• Virtually Undetectable Natural Looking Results
  • Performed by renowned UK Hair Transplant Surgeons
  • We do not use a robot machine it is too rough
  • Over 10 years’ experience in perfecting the FUE technique

Hair Transplant for Men

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic. Last Reviewed July 16th 2020.

The Private Clinic’s Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration surgeons have extensive experience in treating Male Pattern Baldness with the minimally-invasive, no linea scar, no stitch technique known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplantation. Our Hair Transplant doctors have been perfecting their technique since 2008 and are known worldwide for their results, check out our Hair Transplant before and after photos here.

Our Hair Transplant surgeons have a world class reputation and have perfected their hair implant techniques to offer you natural looking, densely packed hair and implanting them in the direction your hair grows.

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years, we pride ourselves on our results, service and aftercare, see our 5 star Trust Pilot rating, we have the highest rating in the industry.

Hair transplant treatments are available at The Private Clinic Harley Street London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol.

Please note all consultations in London Harley Street are with a Hair Restoration surgeon.

We are offering phone consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisers who are able to offer you all the information you require prior to meeting our highly experienced Hair Restoration surgeons.

Hair Restoration Surgeon, Dr Raghu Reddy talking about FUE Hair Transplants

Dr Raghu Reddy, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCHP, DPD, GMC Number: 6041095, is a Hair Transplant Surgeon at The Private Clinic

Working from our London Harley Street Veins clinic, Dr Reddy is one of the most sought after hair transplant doctors in the UK. Dr Reddy has pioneered significant advancements in the FUE methods including the third generation FUE technique. Dr Reddy is also one of few doctors to be recommended by the Hair Transplant Network, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and the American Hair Loss Association.

See our team of expert hair transplant surgeons here.

Hair Transplant Surgery at The Private Clinic

At The Private Clinic our experienced doctors perform a modified FUE method; making very small entry points into the scalp. We do not used a motorised robot FUE, this is far too rough and aggressive and does not yield the best hair transplant results. Our team ensure that the donor area looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring. For Hair Transplant results, see our extensive hair transplant before and after photos and videos. Many of our highly experienced doctors are members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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The first step of your journey: Phone Consultation with a patient coordinator

The first step of your journey will be a phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable hair transplant patient coordinators. There will be a £35 charge which is redeemable against the Hair Transplant Surgeon consultation, should you wish to proceed.

The purpose of this initial consultation is to:

  1. Find out which procedure you are interested in and to determine your suitability.
  2. Advise you of any alternative treatments or products specific to your needs.
  3. Answer questions you might have regarding the procedure.
  4. Answer questions about your visit to the clinic.
  5. Answer questions about the steps involved in your hair transplant or hair loss journey.
  6. If deemed suitable and you indicate your wish to proceed your coordinator will then forward your personal and medical details to your Hair Transplant surgeon, along with any clinical queries, in time for the next step of your journey.

The second step of your journey:  Video or Clinic Consultation with one of our expert hair transplant surgeons 

Please note that this second consultation cannot take place without step 1.

This may take place over the phone, by video consultation or in person, depending on what is most appropriate for your case. Consultations with our expert Hair Transplant Surgeons start from £100.

  1. Your surgeon will listen to you and discuss the options best suited to you, review your medical history and go through any risks and complications.
  2. Your hair transplant surgeon will discuss post operative care and recovery so that you can make an informed decision.
  3. If your hair transplant surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you will be invited to consider to progress to treatment. You will have a minimum 2 week cooling off period in which to decide.

What is FUE Hair Transplant Procedure?

FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

“My hairdresser is a director at a famous London salon and has told me that it’s the best hair transplant procedure he’s ever seen. Highly recommended” *
Hair Transplant FUE (Follicular unit extraction) with Dr Raghu Reddy.

To see our full list of hair transplant surgeons click here.

Why is my hair thinning and falling out?
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 causes certain hair follicles to shrink and produce abnormal hair with a shorter life.

In Male Pattern Baldness, patients typically see hair loss starting in the crown, followed by thinning around the hairline and temples, before the mid-anterior scalp is affected. This can be different depending to each individual. Other causes of hair loss in men could include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication. Hair loss can impact on your confidence, and we believe that’s the most important thing to address.

You can seek advice from a Trichologist if you are losing hair in its early stages, however for balding areas, a hair transplant is the best solution. The Private Clinic have many years of experience in our specialised FUE technique. All our clinics have CQC registered medical facilities to give you the hair and look you are after. Read about The Private Clinic here. Our reputation is such that we do not take short cuts, we will only give you honest advice with the results you are looking for.

How is a Hair Transplant done?
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 cutting of strips) making very small entry points into the scalp (sometimes known as Micro FUE) our team ensure that the donar looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring. 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 necessary glands. This separates surrounding tissue from the unit, meaning minimum trauma and better results. We do not use a machine, this is too rough, our specialised surgeons manually implant each hair. 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 specially designed instruments, allowing the Hair Transplant doctor to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking, virtually undetectable results.

