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FUE Hair Transplant

Wimpole Clinic in London, Harley Street


Voted FUE Clinic of the Year 2023

Wimpole Clinic is proud to have been voted as the FUE Hair Transplant Clinic of the Year 2023 at the Corporate Live Wire London prestige awards for a third year in a row. Since the clinic’s formation in 1975 it has played a major role in the advancement of hair transplant restoration surgery and treating both male and female pattern baldness

Dr May, a key figure at Wimpole Clinic for over 30 years, and our team, have been instrumental in developing the revolutionary FUT technique. More recently, we’ve pioneered refinements to minimally invasive FUE transplant surgery.

Patients are front and centre of everything we do. That’s why we’ve garnered so many genuine 5 star Google & TrustPilot reviews. Find out more about our award-winning FUE hair transplant clinic below or by speaking to one of our friendly patient advisors during a free consultation

FUE Patient Success Stories

Rob Holding before and after hair transplant
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“I struggled so much with my hair and self-confidence. Wimpole Clinic treated me so well and I am so happy with the results, I could not recommend them enough.”





Results after:

12 mo.

before and after FUE hair transplant

“Great clinic and great staff. A special thanks to Dr. Luciano and Matt for helping me design a hairline that suited me and delivering excellent results. First class!”





Results after:

9 mo.

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“As an online influencer I needed to restore my hair! Shout out to Dr. Keiran Dayah and the entire team who really looked after me – would highly recommend Wimpole.”





Results after:

10 mo.

About FUE Hair Transplant

What is an FUE hair transplant?

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is the most advanced type of hair transplant surgery. It involves removing groups of healthy hair follicles individually from the donor site and reimplanting them into the thinner areas, usually around your temples and crown. Learn more about temple transplants and crown hair transplants

Using the latest minimally invasive hair restoration techniques, we are able to create natural-looking results that’s indistinguishable from your existing hair, giving you an age-appropriate hairline and restoring your confidence. FUE offers faster recovery times than FUT, as well as minimal scarring, giving you the flexibility to experiment with different hairstyles.

How does FUE hair transplant work?

The FUE procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. This ensures the procedure is as pain-free as possible. You can also take a sedative if you feel worried or tense.

A tiny punch is used to extract groups of follicles, or hair grafts, from the safe donor area at the back or side of your head. The punch is 0.75-1mm in diameter, depending on your hair type and the skin in your donor area. It creates tiny wounds that heal quickly and leave virtually no scarring.

The surgical team then implants the hair grafts into tiny incisions in your thinning areas, which are carefully designed for angulation, depth and hair direction, giving you a natural-looking result.

Why choose an FUE hair transplant?

  • FUE is the most popular hair transplant procedure for both men and women
  • FUE leaves virtually no scarring, so you can crop your hair as short as you like
  • Recovery is easier and faster than FUT surgery, so you can get back to normal life quickly
  • You’ll get full, natural-looking hair in as little as 6 months
  • Surgery takes less than a day to complete
  • At the Wimpole Clinic, we have an FUE success rate of 97-100%.

What does FUE work for?

FUE is suitable for all types of hair restoration surgery, including beards, eyebrows, and hair across your temples and crown.

General FUE FAQs

FUE is ideal for anyone seeking fast recovery, limited downtime, and minimal scarring. The lack of scarring makes it the best choice for anyone who wants to shave their head or wear shorter hairstyles after their transplant.

FUT is normally the preferred option for people seeking an Afro hair transplant. It also works well for women and those with longer hair, since the scar will be well-hidden behind your hair.

Your scalp will be numbed throughout the procedure, so you should feel no more than a little discomfort. You’ll also be given mild painkillers to help you manage any post-surgery pain. Most patients report that the surgery is less painful than they anticipated.

You’ll see the shape of your enhanced hairline immediately. It then takes around 4-6 months to see sustained initial hair growth after FUE surgery. Most people see final results 12-18 months after surgery. Find out what growth to expect at each stage in our hair transplant growth chart.

Yes. FUE hair transplants can give you lifelong results after just one procedure. You might also need to use ongoing hair loss treatments to reduce or prevent continuing hair loss.

Yes. FUE hair transplants are just as successful as FUT hair transplants. Both procedures will enhance your hairline within a year to 18 months.

