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Is this 68 year old female a candidate for an ARTAS robotic hair transplant procedure?
Thank you for posting this question. What is required in this situation is a consultation with a physician with a dedicated practice to the field of hair restoration surgery. It appears from your photographs that you may be losing hair in the donor area, which would rule out candidacy for an ARTAS robotic hair transplant procedure, or any other surgical hair transplant by any method. An exam with a dermatoscope is indicated to check for miniaturization in the donor area. You may be a candidate for hair rejuvenation with non-surgical methods, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or low level laser therapy (LLLT). I hope this information is helpful to you.
Ken Anderson, MD, FISHRS
Candidate for ARTAS procedure?
Hair loss in women (in a diffuse or generalized pattern) may be caused by a number of different factors including changes in hormone levels, stress, medications, genetics, or other factors. Because the causes of diffuse thinning are so varied, an in person examination with a physician is necessary for proper evaluation. Based on your photos, your donor area may be thinning in which case you may not be an ideal candidate for a hair transplant procedure, including an ARTAS FUE procedure.
FUE for women
Most women due not strongly consider FUE procedures. In your case I recommend you with a physician to determine the source or cause of your hair loss. I personally would not see you as a good candidate for transplant.
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I encourage you to have a consultation with a doctor. Only the physician performing the procedure can determine if they would take the case. This is a cosmetic procedure and if there isn't enough donor to make a cosmetic change in your appearance &/or your donor is not stable, you are likely not a good candidate for the procedure. Visit with a doctor and find identify causation!
Severe Diffuse Hair Loss in a Woman wanting ARTAS
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD, Diplomate of ABHRS, Fellow of ISHRS
FUE for female hair loss
ARTAS - Am I a Candidate for Hair Transplant
If you are a woman with significant miniaturization acceding to scalp microscopic evaluation (miniaturization study), hair transplant is not for you and you may benefit from other medical treatments for hair loss.
After determining the candidacy for a hair transplant, you can choose the technique of harvesting and transplanting hair with your doctor.
You need to see a doctor for an examination before you can find out if you are a candidate for any type of surgery.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.