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Hair loss is a concern that can affect anyone and like many conditions, there is no singular explanation.

A hair transplant moves hair to an area of the scalp that is thin or bald. It can be an effective procedure for those who have lost hair and have already tried other hair loss treatments.

The hair transplant technique available at the Marlborough Clinic Belfast is called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUE is a minimally invasive treatment (no cutting of a strip) and is carried out under local anaesthetic.

The FUE technique uses a microscopic biopsy punch to remove individual hair grafts from the area of the scalp where hairs are genetically programmed to continue growth (known as the donor area, typically located at the back of the head) to the area affected by hair loss. The advantage of this is that it provides a natural look and leaves no linear scars, making for a shorter healing time for the donor area.

Who is a FUE hair transplant suitable for? 

  • People with thinning or balding at the top of their head
  • People who cut their hair short, such as shaved to a number 1 or 2, as there is minimal scarring left as a result

Benefits of a FUE hair transplant: 

  • Natural process: the hairs implanted grow naturally and does not involve chemicals
  • Time efficient: procedure takes less than one day to complete
  • Fast recovery time
  • Low maintenance
  • Less invasive than FUT method as linear incisions are not used

Hair transplants can have life changing effects for those who are suitable candidates. Before you decide to have hair transplant surgery, you need to think carefully about your expectations and discuss such expectations with your hair transplant clinician. It is important to be aware that most people start seeing their desired results after around 12 months of growth but the entire growth process can take up to 18 months for the full outcome.

At your informative consultation, our hair transplant clinician will listen to your concerns about hair loss and complete an assessment to establish your suitability for a FUE hair transplant procedure. We encourage you to ask questions and have these answered to your full satisfaction as part of this informative consultation. You will be provided with a bespoke written treatment plan and estimate for you to take time to consider.

We have a dedicated hair transplant suite, together with a recovery room in our RQIA-approved facility. Our team will ensure that you are care is predictable, safe and comfortable.

Overview of your hair transplant journey:

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Clinical Consultation

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FUE Procedure

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Recovery

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Our FUE prices vary depending on the number of grafts needed to complete the transplant. 

As an indication our prices range from £3,000-£8,000. Due to the price being dependant on the number of grafts, it is naturally different for every person. In order to accurately determine the number of grafts a consultation will be required. A bespoke written treatment plan and estimate is prepared following your clinical consultation with our hair transplant doctor which costs £150.

Is a hair transplant painful? 

Hair transplants are not painful for most people as local anaesthetic is applied to the head beforehand. Local anaesthesia is given via injection, and this may cause a slight sting and some discomfort. Mild irritation and tightness/swelling of the head can occur after the surgery, alongside both scabbing and itching in the donor and recipient site, but this is usually only temporary and pain relief medication can be taken.

Will I need to book time off work? 

You are advised to book several days off work immediately after the procedure to recover smoothly and avoid complications, this also allows for swelling to minimise. This is particularly important for those in intense manual labouring jobs, as heavy lifting causes blood to flow to the scalp and this can affect the hair grafts.

What are the potential side effects of a hair transplant? 

Although rare, there are numerous potential side effects of a hair transplant, including: 

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Itchiness
  • Visible scars
  • Limited growth

How long will it take to see results? 

It is important to note that a shedding phase occurs whereby newly transplanted hairs fall out of the head anywhere from 3-6 weeks. Hairs will first start appearing around 2-4 months after the procedure although they may be of a thin appearance. Most people start seeing their desired results after around 12 months of growth, but the entire growth process can take up to 18 months for the full outcome.

What should I avoid right after my transplant?

It is crucial to follow the post operative advice and take all medication provided after the procedure to maximise the likelihood of a successful transplant.

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