The Cost of a Hair Transplant in the UK
Increased popularity of the procedure over recent years has meant that prices are becoming more affordable. Prices at Aventus Clinic start from £1,995 and vary depending on the size and type of procedure needed. At your consultation you will have a thorough assessment of your hair loss. Based on the extent and type of hair loss the doctor will design a personalised treatment plan for you.
It’s not uncommon for people to require more than one hair transplant. This is because the area where the hair has been transplanted to may continue to thin, and to achieve consistent hair coverage, further transplantation is required.
What is the Best Age for Hair Transplant?
Hair loss can happen at any time in a person’s life. Some people can show signs of hair loss and thinning in their early twenties, whereas some people may be in their fifties before they begin to show signs of hair loss. Because of this, there’s really no ‘best’ age for a hair transplant procedure.
Generally speaking, the best time in a person’s life for an FUE hair transplant is when their hair loss is stabilised. That is, once the patient experiencing hair loss finds it has seemingly slowed to an unnoticeable rate.
It’s likely that hair loss surgery won’t be recommended until you’re over the age of 25. This is because of a number of factors, mainly that it may not be possible to determine your precise hair loss pattern. As such, any treatment provided may turn out to be inadequate.
What is the Success Rate of Hair Transplants?
FUE hair transplants are the most advanced means of hair restoration available on the market today. The success rate of an FUE transplant is between 92 and 98 percent. According to Realself.com website in 2019, FUE hair transplant has a patient satisfaction rate of 97%. Aventus Clinic surgeons use the latest technology and advanced microsurgery FUE techniques to maximise your results.
The Side Effects of FUE Hair Transplants
Adhering to the aftercare protocol is important following a hair transplant procedure to minimise any side effects.
Potential side effects include:
- Superficial bleeding. This is a most common side effect of an FUE procedure, but due to the mildly invasive nature of the surgery it’s often only minor bleeding that stops quickly.
- Swelling of the scalp. This is more likely to occur for hairline transplants. You maybe given special tablets after the surgery to minimise this swelling and this often settles down within a couple of days.
- Itching is a common side effect of any surgery and hair transplants are no different. It’s important to resist the urge to scratch as it could cause displacement of the hair or lead to an infection.
- Infections can occur if the follicles become inflamed. This is remedied with antibiotics or a topical antibiotic cream.
- Shock loss occurs when the newly transplanted hair falls out following the procedure. While this may be worrying, it is quite normal and not an issue as the follicles that are transplanted will mainly remain and grow back in time.
- Scarring at the donor site with FUE is minimal and this is the great advantage over the strip FUT method.