At the Harley Street Hair Clinic we’re experts in hair replacement, we exclusively perform FUE transplants for our patients. This leading-edge method of hair transplantation is highly technical and the most effective way of getting maximum value out of every donor hair.
Follicular Unit Extraction, sometimes referred to as follicular unit transplantation, is the modern technique of hair restoration. FUE is a more advanced method of hair transplants than previous techniques like strip harvesting transplantation or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
During an FUE transplant, a highly experienced doctor extracts hair follicles from the donor area, typically the back of the neck, using a specialised extraction instrument less than 1mm in diameter. Follicles are then transferred to the recipient area on your scalp and implanted using a powerful stereo microscope in groups of one to four hairs, just as they grow in nature.
This is a Minimally invasive,surgical procedure so you will remain fully conscious the whole time as only local anesthetic is required. Recovery time is short and the risk of complications is low.
After the procedure we will provide you with clear instructions on aftercare, as well as medication and topical treatments to give you the best result possible.
FUE differs from normal hair transplants in several ways. The first is that it is noticeable for not leaving any distinctive scars, or any noticeable changes (other than a renewed lease of life for your hair.)
Strip transplants, a method by which a piece of scalp covered in hair is removed in order to get hair follicles needed for transplantation, usually from the back of the head, leaves very distinctive lateral scars across the back of the head.
Strip transplant surgery also has a long recovery time, especially compared to FUE. FUE leaves some initial bleeding, but usually recovery is complete within 7 days. However, with strip harvesting, as a part of the scalp is removed, it can take weeks for the scars to heal over.
The results possible are of the highest quality and naturalness and undetectable which is the most significant advantage
Your donor hair is a precious resource
The critical thing to keep in mind is that hair transplants can only relocate hair from one part of your body to another: they can’t create donor hair. Your hair is a finite resource, and our doctors take absolute care to safeguard every hair during the procedure. No hairs are lost, dropped or damaged.
Donor hair is taken from places that are unaffected by hair loss. In men, this is typically the sides and back of the head. The individual follicles are then transplanted to the area of the scalp that requires attention.
This is why you cant afford not to go with the best clinic if you wish to get the optimum results possible.
The results of an FUE hair transplant
What makes FUE so remarkable is the way hairs are implanted: experienced specialists carefully map your hair growth before implantation so they know where and on what angle to place each follicle. It’s an exacting process that takes a lot of experience and expertise, but we believe the result is worth it: with a successful FUE transplant, donor hair grows, moves and feels the way it used to. This is the highest-quality hair transplant available.
As this is your natural hair, just moved from place to place, it will grow exactly as normal hair and is permanent. There is no need for pills and potions, just enjoy your natural hair.
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