Hair Transplant with Follicular Unit Extraction

If you are experiencing hair loss, thinning hair, a receding hairline or male pattern baldness, then a FUE hair transplant in Glasgow at our cosmetic clinic could be the ideal solution for you.

Many patients are unsure of the types of hair transplants available, and most are only aware of the FUT procedure. Our expert surgeons specialise in a newer method that utilises the latest technology to restore hair follicles and stimulate hair growth in the thinning area.

At our Glasgow clinic, we offer cutting edge FUE treatments for hair loss with natural-looking results and virtually undetectable scars. We tailor the treatment plan to your unique hair loss problems and carry out each FUE procedure with precision to help restore your confidence.

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When it comes to hair transplant surgery, there are two techniques that are most spoken about: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). We only offer our patients the FUE hair transplant procedure at our Glasgow clinic.

The reason behind this lies in the difference between the two hair transplant procedures.

Find out what the key differences between FUT and FUE hair transplants are below and what techniques we use at our clinic in Glasgow.

FUT Hair Transplant Surgery

The Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) technique is the traditional way of carrying out hair restoration or hair transplant surgery.

This procedure involves making a cut along the back of the head (ear to ear) and removing a strip of hair bearing scalp. The wound is then closed, leaving a straight line scar at the back of the head. The strip is dissected under a microscope into individual hair follicles, which are then implanted one by one at the top of the head or hairline.

This was initially considered the gold standard method of hair restoration, but the biggest drawback of this technique is that it leaves a straight line scar at the back of the head. Although it is covered by hair, this can still be quite off-putting for many patients looking at hair loss treatments.

This paved the way for new and improved FUE treatments.

FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is a newer method of performing hair transplants, with less visible scarring.

This specialised hair transplant procedure uses minimally-invasive techniques for an outcome that resembles a full head of hair. The minimally invasive FUE hair transplant surgery involves removing each follicular unit individually, using small punches at the back of the head.

Whilst this technique avoids the straight line scar, it is not entirely scarless. Each punch heals leaving a small white dot of scar tissue. Although, generally speaking, thousands of small white dots tend to be less conspicuous than a straight line scar, so men can wear their hair shorter at the back and sides without having to worry about the scar being visible.

The Evolution of Follicular Unit Extraction

When the FUE technique was first pioneered to treat hair loss, it was limited by a number of problems. The first was that it was very slow, which meant it was only possible for the hair transplant surgeon to transfer a small number of individual follicles for grafts in a day. This made it unsuitable for more severe cases of hair loss.

The trauma of extracting the follicles individually was also bad for the grafts, meaning that the survival rate of the grafts was less than with the traditional strip technique.

Thankfully, however, as time has gone on, the industry’s experience with the technique has improved and refinements in instrumentation mean that we can now safely transfer much higher numbers of grafts with graft survival rates almost as high as the strip technique whilst avoiding the straight line scar. For this reason, FUE is now the preferred method for treating hair loss at our Glasgow clinic.

If you would prefer the FUT technique, we can refer you to a reputable hair transplant clinic that offers the FUT hair transplant in Glasgow. 

Book a private online consultation to find out if a FUE treatment is right for you

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Recovery & Aftercare

A local anaesthetic is used for our FUE hair transplant procedures and the initial recovery period is between 1 and 2 weeks. The scalp will have scabs where the hair follicles were taken, but by about the second week, these will have healed.

Some patients are happy to go back to work the next day, while others prefer to take a few days off during this recovery time.

FUE Hair Transplant Experts in Glasgow

Ready to treat your hair loss with a cutting edge FUE hair transplant in Scotland?

Our experienced hair transplant surgeon will discuss your needs and expected outcomes with you during your consultation. Our specialists will advise you on the best areas of the scalp to extract the hair follicles from and the desired placement of the transplanted hair (hairline, crown, etc.) to ensure the most natural-looking results.

Get in touch with our team for more details about our FUE hair transplant in Glasgow (including the hair transplant cost) and start your journey towards regaining your self-confidence.

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