Hair Transplants for Men

The Private Clinic's Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration surgeons have the most extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness with the minimally-invasive, no visible scarring, no stitch technique known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplantation. They are some of the most esteemed, reputable and sought after Hair Restoration specialists in the world and have perfected their hair implant techniques to offer you natural looking, densely packed hair by selecting only the healthiest follicles and implanting them in the direction your hair grows.

Our Hair Transplant Surgeons work alongside our team of hair loss experts and Trichologists to provide a full service of male hair loss advice and treatment, designed around your individual needs. 

Hair transplant treatments are available at The Private Clinic London Harley Street, BirminghamLeeds, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow. However, we offer hair transplant consultations across the UK..

“It's absolutely amazing. It amazes me now to think I nearly didn't do it. I could not be happier with it.” *

Tom Peck, Features Writer, The Independent Magazine - Hair Transplant FUE (Follicular unit extraction) with Dr. Kouremada-Zioga

The Hair Loss Problem 

Up to 50% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. And for many, hair loss will occur far earlier whilst they are in their 20s, 30s or even late teens.

The main cause for 95% men experiencing a thinning scalp is something called Androgenetic Alopecia - more commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness. The hereditary condition occurs when a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone causes certain follicles to shrink and produce abnormal hair with a shorter life. 

In Male Pattern Baldness, the first area patients typically see hair loss in is the crown, followed by thinning around the hairline and temples, before the mid-anterior scalp is affected. However, patients all have different experiences of the condition and some may see varying patterns depending on their case. 

Other causes of hair loss in men include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication, though your case is individual to you. Hair loss is always about much more than a receding hair line. It can deeply affect an individual’s confidence and self esteem, and we believe that's the most important thing to address. 

While hair loss is in its early stages, it is recommended to seek advice from one of our highly renowned Trichologists who will be able to assess and diagnose the extent of your hair loss and recommend further action. Supplements, products and medication may be an effective way to manage and prevent hair loss (read about our hair loss medication). However, once balding has occurred and the hair is permanently lost, hair transplantation is the only effective way to treat the area.

The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

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 minimally invasive, there is no detectable scarring and, 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 neccessary glands. This seperates surrounding tissue from the unit, meaning minimum trauma and better results, as well as minimal risk of any detectable scarring. 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 specialy designed instruments, allowing the surgeon to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking, undetectable results. 

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Advantages of having your Hair Transplant at The Private Clinic:

  • You will be treated by highly experienced Doctors. Our Hair Transplant surgeons are specialised in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and treat hundreds of patients every year.
  • FUE is a minimally invasive treatment, carried out under local anaesthetic - many patients either watch TV, or even fall asleep during the procedure.
  • Unlike the Strip (FUT) procedure, you won't require any stitches after your treatment. This means that the recovery time is also reduced when compared to the Strip surgery.
  • We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
  • Thanks to our advanced skills and techniques, results can be undetectable.
  • Following treatment, you won't have any linear scarring across the back of your head - you'll be free to wear your hair long or short.
  • We work by hair, not per graft - this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest follicles are selected for your transplant procedure.
  • Your results will look natural, with denser packing - the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth, and because we select healthy follicles, the treated area will look densely filled.
  • Our surgeons are the only surgeons in the UK offering the Unshaven Hair Transplant (U-FUE) to those who prefer not to shave beforehand. At your consultation, we will be able to advise you on whether an unshaven procedure is suitable for you.
  • Scars resulting from injuries or previous surgeries can also be corrected.

Our specialist hair transplant surgeons - Dr. Raghu Reddy and Dr. Kouremada Zioga in London Harley Street, Dr. Tetiana Mamontova and Dr. Mark Tam in Leeds and Bristol, Dr. Michael Mouzakis in Birmingham,  and Dr. Vikas Kunnure in Manchester and Glasgow offer the most advanced, minimally invasive Hair Transplant techniques available today - leaving no visible scarring or linear scar at the back of the head. You can wear your hair however you want after your procedure and get back to your daily life as quickly as possible with minimal fuss and discomfort.

