FUE Hair Transplants

FUE Hair Transplant UK

Follicular Unit Extaction is one of the 2 primary methods of obtaining follicular units (naturally occuring groups of 1 – 4 hairs) for Hair Transplantation. The Alternative method is FUT, more commonly referred to as strip harvesting.

The significance of FUE is how the Follicular Units are obtained. FUE surgeons primary tool is referred to as a Micro Punch, a circular surgical blade that varies in diameter from 0.7mm to 1.25mm. The Micro Punch enables the Follicular Units to be individually excised from the scalp, with no discomfort and without leaving the patient with a linear scar.

There are still extremely few surgeons and practices which have mastered Follicular Unit Extraction because the procedure takes considerable time, expense and education to develop the ability to a superior standard. Something we at FUE Clinics are fortunate enough to be able to provide to all our patients.

FUE Hair Transplant Treatments from FUE Clinics

Hair Transplantation is a surgical treatment that redistributes hair follicles from one section of your head to another. There are two methods of hair transplant technique that can be used to achieve this. It is important to remember the methods involved are focused on the extraction of the hair follicles. The process of transferring the hair follicles to the recipient area is identical.

FUE Hair Transplants

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the two methods of hair transplant surgery and has gained popularity over the last decade. This method removes hair follicles from the back of the scalp using a circular punch of varying diameter. The punch is designed to core out the whole follicular unit so that it can be removed safely and in perfect condition, to then be planted into the balding area.

FUT Hair Transplants

FUT is more commonly referred to as strip surgery and is the longest-serving method of hair transplant spanning back decades and is still to date the most widely performed hair transplant treatment in the world. This method involves a narrow strip of hair-bearing tissue to be removed from the back of the scalp. Once removed the wound is closed using a special trichophytic stitch to reduce tension and minimise scarring. The tissue removed is dissected under stereo-microscope into individual follicular units which will then be transplanted safely into the balding area.

Above we detail the basics of the two methods of hair transplant surgery and how the extraction is performed, highlighting the difference between the two. The technique of transplanting the hair follicles into the recipient area is identical. Anaesthetic will be locally applied to numb the area. A tiny micro-blade is then used to create lateral incision which the hair follicles harvested will then be planted in to. The incisions are created using several considerations; direction, angle, orientation and placement to ensure that the result achieved is the most natural result achievable.

FUE Hair Transplant Pros and Cons

When it comes to FUE Hair Transplants, like anything, it comes with a number of pros and cons. It tends to cost more than the usual hair treatment and some patients do experience pain, however, the benefits are so great, they outway any negative aspects. Our FUE hair transplants can help you to get your real, natural hair back, boosting your confidence and enhancing your life. When it comes to health and youth, hair tends to be something that the majority of us take for granted, especially when it’s gone. Hair transplants are a great option and will help to bring back a fuller head of hair. At FUE Clinics we offer hair transplants to both men and women, providing them with a new lease of life and confidence. If your hair is thinning or you’re going bald and it is something that bothers you, the FUE Clinics team of hair transplant surgeons can provide you with amazing results, helping you to feel yourself again. For more information, contact FUE Clinics today.

Why should I choose to have a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant surgery works by adding more hair to an area on your head that may be thinning or balding, the procedure involves taking hair from thicker parts of the scalp or other parts of the body and then grafting it to the thinning or balding section of the scalp. At some point in their lifetime, about 60% of men and 50% of women across the world will experience some form of hair loss, many people may consider using over the counter restoration products, however, hair transplants tend to have a higher success rate. The latest statistics state that around 10 to 80% of transplanted hair will fully grow back in an estimated three to four months. So if you'd like more information, contact our hair transplant surgeons today. Overall hair transplants are considered the most successful and permanent method of hair restoration treatments. All FUE hair transplants are long-lasting, once you’ve had your hair transplant you will then notice that your hair will shed after a couple of weeks – this is a completely normal part of the procedure meaning your hair will grow back strong and healthy. You will see your hair transplant results developing in 3-6 months. It’s also important to remember that hair transplants don’t work for everyone. They’re mainly used to restore hair if you’re balding or thinning naturally or have lost hair due to an injury.

For More Information on FUE Hair Transplants, Contact FUE Clinics Today

When you opt for a hair transplant from FUE Clinics, we will help to arrange everything for you, from the exact technique you need to the desired results that you’re looking for, the team at FUE Clinics can always be on hand to help. Known for our strong reputation, we’re considered as being one of the best hair transplant specialists in the UK, simply take a look at some of our previous patients and their FUE hair transplant before and after photos, we’ll ensure great results and also that you feel comfortable and secure throughout every stage of the process. For more information, simply get in touch with FUE Clinics today.

