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On this page, you will find everything you need to know about hair transplant questions. From hair transplant surgery to your hair transplant surgeons, we’ve got you covered with this exhaustive informational page.

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Pre-Hair Transplant Surgery

Pre-Hair Transplant Surgery

The cost of a hair transplant is very much dependent upon how many grafts need to be used during transplantation. Most quotes we offer out on a daily basis cost between £4,000 and £6,500. Smaller cases, such a beard transplant or eyebrow transplant, may be as low as £3,500. Larger hair transplant cases may even be as high as £10,000. For more information please view our hair transplant prices page.

You can sign up for a hair transplant consultation using our free consultation form. The free video consultation is completely free, even if you decide not to go ahead with our clinic for your hair transplant!

The real question here is whether you want an fue or fut transplant. the FUE hair transplant method looks to take individual hair follicles and implant them into the recipient area.

Alternatively, the FUT transplant (“strip” surgery) extracts a linear strip of skin from the back of the scalp and implants hair follicles into the recipient area. The FUT hair transplant is now generally considered to be obsolete.

The need for hair transplant operations is dependent upon the amount of balding and thinning you may be suffering with. In cases where hair loss is only in its initial stages, then alternative treatments may be recommended. Take a look at the following articles to see which treatment may be right for you:

If you’re thinking about hair loss, then a question you have probably asked yourself is “should I get a hair transplant in Turkey?” Our recommendation is to make sure that you know who is doing your hair transplant. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for”. What we have found is that there is a reason that quite a large amount of clinics abroad offer cheap pricing. This being that the surgeon doesn’t perform the hair transplant procedure.

There are many different types of hair types that are eligible for hair transplantation. At Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics, we are experienced at performing surgeries on straight hair, curly hair, wavy hair, and afro hair.

Hair transplants are able to be performed on men, women, and even transgender patients. The main variable that affects the eligibility for transplant is the size and quality of the donor hair on the back and sides of the head.

Younger patients, under the age of 25, may need to agree to take finasteride as part of their patient contract agreement. This is so they will be able to maintain hair density post-surgery and slow signs of further hair loss.

During Hair Transplant Surgery

During the procedure itself, all patients are provided with local anaesthesia. This means you will not fell anything during the procedure itself, but you will be awake and conscious. Most patients tend to say it feels like a head massage!

Most hair transplants performed typically take between 6 and 8 hours to perform. For larger cases, the work is usually split over two surgery dates. For smaller cases, such as beard and eyebrow transplants, surgery times can often be shorter. If you’re ever unsure, don’t hesitate to ask one of our consultants!

On the day of your hair transplant, it is important to wear some comfy clothes, like a comfy t-shirt and shorts, leggings, or tracksuit bottoms. Please avoid wearing tops with hoods or tight neck holes. We recommend a button up shirt.

After the surgery, patients will be bandaged. Any item of clothing that restricts or rubs against your surgery spot may be painful, or even damaged your implanted hair.

On the day of the surgery, be sure to bring comfy clothes and a means of entertainment (iPad, Tablet/Phone/Book). Lunch will be provided on the day of your hair transplant.

Post-Hair Transplant Surgery

For an FUE hair transplant, the initial recovery period is typically between 10-14 days depending on the patient. This is the typical time taken for your initial scarring to heal fully, enabling you to take off the bandages.

During the initial recovery process, you will also be provided with a full aftercare package and hair transplant aftercare instructions about your first hair wash for your transplanted hair.

Of course, this answer is very much dependent upon the patient and the rate at which their hair grows. For most patients, results begin to show from around months 9-12. However, it is important to note that everybody’s hair will grow at a different rate. So, don’t be alarmed if it is beginning to grow slowly.

Your follow-ups will occur 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after your hair transplant takes place. This enables us to follow your progress, answer any questions or queries you may have, and give you important information about what to expect over the coming months.

At Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics, we pride ourselves on patient care. A patient’s recovery process is as, if not more, important as the transplant itself!

There are many things you can do to maximise the result of your hair transplant. In the initial 12 months, we would always recommend 3 courses of PRP. This is going to help your hair follicles grow thick and strong.

Many patients also consider using finasteride after their surgery. This is a great preventative medication that will help to slow any signs of further hair loss down the line! It is a great way to keep your existing hair!

Hair loss or hair shedding after your transplant is not always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it is a completely natural occurrence. Between 4 and 6 weeks after hair transplants, it is not uncommon for follicular units to shed. These will grow back naturally and there is nothing to worry about.

Although hair loss medications and treatments are not essential, it is always wise to consider them after your transplant. A great way to think about it is this… You have gone to all the effort of paying for and having a surgical procedure. So, why would you not take those extra measures to maximise the longevity and appearance of your result?

You can begin to exercise two weeks after your transplant. The key aim is to make sure that your donor area and recipient site have recovered fully after your FUE hair transplant. The last thing you will want to cause is an infection.

