gets back into its regular cycle; this type of hair loss is also temporary.

   Any hair restoration should be considered around a year after childbirth; the medications used in hair transplants can affect breast milk and the baby.

   Moreover, it is impossible to identify the detail of the hair loss condition and whether it is caused by pregnancy or not before the body regulates itself after birth; to have a safe and successful treatment, females should consider these and consult a professional.

   If you want to see your hair restoration options after pregnancy and get a detailed consultation from our experienced hair transplant specialists, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

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