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Hair Transplants

What is a hair transplant and what does it cost?

Hair Transplants

What is a hair transplant and what does it cost?

Dr Zenon Andreou

"Both FUT and FUE are carried out by in a clinic by a dermatological surgeon. There is usually no need for a general anaesthetic during hair transplant. The procedure is normally carried out under local anaesthetic." - Dr Zenon Andreou

Dr Zenon Andreou

"Both FUT and FUE are carried out by in a clinic by a dermatological surgeon. There is usually no need for a general anaesthetic during hair transplant. The procedure is normally carried out under local anaesthetic."

Dr Zenon Andreou

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure where hairs are taken from an area of the scalp unaffected by baldness and grafted to the affected area of the scalp.

Hair transplant surgery offers a permanent hair restoration solution for patients with male pattern baldness and is an option to consider after less invasive hair loss treatments have failed to work. Treatment may take more than one session and each session lasts several hours. 

Men seeking hair transplant surgery usually want to correct hair loss resulting from genetics (male pattern baldness), ageing, injury, or certain medical conditions. 

Before going ahead with a hair transplant, men should first consider if they: 

  • are physically healthy and prepared
  • have enough healthy hair to be transplanted on to the rest of the head
  • have realistic goals and expectations for the results of hair transplant surgery

The most widely used hair transplant surgery technique is known as follicular unit extraction (FUE), where each individual follicle is removed from the non-affected part of the scalp and re-inserted into the part of the scalp where hair loss has occurred, to create a natural hairline. 

Another type of hair transplant is follicular unit transplantation (FUT). With this hair transplant procedure, the surgeon cuts a strip of tissue with a number of follicle units from an area of the scalp. This is then placed in the affected area of the scalp.

Last reviewed: 16-04-2020 by Dr Simran Deo