What is an FUE hair transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the process of restoring hair loss by implanting healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp (the donor area), to an area of the scalp where there is thinning hair (the recipient area).
How successful are hair transplants?
FUE hair transplants are the most successful form of hair restoration. The modern approach to hair restoration leaves minimal scarring and 98% of people will have a successful transplant.
How much is a hair transplant?
The cost of a hair transplant varies between each patient and is dependent on different individual factors. Hair transplant cost starts at around £3,000 and can cost up to £15,000.
Do you offer Hair Transplant Finance?
Yes, we can provide 12 month interest-free credit agreements via our finance partner. Please ask for further details at your consultation.
How does a hair transplant work?
A hair transplant works by, a surgeon removing follicles from the donor area – this is a dense area of hair, usually found at the back of the scalp. The hair follicles are then prepared and transplanted into the recipient area of the scalp.
Do hair transplants work?
Yes – hair transplants are the most successful hair restoration procedure. They are typically more successful than over the counter hair restoration products and are longer lasting that popular hair loss medications.
Can I meet previous hair transplant patients?
Yes and we encourage you to research the limitations and possibilities of hair transplantation and can support you in making the correct decisions for you. Please register for our open days when we can arrange for you to meet with previous patients to examine the quality of our work.
What is Donor Management?
The donor hair available to patients during a lifetime is limited and we have to make the correct choice to ensure we select the best strategy to make sure the donor hair is used wisely over a patient’s lifespan. This is crucial to ensure patients gain the best result possible and be educated regarding the potential for future hair loss.
Where is the Procedure Performed?
The procedure is performed at our clinic where, as a private hospital, we have full access to an in-house pharmacy and onsite testing facilities.
Do I have to cut my hair short for a hair transplant?
In certain cases, we can transplant without cutting the hair short depending on the number of grafts required. However, in the majority of cases, we do cut the hair short to gain the maximum quality grafts possible.
Am I a suitable hair transplant candidate?
We always advise arranging a personal consultation as there are many variables to investigate including your age, family history of hair loss, and type of hair loss. These factors determine your overall suitability for treatment.
How many hair transplant procedures do I need?
The number of procedures required depends on your goals, your present level of hair loss and how this changes in the future. The majority of patients require 2 procedures in their lifetime.
How long before I see the hair transplant results?
The transplanted hair will begin to shed at 3-6 weeks post procedure and will then take a further 2-4 months to start re-growing. At around the 6 month stage we expect the regrowth to be at the half way stage and the final result is achieved at 12-14 months. The progress can vary and we recommend you attend the 6 month check up to review progress.
Will my hair transplant be natural?
We have a strict protocol that ensures we only have doctors completing the placement to ensure the naturalness of the final result. The FUE hair transplant procedure requires excellent surgical skills and natural artistic flair and we encourage you to view our gallery to see how we achieve the natural results which are the hallmark of a great hair transplant.
Can a hair transplant cover my whole head?
No, you need a sufficient amount of donor hair to fulfil a natural hair transplant. Due to this, it would not be possible for a hair transplant to cover the entire scalp.
How many hair transplants can you get?
In most cases, only one hair transplant is needed for a patient, however, for some, a second transplant will be needed in the future. It is possible to have more than one hair transplant if your doctor takes care of your donor area during your first hair transplant and takes into account the possibility of using donor hair for a second transplant.