Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Restoration
Hair transplant medical technology has undergone significant advances in the last 50 years, and today male and female pattern baldness can be effectively treated with surgical restoration procedures.
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Why do hair transplants work?
Pattern baldness is due to genetic factors that at some point inhibit hair follicles from continuing to grow. At this time, hair first thins, and then begins to fall out. Normally, follicles at the back and the sides of the head do not suffer from this characteristic. Thus, these non-balding hairs can be harvested, and successfully transpanted to thinning and balding areas of the scalp.
In the medical literature, this effect is called donor dominance, and is the scientific basis for the success of hair loss treatments.
How much will a hair restoration procedure cost?
The cost of hair restoration depends on the time and materials needed to achieve the results you want. Hair transplants begin at £3500, but a free consultation in our clinic can help provide you with the best price estimate based on an examination, and a discussion with your surgeon about your goals.
Although not completely painless, the procedure only requires local anaesthetic, and most patients only suffer mild discomfort.
Post operative swelling lasts several weeks, but then eventually subsides, allowing the newly transplanted hairs to begin growing.
Scarring can occur in the donor area, and depends on the type of hair transplant employed, as well as your skin type and age. Your surgeon can tell you more about what to expect during your consultation.
How much time is needed for a hair transplant?
The time needed for a hair transplant depends on the number of follicles to be transferred. This typically ranges from three to six hours.