Hair transplants

Although hair loss is not life threatening, it can be extremely unpleasant. We approach the problem in a holistic way and advise you on the causes of hair loss, necessary or recommended treatments with medication including PRP treatments, and the latest hair transplant methods. Technical advances in hair transplant procedures over the past decades mean that completely natural looking results can be achieved. Both men and women with hair loss can now be treated very successfully.

Our plastic surgery specialist, Dr Saskia de Smet, specialises in the medical treatment of hair loss and hair transplants. We offer both follicular unit extraction (FUE – individual hair extraction) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT – strip extraction).

In our new Hair & Body Atelier we will gladly discuss with you the causes of hair loss and treatment options.


Hair loss affects both men and women. There are many different types of hair loss, with causes that are often of a genetic nature. A predisposition to baldness is inherited from both parents.

Hair loss in men

Hereditary baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of male hair loss. Genes and male sex hormones are responsible in this case. Shrinking of the hair follicles is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a metabolite of testosterone. Hair on the back of the head and the body is less sensitive to DHT. This is why this hair does not fall out, in contrast to hair on the side, top and front of the head.

Hair loss in women

The most common form of female hair loss is also androgenetic alopecia. It mainly affects the top of the head. After the hair falls out, the root produces a new, shorter hair. Over time, an almost invisible “peach fuzz” develops and the hair thins out even more. Women are frequently faced with this problem for the first time during menopause. If symptoms occur earlier, this may be an indication of a hormonal disorder. In this case, a medical examination by a family doctor, gynaecologist or thyroid specialist is recommended.


After identifying the cause, the usual approach is to begin treatment with medication. Once any hormonal imbalances or vitamin deficiencies are corrected or excluded, the following options are available:


In a hair transplant, hair is extracted from the back of the head (the donor area) and then transplanted to another location (the recipient area). There are two different transplantation techniques, which differ in how the hair roots are removed: follicular unit extraction (FUE), in which individual hair follicles (follicular units) are extracted, and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) in which small strips of tissue are removed. Between 1,000 and 5,000 follicular units (FU) will be needed, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Which technique is right for you depends on the required number of follicular units (grafts), your usual hairstyle, your hair type, and how willing you are to have hair removed from the back of your head. When the hair loss affects a large area, the two methods can be combined.

Hair & Body Atelier
Haus zur Pyramide
Klausstrasse 8
CH-8008 Zürich

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Centre for Plastic Surgery
Pyramid Clinic
Bellerivestrasse 34
CH-8034 Zurich

+41 44 388 14 14
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