Hair transplants

Do hair transplants work?

Information about hair transplants – how do they work?

Essentially, hair transplants are a very simple idea, basically gardening on a miniature scale. Hair is taken from the donor area and re – implanted into the recipient area. It retains the same characteristics of colour, curl and other textures as it did before (there are exceptions, see below about body hair transplants).

To use the gardening analogy, if you dig up a daffodil bulb from one corner of the garden and move it to a different patch, it still remains a daffodil – it doesn’t turn into a rose or a cabbage! Also, you lose that bulb from the corner but gain it in the new patch. This is a very important point, you are not making new hair, merely relocating it.

There are two ways to relocate the hair bulbs:

Strip (FUT) hair transplant         or FUE (follicular unit graft) hair transplant

Fortunately, everybody has higher density, thicker hair at the back and sides, than they do on the top. This is true even without any male pattern hair loss and is why people have a “short back and sides” haircut. It is also true for both male hair transplant and female hair transplants.

The picture below shows the donor area in dark brown and the potential recipient areas are numbered. So if you are bald in areas 1 and 2, then that is the recipient area which needs hair transplanting.

Work out how much a hair transplant will cost here:

hair transplant donor

Donor & recipient areas

What our patients say

All went well thank you.

No issues as of yet but then again I don’t expect any from the great service you and Dr Rogers provide

Thank you



Hi, It’s taken me a while to leave a review and it’s a positive thing.  My overall experience has been been exceptional, from consultationto the actual FUT procedure and now 11 weeks later results are showing , and I have hair growing through.

Dr Rogers and his team at the Westminster Clonic were friendly , informative and made me feel comfortable. The procedure was pain free. And it’s now looking like it was well worth while. So pleased. Thank you.

Andy S


Please can you tell Dr Rogers am so very pleased with what he did for me last Friday.

I enclose a photo were my brother painstakingly and carefully blended in the cut at the sides and back with touching the top at all so not to disturb grafts under strict instructions

I have used a touch-up concealer for the sides to tone the grey and have taken MSN 4 a day and have growth there  of grade 1 plus am off work till Monday.

Please show him and girls attached photo as you wouldn’t notice 😉 because it’s a professional job done Thanks to all!

David S

Dear Dr Rogers,

Thank you again for taking me through the surgery yesterday, for your (and your staff’s) expert guidance, patience and diligence throughout the process. I’m hoping that the grafts were a good quality and the transplant a success. Only time will tell.

Many thanks,