FUE hair transplant before and after photos
FUE Hair Transplant before and after photos

We have been perfecting our FUE technique over the past 10 years and we are able to achieve natural results. Many patients are put off by the risk of being left with a long linear scar at the back of the hair following a FUT transplant and for this reason more and more patients come to us for FUE. See our extensive before and after photos here.

Why Choose Us for Hair Transplant?

  • You will be treated by highly experienced Doctors. Our Hair Transplant surgeons are highly skilled in FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and treat hundreds of patients every year.
  • FUE is a minimally invasive treatment (meaning there is no cutting of a strip), and carried out under local anaesthetic – many patients either watch TV, or even fall asleep during the 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 (FUT).
  • We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
  • Thanks to our advanced skills and techniques, our team ensure that the donor area looks intact after the hair transplant procedure and you can keep your hair really short if you prefer without any obvious scarring.
  • Following treatment, there will be no linear scarring across the back of your head as seen with the strip method (FUT) – you’ll be free to wear your hair long or short.
  • We choose the best follicular unit (a group of hairs), this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest grafts are used for your hair transplant procedure. See our Hair Transplant videos here.
  • Your results will look natural, with denser packing – the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth.
  • We are one of the very few clinics able to offer the Unshaven Hair Transplant (U-FUE) (the long-hair hair transplant), 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. In fact 30% of all patients that come to us have been somewhere before and need further work to improve on a disappointing result. This could be a previous bad hair transplant or we can cover linear scars caused from FUT hair transplants.
  • We treat Afro-Caribbean hair loss, as well as eyebrowsbeard 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.

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert Hair Transplant experts click here.

Our highly experienced hair transplant surgeons – Dr Raghu Reddy and Dr Luca De Fazio in London Harley Street, Dr Michael Mouzakis in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Northampton, Dr Furqan Raja in Manchester and Dr Ismail Ughratdar in Birmingham offer the most advanced, minimally invasive Hair Transplant techniques available today.

How long after hair transplant do you see results?

You will be able to see the outline of your new hairline immediately after treatment and the transplanted hair will have re-grown fully approximately 12 months later.* See our before and after photos here.

Recovering from Hair Transplant : What to expect

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. See Doug’s Hair Transplant story here.

When it comes to researching hair transplants there are a lot of words and abbreviations that may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most popular Hair transplant words which you can view here.

FAQs

What are the causes of Hair Loss in men?

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 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.

At The Private Clinic we have a team of expert hair transplant surgeons and trichologists who will be able determine the cause of your hair loss and offer you the best treatment to help restore a natural hair line or decrease the appearance of balding.

We are also able to offer patients suffering from hair loss the Fagron Tricho Hair Loss DNA test which can help you to understand how genetics are affecting your hair loss and come up with a personalised treatment plan to help preserve your healthy hair follicles.

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.

We understand the stress and anxiety that male pattern baldness can cause and our team of expert surgeons here at The Private Clinic are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating male pattern baldness to help restore hair loss.

Am I suitable for a FUE Hair Transplant?

There are a lot of factors that play a part in making a hair transplant successful. Your suitability for a hair transplant will be made during a consultation where your medical history will be taken, a hair analysis will be carried out and you will be able to discuss what your desired results will be from a hair transplant.  At this stage your highly experienced Hair Transplant surgeon will be able to ensure it is the right procedure for you. In order to make this decision your surgeon will be looking at your;

  1. Age – Although there is not really an age limit for a hair transplant, it still plays a role with the best candidates for hair transplants being over 27-30 years old in age. Many younger patients who are experiencing hair loss can be quick to rush into hair transplant procedures to correct the appearance of balding but it is often likely that you will need additional treatment later on in life as your hair loss will still continue naturally. At The Private Clinic we like to wait until patients are a bit older so we can better determine the pattern on baldness to accurately perform the treatment to help counteract further baldness. In the meantime, you may be recommended to have the Tricho Hair Loss DNA test which can help you better understand the underlaying factors of hair loss and offer you a personalised treatment plan to help protect and maintain your healthy hair follicles.

 

  1. Donor Area – You must have a good supply of healthy hair follicles available to be transplanted. The donor area is usually the lower back portion of the scalp. At The Private Clinic one of the most important stages of your consultation is assessing your level of hair loss and both the quality and quantity of your donor hair.

 

  1. Type of Hair Loss – The cause of your hair loss will also play a big part in your suitability for a hair transplant. The best candidates are those suffering with male or female pattern baldness as typically only affects certain areas of the scalp not the entire scalp meaning your donor area is most likely going to be unaffected. Hair loss conditions that affect the entire scalp such as un-patterned alopecia would not have a successful hair transplant. At The Private Clinic we will only offer hair transplant procedures to those who are suitable as we do not believe in wasting your time or money on a procedure that is not going to give you long-lasting results.

