Hair transplants in Dubai gained popularity widely in recent years as a type of cosmetic surgery. Dubai is one of the most famous emirates in the United Arab Emirates, which in turn has managed to achieve a high position among all Arab countries. Tourists from all countries of the world come to it with the aim of regular tourism and medical tourism as well. Also, the main factor that pushed Dubai to achieve this distinguished position is to work with the effort, persistence and control that exists in all fields.
One of the most important areas of excellence in the UAE is the medical field, where the group of medical institutions that operate round the clock with high efficiency and provide distinguished services has been established. Plastic and cosmetic surgery centers in the UAE in general or in Dubai in particular have taken their share of this proliferation in the years.
Pros and Cons of Hair Transplant in Dubai
The disadvantages of conducting hair transplantation in the UAE are limited to the relatively high cost, whether the cost of the operation itself or the cost of living, in addition to the language barrier.
But the cost of hair transplantation in the Emirates compared to many other countries like the USA is not so expensive. There are many advantages also, the most important are:
-Hair transplantation in Dubai is carried out with the latest technologies known worldwide in this field.
-Many hair transplant clinics collaborate with a group of hair transplant surgeons and foreign doctors.
-Hair transplantation has achieved a high rate of success, which makes it the object of patient’s confidence.
-Dubai contains the largest medical care region in the world.
-Medical institutions in Dubai are subject to a strict monitoring system that ensures the activation of the safety and infection control program.
-Dubai also provides great hair transplant results to patients.
What is Hair Transplantation in UAE
Hair transplant also called “Hair Restoration” is a surgical operation based on the movement of small fragments of scalp and related Follicular Units (FUs) from the occipital area of the head (mainly above the nape of neck) in favor of the area , more or less thinned, said recipient, which can be the front line, the center of the scalp or the so-called vertex.
Sometimes, especially in cases where the donor area of the scalp is not sufficient, follicular units can be taken from other areas of the body (arms, shoulders, beard, chest).
Hair transplantation is a real surgery that must necessarily be performed by a specialist surgeon. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis so the patient can undergo local anesthesia and sedation, as appropriate. After a first preliminary visit, the objectives are defined with the patient and the actual intervention is planned defining, among other things, the technique to be used (generally FUE).
The surgical procedure includes: local anesthesia, removal of follicular units, preparation of the receiving area, grafting of the FUs (after treatment of the same), dressing.
The duration of the transplant varies according to the extent of the area to be transplanted, if this is not very large, the intervention can be conducted in a single session. The cosmetic surgeon, depending on the case, may also decide to repeat the sessions at a distance of a variable time to be agreed.
Hair Transplant Techniques
FUT Hair Transplantation
FUE Hair Transplantation
When To Do Hair Transplantation?
The first factor to consider when you want to undergo an autotransplantation is obviously linked to age. Under the age of 23, transplanting is not recommended because hair loss is not stable, it may progress rapidly and there are chances of early requirement for second surgery.
The second factor to consider is the state of health of the scalp : contacting a specialized center before undergoing a transplant is the rule to always follow. The specialist, in fact, after a careful specialist visit, will be able to determine first whether to carry out the intervention, the type of intervention to be performed, and when this must be performed.
How Long Does The Hair Transplant Surgery Last?
Until recently, hair transplantation was performed only through the Fut (or Strip Extraction) technique, which consisted in the removal of an entire scalp lozenge from the area just above the nape of neck; once taken, this was sectioned several times in order to obtain the follicles which were subsequently implanted in the thinned areas. This technique involved a permanent suture, through the closure with stitches.
Today, thanks to research and technological innovation in the instrumentation used, hair transplantation is performed mainly with the technique called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) , through which an excellent result is obtained, without perennial scars and at definitely acceptable costs. In fact, the FUE technique takes the follicles individually from the scalp. The follicles taken are cleaned of any organic residues and subsequently grafted directly into the thinning area.
