I am a 27-year-old woman with naturally thin hair but not necessarily additional thinning of my hair. What are my options in terms of restoring the thickness of my hair?

In patients who have always had very thin hair, especially if the hairs themselves are very fine, there is not much you can do regarding hair transplantation surgery to increase the thickness of the hair.

In these cases it is recommended possibly trying non-invasive techniques such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and/or low-level laser therapy initially to determine if that in itself will increase the circulation to the scalp and improve the patient’s quality of hair, possibly making it so the patient does not even require hair transplantation surgery.

In these patients hair transplantation surgery is generally a last resort in trying to increase the thickness of the hair.

Posted by: Dr. Charles