Hair line design:Is considered to be the most important aspect... [more]

Coverage & Density: Hair loss can be divided into 3 regions...[more]

Strip v Fue: There is no reason why FUT and FUE cannot live ...[more]

Dense Packing: Allows a natural result beachieved ...[more]

Hair Loss: Does not become obvious until approx 40% loss...[more]

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Overview Principles of Hair Transplantion & Psychology

The principle is the redistribution of hair to an area of the scalp where loss has occured (recipient area). When moved it will continue to behave as if it were still in its original place. This is possible because the genetic disposition of the donor hair, it is immune from the male pattern baldness gene and therefore retains the genetic makeup even when placed into a new area.

At approximately the three months stage the new hair starts to grow through; it is common that there are spurts in growth over a twelve-month period and the full result cannot really be determined until this period has elapsed, at which point the hair has had time to mature and develop in its new environment.

A hair transplant relies on the fact that a person keeps a band of hair around the side and back of their head. The density and hair characteristics of this hair will determine the result that can be achieved in relation to their current hair loss stage and the potential for future hair loss. Planning and good donor management will allow for the maximum amount of grafts to be safely harvested, be it in one session or multiple sessions or by FUE or FUT. It must be recognised regardless of the technique, that hair must only be removed from the "safety zone", that being the area that in the worst case scenario MPB will not occur.

It is impossible to place like for like density in most cases; therefore some of the art of a good hair transplant is to give the cosmetic effect, or illusion, that the density is the same. This is possible because the signs of thinning are first apparent when light reflects through the hair and back off the scalp, showing areas of thinning. Hair calibre or hair diameter is arguably more important than the density of follicular units. The better your hair characteristics the greater help in creating a natural looking density and maximum coverage when rebuilding a new head of hair, especially in Norwood 5 cases and above. Planning for further hair loss also becomes easier, as the hair calibre allows for a larger coverage whilst maintaining a good density.

Although technically/medically almost all people can have a Hair Transplant, this does not mean the procedure is suitable for all; factors such as age, hair loss stage, potential for future loss, donor management and patient desires are evaluated. With this in mind the decision process is always finalised with a detailed personal consultation with the doctor prior to the procedure.

Losing hair affects all demographic groups, it is a leveller of wealth, class and social standing. There is no reason why a few filaments of minerals should cause so much anxiety, but it does. Concern for hair has been documented far back as to the days of Samson and Delilah and his loss of strength, up to today with the media coverage of David Beckham’s locks.

A thick head of hair signifies youth, strength, and success. Almost every man loses hair and recognises it as a sign of aging, therefore a progressive loss of virility. Young men do not want to be thin on top because they feel it is before their time and middle age men want to stay youthful looking.

Concern about losing hair or looking to replace hair is perceived as a weakness and very few people will discuss their feelings even their closest friends or family. As we grow older we look at our male family members with horror if they have thinned, as we look on with impending dread.

Confronting this demon can be harder than accepting it. The basic truth is you do not want to see yourself bald, when we close our eyes and imagine how we should look it is certainly not without hair. The Clinic has an important role to not only to determine and inform the client as to the best procedure for them; but also to establish the person’s objectives and goals in undergoing a hair transplant.

Every person is an individual and has his or her own objectives, be it cosmetic or psychological, and these have to be taken into consideration to ensure long-term happiness. The goal of the hair transplant is to enhance your life and personal happiness; we believe this is achieved with educating and a transparent relationship between patient and doctor.


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