Hair Transplants

The 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 testosterone coverts into something called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Certain hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone which causes them to shrink, resulting in the abnormal production of hair and a shorter life for the follicles.

In Male Pattern Baldness, the first area patients typically see hair loss in is the crown, followed by thinning around the hairline and temples, before the mid-anterior scalp is affected. However, patients all have different experiences of the condition and some may see varying patterns depending on their case.

Other causes of hair loss in men include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication, though your case is individual to you. Hair loss is always about much more than a receding hair line. It can deeply affect an individual’s confidence and self-esteem, and we believe that’s the most important thing to address.

While hair loss is in its early stages, medication can be an effective way to manage and prevent it occurring (read about our hair loss medication). However, once thinning has occurred and the hair is permanently lost, transplantation is the only effective way to treat the area.

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What Is a FUT Hair Transplant?

Used in the U.K since the 1960s, hair transplantation is surgery that involves removing a narrow strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head and using it to fill an area with thin or no hair. Most hair transplants are performed in the doctor’s office under local anesthesia.

To transplant hair, the surgeon first cleans the scalp, then injects an anesthetic to numb the area where a 3- to 4-inch strip of the scalp will be removed. After removing the strip of the scalp with a scalpel, the surgeon sets it aside and sews the scalp closed. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around it.

Next, the surgeon divides the strip of removed scalp into approximately 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts containing an individual hair or just a few hairs each. The number and type of graft used depends on the hair type, quality, and color as well as the size of the area where it will be transplanted.

After the grafts are prepared, the surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be placed, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes.

Depending on the extent of the procedure, the transplant will take approximately four to eight hours. Additional sessions may be needed if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.

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The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, 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 a general anesthetic, eliminating risks and downtime associated with other hair transplant procedures. And, because the treatment is minimally invasive, there is no detectable scarring and, in most cases, patients are able to return to work the next day with permanent results.

The method uses a specialized punch device, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm – 0.9mm, to extract follicular units complete with necessary glands. This separate surrounding tissue from the unit, meaning minimum trauma and better results, as well as the minimal risk of any detectable scarring.

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 surgeon to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking, undetectable results.

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Risks and Costs of Treatment

The cost of hair transplantation will depend largely on the amount of hair to be transplanted, but it generally ranges from £2500-£13000.

As with any surgical procedure, hair transplantation carries risks, including bleeding and infection. Other risks that can occur with hair transplants include scarring and unnatural-looking new hair growth.

Around the time new hair growth starts, some people experience inflammation or infection of the hair follicles, called folliculitis. This can be relieved with antibiotics and compresses. Another potential risk is the sudden loss of transplanted hair, called shock loss. Fortunately, this hair loss is rarely permanent.
If you are bothered by thinning hair or balding, hair transplantation can significantly improve your appearance and self-confidence. However, it is important to understand that hair transplantation is just that — transplantation of hair you already have to a place where it is more visible. It does not create new hair.

To minimize the risks and improve the success of surgery, it is important to undergo hair transplantation only if you are healthy. You should always discuss the potential risks and benefits of any surgery with your doctor.

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The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

After hair transplant surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two. Your surgeon may also prescribe an antibiotic and/or anti-inflammatory drug to be taken for several days following surgery. Most people are able to return to work two to five days after surgery.

Within two to three weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will have attained 60% of new hair growth after six to nine months.

Some surgeons prescribe the hair-growing drug minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth following transplantation, but it is not known how effective this is.