FAQs

Take a look at some more of our frequently asked questions...
Is FUT Transplantation, also known as Strip Surgery?
Yes, the word "strip" is often associated with this method as it involves removing a narrow strip of tissue from the back of the scalp.
What happens after the FUE Hair Transplant?
When it comes to post FUE hair transplant care, FUT and FUE hair transplants can take several hours or several days to complete, this will all depend on the size of the procedure that you require, you’ll also be able to go home on the same day of the procedure. Once the surgery is complete, the surgeon will remove the bandages, the transplanted area may be swollen so your surgeon may inject some triamcinolone into the area to help keep the swelling down. After the surgery and over the next few days, you may feel pain or soreness across the transplanted area where your air was taken from. Your surgeon may recommend a number of medications, including pain medication like ibuprofen, anti-inflammatories like oral steroids and finasteride or minoxidil to help stimulate hair growth.
How is the FUE Hair Transplant recovery process?
When it comes to recovering from a FUE Hair Transplant, it’s important that you consider and practice a number of aftercare tips, this is to ensure that you get the best results from your hair transplant surgery. This includes waiting a while before washing your hair, not pressing a brush or comb down over the grafts, not wearing a hat or pullover shirt, as well as not exercising for around one-week post-surgery.
Do FUE Hair Transplants result in scabs and scarring?
After a hair transplant, scabs may appear sometimes and this is due to a number of reasons, it is very normal though, so there’s no need to worry. The scabs will usually fall off completely after the tenth day from your hair surgery.
Is a FUE Hair Transplant painful?
When it comes to pain after a FUE hair transplant, It is essential to differentiate between pain and discomfort. Such a procedure uses a local anaesthetic to number the area that will be treated; you may inevitably experience some discomfort from these injections immediately. Still, as they begin to take effect, you will not feel anything other than the sensation of pressure. You may also experience discomfort in the next 24 hours after treatment as you transition from being under the influence of anaesthetic to not.
Do FUE Hair Transplants result in scabs and scarring?
After a hair transplant, scabs may appear sometimes and this is due to a number of reasons, it is very normal though, so there’s no need to worry. The scabs will usually fall off completely after the tenth day from your hair surgery. It is essential to remember that anytime you break the surface of the skin a scar will always form. The more of dot-like scars you have over a fixed size, the more visible they may be.
Is a FUT transplant safe?
Yes, as long as your surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon with a solid reputation in performing surgery.
Is an FUE Transplant permanent?
Yes, as long as the donor hair is removed from the ring of hair around the back and the sides of the scalp. The transplanted hair from this area will not fail and remain for life.
What happens after the FUE Hair Transplant?
When it comes to 'post FUE hair transplant care', FUT and FUE hair transplants can take several hours or several days to complete, this will all depend on the size of the procedure that you require, you’ll also be able to go home on the same day of the procedure. Once the surgery is complete, the surgeon will remove the bandages, the transplanted area may be swollen so your surgeon may inject some triamcinolone into the area to help keep the swelling down. After the surgery and over the next few days, you may feel pain or soreness across the transplanted area where your air was taken from. Your surgeon may recommend a number of medications, including pain medication like ibuprofen, anti-inflammatories like oral steroids and finasteride or minoxidil to help stimulate hair growth.
How is the FUE Hair Transplant recovery process?
When it comes to recovering from a FUE Hair Transplant, it’s important that you consider and practice a number of aftercare tips, this is to ensure that you get the best results from your hair transplant surgery. This includes waiting a while before washing your hair, not pressing a brush or comb down over the grafts, not wearing a hat or pullover shirts, as well as not exercising for around one-week post-surgery.
Is an FUE Transplant the best?
No, it is essential to realise that neither method of hair transplant is the best. FUE has both positives and negatives, its critical to way these up specifically to yourself. At FUE Clinics, we consider everything and determine which method is likely to be the most advantageous specify to your requirements..
How much does a FUT transplant cost?
The cost will always vary from one provider to another. More often than not FUT is considered to be cheaper and inferior to FUE,this is not true. It is just a way for some providers to mislead you as they do not offer the fullest range of treatments. Price should not be the determining factor when considering a hair transplant least of all the method. As a hair loss sufferer, you will always have the goal of achieving the desired result; it will be the expertise and experience of the provider that will achieve this. Anything short of meeting your expectation will render the price of treatment, insignificant. At FUE Clinics, we always remain objective and do not differentiate on price from one method to another.