What to expect
Hair transplant surgery can take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours, depending on the technique used and how many grafts you need transplanting.
Procedures are carried under local anaesthetic and you can return home the same day.
You’ll need a week off work for a desk job and a fortnight off work if you do anything strenuous
Definitely NO GYM and no heavy lifting for a fortnight.
This is a once in a lifetime procedure and will cost a lot of money so don’t cut corners. Demand the very best from your provider and choose wisely.
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A hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure that transfers hair from the donor area (with strong, healthy, permanent hair) to the affected area (crown, hairline etc).
All the surgeons that we work with are GMC & CQC Registered. Many surgeons will choose to join a professional body such as the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) or BAHRS (British association of Hair Restoration Surgery). Those that are members of a recognised professional organisation such as The Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh will not usually register with any of the voluntary bodies
We have hosted over 2000 Hair Transplant patients around the UK and are proud of our record.
We are a small business, but we get about a bit.
Our sincere thanks go to all the hair transplant surgeons that have helped us over the years including
Dr Harris Haseeb – Dr Ashish Dutta – Dr Mohamed Mohamed – Dr Ismail Ughratdar – Dr Hassan Nurein – Dr Nestor Demosthenous – Dr Riaz Raza – Dr Pragyan Sahu – Dr Mir Malkani – Dr Andre Nel – Dr Michael May – Dr Panteh-a Sabbagh – Dr Luca De Fazio – Dr Nyla Raja (ARTAS) – Dr Eibi Iniekio – Dr Nisar Mahmood – Dr Umar Khan – Dr Manish Mittal – Dr Ducu Botoaca – Dr Rohit Seth – Dr Amr Khalil
FUE or FUT Hair Transplant up to 3000 Grafts* (6000 Hairs) in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, London Harley Street, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow or Sheffield.
Comprehensive 12 month aftercare package including the HRP range from Pharma Hermetic
Dedicated patient coordinator available 24/7.
Ongoing support and hair loss advice.
*The number of grafts that we can extract in a single session is determined by the quality and density of your donor area. We will not over-harvest your precious donor area and there will be no discernible signs of thinning after your procedure.
Most procedures take between 4 and 8 hours depending on the number of grafts involved and the complexity of the treatment plan. One thing is for certain. We never rush your procedure and we only have one patient at a time so it will take as long as it takes to get the best outcome.
The procedure itself is painless. The surgeon will inject your scalp with local anaesthetic before we begin. We administer baby needles first of all to numb the area before the actual needles these days so the main injections don’t really hurt much and hardly anybody starts crying. If you’ve ever had a tattoo then this will be a walk in the park. Can feel a bit raw afterwards, especially in the donor area but this usually subsides within a couple of days.
We all heal differently but in general terms you’ll be able to feel a bit of fuzz after about 3 months and most of the hair should be visible after around 6 months. It’s common to be a bit underwhelmed with the progress after 6 months or so but things will continue to thicken up for the next year or so and you’ll see continued improvement. It is not possible to implant the same density of grafts that you were born with so it’s important to manage your expectations and not not to allow yourself to fall for any sales patter.
Transplanted hair is guaranteed to grow for life. We take the donor grafts from the permanent zone at the back of your head.
A graft usually contains 2 hairs. Sometimes there is only 1 hair in a graft and sometimes there are 3 .
You will achieve an average of 2.1 hairs per graft. Do not be misled
An important aspect of any hair transplant is the transection rate. This is the percentage of grafts that are damaged during the extraction process. We examine the extracted grafts under a microscope and if the transection rate rises above 2% we halt the procedure and re-examine our technique and instruments to ensure that we are doing all that we can to protect each precious graft.
You will not average more than 2 hairs per graft. !
Hopefully one procedure will be enough. Transplanted grafts will be there for life but a hair transplant does not stop ongoing hair loss so ways to keep your existing hair should be discussed. We include a comprehensive 12 months aftercare kit to help you to manage any ongoing hair loss.
Patients who are having an FUE procedure need to shave the back of the head so that we can accurately extract the grafts. You do not need to shave the recipient area but it does make it easier to place the grafts if you shave your whole head.
If you are having FUT surgery you do not need to shave your head.
You will always have a chance to chat with your surgeon and to visit the clinic before booking your hair transplant. We will coordinate with the medical team to produce an accurate treatment plan to ensure that everything is agreed in advance of your surgery date. Don’t book a hair transplant without first speaking to the surgeon who will be performing your procedure.
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We guarantee that at least 95% of the new grafts will grow successfully. Sometimes people don’t get a great result for one reason or another and we are pretty much no quibble when it comes to retreating when necessary. Sometimes patients will want to add a little more density to their hairline and we are always happy to offer these small thickening procedures at a fair price for our exsiting customers.
You should not go near a sun bed for at least 6 months. In fact you really shouldn’t go on a sun bed ever again.
For crown thinning, If you have a hair transplant but don’t take steps to manage the ongoing hair loss you can end up with a lovely tuft of hair in the middle of your crown looking like palm trees on the moon.
Sapphire blades are preferred by some surgeons and we are happy to offer Sapphire FUE if that’s what floats your boat
DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)
We offer DHI with an experienced surgeon and team. You will still need to shave your donor area
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and inserting them, one by one, onto the balding or thinning areas.
The surgeon uses a specialised punch device, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm – 0.9mm, to extract complete follicular units. This separates the surrounding tissue from the unit, minimising trauma and scarring and improving the hair transplant results.
We then delicately place each graft into the recipient area.
As the treatment is minimally invasive, the scarring is negligible and you can have your hair as short as you like
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves removing a narrow strip of hair-bearing scalp from the donor area and implanting it into the bald or thinning areas.
The strip from the donor area is dissected to garner the grafts. Using microscopes the team will extract the hairs from from the tissue and prepare them for implanting.
The implantation process is identical for both FUT and FUE Procedures
You will have a scar on your scalp and will need to keep your hair at grade 3 or above at the back in order to hide the scar
Since FUE does not leave a linear scar (like FUT), patients can cut and style their hair without restrictions.
With FUT, the donor area will be left with a small linear scar, which can be hidden by the hair around it. Patients are advised not to cut their hair too short (i.e. below a number 3).
With FUT procedures the grafts are extracted under microscopes and there is a lower transection rate (damaged grafts).
Both methods have their merits and we are always happy to help you to make an informed choice on your best way forward.
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Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.
Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.
To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –
Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.