Can women who are breastfeeding have a hair transplant?
Just like any other cycle our hair goes through one as well, during pregnancy woman have a rise in hormones which keeps them from losing hair. After delivery, the hormones return to normal levels, which allow the hair to fall out and return to the normal cycle. The normal hair loss that was delayed during pregnancy may fall out all at once.
Hair loss that is connected to pregnancy in most cases occurs after delivery. During pregnancy, an increased number of hairs go into the resting phase, which is part of the normal hair loss cycle thus, loss of hair during pregnancy.
This condition is not that serious enough to cause permanent bald spots or permanent hair loss, you will begin to experience hair loss within 3-4 months after delivery. Sometimes some woman experience more hair loss than others and this is due to a vitamin or mineral.
We advice our patients to wait until one or two years after delivery and breastfeeding has completed before considering a hair transplant. This is because for a breast feeding mother additional medication that is used during hair transplant procedure can appear in the breast milk.
Since it is a temporary shedding process, it is difficult for the surgeon to determine where best to place the grafts for the optimal long term natural hair design.