Hair Restoration Surgery with Natural Looking Results

Looking for the best hair transplant in Glasgow? Dr Darren McKeown’s Glasgow clinic specialises in a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments, including hair restoration surgery using cutting edge technology and techniques. We offer industry leading hair transplant surgery for thinning hair, a receding hairline, and pattern baldness

When men begin to suffer from hair loss, they are often confronted by a range of emotions, such as embarrassment, shame, and most commonly, a loss of confidence. Unfortunately, there are too many who capitalise on these feelings to sell as many hair transplant procedures as possible. But we pride ourselves on taking a different approach.

While the internet is rife with hair transplant marketing claims promising to restore your teenage hairline in no time at all with no downtime, no scarring and virtually no risk, this is unfortunately not the case. There are limits to every approach when it comes to hair restoration treatments such as hair transplants.

At our Glasgow clinic, it is our job to talk you through the hair transplant procedure, including the pros and cons of all the options available to you, to ensure you have realistic expectations. We advise you on a suitable hair transplant or treatment plan that suits your needs now while also delivering permanent results that serve you in the long term.

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Techniques for Hair Transplant Surgery in Glasgow

Hair transplant surgery is one of our most effective permanent hair loss solutions.

The hair transplant procedure is carried out with modern techniques by a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. Our expert surgeons have helped countless patients achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results with their hair transplants in Glasgow.

We offer hair implants that address many different hair conditions, including receding hairlines and male pattern baldness. Our experienced specialists provide minimally invasive hair loss solutions that deliver natural-looking results with hair growth to boost self-confidence.


The basic goal of hair restoration surgery is to move hair from an area of excess – usually at the back and sides of the head – to an area of need, normally at the top or front of the head. Currently, there are two accepted hair transplant procedures for achieving this goal: FUT (Follicular Unit Transfer) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

In the FUT hair transplant procedure, a strip of the scalp is removed from the back of the head. The hairs are then divided into individual follicles (otherwise known as follicular units) one by one under a microscope and then re-implanted at the top or front of the head.

The benefit of this hair transplant technique is that it allows a high volume of grafts to be transferred in a single session. The downside, however, is that it leaves a straight-line scar across the back of the head, although this is generally well hidden with your remaining hair.

The FUE procedure does not leave a straight-line scar at the back of the head because the follicular units are extracted one by one before implanting them at the top of the head. This technique is often claimed to be “scarless”, yet this is not completely true. Whilst it avoids a straight-line scar, it is replaced by thousands of smaller ‘white dot’ scars where each follicle has been removed. This is virtually undetectable and can only be seen on very close inspection.

The downside is that fewer grafts can be transplanted during each operation, with typically only 1500 to 2000 achievable per day.


Number of Grafts Available

The nature of hair loss means that it will normally get worse as we get older. This could mean that patients may need more than one hair transplant over the course of their life, with most men requiring 2 or 3 hair transplant procedures throughout their lifetime.

Since we have a limited amount of hair at the back and sides where we can ‘borrow’ from as transplanted hair, it is essential that we make good use of what is available in the donor area and avoid an over-use of this since we may come to need it in the future.


Role of Medication

There are two medications currently licensed to reduce the progression of hair loss in men: Regaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). All men considering hair restoration surgery should give serious consideration to using one or, ideally, both of these drugs.

Both medications will help slow down or stop the progression of hair loss. In a smaller percentage of men, they may even encourage regrowth of hair that has already been lost.


Different Areas for Treatment


One of the most common areas we treat at our clinic in Glasgow is the hairline. This is because, for hair to be transplanted, it is often the first area we lose hair from and where hair follicles remain. It is also the most visible part of the scalp when we look in the mirror.

When choosing a clinic for your hair implants in Glasgow, it is important that you go for a trusted hair transplant surgeon who first takes the time to design your new hairline. This is one of the most important steps in determining the outcome of surgery. The two key components of the design are the head shape and the density of the hair follicles. Although it is tempting to design a very youthful, straight hairline that is low down the forehead, this is not advised. A transplanted hairline will be with you for the rest of your life, so the shape must look natural when you are young and as you get older.

It is also important to achieve a cosmetically acceptable density of hair transplants that does not simply appear ‘less bald’ but that has a convincing density that creates the illusion of a full head of hair.




The mid-scalp is the second most common area to be transplanted and it is sometimes combined with hairline transplants.

As a general rule, the density of grafts can be reduced in this area to provide enough coverage to look convincingly dense whilst saving some of the donor areas to use in other parts where higher density is more important, such as the hairline.


The crown – or vertex – is the least commonly transplanted area and is rarely transplanted in men under the age of 40.

This is because, depending on the severity of your final hair loss pattern, which may not become evident until a more advanced age, not everyone will have enough graft-ready follicles available to fully transplant the front and back of the head.

Given the choice between transplanting the front or back, most men choose the front, so it is best to wait and operate on the crown only when it is clear what the final hair loss pattern looks like.

Book an online consultation at the Aesthetic Medicine Institute for a hair transplant tailored to your unique needs.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of surgery is the hair transplant procedure?

Hair transplant surgery is done using a local anaesthetic and involves transplanting existing hair follicles into balding or hair thinning areas. This offers many benefits compared to other hair loss treatments, especially as it is minimally invasive.

For more information about our hair transplant in Glasgow and the techniques involved, get in touch with us and our friendly staff will assist you.

What is the recovery time after a hair transplant surgery?

Once the hair follicles have been grafted on the desired areas on your scalp using the latest technology, the full recovery period can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months, but you will be able to go back to work a day or two after the hair transplants have been done.

In your initial consultation, one of the specialists at our Glasgow clinic will explain what happens after surgery, including why it is normal for hair to fall out during the first three months after your hair transplant.

How much is a hair transplant in Glasgow?

Hair transplants in Glasgow can vary in price based on the type of surgery and the severity of hair loss in the patient. A proper estimation of the hair transplant cost, which also depends on the graft area and availability, will be made in the initial consultation.

If you have more questions about the types of hair transplant procedures we offer and how they might differ in price, give our clinic in Glasgow a call and we will be happy to assist.

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