FUE Surgery

Afro Hair Transplant (specialist procedure)

Afro hair transplants in the UK are often the most complex of all hair transplant procedures. Due to the natural curl of the hair follicle, ensuring maximum graft survival rates and minimising the possibility of ingrown hairs are imperative in order to perform a successful procedure.

Hair Growth Centre are industry experts when it comes to all manner of hair transplant procedures. Our dedicated team have an unparalleled depth of knowledge, which means they can perform afro hair transplants with the utmost precision.

All of our procedures are performed at any one of our UK locations, using our state of the art facilities, offering the highest quality of procedures found not only in UK but across Europe. you can rest assured that our surgeons will be able to conduct meticulous afro hair transplant procedures to great effect and density.

Transplant Density

HGC never compromise on the density of grafts needed, our work and craftsmanship by each and every HGC doctor is second to none, we ensure that each and every one of our patients see the best possible result, please take a look at our evidential page to see some of our amazing results first hand.

Un-Shaven Hair Transplant Technique

HGC’s famous Unshaven transplant technique, is a extremely popular method fro men and women around the world, due to the precision and technique that we use, people have travelled from around the world to have this procedure done with us here in the UK.

One of the fundamental challenges with this specific technique is the way that the specialist should skilfully and viably distinguish the most beneficial hairs, among full-developed hair, to reap and graft the most grounded follicles. This will enable the most ideal outcomes to be accomplished for the patient.

Like a conventional FUE hair transplant, every hair is removed exclusively from a particular contributor zone on a solid piece of the scalp. With our unshaven method, the procedure is significantly more fragile, as there is considerably more hair to work around. When hair is removed, little strands will be trimmed off keeping in mind the end goal to guarantee just the grafts are embedded.

The hair from the back and sides of the scalp will need to be long enough to cover the areas where grafts will be taken from, you will not be able to tell that a procedure has been done, especially from the sides.

Beard Transplant

Beard transplant is the only way to solve the problem of non-appearance of beard hair for men, and complete the blanks of the beard naturally. Of course, the operation is performed under local anaesthesia and without pain, we use the strong grafts of the donor area from the glandular side of the head, which have the same genetic structure of the chin hair so that the result is 100% natural The donor area is anesthetized and the required amount of grafts are harvested according to the area to be transplant. These grafts are excreted in a special sterilization environment, after that the channels which the grafts will implanted the chin area are opened and then the grafts are implanted by the HGC medical team individually until all the cuttings are completed.

Eyebrow Transplant

Despite too often being overlooked, our eyebrows play an important role in day-to-day life. They help us to communicate through facial expressions and protect our eyes from water, sweat and other debris and in recent years, they have been at the centre of a number of beauty trends. For this reason, both men and women suffering from excess loss of hair from their eyebrows can suffer from a loss of confidence and trouble with their self-esteem, which is why our eyebrow transplants in the UK are becoming increasingly popular.

Since the 1990s, it has been a trend to pluck eyebrows into a thin arch, causing people to over pluck their eyebrows and damage the follicle. This, in turn, has prevented regrowth. As the trend has now changed to encompass a more natural, fuller brow, the pressure has risen for men and women alike to change their looks to suit. While make-up can be used to fill in thin or sparse brows, eyebrow transplants have offered a more permanent, long-lasting solution.

An eyebrow transplant utilises the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method in order to harvest hairs from the scalp and transplant healthy follicles back onto the brows to improve density. With precise placement following the normal pattern of growth, patients can see improved density across the span of their eyebrows with natural-looking results.

Hair Transplant Scar Removal

Here at the Hair Growth Centre, our doctors have perfect the scar removal process, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to re grow their hair back, even with scarring.

When significant scarring does result, a number of techniques are available to reduce it. The two most effective methods are scar revision (excising or changing the direction of a scar) and camouflage (a technique where hair is transplanted directly into the scar). In addition, thickened scars may be flattened with cortisone injections, depressed scars may be raised with dermal fillers, and an irregular surface may be made smoother with dermabrasion or laser treatments.

The method for fixing hair transplant scars must be tailored to the specific situation, since each hair transplant repair patient has unique problems, which influence the approach. Perhaps the most significant issue is the amount of remaining donor hair reserves. The following examples illustrate a number of common techniques used to improve scarring.


Typically will last 8-9 hours depending on a number of factors. The surgery may be shorter, however it rarely lasts longer.

The local anaesthetic injections given initially in the donor area and recipient area sting and hurt a little for the first few minutes. The procedure is typically pain-free following this.

Follicle Unit Extraction:
  • It is the most recent up-to-date hair transplant technique.
  • It is less invasive than FUT [FU strip].
  • FUE is a painless process after receiving the local anaesthetics.
  • FUE leaves no visible linear scarring.
  • FUE leaves only tiny, dot-like scars which are virtually impossible to see, dots of less than a 1 mm in the donor area.
  • FUE is: Collecting individual hair follicles from the donor area and implant them into the newly created non visible tiny incisions in the recipient area [hair redistribution].
  • No sutures required.
  • Swelling is only temporary and will resolve completely in few days.
  • No long off time or long down time required, recovery in 1-2 weeks.
  • Back to usual social / professional life soon after the surgery.

