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London FUE Hair Transplants


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Award Winning London
FUE Hair Transplant Clinic 2021

The Wimpole Clinic, established in 1975, has proudly been voted at the Corporate Live Wire London prestige awards as the FUE Hair Transplant Clinic of the year 2020/21. Since the clinics formation, Wimpole Hair Transplant Clinic has played a major contribution to the advancement of hair transplant restoration.

Dr May, a key figure at Wimpole for over 30 years, and his team, were instrumental in developing the then revolutionary technique of FUT (follicular unit transplant), which is now the mainstay of hair restoration surgery worldwide.

In recent years, Dr. May and his team have continued their worldclass work in refining FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplants while developing a reputation for natural, long-lasting FUE results for both men and women. 

John’s FUE Hair Transplant Story five-stars

John's FUE

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

The Clinic’s customers 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 the Wimpole clinic highly enough. Both the doctor and his entire support team were exceptional. The clinical assistants where very helpful in explaining what was happening and also advising on their progress.

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!!”

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE or “Follicular Hair Extraction” involves removing groups of healthy hair follicles or “grafts” from the back of the head (the donor area) and reimplanting them into the bald or thinning area.

Since the invention of punch hair transplants in the 1950’s, to Follicular Unit Hair Transplants (FUT) in the 90’s to the very recent developments and advancements of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), it is now possible to create natural looking results with faster recovery times and minimal scarring. This means patients can now keep their hair as short as they want in the future without any scar tissue showing.

Needlessly to say, the benefits of the FUE method have seen it become the most popular procedure for both men and women. Expertly combining FUE hair transplants with PRP therapy, as well as high-frequency laser treatment to speed up recovery and improve the results of its patients long after the FUE transplant itself. 

How Does FUE Hair Transplant Work?

When undergoing a FUE procedure, you will first get local anesthesia, to make sure you will not feel a thing. If you’re feeling a little nervous, you may also get a mild sedative to help you relax. Then, your surgeon will extract hair follicles one by one from donor areas on your head where your hair grows thicker (usually the back or the sides of the head).

A specially designed micro-instrument (an FUE punch trumpet) is used for the extraction, which makes puncture holes usually 0.6 – 0.8 mm. Their small size ensures that they heal faster and are nearly invisible. The collected follicles (called grafts), containing 1-4 hairs each, are then replanted in similarly small slits made in areas of the scalp where you would like to have more hair growth. A larger FUE punch trumpet may be used if a patient’s hair is curly or thicker (up to 1.1mm).

John’s FUE Hair Transplant Procedure 

“The day before my procedure I met with Warren (the Clinics customer advisor) and Dr May who again explained the procedure and also designed my new hair line to show me what the finished result would look like. They took their time and explained the pros and cons of each alternative hair line, 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 where 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 give 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.”

What is the Difference Between FUE and FUT Hair Transplant Techniques?

FUE is one of the two modern methods of performing hair transplants. The other one is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). They both yield permanent results, but there are certain differences between them that you should know about: 

Unlike FUE, where each follicle is collected and reimplanted individually, FUT involves the extraction of an entire strip of hair from the donor area. The strip is then cut into smaller pieces and transplanted into the balding areas. This procedure leaves a thin but visible permanent scar in the donor area, which may prevent you from wearing short hairstyles. FUE, on the other hand, leaves no scar and provides a more natural look, as the surgeon has control of the angle at which the hair follicles are inserted.

Furthermore, it heals twice as fast and with less discomfort during recovery. While it is true that FUE takes a longer time to complete and is thus also more expensive than FUT, its discreet, natural-looking results make it worth your while.  

Is FUE Right For Me?

The only sure way to tell if you are a good candidate for FUE hair transplant is to schedule a consultation with a specialist, such as a dermatologist or a trichologist (hair and scalp expert). They will run the necessary tests to determine the source of your balding and examine the thickness and texture of your hair.  If the cause of your hair loss is compatible with a transplant and you have sufficient hair growth in the donor areas, your surgeon is likely to deem the FUE procedure suitable for you. If, however, your hair loss is attributed to causes such as Alopecia Aerata, or if it is an unfortunate side effect of chemotherapy, it is unlikely that any kind of hair transplant will be of help to you.

Benefits of FUE

  • You would like to have a short hair style and do not want any visible scaring.

