FUE Hair Transplant Surgery
The FUE hair transplant method is the most popular procedure for men. FUE or “Follicular Hair Extraction” involves removing groups of healthy hair follicles or “grafts” from the back of the head and placing them into the bald or thinning area.
By using short-term anaesthetics, the FUE transplant procedure minimises patient discomfort, even when extracting and implanting up to 3000 grafts. This method allows for fast recovery and minimal scarring, meaning that the patient can keep their hair as short as they want in the future without any scar tissue showing.
We also offer follow-up treatments to stimulate hair growth and aid recovery. The Wimpole Clinic’s treatments include PRP therapy as well as high-frequency laser treatment to further aid hair growth after the FUE hair transplant procedure.
FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
FUE Hair Transplant Process
The donor area is prepared by washing and shaving an area from the side or back of the head normally ear to ear. A local anaesthetic is applied to reduce discomfort whilst the hair transplant surgeon uses a state of the art electronic punch to extract the individual hair grafts. An antiseptic dressing is applied to the donor area which can be removed the following day.
The grafts are extracted using a 0.9mm electronic punch and categorised into grafts containing one, two or three hairs. Once selected by Wimpole Clinic’s technicians, the hairs are prepared for transplantation. The hair extraction process typically takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the number of grafts to be extracted.
The design, such as the frontal hair line or beard shape, is discussed with the patient and marked out in consultation and again before the surgery begins. Using a fine needle, small slits are made in the designated area into which the grafts are then placed one-by-one. The hair grafts are placed evenly into the small openings to match your existing hair pattern, angulation and desired density. Placement of grafts typically takes between 1-4 hours, depending on the number of grafts to be placed.
The Aftercare Plan
An aftercare pack is provided that contains special shampoos and information on how to care for your transplanted hair. You’ll have a hair examination after 1 month to check the progress of your hair transplant. This will be followed up with a complimentary high-frequency laser treatment session that will promote hair growth. You’ll also receive advice on how best to care for your new hair.
Before & After
Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.
We also include:
• 3 day post procedure visit for a hair wash
• 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
• Advice on types of shampoo<
• Hair blood test