Female Hair Transplant - Glasgow
Even though female hair loss is not as common as male hair loss (about 40% in women and 70% in men), many women across the United Kingdom struggle with losing their hair, which compels them to seek out treatments for permanent hair loss such as a female hair transplant procedure.
Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is committed to helping women across Scotland and the rest of the UK regain their confidence through a professional, custom hair transplant for women's hair loss using the minimally invasive FUE hair transplantation method.
No more hiding behind hats and scarves — let Dr Bonaros restore your hair and self-confidence with a personalised FUE treatment plan tailored to your unique situation and hair restoration goals.
Our Treatment Method for a Female FUE Hair Transplant
We understand that women often use their hair as a safety blanket, so seeing your hair disappear can seem like a sign of fading beauty and youth. Once the hair loss starts, a sense of hopelessness can begin to set in, and often, there is the idea that it is inevitable or unstoppable.
But there is hope and solutions in the form of female hair transplants.
The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is an advanced, sutureless surgical procedure to treat hair loss. A FUE transplant is done by harvesting hair follicles one by one from a donor area (typically the back of the head) under local anaesthesia and implanting these hair grafts into the bald spots.
This type of hair transplant for female pattern baldness and other types of hair loss is preferred over other techniques because it causes very little discomfort and has a quick recovery period. The results are also more aesthetically pleasing compared to other procedures because the scarring is virtually undetectable.
A female hair transplantation using FUE can be done on various parts of the head. If you want to reduce a high forehead, we can do a female hairline transplant. To replace thinning hair along the hairline, a frontal female hair transplant is effective. If you want to address thinning hair on the top of your head in the crown area, there are also crown hair transplants for women. And if you want to target hair loss on the mid-scalp area or by the temples, a mid-scalp or temple transplant is the best hair transplant procedure.
Data Based Hair Transplant Procedure
Before the surgery begins, we take photos with a polarising digital Trichoscope to identify the unique characteristics of your hair follicles such as the proportion of hair per graft and cross-sectional diameter of the shaft hair, as well as qualities such as hair direction, angles, and curls. This data is used to influence the micro-punch size used during the transplantation to minimise follicular transection and trauma.
Hair grafts are then extracted from the donor, either manually or using a specialised motorised tool before being inspected under high magnification microscopy to determine its specific attributes and suitability for transplantation. This is our standard practice for graft inspection and quality control.
Finally, the follicular units are placed in small holes that have been created in the recipient area. This is done using implanter pens, an advanced alternative to the forceps technique that uses a blade to make incisions on the skin and often results in trauma and desiccation of the grafts.
This type of hair transplant surgery allows us to make data-based decisions on the type and size of the equipment we will use and create the best treatment plans for our patients.
Ready to book your female hair transplant in Scotland at a leading hair transplant clinic? Get in touch with Dr Bonaros to book your hair transplantation or find out about our other hair loss treatments.
After Care Following Female Hair Transplants
Dr Bonaros takes the comfort of his patients before, during, and after the FUE hair transplant procedure seriously, which is why we provide detailed aftercare instructions and support to ensure you know how to care for your newly transplanted hair.
We will provide information on how to manage any discomfort, how to keep the donor and recipient areas clean, and how to avoid any activities that could negatively impact the results of your FUE transplant. In addition to these instructions, you will have access to a 24/7 support line staffed by experienced hair transplant professionals who can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Following your FUE hair transplant in Scotland, Dr Bonaros will also personally conduct a series of follow-up appointments to ensure that your recovery is progressing as expected. All of this is designed to give you peace of mind and ensure you receive the best results from your hair restoration surgery.
Whether you’re self-conscious about hair loss on your crown, as is often the case when women experience female pattern hair loss, or you’re interested in a hairline transplant for women, Dr Bonaros has the expertise to perform a FUE treatment safely and efficiently on both areas.
Fill in our online form and we’ll send you a free, detailed assessment and treatment plan for our hair transplant options for women.
Causes of Hair Loss in Women
For many years, there has been this false idea that hair transplant procedures are something exclusively offered to men. This is not the case as we know women also lose hair due to androgenetic alopecia (also known as female pattern baldness) in the same manner as men do.
But there are also other reasons why female patients may suffer from hair loss and hair thinning, some of which are exclusive to women. Some of the most common causes of hair loss in women include:
- Hormonal changes as a result of pregnancy, menopause, or the use of birth control pills
- Medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disease, precocious puberty, and anaemia
- Chemotherapy to treat cancer
- Certain medications or supplements
- Traction alopecia — a type of hair loss that occurs from tightly pulled hairstyles
- Heat products like hair dryers or straighteners can damage hair follicles, causing hair fall
- Stress caused by major life events or surgery can also cause women to suddenly lose hair
- Alopecia Areata
- Scarring alopecias, such as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Lichen Planopilaris
Hair loss also differs from woman to woman in terms of how the hair falls out and when it starts to happen. Most women tend to see hair thinning all over the head, starting in the centre hair part, and does not include the signature M-shaped receding hairline, even though that pattern can also occur. Most women also tend to lose their hair later in life than men do.
We know that women have different needs and concerns than men, so we know what treatment is most suitable. Discretion and one-on-one care are what we specialise in.
Whether you have female pattern hair loss or suffer from thinning hair, we can help to address your concerns with a FUE transplant. Get a
free online assessment from Dr Bonaros, our lead surgeon.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know having any procedure can be scary, which is why we like to be as transparent as possible about what a hair transplant for women using the Follicular Unit Extraction technique involves.