  • If you have enough grafts that can be harvested.
  • If your hair loss is not that great. 

  • Your skin is too tight for FUT strip excision.

  • You have previous strip scars from previous surgeries making further strips difficult.
  • It is essential to resume full activity immediately after the procedure

  • When body or beard areas are required to be used as donor areas.

FUE Hair Transplants - The Procedure

FUE Hair Transplant Process

Hair Preparation

Hair Preparation

The donor area is prepared by washing and shaving an area from the side or back of the head normally ear to ear. A local anaesthetic is applied to reduce discomfort whilst the hair transplant surgeon uses a state of the art electronic punch to extract the individual hair grafts. An antiseptic dressing is applied to the donor area which can be removed the following day.

Hair Extraction

Hair Extraction

The grafts are extracted using a 0.9mm electronic punch and categorised into grafts containing one, two or three hairs. Once selected by Wimpole Clinic’s technicians, the hairs are prepared for transplantation. The hair extraction process typically takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the number of grafts to be extracted.

Hair Placement

Hair Placement

The agreed design of the frontal hairline is marked out before surgery begins. Using a fine needle, small slits are made in the scalp area into which the hair grafts are placed one-by-one. The hair grafts are placed evenly into the small openings to match your existing hair pattern, angulation and desired density. This takes between 1-4 hours, depending on the number of grafts to be placed.

How Successful is FUE?

FUE is the most successful hair transplant technique available today. Due to the great accuracy of the procedure and the control the surgeon has over the process, 98% of patients enjoy a successful, satisfying transplant. This means minimal scarring, quick recovery and hair that grows in a pattern which looks and feels natural. 

How Long Is the Recovery Period for FUE?

Recovery from FUE is twice as speedy as for FUT, taking only 5-7 days. During this time, you should be experiencing only little discomfort, as the puncture holes received are very small. However, this does not mean that you will be fully healed and seeing results after this time. It usually takes between 6 and 9 months for the transplanted hair to start growing on its own and you should be seeing the full results 12 months after surgery.

How much does FUE cost?

Given the fact that the procedure is significantly more painstaking than FUT, FUE is also more expensive. The price depends largely on the number of grafts you would like to have transplanted and on the skill, experience and reputation of the surgeon performing the operation. Normally, a fair price for this procedure ranges between £4000 and £10.000  

While it may be tempting to choose a more financially convenient option, please keep in mind that it usually comes at the cost of lower quality. This can mean anything from a fake-looking hairline to an unsuccessful transplant which needs to be redone. Opting for the services of an experienced surgeon is a good way of protecting your investment in your appearance and sparing yourself any undue distress. 

Our Prices

FUE Hair Transplant
Angled To Follow Hair Pattern
Most Popular Technique
No Visible Scaring
Stimulating Laser Session
FUT Hair Transplant
Aftercare Checkups
Less Expensive Than FUE
Fine Linear Scar
Stimulating Laser Session
Beard Transplant
Moustache To Full Beard
FUT & FUE Procedures
Fill In Bald Patches
Increase Beard Density
Eyebrow Transplant
Angled To Follow Hair Pattern
Restore Eyebrows
Increase Eyebrow Density
Aftercare Included