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

Kieran Dancy
Kieran Dancy
19/01/2024
"My experience with Harley Street Clinic was exceptional. I was very apprehensive about getting my FUE procedure done, as one would expect. However, Sara reassured me and was very supportive pre and post-procedure. I am so pleased with the result thus far. The new hairline suits my face, and I cannot wait to see the full results. I must thank everyone at the Harley Street Clinic for their support, guidance, and care."I had an outstanding experience with the Harley Street Clinic. Initially, I had some apprehensions about getting my Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure done, as I was unsure about how it would turn out. However, Sara, who assisted me throughout the procedure, was very supportive and helped calm my nerves. She provided me with thorough pre and post-procedure guidance, which was extremely helpful. I am delighted with the results I have seen so far. The new hairline suits my face perfectly, and I cannot wait to see the full results in the coming months. The team at the Harley Street Clinic was very supportive, and I felt like I was in good hands throughout the entire process. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone at the clinic for their support, guidance, and care. The experience was very positive, and I would highly recommend the Harley Street Clinic to anyone looking to undergo a similar procedure.
David Price
David Price
09/01/2024
Thank you to the doctor and team. I was well looked after on the day of surgery and I’m really looking forward to the results. Initial anaesthetic injection was the only bit that I didn’t like but other than that, all good. Would recommend. David
ashley sheppard
ashley sheppard
07/09/2023
Lovely surgeon and assistants who made me feel at ease. No pain whatsoever. Would recommend.
Ross Thorndyke
Ross Thorndyke
31/07/2023
Great surgeon, quick responses. Even drafted a Locum in to cover the original surgeon being on holiday. Very impressed with the set up and the results are very good so far.
GrayBx
GrayBx
17/04/2023
To start, their care and procedures are absolutely incredible, if I was to base the review solely on the Dr and nurses I had for my procedure it would be an easy 5 stars. However I am rating only 4 stars, which I would consider slightly generous. I am trans, although very early transition when I had the procedure, and within the consultation I feel I was overlooked of what I wanted. After being asked what I was looking for from the procedure, I said I was trans, and wanted a natural looking feminine hairline (as well as obviously fixing my natural hairline), to which my consultant claimed that a masculine hairline would be easier to look natural. Going along with this, I thought any hairline transplant is better than nothing, and that he was the professional so I should take his advice and bite my tongue. In fairness, I was not wearing make up and was in jeans and a hoodie for the consultation, so maybe what I said just went over his head or maybe he didn’t take me seriously. In hindsight, I wish I didn’t closet myself at the first sign of push back from what I perceived as a medical professional, even talking to my doctor near the end of the procedure I felt comfortable enough to come out to him after what I had initially perceived to be a transphobic clinic (I promise you it’s not), and wish he was the one to do the consultation in the first place. He even said something along the lines of “I’ve done a masculine hairline on you, I wish you had have said something sooner”, and I didn’t want to cause any trouble for my consultant, so I didn’t say anything. All in all, the procedure went perfectly, and has healed really well. Cannot speak any higher of my doctors and nurses (although I have forgotten their names), and although not entirely happy with the hairline I received, it was done perfectly and is 100x better than my natural hairline. To all my trans girlies out there, please make it really clear what you want, look as fem as possible for the consultation, and if they push back at all - don’t let them walk all over you.
Ricardo David
Ricardo David
14/12/2022
Loved the team!
Emma Walker
Emma Walker
27/09/2022
I originally took a lot of time researching a hair transplant company within the UK and came across these guys. I have to say that the whole experience has been so smooth from start to finish. Kevin has been nothing but helpful and it was encouraging to know that he only wanted the best for the client. The reason for my hair transplant was traction alopecia and even though I am only 5 days post op I can already see the potential hairline I will have in a few months time. Everything including booking, payment, forms etc was all so easy and straightforward to do with the help of Kevin. The day of the surgery I had my mum come with me and she was able to come into the room to start with before the actual surgery to help choose my hairline and Dr Kalra explained everything not only to me but to my mum also. Then it was onto the actual surgery part of the day and I have to say that while the local anaesthetic injections were pretty painful, the rest of the day was completely relaxing. Dr Kalra and the other staff (sorry I can’t remember their names) totally put me at ease. Everything was explained and if I needed anything all I had to do was ask. Post op I had a lot of bleeding in the donor area which I was worried about but Dr Kalra put my mind at ease straight away. If I had any questions or worries then Dr Kalra and Kevin were always on hand to help. 5 days post op I still have a fair amount of swelling and bruising but it is improving every day and I can’t wait to see results. I’ve booked a PRP session with Dr Kalra for 5 weeks time so I will post another update once that has been done. Thank you to everyone but special thanks to Kevin and Dr Kalra!
Jack Booth
Jack Booth
10/09/2022
The whole experience was very straight forward and professional and the staff were very friendly. I felt I was in safe hands with Dr Kalra and the others who did the surgery and the aftercare process was explained very clearly to me afterwards.

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