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Hair Loss Treatment for Women

As a woman, 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 treatment at our Chicago, IL, area office can transform your self-image? Book a free consultation to find out.

Top 3 Benefits of Visiting Our Hair Loss Specialists

Professional Diagnosis

In order to determine whether a restoration procedure is right for you, Dr. Raymond J. Konior or Dr. Sahar Nadimi 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 with surgical methods.

Carefully Planned Procedure

We never recommend surgery unless it can treat your unique condition. 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 look, 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?  Request a Free Consultation With Our Surgeons

You don't have to cover your forehead or head with hats and scarves. With the help of Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi, you can conceal thinning and achieve realistic, permanent new 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
Dr. Konior
Dr. Konior

We offer a wide variety of treatments, from hairline surgery to eyebrow transplants. To speak with us about your concerns, request a consultation online or call our Oakbrook Terrace, IL, office serving Chicago at:

(630) 932-9690

"The whole experience is just top-notch!"

"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." Cheryl K., 5-Star Google Review

What to Expect During the Treatment Process

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 pattern 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 offers surgical solutions to female pattern hair loss, which typically generate more reliable, permanent results than over-the-counter treatments like minoxidil (Rogaine®). During our transplant procedures, we take healthy hair follicles from another area of the scalp that is not affected by female pattern baldness and carefully transplant the hair follicles into the areas of concern. Treatments are typically performed over several sessions to ensure your comfort. 

Determining the Cause & Finding a Solution

Most female pattern hair loss 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 help you do so and provide effective treatment as needed. 

Hair Shedding

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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, the excess shedding will subside on its own in time. 

Excessive shedding can occur after giving birth, losing more than 20 pounds, suffering from stress, 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

a woman with alopecia

Hair loss, or alopecia, is defined by the physical inability to grow hair. 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 is typically a widening part or a thinner 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 or masses of hair falling out when you brush. 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 pattern 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 M.

We Can Treat a Thinning Crown

Woman's thinning hair
Widespread thinning throughout the crown is a more
common concern among our female patients.

Want to Find Out If You're a Candidate? Schedule a Virtual Consultation

You can quickly find out whether hair restoration surgery is right for you through a virtual consultation. Just follow 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 our doctors a message that includes details about your hair growth goals, previous surgery, and the use of any therapies such as minoxidil (Rogaine).
treatment suite

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. She achieved natural-looking results with no visible scarring.
before hair restoration surgery
after hair restoration surgery

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. 

Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi are familiar with the intricate patterns in which hair grows from the scalp. They both combine 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 women's appearances should look in comparison to men's, which allows us to produce incredibly natural-looking results.

Our Chicago Practice Welcomes Patients From Around the World

Drs. Konior and Nadimi have earned their reputations as leading hair restoration specialists. Patients regularly visit from around the country and the globe to seek treatment with them. If you're visiting from out of town, we will go above and beyond to make your experience as easy and stress-free as possible. 

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 from Chicago and beyond 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 female pattern hair loss can be a source of tremendous anxiety and self-consciousness. You can expect to be treated with the utmost compassion under our care as we work to meet your needs. You can book a free consultation at our Oakbrook Terrace, IL, hair restoration office online, or call us directly:

(630) 932-9690

Practice doctors
Our friendly surgeons are ready to help you.

We Can Repair Poorly Performed Restorations

Woman checking hair with doctor

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

"Would highly recommend this clinic to anyone" This Patient Traveled to Chicago to Work With Dr. Nadimi

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. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order. The surgery I received was an FUT hair restoration, mainly of the front hairline, to cover an old scar, along with a few additional grafts in the crown region.  My experience at the Chicago Hair Institute Clinic was A+++, and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you. A. J., 5-Star Google Review

Not All Women Are Candidates for Surgery

Woman reviewing hairline in mirror

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 pattern 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.

Alopecia Areata Is a Disqualifying Factor

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes male and female pattern hair loss. It's different from traction alopecia or androgenetic alopecia, which is often a result of post-menopausal hormone changes. Unfortunately, patients with alopecia areata very rarely see success from hair restoration surgery, although treatment with corticosteroids or minoxidil can be effective. No matter the cause of your hair loss, our doctors will be here to help you find a solution.

"It will be the best thing you've ever done."

"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 C., 5-Star Google Review
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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