Google Reviews

Friendly. kind and profesional. There is a parking in front of the clinic.
I Balaburov
13:42 13 Aug 18
Jonny is always helpful and willing to answer any problems or questions, awaiting procedure so will update again after this
Jacob Kelly
14:21 10 Feb 18
Thank you everybody at The Wimpole Clinic. My hair transplant is fantastic. I had 2711 grafts inserted into my scalp. In the initial stages a mild scalp infection, which was quickly and easily treated, slowed matters down somewhat but I didn’t give up. With help and advice from Dr May and Paru I have managed to get to one year post-op and the results are unbelievable. Thank you also to Derek and Jonny, and all the nurses who kept my spirits up. Christine
Christine Goodwin
12:20 07 Feb 17
Very happy with friendly atmosphere and staff makes you feel at home. Dr. May is a real gem, Derek, manager - makes every possible effort to help patients and staff. Rest of the team is just incredible. I highly recommend this clinic.
Paru Shukla
11:03 20 Sep 16
I had a hair transplant at the Wimpole Clinic in January, a method they call the FUT, this was done by Dr Michael May and his team, I am so Pleased with the results and would certainly recommend if you are looking at restoring your hair to meet Dr Michael May and his team the relaxed atmosphere certainly put me at ease..Derek
Derek Bailey
12:28 21 Nov 16
Two years ago I went for my 1st hair transplant with Mr DSouza and this was done on the crown of my head, everything that was explained to me about the process and what would happen, I followed the aftercare plan I was given to the letter. I said that if it was successful I would go back to have the front done. Well two years on and the results was a great success, so I decided to go back to Mr DeSouza and have him do the front. Again so far all has gone to plan, already things are looking much better and i know I still have a bit of a way to go yet before the final results from this time, but already seeing a vast improvement and have every faith in Mr DeSouza and his team. They looked after me, arranged a overnight stay before my Surgery, so that took away the stress of getting to the clinic on time on the morning of the op. Mr DeSouzas team were fantastic, friendly, we were talking and they all made me feel comfortable as possible during the procedure. Would I recommend The DeSouza Clinic, goes without saying definitely, without any doubt.
Dean Humphreys
20:19 28 Nov 18
From start to finish the A team excels so much. Nice to know all around high quality still exists in UK which money cant buy
warren landmark
22:12 19 Mar 19
I couldn't have asked for a better result! I have to wear my head everyday, I wouldn't compromise my results for anything. I had lots of questions but right from start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and I felt that the staff would take good care of me. By surgery day, I knew exactly what to expect and what my results would be like. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Wimpole!
Susan Smiles
10:39 21 Mar 19
Consistently getting good service, welcoming staff, solid information and most importantly, results driven!
Michelle P
10:34 21 Mar 19
very professional outfit and very much customer focused. Jonny's consultation was very thorough and informative
Biruntha Vaheeswaran
22:21 29 Mar 19
After 6months my results have been really good...I could not have asked for a better outcome! Very pleased and would highly recommend Dr May and his team for their honesty and the smooth, relaxed process!
Michael Porter
08:26 04 Apr 19
Very informative and great communication
Peter Sears
09:16 05 Apr 19
I recently visited the Wimpole Clinic to receive 2,000 grafts as my early hair loss took its toll on me and my confidence. The service I received was exceptional.. I would like to thank Warren for his immaculate service throughout my consultation and then the handling of my account throughout the build up to my surgery. I would also like to note that Billie and her team were amazing, comforting, clearly highly skilled and their service lead on with the same excellence as that I received during my build up - leading to an amazing and seamless process. I honestly could not be happier with what I received on the day and prior, which led me to write such a passionate review. I am in service management at a senior level myself and I appreciate any excellence in the field and sincerely genuine people when I meet them.I look forward to seeing the results of my transplant develop and staying in touch with those at the winpole clinic!I spent some time researching this procedure and trying to find the right surgery for me. Anybody in the same boat, I highly recommend.Thanks again guys and apologies for being a fidget!
14:38 31 May 19
Eyebrow hair transplant I had an eyebrow tattoo many years ago where I did not have hair at the ends of my eyebrows. I visited many clinics in London for consultation and after long research, I decided to do the FUT transplant at Wimpole clinic. The process took around 8 hours.I experienced little bruising and swollen left eyebrow. The wound at the back of my head was painful but controlled by pain killers for around 7-10 days. Doctor May took a small part from the skin at the back of my head. Sandra prepared donor hair under microscope.And Billi was an artist and perfectionist in reshaping both eyebrows in a way that no one can tell that these ends are transplanted. They looked completely natural, thick and perfect. She also filled the gaps that showed the tattoo at the beginnings. Warren followed up with me day by day till the 10th day where I returned back to my work.That was my experience with Wimpole clinic. I highly recommend it and if time goes back, I will re choose it again for this procedure.Amazing consistent and professional team with 6 stars.
Mary T
16:03 19 Jun 19
Having done some extensive research into getting a hair transplant I’m glad after all I heard about turkey I decided to be patient and go with these guys. After seeing some of the transplants friends and people I know have had done I went with these guys in March 2018, the first 3 pics are the results as follows Pic1 March 2018 Pic2 April 2018Pic 3 march 2019 (they don’t happen overnight no matter where you go) . I had a full head of hair but was a bit thin in the place I was bald in the first place. I spoke to the consultant about this he told me not to worry and booked me straight back in at no extra cost and topped me up August 2019 (he was ready to do this when I first contacted him it was my choice to do it in August) It’s a bit early stages to show you pics of the progress but pictures 4 and 5 shows he stuck to his word and did the top up for freeWarren who I was dealing with at this clinic is not a guy who wants to take your money his priorities are to get you results and see you happy
Bally Sagoo
09:11 27 Aug 19
Amazing result!I had a FUE surgery done and i can't be more happy for the result. Better than I expected! All the staff were so kind and professionals... always trying to make feel good and comfortable. They took a good care of me before, during and after the surgery. Thanks to Dr May and the girls to bring me back my confident. WELL RECOMMENDED!
peter slawinsky
08:44 28 Aug 19
I couldn't have asked for a better result! I have to wear my head everyday, I wouldn't compromise my results for anything. I had lots of questions but right from start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and I felt that the staff would take good care of me. By surgery day, I knew exactly what to expect and what my results would be like. Best decision I ever made! Thank you Wimpole!
