well i have this thinning problem for the past 4 years. it was started when i conceiving my daughter 4 years back. i was prescribed chronostim for my hairloss and i used it for 2 months and my hairloss stop for a year (2005). the problem seems to show again about a few month ago roughtly on January 2006. the hair loss is diffuse and can be seen clearly on the crown. i started using minoxidil a month ago and my hair still falling.
To be honest i would like to have the hair transplant for the crown only so that it can look more dense.
my question is whether i am the right candidate for the hair transplant?. how will the doctor know that my donor area is not affected by AGA since females always have a diffuse thinning?
A doctor should look at your donor area with a hair densitometer to look for miniaturization. The greater the miniaturization, the worse the donor hair will be for hair transplants.
The important thing to understand is that women are generally not good candidates for hair transplantation, because the ‘donor hair’ is not healthy. If there is an area of good donor hair and the balding area is small enough to make a difference with a limited supply of your ‘good’ hair, then hair transplants MAY work, but you run risks that include the failure of the hair to grow enough to make a difference, and even experiencing hair loss with the transplants (this a real risk). You need to be able to trust that the doctor is not just taking your money for a quick sell, leaving you no better or even worse off once you empty your purse.