Get to know your hair options. Here are the different types of hair transplants available today.

People considering a hair transplant generally spend a lot of time researching what type of procedure will work best for them. As a result, a lot of time and energy is spent watching countless youtube videos. Before going down the rabbit-hole, begin your journey with us and learn about all of the modern types of hair transplants out there.


Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is perhaps one of the most performed hair transplant techniques and is considered the modern-day method of advanced hair replacement technology.

FUE Hair Transplants have major benefits. For one, it doesn’t require a strip of donor tissue to be taken from the donor area and better yet, no scarring. Using the FUE hair transplant technique, each follicular unit is extracted one-by-one directly from donor areas on the scalp with minimal discomfort and patients all claim that post-surgery is relatively pain-free.

Pros Include:

– FUE is less invasive than traditional methods

– FUE leaves no scars

– Fast healing

– Small to no pain

– Hair transplants for any part of the body


Direct Hair Implantation (DHI):

Direct Hair Implantation or DHI is the transplantation of harvested grafts using a DHI Pen, also called DHI Implanter, or CHOI Pen.

DHI uses the CHOI Pen to control the angle, depth, and direction of each new implanted follicle. A major advantage of the DHI technique is the ease of increasing hair density by implanting grafts between existing hairs. Also, there is no need for “canal openings” because the extracted grafts are directly implanted into the recipient area by using the CHOI pen.

Pros Include:

– Reduced time of grafts remaining outside of the body, thus ensuring strong and healthy grafts.

– Excellent hair follicle survival rates.

– Reduced bleeding

– Faster recovery

– The recipient site does not have to be shaved

The Different Types of Hair Transplants

Sapphire Hair Transplant

Sapphire Hair Transplant FUE is similar to the previous technique except these blades are made from a precious gemstone that utilises a different method for canal opening in the recipient area.

Using the Sapphire FUE technique, the canals or the holes are opened by the special sapphire blades with superfine needles instead of slits in the Classic FUE.

In short, the holes have a round shape instead of a lateral one, but this way, each hole will have precisely the same size as the diameter of the hair follicles which means each hole is very small and very tiny.

With the Sapphire FUE method, it is possible to open smaller channels with circular incisions (thanks to the sapphire blades). Therefore, the recovery is shorter than the one with Classic FUE.

Sapphire FUE guarantees a higher percentage of hair regrowth for each hair follicle, thanks to smaller channels that prevent the shift or movement of hair follicles.

Pros Include:

– Incisions are precise and even

– Smoother incisions (micro incisions)

– Incisions of the sapphire blades can be adjusted.

– The possibility of germs attaching to this surface and the risk of infection are reduced.


Body Hair to Head Transplant (BHT):

Body Hair Transplant or BHFUE expands the donor “bank” making this popular among men who do not have a sufficient supply of hair.

The possibility, as our hair transplant experts tell us, depends on several variables, such as the similarity of the hair between body and head, the size of the donor area and the length of the body hair. The body hair growth cycle is different from that of scalp hair. Over the period of 12-18 months, the transplanted hair matures, resulting in permanent and completely natural hair growth.

Pros Include:

– More donor areas

– Thicker density, which means more coverage

– Hair units are separated trimmed, cleaned and maintained


– Healing will take longer


Needle-Free Jet Injector Hair Transplant

Needle-Free (Numbing) Injectors or Jet Injectors uses high air pressure to inject a local anesthetic medication into the skin through its silicon heads. The air pressure ensures an ultra-fast (less than a third of a second) penetration through the skin.

Jet Injectors decreases the pain by 70% and gives comfort to the patients who do not want injection by needle regardless of the reason why. You will not feel any pain. This device is used to numb the extraction and implantation areas before a hair transplant procedure.

Pros Include:

– No needles

– Reduced risk of infection

– Painless

– Superfast transfers means less chance of infections



Harvesting, extracting, follicles, grafts… We know, it’s a lot! And we appreciate it if you made it this far, there is a lot to think about but you don’t have to do it alone. WeCure is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to help you decide the best Hair Transplant method appropriate for you.

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Hair is one factor of the human body that makes us easily identifiable to others. Some people are known for their hair or lack thereof. This is why having a full head of hair is so important to people because for most who lose their hair, it feels like a part of their identity is also gone with it. There are many famous people who have lost their full head of hair, but the thing is, not everyone dons the bald-look as well as they do.

With this being said, a viable option would be to try a hair transplant. Some may be wondering if this is something that will last, but do not worry because this procedure is a permanent natural solution to hair loss.


Our Bodies Contain an Ample Supply of Hair

Most people contain an ample supply of permanent hair in their bodies, even in cases of those people who suffer from severe hair loss. Despite losing the follicles in the crown of the head, fibres are still found at the sides and back of the head. These are usually less visible and have less of an impact on the appearance of a person.

During a hair transplant procedure, the healthy follicles are taken from the other areas of the head and moved to the areas where thinning occurs or where it is completely bald. Through processes such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), surgeons are able to replace dead hair follicles with healthy ones. These are carefully done to match the patient’s hair growth pattern to give off a natural look as well as be maintained despite future growth.


Transplants are a Painless, Permanent Procedure

Transplants are a simple surgery and are performed as an outpatient procedure. Although the process is done in less than a day, what takes up time is the work the surgeon has to do to make sure the hairline look as natural as possible and consistent through using correct hair textures and placements for smooth integration with a patient’s facial features.

The DHT hormone that causes hair loss in people is removed once the transplanted hairs are put into place so that as they grow, there are no worries about thinning or excessive hair fall. This is why hair transplant surgery has become so popular in recent years.


Patients May Experience Temporary Shedding

After the hair transplant operation procedure, some people may typically experience slight hair loss or shedding. This is expected due to a stress-related body reaction called Telogen effluvium, which gets released when trauma to the scalp is detected. Since the surgery for transplants is done to the scalp, this causes the body to release a reaction to combat the foreign sensation as a natural process. For around three months, Telogen effluvium will be released regularly, which will halt the bodily process of developing hair and growing it. This is nothing to be alarmed about and perfectly normal as this is merely a short term effect that is followed quickly by long term growth of healthy hair follicles.



Losing a full head of hair is something nobody wants to experience. For many people, hair is a defining feature of their physical appearance, and they take care of it as well as they can. The feeling of having hair grow, along with the ability to get a different hairstyle or get a nice haircut at a barbershop is a priceless feeling.

If you are struggling with rampant hair loss or suffering from deteriorating follicle quality on your head, perhaps it is time to opt for transplant surgery to gain it back.

Here at We Cure, we offer cutting-edge Hair Transplant surgery as well as dental services and mental health therapy. Expect nothing less than quality – contact our team in the UK today!

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