Susan Smiles
10:39 21 Mar 19
From start to finish the A team excels so much. Nice to know all around high quality still exists in UK which money cant buy
warren landmark
22:12 19 Mar 19
Absolutely first class service. Just had the procedure so will update but after extensive research I have been blown away by the whole team and their professionalism. Its not even that pricey and Im so so glad I got it done in the UK. Better than I expected too and such lovely people. Really great work. I will recommend to my closest friends and family and return if I have too. It wasnt painful just a little uncomfortable at times but Im so happy I got it done. Surgey spotless and Im very happy with the results so far. Thank you everyone!
Tom Fuller
00:37 21 Sep 19
I have personally had a number of hair transplants at the Wimpole clinic since 2006, so I felt that I am a perfect candidate to write this review...Dr May and his team have always been fantastic to deal with and their expertise are second to none.The results I have had have been amazing!From the initial consultations through to the day or surgery And the aftercare, they are fantastic.I would recommend anyone that is either thinking about or going ahead with a hair transplant to go and see The Wimpole clinic... you won’t be disappointed.Matt Devlin.
Matt Devlin
11:40 11 Oct 19
In my experience, retired Sales Director, everything flows from the top so I needed the facts. Dr Michael May, Principal, outstanding leader in this field for over three decades runs a Centre of Excellence, a benchmark of achievement. First, I visited Ron in Bristol and Warren in London, both also with decades of experience for the detailed facts, I got them. This was about my personal appearance so trust and confidence was needed before I could take that first step. Warren accompanied me for a Dr May assessment at the Wimpole Clinic which was entirely customer focussed. Only then was I ready to commit to a date. In the event, I have completed my third procedure, in total 5.6k follicles with FUT and, this one FUE. Dr May presides while Billie and her team, on this occasion Eva and Sonia, complete the procedure. I never feel like the patient but part of the team in a room full of care, kindness and compassion, totally customer focussed. Due to their expertise every procedure has been a complete success. I am hoping for a final procedure if this is deemed possible but, due to their integrity, they will only take what is safe to do so, it is all about the customer. Accordingly, I have no hesitation in highly recommending the Wimpole Clinic for your first step.
Scott McGuire
11:50 12 Oct 19
I didn't want to write a review straight away, I was keen to see what kind of results I would get. Overall the surgery was very smooth, a friendly team, good communication and great aftercare...But I guess the proof is always in the pudding. Month 9 since my hair transplant and already it is life changing for me. The growth has been really even and the direction of the hairs is near perfect! I am so excited to see how this continues...Thank you Wimpole Clinic, my only regret, I wish I did it sooner!
S Chapel
15:06 02 Dec 19
I recently had a beard transplant at Wimpole Clinic. I did all my research at different Clinics all over the world, I decided to go for Wimpole in London due to the long experience of the staff and professionalism shown at every turn. No corners were cut and all the right checks and balances were in place. (Plenty of paperwork to cover everyone!) My consultant was Matt and he was nothing short of fantastic, I wasn't pushed for anything and was given brutally honest advice and professional opinions. There was no hard sale and from start to finish everything was clear and handled without a complaint on my end. I was incredibly nervous with the procedure and I was made to feel at ease instantly. I am currently 6 days post-op and will surely update the review in a 6-12 months time. However I have taken to the procedure very well. My consultant - Matt - has been in contact directly, he was even willing to call me late on a Saturday evening to walk me through the do's and don'ts of my first shower. I am incredibly happy with the service and professionalism I was shown. Cannot recommend it enough to those looking for a hair transplant service. I am happy that I decided to go with an established Clinic in the UK rather than going for a cheaper option abroad. I have been invited back whenever I like for check ups and even complimentary hair washes. If I had to have another transplant - or to recommend friends/family for one - I would not hesitate in coming back to Wimpole.
Shipwreck JS
11:56 16 Dec 19
Experienced and highly knowledgable staff for hair related problems. Friendly service and swift action on issues.
Ram Ramanan
12:14 16 Dec 19
Really friendly and efficient process in a clean environment with good after care advice staying in contact every step of the way. I would highly recommend Wimpole clinic for anyone looking to undergo a hair transplant.
Jim Bristow
12:15 18 Dec 19
Had a procedure a year ago at another clinic outside of London and their is no comparison to Wimpole. From consultation to after care, the team at Wimpole were fantastic! Put me at ease, caring, thoughtful and above all, professional. Dr May and his team were superb throughout. Wished I’d had my previous procedure done at Wimpole. Five stars!!!
Glenn Simkins
00:53 25 Dec 19
The best choice for anyone considering hair transplant surgery. From my initial consultation I had no doubts I am in the right place.Warren as my advisor and the surgeon Doctor Michael May were so professional and trustworthy, provided me with informative and honest advice.The day of my procedure went by very smoothly and completely non-painful. Doctor May is a top-class surgeon and his entire team was so kind, warm and made me feel so comfortable.  After the procedure I was given a post-operative package which provided a clear set of instructions for the following week with a recommended shampoo and medications. Whenever I had any concerns, I contacted the clinic and got quick and efficient response.  It has been only 3 months since my procedure so I am looking forward to seeing the fully results in the next few months but so far all looks great! Thank you again to everyone at Wimpole Clinic. If I could, I would give more than 5 stars!
15:05 16 Jan 20
I am extremely pleased with my FUE procedure with Dr May at Wimpole Clinic and highly recommend it. I have visited 2 other clinics before final choice and there was no comparison between Wimpole Clinic and the others. From the initial contact over the phone to set up the consultation, to the actual procedure day and follow up the professionalism and care were top-rate. Eight months post op and I could not be happier with the results!
Mark S
16:44 16 Jan 20
Great experience doing the FUT treatment. Doctor May and staff were very caring and knowledgeable. The scar from the transplant is so neat and hardly visible. Hair growth has exceeded my expectations. Very natural hairline. I highly recommend Wimpole Clinic to everyone looking for a qualified and professional experience.
17:28 16 Jan 20
It took me a bit of courage to make the first call to go for a hair transplant,, but from the first contact, and through many that followed, the team were approachable, down to earth, informal, and available to talk through absolutely everything I wanted to ask or clarify, over and over again. And on the day itself, they were relaxed, supportive and professional throughout. A 5 star team. Special thanks to Matt who has been an outstanding support throughout.
17:19 07 Apr 20

