Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method

FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a type of hair transplant procedure in which individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area (usually the back or sides of the head) and transplanted into the area of the scalp where hair is thinning or missing.

The FUE method is considered to be less invasive than other hair transplant techniques because it does not require the removal of a strip of tissue from the donor area. Instead, the hair follicles are removed one at a time using a special punch tool. This allows for a faster recovery time and minimal scarring.

FUE hair transplants can be used to restore hair on the scalp, as well as on the eyebrows, beard, and other areas of the body.

Our lead surgeon, Dr Zaman has over 6 years experience in FUE method hair transplantation and is regarded highly in his craft. Our surgeons regularly attend hair transplant conferences and update courses throughout the year and are members of FUE Europe.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method

In FUT hair transplantation (also known as strip surgery) the donor area is harvested as an entire strip under local anaesthesia and this is then dissected under the microscopes to create smaller grafts. The process of incision creation and implantation are the same as FUE method.

At One Medical Hair Transplant Clinic we only offer the FUE method as the FUT method has been widely replaced by FUE and is the far more popular option patients opt for due to not requiring a linear scar.

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

Hair transplant surgery is generally not considered to be a painful procedure. The surgery is typically performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area being treated, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort or swelling in the days following the surgery, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions for post-surgery care to help minimise any discomfort and promote healing. If you have concerns about pain during or after the procedure, be sure to discuss them with your doctor before the surgery.