 

  1. Health – To be suitable for a hair transplant you must be in good health both medically and through making healthy life choices. If you have an underlying health condition it is best to make your surgeon aware.

To better determine your suitability for a hair transplant book in for a hair transplant consultation at The Private Clinic here.

What is the Norwood Scale?

The ‘Norwood Scale’, also known as the ‘Norwood Hamilton Scale’ is a tool used by hair transplant surgeons to measure the severity of your hair loss.

The Norwood Scale originated from Dr James Hamilton in the 1950s before it was modified by Dr O’Tar Norwood in the 1970s. The scale visually shows the variety of male pattern baldness patterns and the stages of progression.

  • Stage 1 – No significant hair loss.
  • Stage 2 – Slight recession of the hairline that is often referred to as an adult/mature hairline.
  • Stage 3 – The first stage of significant balding, most common in the temples.
  • Stage 4 – A more severe recession compared to stage 3, the hair on the top of the scalp may be sparse.
  • Stage 5 – A larger area of hair loss the area between the receding hair line and top of the head is often very narrow.
  • Stage 6 – Balding from the front to the top of the head.
  • Stage 7 – The most severe stage of hair loss with only a band of hair remaining around the back and side of the scalp.

Click here for more information about assessing your hair loss with the Norwood Scale.

Our expert hair transplant surgeons at The Private Clinic will use the Norwood Scale to determine your stage of male pattern baldness to accurately decide on how effective a hair transplant will be for you. Book in for a consultation to find out more.

I have a medical condition; will I still be able to have a hair transplant?

It is important that you are upfront and honest about any pre-existing medical conditions with your surgeon. It will then be down to the surgeon’s discretion to decide if you are suitable or not.

To make an appointment to assess your suitability for an FUE Hair Transplant click here to book an appointment with one of our expert surgeons.

I have a needle phobia; will I still be able to have a hair transplant procedure?

It is possible for those with needle phobias to have a FUE hair transplant procedure. It is important that you let your surgeon know so they can put precautions in place to ensure that any needles are kept out of view during your procedure. Our hair transplant surgeons at The Private Clinic are very experienced in dealing with patients with needle phobias to help make the hair transplant procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

How is my donor area chosen?

Donor hair for hair transplant procedures is often only taken from 1 area of the scalp which is the lower back portion of hair. At The Private Clinic we choose to only take donor hair from this area as the hair at the lower part of the scalp is not affected by DHT and no hair loss tends to occur from this area making the hair follicles being transplanted the best quality.

The lifespan of your donor hair during your lifetime is limited. Our expert hair transplant surgeons will always ensure that they use the best strategy to make sure that your donor hair is used in the best way. This is how we ensure patients gain the best possible results and we make sure to educate you regarding the potential for future hair loss. To find out more about Hair Transplants at The Private Clinic click here.

Can the donor hair be taken from someone else?

A Hair Transplant is not like an organ transplant meaning unfortunately you will not be able to use hair from another person. Donor hair can only be taken from your own head as your body will reject foreign hair unless you can commit to taking additional medication for the remainder of your life to ensure they remain in place.

Anti-rejection drugs can have a lot of potential side effects and long term risks and are often not easily prescribed to patients unless they have a severe medical need.

At The Private Clinic we do not perform hair transplant procedures from donor hair that is not from your own scalp. To find out if your donor hair is suitable for a hair transplant book in for a consultation with one of our expert hair transplant surgeons here.

In some cases donor hair can be taken from other areas of your own body such as the chest or back if the hair on the back or side of your scalp is not suitable.

Where will the procedure be performed?

All Hair Transplant procedures at The Private Clinic are performed in our own clinics. There is no need to travel to a hospital and the procedure will be carried out at the clinic where you had your consultation at or another one of our clinics nearby.

Our clinics are located in;

The Private Clinic has clinics nationwide so we are sure to have an expert breast surgeon located near to you.

Our clinics are in;

  • London – 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ
  • Manchester –  25 St John Street, M3 4DT
  • Birmingham – 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU – West Midlands
  • Leeds – 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP – Yorkshire
  • Bristol – 92c Whiteladies Road, BS8 2QN – Clifton

Our clinics are all CQC qualified with our expert hair transplant surgeons working within our dedicated hair transplant theatre rooms.

Hair Transplant consultations are also available at our clinics in;

  • Northampton – 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF – East Midlands

We also have consulting rooms in Milton Keynes where you can have consultations with one of our patient coordinators.

Book in for a hair transplant consultation to see where your hair transplant procedure could take place.

Will I need to shave my hair before a procedure?

On a standard FUE Hair transplant procedure you will be required to shave the donor area in the back and the sides and you will also need to be shaven in the treatment area. The majority of our FUE Hair Transplant patients at The Private Clinic do shave their entire head but in cases where patients are not keen we can either suggest hair styles or effective ways to cover the shaved areas post treatment or in some cases you may be suitable for an Unshaven FUE Hair Transplant.

