FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp (usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful) and grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas.
The treatment is carried out under local rather than general anaesthetic, eliminating risks and downtime associated with other hair transplant procedures. And because the treatment is minimallyinvasive (there is no cutting of strips)making very small entry points into the scalp our team ensure that the donar looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring. In most cases, patients are able to return to work the next day with their results.
The method uses a specialised punch device, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm – 0.9mm, to extract follicular units complete with necessary glands. This separates surrounding tissue from the unit, meaning minimum trauma and better results. Transplantation of all the vital elements of each hair follicle means a better survival rate and better growth. The treatment is performed under a high powered microscope using specially designed instruments, allowing the surgeon to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking, undetectable results.
Many patients worry about the results, and in the past hair transplants rarely looked natural. We have been perfecting our FUE technique over the past 15 years and we are able to achieve natural results. Many patients are put off by the risk of being left with a long linear scar at the back of the hair following a FUT transplant and for this reason more and more patients come to us for FUE.
You will be able to see the outline of your new hair line immediately after treatment. The transplanted hair will have re-grown fully approximately 12 months later.*
You can leave the clinic immediately after treatment. Healing takes approximately 5-7 days, after which point any redness or slight swelling in the treatment area will have subsided.Get in Touch