Information About FUE Hair Transplants

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will there be any scarring and does it hurt?

The Strip removal method of donor extraction leaves a fine line scar which is only visible if you shave your hair below a number 2/3 cut. With the advent of F.U.E., No Scar Technique you really can shave your head to skin without showing signs of having treatment. The newly refined HDHT F.U.E. technique leaves virtually no scarring. There is no pain, just minor discomfort easily controlled by pain killers. Most people don't bother using them after the first one or two.

How long does the procedure take?

The larger procedures can take an average of 4/5 hours, using the 'strip' method of donor removal. F.U.E. (Follicular Unit Extraction) can take up to 5/6 hours depending on the patient's density and available donor.

What happens when my existing hair falls out over time?

You have a choice of retaining your hair by using one of the recognised hair loss prevention drugs, for example, Propecia / Dutasteride. Alternatively, the laser comb is a useful tool to help stop further hair loss. Otherwise you will simply need another procedure in order to fill in what you have lost.

How will I retain my new and existing hair long term?

It's almost unheard for transplanted hair to fail to grow. Unless of course you have had previous surgery leaving excessive scar tissue in the replacement area. Where there's scar tissue the blood supply is greatly diminished and often insufficient to support new growth.

What guarantees are there?

Due to the many drugs that can trigger hair loss of hair, from a simple Aspirin to use of Steroids for body building it is impossible for anyone to guarantee hair regrowth. Having said that, we can remember only two patients failing to grow their hair. One being a man with severe health problems and one of his prescription drug Warfarin (known to cause hair loss.) was just part of the problem.

The other gentleman being someone who'd had previous surgery which had left him with bad scarring. With this type of scarring, the blood supply is greatly diminished and can often be insufficient to maintain the newly transplanted growth. This gentleman underwent surgery with this knowledge and unfortunately the growth failed. These days, providing the medical team are experienced and the principals of hair transplant are adhered to, graft 'failure' is almost unheard of.

Are there any age restrictions on having the procedure?

None, other than the general health of the patient being good.

If I have an existing medical condition does it stop me from having the procedure?

This depends very much on the condition. Providing we have permission from the intended patient's Doctor, no restrictions will likely apply.

Are there any short or long term side effects?

None, providing the patient adheres to the short term after-care program which we issue, for example antibiotics to prevent against infection and mild medication to help protect against potential post operative swelling.

How long will it be before my new hair starts to grow?

The hair generally grows in what is called the '3 monthly cycles'. The growth from the first cycle will generally show through at 3 to 4 months, closely followed by the 2nd cycle and then the final cycle ending at about 11 months.

Will my new hair grow as normal?

Your new growth will be indistinguishable from your original growth.

Can I style and cut my new hair?

You can style your new growth precisely the same way as you used to.

How long will my new hair transplant last?

As the "donor" hair is removed from an area that never goes bald because it has extremely low or no level of Dihydrotestosterone which is the hormone that triggers hair loss, you can expect to retain your new hair for life

How can I pay for my operation?

We accept bank transfer or credit/debit cards.

Can I talk to any previous patients who have already had the procedure?

We have a number of former patients who have offered to talk to others on our behalf.

Is there any after-care?

Apart from the initial medical pack we supply, none because there has never been any needed. Your newly transplanted hair becomes as strong as your original growth, with one difference. It will grow at the same rate as it did in its original site, approximately an inch per month.

How does the price compare with other procedures available in the UK today?

Our prices are usually much less expensive than our competitors

Our costs are approximately 1/3 less than our competitor costs in the UK. To achieve the same amount of coverage, using any of the traditional methods of treatment on offer in the UK today, would require, in some cases, up to 3 sessions at 6 to 8 monthly intervals between sessions.

The mathematics and time scale is very simple, High Density Hair Transplants offer the best value hair replacement system and it takes the shortest time to achieve the results that you demand.

Why is the HDHT procedure not carried out in the UK?

Our technique requires up to double the number of highly trained assistants in order to perform the traditional micro surgery on offer across the UK.

Where and how are the personal consultations carried out?

Consultations are currently carried out strictly by appointment. Unlike other clinics we charge a small booking fee for our consultations. This is because we only want those people to attend who are serious about getting the best treatment possible for their hair loss. This booking fee is fully refunded if a procedure is booked and paid for. Alternatively the booking fee is donated to charity through our chosen registered charitable fundraising organization.

Can women have the procedure?

Providing the loss is not 'diffuse' (all over the head), the answer is yes. Some women can have the same pattern of loss as male pattern baldness leaving an area of the scalp suitable for "donor" to be utilised.

Will my new hair go grey along with my existing old hair when it eventually goes grey?

You new hair will grow and potentially change colour over time in precisely the same manner as it did in its original site.

Can I have more than one procedure?

Most people can have up to 3 and sometime 4 procedures.