FUE is suitable for the most common types of hair loss: male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. It can also treat some other types of hair loss, though it’s not suitable for temporary alopecia or alopecia areata.

How much does FUE surgery cost?

You can get an FUE hair transplant at the Wimpole Clinic from £3,499. See our full hair transplant price list for more details.

Your quote will depend on the number of grafts you need, as well as the skill, experience and reputation of your surgeon. Cheap hair transplants often reflect the quality of the procedure, and can result in unnatural-looking hair or even failed hair transplants. Learn how to get the best value hair transplant in this UK hair transplant cost analysis.

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James’ Hair Transplant Journey





Results after:

12 mo.

Since having the hair transplant it’s made such a positive impact on my life. I am much more confident in how I look, how I feel, being a dad, being a husband – it’s just made a really positive impact!

“I’ve always been a confident person but there was something that did concern me and that was my hair. During my 20s I could start to see my hair receding and it just got worse and worse. I didn’t realise how much of an impact it was making on my life.”

How James’ Hair Transplant Changed His Life

“Since having the hair transplant it’s completely changed how I feel and I’m proud of the hair that I have – it doesn’t embarrass me. Being able to go down to the beach and swim, play with my daughter and go on nice holidays, it’s made my life so much better!

Having gone through the surgery myself I know how straightforward the procedure is and it has very minimal time to recover, so if you are thinking of having a hair transplant I recommend taking 2 weeks off work.

Since having the hair transplant it’s made such a positive impact on my life. Those insecurities that just used to creep into every day life. You don’t realise, the eating out, the wind blowing, the hair getting wet, the hair dressers, the things we have to do. I am much more confident in how I look, how I feel, being a dad, being a husband, it’s just made a really positive impact!”

The FUE Procedure

FUE is a simple procedure for skilled hair transplant surgeons. Experienced surgeons can expect to see FUE graft survival rates of more than 90%.

Learn more about the procedure in these FAQs.

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FUE Procedure FAQs

We work with all our patients to craft a natural, age-appropriate hairline that looks fantastic and makes you feel more confident.


That means we’ll always take your desired look into account when designing your new hairline. But we’re also realistic about what’s achievable based on the extent of your hair loss and the amount of hair in your donor area. Aggressive or unrealistic hairline design often results in disappointment, so we’ll always be upfront about what you can expect from your hair transplant.

In most cases, surgery takes between 5 and 7 hours. The more grafts you need, the longer the procedure will take. FUE usually takes longer than FUT, but you’ll ultimately save time in the recovery period.

Most people can resume their normal activities around 5-7 days after FUE surgery. During this time, you’ll need to take a few days off work and avoid strenuous exercise. Learn more about recovering from a hair transplant.

Yes. To make sure your hair transplant is a success, you should take at least a couple of days off work to recover. If you’re feeling well, you can go back to work after 2-3 days. Learn more about returning to work after a hair transplant.

68% of those who have a hair transplant get the results they want after a single procedure. Other people may need two or even three hair transplants to achieve their desired look.


If you’re having a hair transplant into scar tissue, you’re more likely to need multiple hair transplants.

At the Wimpole Clinic, your procedure will be performed by a registered surgeon. They’ll be accompanied by a skilled technician who will support them throughout the procedure.

The main side effects of FUE are swelling, itchiness, numbness, and slight soreness. These are usually mild and go away by themselves within a week or so. 

At most clinics, you’ll need to shave your head before you can have FUE. But we use a unique unshaven head technique (UFUE) that means you won’t need to shave your head beforehand (unless you want to).

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Dan's FUE Hair Transplant Review

“Just to start, I have never received such amazing care and customer service in my life! I am 37 and had male pattern baldness. All my life it has almost been a burden which caused me anxiety and lack of confidence.

I found out about the Wimpole Clinic through a friend, and after my first consultation with the incredible patient advisor James Walton, I had no doubt in my mind that this was the place to get my transplant! From the first day of walking in to get my consultation, to the last day of walking out after my surgery, the level of professionalism absolutely blew my mind! Honestly I had the best team in the world.

Also I cannot thank enough the incredible team & surgeon Dr Kieran Dayah, whose skill and expertise during my surgery was just incredible! It has now been nearly 2 months and already I’m starting to see amazing results! I can’t wait to see what my hair will look like in 12-14 months!

