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Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss

1 in 4 women will experience hair thinning in their lifetime. Treatment needs to be targeted and completely individual to your specific diagnosis and scalp issues.

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

Hair TRansplants & loss

There are many ways to treat female hair loss. This can include use of topical creams and shampoos such a minoxidil, hormonal treatment, light therapy, vitamins and mineral replacement, changing diet and possibly a hair transplant. But finding the underlying issue is crucial.

There can be a number of reasons behind female hair loss;

  • lack of adequate nutrition and vitamins
  • stress
  • traction alopecia
  • hormonal imbalances (menstrual, peri menopause and menopause)
  • overuse of hair dryers and hot irons
  • illness

It is important to meet with the correct experts of hair restoration for women before you decide to go ahead with treatment.

Our expert team of trichologists, hair transplant 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. If hair begins to fall out, it isn’t just the individual strands we lose. Some people can find it devastating causing low self-esteem.

1 in 4 women will experience hair thinning in their lifetime. Treatment needs to be targeted and completely individual to your specific diagnosis and scalp issues. Over-the-counter shampoos and products can promise to restore hair or add volume they do not know the underlying reasons for the hair loss.

Start your journey to regained hair

The best recommendation is to book a consultation with our expert trichologists to find out how we can help restore your hair.

Consultations are available in Harley street with Trichologist Jane Mayhead and in Leeds with Trichologist Denise Knight.

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Procedure Time

1 - 2 hours

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Support Garments

Compression for 6 weeks

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Driving

14-48 hours

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Back to work

24-48 hours

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Full Recovery Time

4-6 weeks

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Anaesthetic Type

Local with sedation

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Washing

Shower day after

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Reasonably Mobile

1 day

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Exercise

1 week

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Final Results

6-12 months

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Hospital Stay

Daycase

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Sleeping

No concern for position

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Sexual Activity

4 weeks

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Travel

7-10 days

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Before & After

Take a look at the Before and After photos to see how we have helped change our patients’ lives.

What to Expect

  • The Procedure
  • Aftercare

Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss Treatment

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

After Hair Transplant & Thinning Treatment

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.

When it comes to researching hair transplants the terminology used may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most common Hair transplant words which you can view here.

Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss Treatment

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

After Hair Transplant & Thinning Treatment

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.

When it comes to researching hair transplants the terminology used may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most common Hair transplant words which you can view here.

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FAQs

  • What does the treatment involve?

    In order to explain the benefits of our treatment and what it involves, it helps to give you an idea of what is involved in the more invasive Strip technique.

    The Strip technique involves removing a long band of skin from the back of the head with a scalpel, then dissecting the follicles under a microscope before placing them onto the bald or thinning area. This technique always leaves a scar, no matter how skilled the surgeon is, and can cause nerve damage and numbness of the scalp.

    With FUE, a special punch less than 1 mm in diameter is used to remove the hair follicles directly from the scalp. There is no need for a scalpel, hence no stitching or scarring. We can safely extract up to 7000 hairs in one day whereas with previous generations of FUE it was only possible to safely extract 2500 hairs a day. Another advantage of FUE is that none of the follicular units are damaged during the extraction, whereas with the Strip method up to 30% of the donor follicles may be damaged by the use of a scalpel.

  • Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

    The treatment is simple and painless and the graft heals within 2-4 days. Compare this to the Strip technique where healing time takes up to 30 days and requires very strict post-operative care, and you can see why so many people are choosing FUE over the Strip method.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    The length of the treatment depends on the number of hairs needed. Usually between 6 and 8 hours.

  • How much does Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss cost?

    As there can be various reasons and factors affecting hair loss for females, we recommend a consultation and in depth lifestyle analysis with one of our highly experienced Trichologists.

    The cost for a trichologist consultation with Jane Mayhead in London Harley Street is £147.

    The cost for a trichologist consulation with Denise Knight in Leeds is £127.

    A consultation with one of our renowned Hair Transplant Surgeons starts from £100.

  • How soon will I see the results?

