Why more men are turning to hair transplant surgery
More men are turning to hair transplant surgery to restore their thinning locks, choosing procedures that work just as well for women. HELLO! investigates the growth industry…
Although the basic principle is the same, FUE is more popular because, unlike FUT, it leaves no linear scarring and delivers more natural-looking results. It requires no stitches so is less painful, with a faster recovery time – patients can leave the clinic immediately after the transplant. “We have seen a steady increase in the number of patients booking consultations for FUE hair transplant procedures, due to the sophisticated nature of the treatment and the results that can be achieved,” says Dr Thomy Kouremada-Zioga, hair transplant surgeon at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, London.
However, with a standard FUE procedure, the patient needs to shave their entire head, which may make them feel self-conscious. To combat this, Thomy has pioneered the micro unshaven-FUE (micro UFUE) procedure, with no need to shave or trim before the procedure. “About 40 per cent of the transplants I do are now by micro UFUE,” Thomy says. “The procedure is almost undetectable.”
To contact Dr Thomy Kouremada-Zioga, visit theprivateclinic.co.uk. Prices vary, but standard FUE procedures start at around £2.50 per hair. A micro UFUE costs around £4 per hair, and can be paid in instalments.