Hair Transplants

FUE direct implantation

FUE direct implantation is a form of follicular unit extraction (FUE) which involves the use of a specialised device to implant the follicles directly into the skin. It offers fast recovery with virtually imperceptible scarring, giving you the freedom to experiment with shorter hairstyles.

Medically reviewed by Dr Furqan Raja
Hair Transplant Surgeon
FUE Direct Hair Implantation
1,658 grafts
Results after 12 months

“It’s now 6 months in and my hair has all come in and it’s looking great, a natural looking hairline and I look and feel younger and the density is great. If you want a hair transplant, I’d 100% recommend Dr Raja.”

Thomas

A note from Dr. Raja, hair transplant surgeon

“FUE Direct Hair Implantation is a skilled technique that can be used to deliver high quality, refined results with very little downtime”

What is FUE direct implantation?

Dr. Raja, Hair transplant surgeon

In this minimally invasive hair transplant procedure, individual follicles are removed from the back of the head and transplanted into balding areas using an implanter device. It delivers natural-looking results that are indistinguishable from your existing hair.

Why choose FUE direct implantation surgery?

For those who are eligible for FUE direct implantation surgery, it offers faster recovery time than follicular unit transplantation (FUT) as well as minimal scarring, giving you the flexibility to experiment with shorter hairstyles.

Suitable for moderate hair loss

FUE direct implantation is suitable for all types of hair loss, and is ideal for those with moderate hair loss.

Rapid healing and recovery

FUE direct implantation doesn’t involve stitches so you’ll heal more quickly than with FUT surgery.

Minimal scarring

The procedure results in virtually no scarring so it’s ideal for patients who wear their hair short.

The hair growth journey

7-14 days

Back to normal

You can go back to your normal routine.

Stabilisation

6 months

Hair regrowth begins

Fuller hair regrowth will begin and you’ll start to notice results.

Regrowth

12 to 18 months

Full results

By now you should start to see the full results of your transplant.

How much does FUE direct implantation surgery cost?

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At MANUAL, we’re on a mission to deliver accessible hair transplants. Our fixed, transparent pricing structure is based on the size of your procedure - so you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs.

All of our transplants cost between £4,000 and £6,000

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General FUE direct implantation frequently asked questions

How long does FUE direct implantation surgery take?

On average an FUE direct implantation procedure usually takes between 6 to 8 hours.

How long is the recovery period?

You should be able to return to your normal routine 7 to 14 days after your FUE transplant depending on your lifestyle. You may resume gentle exercise from week 1 and more strenuous exercise from week 2 following surgery.

Who will perform the FUT procedure?

All of our hair transplant procedures are performed by our skilled surgeons.

Are there any side effects of the FUE direct implantation procedure?

There may be some minor pain, swelling, and itchiness for a few days post-surgery but this will subside and is easily managed with the medication provided in your aftercare package.

Will I need to shave my head?

FUE direct implantation doesn’t require the recipient area to be shaved so it’s ideal for patients who wear their hair long or who don’t want to shave their head.

Other hair transplant methods

FUE surgery

Individual follicles are removed from the back of the head and transplanted into balding areas via tiny incisions in the scalp.

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FUT surgery

A thin strip of hair is removed from the back of the head from which individual grafts are taken and implanted into balding areas.

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Aftercare

Following your surgery we’ll prescribe a tailored selection of medications to prevent infection and alleviate any potential discomfort. We’ll also offer you prescription hair-loss medications to enhance and maintain the results of your hair transplant into the future.


  • Antibiotics to minimise the risk of infection

  • Antihistamines if required, to reduce scalp itchiness

  • Painkillers to reduce discomfort post-surgery

  • Steroid tablets may be prescribed to reduce swelling

  • Minoxidil to stimulate continued hair growth

  • Finasteride to minimise future hair loss

  • Complementary follow up appointments

Trustpilot stars
TrustScore 4.4/5
trustpilot 5 stars
It worked! The surgery wasn’t too bad - the painful bit is the injections with the anaesthetic but after that it doesn’t hurt. It’s now 6 months in and my hair has all come in and it’s looking great, a natural looking hairline and I look feel younger and the density is great. If you want a hair transplant, I’d 100% recommend Dr Raja.
Thomas
trustpilot 5 stars
Thank you so much guys. Not only for your patience and care of me on procedure day but also using me to showcase your expertise, the product being my new confidence boosting hairline. I am forever indebted to you.
Chuksi
trustpilot 5 stars
Dr Raja and his team were exceptional throughout the entire process, from initial consultation through to actual procedure and subsequent after care, they exceeded expectation. I’m delighted with the result and have recommended him to numerous friends and colleagues who have also gone on to have the process and who are equally satisfied.A real expert In his field.
Sam
trustpilot 5 stars
The level of service from DR Raja and his team was exemplary. The pre consultations and post operative care was great with responsive communications throughout.. As for the procedure itself I was very happy with the care and attention during the procedure and the outcome so far has been great and I’m only 8 months post operation so very happy at this stage. Cannot recommend Dr Raja highly enough so much so I’m planning my next procedure
Del
trustpilot 5 stars
Dr Raja and his team are experts and I can’t thank them enough. My hair growth is 100% from the surgery as I didn’t take any supplements. Dr Raja did advise the hair supplements would give me a more superior result when combined with hair surgery however for personal reasons I chose to keep it organic.
Mohammed
trustpilot 5 stars
Extremely pleased with the whole experience and results. My sideburns now look natural again. Thank you Dr Rogers and team.
Sarah
trustpilot 5 stars
Dr Rogers was very friendly and his techs were great. The treatment wasn’t bad and I’m very pleased with the results, my forehead looks a normal size.
Crystal
trustpilot 5 stars
The procedure was nearly painless, Dr Rogers’s team were lovely and calming and I feel so much better about my crown loss.
Mark
trustpilot 5 stars
It was much easier than I thought it was going to be, I even went home on the train without problem and I’m very pleased with the results so far at 12 months.
James
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