Dr. Bessam Farjo of Farjo Hair Institute was trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and specialized in hair transplant surgery in Toronto, Canada. Bessam works along with their carefully trained team (including his wife Dr Nilofer Farjo, Dr Greg Williams and Dr Rachael Kay and team), to provide ultra-refined follicular unit hair transplantation in their state of the art clinics in Manchester and London, England
Dr Bessam Farjo provides state of the art advanced FUE - follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) as well as FUT (strip surgery) using all of the latest techniques and refined tools.
View highlights of our recent visit to the Farjo clinic
Dr Farjo limits the number of patients he operates on each day to assure that everyone receives the care and attention they deserve. The results of his very refined follicular unit surgery are impressive and can be viewed on this recommendation profile. The Farjo Hair Institute are able to do mega sessions of all follicular units, up to 5000 grafts FUT and 2500 FUE in a day, depending on the patient’s needs. Dr Farjo is very careful to limit the size of the session to only that which can be done safely and with excellent rates of growth.
Dr Farjo specializes in FUE, FUT and state of the art hair transplant repair work. This often involves ‘recycling’ part of the old outdated grafts and redistributing them in a natural pattern. Other hair transplant procedures offered include implanting into Beards, moustaches, sideburns, eyebrows and other parts of the body. If the scalp is insufficient, they can also use beard, chest and abdomen hair as donor source.
Their clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission as a surgical facility of the highest standard.
Dr Bessam is a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and is one of only 9 doctors worldwide who have attended every Annual World Congress since the organization’s 1st Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas in 1993. He was honoured to be elected the 15th president of the ISHRS from October 1st, 2007 through September 30th, 2008 and proud to have been their first President from Europe. View the "Highlights From the 15th Annual ISHRS Scientific Meeting in 2007" for more information. He and his wife, Dr Nilofer Farjo, are also founding members of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Bessam Farjo was also very active with the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and hosted and chaired their 5th annual Conference in London in 2002.
He obtained the qualification of Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) in 2003, and served as a Board Director & Examiner 2006 -2012. In fact, uniquely all four doctors at the Farjo Hair Institute are ABHRS qualified!
Dr Farjo is a registered member of the Institute of Trichologists (est. 1902) and served as Board Governor and medical director 2000-2018. In 2006, he was bestowed with the title of Fellow of the Institute in recognition of contributions to the Institute as well as research and field advancements.
The Farjo Hair Institute is also a research and education centre, exploring and developing new hair transplant techniques and other potential future treatments as well as running workshops and seminars.
Since 2000, Dr Farjo has been involved with on-going hair research collaborations with Universities of Manchester, London, Bradford and Durham as well as Unilever plc. Dr Farjo was the Principal Clinical Investigator with Intercytex plc (2003-2009) for the world’s 1st human clinical trial in hair cell multiplication/cloning. Today, he is continuing this work with HairClone Limited hoping to develop cell therapy based treatments for hair loss.
To date he has more than 100 hair and scalp presentations/publications to his credit at more than 80 different meetings, workshops and conferences around the world. This includes more than 16 peer reviewed published papers and 11 chapter contributions to peer reviewed textbooks.
In October 2012, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery jointly awarded him, with Dr Nilofer Farjo, the prestigious Platinum Follicle Award for ‘Outstanding achievement in basic scientific or clinically-related research in hair pathophysiology or anatomy as it relates to hair restoration’. The only UK recipients in the 26 year history of the society.
Dr. Farjo has probably performed over 8,000 hair transplant procedures and has been awarded a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS) in the category of plastic surgery.
Many have questioned why a hair loss expert like Dr. Bessam Farjo would allow himself to go bald. Like many other men suffering from hair loss, Dr. Farjo did initially decide to do something about it. But minoxidil did not work for him and finasteride was not yet available. Long ago, he did undergo hair transplant surgery but that was before the revolutionary techniques of today were available, adopted and widespread. Today, Dr. Farjo sports a cropped look and feels confident with his own appearance. But that doesn't stop Dr. Farjo from battling baldness on behalf of his patients and applying hair transplant techniques he's helped revolutionize.
Dr Bessam Farjo MB ChB BAO LRCP & SI ABHRS FIT
Fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS)
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
Graduate, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Past President & Founder member, British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (BAHRS)
Past President and Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
Member, European Hair Research Society (EHRS)
Fellow, Past Board Governor & Medical Director, Institute of Trichologists (est. 1902)
Ultra Refined Follicular Unit
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)
Eyebrow Hair Transplant
Body Hair Transplant
Hair Transplant Repair
Prescriptions for Propecia