These are some common questions female patients have about our FUE treatment for hair loss:
Am I a suitable candidate for female hair transplant surgery?
When you have a consultation with Dr Bonaros regarding your suitability for the FUE procedure, he will consider various factors to determine whether you can expect effective from a FUE hair transplant.
Some of the factors that will determine your suitability for the female hair transplant procedure include your hair loss diagnosis, age, overall health, hair loss stability, and donor hair density.
How much does a female hair transplant cost?
Hair transplants for women have no set cost because it depends on the individual patient, their unique hair loss situation, and the amount of grafts that will be needed. The cost is also dependent on the hair transplant clinic you choose and the expertise of the hair transplant surgeon.
You may be able to get a discount at retail chain clinics, but in most cases, more than one procedure is often performed by the surgeon at a time and may even be left to poorly trained technicians.
Dr Epameinondas Bonaros believes in providing specialised attention to his patients because he knows how important a good hair transplant treatment is to building up and maintaining confidence.
Do I have to shave my head for the procedure?
Shaving is not always necessary and you definitely won’t need to shave the entire head if this is required, as is the case with other methods like FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
You may need to trim or shave only a portion of your hair, but if you have long hair, those shaved areas can be covered with the hair that has been left intact, making it almost unnoticeable.
What is the recovery period like after the transplant?
Knowing the recovery timeline after a FUE hair transplant helps you to understand how much time you are going to take off work (if any) and how long it will take to see the final results.
The FUE procedure Dr Bonaros uses at his hair transplant clinic in Glasgow is more advanced than older FUT methods. FUE surgery is less invasive, which allows for faster recovery times, so most people can expect to be fully healed and see results within a few weeks following the surgery.
The FUE treatment is probably your best choice if you are concerned about a faster recovery process, as there is no need to remove a strip of scalp from the back of the head, as is the case with older methods. This also means there is no linear scarring once the scalp has fully healed.
Do female hair transplants hurt?
The FUE procedure is carried out using local anaesthetic, so you will be fully awake but won’t feel any pain. After only mild discomfort from the injections, the rest of the hair transplant procedure is painless.
As for pain after the hair transplant surgery has been done, you might have some mild graze-like pain in the donor area from the small punches created during the harvesting and implantation process.
Will it be noticeable that I've had the FUE transplant procedure done?
The hair grafts are harvested in a homogeneous pattern with adequate spacing between harvest sites and is done in such a way that allows the remaining hair surrounding the donor site to cover the spots where the grafts have been taken from. Since the extraction of grafts is done at the back of the head, the remaining hair will also easily cover up the donor area.
As a result, when the procedure is performed by an experienced and knowledgeable hair transplant surgeon like Dr Bonaros, the effect is barely, if at all, noticeable.
How long after the treatment can I start wearing my favourite hairstyles again?
In the time period following a FUE hair transplant, you should take care to not do anything that will potentially compromise your newly implanted hair follicles and slow down new hair growth.
However, you don’t have to completely forgo all social events while you’re recovering from a female hair transplant. You can still style your hair as long as you rely on low to no-manipulation hairstyles and avoid using chemicals or relaxers. Dr Bonaros will be able to advise on this.
What is the female hair transplant success rate?
Female hair transplant procedures using the FUE method can have a success rate of between 95–100% if a knowledgeable and qualified surgeon does the operation.
Dr Epameinondas Bonaros focuses exclusively on performing and perfecting hair transplants in Scotland using FUE and has a proven track record of life-changing results.
To get a better idea of what Dr Bonaros can achieve with Follicular Unit Extraction surgery for women, you will be able to view before & after female hair transplant images in your consultation. You can also see various success stories in our Gallery.
Are there alternative hair loss treatments for women?
Still not sold on the benefits of a FUE hair transplant procedure? Or perhaps you’re not a suitable candidate for the surgery?
We also have medication available for female hair loss at our clinic in Glasgow in the form of Minoxidil. You can contact Dr Bonaros for a free consultation to see whether this is a safe and effective option for your specific female hair loss needs.
Dr Bonaros: Leading Female Hair Loss Specialist in Scotland
It is vital that female hair transplants are performed by a licensed surgeon as it decreases the risk of complications significantly and offers greater assurance of effective results. If a surgeon isn’t qualified and experienced in performing a FUE transplant, it can lead to grafts not taking to the implant sites.You can trust that you are in good hands with Dr Bonaros because he has all the medical credentials to perform professional female hair transplants. Not only is he a fully licensed and qualified hair transplant surgeon specialising in the FUE treatment, but he is also registered with the General Medical Council, an Affiliate Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a full member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS), and the only hair transplant surgeon in Scotland who is a full member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Using his wealth of experience as a hair restoration physician, Dr Bonaros is passionate about helping women across the United Kingdom combat their hair loss with safe, trusted hair transplant procedures.
Regain Your Confidence with FUE Hair Transplants for Women
Dr Bonaros’ mission is to provide honest, responsible, and ethical female hair loss treatments and advice tailored to your unique needs. He will use his years of expertise in hair restoration to ensure your well-being is the top priority. When patients leave our clinic after a FUE hair transplant procedure, we are happiest when we see them with regained confidence and an improved quality of life.
Dr Bonaros is supported by a professional team that cares about supporting you during your journey towards reclaiming your self-worth after suffering from female hair loss. You can feel safe from beginning to end while getting your hair transplant in Glasgow at our hair loss clinic.
Have more questions about our female hair transplant in Glasgow? Book a free Zoom consultation with Dr Bonaros and start your hair restoration journey towards confidence!