Hair Transplant Surgery Guide

This treatment involves transplanting scalp grafts onto areas of the scalp that are thinning or bald. It works according to the theory of donor dominance where skin that grows hair can be moved to areas where hair growth has stopped and this hair growth will continue as normal. This procedure can treat male patterned baldness and other forms of hair thinning.

Who can use this treatment?

Hair transplant surgery is suitable for both men and women but it is more common for hair loss to affect men more severely. It is estimated that as many as two-thirds of all men experience male patterned baldness but hair transplant surgery can offer a solution to this problem.

Hair loss can be a very distressing and difficult problem to deal with and the success of any treatment really depends on the individual. It may be best to consult with your doctor to assess which treatment would be most effective for you. Hair transplant surgery is a medically proven treatment that can help with the problem of hair loss. It has long lasting results which should give the appearance of having naturally grown hair.

Hair transplant surgeries are not very painful procedures and patients have their scalps anaesthetised against pain at the start. Patients are conscious during the surgery and the pain that should be felt is the slight pricking from the injection of the anaesthetic. After the surgery it is expected that you will experience some discomfort and it is normal to have inflammation of the scalp.

Are there any disadvantages of having the surgery?

Following the surgery hair loss may continue to occur in areas that are outside that of the transplanted skin. This means that the transplanted skin may grow new hair while other areas of the scalp begin to experience balding. To resolve this it is advisable to undergo further treatment.

What is the price?

The cost of the scalp graft can vary from around £2 to £6 each time, so the more hair that you want to restore, the greater the cost will be. The estimated cost of the replacement of large amounts is between £7000 and £10, 000.