Edinburgh Hair Transplant Clinics

Hair transplant in Edinburgh is becoming increasingly popular as an option for dealing with both male and female hair loss and even baldness which is related to age. Today, hair transplant surgery offers a natural way to gain a head of growing hair. It is also a scar and almost pain free procedure. Edinburgh is a great cosmopolitan city to undertake hair transplant procedures and is home to the famous Edinburgh Rock and the Military Tattoo as well as being an excellent shopping area and close to areas of outstanding natural beauty.

A Single Day Hair Transplant Procedure

With a hair transplant in Edinburgh most clinics offer two hair transplant procedures that can both be performed while under a local anaesthetic. This means that the hair transplant recipient only needs to stay the day at the clinic.

One of the hair transplant procedures offered in Edinburgh is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This is when the surgeon plucks a small group of strong healthy hair individually from the patient’s head and then transplants them into an area on the head which lacks hair. It will take just a few months before strong healthy hair starts to grow normally. If a large amount of hair is transplanted then the result will be better.

What is FUE?

Hair transplanting using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a process in which donor hair is extracted in a follicular unit and then transplanted.  A minute, circular incision is made, using a specialised instrument, in the area which surrounds a follicular unit. The unit is pulled directly from the scalp leaving a tiny hole in its wake. This same procedure is carried out a number of times until the right amount of hair has been harvested for completing the hair transplant task.

Micro Hair Transplanting and Micro-grafting in Edinburgh

In this procedure, every hair follicle through the use of magnification is dissected. Very thin incisions are then made and each follicle is planted into the bald area.

Before a Hair Transplant Procedure

This is some useful advice to be followed before your first appointment at a hair transplant in Edinburgh.

  • You should avoid taking aspirin or any other type of anti-inflammatory drug for a fortnight before the commencement of treatment.
  • Vitamins B and A should be avoided for 7 days before commencement of treatment.
  • Alcohol should be avoided for 72 hours prior to the commencement of treatment.

After a Hair Transplant Procedure

All the procedures in Edinburgh transplant clinics are performed by experienced surgeons, using local anaesthetics. Any likely after effects or risks will be explained by your hair transplant surgeon. After surgery, the area that has received transplants might feel a little sore for a number of days and may require a few days off work to fully recover from the effects. Transplanted hair does grow very gradually and the recipient must be very patient.

The Cost of a Hair Transplant in Edinburgh

The cost of a hair transplant can range from between £2,000 and £7,000. The final cost will depend on the technique used and the amount of hair transplanting required.

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