Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most advanced and easiest way to extract hairs from the donor area for a hair transplant. The British Hair Clinic combines FUE with the lateral slit technique to implant hairs in the recipient area. Together, these methods ensure a completely natural appearance whilst minimising risk of scarring in the donor area. While many patients suffering from hair loss are mainly focused on getting hair, it’s important that the surgeon not only restores hair to the balding areas, but also that the restored hair look natural.
Hair naturally grows in what is called Follicular Units containing 1-4 (or even more) hairs. In a Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant the follicular units are removed individually from the donor area. In FUE hair transplantation
donor hair can be extracted from nearly any part of the body. Usually the sides and back of the head, the chest and back are used.
Put simply FUE hair transplantation surgery at the British Hair Clinic means.
- Natural result
- No linear scars
- No stitching
These are all good reasons explaining why patients travel half the world for an operation with the British Hair Clinic.
As each follicle is extracted individually literally any site of the body can be used as a donor area. This is especially useful for patients that have limited donor hair on the sides and the back of the head.
No other method of hair transplantation allows this. Body hair extracted by FUE has brought much relief to patients with limited donor area on the head.
Titanium punches ensure an unnoticeable donor area. Our doctors and trained specialists use refined titanium punches in the extraction of donor hair. Titanium punches provide the smallest external and internal diameter. Predominantly, punches with an inner diameter of 0.75 – 0.8 mm are used and our specialists are able to extract follicles containing 2 hairs/graft on average. One major advantage of a FUE transplant is that there is no stitching of the FUE donor area. If required, smaller punches can be used. But keep in mind that if only one hair grafts are extracted the total area of a smaller punch may be higher and the only one to benefit may be the clinic or the surgeon. The primary disadvantage with FUE is that it requires much more physician time and therefore is more expensive. On the other hand, patients do not complain about scarring and absent surgeons during strip-surgery. FUE surgery in London makes FUE hair transplantation not only possible but also affordable.
Loss of facial hair in men and women alike is not commonly recognized in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also visible to see and therefore can cause great embarrassment to men and women. The Possible causes of hair loss
in men and women include:
- Scarring from surgery
- Natural aging process.
If, for cosmetic reasons, you wish to seek treatment for male or female-pattern baldness, Some medications like minoxidil can be used. Minoxidil can also be used to treat female-pattern baldness.
These treatments may not be effective for everyone and only work for as long as they are continued. Cortisone injections can stimulate hair growth when performed on bald patches on the scalp by a dermatologist. Stress reduction techniques and a change in lifestyle can also relieve hair loss symptoms. Vitamins B12 and B7 (Biotin) and other dietary supplements can be reported to help with some common causes of hair loss.
A new injection therapy called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is fast becoming a choice for many patients wishing to improve existing hair quality and strength or to support hair transplantation procedures. Visit PRP treatment section for more details.
Please contact us for more information on non-surgical alternatives to hair loss in men and women.