FEMALE HAIR LOSS – WHY CONSIDER A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
Long, short, straight or wavy – your hair and how you wear it is a big part of your personality. That’s why female hair loss is such a distressing condition. You can lose confidence in your looks and even feel too embarrassed to enjoy activities like going swimming or to the gym.
Female hair loss can also be a permanent condition, and it may even get worse. Typically, you’ll experience hair loss or thinning hair over the top of your head. In these cases, hair transplant surgery to restore the hair may be the only solution.
WHAT CAUSES FEMALE HAIR LOSS?
It could be one or more of the following :
- Hormonal imbalance due to pregnancy or the menopause.
- Androgenetic alopecia – also called female-pattern baldness and usually hereditary.
- Sudden weight loss or poor diet.
- Low iron levels.
THE BENEFITS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY
Hair transplants for women are becoming increasingly popular as they deliver natural-looking, undetectable and permanent results. To find out more, book an consultation and come and talk to one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators. We’ll talk you through the process and then we’ll invite you to a free consultation with one of our hair transplant surgeons. This is where we will advise the best hair transplant option for you and the results you can realistically expect.
BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES
At your consultation with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators, you'll be able to view a selection of before and after photographs to see the results of our previous patients surgery.
HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY - WHAT THE PROCEDURE INVOLVES
We offer two methods of hair transplant surgery, both of which are performed using local anaesthetic. So you can leave Studio 6 hospitals the same day.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
This procedure is less invasive, leaves no scarring and can typically be completed in a morning or afternoon – known as a ‘megasession’. Your surgeon will pluck out small groupings of healthy hair (follicular units) from your head and then transplant these into the area of hair loss. The transplanted hair will then begin to grow as normal after a few months. The more follicular units transplanted, the better the result.
MICRO-GRAFTING / MICRO HAIR TRANSPLANTING
Each individual hair follicle is dissected under magnification. Fine incisions are made and planted in the area of loss. With micro-grafting your surgeon can transplant more hair within the procedure time, giving effective results faster.
SIDE EFFECTS, RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
Whilst this procedure is carried out under local anesthetic, any surgical procedure carries the rare risk of complications. We’ll explain these to you before you book your hair transplant surgery, and you’ll find full details in our hair restoration patient guide.
The growth rate of the hair transplanted is very gradual and can take up to four months before the hair will begin to come through.