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Female Hair Loss Treatments

Hair loss can greatly impact a woman's way of life and self-image. With the possibility of causing severe emotional and social problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, the influence female hair loss has can be devastating.

Striving to combat this, Dr Epameinondas Bonaros offers personalised female hair loss treatment plans to help women regain their confidence and live happier lives.

Book an appointment at our Glasgow hair loss clinic or give us a call at 0141 340 9098 to find out more about our women's hair loss treatments.

Table of Contents

  1. A Caring & Compassionate Approach to Treating Hair Loss
  2. Our Hair Loss Treatments for Women
    1. Surgical – FUE Transplant
    2. Non-Surgical
  3. FAQs
    1. What are the signs and symptoms of female hair loss?
    2. What are the most common types of hair loss in women?
    3. Can female hair loss be caused by other conditions or as side effects?
    4. Will these treatments stop hair loss permanently?
    5. On which parts of the scalp can the FUE procedure be performed?
    6. How much does the FUE female hair transplant cost?
    7. How long does it take after the FUE hair transplant to see results?
    8. Who performs the female hair transplants?
  4. Dr Bonaros: Female Hair Loss Treatments Performed With Integrity

A Caring & Compassionate Approach to Treating Hair Loss

You can transform your appearance and regain your lost confidence with the high-quality hair loss treatments we offer at our patient-centred clinic.

Hair loss in women may be a natural part of the ageing process, with most ladies beginning to experience it after menopause. However, underlying conditions or illnesses can also result in thinning or slower hair regrowth.

Understanding the root cause or causes of your hair loss is very important and is the first step towards finding a suitable treatment. Common causes of hair loss in women include female pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia), alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Diet, stress, and certain medications and medical treatments can also contribute towards hair loss.

women hair loss

As a leading hair transplantation surgeon and female hair loss specialist in Glasgow, Dr Bonaros is passionate about hair restoration conducted with honesty and care, and offers various ways to combat hair loss and promote hair growth.

Take the first step towards happy, healthy hair today — Address your concerns about everything from female temple hair loss to thinning hair with a free Zoom consultation with Dr Bonaros.

Our Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Treating hair loss is something that looks different for each person. The type of hair loss, its severity, and the areas it’s affecting all impact how we decide to proceed. With the following surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments available at our clinic, we can help you find the best way to reduce hair loss and encourage regrowth:

Surgical - FUE Transplant

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant procedure is an advanced hair transplant surgery that has proven to be a highly effective way to treat hair loss conditions and symptoms such as thinning hair, female pattern baldness and hairline issues in women.

During a female FUE hair transplant in Scotland, at our clinic, hair follicles are individually harvested from the back of the head (under local anaesthesia) and implanted into the bald spots on the crown, mid-scalp or hairline.

This type of hair transplant for alopecia and female pattern baldness is often chosen as it is minimally invasive, offers little discomfort and a quick recovery, and leaves virtually undetectable scarring.


While a surgical hair replacement for women is effective in treating hair loss, it is not the only option, and other hair loss treatments should be considered as well to promote regrowth.

A topical Minoxidil solution (cream or foam) is perhaps one of the most popular hair loss treatments for women that is available in the UK. Applied directly to the scalp, Minoxidil works very well as a non-surgical treatment for hair loss caused by female pattern hair loss.

Other treatments that help treat hair loss and promote hair growth, especially for those experiencing female pattern baldness, include:

  • Oral minoxidil
  • Ketoconazole 2% shampoo
  • Melatonin cream
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Microneedling
  • Spironolactone
  • Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT)

To find out which non-surgical treatments are best suited to your type of hair loss, book a consultation with Dr Bonaros. You can also fill in our Online Assessment Form for a free, detailed assessment, treatment plan and estimate costing.


We’ve compiled a list of answers to all the questions most commonly asked by our patients.

From ladies’ receding hairline causes and how to encourage hair growth to the cost of a women’s hair transplant in Glasgow, we’ve answered your questions below.

Psychological effects of hair loss in women

What are the signs and symptoms of female hair loss?

The most common signs of hair loss in women include excessive hair shedding while brushing or washing your hair, thinning hair around the crown, and a widening centre path. The resulting symptoms of this hair loss can include bald spots, gradual loss of hair on top of your head, handfuls of hair falling out, sudden thinning of the hair, and hair loss over the entire body.

If you suddenly start losing hair at a rate that is higher than normal, we recommend you see a doctor in order to find the cause and receive a diagnosis.

What are the most common types of hair loss in women?

A hair loss treatment for women is based on the cause behind it. While the type of hair loss experienced will differ from person to person, here are some of the issues we often see patients affected by:

Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, also commonly known as female pattern hair loss (FPHL), is the most common cause of hair loss in women and can occur at any time during your teenage years through to middle and old age.

Differing rather significantly from the pattern caused by male pattern baldness, female pattern hair loss causes thinning hair on top of the scalp.

Alopecia Areata

Thought to be the result of the immune system attacking the hair follicles, alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss to suddenly occur.

