Models Required for our Hair Restoration and Transplant Training
As a hair transplant model at MATA, our hair restoration transplant training is designed for healthcare professionals qualified to Level 6 in a medical degree, for example, fully registered medical doctors who hold a valid GMC (General Medical Council) license. Our MATA aesthetic transplant surgeons supervise these courses, knowing you as the model is in good hands during the procedure. Not to mention, the huge savings from being a model compared to paying full price for this procedure in the UK.
Initially, you will be given a brief consultation to discuss the most suitable option for your individual case. Before the procedure you may be given anaesthesia, to minimise discomfort but we do have several qualified anaesthesiologists in the clinic. Next, we usually choose either of these popular methods: follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT). FUE is a highly popular method, taking single or small clusters of follicles from an area of strong, healthy hair. Typically, it is a punch device that removes the follicle from the donor site to then replace it in the hair loss area. Comparatively, FUT also known as the strip procedure involves naturally transplanting follicular units (5-10 hairs). FUE tends to cause slightly less scarring than FUT, but methods are chosen dependent on the amount of hair loss in a particular area.
After surgery, your scalp may feel tender, dependent on the individual case you may require pain medications. In some cases, our onsite doctors prescribe antibiotics to avoid any infection. Typically, the recovery rate is quick, as many people return to work within 2-5 days after the operation.
After your hair transplantation surgery, you may notice that some hairs fall out. This is a natural part of the process and doesn’t mean that graft hairs have not taken root. When a follicle is moved it temporarily ceases hair growth while it settles into its new location. Usually, hair only grows about 1cm per month so it may take some times for your new hairline to become visible. Our models notice a difference from 3-5 months, but a final appearance could take as long as 12-18 months.