Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss

Female Hair Transplants and Hair Loss

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How do you treat female hair 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.

What causes female hair loss?

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.

How do you treat female hair 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.

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

The Results

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.


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.

Are there any complications associated with the procedure?

As the placement incisions are so small, the risk of post-operative infection is very low with 3G FUE.

When it comes to researching hair transplants there are a lot of words and abbreviations that may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most popular Hair transplant words which you can view here.


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

    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.

    Our surgeons perform hair restoration on the face, including eyebrows, and are able to perform some hair transplants using body hair.

    Hair Transplants are available at our London Harley Street, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol with consultations available across the UK at our clinics and consultation rooms.

    Comments from patients

    “Despite having experienced the FUT procedure with good results, I felt reluctant to have a second procedure, as I had initially planned because the process had been fairly aggressive. Nothing I had not been fully informed of, just more arduous than I expected. The recovery was long and sometimes uncomfortable and I did not get feeling back in my rear scalp for months. When I read about FUE, I was immediately intrigued and enquired at the Private Clinic about the Unshaven U-FUE procedure. I met with the surgeon and they assessed my scalp and the potential of my donor area. I was encouraged by the honesty and frankness with regards to a further procedure and hugely encouraged by the prospect of a less invasive experience. When the time came, I arrived at the Clinic a little nervous, which was to be expected but was soon put at my ease by the amazing team. I felt very relaxed going in and was delighted to discover that the FUE method was indeed free of discomfort, and I chatted happily as the grafts were implanted. I was well fed and watered and able to visit the bathroom when necessary. The whole day passed by quickly and painlessly and I am looking forward to seeing the results as they develop. I would thoroughly recommend The Private Clinic to anyone, whether they wished their transplant to be undetectable or not.” *


    “Thank you so much for the fantastic result. The whole experience throughout the day was brilliant and I am so grateful to all the staff for making me feel so relaxed and comfortable as I was extremely nervous beforehand. Thanks a million!” *

    J, London

    “Today’s treatment was brilliant. I was looked after really well by the nurses. They were really nice and attentive. My procedure was so much better than expected. Thanks!” *

    C.B., London

    ‘I very much enjoyed meeting you on Tuesday and found our appointment not only useful but reassuring (in particular that I will not wake up one morning bald!).’ *


    “I really liked the clinic and the advice you gave me. You could easily have sold me on an immediate transplant, so it is great to know you look out for your patients best interest.” *

    Lisa, London

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