Bessam Farjo


Hair Transplant Surgery & Hair Restoration Medicine Surgeon

Dr Bessam Farjo is specialised in Hair Transplant Surgery & Hair Restoration Medicine Surgeon

Dr Bessam Farjo graduated in 1988 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. After qualifying he embarked on training in general surgery before fate pointed him towards the field of hair restoration surgery.  

In 1993, after a hair surgery fellowship in Toronto, Canada, Dr Farjo co-founded the Farjo Hair Institute with his wife, Dr Nilofer Farjo, exclusively practising hair restoration surgery and medicine in Manchester and later London. 

Dr Bessam Farjo performs hair transplant surgical procedures for the scalp, eyebrows, beard, moustache, sideburns and hairline restoration after trauma or burns. Back in 1996, Dr Farjo performed what was thought to be the world’s first full beard restoration by hair transplantation on a burns victim. 

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. 

Dr Farjo was elected the first President from Europe of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in 2007 and recently served as Lead International Ambassador. The ISHRS is based in Chicago and is the World’s largest hair restoration surgery body. In 1996, Dr Farjo co-founded the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) and served as President 2002-2004. In 2003, Dr Farjo became a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and served as ABHRS Board Director & Examiner 2006 -2012.  

Dr Bessam Farjo is a registered member of the Institute of Trichologists (est. 1902) in the UK and served as Board Governor and medical director 2000-2018. In 2006, he was bestowed with the title of Fellow in recognition of contributions to the Institute as well as research and field advancements.  

Since 2000, Dr Bessam 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. He is currently the Medical Director of HairClone Limited working on hair follicle rejuvenation by dermal papilla cell multiplication and co-launched the world’s first Hair Follicle cryopreservation bank. 

To date, Dr Farjo has more than 120 hair and scalp presentations/publications to his credit at more than 80 different meetings, workshops, and conferences around the world. This includes over 50 peer-reviewed papers and 12-chapter contributions to peer-reviewed textbooks.  

Dr Bessam Farjo has received numerous awards for his work, but in October 2012, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery jointly awarded him, with Dr Nilofer Farjo, one of the highest accolades, 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 31-year history of the society. 



"Throughout my hair replacement journey Dr. Farjo and his amazing staff have looked after me with incredible care and professionalism.It took me a long time to find a surgeon and team that I felt I could trust entirely. From the outset Dr. Farjo and all the Farjo staff ensured that my expectations were realistic and achievable. This was so different to others I had visited for consultations previously and who had badly damaged my confidence in going ahead.The care before, during and after surgery is so thorough. The Farjo team are kind, professional and highly skilled people with a true passion for what they do. I am so grateful.Yes, the results are amazing and that's critical. But it's the 'start to finish' experience that made my hair replacement such a positive experience. From the first consultation and throughout my transplant 'journey'. "

"I tentatively reached out, spoke to a wonderful chap by the name of Mick who immediately put me at ease with his warmth and knowledge. Most importantly, Dr Farjo was straightforward with his approach. His direct nature in telling me I’d need more than one procedure was refreshing. The whole day is planned with meticulous detail from the start to finish. Most importantly, the professionalism and results have been superb. True, I do need a second procedure. But, the primary results have been excellent and I was mentally prepared to expect a further visit. Don’t waste your money with a sub-par trip to Turkey for a League 2 experience. Farjo and team provide a Premier League experience, a great, hard working and humble team."

Book an appointment today by calling +44 (0) 20 7467 3000.

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