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What our Clients say

Thorough consultation. Thorough explanation of procedure. Treated well during procedure. Informed on what to do post-op. all good
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There was little to no pain and recovery . Both Marius and Dr. Malkani could not have been any more helpful and reassuring about the procedure. I was 100% sure that I was making the right decision in having Dr. Malkani do my transplant.
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Thank you Dr. Nurein for enabling me the to enjoy my life again. Your expert methods, and your caring staff offered the best in medical hair transplant, with literally no pain, at all! Because of your excellent work, people can’t even guess my age now. I can swim, lift weights, work, play, and have fun again, without anyone staring at my forehead. Similarly my personal life has never been better. It feels good to look years younger, and be able to be part of life, instead of just looking at it from the outside. Your work has changed my life, and I can never repay you enough!”
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“I can’t say enough about how courteous, helpful and professional Dr. Nurein and his staff have been — before, during and after the procedure. But the *best* thing about working with him is the results!!! Before I felt 10 years older than I was and always had to have my hair cut very short to minimise my baldness. Afterwards, my biggest challenge has been figuring out how I want to have my new hair styled. First trip to the hairdresser was funny because I hadn’t had hair for 20 years and didn’t know what to do with it To top it off, recently my son found an old picture of me and commented that he forgot how ‘bald his dad was’ and ‘how cool I looked now’ Needless to say those are not the only positive comments I get these days. And for all this, I have Dr. Nurein and his wonderful staff to thank.” My coordinator Sharon was a great comfort throughout and will be on my xmas card list forever
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Dr. Nurein, Matthew. Ciara and the team Thank you for being such a friendly & helpful bunch throughout the process. I really appreciate all your hard work. Obviously you all are very good at what you do. It really makes a difference I am very excited to see the progress of my hair growth after the surgery. In only one short year I will have a full set of hair like Brad Pitt! It is certainly something I am looking forward to – having hair is the coolest. Thank you all again. You really are the best
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I was quite concerned for my boyfriend, he was getting bald from the front day by day and his insecurity for his was increasing because he was looking more older than his age. I was sure my parents won’t allow me to marry him. So, I have started searching for the best hair treatment clinic for his treatment. I came to know about Hair Repair Clinic from my friend and took my boyfriend for hair transplant. He is very happy now after this tremendous results.
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Life changing experience... No pain, no scars, no hassle … instead the music was playing while I was being worked on. How cool is that? Thanks for he;ping me change into a dashing dude..
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I have got my Hair transplant done 5 months back. Today, I am happy to let the world know that the results are excellent and I am more than happy to show it to my friends. They promised my 2500 grafts and they did more than that as they see it required more that the prescribed numbers.
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Hair transplant was a big decision for me. The rapid pace of hair loss was even more worrying. After several months of evaluation, I found the right solution with Hair Repair Clinic. Dr Haseeb’s immense experience in the field of trichology and the results of previous treatments have won my trust and today, when I look back, I feel that I’ve made the right decision. The staff are very skilled and personally mentored by Dr Haseeb. Promised results have been achieved, great value for money.
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I have never been able to grow a beard and I deliberated for almost a year, talking regularly to Matthew and Sharon about the procedure. I spoke to other companies but it was Matthew that convinced me to go with Hair Repair Clinic. He was just so helpful and not at all pushy. I’m over the moon with the results and I got a discount because My beard transplant was featured in The Sun Newspaper
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Dr. Nurein is the real deal. All of his clients including me are very fortunate to have him in our corner. The confidence that has been restored in my life is priceless. His supporting staff is second to none. From beginning to end, each one took the greatest of care with me. Special thanks to Kindera, Ciara and Matthew. Thank you Dr. Nurein. Please keep up the great work! I will continue to recommend you to everyone that I possibly can.
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I was treated very well prior, during and after the procedure. Everything looked straightforward as I had known what to expect. It was a good experience and the right choice made by me.
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I only had the surgery in November so I have not yet seen the full results. However, Matthew and Sharon were very available during the whole process and the day after the surgery, and the current results look promising.
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Dr. Nurein and his staff provided excellent service, were friendly, knowledgeable, and took great care of me before, during and after the surgery. I graded 5 stars in every category except overall experience because the hair transplant recovery process is 12 months or more and I am in month 6 so can’t see full results yet This is standard, but hard to rate an overall experience - I will know much better how the overall experience went after 12 months.
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I did my hair transplant with this company. I was really happy with the quality of service I received its amazing one of the top hair transplant probably in the world because they are very very honest polite. I was really happy with them. After doing so much research this company came the top. Very pleased highly recommend. Thank you soo much for looking after me
Kamal Miah
I had my transplant over 6 months ago, I am very happy with the results. The team at hair repair recommended products alongside my surgery and this has helped my thinning hair grow back.I would recommend this company as they were always there when I had a question, they could not do enough for me and I felt very comfortable on the day of surgery. The surgeon and all the team looked after me and have done up to this day.
Chris
I was struggling with losing my hair , it really got to me I met the team and spoke about my issues and they explained everything to me , it was so refreshing to hear what they said , I went through with it , the team was supportive throughout the surgery it was pain free and I love what they've done and I'm just in the process of getting my old look back , If anyone feels like I did I'd recommend they go for it I've got my confidence and would like to give them a big thank you for helping me
Mark Johnston
The advice I have received from the Hair Repair Clinic has been excellent, they discussed a treatment suitable for me and my budget, I would recommend them on this basis alone.
Private Patient
Extremely helpful. Available round the clock and very informative. Thanks for everything
Mark Brown
Dr. Haseeb and his female staff were excellent. Had a good laugh all day. Pleasant experience
Georgiana Dacosta