There can be a number of reasons behind female hair loss; from lack of adequate nutrition and stress, to traction alopecia or hormonal imbalances. With varied and complicated causes behind scalp issues, it is important to meet with the correct experts before you decide to go ahead with any method of treatment. Our expert team of trichologists, surgeons and hair loss experts are there to help you understand your own individual case and find the best way forward for you.
A woman’s hair can feel like her crowning glory; recent statistics suggest the average female spends up to £40,000 and two-and-a-half years on maintenance of it in her lifetime - it’s not usually something we easily part with. If hair begins to fall out, it isn't just the individual strands we lose. Some people can find it absolutely devastating with many experiencing an effect on their self-esteem as well as depression in some cases.
1 in 4 women will experience hair thinning, but there’s a huge difference in the extent and reasoning behind it. Contributing factors can vary from the stress of hair extensions and accessories on the scalp, to hormones or illness. Treatment, therefore, needs to be targeted and completely individual to your specific diagnosis. While over-the-counter shampoos and products can promise to restore less covered scalps, unfortunately they never take into consideration the reasons behind what’s happening and very rarely work.
Your treatment always needs to be unique to you. We don’t believe in blanket methods or quick-fixes; our team are there to find the cause of your hair loss and ensure - if treatment goes ahead - it is the best way for your needs.
Before undergoing any form treatment, you will meet with one of our expert trichologists who will analyse your hair to understand what the cause is. Each journey is different, but they might suggest anything from medication to restoration surgery. For patients who find nutritional deficiencies to be the leading cause of their problem, your trichologist will often formulate a dietry restoration plan which may consist of supplements and vitamins. We are proud to be a stockist of Viviscal Professional - a scientifically-proven supplement that is a forerunner in providing healthy hair.
If the trichologist believes your hair problem is best resolved through a hair transplant, we have some of the most experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons in Europe able to offer the most advanced method of minimally invasive hair restoration - FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The walk-in, walk-out method which requires no hospital stay and leaves no linear scarring, works through the extraction of individual follicles from a donor area which are then transplanted one-by-one into the area that needs to be treated. The benefits of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) include:
- Natural-looking results and dense packing
- A simpler, less painful and minimally invasive procedure
- No scalpels, stitches or linear scarring
- Use of only strong, healthy follicles
- With our evidence based master plan, we can work to prevent future loss of hair
- Lifelong guarantee for the number of hairs placed
Regardless of what treatment you undertake, the aim is always to slow down your hair loss and (where possible) restore areas of depleted hair. Medication can prevent further hair loss from taking place and can be the best method for those with certain conditions, however it is important to remember it cannot re-grow hair that has already been completely lost.
If our team believe a transplant to be the best way forward, your final result should be natural-looking with no linear scarring in the donor area. Your surgeon will only agree to perform the treatment if they believe the final result will be beneficial to your needs and undetectable. Transplantation is the only way to restore hair in areas that have lost their follicles completely, providing your donor areas are adequate.
Depending on the cause of your hair loss, medication can be a long-term commitment with some forms of hair loss requiring permanent medication. However, these should have limited impact on other areas of your life.
Healing time after a FUE transplant is significantly less than more traditional, strip restoration surgery. We usually recommend you remain off work for a day or two after treatment to ensure you feel well and can follow post-operative advice, and most patients can normally return to sporting activities after about a week.
Our Medical Team
Our team of fully-qualified trichologists who can help diagnose underlying hair problems includes:
- Trisha Buller in Harley Street and London City
- Jane Mayhead in Harley Street and London City
- Lisa Gilbey in London City and London Harley Street
- Deborah Chester in London City and Harley Street
- Nicola Hemsley in Bristol
- Tracy Keen in Birmingham
- Ingrid Wilson in Manchester
- Jacqueline Davidson in Glasgow
Our UK-wide hair surgeons include:
Dr. Raghu Reddy is one of the most sought after hair transplant specialists in the UK. He has spent years perfecting the advanced method of FUE hair transplant to ensure better results and minimal downtime. He is the leading authority on FUE hair transplant procedures in the UK and has successfully helped many men get the results they hoped for. He can also correct the problems and scarring caused by previous hair transplant treatments. Dr. Reddy’s meticulous attention to detail comes from his personal experience in dealing with hair loss and his desire to achieve the best possible results for each and every patient.
Dr. Kouremada Zioga is one of the most experienced FUE hair transplant surgeons, having carried out over 2,000 procedures to date. She has worked extensively throughout Europe and has treated many high profile patients from across Asia and the Middle East. Dr. Zioga performs the most advanced form of FUE and is meticulous in achieving the very best, most natural looking results for her patients. She has also perfected the unshaven method of transplanting without the need to shave the donor area, making it easier for a patient’s treatment to go undetected. Her experience in reparative treatments to scarred areas, particularly resulting from the Strip Hair Transplant procedure, is extensive, with highly successful results.
Dr. Tetiana Mamontova is a highly revered FUE hair transplant surgeon based primarily in our Leeds clinic. After training under some of the world's most recognised hair surgeons including The Private Clinic's own Dr. Raghu Reddy, she perfected the art of FUE transplantation for 3G FUE and unshaven transplants on the head and eyebrows. Her meticulous attention to detail has established her as a well respected and successful surgeon.
Dr. Michail Mouzakis is an extremely knowledgeable surgeon with a wealth of experience in a range of FUE treatments. Based primarily at our Birmingham clinic, past roles have seen him work in Italy and Greece, while his background in plastic surgery prior to hair restoration means he is committed to the most meticulous details for the very best results. He is available to perform standard FUE, UFUE and FUE for the face, eyebrows and beard.