Could FUE be for you?

FUE is a harvesting technique where the individual grafts are punched or 'drilled' out from a shaved area of the donor scalp. Although scars are still produced, they are usually very subtle dots scattered over a large area making it possible to conceal even with a cropped hair cut. It is ideal where the patient needs or favours a shorter hairstyle, such as a No.1 or No.2 cut or any hair charactertistics that make the scalp easily visible  – but we would recommend a personal consultation to ensure that it is the right treatment for you.

FUE step-by-step

While no two FUE procedures are ever exactly identical, they do follow the same essential steps from start to finish.

Here’s an insight into what you can expect upon entering a Farjo Hair Institute clinic.

  • Having discussed your hair loss and the treatment options available to you at your consultation with one of our experts, you decide on FUE and book an appointment for your treatment
  • Currently, we are able to safely transfer up to 2,000 follicular unit grafts in a single session that will last most of the day. It may be possible to carry out two such sessions on consecutive days in order to achieve higher numbers
  • If the treatment involves a significant number of grafts, the entire back and sides of the scalp will need to be shaved on the day
  • You will be given a mild sedative and local anaesthetic in both the donor and recipient areas
  • The discomfort you feel for a few minutes when being given the anaesthetic (similar to what you feel when undergoing dental work) is the only sensation you feel throughout your treatment
  • Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the procedure begins with the extraction of the follicular unit grafts – this is done manually or mechanically using 0.8mm – 1.0mm ‘drill bits’ and a variety of other equipment.

FUE tariff

Our current, all-inclusive price structure for an FUE procedure is up to:

  • £6.00 per graft for the first 1,000 grafts
  • £3.00 per graft thereafter

This also applies to ARTAS® robotic surgery.

FUE
  • Eventually, instead of a linear donor scar, this will leave a large number of very small dot scars
  • The entire procedure is very clean and, when complete, no bandages or dressings are required in most cases
  • Due to the nature of the technique, there may be a higher rate of hair transection and, therefore, potential wastage
  • FUE grafts can also be more vulnerable due to the fact that there tends to be less protective tissue around the roots – extra care is necessary when you leave the clinic to ensure graft survival
  • Within half an hour of the treatment ending, you can be on your way home – although we highly recommend you do NOT drive, so we advise that you make arrangements to get home by taxi or public transport or get picked up by a friend or family member
  • With the expertise we can offer at every stage of the procedure, we can produce results that are virtually undetectable – even under the closest scrutiny.

Injertocapilar at Farjo Hair
with Dr Jose Lorenzo

The Farjo Hair Institute and Injertocapilar work together to deliver world-class FUE at the Institute’s Manchester clinic.

The Farjo Hair Institute works with Injertocapilar’s Dr Jose Lorenzo to provide the best quality solutions for hair loss at the Institute’s Manchester clinic.

Dr Lorenzo is a world renowned manual FUE specialist who has built up a large following of both clients and peers over the past decade. His skill, knowledge and experience mean that he is in huge demand as a hair transplant surgeon, while his expertise has led him to lecture fellow hair restoration surgeons all over the globe to share his know-how in FUE.

Dr Lorenzo has worked with the Farjo Hair Institute since September 2013, providing an additional FUE service at the world-renowned clinic.

Please contact us at Farjo for more information.

Could Artas® be for you?

Developed from research since 2005, the ARTAS Robotic System is a state-of-the-art medical device that safely and effectively extracts hair for transplantation.

Rigorously tested and cleared by the FDA and other international regulatory bodies, the ARTAS Robotic System allows our highly trained surgeons to achieve truly outstanding results.

ARTAS® step-by-step

While robotic, the ARTAS system is still only a tool of the surgeon – it cannot do anything independently and it is always under the control of one of our highly trained surgeons and technicians.

  • Having discussed your hair loss and the treatment options available to you at your consultation with one of our experts, you decide on an ARTAS procedure and book an appointment for your treatment
  • The hair in the area of the scalp to be used to source the ‘donor’ hair groupings is shaved – this allows it to be more accurately digitised
  • You will be given a mild sedative and local anaesthetic in both the donor and recipient areas
  • The discomfort you feel for a few minutes when being given the anaesthetic (similar to what you feel when undergoing dental work) is the only sensation you feel throughout your treatment
  • Once this has taken effect, a skin-tensioner is placed on the scalp so that the system can accurately locate and harvest hairs in their natural groupings
  • The system digitally maps the area, analysing the position of each natural grouping of hairs
  • With the surgeon’s guidance, the system harvests donor hair in a random fashion, so that the area retains its original appearance. This process is repeated until a sufficient amount of hair has been harvested
  • The grafts are then transplanted into the desired areas of the scalp, following  the design agreed by you and your surgeon
  • Within half an hour of the treatment ending, you can be on your way home – although we highly recommend you do NOT drive, so we advise that you make arrangements to get home by taxi, public transport or get picked up by a friend or family member
  • Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within just a day or two following the procedure. Keep in mind though that the original hair we shaved will only grow at 1cm per month
  • After a week, both the donor and recipient areas should have a similar appearance to pre-surgery.

Frequently asked questions about FUE

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Frequently asked questions about Artas

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