While this form of alopecia may start out as one or more bald patches, it can begin to overlap and affect large areas on the scalp.

Cicatricial Alopecia

Referring to a group of conditions, cicatricial alopecia causes irreversible hair loss through scarring by replacing the hair follicle with scar tissue when the hair falls out.

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)

Destroying the hair follicles, frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a form of scarring hair loss that will often cause a thin band of balding skin that runs along the hairline’s front and sides.

Telogen Effluvium

This form of hair loss is fairly common and occurs when a large number of hair follicles on the scalp are shifted into the “shedding” phase of the hair growth cycle.

Possible underlying causes may be nutritional, hormonal, or drug-associated.

Anagen Effluvium

Anagen effluvium is a form of non-scarring alopecia and refers to hair shedding that occurs during the growth stage of the hair cycle.

This form of hair loss is caused by a sudden injury to the hair follicles from either an internal or external bodily cause and is common among those receiving chemotherapy.

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A case of Telogen Effluvium

Can female hair loss be caused by other conditions or as side effects?

Yes, additional causes of hair loss in women include:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Short and long term illnesses
  • Certain types of medications and medical treatments
  • Tight hairstyles such as weaves and extensions
  • Skin conditions such as scleroderma or lichen planus
  • High levels of emotional or physical stress
  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Immune system imbalances

Will these treatments stop hair loss permanently?

While a hair transplant for women offers a permanent solution for consistent hair growth in the thinning areas at the transplant site, it will not stop future hair loss. This means that even though your transplanted hair follicles will permanently be growing hair, there is still a possibility that hair loss of pre-existing hair in other areas may occur.

For this reason, it is recommended that non-surgical women’s hair loss treatment options should be looked at as well — either before considering a hair transplant for women’s hair loss or used in conjunction with surgery.

On which parts of the scalp can the FUE procedure be performed?

The FUE procedure is an extremely effective hair thinning treatment for female patients suffering from hair loss on their frontal hairline and crown, as well as those struggling with female hair loss at the temples and in the mid-scalp region.

During your consultation, Dr Bonaros will assess your areas of concern and talk you through the best options available to you.

How much does the FUE female hair transplant cost?

FUE hair transplants for women have no set cost, as they are assessed on a case-by-case basis. It usually depends on which women’s hair loss clinic you go to, the type of ladies’ hair transplant procedure you have, the complexity of your case, and how many grafts will be needed.

At Dr Bonaros Hair Transplant Clinic, we offer a state-of-the-art FUE women’s transplant, and this is what you can expect when you book a hair loss treatment for women with us:

  • We are able to offer cost-effective rates in comparison to other clinics in Scotland and the UK, as there is no middleman between you and the surgeon, Dr Bonaros.

  • If you’re looking for a female balding treatment but can’t afford the upfront cost, we also offer several finance options so that you don’t have to wait to start your hair regrowth journey and regain your confidence.

Fill out our Online Assessment Form to request a personalised quote with an estimated cost of our hair implants for women.

How long does it take after the FUE hair transplant to see results?

Following your female hairline transplant procedure, it usually takes around three months for you to start seeing hair regrowth. Over the next couple of months, your body will continue to regrow hair; however, this hair growth will still be relatively thin.

At around six months after your procedure, your new hair will have blended in seamlessly with your original hair and can be cut and styled according to your preferences — And one year after your female receding hairline treatment FUE procedure, your new transplanted hair will be fully grown and mature.

Who performs the female hair transplants?

Any treatment of female hair loss using FUE requires the utmost skill and precision and should only be carried out by an experienced specialist at a registered clinic.

At our female hair loss clinic in Glasgow, Dr Bonaros will personally perform your FUE procedure so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

DHI with hair implanter pen direct hair implantation procedure in Glasgow Scotland by Dr Bonaros

If you still have questions about our female hair transplant procedure or the medications available to help you regrow your hair, contact our clinic and we will be happy to assist you. If you want to book a female hair loss frontal hairline treatment, call our clinic on 0141 340 9098 to schedule an appointment.

Dr Bonaros: Female Hair Loss Treatments Performed With Integrity

It is our mission at The Dr Bonaros Hair Transplant Clinic to provide every patient with advice that is not only ethical, honest and responsible, but is also tailored to their unique needs. Your well-being is our top priority, and we strive to deliver satisfying results through a patient-centric approach guided by trust, integrity, and the expertise of Dr Epameinondas Bonaros.

As Scotland’s only full member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a full member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), Dr Bonaros is one of the UK’s most qualified hair transplant surgeons.

So whether you are interested in treating female hair loss for the back of the head or on your crown with Minoxidil, or you are looking for an effective female hair transplant in Scotland, when you choose Dr Bonaros, you are partnering with a leading specialist and a team that truly cares.

Let us support your journey towards feeling like yourself again — Get in touch with our clinic today to schedule an appointment or to discuss how our female hair loss treatment options can help transform your appearance and renew your confidence.