Hair Transplant Clinics in Glasgow
Leading the Way in Hair Transplants
As the largest city in Scotland and ranked within the top ten financial centres in Europe, one can expect Glasgow to be at the forefront of procedures such as hair transplantation and this is indeed the case. Before going into the specifics of where in Glasgow to get this procedure done or how much it costs, it is worth looking at the main types of hair transplantation techniques on offer.
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and involves removing healthy hair follicles from the back of the scalp where they never stop growing and grafting them one by one into the bald areas, preferably where hair used to grow previously for a better result. The scalp generally heals in about 4 to 5 days and after about 10 months around 90% of the transplanted follicles would have sprung into fully grown hair.
The Follicular Unit Transplant is when a strip of tissue is moved from the donor area which is usually the back of the scalp known as the permanent zone. The strip is then cut into microscopic follicular units while the surgeon makes tiny holes known as recipient sites where the grafts are to be placed. Unlike the FUE technique, this procedure tends to leave a slight scar which becomes visible if the hair is cut very short.
Hair Transplant Clinic Locations in Glasgow
There are several hair transplant clinics in Glasgow. Below is a list of five of the better known ones:
- 1. Vinci Hair Clinic - 151 West George Street, Glasgow, G1 3HL
- 2. Glasgow Clinic - 234 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4QY
- 3. Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group - Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G11DA
- 4. West Regent Street Clinic - 79 Regents Street, Glasgow, G2 2AW.
- 5. FUE Clinic - The Teacher Building, 14-18 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BD (In spite of the name, the FUT procedure is also offered here).
Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery in Glasgow
Unfortunately, it is impossible to state an exact cost. This is mainly due to the fact that each patient has a unique level of work that needs doing, hence the price for the same procedure can vary significantly from person to person.
However, to get a rough idea, it may be worth taking a look at what the clinics mentioned in the previous paragraph charge:
The West Regent Street Clinic states quite clearly that a quote will only be given after a consultation.
Vinci Hair Clinic states that their procedures start from 3000 Euros which translates to about £2,560.
Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group's prices start at £3,500.
FUE Clinic claims their procedures start at a very modest £2,000.
The Glasgow Clinic tries to be a lot more clear and accurate than the others, offering a scale of prices for both techniques depending on how many grafts will be required. Very briefly, for the FUE technique, expect to pay £2,000 for 250 grafts, rising to £14,000 for 3,000 grafts. For the FUT technique, it costs £2,000 for 250 grafts, rising to £6,750 for 3,000 grafts which emphasises the difference in price between the two procedures.
Which Procedure is Best?
The vast majority of hair transplant clinics in Glasgow offer both procedures and both have their pros and cons:
The FUE procedure is far more time consuming and costly than the FUT procedure, but rather than leaving a linear scar, the patient will be left with little white dots on their scalp which are a lot harder to detect when the hair is very short.
Meanwhile, the FUT method doesn't take as long and is cheaper, but it does leave a more distinguishable linear scar.
It's therefore fair to say that if one's budget is a big concern and a large amount of hair needs transplanting, the FUT method offers better value for money, while if money is not too much of a concern and a more aesthetic looking result is desired, the FUE procedure would be the way to go.