    You will notice a difference immediately. The newly implanted hairs will start to grow, and shed. Hair growth usually starts around 4 weeks, with the final results settling in at about 8-9 months.

  • Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss treatment is Available in these Clinics

    Things to Consider

    Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a hair transplant procedure:

    1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.

    The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 35 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

    2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.

    At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our plastic surgeons here.

    3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure

    4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what your clinic’s reputation is.

    Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

    Patient Stories

    Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

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    2020-11-16
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    Dr Fallhadar did an exceptional job, he made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Fiona his assistant was also incredibly helpful and supportive throughout. They are so natural and I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you want a natural and problem free result
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    meryam
    2020-11-15
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    The derma pen training was very intensive in terms of the theory and both practical i learnt so many different techniques Dr Farah was amazing in her teaching skill and was able to Answer all my concerns
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    Ana
    2020-11-13
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    I work with Mr Riaz Agha, a Harley Street Plastic Consultant Surgeon at one of his private clinics. I am impressed with not only his standard and quality of work but also the care and kindness that he shows to all of his patients and team. I have worked with a huge variety of different consultants over the years but Mr Argha really stands out and I would highly recommend him to friends and family, and of course if ever I consider to have any procedures in the future. Marie
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    Joy Townsend
    2020-11-10
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    I had laser treatment on face by Emma, the results are amazing I can actually go foundation free. All the team were friendly and approachable.
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    Lena Hayward
    2020-10-31
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    I had a breast reduction performed by Mr Navid Jallali. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I have less backache and less neck ache. The size and shape are absolutely fabulous.The clinic was amazing. The nursing staff in the hospital were superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic and Mr Jalalli to anyone wanting a breast reduction.
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    Danielle
    2020-10-27
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    A really positive experience. Alex is a fantastic patient co-ordinator, so friendly and reassuring. After a few changes of plan due to Covid lockdown, I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to have Dr Fattah performing my procedure. Extremely thorough and precise from the first consultation, I really trusted him. My main aim was to restore my figure after children/breastfeeding, with a really natural look that would work with my lifestyle, gym etc. Dr Fattah really “got” this and I trusted his judgement on size of implant and placement completely. I’m absolutely delighted with the result and the aftercare support has been great – surgery follow up and then annual check ups for reassurance. Thank you team, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ?
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    Allielle
    2020-10-27
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    From the start to finish of my T-Lift procedure, I felt in good hands. The entire team at The Private Clinic were very caring and professional. Mr Falladah is an excellent surgeon, he explained everything clearly -before and during the procedure – and has a calm and reassuring manner. Because I was well-informed regarding what to expect after surgery, I was able to manage with minimal pain medication, but I’m glad I took a couple of days off work to recover. I’m really pleased with the results – a five star recommendation!
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    EH
    2020-10-26
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    I had preservation rhinoplasty with Dr Rochira in December 2019. I couldn’t be happier with my results. The results are very natural-looking and I feel so much more confident with my side profile. Dr Rochira is an amazing surgeon and I instantly felt comfortable. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very realistic with the results in my consultation. Thank you!
    Lilly M A
    Lilly M A
    2020-10-25
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    Dr. Rochira performed a preservation rhinoplasty on me in December 2019. I trusted his suggestions for my nose and now, 9 months later, I couldn’t be happier with the results I’m seeing. I did not experience any bruising at all, only swelling around my eyes for the first couple of weeks — my nose itself took a few months to settle and I feel like it has really grown into the rest of my features. I entirely recommend this surgeon if you are looking for a natural result and an extremely pleasant experience.

    Why Choose The Private Clinic

    Meet our Medical Staff

    Our team of fully-qualified trichologists who can help diagnose underlying hair problems includes:

    Jane Mayhead in Harley Street
    Denise Knight in Leeds

    Our UK-wide hair Transplant 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 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.He 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.

    Dr. Michael Mouzakis is an extremely knowledgeable surgeon with a wealth of experience in a range of FUE treatments. 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.

     

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