Unshaven FUE Hair Transplants are a delicate procedure that requires a huge amount of technical skill. The Private Clinic have spent many years perfecting the Unshaven FUE Hair Transplant method, and we understand what makes a suitable candidate for the best results.

To find out more book in for a hair transplant consultation here.

What does the treatment involve?

Most FUE transplants at The Private Clinic 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, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm – 0.9mm, 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 surgeon. 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.

To find out more about hair transplants at The Private Clinic click here.

How many grafts/follicles will be transplanted?

The number of grafts that you require will depend on the size of the area that is being treated. Your surgeon will discuss with you what look you are aiming to achieve and on that basis be able to give you an estimated amount of grafts/follicles that they plan to transplant however this number can change during the procedure.

The total number of grafts used can change during the procedure itself so the exact hair count will then be discussed at the end of your procedure.

At The Private Clinic we are able to safely extract 7,000 hairs in one day.

How does follicular unit extraction (FUE) work?

An FUE hair transplant involves taking individual hair follicles from the donor part of the scalp and then transplanting them back into areas of the head that are suffering from male pattern baldness.

Donor hair is taken from the back of the head where there is healthy and permanent hair growth. Donor hair from the back of the head is also resistant to DHT which is the most common cause of male pattern baldness.

When these DHT resistant hair follicles are transplanted into a new area, they still retain this element meaning that the hair will be more likely to survive and stay unless it was genetically meant to fall out.

Hairs that have been transplanted from your donor area are also able to successfully root as they are from your own head. This is why hair transplanted from other areas or even other people will not be possible.

To find out more about our successful hair transplant procedures click here to book an appointment with our specialist hair transplant surgeons.

Does the procedure hurt?

An FUE Hair Transplant procedure is not painful, at The Private Clinic we use local anaesthetic to numb the area before the treatment starts which may sting a little bit initially but after a few minutes you will not feel any pain for the rest of the procedure. Patients describe the feeling as odd during the procedure as you may be able to sense the surgeon working on your scalp and a slight rubbing sensation but it is all definitely bearable and some patients even find themselves falling asleep during the procedure.

Post-procedure you may start to feel a little discomfort in the hours after the procedure as the local anaesthetic begins to wear off but this is easily managed with pain killers and should not last longer than a few days and you will be fine to return to work within a week once the redness and initial swelling has subsided.

We aim to provide all of our patients with outstanding care during their time spent here at The Private Clinic and making you feel comfortable and relaxed leading up to and during any procedure is our priority.

How many procedures will I need?

An FUE Hair Transplant procedure is designed to be a standalone procedure providing you with results that should last a significant amount of time. This does vary slightly from patient to patient however and will depend of your level of hair loss and desired outcome.

Many patients may require a second hair transplant procedure to target additional hair loss that has occurred since their first procedure but it can also help to increase the density of hair in the newly transplanted area, refine the hair line or increase the coverage of hair overall.

At The Private Clinic we always take the time before any hair transplant procedure to assess your level of hair loss and create a personalised treatment plan which not only aims to give you the results that you desire but protects your donor area too.

We recommend waiting at least a year before considering a second hair transplant procedure which will allow for your new hair follicles to grow and increase in their density allowing your surgeon to get an idea of how they are going to sit to be able to make a more informed decision about where to place any additional grafts.

What should I wear for my hair transplant procedure?

When you have a hair transplant procedure at The Private Clinic you will be with us for the majority of the day. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and most importantly a wide neck top or button up shirt as this will make it easier to remove post-treatment without rubbing against the newly transplanted hair follicles.

You will receive information on how to prepare for your Hair Transplant procedure ahead of your procedure at The Private Clinic.

Can I bring my own entertainment?

You can bring a tablet or your phone with music/movies on to keep you entertained throughout the day. At The Private Clinic we have televisions in most of our theatres but we find patients prefer to bring their own so they can have easier control of their viewing. It is actually not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during the procedure.

Will I be able to eat during the procedure?

You are not required to fast before a hair transplant procedure at The Private Clinic as the procedure will be carried out under local anaesthetic. When using local anaesthetic we do not fast patients as it is preferred that the patient has food in their stomach. Having a full stomach means that the anaesthetic last longer and often doesn’t need an excessive amount. Large amounts of local anesthetic can cause additional swelling post-procedure which we always try to avoid here at The Private Clinic. Your hair transplant procedure will start in the morning so we do recommend that you eat a substantial breakfast before arriving that will last you through until the afternoon. Once your surgeon has completed the extraction stage of the procedure, you will have a break which tends to be in the afternoon. During this break you will be able to stretch your legs, visit the bathroom and have something to eat – which we encourage.  At The Private Clinic we will provide lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the procedure. Please be sure to let your patient coordinator know of any dietary requirements so we can cater for you appropriately on the day, our priority is making you feel comfortable, relaxed and well catered for on the day of your Hair Transplant procedure at all times.

How long does the procedure take?

