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At Dr Implants we can answer this with a simple FREE consultation which will give you an overview of what needs to be done to gain full hair growth


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Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a method used for hair transplantation that began in 2004. It involves removing individual units of follicular units from the back of the head and transplanting them into targeted areas. As a result, patients undergoing FUE surgery are able to grow hair in places they lost.

FUE is an advanced procedure to the likes of FUT (Follicular Unit Transaction) otherwise known as the strip method. In short, the main difference between the two procedures is the way hair grafts are taken from the patient. With an FUE hair transplant, hair grafts are taken out individually using a specialised punch tool and micro-forceps. Whereas, FUT hair transplants, require a strip from the back of the head to obtain hair grafts. Thus, resulting in a longer recovery period and the patient is typically left with a linear scar at the back of the head.

Benefits of DHI Hair Transplant?

  • Natural-looking results

  • Non-visible scarring

  • Permanent Solution To Hair Loss


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The first step involves preparing the patient for surgery, taking photographs, and determining the target and donor areas. The donor site will be anaesthetised using local anaesthetics, and the hair follicles will be removed from the site over approximately three hours.

The removed follicles are soaked in a special solution while the target area is anaesthetised, and the canals are opened using specialised tools. The open canals are then filled with hair follicles over a further three hours.​ The entire procedure lasts between six and nine hours. After surgery, a bandage will be applied to the donor area.

Transplanted follicles will start to become strong one week after surgery. The transplanted hair will grow for two to three weeks before falling out. However, the follicles will stay in place. After another week, the hair will begin to grow again. Patients can expect to see visible hair growth in the front area after six to eight months, and in the top area after eight to 12 months.

FUE Hair Transplant painful?

Patients may experience mild aches following the procedure.

Painkillers and antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent excessive pain and possible infections.


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