What a female hair transplant can achieve
Long, short, straight or wavy – your hair and how you wear it is a big part of your personality. That’s why hair loss can be a distressing condition.
Hair transplants can be successful in helping to restore the natural hairline and in some instances can stop hair loss altogether.
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 of our previous patients.
Our solution to female hair loss
Female hair loss or female alopecia can be a permanent condition. Typically, you’ll experience hair loss or thinning hair over the top of your head. In these cases, hair restoration surgery to restore the hair may be a good solution.
Reasons for hair loss can be down to a number of factors but the most common are:
- 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
Every woman is different and to ensure you receive the most effective treatment for you, a consultation is essential. One of our patient care co-ordinators will talk you through the whole process. We’ll invite you to a free consultation with one of our hair transplant surgeons - you will meet them before your procedure, not just on the day.
They’ll create a personal treatment plan that includes the best hair transplant option for you and the results you can realistically expect. See our step-by-step guide that details each stage of the process from pre-op to aftercare.
Hair transplant techniques
We offer two types of hair transplant surgery that are performed under local anaesthetic. So you can leave one of our Transform hospitals the same day.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Your surgeon will pluck small groupings of healthy hair from your head and transplant them into the area of hair loss. Transplanted hair should then begin to grow as normal after a few months. Generally, the more hair that is transplanted, the better the result. There’s no scarring and it’s usually completed in one morning or long afternoon session.
Micro-grafting/Micro hair transplanting
Each individual hair follicle is dissected under magnification. Fine incisions are made and each follicle is planted in the area of loss. With micro-grafting your surgeon can transplant more hair within the procedure time, giving effective results faster.
*Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results.
Side effects, risks and complications
Whilst these procedures are carried out by our experienced surgeons, under local anaesthetic, 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 provided at your consultation.
Hair transplant aftercare
The transplanted area may feel sore for a few days. You may want to take a few days off work whilst your scalp heals. Before leaving hospital we’ll give you practical advice on how to look after the treated area and ask you to make a follow-up appointment to check your progress. This is just part of our 3-year full aftercare programme.
Your surgeon may recommend further reviews at 3, 6 and 12 months. We’ll give you a 24/7 Patient Helpline number to call if you’ve any worries. Be patient though. Transplanted hair grows very gradually and can take up to four months before hair begins to come through.
Book a consultation
The first thing to do is book a consultation with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators to discuss what results you wish to achieve. They will be able to talk you through the process so that you know what to expect and then you will be invited to a free a consultation with a specialist hair transplant surgeon.
If you’ve already made an appointment to have a consultation with one of our patient care co-ordinators but want more information, we can help. Click here for advice on how to get the most out of your free consultation.