An FUE Hair Transplant procedure is a lengthy and delicate process which requires a substantial amount of time to ensure that you are receiving the best results. The total length of time of hair transplant treatments will depend on the number of hairs that are being transplanted. At The Private Clinic the majority of the time hair transplant procedures can be performed over the course of a day (6-8 hours). In some cases the hair transplant procedure may need to be performed across two days, this is when a very large number of hairs are being transplanted and it would be more comfortable for the patient to perform it in two stages rather than one. Having a larger amount of time between the two procedures does not impact the effectiveness of the procedure and hair transplant procedures have been performed in this way a number of times with excellent results.

At The Private Clinic we do not rush our Hair Transplant procedures and our experienced surgeons take as long as they need to ensure the procedure is performed with precision and excellence. To see what happens on the day of your hair transplant procedure take a look at our hair transplant video gallery here.

Will there be an overnight stay?

At The Private Clinic the majority of our FUE Hair Transplant procedures are performed as day case procedures which means you will be free to leave once your procedure is over and recover in the comforts of your own home. If your hair transplant procedure is taken place over two days then it if often required that you stay nearby. The Private Clinic works in partnership with hotels that are close to clinics and we will be able to provide details of these and they will be able to offer you a discounted rate for staying with them.

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 between six to twelve months.

At The Private Clinic you will be offered a number of follow up procedures where you will be able to meet with your surgeon to discuss the results of your procedure at different stages. During these consultations your surgeon can give you advice on how to continue caring for your newly transplanted hair as well as answer any questions that you may have about your FUE Hair Transplant procedure.

Will my results look natural?

At The Private Clinic our aim is to provide you with long-lasting and natural looking results.

Getting a natural hair transplant result relies mostly on the experience of your surgeon as well as the overall quality of your donor hair.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer you FUE Hair Transplant doctors who have perfected their techniques to ensure patients receive natural results.

Research into hair growth has revealed that natural scalp hairs grow in small groupings so our highly skilled team of hair surgeons

use micro surgical needles to insert individual hair follicles at angles and density that match the patient’s natural existing hair growth. This ensures that when the new hair follicles begin to grow that they will mimic the characteristics of the surrounding hair follicles.

To see photos of our natural FUE Hair Transplant results, see our before and after photo gallery here.

How long will my head look red for after the procedure?

After a FUE Hair Transplant, you are likely to experience redness on the scalp in both the donor area and recipient area which will remain for at least 7 days but can take up to 14 days to fully subside and in some cases a little longer. The redness is similar to the appearance of sunburn and occurs due to presence of newly formed blood vessels and just the general inflammation from the surgical procedure.

Our experience hair transplant surgeons here at The Private Clinic will talk you through the aftercare plan and will be able to recommend ways to help reduce or disguise the redness.

How do I look after my newly transplanted hair?

Taking proper care of your newly transplanted hair is a really important stage of your FUE Hair Transplant procedure. At The Private Clinic we provide all of our hair transplant patients with an aftercare program that will include a course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and specialist topical treatments along with detailed instructions on how to look after your newly transplanted hair.

Over the first three days following your procedure we advise that you avoid touching the new hair graphs this includes with your fingers, nails, a comb, hat or helmet. At The Private Clinic you are provided with a spray on solution that needs to be sprayed over the scalp every half hour ideally for the first three days. The spray will help to prevent the formation of scabs and keep your new hair follicles well hydrated. You will have also been given medication to go home with and it is important that you take these as prescribed on a regular basis.

You will also be given a series of post-op appointments where your surgeon will be able to take a look at your results and give you any additional information on how to care your new hair follicles.

Are there any complications associated with the procedure?

FUE Hair Transplant surgery is a very safe procedure that is performed regularly at The Private Clinic without any significant complications. Of course with any type of surgery or procedure there are risks such as; infection, swelling, bleeding, numbness, scarring, itching and loss of grafts.

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.

. You may experience some bleeding post-procedure and we advise keeping your head elevated and placing gauze over the area with applied pressure. Temporary numbness is common and can last for 3 to 18 weeks it does not usually affect you too much and it is very rare for it to be permanent.

At The Private Clinic we like you to be as informed as possible about your procedure so a full list of complications and risks will be discussed at your consultation with your expert surgeon to ensure that you are well aware and understand the procedure fully before going ahead with hair transplant surgery.

What scarring are you left with after a FUE Hair Transplant compared to an FUT Hair Transplant? (Contains graphic content)

The scarring left after a FUE Hair Transplant is minimal compared to the scar left after a FUT Hair Transplant. The only time that you would really notice any scarring would be if you were to shave your donor area of hair very short. Upon shaving you may notice some very small circular scars that may appear as little white dots. If you are not planning on keeping your hair short (0 length) then these will not be noticeable.

FUE Hair Transplant recovery and no visible, linear scarring:

FUE hair transplant recovery no scarring

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What is shock loss?

