The problem: A woman’s hair is her crowning glory and one of the features many women spend the most time and money on. If it begins to fall out, it can be more than just upsetting, it can be absolutely devastating. It can lead to total loss of confidence and even depression. There are many reason’s for female hair loss and balding, including hair extensions, post-pregnancy balding, busy and stressful lifestyles or illness. The good news is that here at The Private Clinic we have pioneered a new hair transplant technique that delivers realistic, natural looking results with minimal downtime.
The treatment: We have some of the most experienced FUE Hair Transplant Surgeons in Europe, offering the most advanced method of minimally invasive hair restoration. The benefits of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) include:
- Natural looking results and dense packing
- A simpler, less painful and minimally invasive procedure
- No scalpels, stitches or linear scarring
- Use of only strong, healthy follicles
- With our evidence based master plan, we can work to prevent future loss of hair
- Lifelong guarantee for the number of hairs placed
The results: After treatment your hair will look and feel full and healthy once again. The results of this technique are more natural than those achieved with previous generations of hair restoration treatment.
Downtime: Healing time takes approximately 2 – 4 days, so you may need to take a day off work and avoid sporting activities for about a week.
Our Medical Team
Dr. Raghu Reddy is one of the most sought after hair transplant specialists in the UK. He has spent years perfecting the advanced method of FUE hair transplant to ensure better results and minimal downtime. He is the leading authority on FUE hair transplant procedures in the UK and has successfully helped many men get the results they hoped for. He can also correct the problems and scarring caused by previous hair transplant treatments. Dr Reddy’s meticulous attention to detail comes from his personal experience in dealing with hair loss and his desire to achieve the best possible results for each and every patient.
Dr. Kouremada Zioga is one of the most experienced FUE hair transplant surgeons, having carried out over 2,000 procedures to date. She has worked extensively throughout Europe and has treated many high profile patients from across Asia and the Middle East. Dr Zioga performs the most advanced form of FUE and is meticulous in achieving the very best, most natural looking results for her patients. She has also perfected the method of transplanting without the need to shave the donor area, making it easier for a patient’s treatment to go undetected. Her experience in reperative treatments to scarred areas, particularly resulting from the Strip Hair Transplant procedure, is extensive, with highly successful results.
Both Dr Zioga and Dr Reddy perform hair restoration on the face, including eyebrows, and are able to perform some hair transplants using body hair.
Some of your questions answered
In order to explain the benefits of our treatment and what it involves, it helps to give you an idea of what is involved in the more invasive Strip technique.
The Strip technique involves removing a long band of skin from the back of the head with a scalpel, then dissecting the follicles under a microscope before placing them onto the bald or thinning area. This technique always leaves a scar, no matter how skilled the surgeon is, and can cause nerve damage and numbness of the scalp.
With FUE, a special punch less than 1 mm in diameter is used to remove the hair follicles directly from the scalp. There is no need for a scalpel, hence no stitching or scarring. We can safely extract up to 7000 hairs in one day whereas with previous generations of FUE it was only possible to safely extract 2500 hairs a day. Another advantage of FUE is that none of the follicular units are damaged during the extraction, whereas with the Strip method up to 30% of the donor follicles may be damaged by the use of a scalpel.
The treatment is simple and painless and the graft heals within 2-4 days. Compare this to the Strip technique where healing time takes up to 30 days and requires very strict post-operative care, and you can see why so many people are choosing FUE over the Strip method.
The length of the treatment depends on the number of hairs needed. Usually between 6 and 8 hours.
Hair growth usually starts around 4 weeks.
Results with FUE are permanent.
As the placement incisions are so small, the risk of post-operative infection is very low with 3G FUE.