Today there are hardly any complications during a hair transplant operation, it is also necessary to remember that this is still a full-fledged surgery and that it must always be carried out by specialized and expert surgeons. If performed by inexperienced hands, even serious and clearly evident complications such as damage to the donor area, due to an immense collection of follicular units, and / or widespread or localized scars especially in case of FUT intervention, could be encountered.
Other non-surgical complications may concern the patient’s expectations: that they are actually achievable taking into account the age, the availability of follicular units in the donor area, and the size of the bald area.
Furthermore, it is good not to underestimate the psychological impact that this type of intervention has on the patient, in fact the primary objective of hair transplantation is precisely to avoid all the physical and mental upheaval, and try to restore the image original of themselves, lost over time with the progressive hair loss.
Hair Transplant FUE And FUT: Differences And Common Aspects
We compare the two different FUE and FUT hair transplantation methods. We analyze the various phases of the intervention highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the two surgical techniques.
The FUE and FUT techniques compared
The two surgical hair transplant methodologies (FUT and FUE) are both decisive and very valid in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Although setting the same goal, there are significant differences in the method of execution and, in this context, we will identify the characteristic and distinctive features of each.
Which of these to choose? The answer is certainly in the preliminary phase, that is to say of specialist advice: the preliminary visit, in fact, is fundamental, regardless of the type of technique that will be used.
The specialist consultation is important as it allows to evaluate the patient’s general, dermatological and psychological health. The surgeon must also evaluate factors such as hair quality and density, the type of scalp and the evolution of baldness. In addition, he must perform detailed tests and recommend specific treatments to the subject in order to increase the success rate of the hair transplant .
Whether you decide the FUE sampling technique or the FUT technique, preventive investigations will always be required and some preoperative routine tests will be prescribed : blood count, transaminases, markers of hepatitis B and C and HIV, coagulation tests, ECG.
Advantages and disadvantages
The choice between FUT and FUE depends on various variables such as, for example, genetic factors, the situation of the scalp, the subjective ability to heal and both guarantee excellent results in thickening.
One of the advantages of the FUE technique is, undoubtedly, the absence of an evident scar outcome : the use of a punch with a diameter of less than 1 millimeter allows not to invade the surrounding tissues thus making the procedure less invasive.
On the contrary, the FUT which, as we have seen, provides for surgical cutting, leaves a visible scar and, consequently, also presupposes longer recovery times.
FUE is an innovative technique and must be practiced by expert teams and qualified surgeons, precisely because, by providing for the excision of the bulbs directly from the safe donor area of scalp, the risk is to ruin the units of the donor area!
Today this technique is now preferred to the FUT because it is considered much less invasive: the patient does not suffer from particular post-operative discomforts and this facilitates and speeds up his return to usual activities, i.e. work and social relationships.
The technical improvements that have been recorded in the last decades and the continuous improvements contribute greatly to the achievement of the objectives of a hair transplant, that is, the complete naturalness of the hairline and an adequate density of hair, avoiding visible signs of an intervention.
Cost of Hair Transplant in Dubai
The cost of plastic surgery in the UAE in general is high, due to many reasons, the most important of which is the high standard of living.
With regard to the cost of hair transplantation in dubai, it differs depending on many factors, foremost of which is the type of technology used to perform hair transplantation. Hair transplantation technique FUE – the most prevalent – whose cost is determined according to the size of the area. Apart from the affected head and the number of grafts that the patient needs to grow the cost is affected by the level of the medical center and the qualification of the doctor.
The cost of hair transplantation in the UAE generally varies between 8000 to 20,000 dirhams, equivalent to approximately 2,500 to 5,000 US dollars. In the case of hair transplantation procedure, the cost is calculated according to the number of grafts used.
|No of Grafts||Cost in Dubai ( 6-9 AED )||Required No of Sitting|
|1200||AED 6,000 – AED 8,000||1|
|1800||AED 7,500 – AED 11,500||1|
|2500||AED 10,000 – AED 15,500||1-2|
|3000||AED 12,000 – AED 21,000||2|
|3600||AED 15,000 – AED 23,500||2|
|3900||AED 17,000 – AED 29,000||2-3|
|4500||AED 19,000 – AED 33,500||2-3|