Finance options are available and can be discussed at consultation
Doctor Mazhar Hussain has been performing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation since 2004 and has performed more than 2,500 surgeries across many ethnic groups.
He was the first hair transplant specialist to set up a FUE only clinic in Scandinavia in 2005 and My Hair Clinic was one of the first five clinics worldwide to concentrate solely on the FUE technique.
In 2015, Doctor Hussain looked to extend his practice to the UK and chose to partner with Absolute Aesthetics who have established clinics in London and Guildford.
Why choose My Hair Clinic at Absolute Aesthetics?
- Doctor Hussain has been performing the FUE hair transplant procedure since 2004
- He was the first specialist to start a FUE only clinic in Scandinavia in 2005
- My Hair Clinic was one of the first five clinics worldwide to specialise in FUE
- Doctor Hussain has performed more than 2,500 surgeries across many ethnic groups
- Patients have a very high success rate and achieve natural looking results
- Named surgeon – your consultation and procedure will be with Doctor Mazhar Hussain
- We are able to perform repair surgery for patients who have had a poor result from other clinics
- We are able to perform scar repair
- We have transparent pricing
- Your procedure is performed within an Absolute Aesthetics Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered clinic in either Central London or Guildford, Surrey. We do not hire rooms.
- There is absolutely no hard sell technique
- We give honest advice and set realistic expectations
Do you wish to speak to former patients?
My Hair Clinic has a selection of former patients who would be delighted to speak with you about their experience and results. Contact details can be supplied on request.
How much does the FUE hair loss treatment cost?
The cost of a hair transplant in the UK varies significantly. The price of your hair transplantation will depend on the number of grafts and the type of hair restoration you require. How many you need depends on various factors such as your hair loss, the thickness of your hair and the donor hair that is available.
We suggest that you do not make your decision based on cost alone. This is about your future looks and a natural result in the hands of a highly skilled surgeon is vital.
Prices start from £2,000. A fairly accurate indication as to the cost of your procedure can be given if you are able to submit photographs of the front, top and back of your head along with your age.
About the FUE procedure
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair loss treatment is the latest and most advanced hair transplant technique currently available in the UK. FUE hair transplantation is a comfortable procedure which produces natural results and has a high level of satisfaction amongst patients suffering from baldness or thinning hair.
Hair naturally grows in follicular units. A follicular unit usually contains one to four hairs. During the FUE procedure, these follicular units are individually removed from the donor area and prepared for transplantation to the recipient site. When performed by an expert, the delicate removal of the units causes minimal trauma to the scalp and leaves hardly any visible scarring in the donor area.
How natural are the results of the FUE hair loss treatment?
The preparation of the recipient site is the most critical part of the hair transplant procedure and key to its success. Using what is known as the ‘slit’ method, the surgeon is able to exercise precise control over the depth and direction of each slit. This is vital to ensure a natural direction of hair growth and reduces the risk of pitting once the graft is introduced.
To achieve the optimum and most natural looking result, distribution of the grafts must be well planned taking into account the patient’s age, present and anticipated hair loss. A thorough discussion of this is important prior to the surgery.
All these elements to the procedure require the skill of an experienced and competent surgeon.
Can body hair be used if hair at the donor site is limited?
Another benefit of the FUE hair transplant technique is that hair from literally any part of the body can be used as a donor area. This is particularly useful for patients with limited donor hair on the back of the head and sides.
What is the difference between the FUE and FUT hair loss treatment?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), or strip surgery as it is more commonly known, involves removing a strip of skin, containing hair follicles, which has been cut from the back of the head. The size of the strip will vary but at its longest, can stretch from ear to ear. The follicular units are then harvested and implanted. This procedure will always leave a linear scar and occasionally can leave the patient suffering with numbness or pain. Covering the strip scar can also be an issue.
Former strip-patients may opt to have their scar covered through a FUE hair transplantation
What are the advantages of the FUE hair loss procedure?
The main advantages of choosing the FUE technique are:
- Natural looking results
- Controlled and careful extraction of follicular units
- No linear scar (as opposed to FUT hair transplantation)
- No stitching
- Complications are rare
- Donor area will heal in a matter of weeks
- Body hair may be used for those with limited donor hair
- High patient satisfaction
- Quick recovery time
- Can be used to improve previous hair transplants
- Greater participation of the surgeon as compared to FUT
What are the disadvantages with the FUE hair loss treatment?
The main disadvantages of FUE surgery are:
- Takes time to perform and thus
- It’s more expensive than FUT
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need time off after my surgery?
