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Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Thinning hair or an unusually high hairline can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from wearing certain styles.

At the Chicago Hair Institute, Dr. Raymond J. Konior and Dr. Sahar Nadimi provide personalized and innovative hair loss treatment for women.

Wondering how hair loss treatment at our Chicago, IL, area office can transform your self-image and give you peace of mind?

Top 3 Benefits of Visiting Our Hair Loss Specialists

Professional Diagnosis

In order to determine whether a restoration procedure is right for you, Dr. Konior will first identify the cause of hair loss by performing a professional evaluation. As a part of your exam, we may perform laboratory blood tests, scalp biopsies, and a full medical history evaluation to precisely determine the cause of your hair loss and whether the condition can be corrected using surgical methods.

Carefully Planned Procedure

We never recommend surgery unless it can treat your unique condition, so a careful diagnosis is very important. We also want to ensure that your results meet your expectations, so we work closely with you to discuss your goals and determine whether they can be met with surgery. In order to offer the safest, most effective solutions, we have undergone advanced training and work with internationally renowned experts in the field.

Life-Changing Results

A full head of healthy hair can dramatically transform your facial features, helping you feel more feminine and more beautiful. Because we carefully screen every candidate at our Chicago practice, we can accurately predict great results. Most times, the results of good female candidates rival those of men. By regaining your feminine locks, you can feel more confident in all areas of your life.

Ready to Regain Your Youthful Appearance?  Schedule a Consultation with Our Surgeons

You don't have to cover your forehead or head with hats and scarves. With the help of Dr. Konior, you can conceal thinning and achieve realistic, permanent hair growth in just a few sessions. Men and women from all over the world visit Dr. Konior because he is a renowned hair restoration surgeon with many notable accolades:

  • Founder of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Author of several published research papers
  • Voted a "Top Doctor in the Chicago Metro Area" for 17 consecutive years
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To speak with us about your concerns, request a consultation online or call our Chicago office at:

(630) 932-9690

"The whole experience is just top-notch!"


kathy “KathyAnnie” august


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Dr Nadimi and her staff are outstanding.

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Cheryl Koby


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I would like to give the highest praise to Dr Sahar Nadimi and all of her staff. Everybody there is very warm and friendly and treats you like family, the office is very warmly inviting and clean, and the whole experience is just top-notch! If you are considering one of the services she provides, I hope you look into an appointment with her. You won't have to look anywhere else.

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A Brief Overview  of What to Expect

According to an article released by Harvard Health Publishing, one-third of all women will experience alopecia (hair loss) at some point in their lifetime. Because female baldness is considered less socially acceptable than it is in men, the condition can bring about strong feelings of self-consciousness

Our medical team in Chicago is proud to offer surgical solutions, which typically generate more reliable, permanent results than over-the-counter treatments like minoxidil (Rogaine®). During our transplant procedures, we will take healthy hair follicles from another area of your scalp that is not affected by baldness and carefully transplant the hair follicles into the areas of concern. To ensure that your procedure is comfortable and carefully performed, treatments are typically performed over several sessions

Determining the Cause & Finding a Solution

Many female hair loss patterns can be classified using the Ludwig classification system. The Ludwig system divides progressive female hair loss into three stages:
Stages I, II, and III of hair loss

Understanding Hair Shedding vs. Hair Loss

Both hair shedding and hair loss can feel overwhelming. Trying to determine which one you are experiencing may only add more stress. Our doctors are here to determine if you are experiencing hair shedding or true hair loss and to provide effective treatment as needed. 

Hair Shedding

It is completely natural to shed anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs each day. Sometimes women will begin to shed more than average and believe they are experiencing hair loss. However, in many cases they are simply experiencing excessive shedding that will subside on its own in time. 

Excessive shedding can occur after giving birth, losing more than 20 pounds, suffering from stressful life situations, and more. It can be difficult to determine the cause of excessive shedding because the shedding itself sometimes does not appear until months after the inciting incident. Hair shedding typically stops within six to nine months after the cause is resolved. 

Hair Loss

Hair loss is defined by your hair having a physical inability to grow. This is different from shedding and requires medical intervention.

True hair loss can emerge seemingly out of nowhere and be extremely pronounced. The first sign of true hair loss for women is typically a widening part or a less full ponytail. A gradually receding hairline is also an indicator. Other signs of sudden hair loss include bald areas appearing within just a day or two, masses of hair falling out when you brush or comb, and in some cases near-total hair disappearance. Hair loss may also be occurring if you notice missing hair in other parts of the body, like your eyebrows or nasal hairs. 

Regain Your Feminine Locks

The various causes of female hair loss are discussed by Dr. Sahar Nadimi, a hair restoration specialist. She strives to understand each patient's concerns and goals so she can recommend the best treatment. Her extensive knowledge and training allow patients to regain one of their most distinctive features to feel beautiful again.

Receive Personalized, Elite Hair Treatment

Our doctors personally perform every hair treatment procedure, whether major or minor. We make this commitment because we have a true passion for improving lives through hair restoration. Call (630) 932-9690 or write to request your customized care

Treatment at Chicago Hair Institute: "best experience ever"

I recently had a procedure done with doctor Nadimi. Incredibly knowledgeable and makes sure you completely understand and are aware of what you want. Best experience ever. The staff is amazing. Karen is so helpful and answers all of your questions, my whole experience with doctor Nadimi and her team was fantastic! Sheems Mohideen

We Can Treat a Thinning Crown

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In contrast to men, widespread thinning throughout the crown is a more common concern among our female patients.

