Here Is What We Learn About The Hair Transplant In UK(2019)

Hair losshas become so common in the UK, according to The Daily Telegraph, that almost two in three men will suffer from hair loss before the age of 60. Data studies show that 80 percent of European men have inherited their parents' hair loss gene, compared with about 15 percent of Asians. The UK is ranked fifth in the world in baldness, about two-fifths of men will be bald before the age of 45, and two-thirds of men will not escape the fate before the age of 60.

At present, there are two solutions to hair loss: Non-Surgical Hair Replacement and Surgical Hair Transplant. Hair transplants, which are gaining popularity in the UK, can reverse the pattern of female or male hair loss so that no one will know you have lost your hair.

But first, you need to know the causes of hair loss, which can be divided into two types, congenitaland acquired.


1. Male Pattern Baldness Caused by Gene and Hormone

Pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of male hair loss, accounting for more than 95% of hair loss in men. It can begin in your teenage year, but more commonly occurs in adult men, with the likelihood increasing with age. Men who have close relatives with male pattern baldness will be more likely to it, especially, when their relatives are on the maternal side of the family.

Androgenetic alopecia is associated with male sex hormones called androgens which contributes to the development of what is thought of as “male” sex characteristics, such as body hair. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen and it is derived from testosterone. Both of them are androgens or hormones that contribute to male sex characteristics when people go through puberty. They are responsible for muscular growth, deeper voices, and sex drive, etc. When the testosterone was converted to the less useful dihydrotestosterone, men will experience hair loss because dihydrotestosterone will attack and shrinks the hair follicles. Male pattern baldness sufferers have the hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicles sensitive to DHT are easy to miniaturize, which will shorten its lifespan. The shrunken hair follicle gradually produces shorter and finer strands of hair, and finally, it stops growing hair.



2.Aquired Factors Lead to Hair Loss

Obviously, both physical and psychological stress can lead to hair loss. When the capillaries contract, the scalp hair follicles are prone to hair loss due to insufficient blood supply. Meanwhile, the eyesight fatigue of a long time, overweight mental pressure, excessively nervous, impatient or anxious mood, staying up late, etc., all can bring about hair growth cycle to shorten, accelerate hair loss.

Hair loss may also be caused by drugs such as gentamycin, allopurinol, hyperthyroidism, thiouracil, trimethyldione, propranolol (propranolol), phenytoin, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory. In addition, Radiation therapy, as a cure for cancer, is also a major cause of hair loss. 

Hair
What is Hair Transplant?



Hair transplant is one of the solutions to hair loss, It is a type of surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to a bald or balding part of the scalp. In this minimally invasive procedure, an implant containing an anti-balding hair follicle (such as the back of the head) is transplanted onto the bald scalp to regenerate new hair. If you don't have any hair on your head, unfortunately, a hair transplant is not for you.


Different types of hair transplant

There are two different types of hair transplant surgery options available today. The most common methods of hair transplants are FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation).

Hair transplant in UK may cost between £1,000 and £30,000, it depends on the extent of the hair loss, the type of procedure you have and the quality of the clinic and its team. Follicular Unit Extraction surgery will cost anywhere from £5,000 to £12,000, Follicular Unit Transplantation may cost less, about £5,000 to £8,000. That's a huge amount, isn't it?

Therefore, which treatment method to choose is particularly important. The differences between the two treatments are described below.



FUT

(follicular unit transplantation)

For FUT, instead of taking a single hair follicle from the donor region of the scalp, a thin strip of scalp is taken from the donor's area and then divided into individual follicles or groups. A small incision is made in the bald area and the follicle is implanted. Compared to FUE, this may leave some scars.




Pros:



1.Maintain the integrity of the elements needed for hair growth, postoperative results are more natural.

2.Which fine hair can be transplanted to a small implant incision.

3.A large number of hair follicles can be obtained in one operation, which maximizes the transplantation effect and avoids the pain of multiple operations for patients with large area of hair loss.

4.The damage rate of hair follicles is low.

Cons:



1.A linear scar will be left at the donor region of scalp after surgery.

2.Postoperative recovery time is slow.

FUE

(follicular unit extraction)

FUE is a modern method of hair transplant in which individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor region of the scalp (usually the neck and the back of the head) with the help of a special 1mm diameter punch. And then use specialized micro surgical needles to transfer these extracted follicles to the recipient region of the patient's scalp to allow them to grow naturally.


Pros:



1.You don't need surgery, you don't need stitches.After the operation, the donor region was left with small, dotted scars, which were scattered and could not be seen even with very short hair. There is no linear scar.

2.The recovery time is much shorter with the patient often returning to work the next day himself.




Cons:



1.The damage rate of hair follicle is high.

2.The operation took longer.

Applicable Crowd

Obviously, hair transplants are for people with hair, and the more resources available, the better coverage you get.But you might be surprised to find that you only need a few healthy follicles to achieve a reasonable effect.






Who is suitable for FUT?

