As an organisation driven and led by the doctor performing the procedures we offer an honest assessment of your hair restoration needs .Every patient is assessed initially by our doctor.
Donor area grafts which are transplanted into your intended treatment area are a precious resource and hence should be used wisely in any proposed hair transplantion procedure.
The process of hair restoration may require a transplant procedure but more often requires an ongoing treatment with medication to address ongoing hair loss .
Such medication would also assure the success of any proposed hair transplant procedure ….hence hair restoration often involves an ongoing assessment .
Any clinic/doctor (regardless of price) offering hair restoration procedures should also offer this ongoing medication and follow up to attempt to prevent ongoing/ future hair loss…
We offer FUE and FUT procedures.
Every procedure is offered to suit the individual patient’s needs.
Larger procedures must be done in a timely fashion to ensure graft survival.
What is Follicular Unit Transplant or FUT?
This form of hair transplant is the more traditional and popular. Also known as the ‘strip method’, FUT involves taking linear strips or groups of hair follicles from the back of the scalp or areas with an abundance of hair. These strips are cut down into individual folicles and are then carefully placed into circular incisions in the scalp areas affected by hair loss to replace natural hair growth. FUT has been the leading technology used for hair transplant surgery for the last 30 years. It has evolved over the last 30 years and has still got the highest success rate. Many clinics don’t offer FUT (or pretend to offer it) why? because you need a skilful surgeon to preform FUT. The scar at the back can be invisible, if the procedure is carried out by a skilful surgeon.
What is Follicular Unit Excision or FUE?
In contrast to FUT, the FUE procedure involves harvesting individual follicles from areas where there is more hair, then gently inserting the individual follicles into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. This is a relatively new and revolutionary hair transplant procedure that is growing in popularity, but doesn’t involve removing strips of hair follicles. FUE does not leave any scar at the back and is a very east procedure to preform. There is no surgical skill needed. FUE has a lower success rate due to the fillicles going through more trauma during individual extraction.
FUT and FUE – The Benefits
Whilst both procedures have high success rates as a hair loss solution, (FUT has a 90% success rate and FUE has a 70%-80% success rate) there are different benefits and drawbacks to the procedures, which may sway your decision on which one to choose.
FUT has a higher success rate than FUE because the hair follicles extracted during FUE are subjected to more trauma during the extraction process.
One of the considerations for any hair transplant procedures should be the level of scarring. With this style of cosmetic surgery, it is inevitable that there will be some element of scarring to contend with. However, FUE tends to have less tissue scarring than FUT. This is down to the fact that with FUT, linear strips of hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and then placed in circular incisions at the front. These strips will leave small linear scars that can be visible if you wear your hair short,(however this does depend on how skilful the surgeon is) a skilful surgeon can leave an invisible scar. Whereas FUE will generally leave less visible scarring as no incisions are made, just small circular punches where the hair follicle is extracted and replaced in the affected areas.
Also, due to the less invasive procedure of FUE, many patients will experience a slightly quicker recovery time. However, with both procedures the down time is relatively low and you should begin to see normal hair growth within 3-6 months, which is a very short time in comparison to a lifetime of baldness.
To find out more about hair transplant procedures and professional advice, why not contact our hair transplant surgeon, who will be only too happy to discuss the right treatment for you.
Procedure size and method is decided with your informed consent.
How many Hair Transplant grafts will I need?
To give a general approximation on the graft requirement, the diagram shows an indicative number of grafts to give a reasonable density of hair over the associated area.
Patients may require more or fewer grafts than indicated to achieve a desired density; this can be confirmed at the time of consultation. Also, some patients will want a second session per area, to achieve the density they are looking for. It’s also a good idea to set a priority area – there is a limited number of donor grafts available and simply saying that “everything is a priority” isn’t helpful! Generally, the frontal region is the most important – it’s what you see in the mirror and what people see when talking to you.
Area 1 – 1,000+ Grafts
Area 2 – 1,500+ Grafts
Area 3 – 1,000 Grafts
Area 4 – 1,000 to 2,000 Grafts
Private consultation with one of our hair surgeons: Free