Want to Find out If You Are a Candidate? Schedule a Virtual Consultation

The best way to determine whether hair restoration surgery is right for you is to schedule a virtual consultation. Simply take these steps:

  • Take photos of your head and scalp from various angles including the back of your head, which will act as the donor region.
  • If you have a high forehead, use a marker to draw your ideal hairline and take a photo of your desired results.
  • Send Dr. Konior a message that includes details about your hair growth goals, previous surgery, and the use of any therapies such as minoxidil (Rogaine).
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Our team will respond to your message as soon as possible. To learn more, request your consultation online or call the Chicago Hair Institute at:

(630) 932-9690

Our Results Speak For Themselves!

This patient underwent surgical hair restoration to fill a thinning area of the scalp. You can see the patient has no noticeable scarring and natural-looking results.
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Our Unique Approach Ensures Comfort  & Beautiful Results

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Before we begin each procedure, we will apply a gentle local anesthetic to your scalp to ensure that you do not feel any discomfort during treatment. While some patients experience some discomfort or tightness while healing from surgery, these side effects can typically be relieved with over-the-counter medication. 

As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Konior is familiar with the intricate patterns in which hair grows from the scalp. He combines a keen eye for detail with a specialized skillset to carefully place each hair follicle in a position where it will look natural and provide effective coverage.

Every staff member at the Chicago Hair Institute has an in-depth understanding of how females' appearances should look in comparison to men's, which allows us to produce incredibly natural-looking results.

Highly Reviewed by Our Patients

"Dr. Nadimi is one of the most precise physicians I have met with... She is very informative, professional, and motivated. She thoroughly elaborated on all the question I had. The office staff is also very kind, yet professional, which allowed me to feel very welcomed. Something I always appreciate! I highly recommend Dr. Sahar Nadimi for all of your cosmetic desires!" Stephanie D.

Surgery vs. Over-the-Counter Treatment

One of the most popular and widely used treatments for hair loss is minoxidil (widely marketed as Rogaine). Minoxidil can often slow the effects of alopecia, but it typically does not restore hair that has already been lost. Meanwhile, minoxidil is not an effective treatment option if you have already lost hair or have scarring. For many patients suffering from hair loss, surgery is generally the surest way to cover bald spots across the scalp. However, rest assured that we will never recommend surgery unless we are certain that a non-surgical solution cannot help you achieve your goals.

Let Us Find the Right Solution for You

With more than 30 years of experience helping patients enhance their appearance and self-confidence, Dr. Konior is qualified to find the best solution for your needs. 

Dr. Sahar Nadimi is one of the few female surgeons who is board-certified in both hair restoration and facial plastic surgery. Forehead reduction surgery is her specialty.

We understand that hair loss can be a source of tremendous anxiety and self-consciousness for women. You can expect to be treated with the utmost compassion under our care as we work to meet your needs. You can schedule a consultation at our Chicago, IL, office today online, or call us directly:

(630) 932-9690

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Our friendly surgeons are ready to meet you.

We Can Repair Poorly Performed Restorations

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Some women have unfortunately received hair loss treatment that failed to meet their needs. This can be the case if their surgeon simply did not have the level of skill necessary for success, or if their hair loss treatment was performed before the emergence of today's techniques. 

If you are unsatisfied with your current hair loss treatment results, reach out to our expert Chicago team about repairing your restoration. Our elite surgeons use state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to achieve the results our patients need. Examples of what we can do for you include correcting unnatural-looking sagittal grafts or performing a graft camouflage

Patients Even Come From Out of State For Treatment at The Chicago Hair Institute


Karen Perreira


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From my initial visit to the office to post op visits I was Extremely pleased! I'm am thrilled with the results already and it has Only been 2 weeks. Dr Nadimi's staff has been very professional, helpful and kind during the entire process!!

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I give the highest marks possible to Dr. Sahar Nadimi and her staff. I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did... My experience at the Chicago Hair Institute Clinic was A+++, and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you.

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Not All Women Are Candidates for Surgery

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Women with diffuse or progressive hair loss patterns are considered risky candidates for surgery. Unlike male pattern baldness, which has a well-recognized genetic basis, diffuse female hair loss is much more complicated and can have many causes.

Although some in this category make reasonable surgical candidates, the majority of those with a diffuse hair loss pattern cannot benefit from surgical intervention. Diffuse patterns often extend into the donor region and deplete the very reserves that are needed for restoration.

Therefore, proper diagnosis is necessary for women with diffuse loss in order to prevent unwarranted surgery and maximize the benefits of non-surgical therapy.

"Do Yourself a Favor."

"If you are like me, wondering the pros and cons of undergoing hair restoration. Just stop wondering, stop questioning! It will be the best thing you've ever done... hands down! Once you have overcome that hurdle... do yourself the favor and get it done by Dr Raymond Konior!" Christian Chouchani, September 2018
Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Chicago Hair Institute

Dr. Raymond J. Konior and the team at the Chicago Hair Institute offer world-class treatment backed by over 30 years of expertise in the field of hair restoration. Our doctors are nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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