Before and After
What is Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is an incredibly effective treatment for hair thinning and baldness. It is based upon the sound scientific principal of donor dominance. Donor dominant hair is that which is found in the rear and sides of the scalp. This area is called the fringe and it usually continues to grow throughout our life time. This hair when transplanted at the problem area, continues to grow like normal hair. In terms of success, this method is without peer.
Who is suitable for this procedure
To be suitable for hair transplant surgery, patients need to have donor dominant hair in sufficient quantities to make transplantation viable. If there is not enough donor follicles to cover the balding part of the scalp, then it is much harder to have complete success.
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There are two methods of performing hair transplantation:
Follicular Unit Extraction: This technique, if carried out by expert hands, will create a natural looking hair pattern of new hair growth, with no visible scarring. Instead of using a scalpel, the surgeon uses a circular punch to extract individual follicular units of around 1mm diameter. Each follicular unit is transferred individually into tiny incisions, made in the scalp where baldness has occurred.
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery: The patient receives a local anaesthetic to the donor dominant area to be transplanted, usually at the back of the head. Strips of scalp are removed from the donor dominant region and then individual hair follicles are cut from the strip, before being reinserted into the balding area of the head. This leaves a small scar, hidden under the rear hairline.
Our Cosmetic Surgeons have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Risks & Complications
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with hair transplant surgery. At the time of your consultation, we will take you through that in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
We will not push you for surgery. We will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. We will give you a comprehensive Hair Transplant Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give a call to us and we will provide you our expert advice. You will love us for our honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Why choose Nu cosmetic Clinic
Our Cosmetic Surgeons are leaders in the field of cosmetic Surgery.
Your Consultation is Completely Free.
We have our clinics in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, our clinics and private hospitals are home to very best staff and technology.
How does a hair transplant work?
In simple terms, a transplant works by taking existing, healthy hair follicles from a conspicuous part of the head and moving it to an area of hair thinning.
How long does the procedure take?
This very much depends on the amount of hair to be transplanted. Sometimes grafts take place over a number of days to prevent fatigue of the client and surgical team.
Can women have a hair transplant?
Yes, both men and women can have hair transplants.
How many hair follicles will I need?
This depends on the amount of hair loss or thinning, your surgeon can advise on the approximate number of follicles you will need to give a natural appearance.
Will the results look natural?
A skilled and proficient hair transplant surgeon will be able to give you a very natural look that even your hairdresser cannot detect. However, the skills of hair transplant surgeons vary greatly and it is very important to choose an experienced, well-qualified surgeon to give you the best results.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, as the follicles that are transplanted are from a place that is unlikely to loose hair (often the nape), your transplanted follicles are very likely to remain.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
Yes, there are alternatives to hair transplant that people sometimes find effective. These include medical products and special products that you can apply to the area of thinning. You can discuss this with your surgeon.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery. We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to a Nu Cosmetic clinic in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to arrange a second free consultation with another Nu Cosmetic Clinic surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask your surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic has clinics throughout the UK
Gordon is a middle aged professional working within the creative industry. Recently, he underwent a hair transplant to counteract a receding hairline. “As I am reaching a certain age, I decided to hold back time a little and to prevent any more hair loss” he quoted. Gordon made the appointment at his local Nu Cosmetic clinic in Liverpool after researching his options for clinics on-line. A combination of excellent feedback and information were the main criteria that took him to the Rodney Street branch in Liverpool. “I was warmly greeted, and on the day of the consultation I met with two consultants. We all sat down, with diagrams of typical pattern baldness, my remediation criteria and of course, an indication of scalp as it was at present, highlighting my areas of hair loss and potential thinning.” During the consultation, Gordon knew that he was in good hands, as constant communication and precedence studies clarified all his doubts, and attainable results. The actual possibilities to counteract his hair loss were now becoming a reality, as the case studies and pictorial database of previous clients assured.
Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner. Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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