We are one of the very few clinics able to offer Unshaven procedures, and treat Afro-Caribbean hair loss, as well as eyebrows, beard and facial hair. In addition, due to the knowledge and precision of our team, we can utilise body hair in hair transplants if you have a lack of suitable donor hairs on your scalp.


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.*

Recovery / Downtime

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.

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 Follicular Unit Extraction or 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 in Europe, 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. Kouremada Zioga has also perfected the unshaven (U-FUE) method of transplanting without the need to shave the donor area, offering that option when suitable, and making it easier for a patient’s treatment to go undetected. Her experience in reparative treatments to scarred areas, particularly resulting from the Strip Hair Transplant procedure, is extensive, with highly successful results.

Dr. Tetiana Mamontova is an esteemed hair transplant surgeon and member of the British Medical Association who is specialised in a range of FUE transplants including those to the head, and FUE surgery for the concealment of scars. She is based at our Leeds clinic. Her dedication to the very best results has led her to be widely revered by her patients and other surgeons alike. 

Dr. Michael Mouzakis is a highly experienced hair transplant surgeon based at our Birmingham clinic. With extensive knowledge of helping patients get the very best results, he treats every patient as an individual to get the very best results. 

Dr. Mark Tam is a highly recognised member of the International Society of Hair Restoration and has won multiple awards for his skill and ability. Dr. Tam is based at our Bristol and London Harley Street clinics.

Dr. Vikas Kunnure is an exceedingly skilled surgeon who has received an award for his dedication to patients and their wellbeing. Having been inspired by his own Hair Loss experience, he is uniquely well placed to understand patients' concerns and is committed to delivering outstanding results at our Manchester and Glasgow clinic.   

At The Private Clinic, we also perform hair restoration on the face, including on the beard, moustache and eyebrows, and are able to perform some hair transplants using body hair. For those who are not suitable for transplantation, we offer consultations and treatment with our Trichologists based at each of our clinics, nationwide. 

*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.


  • What are the causes of Hair Loss?

    Hair loss occurs when hair follicles that have previously produced healthy hairs begin to produce shorter, thinner, more brittle hairs with weaker shafts. This process is known as miniaturisation. Eventually, these follicles produce only fine, almost invisible short hairs, or in the worst case the hairs die out altogether. The most common cause in men is male patterned baldness. 

    Male patterned baldness is related to three interdependent factors:

    1. Genes. A predisposition to hair loss can be passed on by either parent. The common misconception that the genes on the maternal side have a greater impact is not the case. Having the gene does not necessarily mean you will go bald; for example, a man whose father is severely bald may not follow suit, but the chances are higher.

    2. Hormones. The hormone directly involved in hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT decreases the length of the growing cycle so that with each new cycle the hair shaft becomes progressively smaller.

    3. Age. Genes and hormones are not enough by themselves to cause baldness. Hair loss occurs when the susceptible follicles are exposed to DHT over a period of time. However, the age at which this process starts differs from person to person.

  • What are the stages of balding?

    The most common type of baldness is male pattern baldness, which occurs in stages. However, there is no definite time line for how this type of baldness progresses. You may notice that your hair has begun to thin quite noticeably in a short space of time, and then you might stay at that level of baldness for a long time before the next stage becomes obvious.

    The best way of assessing how much hair you have lost and how rapidly you are losing it is by comparing photographs of you now to photos taken a few years ago.

    The Norwood classification is an internationally recognised method of plotting the stages of hair loss in men. Below is a simplified version of the Norwood classification:

    STAGE 1

    The first tell-tale sign of the onset of Male Pattern Baldness is the frontal recessions in the hairline.

    STAGE 2

    Over time these recessions become larger and much more noticeable, and the hairline moves further back.

