Find out everything you need to know about hair transplants and hair restoration.
Does a hair transplant hurt?
The procedure is minimally painful, and the pain is only of administering the local anaesthetic. Your pain is managed so you feel comfortable and pain free during the procedure. During the second part of the procedure patients usually watch TV and movies whilst it’s being carried out.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery time is relatively quick. Some patients will return to work on day three after surgery. If it’s an office job they might be able to return to work the next day. FUT surgery does need more recovery time and it is recommended to take two weeks off work for this.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
A procedure can cost from as little as £2500 for 1000 grafts. The prices can go up to £6000 for a large area which needs to ne restored. Sometimes the surgeon may suggest two procedures if you have extensive hair loss. As this is a permanent procedure it is important to get this right as mistakes cannot be rectified.
Choosing the best surgeon
You need to choose the best hair transplant surgeon and the best clinic who can give you the results that your investment will be worth. A good hair transplant surgeon will have completed thousands of procedures.Many cheaper clinics compromise on the surgery by using hair technicians. The best hair transplant clinics ensure that the surgery is carried out by the surgeon and the technicians assist rather than carry out the procedure. Don’t get rapped by false economy. There are many hair transplant clinics in Harley Street London. it is best to visit a few and have some consultations in order to find the best hair transplant clinic and surgeon. Malkani Hair Restoration Institute is based in Harley Street, London. Most clinics do offer free consultations.
Which Kind of surgery do I choose?
A hair transplant is permanent and is important to find the best surgeon who has expertise in the kind of surgery you need. There are some surgeons who only specialise in FUT or Strip surgery which is the older kind of surgery. This is unshaven and does leave a permanent scar on the back of the head. the more modern technique is called FUE surgery. This is where hair is extracted individually and is the more modern technique. It is important to find best surgeon and Dr Malkani is an expert in both types of surgery. FUE surgery does have a very fast downtime usually a few days. It is important to remember that FUE surgery does require shaving of the head. FUT surgery is often chosen as most men do not want shaven hair.
What is the impact on your life?
There is a very positive impact on your life. Getting your hair back changes the way you feel about yourself and we notice that a person’s whole image and dress sense changes after surgery. Patients feel good about their hair and are more confident about their appearance and how they see themselves. A hair transplant is life transforming to self confidence, careers and aspirations.
Is there any scarring?
There should be no visible scarring with FUE surgery and the procedures are carried out so there is virtually no scarring. However FUT does leave a permanent scar in the donor area where the hair has been harvested from.
What is the reaction of friends and family?
Friends, partners and family are often surprised and delighted to see hair growth where there was none before. Girlfriends and wives are encouraging and delighted as they are the ones who more often than not bring their partners forward for surgery!
Can I see some before and after images?
There are before and after images on our website and Instagram page and you will also find them during your consultation. We have hundreds of before and after patient photos and there are sure to be many who are similar to your own hair loss who have had very successful results.
Can I talk to someone who has had the surgery?
We have several delighted patients featured on our website offering testimonials including Spencer, Jeremy and Yasser. All of these would be very happy to talk to someone who is thinking of having a procedure and share their experience.
Is a hair transplant permanent?
The simple answer is yes it’s permanent. Most people are absolutely delighted with their results. If you want to maintain the density of your hair transplant it is really important to keep all options open to restore and retain your existing hair especially if you are predisposed to male pattern hair loss. Only the transplanted hair will be permanent the rest of the hair will continue to fall out unless you take preventative measures.
What hair restoration options are available to me?
If you are a woman then topical solutions my be the answer. These are called Regaine or Minoxodil 2%. For men the percentage of Minoxodil is 5%. This can be bought over the counter. Many people fiind this helpful to preventing hair loss but after two years it can stop working. If this happens what are the solutions? Well you can consider PRP and this is completely natural and very effective at restoring miniaturised hair. Many patients find it helpful in thickening hair and immediately preventing hair shedding. It works by adding growth factors taken from your own blood which are placed into the stem cell areas where the patient is experiencing hair loss or thinning. You can find out more by visiting our PRP page.
Hair loss medication tablets
Another option for men who suffer from male pattern baldness is to consider hair loss medication tablets. These are known as DHT blockers and are prescription only. Many men find these really helpful in restoring thickness and density in the hair especially the crown area.
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