Can Pregnant Women Have Hair Transplant? Hair Loss During Pregnancy

   Although it is more common in men, hair loss is a disturbing condition for both genders. The number of women suffering from hair loss is very high; therefore, there are many treatment options available for them too, like hair transplant.

   All techniques of hair transplant can be performed for female. Hair transplant is not demanded by female as much as it is demanded by male; but then 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 female like androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss), vitamin deficiencies, genetics, hormonal changes or pregnancy. Especially pregnancy plays a big role on the irregularities of the hair growth cycle.

Hair loss during pregnancy

   Hair loss is not experienced by every woman during pregnancy; the more common situation is actually to experience it after the delivery of the baby. However, every condition is unique and it is possible to encounter the condition in all phases of pregnancy.

   The female body goes through many changes while pregnant; the biggest changes occur in hormonal balances which may lead hair loss. Hormonal changes may also lead increased anxiety and stress level which is actually another common reason for hair loss.

   Pregnant women are also very likely to suffer from vitamin deficiencies which is another important 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 of all, pregnancy hair loss is likely to be 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 you give birth and your body gets back its usual habits.

   Secondly, the medication and the anesthetic agents used in a hair transplant operation may be harmful for the patient and the baby. Considering that a hair transplant is an 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 a riskier period in terms of hair loss for women; in this period, the hormones get back their original state which means that the estrogen decreases significantly. This often causes hair loss until the body gets back into its regular cycle; so this type of hair loss is also temporary.

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

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

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

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