Although shock loss is rare, it is important to be aware of this risk before undergoing your hair transplant procedure.  Shock loss is when your natural (non-transplanted) hairs are shocked from the trauma of the procedure and fall out. The hairs that are shed will usually re-grow so it is often just a temporary phenomenon. The risk of shock loss is very low and is more common in women and large hair transplant procedures compared to smaller cases. Your surgeon will be able to talk you through this in more information at your consultation.

Hair Transplant surgeons at The Private Clinic are very experienced in dealing with episodes of shock loss and will explain the rare phenomenon to you in detail at your FUE Hair Transplant consultation. Click here to book a consultation.

How long will the results last?

The results of a successful FUE Hair Transplant should last you for decades. This is largely because the donor hair being used is resistant to male pattern baldness and they will retain this characteristic even when transplanted into the recipient areas.  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.

It is important to note however that untreated areas of your scalp may still be prone to male pattern baldness and so over time balding and thinning may occur again in these areas which could result in another hair transplant procedure being carried out.

At The Private Clinic we take the time to assess your suitability for an FUE Hair Transplant in full detail taking great consideration of your age, grade of baldness, family history of hair loss, medical history and the quality of your donor as all of these factors will determine how successful your hair transplant is and how long it is likely to last for. To book your FUE Hair Transplant click here.

How long do I need to book off work?

We recommend that you take a week off work to recover in full from your FUE Hair Transplant procedure however many patients have been known to return to work a couple of days post-op whereas others have taken a full 2 weeks off.

The amount of time you take off work will depend on your job, your responsibilities and if you are happy for your colleagues to know about your procedure or not.

You will be red for a few days post procedure and you will need to take medication and use topical solutions on the area on a regular basis.

Will I be able to go on holiday after my procedure?

We would advise that you rest for at least a week before travelling anywhere on holiday.

When on holiday you must take great care not to expose your head to strong sunlight or rain for at least two weeks post procedure as this could damage the hair follicles. In order to achieve the best result it is really important that you follow all of the care instructions given to you.

How long before I can sunbathe?

You should not be exposing your head to direct sunlight, or even rain for the first 14 days after your procedure. A hat should be worn especially when going out in direct sunlight to ensure you do not get sunburn on your head for 2 months post-procedure.

Post-operative care when having a FUE Hair Transplant is vital to ensure that you are promoting new hair growth as effectively as possible. If you are thinking about having a hair transplant contact us to find out more.

Can I swim after my procedure?

We recommend that you avoid swimming for at least 14 days after your procedure but this will depend on how strenuous your swimming activity will be, and the type of water that you will be swimming in. When swimming in salt water you should wait until any scabs have fully healed and of course, protect your scalp from excessive sun exposure. If you are swimming in chlorinated water then we recommend being a bit more cautious and waiting anywhere from 2 weeks to a month as the chlorine has the potential to damage any unhealed hair grafts so waiting until they are fully healed will reduce this risk.

Post-operative care when having a FUE Hair Transplant is vital to ensure that you are promoting new hair growth as effectively as possible. If you are thinking about having a hair transplant contact us to find out more.

When can I wear a hat or helmet?

Many patients use hats to help cover up the signs that they have had a hair transplant but we do advise being cautious when it comes to wearing one so soon after you have had the procedure. Surgeon’s recommendations may vary on this topic but overall we generally recommend waiting 7-10 days before wearing a hat to avoid the risk of damaging any of the hair follicles. In the early stages, the hat must be placed sensitively on your head and if you feel any tightness, rubbing or general uncomfortableness then it is best to remove it as soon as possible. You should try and look for a hat that is slightly looser and sits as wide as possible around the head if a hat is too tight it may stick to the follicles and cause unnecessary damage.

It is also best to only wear a hat when necessary, wearing them for extended periods of time at this early stage may cause increased sensitivity as your scalp will still be delicate from the procedure.

Helmets should be avoided for 2-3 weeks.

The team here at The Private Clinic will provide you with all the necessary information that you need to care for your new hair follicles after your FUE Hair Transplant procedure. We are always on hand to answer any additional questions about each stage of the procedure. If you are thinking about having a hair transplant contact us to find out more.

How long do I need to avoid alcohol for after my procedure?

Alcohol should be avoided ideally for a week before and after your FUE Hair Transplant procedure. Alcohol consumption thins your blood which can cause more bleeding during the procedure. Alcohol can also constrict the blood flow which can delay healing after a hair transplant and alcohol should not be mixed with the medication that you take post-procedure.

At The Private Clinic your surgeon will go through all of the aftercare dos and don’ts. Post-operative care when having a FUE Hair Transplant is vital to ensure that you are promoting new hair growth as effectively as possible. If you are thinking about having a hair transplant contact us to find out more.

Should I be dubious about a hair transplant clinic claiming 100% guarantee on a hair transplant procedure?

No hair transplant surgeon should state that a hair transplant procedure has a 100% guarantee – and this stands for all aesthetic surgical procedures not just hair transplants. It is an unreasonable statement to make as every procedure has its own risks and complications which although rare, can still happen. So if a company says anything about having a 98%-100% guarantee you should be wary.

