From the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Fla. Dr Epstein is also in private practice in Miami.
The role of hair transplantation in men is well established. In women, the procedure is much less common, but has a definite role in the management of female pattern baldness and the repair of alopecic scarring and hairline distortion as a result of prior facial plastic surgery. When performing hair transplantation in women, there are differences in technique from that used in men to consistently achieve excellent results and minimize complications. Over the past 3 years, I have performed 86 hair transplant procedures on women. Most of these cases were for female pattern baldness. The techniques used and typical results are presented herein. When performed properly for the appropriate indications, hair transplantation is an effective procedure with a very high level of patient satisfaction.
Epstein JS. Hair Transplantation in WomenTreating Female Pattern Baldness and Repairing Distortion and Scarring From Prior Cosmetic Surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003;5(1):121-126. doi: