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Will my hair transplant look natural?

By Alex

When it comes to getting a hair transplant one thing most people will worry about is if a hair transplant will look natural.

Getting a hair transplant to look natural relies on a number of different factors from the specialist that does the transplant to the quality of the donor area. Nobody wants to pay for a hair transplant that doesn’t look natural, so today we’re telling you a few ways to ensure you get the most natural looking hair transplant possible.

Pick FUE over FUT

One of the most important factors to ensuring your hair transplant will look as natural as possible is to get an FUE hair transplant. FUE is the modern technique of hair transplantation and is more advanced than older methods such as FUT.

During an FUE hair transplant, a highly experienced doctor will extract hair follicles from the donor area (at the back and side of the scalp) with the use of a tiny specialised extraction tool. The follicles are then transferred to the recipient area with the use of a micro surgical needle. Each individual graft is then inserted at an angle and density to replicate the natural hair growth pattern, this resembles natural and realistic results.

FUT hair transplants use a slightly older technique and the results do not always look as natural. The procedure involves removing a strip of tissue from the back of the scalp, once extracted, the donor strip is cut into individual follicular units. The grafts are then inserted to the recipient area. FUT hair transplants can cause obvious scaring to the back of the scalp, which makes the hair transplant look quite obvious.

Pick to a good clinic with a good doctor

Your hair transplant results will greatly depend on the quality of your procedure, and this is why picking a good clinic is important. It is important to research your chosen clinic and look at case studies, the treatments they offer and most importantly if they’re using a qualified doctor to do the procedure.

It’s important to ensure you’re going to a high-quality clinic and we recommend doing a great deal of research, reading patient reviews and visiting potential clinics for consultations until you find a clinic that has shown you a variety of results you would be happy with and somewhere you would be happy to go.

Ensure you have a good donor area

One of the most important factors of having a natural looking hair transplant is ensuring your donor area is good. The donor area is the hair found at the back and side of the scalp that will be transplanted to the thinning area of the scalp.

Your doctor will be able to tell you during a consultation if your donor area has the capacity to achieve a natural looking hair transplant. After asking a series of questions and looking at your donor hair your doctor will be able to let you know what kind of result you will be able to achieve from your hair transplant.

Your donor hair is a finite resource and it is important to remember that, getting a hair transplant on a budget or abroad can sometimes seem like a good idea. However, if you’re not happy with the results you get from this transplant getting it fixed can in some cases become difficult as you will have less donor hair to work with.

If you would like any more information on our hair transplant procedures please contact us today for a no obligation consultation. In the meantime, take a look at some of the amazing, natural looking results we can create at the Harley Street Hair Clinic.

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