Female Hair Transplant


Whilst hair transplant procedures are more commonly performed on men, it is possible for women to have a hair transplant procedure too and this is steadily increasing in popularity.

Hair loss is a sensitive topic and losing hair can decrease confidence as well as have a negative impact on a person’s mental health.

It is reported that one in three women will experience hair loss during their life. The cause of female hair loss is a lot wider and could be down to a number of factors including:

  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy
  • Medication
  • Over styling
  • Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic alopecia in women, can be classified using the Ludwig classification system. Although female pattern baldness is not treatable, there are a variety of treatments available that can help to slow and restore hair loss. Find out more about Hair Loss treatments here.

In most cases, female hair loss is not permanent, and many patients expect to see their hair grow back over time with lifestyle changes, medication, and non-surgical hair loss treatments.

In some cases, your trichologist may suggest that the best way of resolving your hair loss issues is to undergo a hair transplant procedure to restore areas of hair loss.

A female hair transplant procedure should only be performed once the cause of hair loss has been established. This often requires the patient to have a consultation with a trichologist prior to a hair transplant surgeon who will be able to identify the source of hair loss and advise as to whether or not restoration surgery is a good option and is likely to be successful.

Hair transplantation for women

Female hair transplants are a specialised hair restoration procedure and should only be undertaken by a hair transplant surgeon who is knowledgeable and skilled in female hair transplant procedures.

Depending on the cause of hair loss, the areas which need to be treated in a female hair transplant will vary whereas some may need a hair transplant that focuses on restoring the hairline and temples, and others may need a more widespread treatment to improve on hair thinning.

At The Private Clinic, our surgeons are experts in female hair transplant procedures. We are able to offer women an option of unshaven, partially shaven, and fully shaven FUE hair transplant procedures where possible.

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.