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Why have a Hair Transplant Procedure?

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If you’re a man currently struggling with baldness or thinning hair, then you’re far from alone. Male pattern baldness is a condition that will affect up to 30% of all men by the time they’re 30 years of age, as well as 50% by the time they’re 50.

Some men start noticing the first signs of thinning hair or impending baldness as early as their 20’s or even their teens.

Naturally, there are several hair loss treatments you can turn to, but some are much more effective at treating baldness and thinning hair than others. You can purchase and wear a hairpiece of course, but that’s hardly a proper substitute for your own naturally growing hair. Some men find limited success with topical solutions. However, the most effective way to restore a man’s thinning hair is a hair transplant.

What Happens During a Hair Transplant?

If you think that a hair transplant might be the solution you’re looking for, then it only stands to reason that you’d want to know a little something about what you’re getting into ahead of time. Let’s take a closer look at what the process is all about.

Typically there are 2 areas of the head that experience hair loss initially and can then combine over time. These are:

  1. The front sides of the head (also referred as a thinning hairline)
  2. The top of the head (also known as the crown)

These are usually the starting points of hair loss and vary from man to man. There is a scale of hair loss called the Norwood scale that categorises these areas with numbers from 1 to 7 (1 being no hair loss and 7 being the most severe stage of hair loss where the only remains of hair is round the sides of the head). Even at Norwood stage 7, the hair on the back and around the sides of the head tends to remain and grows in the same way the man is used to. This hair is known as donor dominant hair. It is the area of the head that isn’t affected by a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This hormone is responsible for hair loss but only affects/attacks the follicles at the top of the head and not the back and sides. This is the main reason why hair transplants are a permanent solution to hair loss, because the transplanted hair has come from the donor area which isn’t then affected by the DHT hormone.

Hair transplants involve injecting the scalp of the patient with local anaesthetic before taking portions of donor dominant hair and surgically transferring them to the parts of the head where balding and thinning has occurred. Due to the highly advanced technical equipment used during the procedure, combined with the anaesthetic effects, very little to no pain is felt by the patient.

The hair has the ability to grow just as well once transplanted as it did in its original placement, allowing the balding man to restore the look and feel of his once full head of hair.

Types of Hair Transplant Procedures

There are, of course, several different types of hair transplant procedures you can choose. Which one is right for you will depend on your unique situation, as well as the recommendations of our specialists.

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): This method is one of the simplest and most popular when it comes to hair transplants. FUE involves transferring living donor dominant hair in groups of two or three strands at a time. Normal, healthy human hair naturally grows in patterns that are very similar to this, so FUE allows for a natural, lifelike look. FUE is also widely preferred because the surgical cuts involved are minor, resulting in shorter recovery times and minimal scarring. (We HIGHLY Recommend this)
  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): This method is most often used to treat more advanced or extreme cases of balding. It involves removing sections of the donor dominant hair in strips and transferring these strips to the balding areas via grafting. Cuts are then closed with sutures. Naturally, the FUT method is going to call for a longer healing time, especially if the procedure involves the performance of several grafts at one time.
  • Direct Hair Implant Technique (DHI): The DHI technique is one of the newer, more innovative hair transplant methods prevalent today. It is also considered the most advanced option by many modern healthcare professionals. It involves extracting living hair follicles one by one and redistributing them immediately via a patented DHI implantation tool. DHI tools typically have a diameter of 1 mm or less and provide a high degree of control when it comes to redistribution.

Which of the above methods ultimately represents the right one for you will depend on how bald you are, what you’re hoping to achieve with your results, and what your budget is. To better determine which would be the best possible option for your unique situation, fill out our form to get a free consultation with a hair implantation specialist today.

We will also provide you with a competitive quote on the treatment you need. From there, we can move forward together and determine a course of action.

Patient Testimonials

Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.

You can read our great reviews of FUE hair transplants over on Google and TrustPilot

Kaiden Nolan
Kaiden Nolan
18/04/2022
After 6 months most of my hair has fully grown back. With finasteride and minoxidil and the professionalism of this company I couldn’t of asked for a better job. Thanks again guys!
Don Graham
Don Graham
03/01/2022
Wow! Dr. Kalra is extremely thorough and enthusiastic about his work. As a patient, his professional manner put me at ease. He took time to design a natural hairline and even gave me his personal phone number to look after me following the procedure! The whole staff, including Kevin on the sales side made the patient experience fantastic. After two weeks, i was mostly healed and on my way. Thank you. Great team effort! 😃
Rob Joyce
Rob Joyce
28/10/2021
Kevin, Dr Kalra & team are probably the hardest working people you'll find in the industry. From initial consultation to aftercare, these guys have been very responsive and informative. To be honest, I've been at ease through the whole process. Dr Kalra is an expert technician and has been on hand for any follow up queries i've had following the procedure. The team of technicians that supported Dr Kalra were again, very proficient and professional. You're in safe hands with Kevin & team. FYI: Procedure : Hair Transplant(FUE) Location: Edinburgh Time: September 21'
Daniel Lennon
Daniel Lennon
06/10/2021
From initially making an enquiry to booking my appointment Kevin has been fantastic keeping in regular contact and answering any quiries I had. Dr Kalra and his team were great on the day of surgery, extremely professional and attentive to my needs. Made the experience as relaxing and painless as they could. On day 10 after my transplant and healing nicely. Dr Kalra also keeps in contact and quick to answer any of my questions. Would highly recommend. Not to mention they were also the cheapest I could find certainly, within the UK.
Iain Johnstone
Iain Johnstone
05/10/2021
I Had a hair transplant 10 days ago at HTG’s Edinburgh clinic and everything so far has been great. I had 1750 FUE grafts done which took approx. 7/8 hours and was carried out by Dr Kalra and his team who were very professional and did a brilliant job. There is zero pain after having this procedure and I’m looking forward to the next 12 months of strong growth! Kevin and Dr Kalra have both been excellent in providing support and answering any questions I have both before and after my procedure.
stewart maclean
stewart maclean
06/09/2021
Kevin was great to deal with always happy to help answer everything and always was honest through out lockdown and challenges it faced the doctor the team where brilliant and experienced and did great job would recommend highly if u are looking for there services u wont do much better
David
David
03/09/2021
Kevin HTG, kept me informed of proceedings throughout the whole process leading up to my appointment and was very helpful in answering any questions I had. The transplant itself went very well, with Dr Kalra and his team talking me through the whole procedure as it progressed, and reassuring me if I had any concerns. Kevin, HTG plus Dr Kalra and his team were very professional throughout the whole process from the first phone call to completing the transplant.
Mark Knox
Mark Knox
02/09/2021
These professional people, flew all the way up from London, just to do my transplant in Edinburgh. I was very well taken care of all day. The procedure was done very efficiently throughout!. Would recommend this company and people 100%. Many thanks. Mark
Lewis Birrell
Lewis Birrell
28/07/2021
One week on from having a FUE hair transplant, and I'm already delighted with how it is looking. My donor area is healing over nicely and my grafts are settling. Kevin promptly answered my initial inquiry and got me booked in for a day which suited me at the Edinburgh clinic. Dr Kalra wax my surgeon and within minutes of having met him, his experience and expertise was clear to see. The technicians and staff at the clinic were also very friendly and skilled. The only slight improvement I would have is that it would be good if patients were able to speak to their surgeon before their transplant day. I'd recommend HTG to anyone in central Scotland looking to have an FUE procedure done.

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