Hair Transplant Before & After

Delivering Natural FUE Results in London Since 1975

Transplant Aftercare

Every Wimpole Clinic patient is provided with an aftercare pack that contains information on how to look after your transplanted hair. In addition to this, your aftercare pack will also contain specialist products such as shampoos that will aid in the healing and recovery process.

We also include:

  • 3 day post procedure visit for a hair wash
  • 24 hour surgical hot line for aftercare
  • Advice on types of shampoo
  • Hair blood test
Beard Transplant Aftercare

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Our Specialists

Mr. Michael May (FRCS)
Mr. Michael May (FRCS)

About Michael May Mr Michael May is the Medical Director and Principal Surgeon of the Wimpole Clinic. He has 25 years experience in the field of hair transplant surgery has…

Ivana Jaluvkova

Iva has a degree in microbiology and chose to get involved in the art of hair restoration. She has been with us for the last four years as a very…

Bilijana Djordevic

Bili, as she is known to her patients and colleagues, comes from a medical background in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, and is a member of the ISHRS. For over 22…

Linda Orsler
Linda Orsler

Linda is the registered nurse at the Wimpole Clinic, and has been with the clinic since 1976. She was one of the first nurses to carry out hair transplant surgery…

Paru Shukla

Paru Shukla is a qualified trichologist from the Institute of Trichologists, London and received the John Mason award for excellence. She has been in the medical field since 2005 and…