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 provides personalized and innovative hair loss treatment for women.

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

Ready to Regain Your Youthful Appearance? 
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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 world-renowned hair restoration surgeon with various 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. Sahar Nadimi joined Chicago Hair Institute to learn Dr. Konior's advanced techniques and carry them on in the future.  To speak with us about your concerns, request a consultation online or call our Chicago office at:

(630) 932-9690

Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi
Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi
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Just a great guy , he would excel at anything he does ,affable and down to earth , had a few sessions with DR. KONIOR and each one of them was like the first ,a complete analysis, followed by a thorough explanation of the pending procedure , and the results were always beyond expectations the whole staff from Tom in reception to the nurses that do the initial prep work , "you could not ask for a better staff" .

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I did extensive research and came to he conclusion he is the best and the world. If you don't believe me then please spend a good 6 months investigating and if you go elsewhere then good luck! He spent 17 hours on my surgery and did ALL of the graft work. Yes he has a team of technicians to assist him (HT's are not a one man job). His overall manner and enthusiasm are first class and the results will astonish you. The only downside is he is booked out for months in advance so be prepared to wait a long time for surgery or consultation. It is well worth it. He is contactable via email and answers questions usually within 24 hours. By the way, I travelled 6,000 miles for my HT.

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 (or 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

Illustration showing severities of female hair loss

Many female hair loss patterns can be classified using the Ludwig classification system. The Ludwig system divides progressive female hair loss into three stages. 

Regain Your Feminine Locks

The various causes of female hair loss are discussed by Dr. Sahar Nadimi. She strives to understand each patient's concerns and goals so she can recommend the best treatment. Her extensive knowledge and training allow her and Dr. Konior to help women regain one of their most noticeable features so they can feel beautiful again.

Conditions We Can Treat with Surgery

Those who have stable or localized hair recession generally make excellent candidates for surgical hair restoration at the Chicago Hair Institute. This is because they typically have excellent donor hair reserves that are capable of achieving a full restoration in the affected area. This category includes those with:

Surgery vs. Over-the-Counter Treatment

One of the most popular and widely used treatments for hair loss is minoxidil (also marketed as Rogaine). Minoxidil can often slow the effects of alopecia, but it typically does not restore hair that has already been lost. Therefore, it is not an effective treatment option if you have already lost hair or have scarring. For the right candidate, surgery will typically be the surest way to cover bald spots across the scalp.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

BEFORE SURGERY - GENERAL VIEW OF THE THINNING AREA

Before hair restoration

BEFORE SURGERY - DEMARCATION OF THE TREATMENT AREA

Before hair restoration

AFTER SURGERY - FRONTAL VIEW OF RESTORATION

After hair restoration

AFTER SURGERY - CLOSE UP VIEW

After hair restoration

However, Some Women May Not Be Good Candidates for Surgery

Candidates 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. Unfortunately, diffuse patterns often extend into the donor region and deplete the very reserves that are needed for restoration. Therefore, proper diagnosis and careful patient selection are mandatory for women with diffuse loss in order to prevent unwarranted surgery and maximize the benefits of non-surgical therapy.

Prior to considering hair transplantation for a female patient, it is necessary to identify the cause of the hair loss. Hair loss arising from many medical conditions can typically be corrected without surgery.

We will begin by evaluating the cause of your hair loss at our Chicago office with a scalp biopsy or blood tests. In some cases, medical management such as prescription medication can treat the disorder, stop hair loss, and possibly restore some of the lost hair. 

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.

Conditions That Can Benefit from Non-Surgical Care

If you are losing hair because of a medical condition, you may not be a good candidate for surgical hair restoration. These conditions include:

We Can Treat Thinning and More

Woman's thinning hair
In contrast to men, widespread thinning throughout the crown is an even more common complaint 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 use of any therapies such as minoxidil.

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

I'm worried about discomfort. Is the procedure painful?

Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority

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

Our Unique Approach Ensures Beautiful Results

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.

What Our Patients Are Saying about Us

"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

Chicago Hair Institute

At the Chicago Hair Institute, we welcome men and women who want to correct hair loss or enhance their look with cosmetic surgery. Dr. Konior is a world-renowned hair restoration surgeon with various prestigious affiliations: 

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

As a result of his contributions to the world of hair restoration surgery, Dr. Konior has been voted one of the "Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area" for 17 consecutive years. Ready to see one of the nation's leading hair transplant surgeons? Request an appointment online or call us at (630) 932-9690.

Our friendly team is ready to meet you.
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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