What are Follicular Transfer Hair Transplants?


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There are a number of reasons why a person may experience hair loss; this can range from genetics to illness.  The best course of action to take is to visit our specialist trichology team for a consultation which will enable them to get to the source of what is causing hair loss.
If it is decided that you are suitable for a hair transplant then you will be looking at proceeding with a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant from our team of esteemed, reputable and sought after hair restoration surgeons.
But what exactly is a Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant?
Compared to other hair transplant procedures, FUE Hair Transplants are less invasive and have improved healing time as well as a higher rate of success.
If you have been recommended to go ahead with this treatment then you will most likely have healthy natural hair growth at either the back or side of your head, these will be your donor hairs.
You will start your treatment by having local anesthetic; we choose to work this way rather than using general anesthetic to eliminate the risk and downtime.
The treatment is performed under a high powered microscope using specially designed instruments which allows the surgeon to work with the utmost precision for natural-looking, undetectable results.
Once you are feeling numb your surgeon will use a specialised punch device to isolate individual follicles. The specialist tool ranges in diameter from 0.6mm – 0.9mm and is used to extract follicular units complete with necessary glands. This tool separates the surrounding tissue from the unit resulting in minimal trauma and a reduced risk of any detectable scarring.
The follicles are then carefully removed avoiding damage to the area. Small red dots are left behind and these scars heal within a few days with new hair growing back in weeks.
The extracted hairs are then harvested and prepared for treatment. The extracted grafts are placed under a microscope to assess their integrity and to sort them according the number of hairs they contain
The microsurgical needle then makes small incisions in the area of the scalp where the follicles are going to be implanted. The hairs that are transplanted into the balding areas as individual follicular units generally occur in 1-4 group formations, in order to look natural and demonstrable.
A natural hairline is created with the transacted hairs and they will begin to grow naturally within weeks. The length of your hair transplant procedure will rely on the amount of follicular unit grafts are transplanted. The transplanted hair will have re-grown fully approximately 12 months later.
You can then 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 specialist hair transplant surgeons – Dr. Raghu Reddy and Dr Luca De Fazio in London Harley Street , Dr. Mark Tam in Leeds and Bristol, Dr. Michael Mouzakis in BirminghamManchester, Bristol, Leeds and Northampton and Mr Doraisami Mohan in Birmingham and Leeds 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.