Surgical solutions for female hair loss

There are many more solutions and options available for women with hair loss than ever before, including medication, hair replacement systems and human hair wigs. However, some people choose to take the surgical route.

The most commonly used surgical procedures for hair loss include:

Hair transplantation

This is where tiny ‘punch-holes’ of skin containing hair follicles are taken from donor areas such as the back of the head. These follicles are then implanted into areas where hair has fallen out or is thinning. This technique is mainly used for men with receding hairlines or women with bald patches, but it is not believed to be very effective on women with diffuse hair loss all over the scalp.

Scalp reduction

This procedure is mainly used to treat men with a receding hairline, but it can be used for female patients. It works by stretching areas of the scalp where hair is still present and removing bald areas of skin.

Whilst these techniques have improved a huge amount in recent years and are now quicker, more convenient and less painful, you should still carefully consider your options before choosing surgery.