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The most common cause of hair loss in both males and females is hereditary hair loss, caused by the hormone dihydrotestosterone. Also known as male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, it affects more than 90% of males and 40% of females.

Males who experience hair loss will typically lose it from the top of their head, leaving a horseshoe shape around the back and sides of the head. These areas, where the hair remains, become the donor sites. This hair displays ‘donor dominance’, it is programmed genetically to not fall out. Even when transplanted, these hair follicles will be stable and should grow as well at the recipient site as they did in their original location. Females usually demonstrate a more diffuse thinning of their hair over the entire scalp. This is a lot more difficult to treat with transplant as the remaining hair is weaker and if these follicles are transplanted they are unlikely to be stable enough to continue growing.

Other forms of hair loss include non-hormonal traction alopecia (caused by a regular pulling force on the hair strands), hair loss at any sites of surgical incision, and trauma-induced hair loss (caused for example, by burns, scarring or chemicals). If you have experienced any of these you may benefit from hair transplantation, so speak to our experts today.

Types Of Hair Transplants

To ensure that you are a viable candidate for hair transplantation our expert dermatologist will first conduct a thorough consultation. He will perform blood tests and scalp biopsies to look for underlying causes of hair loss and possible infections. He will remove several dozen hairs and examine them under a microscope to check the quality and condition of the hair shaft. He will also take a comprehensive medical and family history, as hair loss is very often hereditary.

This preliminary checkup will enable Dr Fadi to identify which hair transplantation process will be most suitable for you.


Follicle Unit Transplantation (FUT), or strip hair transplant surgery, is a common technique in use today. A local anesthetic is applied to numb the scalp. We can also provide a mild sedative if you are particularly anxious. A 6-10-inch strip of skin is removed from the back of the head. Our experienced staff will then use stereo-microscopes to meticulously dissect individual follicular units. Usually between 500 and 2000 mini grafts are created. Excess fibrous and fatty tissue is removed from each graft. The scalp is stitched closed, leaving a thin linear scar. This small scar will most likely be hidden by your own hair.


Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is also performed under local anesthetic, with or without sedation. In this technique, individual hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp. A mini graft will contain 2-4 hairs and a micro graft will contain 1 or 2 hairs. Each follicular unit that is removed leaves a tiny punch mark of 0.6-1.0mm diameter, no stitches are required, and the punch marks are covered up by your own hair. This process takes substantially longer to complete but may be preferable if you favor a close-cropped hair style as there will be no visible scarring. Additionally, with no stitches to remove, the recovery period tends to be quicker; a matter of days rather than a couple of weeks.