1.People who has larger areas of baldness and would like it covered in single sitting.

2.People who doesn’t mind cuts, stitches, longer recovery period.



Who is suitable for FUE?

1.People with smaller areas of baldness.

2.People who wants to wear shorter hair styles.

3.People with active lifestyles, like sportsmen, etc.

4.People who prefers less invasive procedures and don’t want cuts, stitches on the scalp.

5.Those who want faster recovery.

It is not suitable for people with the following conditions:

1.People with multiple diseases or heart problems, uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure.

2.People with a burning, itching or rash on the scalp, the condition needs to be identified and corrected.

3.People who has psychological problems and often pull their own hair.

4.People with low density in the back of their head will not be able to produce enough follicles for transplantation.

 

Risks and Side Effects

FUE and FUT are both safe treatment, You'll feel sick for the first few days, and then you'll be fine. Head tightness, swelling, and pain are inevitable, and head cuts scab and make it difficult to fall asleep. Some of the areas where you have hair may be affected by the stimulation of surgery, but don't worry, it's temporary hair loss, and after a while, the hair will grow back.

Since the transplanted follicles were taken from the donor region, there is no guarantee that the transplant will last forever. But it could last a long time. Also, your body may reject the new follicle and cause the transplant to fail, but this condition is extremely rare.

How to care it?

FUT The posterior donor region is incised and wrapped with a dressing. 7 days after the surgery, you can wash your hair with shampoo, you could see some hair follicles falling out during the process, but don’t worry it’s okay and inevitable in order to clean the blood scab. In the FUT method, postoperative scar care is very important, and sutures should be removed after a week.

FUE The posterior donor region should be wrapped with aseptic dressing and changed at least once a day without affecting normal work. On the fifth day, the hair can be washed normally. Hair begins to grow in 7-10 days and can be combed normally.

For both methods,It is important to follow post surgery instructions and take good care of the grafts. Swelling of the scalp, face is common for a few days. You will be on antibiotics, steroids, painkillers for a few days and will be asked to use Minoxidil and or Finasteride.

Recovery time

No matter what surgery you choose, the transplanted hair will usually fall out within 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery, so your baldness will last for a while, but you should start to notice new hair growth within 3 months. Most people will see 60% of their new hair growing after six months, 90% by the ninth month, and by the 12th month, the implant area is fully grown and ready for perming and dyeing. Although the hair transplant extracts healthy follicles from the donor region and is not affected by androgens, it is not permanent. Excessive late nights, chronic stress and tight ponytails can also cause hair loss.

Hair losshas become so common in the UK, according to The Daily Telegraph, that almost two in three men will suffer from hair loss before the age of 60. Data studies show that 80 percent of European men have inherited their parents' hair loss gene, compared with about 15 percent of Asians. The UK is ranked fifth in the world in baldness, about two-fifths of men will be bald before the age of 45, and two-thirds of men will not escape the fate before the age of 60.

At present, there are two solutions to hair loss: Non-Surgical Hair Replacement and Surgical Hair Transplant. Hair transplants, which are gaining popularity in the UK, can reverse the pattern of female or male hair loss so that no one will know you have lost your hair.

But first, you need to know the causes of hair loss, which can be divided into two types, congenitaland acquired.


1. Male Pattern Baldness Caused by Gene and Hormone



Pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of male hair loss, accounting for more than 95% of hair loss in men. It can begin in your teenage year, but more commonly occurs in adult men, with the likelihood increasing with age. Men who have close relatives with male pattern baldness will be more likely to it, especially, when their relatives are on the maternal side of the family.

Androgenetic alopecia is associated with male sex hormones called androgens which contributes to the development of what is thought of as “male” sex characteristics, such as body hair. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen and it is derived from testosterone. Both of them are androgens or hormones that contribute to male sex characteristics when people go through puberty. They are responsible for muscular growth, deeper voices, and sex drive, etc. When the testosterone was converted to the less useful dihydrotestosterone, men will experience hair loss because dihydrotestosterone will attack and shrinks the hair follicles. Male pattern baldness sufferers have the hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicles sensitive to DHT are easy to miniaturize, which will shorten its lifespan. The shrunken hair follicle gradually produces shorter and finer strands of hair, and finally, it stops growing hair.



2.Aquired Factors Lead to Hair Loss



Obviously, both physical and psychological stress can lead to hair loss. When the capillaries contract, the scalp hair follicles are prone to hair loss due to insufficient blood supply. Meanwhile, the eyesight fatigue of a long time, overweight mental pressure, excessively nervous, impatient or anxious mood, staying up late, etc., all can bring about hair growth cycle to shorten, accelerate hair loss.

Hair loss may also be caused by drugs such as gentamycin, allopurinol, hyperthyroidism, thiouracil, trimethyldione, propranolol (propranolol), phenytoin, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory. In addition, Radiation therapy, as a cure for cancer, is also a major cause of hair loss. 

Hair
What is Hair Transplant?



