Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to something that is lifechanging it’s understandable that you may have some questions or queries. Please see some of the more common queries below to see if any of them help you or feel free to get in touch using the link below!

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Absolutely! FUE is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries performed in the modern world, and our outstanding levels of care ensure you are in the safest of hands at all times. All our surgeons are GMC registered and all locations CQC registered.

No as a rule, but with open holes on the back of the scalp, we may apply a temporary dressing to handle any risks of bleeding (usually very mild).

We perform FUE hair transplants under local anaesthetic  to ensure the focus sites are desensitised. The local injections will cause a very slight discomfort. During the transplant itself, you have access to entertainment, and our team will make sure you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

In some cases, a patient may feel mild discomfort in the days following the treatment. To control this, we provide medication.

Yes, with the experience of our hair surgeons, our unique imaging tool and your input we are able to re-create your hairline to give your aesthetics back.

A hair transplant does not stop more hairs from falling out – we are able to provide you with advice and appropriate adjunctive therapy to slow the hair loss process down. During your consultation, we will give you relevant advice and treatment options, creating the best solution for you.

Following the hair transplant, the hairs will grow over a period of 3 – 12 months. Initially, hairs may fall out but will regrow – and it is important to remember this is normal.

This will depend on the type of treatment you undergo and the number of hairs to be transplanted. Treatment lasts between 4-8 hours, and during the procedure you will be sat in a comfortable chair with regular breaks. At Better Hair Clinics, we have the facilities to ensure your treatment and patient journey is incredibly relaxed.

The hairs are taken from the donor area (known as the permanent zone), which experiences thinning later in the patient’s life. This transplanted hair functions in the same way as it did in the donor area. The hair will last usually into old age, when the donor area starts to thin; at this point, more hair can be transplanted from a different part of the donor area.

No – we will do that for you on the day of your treatment. How short you need to keep your hair will depend on the type of treatment you undergo.

To minimise scarring, donor tissue is taken from the scalp as one strip which are then inserted into recipient sites. These are placed in one-hair units along the front of the hairline to cultivate a more natural appearance, making it unlikely anyone will suspect any treatment has taken place.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) involves transplanting hairs in follicular units of 1 to 4, which allows surgeons to perform thousands of transfers in just one procedure. This is known as the strip method, a tiny linear scar will be visible under a blade 3 haircut

During your consultation, our doctors will discuss the hairstyle you want to keep. This helps the doctor to utilise their artistic skill and ensure your hair has the maximum density for the style you want. This does not mean you have to keep the one hairstyle, as our hair transplants accommodate any style, long or short.

FUE is designed to avoid the presence of a linear scar, instead creating miniscule marks (which appear no bigger than dots). Once these heal, you may be able to have a shaved head without worrying about your scars being noticed (this is not a guarantee).

For most jobs, work patterns need not be affected. However, those with physical jobs will need to avoid exerting themselves for at least 7-14 days (which also means exercise for leisure should be avoided).

As the FUE procedure usually leaves a full or partial patch of shaved hair on the scalp, patients may feel uncomfortable returning to work. Patients can wear a hat straight after the treatment, which is highly recommended for those with bald scalps in sunny weather.

The aim of hair treatment is to restore hair to areas of baldness. A full head of hair contains around 40 – 60,00 hairs, and so it is not possible to get this level of hair again. However, transplants provide fantastic results, and our doctors ensure your hair is restored to give the appearance of a full head of hair.

Usually, a bandage is only worn immediately after the procedure, but there should be no need to wear one home.

The hair loss process does not stop, and hairs will continuously become miniaturised. The transplanted hairs from the permanent zone are resistant to the hormone DHT, and so do not thin. Further transplants may be required if the hair loss process continues to affect other areas.

OUR PATIENTS SAY

If you’re on the fence about having a treatment done, why not read some of the comments below from previous clients who were more than happy to share their experience.

I visited Better Hair Transplant Clinic for a free consultation to discuss my options. I meet with Sharon who was great at explaining all my options and gave me realistic expectations. After the consultation, I booked my FUE hair transplant to give me a new hairline. This has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to see the final results. I would completely recommend Better Hair Transplant Clinics to anyone who felt the way I did. I’m so glad I took that first step and booked my consultation. It’s changed my life for the better and I’m a much more confident person for it.
MIKE COLLEY
After deliberating for a number of years whether the insecurity about my receding hairline was enough to warrant spending thousands on it and having had a few eye watering quotes, my partner found Better Hair Transplant Clinics. From that moment the full team were great. Any questions I had were answered quickly in the lead up to procedure, and on the day I was made to feel extremely comfortable all the way through by the surgeon and his team, who were all fantastic.
CRISTIAN STICKLAND
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