Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Prevent further hair loss, and boost your confidence with hair restoration procedures from Hillside Hair Clinic

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Prevent further hair loss, and boost your confidence with hair restoration procedures from Hillside Hair Clinic. When it comes to tackling the complex world of female hair loss, there's a wide range of options available to you.

Beautiful blonde woman with long, healthy , straight and shiny hair. Hairstyle loose hair

Medical (Non-Surgical) Treatments

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Other popular options which may be offered elsewhere are: Medication, Topical Minoxidil and shampoo,

Tablets – spironolactone, Vitamins, Diet - Alkaline diet or low glycaemic foods, and Wigs.

Please note that child-bearing women should not be using finasteride.

In our clinic here are some of the top causes of female baldness we encounter:

  • Post-Partum

    (telogen effluvium)

  • Thyroid Problems

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Alopecia Areata

  • The pill

  • Blood thinners

  • Warfarin

  • Crash diets

  • Tight hairstyles

  • Chemotherapy

    & radiotherapy

  • Stress

What our patients have to say about us...

My hair is looking thicker and fuller

Dr Ismael & his team did a brilliant job and not even 5 weeks after the procedure people are already noticing that my hair is looking thicker and fuller than it was before the procedure and the full impact hasn’t even started yet. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in 6 months…

Anonymous Hillside Hair Clinic Patient

Crucially she listened to my concerns and was able to be open and honest about what we could achieve

Really happy with my initial consultation with Regina. Regina not only took me through the whole process step by step but crucially she listened to my concerns and was able to be open and honest about what we could achieve with my hair density.

Hussain Shah

Both the doctor and the technicians were fantastic from start to finish

Very happy with my experience. Did a combined FUT and FUE transplant. Both the doctor and the technicians were fantastic from start to finish. Would recommend to anybody planning to do the same thing.

Richard Beaumont

Very relaxing environment, with impressive and knowledgeable clinic manager

I attended the Hillside Nottingham Clinic today. Very relaxing environment, impressive and knowledgeable clinic manager, Regina. Premium Hair Transplant Clinic.

Sam Hunt

Honestly worth every penny

I recently had a new hairline implanted at hillside. Excellent team from start to finish! Dr Ali and Regina very professional and welcoming. Literally made me feel so relaxed and all the way through out made sure I was ok. The after care has been 10/10. Honestly worth every penny.

Kasim Nawaz

I received comprehensive information, advice and recommendations

Had my first consultation with Hillside. Strong core beliefs in promoting ethical values. I received comprehensive information, advice and recommendations from professionals and experts in the industry. I have been to numerous clinics whose aim was to make sales, I had even received incorrect advice and subsequently had the wrong treatments… but Hillside are unique.

Rosul Miah

Approachable and easy to talk to.

Very good service from Dr Ali and the team who are approachable and easy to talk to. Recommended highly for information and expertise in this area.


It’s not just the procedure, its the pre op, the post op care that makes the difference.

Hillside stood out from the rest no pushy sales pitch, friendly, great advice, and a much needed reality check. The team make you feel like a VIP and want to provide a ‘boutique’ experience. But it’s not just the procedure, its the pre op, the post op care that makes the difference.

Max Telero

The transplant procedure done at hillside was completely smooth sailing

I was initially very nervous about getting the procedure but on the day I was made the feel at ease and more relaxed about the whole thing, mainly due to the professionalism of everyone involved and how welcoming and nice they were. I am only on 4 months post op but I am already seeing…

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Can not describe how happy I am

Can not describe how happy I am. Every single member of staff was amazing, helpful, kind. It is a stress free building. I would highly recommend hillside hair clinic to everyone what an amazing place. If I could have another hair transplant then I’d be there again tomorrow. Very big thankyou to all the staff

Sam Smedley

Diagnosing what causes female hair loss

Before we can look at treatments we need to understand the cause of your hair loss. The cause of which will dictate the treatment we recommend. Here’s a few ways in which we can determine what is causing your hair to thin:

1. Inspection of the scalp for inflammation, scaling and erythema. It is important to determine whether hair loss is associated with scalp scarring.

2. If you have non-scarring alopecia, the causes can include androgenic alopecia, telogenic effluvium, alopecia areata, and tinea capitis. Non scarring alopecias demonstrate visible follicular units while scarring alopecias are devoid of follicular units.

3. If you have scarring alopecia the causes can include discoid lupus erythematosus, lichen planus, severe fungal, viral or bacterial infection, injury or burn.

4. The “Pull Test”- a useful ancillary test, approximately 60 hairs are grasped between the thumb, index finger and middle finger, from the base near the scalp, and firmly but not forcefully tugged away from the scalp. If more than 10% or six hairs are pulled away from the scalp, this constitutes a positive pull test and implies active hair shedding. The patient must not shampoo for at least one day prior to this test.

At Hillside we recommend, that because of the complexity of female hair loss, you should come in for a free private consultation, screening for treatable causes is essential and our medical doctor will discuss this with you.

Blood tests required when investigating causes of female baldness

  • Full Blood Count (FBC)
  • Ferritin serum iron and total iron binding capacity
  • B12 and folate
  • HbA1c, blood sugar
  • T3, T4 and TSH
  • In women with hyperandrogenism and such virilising signs such as hirsutism, acne or irregular periods please check free testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Other hormones- Prolactin, FSH, LH oestrogen and progesterone
  • Vitamin D
  • Pregnancy test (if proceeding with surgery)
  • If confirmed scarring alopecia due to discoid lupus erythematosus, an anti-nuclear antibodies examination must be performed

About one-third of women will suffer from hair loss in their life. In postmenopausal women two thirds of women suffer hair loss. This has a psychological and social impact, affecting their quality of life.

In female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) the pathological process is slightly more complex as the female still has testosterone which can be converted to DHT. However they have reduced amounts of 5 alpha reductase. As a result the amount of DHT produced is a lot less, hence they do not have complete baldness during the miniaturisation process. Also, in female pattern hair loss it is an inherited condition occurring anytime during and post menopause.

Women also have an enzyme called aromatase which converts testosterone to oestrogen so depending on the genetic background, early female hair loss can occur. Most female hair loss occurs after menopause as a result of decreased oestrogen and the effect of the male hormone becomes more apparent which leads to the process of miniaturisation but to a lesser extent.

There are 3 types of female hair loss described as Ludwig 1, 2 and 3. Our free consultation is tailored to suit your needs. When you get in touch we’ll explain what is causing your type of hair loss and how we recommend we treat it.


Ludwig diagram


Example of Type 1

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