Hair Transplants

   

A hair transplant is a minor surgery that transplants hair from the donor area (with strong, healthy hair) to the affected area (crown, hairline).

We have decades of experience in FUE & FUT hair transplant surgery. Our surgeons are members of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) and have been catalysts in developing and innovating hair transplant methods in the UK and abroad.

How long is the hair transplant surgery?

The procedure only takes a few hours, and you can return home the same day.

How long will the hair transplant results last?

The results are permanent.

How many hair transplants do I need?

If often takes only one transplant to completely reverse hair loss. However, this depends on your stage of hair loss, how much area of the scalp you are covering and your desired results.

FUE

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and grafting them, one by one, onto the balding or thinning areas.

Method

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. He then delicately places each graft into the affected area.

As the treatment is minimally invasive, there is no detectable scarring. The transplant is carried out under local rather than a general anaesthetic, eliminating risks and downtime associated with other medical procedures.

In most cases, patients are able to return to work the next day.

FUT

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.

Method

The strip from the donor area is dissected to garner the grafts. The surgeon divides it into approximately 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts. The number and type of graft used depends on the hair type, quality, and colour as well as the size of the area where it will be transplanted.

After the grafts are prepared, the surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be placed, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes.

The hair transplant will take approximately four to eight hours, and is usually performed under local anaesthesia.

Why are there 2 different types of hair transplant methods, FUE and FUT?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of procedures.

Since FUE does not leave a linear scar (like FUT), patients can cut and style their hair without restrictions.

However, the one limitation of FUE transplants, compared to FUT, is that there will be a lower limit to how many grafts you can have implanted in one transplant.

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).

FUT also allows patients to have a greater number of grafts in a session compared to FUE.

Visual Representation of the FUE & FUT Hair Transplant Methods

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