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What are the Results from an FUE Hair Transplant?

Along with FUT, FUE hair transplant is the most recognised hair restoration procedure globally and one that Crown Clinic is renowned for.

FUE stands Follicular Unit Extraction. If you’re unfamiliar with this procedure, singular follicular units are removed from the back or side of the scalp and transferred to the balding areas. One of the reasons why this hair restoration procedure is popular is that no strip is taken from the back of the scalp, which means scarring is minimal. However, please note that there is no noticeable scarring with FUT hair transplants either. Skilled and experienced surgeons will always aim to keep scarring neat and minimalistic.

 

FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

 

FUE hair transplants are more labour intensive, and again, we strongly advise having this procedure done in the UK by a reputable and experienced hair loss clinic. While this method is more technical, it’s still the most favourable due to recovery time, scarring and amongst men who prefer a shorter hairstyle.

As this a day surgery procedure, you’ll be able to return home shortly after, often within 30 minutes. But please make sure there is someone to collect you from the clinic, as we strongly advise against driving home yourself.

You don’t have to worry about pain, discomfort or feeling anything, as local anaesthetic will be given to numb the donor and recipient areas. You honestly won’t feel a thing, and if you did, people wouldn’t recommend it. If you do have any concerns or worries, let us know during your consultation appointment, and we’ll do everything we can on the day to make you feel at ease. The local anaesthetic will last throughout the procedure, but if you do feel any discomfort, please let the surgeon know.

Once the area is numb and you feel comfortable, individual follicular units are then extracted using a small round punch. The recipient area is then prepared for the follicular units to be transplanted. The grafts of hair are blended to match your natural hair growth pattern, so you don’t have to worry about your new hair looking out of place or obvious.

An FUE hair transplant procedure takes between four to eight hours.

Once the procedure is complete, you can go home to recover and look forward to your new hair growing and regaining any lost confidence. As your hair follicles will grow back naturally, no one will be able to tell the difference or question whether you’ve had a transplant procedure done. The results are fantastic; the scarring is minimal, and recovery time is short.

 

FUE Hair Transplant Results

 

The big question: what are the results following an FUE hair transplant?

As mentioned, you can leave the clinic around 30 minutes following the procedure, which means you can start your recovery in the comfort of your home. Please note, recovery time is generally between 7 to 10, days and there may be some slight discomfort or swelling during this time. Our physicians will provide you with a full care pack to help with your recovery. Of course, if you have any questions during this time, please call Crown Clinic, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

The results following an FUE hair transplant, or any procedure, including FUT, aren’t immediate. Hair needs time to regrow to become established. Just like going to the hairdressers for a cut, your hair won’t grow back immediately after, it takes time.

With FUE hair transplants, it usually takes around three to four months for the new hair to grow, and between six to twelve months before you can notice a difference. While this may seem like a lengthy amount of time, it isn’t. Natural hair will grow at its own pace, and eight months from the rest of your life is nothing in the grand scheme of things. The results are long-lasting, and once your hair has fully regrown to your desired length, you can cut and style it as normal.

FUE hair transplant is permanent and not conditioned to fall out. Once the follicles are transplanted into the recipient areas, they’ll attach to the surrounding cells and nourished by regular blood flow. Please don’t be alarmed if some of the hair drops out within a few days, as this common. Hair follicles are fixed and remain in your scalp, and your hair will regrow adequately within a few months.

If your hair loss has dampened your confidence, then please rest assured that it will be regained, and it can begin the moment you leave our clinic. So, it’s important to think about the long-term impact rather than the short term. Like with any surgical procedure.

 

Dr Shahmalak is the best hair transplant surgeon in the UK and recognised globally for his work and excellent results. So, if you’re considering an FUE hair transplant and want to learn more, please call Crown Clinic today. Of course, you can do your research, but it’s always best to get professional advice from the experts. A hair restoration consultation is strongly recommended also, to ensure it’s the right procedure for you, as well as discuss a bespoke recovery and care plan.

Our Surgeon

Dr. Asim Shahmalak

Dr Asim Shahmalak is a world-renowned hair transplant surgeon who performed the UK’s first eyelash transplant in 2009. He runs Crown Clinic – one of Britain’s most successful and best known hair transplant clinics. He has treated a number of high-profile industry leaders and celebrities including the medical broadcaster Dr Christian Jessen, best known for Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies.

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Hair transplants – where hair from the back of the scalp is extracted and transplanted in balding areas – may be a well-known or even commonplace procedure nowadays, but did you know that body hair transplants are also possible? 

Body hair transplants are certainly a lesser-known procedure, but still one that can be viable for the right candidate – here’s what you should know. 

How do body hair transplants work? 

Body hair transplants work in a very similar way to traditional hair transplants, except that hair is extracted from – you guessed it – donor sites on the body. Patients seeking this type of transplant have typically undergone several hair transplants already and exhausted their supply of donor hair on their scalp. However, for some patients, a body hair transplant is a preferable option if they have naturally thin, patchy hair or if they have acquired a scalp injury that impacts the typical donor areas.

Generally, donor areas for body hair transplants are the abdomen, chest and back. Hair follicles on the arms and legs may be in abundant supply, but the hairs tend to be too fine to use on the scalp. 