    STAGE 3

    At the same time as the recessions taking place, a thinning area may also appear on the crown and will gradually increase in size.

    STAGE 4

    The final stage of Male Pattern Baldness is when the hair is lost completely from the crown and frontal region, leaving the familiar horse shoe shape.

  • Am I suitable for a FUE Hair Transplant?

    For a hair transplant to be successful, enough hair must be available to be ‘donated’ from another part of the scalp or body. The hair at the back and sides of the scalp is usually thicker, stronger and more densely packed, and therefore makes ideal grafting material. The best candidates therefore retain some degree of hair growth at the back and sides of the scalp. However improvements can be made even with a limited donor area.

    With the use of special magnifying apparatus, your hair transplant doctor can measure the degrees of hair loss in various areas of your scalp and pinpoint the suitable donor areas.

    Read more about the role age plays in suitability here.

  • What does the treatment involve?

    Most FUE transplants can be completed in one day. In some cases, where lots of hairs are being transplanted, this can span to two days.

    On the day of treatment, the patient arrives at the clinic in the morning and the donor area is usually shaved. This allows easier access to the roots and individual follicles.

    Local anaesthetic is then injected into the donor area to completely numb it. This ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any pain throughout the course of the treatment. Once the local anaesthetic has taken affect, a special punch, less than 1mm in diameter, is used to remove the hair follicles directly from the scalp, one by one. We can safely extract up to 7,000 hairs in one day, whereas with previous generations of FUE it was only possible to extract 2,500 hairs.

    The treatment area is then numbed with local anaesthetic, and the hair that has been extracted will be replanted using miniscule instruments and meticulous attention to detail on the part of the doctor. Each hair is replanted in the same direction as the surrounding hair to ensure a totally natural result.

    When all the donor hairs have been transplanted the treatment is complete. 

  • Does the procedure hurt?

    The FUE hair transplant technique is not painful. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area before treatment commences and therefore the patient doesn’t feel anything during the procedure other than a slight rubbing sensation. There will be some slight redness immediately following treatment but this will subside after a couple of days.

    Compare this to the strip technique where healing can take up to 30 days and requires very strict post-operative care, and it is clear why so many people are now choosing FUE over the strip method.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    The length of the treatment depends on the number of hairs needed. Usually treatments take no more than a day to complete, however when a very large number of hairs are being transplanted, the patient may wish to split the transplant across two days.

  • How soon will I see the results?

    Patients will be able to see the outline of their new hairline immediately following treatment and the hair will start to grow as normal right away. It is perfectly normal for the transplanted hair to shed again a few weeks after treatment, but after that initial shedding it will grow back strong and healthy and will remain permanently. Results will start to be seen about four – six weeks after treatment with full results being seen after approximately six months.

  • How long will the results last?

    This is where the experience of the surgeon is crucial, as they need to have the skills and experience to foresee potential future hair loss patterns.

  • Are there any complications associated with the procedure?

    As the placement incisions are so small, the risk of post-operative infection is very low. You will likely experience some redness and maybe some slight swelling in the treatment area immediately after treatment, but this will subside after two to four days.

  • FUE vs. FUT Strip Recovery & Scarring? (Contains graphic content)

    FUE Hair Transplant recovery and no visible, linear scarring:

    FUE hair transplant recovery no scarring

    FUT Strip recovery and scarring:

    FUT Strip hair transplant recovery

  • How does follicular transfer work?

    Each hair on your head has its own follicular unit with several key components that help it survive. In follicular transplantation these units are extracted individually and completely intact using a specialist micro-punch device that removes the follicle with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue.

    WATCH a live demonstration of Unshaven FUE extraction. 

    The recipient area is then injected with local anaesthetic, before a microsurgical needle is used to create tiny incisions where the units are then transplanted, one-by-one. Hair used in transplantation is always your own. This means minimal risk of rejection and minimal chance of infection.

    WATCH a live demonstation of UFUE Implantation.