We transform lives with our precision hair transplant procedures
We offer FUE & FUT hair transplants, both are market-leading procedures that offer unique benefits to the patient
There are two surgical techniques by which hair can be removed from the donor area of a patient’s scalp - Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). Some hair clinics are strong proponents of either FUE or FUT (Strip) procedures - but not both. This is because their leaning can often depend on the experience of their own surgical staff, rather than what's the best option for the patient.
Here at Hillside Hair Clinic, we believe that each method, both FUE and FUT, actually have key advantages and disadvantages and therefore the decision about which treatment option to go for should be based around the specific needs of the individual patient.
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Are you looking to discover the difference between FUE & FUT hair transplants?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) refers to the extraction part of the procedure and there are key differences between the FUE and FUT methods. In the FUE method, individual grafts are extracted directly from the patient’s donor area (back and sides of the head), one graft at a time. Patients can typically also style their hair shorter at the sides and back after the procedure. In an FUT hair transplant, a thin strip of hair is removed from the donor region leaving a small linear scar. The strip is then grafted into the recipient area.
We are very particular about working with you to create a natural hairline to give the best aesthetic result.
We take hair grafts from the sides and back of the head, as hair in these areas are not sensitive to the DHT hormone. After transplantation, they will grow forever. So, implanting hairs that are not sensitive to this hormone, into the recipient area of the scalp means that this hair is perfect to use to transplant.
Here at Hillside Hair Clinic, we offer free private consultation by an experienced clinician, with a background of general medicine and endocrinology, who will go through your medical history and your current medication and advise you appropriately. You will then be consulted by the surgeon.
Comparison of FUE and FUT procedures
FUE procedure (Follicular Unit Extraction)
Commonest Procedure for 80% of Patients
Men rated up to 5 on the Norwood Scale
Multiple very small scars (not noticable after healing)
Difficult to repeat in later years
Better for those who suffer keloids or scar badly
Can have short hair at the back
Can exercise after a few days
Less risk of complications
FUT procedure ( Follicular Unit Transplantation/Strip)
Currently 20% of patients have this procedure
Preferred for women
Fine linear scar
Can repeat strip procedures after many years
Need to wear hair at back longer
Need to wait 4-6 weeks before strenuous exercise
Ludwig and Savin Scale for Women
Less damage to the grafts
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Our Hair Transplant Guarantee
For all hair transplantation procedures performed by Hillside Hair Clinic surgeons, we guarantee to replace any non-growing hair transplant graft, free-of-charge, providing the patient has adequate donor hair and meets our terms and conditions. In our experience, such replacement has seldom been necessary.