5 Reasons to Have a Hair Transplant

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

It’s the sort of thing that used to be seen and not heard. Having a hair transplant. But when footballer Wayne Rooney stepped out with locks significantly more luscious than they used to be, hair transplants were no longer a dirty secret.

The then-England skipper famously spoke out about his decision to undergo follicular unit extraction at the Harley Street Hair Clinic after specialists there quite literally transformed his tresses.

Hair Transplant: The Science

Follicular unit extraction or FUE is a leading-edge method of hair transplantation in which hair follicles are taken from one area of the patient – typically the back of the neck – and implanted on the head.

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And they aren’t just for those who are losing their hair. FUE can help correct everything from thinning hair to an uneven hair line. We’ve teamed up with Harley Street Hair Clinic to bring you 5 reasons to have a hair transplant.

5 reasons to have a hair transplant

1. You get natural results

Unlike other methods of hair transplantation with FUE there’s no scarring and the result is undetectable. Your hair growth is mapped and individual hair follicles are transplanted from one part of your scalp to another, and even planted at your own unique angle.

2. It’s minimally invasive

You remain fully conscious during the procedure; recovery time is short and the risk of complications is low.

3. There are no side effects

Hair transplantation is a simple procedure and you’ll leave the clinic with clear instructions on aftercare and medication and topical treatments to ensure the best result.

4. It’s not as expensive as you think

You don’t need a footballer’s salary to pay for it. Cost depends on the individual case and ‘hair characteristics’ such as the area to be treated, but FUE hair transplant cost starts from as little as £3,000. Harley Street Hair Clinic has a graft calculator, so you can work out how much your treatment is likely to cost.

5. The confidence boost

Your natural hair is simply moved from one place to another and will grow just like your hair used to – completely naturally. So all you need to do is get used to having hair again. As Wayne Rooney famously said: ‘I was going bald at 25, why not?’

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