If your hair transplant is unfortunately not successful and you are not happy with your results then a good surgeon will offer to fix any problems for you where possible.

There are many false claims out there so be sure to do your research about not only the procedure, but the surgeon carrying it out and the clinic that the procedure will be carried out in.

Here at The Private Clinic we do not claim any guarantees on our hair transplant procedures. Our team of expert surgeons will let you know of your suitability and will go through all of the risks associated with the procedure. To find out more about the FUE Hair Transplant procedure click here to contact us.

How much does Hair Transplant for Men cost?

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The Private Clinic sees over 15,000 new patients every year and perform over 10,000 procedures, with one of the highest patients’ satisfaction in the sector, Trustpilot 9.45 star rating93% would recommend us to their friends and family. We are a multi award winning provider and have been voted the Aesthetic award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017.

How much does Hair Transplants cost? Every individual’s needs are different, meaning we treat all our patients on a case-by-case basis. Because of this we can only give an accurate Hair Transplant cost quote following your consultation and scalp assessment.  We only transplant the strongest and healthiest hair grafts to ensure you the best results possible. See our before and after photos here.

In fact 30% of all patients that come to us have been somewhere before and need further work to improve on a disappointing result. This could be a bad FUE or a FUT linear scar needing coverage. Any company who gives you guarantees and is offering massive discounts is not giving you honest advice.

On average, we price by the number of hairs you require and charge approximately £2.50 per hair for standard FUE(follicular unit extraction) procedures.

We offer consultations with our highly experienced Patient Coordinators which cost £35. This cost is redeemable against a Hair Transplant surgeon consultation should you wish to proceed.

Patient coordinators are able to offer you all the information you require prior to meeting a surgeon.

A consultation with one of our renowned Hair Transplant Surgeons starts from £100.

The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:

  • Outstanding results, don’t take our word for it, see our Trust Pilot reviews click here
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your Hair Transplant surgeon and nursing team as required.
  • Highly experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way.
  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound head of hair.
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The Private Clinic sees over 15,000 new patients every year and perform over 10,000 procedures, with one of the highest patients’ satisfaction in the sector, Trustpilot 9.4, 5 star rating, 93% would recommend us to their friends and family. We are a multi award winning provider and have been voted the Aesthetic award for Best UK Clinic Group 2017.

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I had fue treatment at the clinic and from start to finish everything was great. I first met the patient co-ordinator Steven and he was really welcoming, reassuring and answered any questions I had and put my mind to rest. I then had a consultation with the surgeon Michael and we looked further into the detail of my specific case. He was a really nice guy and was honest and open about what I needed and the pros and cons and realistic about worst and best case scenarios. I decided to go ahead as I felt this was the right place for me. On the day of the surgery I met nabil and Monica the specialist nurses part of Michaels team. Again they were really genuinely nice people, making sure I was ok every step of the way and also along with Michael again answering any questions or concerns I had. The procedure went great and I couldn’t ask for more. From the receptionists to the surgeons everyone I found was professional yet approachable.

* Trust Pilot 5 Stars


I am so happy with my results
It’s getting thicker each month and makes me look loads younger .
Best decision I have made )

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I had a Fue hair transplant (6000 hairs) 13 months ago at Harley Street with Dr Reddy and I could not be happier with how the surgery went and the results, a huge thanks to Dr Reddy and his amazing team.

* Trust Pilot 5 Stars

Can I see results from previous patients?

The Private Clinic will show you results from our FUE Hair Transplant patients. We have a wide range of before and after photos, videos and also patient stories.

You can read FUE Patient stories here.

Before and after photos from patients can be seen here.

Videos of patients being treated can also be seen here.

To find out more about FUE Hair Transplant surgery and meet one of our expert surgeons please contact us to book an appointment.

How much does a FUE Procedure Cost?

We treat our patients on a case-by-case basis so you will only be able to get an accurate figure of how much a FUE Hair Transplant will cost you by coming in for a consultation and scalp assessment. Each patients needs are different and so at The Private Clinic we like to work by hair not graft ensuring that only the strongest and healthiest follicles are transplanted resulting in the best results possible.

Do you offer finance?

We are able to offer a range of competitive repayment options, including 0% APR Representative interest free packages for approved applicants for a 6 month loan. Click here to find out more about our finance packages.

Is there a hair transplant clinic near me?

Where to get a hair transplant in London?

Our clinic in London is located on 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ.

The Private Clinic has clinics nationwide so we are sure to have a hair transplant clinic located near to you.

Where to get a hair transplant in Manchester?

Where to get a hair transplant in Birmingham?

  • Birmingham – 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU – West Midlands

Where to get a hair transplant in Leeds?

  • Leeds – 45 Park Square North, LS1 2NP – Yorkshire

Where to get a hair transplant in Bristol?