From Day 10 you can gently tap the recipient area when applying the baby shampoo mixture. If the scabs do not come off by Day 14 – leave the shampoo mixture to soak on for 60 minutes or more and gently tap. Then you may rinse it off.

NO headwear allowed for the first 14 days. After this you may wear a hat. If you wear a hard hat or helmet then you can wear this after 14 days but it is recommended to wear a soft hat underneath to cushion the recipient area.

It can be normal to have a slight yellowish-watery discharge from the transplanted zone. This usually settles within a few days. If you notice pus or thick discharge or have an offensive smell from this discharge – please contact the patient liaison manager.

We can provide unshaven technique [depends on the density required as shaven technique will provide better density cover, gain higher number of transplanted grafts in the recipient area].

This is called Shedding. It is part of the normal process following surgery and can occur within the first 12 weeks. It can be uneven and some areas can have more shedding than others. It is common and is essentially a normal process following surgery with most patients experiencing it. This does not indicate that the root has fallen.

Depends on your hair loss level, your target to reach, and your donor area status but classically 2 sessions required during lifetime.

Varies from person to another; Hair growth cycle is long, initially, hair shedding for 8 weeks, re-growing phase, 6 months to find about 50% of the new hairs. The final results is usually achieved by 12-18 months.

Our experienced surgeons have artistic surgical skills to create the most naturally looking incisions for the collected follicles to be implanted in.

Our skilled surgeon will do their best to distribute the maximally collected follicles in a wise way to provide the most naturally looking lifetime hairs. So the answer is: it depends how good/ rich the donor area and how big the recipient area.

Depends on the donor area, how severe your hair loss and how is good the healing process in the donor area. If required, a 2nd procedure will be possible to reach better density [your hair surgeon is always ready to discuss that].

  • Possible scalp/ face swelling for few days [nothing serious: the headband and keeping the head elevated will help].
  • Possible headache, scalp pain or irritation [nothing serious: take regular paracetamol for 2 days then as required].
  • Possible Itchiness [nothing serious: take anti-histamine like piriton & spray the head with saline/ mineral water] but Do Not Itch.
  • Possible dryness and excessive scabbing [nothing serious: need frequent head wash, use saline spray and keep good oral water intake][will be scabbing free by day 14].
  • Numbness [nothing serious: recovery is quite individual and may take from few day to several weeks but still less than 6 months of FUT ].
  • Shedding [nothing serious: will follow the natural hair cycle and will be for 6-8 weeks before the new hair re-regrow again].
  • Expect to see 50-60 % of new hair growth by 6-8 months [final results will be seen by 12-18 months].

This can occur post procedure and is usually a result of not exfoliating firmly enough. You can apply coconut oil or aloe vera gel from day 5 onwards and scrub firmly.

This can be expected given the nature of the process. This tends to settle within a few months. If it is troublesome and persistent – please feel free to contact the patient liaison manager.

YES. But avoid Ibuprofen or Naproxen. It is safer to take Paracetamol or Co-codamol.

After 2 weeks you can resume strenuous activity.

You may leave the house following the procedure but the same rules apply with regards to strenuous activity, headwear and sweating. The first 3 days are vitally important, so if you can rest indoors for 3 days – this is better. If you do leave the house, please ensure you have an umbrella if it is raining or sunny to avoid damage to the transplanted zone.

Ideally not. Rest is required to aid with the healing process. Two weeks is ideal to take off. If this is not possible, the longer the better. Depending on your type of work – the surgeon may advise needing 2 weeks off.

Yes, but it is not very effective. The administration of the actual local anaesthetic causes the brief pain or sting.

A full body shower/ (get head wet) is permitted after two weeks. Please refer to the washing regime.

The things that are needed: Travel pillow, anti-histamine tablets, paracetamol, baby shampoo and also coconut oil.

The recommended recovery time is usually two weeks, unless your surgeon advises differently.

The skills and techniques used by our surgeons ensure you are left with a natural looking result. Please bear in mind this can take months to develop.

You may see some hair growth within the first 2 weeks. You will go through different stages of the hair growth cycle, including shedding. The final result is obtained between 12-18 months.

Identifying and Receiving Complaints:
  • Patients may raise concerns to any member of staff, verbally or in writing.
  • They will be directed to the Practice Manager or Complaints Lead to hear them, or to address a written concern.
  • In all cases an acknowledgement will be raised in writing and provided to the complainant within three working days, together with a copy of the Complaints Procedure if this has not been obtained before.
  • The reply will give an estimate of the time required to investigate the complaint and reply again, which would normally be within ten working days and no later than twenty days.
  • A written response, including the result of investigation, will be issued to the Patient at that time. If this is not possible, the Patient will be informed in writing why, and a new time frame issued.

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