What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?

There are many different things you can try to treat hair loss, including medication, hair replacement and cosmetic solutions to disguise bald patches or thinning hair. Some people choose hair transplantation surgery as a viable option for improving the appearance of their hair.

Hair transplantation surgery has come an awfully long way in the last few years. The procedure used to be incredibly painful and take a long time to heal, with fairly unnatural-looking results. However, there are many new procedures available nowadays which produce very natural results with the minimum of pain, discomfort and inconvenience.

One of these new methods is Follicular Unit Transplantation, a refined and minimally invasive procedure in which stereoscopic dissecting microscopes are used to restore hair to all areas of the scalp. It can even be used to improve the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes, beards and pubic hair.

How it works

Hair roots are taken from donor areas (usually at the back or sides of the scalp) and placed in balding or thinning areas of the scalp. The transferred hairs are placed at the same angle and in the same direction of the rest of the hair, so that the results are realistic. The procedure takes between 2 and 8 hours to complete, and patients can usually head home within around 30 minutes of finishing treatment.

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