You may experience some swelling 2-4 days after surgery so you may wish to consider taking a few days away from work. We advise no strenuous physical activity (such as jogging, tennis, diving) for two weeks, however light exercise may be resumed after 4 days.
What do I do to prepare for my procedure?
You will be given a pre-operative instruction sheet to follow prior to your procedure. On the week prior to your procedure you will be advised to stop drinking alcohol and to stop taking medication such as Asprin and Ibuprofen. You will need to consult with your doctor before stopping any prescribed medication.
On the day of your procedure we advise that you have your normal breakfast and wear comfortable clothing and a button up top to avoid pulling anything over your head.
If you are a smoker, you will be encouraged to stop.
Is there any aftercare I need to be aware of?
You will be given a post-operative instruction sheet to follow for the days and weeks after your procedure.
Aftercare is relatively straight forward. The instruction sheet will guide you on how to care for the recipient area and advise you on how soon you may return to your normal activities (see also ‘Will I need time off after my surgery’).
Will the recipient site require any special care?
You will be given a post-operative instruction sheet to follow for the days and weeks after your procedure.
For the first two nights after the surgery we suggest that you sleep with your head elevated with two pillows. The recipient site may be rinsed with running water from an indirect low-pressure shower in the morning before breakfast.
Normal use of shampoo may resume after two weeks.
It is important to ensure the donor and recipient area are adequately protected when in direct sunlight for 8 week post procedure.
Babyoil, Aloe Vera or Vaseline is suggested for any itchy or dry skin.
Will it be obvious that I have had a hair transplant?
Post treatment, the recipient area is typically pink and small scabs will form around the site where the follicles have been inserted.
If the recipient area is not bald but only thinning, most patients will be able to take up normal social activities after 10-14 days without drawing any attention.
If the recipient area is bald or nearly bald, then it may take up to 5 weeks before the area becomes unnoticeable. In some cases a light pinkish colour and irritation may persist even beyond 8 weeks.
Is this FUE hair transplant procedure permanent?
In nearly all cases the results are permanent. There have been very few reports of transplanted hair being lost.
Will the results look natural?
Yes. We take the necessary time to make your results as natural as possible. At My Hair Clinic at Absolute Aesthetics we spend around 5-6 hours per 1000 grafts. It can be done much much faster but our aim is to achieve natural results and not to rush through your procedure.
In only 2-3% of our completed procedures have patients felt disappointed about achieving less growth than expected.
1% of patients have complained about a FEW grafts / hairs not pointing in a natural direction.
We are proud of the results we achieve.
How old do I need to be?
This can vary and this is another reason why a consultation prior to any procedure taking place is important. With a conservative / high hairline, the front and top can be transplanted at any age. For complete filling of the temples, we prefer the patients to be in their late 20’s or above. For transplantation to the crown we recommend 35 years of age or above.
Who is best suited to the procedure?
Most men with a suitable donor area and many women are suitable for FUE hair transplantation. However, a more thorough investigation may often be needed for women to rule out any conditions causing the hair loss.
Does the procedure hurt?
Most of our patients would describe the procedure as comfortable. There can be a little discomfort for a total of around 10-15 minutes whilst the local anaesthetic is administered.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can take around 5-6 hours per 1000 grafts. For patients who have had a poor result from a previous procedure (at another clinic), the process can be longer. In cases of minor hair transplantation, eyebrows, scar repair and other smaller procedures, it may take between 2-6 hours.
What (if any) medication will I need to take?
The only mandatory medicine is antibiotics. You may need and can take regular painkillers (paracetamol or NSAIDS). We may also suggest medication to prevent further hair loss.
How quickly will I see results?
In the first 12 weeks post procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out. Thereafter the growth starts. Visible change is often seen at around 6-10 months. However, final results take between 1 ½ – 2 years to come through.
Can you perform hair transplants on women?
Yes, in many cases. However, we may need to rule out any specific condition that is causing the hair loss. This is discussed at the consultation.
Are there any risks associated with the procedure?
Apart from minor pain, there are very few risks associated with the procedure. Very occasionally, some patients may experience superficial folliculitis (groups of small red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around hair follicles).
My Hair Clinic has had four cases of infection since first performing the FUE procedure in 2005.
Around 15% of patients may experience severe swelling of the forehead and face. This usually resolves itself within a week.
Some patients, particularly Caucasians, may experience prolonged redness of the recipient area, especially if they are not cautious about exposure to sunlight after the procedure
Hair Transplantation is effective for treating
- Thinning hair
- Male pattern baldness
- Hair loss in females
- Hereditary baldness
- Thinning eyebrows