The body hair transplant process itself closely mirrors traditional hair transplants. The donor area is shaved before the surgery, and during the procedure the hairs are extracted from the donor area under local anaesthetic, before being transplanted into the thinning areas of the scalp. The length of the procedure depends on how many grafts are needed and the recovery process is comparable to standard hair transplants. 

Can hair be transplanted from the head to the body? 

Body hair transplants can work the other way around, where hairs from the scalp are transplanted in other areas of the body. A common example of this is eyebrow transplants, but head hair can be transplanted in other areas such as the chest or pubic region. Although a less common form of surgery, it can be an option for people who have lost body hair through genetic or external factors such as chemotherapy or injury. 

What are the results of body hair transplants? 

It’s worth noting that often body hair transplants do have a lower success rate than typical hair transplants, partially due to the lower levels of compatibility between the hairs on the head and the hairs on the body and the different structures of the hairs. However, during your consultation you will be able to discuss any potential issues with your surgeon. 

To find out more about body hair transplants and to find out if you may be a suitable candidate for the surgery, get in touch with Crown Clinic. 

 

For many men, the inability to grow a beard is something that they feel particularly self-conscious of. For those who can grow a beard, they often find that it doesn’t always grow in a uniform fashion, resulting in patchy facial hair.

Beard transplants are a permanent way to create a natural-looking, full beard. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, here’s what you need to know if you’re considering undergoing beard transplant surgery.

What happens during a beard transplant

Beard transplants are carried out through either follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT). FUE is the most common transplantation technique for beard transplants, which involves individual hair follicles being removed from the donor area and transplanted in the sparse areas of the beard.

The surgeon will determine the direction that the hair should grow in to make sure the new hairs blend in seamlessly with the existing beard hair and to create the desired look.

If you’re a good candidate for beard transplantation

To be eligible for a beard transplant, prospective patients must have an adequate supply of donor hair – this is typically hair from the back of the head, as it tends to be one of the last areas to go bald.

However, beard to beard transplants are also sometimes an option for disguising smaller areas of hair loss. This technique involves follicles being taken from the area below the jawline and transplanted in the sparse areas.

When having your beard transplant consultation, your surgeon should give you a thorough examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for surgery and discuss your options with you.

What the potential side effects are

Although beard transplants are a generally safe procedure, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to reduce the risk of infection. Your face and scalp may experience minor swelling and irritation in the days after the surgery, but this will be eased by sticking to the aftercare routine.

FUE surgery does often cause some scarring in the donor area, but the scars are so small that the natural hair growth will disguise them.

How much a beard transplant costs

The price of the beard transplant depends on several different factors, such as the number of hair grafts required. During your consultation, your surgeon will be able to give you an accurate quote for the surgery.

Booking a beard transplant consultation

Crown Clinic is one of the UK’s most reputable hair transplant clinics, offering state-of-the-art facilities and procedures under the care of Dr Asim Shahmalak, a world-renowned hair transplant surgeon. If you’d like to find out more about beard transplants, get in touch or book a consultation.

Whether you’ve had a disastrous haircut that you’re desperately trying to grow out or are simply bored of your current hairstyle, there’s a good chance you will have searched for ways to grow your hair faster – but is that actually possible?

It’s worth noting that even the healthiest hair only grows around an average of half an inch per month, or six inches over the course of a year. Understandably, this can make people feel as if their hair is growing at a glacial pace – especially when you consider that we also lose up to 100 hairs per day.

How does the hair grow?

Hair grows from the follicle – or root – that is underneath the skin. The blood vessels in the scalp around the base of the follicles supply the roots with oxygen and nutrients, which will help the hairs to grow.

Does scalp massage help the hair grow?

Scalp massagers – brushes with soft, silicone bristles designed to be used when washing the hair – are currently proving popular, but are they actually worth the money?

Although scalp massage can increase blood flow to the scalp, and therefore bring more nutrients to the follicle, there is no evidence that massage will stimulate hair growth. However, scalp massagers can help to remove product buildup and excess oil from the scalp, which will improve the overall health of the hair.

Does cutting hair make it grow faster?

One of the biggest hair myths around is that getting regular hair trims can make the hair grow faster. This is, of course, completely false. Hair grows from the follicles, which are unaffected when the ends are cut off the hair.

Getting a trim can get rid of split ends, which occur when the ends of the hair become dry and damaged. Split ends can gradually progress up the length of the hair, meaning that hair is more prone to breakage – so if you feel as if your hair has been the same length for months, it could be due to split ends. Keep on top of them with regular trims to keep your hair looking healthy.

Will hair vitamins help my hair grow?

Although you will have undoubtedly seen countless influencers pushing pastel-coloured supplements on their Instagram feeds, claiming they have transformed their hair, this unfortunately isn’t true in most cases.

If you are suffering from hair loss due to a nutritional deficiency, then supplements may boost your hair growth, but you will need to consult with a GP to make sure that you are getting everything you need. If you have no deficiencies, hair growth supplements are unlikely to have any impact on the hair.

There may not be any quick fixes to hurry along your hair growth, but the best thing you can do for the health of your hair is to look after your overall health – take a look at Crown Clinic’s expert advice to find out how to keep your hair looking its best.