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Hair Loss Surgery For Women

Female premature balding or “female pattern hair loss” is an issue we are encountering more than ever. It can significantly affect both mood and confidence and it occurs across all ages. Female hair loss is not always easy to hide, and many women feel the only option available to them is unnatural- and potentially damaging – hair extensions or expensive regular visits to their hairdresser. However, there are other solutions that can help women regain a full head of thicker hair, and here at The Wimpole Clinic, we’re able to offer tailored solutions to help many women regain their confidence with a full head of hair.[/wps_mediabox]

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Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments

We offer a number of non-surgical solutions, including applied hair loss treatments such as tablets or Minoxidil 4% lotion. Both of these treatment have been proven successful solutions to the problems of hair loss and hair thickening issues. The process begins with a consultation, and once a diagnosis has been reached we will recommend a course of treatment. In many cases this will be a simple combination of home-care, our expert advice and trichological medication.

We also offer a variety of cosmetic products to effectively cover up hair loss that are particularly popular with women. They are extremely useful in disguising hair loss or thinning, come in a range of natural colours and can be used daily, making the hair appear both thicker and fuller.[/wps_mediabox]

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Can ALL Female Hair Loss Be Treated With Surgery?

In many cases, there can be underlying medical and or physical conditions present in respect of female hair loss, meaning not all women are good candidates for hair transplant surgery. Some conditions that can affect hair loss in women include:

  • Thyroid Problems
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Anaemia
  • Chronic Illness
  • Hormonal Changes

In addition to the above, certain types of autoimmune disorders may give rise to a condition known as alopecia areata, a slightly different and often less dramatic hair loss problem. This is an inflammatory condition that can cause hair to come out in clumps or patches.

Our specialist Trichologist, Mr Robert Folding, will be available for consultations with women attending the Wimpole Clinic to diagnose the origin of the hair loss and advise on the appropriateness of any surgical treatment, and this diagnosis process may require the undertaking of blood tests or even a scalp biopsy. We will never recommend immediate surgery where it may be in appropriate, so if there is an underlying physical or medical problem underpinning hair loss, we will advise that this should be corrected first. Clients may even find that this may preclude the need for hair transplant surgery.

Once any medical issues have been corrected, our Trichologist will be happy to arrange a consultation to deal with any further hair loss/thinning issues to ensure your treatment perfectly matches your needs.

Some causes of hair loss are temporary (a condition known as telogen effluvium creating a change in the natural hair growth system) and will not sustain successful hair replacement surgery:

  • Post Childbirth
  • Crash Dieting
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic Emotional Event
  • ‘Scarring Alopecias’ – transplanting into these areas will not be successful