Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure designed to relocate healthy and thriving hair follicles from one area of the scalp (usually at the back of the head), to a location where hair follicles are sparser and less healthy – where an individual is balding (usually on the top of the head).

Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia as it’s formally known, is caused by hair follicles which are vulnerable to a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). These hair follicles becoming sparser as a result of a negative reaction to the DHT hormone, causing baldness in affected areas.

The areas at the back and sides of your head are less susceptible to the effects of DHT and as a result the hair in these areas remains healthier and fuller for longer. A hair transplant exploits this fact by relocating these healthy follicles to the area of the scalp where follicles no longer grow.

How Do Hair Transplants Work To Give You More Hair?

Hair transplantation is simply a process of relocating existing hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another, it is not as many people are lead to believe, a procedure for growing more hair.

Unfortunately the technology for re-growing hair does not yet exist, but there are techniques available here at New Image Clinics which give the appearance of more natural looking hair coverage using non-invasive, non-surgical techniques. For more information on these state of the art hair-giving treatments take a look at our hair systems pages or speak with one of our advisers today.

What is an FUE Hair Transplant?

A follicular unit extraction or FUE hair transplant is a form of hair transplant which transplants very small pieces of healthy tissue containing healthy hair follicles, from a thriving area of the scalp to a less well covered area.

The technique is often marketed as being a modern and cutting-edge technique, yet the science behind the procedure has been around since the late 80s.

Many people here in the UK have been duped into believing international companies offer a better treatment in this field. FUE Hair Transplant UK and international procedures are the same wherever you go, so individuals should not be convinced by marketing hype.

As previously discussed, hair transplants, whether FUE or strip harvesting procedures, do not give people more hair. They simply distribute existing hair more evenly over the scalp; effectively thinning the back and sides in order to fill out the top. As you can see from the image above- this kind of procedure can also leave you looking much worse before it begins to look any better.

For a procedure which actually gives an individual more hair- take a look at our hair replacement systems pages or speak with one of our advisors today. If your heart is set on a surgical transplant we can even supply you with a temporary non-surgical solution.