EVERYONE at the Wimpole clinic are the most down to earth, friendliest team you can ask for!
And once again James Walton, thank you for making my experience memorable!

If anyone is thinking about getting a hair transplant, trust me when I say this is the place to go!”

What Results Can I Expect From FUE?

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John’s FUE Hair Transplant Journey





Results after:

11 mo.

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I am delighted with my results to date and am repeatedly complimented on how natural my hairline looks. I have recommended the clinic to several close friends, a number of whom have also now had the procedure and again experienced exceptional results. 5 stars!!”

“I am a 47 year old UK expat living in Hong Kong and I wanted to travel to have an FUE hair transplant in London before travelling back to Hong Kong one week later.

The clinic’s customer advisor explained the procedure itself and arranged a video conference with Dr May. They advised me the following day of the lump-sum quote for 2000 grafts.

I cannot recommend Wimpole Clinic highly enough. Both the doctor and his entire support team were exceptional. The clinical assistants were very helpful in explaining what was happening and also advising on their progress.”

John’s Experience On The Day

The day before my procedure I met with the clinic’s customer advisor and Dr May who again explained the procedure and also designed my new hairline to show me what the finished result would look like. They took their time and explained the pros and cons of each alternative hairline, until we collectively settled on an age-appropriate result.

The following morning, I went to their Harley Street clinic at 7:30 am to receive some mild sedatives and commence the procedure. The procedure itself took 8 hours in total and was painless. We had a one break for lunch and a quick toilet stop.

Both the doctor and his entire support team were exceptional. The clinical assistants were very helpful in explaining what was happening and also advising on their progress.

The clinic organised a taxi to take me back to the hotel and gave me some mild painkillers to help me sleep that night.

The clinic had organised a number of follow-up consultations to ensure my head was healing properly before my scheduled long haul flight back to Hong Kong. They were able to remove the vast majority of the scabs before my flight. I simply kept a hat on during the flight and felt no discomfort.”

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Mark's FUE Hair Transplant Review

The experience from start to finish has been fantastic. After an initial conversation with Matt, I was put at ease about what to expect on the day and all of my questions were answered. On the day Dr. Malkani and his team were brilliant. There was a very relaxing atmosphere and the team couldn’t have done more for me. The Wimpole Clinic was recommended to me by a friend who had a transplant in July as he had a great experience. I’ll also be recommending the clinic to friends considering going ahead with treatment.

Hair Transplant Aftercare Pack

Every Wimpole Clinic patient is given an aftercare pack. This pack contains everything you need for a swift recovery and successful hair transplant growth. Follow the instructions and use the products as directed to give your hair transplant the best chance of success.

We also include:
  • 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
  • Post-operative care notes
  • Inco sheet
  • Spray bottle for spraying head with saline solution
  • Paracetamol and anti-swelling tablets
  • Wimpole shampoo, a special mild shampoo to use post-surgery
  • A bag to carry all the contents of your surgery home.
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Why Choose The Wimpole Clinic?

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At the Wimpole Clinic, we use the most advanced surgical methods to create hairlines that restore your confidence — making you feel your very best. With our unshaven FUE technique, you won’t even need to hide your hair transplant from your friends and colleagues. Simply take a few days off to recover, then head back to the office looking and feeling fresh.

We’ve been performing quality hair transplants for almost 50 years. Other clinics come and go, but we’ve stood the test of time — so we’ll still be here whenever you need us. Whether it’s your first cosmetic procedure, or you think you need a transplant top-up, we welcome new and previous patients.

Qualified surgeons, quality patient care

Our Clinics

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2 Harley Street,
London WIG 9PA

Wimpole Clinic front desk

214D Hagley Rd
Birmingham, BI6 9PH

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20 St. Ann’s Square
Manchester, M2 7HG

FUE Hair Transplant, Wimpole Clinic

1 West Road
Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9SU

Wimpole Clinic Nottingham

124 Derby Rd, Long Eaton
Nottingham, NG10 4LS

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17-19 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RB

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5 Westfield Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6LT
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27 Middle St
Brighton, BN1 1AL

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13 Beaumont street
Oxford, OX1 2LP

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