Hair transplant is one of the solutions to hair loss, It is a type of surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to a bald or balding part of the scalp. In this minimally invasive procedure, an implant containing an anti-balding hair follicle (such as the back of the head) is transplanted onto the bald scalp to regenerate new hair. If you don't have any hair on your head, unfortunately, a hair transplant is not for you.


Different types of hair transplant


There are two different types of hair transplant surgery options available today. The most common methods of hair transplants are FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation).

Hair transplant in UK may cost between £1,000 and £30,000, it depends on the extent of the hair loss, the type of procedure you have and the quality of the clinic and its team. Follicular Unit Extraction surgery will cost anywhere from £5,000 to £12,000, Follicular Unit Transplantation may cost less, about £5,000 to £8,000. That's a huge amount, isn't it?

Therefore, which treatment method to choose is particularly important. The differences between the two treatments are described below.




FUT

(follicular unit transplantation)

For FUT, instead of taking a single hair follicle from the donor region of the scalp, a thin strip of scalp is taken from the donor's area and then divided into individual follicles or groups. A small incision is made in the bald area and the follicle is implanted. Compared to FUE, this may leave some scars.


Pros:



1.Maintain the integrity of the elements needed for hair growth, postoperative results are more natural.

2.Which fine hair can be transplanted to a small implant incision.

3.A large number of hair follicles can be obtained in one operation, which maximizes the transplantation effect and avoids the pain of multiple operations for patients with large area of hair loss.

4.The damage rate of hair follicles is low.

Cons:



1.A linear scar will be left at the donor region of scalp after surgery.

2.Postoperative recovery time is slow.


FUE

(follicular unit extraction)

FUE is a modern method of hair transplant in which individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor region of the scalp (usually the neck and the back of the head) with the help of a special 1mm diameter punch. And then use specialized micro surgical needles to transfer these extracted follicles to the recipient region of the patient's scalp to allow them to grow naturally.


Pros:



1.You don't need surgery, you don't need stitches.After the operation, the donor region was left with small, dotted scars, which were scattered and could not be seen even with very short hair. There is no linear scar.

2.The recovery time is much shorter with the patient often returning to work the next day himself.

Cons:



1.The damage rate of hair follicle is high.

2.The operation took longer.

Applicable Crowd

Obviously, hair transplants are for people with hair, and the more resources available, the better coverage you get.But you might be surprised to find that you only need a few healthy follicles to achieve a reasonable effect.





Who is suitable for FUT?

1.People who has larger areas of baldness and would like it covered in single sitting.

2.People who doesn’t mind cuts, stitches, longer recovery period.


Who is suitable for FUE?

1.People with smaller areas of baldness.

2.People who wants to wear shorter hair styles.

3.People with active lifestyles, like sportsmen, etc.

4.People who prefers less invasive procedures and don’t want cuts, stitches on the scalp.

5.Those who want faster recovery.

It is not suitable for people with the following conditions:

1.People with multiple diseases or heart problems, uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure.

2.People with a burning, itching or rash on the scalp, the condition needs to be identified and corrected.

3.People who has psychological problems and often pull their own hair.

4.People with low density in the back of their head will not be able to produce enough follicles for transplantation.

Risks and Side Effects

FUE and FUT are both safe treatment, You'll feel sick for the first few days, and then you'll be fine. Head tightness, swelling, and pain are inevitable, and head cuts scab and make it difficult to fall asleep. Some of the areas where you have hair may be affected by the stimulation of surgery, but don't worry, it's temporary hair loss, and after a while, the hair will grow back.

Since the transplanted follicles were taken from the donor region, there is no guarantee that the transplant will last forever. But it could last a long time. Also, your body may reject the new follicle and cause the transplant to fail, but this condition is extremely rare.

How to care it?

FUT The posterior donor region is incised and wrapped with a dressing. 7 days after the surgery, you can wash your hair with shampoo, you could see some hair follicles falling out during the process, but don’t worry it’s okay and inevitable in order to clean the blood scab. In the FUT method, postoperative scar care is very important, and sutures should be removed after a week.

FUE The posterior donor region should be wrapped with aseptic dressing and changed at least once a day without affecting normal work. On the fifth day, the hair can be washed normally. Hair begins to grow in 7-10 days and can be combed normally.

For both methods,It is important to follow post surgery instructions and take good care of the grafts. Swelling of the scalp, face is common for a few days. You will be on antibiotics, steroids, painkillers for a few days and will be asked to use Minoxidil and or Finasteride.

Recovery time

No matter what surgery you choose, the transplanted hair will usually fall out within 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery, so your baldness will last for a while, but you should start to notice new hair growth within 3 months. Most people will see 60% of their new hair growing after six months, 90% by the ninth month, and by the 12th month, the implant area is fully grown and ready for perming and dyeing. Although the hair transplant extracts healthy follicles from the donor region and is not affected by androgens, it is not permanent. Excessive late nights, chronic stress and tight ponytails can also cause hair loss.