  • Bristol – 92c Whiteladies Road, BS8 2QN – Clifton

Where to get a hair transplant in Northampton?

  • Northampton – 82 Billing Road, NN1 5DF – East Midlands

We also have consulting rooms in Milton Keynes where you can have consultations with one of our patient coordinators.

To find out more about booking a consultation at a clinic near you, contact us here.

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    We have been treating Hair transplant patients for decades and we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for quality hair transplants. For further information or to book to see one of our Hair Transplant expert please click here.

    Dr Raghu Reddy is one of the most sought after hair transplant doctor 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 and unshaven (U-FUE) method 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 Reddy is available to see at our London Harley Street clinic.

    Dr Luca De Fazio is a leader in the field of hair loss surgery. His interest in Hair Transplants started in 2000 where he began to experiment with the hair transplantation techniques to eventually develop his own surgical techniques. Mr Luca De Fazio is available for hair transplant consultations at our clinic in London Harley Street.

    Dr Michael Mouzakis is a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon with a special interest in hair restoration based at our Bristol clinic. With extensive knowledge of FUE Hair Transplants, he treats every patient as an individual to get the very best results.

    Dr Ismail Ughratdar is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Hair Transplant Surgeon. His extensive experience of performing awake procedures for brain surgeries naturally makes him very experienced in performing hair transplant surgery procedures and is able to perform perform advanced FUE Hair Transplant cases. Dr Ismail is available at our Birmingham clinic.

    Dr Furqan Raja is a Hair Transplant Surgeon based in Yorkshire. He is passionate in delivering quality care for his patients and maintains a special interest in restorative hair transplant surgery for burns victims and those with scarring. Dr Raja is available at our clinics in Manchester and Leeds.

    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.

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    Nothing but the very best service at The Private Clinic. Extremely professional and very informative. They care more about you than making a sale, Steve is great at picking out a suitable treatment for you with just you in mind, they wouldn’t suggest or try to sell anything without putting you and your health first. Steve can provide you with realistic expectations and is a massive credit to the clinic offering any assistance you may need. The clinic encourages plenty of time to be taken to decide on weather treatment is for you. All the team are very professional and experienced which puts you at ease. Surgery went extremely smooth and was made very comfortable. If you are in the UK and want surgery or treatment going to The Private Clinic is a no-brainer. You know you will be getting the best quality experience. The staff are great and are so friendly.

    Josh, Birmingham

    After looking at plenty of clinics for a hair transplant I settled on The Private Clinic in Leeds after reading the great reviews. From the initial consultation with Dr Mouzakis , Sorena and Nabeel to the day of my transplant the team have been superb. The surgery was practically painless and I am very happy with my new hairline, all the team were constantly ensuring I was ok and were very professional. The aftercare I have received has been great and I’ve had phone call already to check how I am. I like also like knowing that I can phone at any time if I need any advice.

    I would recommend Dr Mouzakis and the Leeds team to use for a hair transplant.

    Sean, Leeds

    I attended the Bristol Private Clinic in February to undergo a fue hair transplant. I had previously met my surgeon Mark Tam for a consultation which was arranged by the clinic co-ordinator Chantelle. I have spoken to Chantelle several times by phone and in person, she has always been very professional, friendly and reassuring.

    Mark Tam was approachable, friendly and the ultimate professional, choosing to do the procedure in two parts due to an unavoidable staff sickness issue rather than rush it. I have waited until now to write this review as I wanted to see the results develop. I am delighted with my new hair growth and I am much more confident. I was avoiding many social situations before as I was constantly worried by my hair loss. The procedure has now given me my confidence back. I cannot thank Chantelle, Mark Tam and the team enough.

    If you’re looking to get a hair transplant and wondering where to have it done, look no further. I had a FUE hair transplant with The Private Clinic of Harley Street 3 weeks ago. The entire experience from initial consultation, to the procedure day and follow-up care has been amazing.

    If you’re wondering where to get your FUE/ hair transplant done, do not hesitate any longer!

    Nick N, London

    I would like to express my thanks to all the staff of Leeds Private Clinic of Harley Street who recently looked after me during my hair follicle graft transplant. My hair loss had been slow and over a gradual period of time until one day I decided to speak to the Private Clinic to see what I could do. At my consultation I was encouraged by Dr Tam who explained what was needed and how easy the procedure was. 

    On arrival for my appointment on the day of the procedure, everything was set up waiting for my arrival and after the introduction and information greeting, the full process of the day was explained to me. I would like to extend my appreciation to Sorena Ali the patient coordinator for all her advice and assistance and to Dr Tam and his team of hair technicians Stan & Anne Ereev, Martin Niedzwiedz and Nabeel Farooq who were so professional, patient and gave dedicated attention to every detail, continuously explaining the process throughout the transplant and giving full consideration to patient care.

    And for those who are wondering. No it doesn’t hurt it’s just a little uncomfortable in the beginning. I even found myself falling asleep on a couple of occasions”

    David, Leeds

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