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Hair Loss in Women – Is There An Easy Solution?

Right from birth, hair is seen as an asset – how many parents keep that first curl? The society we’re in has created a world where hair is as much a part of our identity as our choice of clothes or makeup. Hair says something about us as individuals.

But what if you find your hair doesn’t meet society’s swishy, bouncy, glossy expectations?

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Female Hair Loss – The Social Stigma

Hair loss in women is one problem that isn’t talked about enough. It’s shrouded in embarrassment and shame, when in reality it’s something that affects more than 50% of women at some point in their lives.

That’s right – half of the women you know will have likely had an experience of losing hair.

Sadly, there’s still a social stigma surrounding hair loss in women specifically, that prevents open and frank conversations about causes and possible solutions.

But at Elite Aesthetics, we’re breaking that barrier down – because hair loss in women can be life changing and frightening for many.

We’re here to help by giving people a space to share their stories, worries and experiences, as well as provide the latest preventative and restorative solutions.

Why Do Women Lose Their Hair?

Hair loss in women comes in different forms – it can be total hair loss from all over your body, known as alopecia, to a more localised thinning on the head. There are many things that lead to female hair loss, it can be genetic or be triggered by a life event such as;


It’s hardly the surprise of the century that stress is bad for you. Prolonged stress can lead to serious health complications such as heartburn, insomnia, headaches and even heart attacks. But did you know it can also cause hair loss in women too? High anxiety or stress causes the hair follicles to skip their usual growth phases, going straight to the shedding stage. Leading to thinner hair or even bald patches.

Poor Diet

Eating too many processed foods or not getting enough vital vitamins and protein can affect your body’s ability to grow and sustain new hair. Studies show that a diet that includes vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin B complex can encourage and enhance strong, healthy hair, countering hair loss in women. Deficiencies through poor diet – or high stress- can lead to hair loss and thinning.

Women Pulling Hair from Hairbrush


Menopause brings about a decline in oestrogen and progesterone, the hormones responsible for maintaining healthy hair. Throughout ‘the change’ you may notice that your hair becomes thinner and grows more slowly.

Menopause is such an important topic when it comes to hair loss in women that we’ve written a whole blog post on it – you can read it here… 


No one mentions hair loss after having a baby, do they? But it’s incredibly common. The cause is hormone-related once again, with many new mothers reporting huge clumps of hair falling out for up to a year after giving birth. The drop in oestrogen and progesterone accounts for most postpartum hair loss, but other issues can play a role too. Things like a change in ferritin (the blood protein that stores iron) can cause ongoing hair loss too.

Excessive Styling and Treatment

Tight hairstyles and chemical treatments cause damage to the hair shaft, expediting the shedding process of the hair. While the new hair is protected by the scalp, there can be periods of time where regrowth is slow and hair appears patchy.

Taking Action – What You Can Do About It

Just because something naturally happens, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

Fortunately, there are different ways that hair loss in women can be managed, each offering a range of non-surgical solutions to inhibit baldness and encourage regrowth.

Vaginal Tightening BBC Dr Shirin Lakhani
Dr Shirin on the BBC

BHRT – For Hormonal Hair Loss in Women

You’ve probably heard of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), the process where synthetic hormones are used to replace a woman’s depleting reserves. While HRT has helped many women going through menopause, it’s not without some side effects.

And that’s where BHRT is different.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural solution to the decline in oestrogen and progesterone. By using hormones derived from plant oestrogens that are identical in makeup to those that our bodies produce, you can reduce any potential side effects.

At Elite Aesthetics, we recognise the benefits of using a more natural product that can be tailored to your specific needs, rather than a catch-all chemical solution. We have a process where we can ensure that you receive the right Bio-Id HRT levels to leave you feeling like you have complete control over your body.

For more detailed information about BHRT, you can read our blog post here. 


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Viviscal Professional – For Reduced Shedding & Faster Growth

Viviscal Professional Hair Supplement is one of the most cutting-edge yet simple ways to nourish and promote hair growth. This clinically proven solution has undergone extensive research and trials over the past three decades, resulting in a powerful drug-free supplement that has the ability to change lives.

Elite Aesthetics can arrange a postal subscription service where three months’ supply is delivered directly to your door, making the process of regaining your confidence that much easier.

To read more information about Viviscal Professional, including reviews, take a look here. 

Viviscale Professional Before and After
Viviscal Professional Before and After

PRP Hair Treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy or Vampire Hair Restoration is one of our most effective solutions for hair loss in women. Based on a foundation of extensive scientific study, the proven results speak for themselves.

PRP uses platelets extracted from your own blood (hence the term vampire!) to stimulate your hair regrowth. The non-surgical process is minimally invasive and although it sounds uncomfortable, is far less invasive than you’d think.

The regenerating platelet-rich plasma is introduced to the hair follicles using a microneedling device. Our aesthetician applies a local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. Many of our patients say that the process is relatively pain-free, and the popularity of this treatment speaks for itself.

So if you’re looking for a minimally invasive procedure that can have an incredible impact, click here to learn more… 

What’s The Right Treatment For You?

Finding the right hair loss treatment for you is important if you want the best results.

To get started on your journey to regaining confidence and control, just book a consultation with one of our caring and compassionate team members.

At Elite Aesthetics, we have many years of experience in helping women from all walks of life to overcome hair loss, offering a sympathetic and reassuring approach. Our hair treatments provide a variety of non-invasive, non-surgical approaches that give you incredible results in a kind and compassionate environment.

Whatever the reason for your hair loss, it can be a distressing and worrying time. However, you can be assured that we have some incredible solutions that can help.

Click here to get in touch and find out more about solutions for hair loss in women

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

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Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is Save Face accredited, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health, NHS England and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

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09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

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08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

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20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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