Treatments/Invasive/Other Invasive/Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplants can be an effective treatment to help to fill in gaps where hair has been lost due to scarring. The most common hair bearing areas for restoring hair into scars are the eyebrows, beards, scalp as well as pre and post auricular following a facelift, but it can also be done to other parts of the body as well. At The London Scar Clinic, we offer both donor harvesting techniques – follicular unit excision (FUE) and the linear strip excision (often referred to as Strip FUT). Your surgeon will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both, and will agree with you on the most appropriate method in your case.

How do you know if your scalp is scarred?

Usually scalp scarring will be obvious because of the absence of hair in the scar.


How do you treat a scalp scar?

Scalp scars can be treated in a number of ways, but hair transplant surgery is often possible for large scars. For smaller scars, scalp micropigmentation may be an option, especially in persons with black or dark brown hair.

How painful is a hair transplant?

Hair transplant surgery is performed under local anaesthetic so discomfort is felt when the local anaesthetic is injected, but the procedure itself should not be painful. The level of discomfort post operatively varies from person to person but is generally minimal if the follicular unit excision method of donor harvesting has been used.


Is a hair transplant into a scar guaranteed to work?

Unfortunately, there is always a chance the transplanted hair will not take and therefore this is not a 100% guaranteed procedure.


How soon will I see the final results following a hair transplant?

From the day of treatment it can take three to four months for your new hair to begin to grow and then it will take many months to gain length and mature in terms of diameter. Due to these two factors the initial result is usually assessed at about eight months post procedure, but the final result may not be apparent until a year and a half after the surgery.


Is a hair transplant permanent?

Transplanted hairs will usually remain in their recipient site as long as they would have in the donor site and whilst they may not be permanent, in most people they will last into old age.


How long is the procedure?

Each transplantation surgery is unique to the individual and the time involved takes into account factors such as the area being transplanted, the number of grafts required to be extracted and implanted, as well as the difficulty of the procedure. Hair transplants can take between three to eight hours and sometimes longer.


How much does a hair transplant cost?

The cost of a hair transplant surgery procedure varies depending on the donor harvesting method and the number of hairs being transplanted but generally is between £3000 and £10,000.

Treatment Overview

  • Appointments by highly skilled and experienced, specialist hair transplant surgeon
  • Transplants to restore hair to scars located on the eyebrows, beard, scalp as well as pre and post auricular after a facelift

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