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A hair transplant procedure is the process of moving hair roots from the back of scalp and implanting into the area of hair loss.

Why you might need it

For some people, hair loss can be very distressing. A hair transplant procedure is the process of moving hair roots from the back of scalp (the permanent hair zone) and implanting into the area of hair loss. Hair can also be taken from other hair bearing areas of the body.

The ideal candidate will have enough density of hair on the back of scalp to be used for the grafts and would have clear expectations as to what can be achieved in their particular case following consultation with the surgeon.

The group of people who could benefit from hair transplant include those suffering with:

  • Male baldness with receding hairline to the front and temples
  • Thinning or hair loss on the top of the head and crown areas
  • Female hair loss with thinning
  • Advancement of hairline producing a high forehead in men and women
  • Burn or traumatic scar alopecia and loss of hairline
  • Stable patchy alopecia
  • Scar alopecia following surgery

Hair transplant procedures can also help with:

  • Eye brow thickening and reconstruction
  • Hairline creation and designing

Who will do it?

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

Before your treatment

Which type of hair follicle graft harvesting technique is utilised depends on various factors including patient choice, suitability and the number of grafts that are required to complete the procedure.

All of these points will be discussed thoroughly and agreed during an initial consultation with the consultant.

Preparing for your treatment

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

The procedure

A hair transplant procedure is the process of moving hair roots from the back of scalp (the permanent hair zone) and implanting into the area of hair loss. Hair can also be taken from other hair bearing areas of the body.

Two types of hair transplant procedure are available:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) where micro hair grafts are harvested from the back of the scalp directly as single hair units; or
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) as a strip of hair bearing skin. This is then dissected into natural follicular units of one, two or three hairs by a team of trained technicians before being implanted and redistributed into the micro slits in the area of baldness or thinning.  

An artistic approach and microsurgical skills are used to design the hairline and transplant the hair, ensuring the correct angle and orientation is achieved. The donor area is closed with stitches and usually heals without leaving a noticeable scar as the hair regrows.

Why choose Spire?

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

How much does it cost?

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

You can trust Spire South Bank Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.

We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.

(1) Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself.

(2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

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Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.