I am a woman who finished an intense bout of chemotherapy and radiation about a year and a half ago. Since then most of my hair has grown back on the sides and back of the head. The center top and crown is still very bald. My dermatologist says it is a typical female balding pattern. Can you give me feedback on this subject? Is it possible I could be a candidate for hair transplants? Thank you.
Your dermatologist sounds correct. Some women develop patterned loss, which is less common than unpatterned loss. Hair transplants work better in patterned loss, assuming that your donor hair is adequate in quantity and quality. If there is diffuse thinning in the sides and back, you may not have enough supply for a transplant. A good assessment by a competent hair surgeon will give you insights into your supply for quality hair transplants.