Hair Restoration Surgery in Asian Women

  • Mary Jo Kristine S. Bunagan
  • Damkerng Pathomvanich


Globally, hair loss negatively affects the lives of Asian women as it does women of other races [1,2]. In a study involving Caucasian women, those with highly visible hair loss reported a more negative impact on four dimensions (functioning, emotions, self-confidence, and stigmatization) compared with patients whose hair loss was only slightly visible [1]. This negative effect was similarly seen among Asian women in a study done in Singapore, which revealed that women with female pattern hair loss were socially embarrassed and “unhappy” about their condition [2]. For these aforementioned reasons, most patients in the Asian study sought treatment for their problem. Depending on the cause of hair loss, various treatment options are available. Although medical therapy is the treatment option for certain etiologies, for the other causes such as female pattern hair loss, hair transplatation may be a major consideration, especially with the newer techniques that lead to natural-looking results.


Hair Loss Asian Woman Alopecia Areata Androgenetic Alopecia Terminal Hair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Jo Kristine S. Bunagan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Damkerng Pathomvanich
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyDavao Medical CenterPhilippines
  2. 2.Hair Restoration Surgery DHT ClinicISHRSBangkokThailand
  3. 3.DHT ClinicBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Bumrungrad HospitalBangkok

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