In the year that saw the likes of Wayne Rooney, James Nesbitt and Louis Walsh all admitting to turning to a surgeon to help them solve the issue of their receding hairlines, one leading clinic has seen demand for hair transplant treatments triple. And the biggest increase, perhaps driven in part by Wayne Rooney’s candid admission in June that he had had a transplant, has been in Manchester, with six times as many men booking in for a hair transplant in the city in 2011 compared to 2010.
Yorkshire has also seen a big increase in demand, with over five times as many hair transplant procedures carried out this year compared to last. Both Tyne & Wear and Essex have seen over four times as many men opting for treatment. Explaining the increase, Dr. Raghu Reddy, hair restoration expert at The Private Clinic of Harley Street and developer of the advanced 3G FUE hair transplant method said;
“Hair transplant treatment methods have vastly improved over the last couple of years. Previous options such as hair plugs and the ‘strip method’ are less natural looking and have the potential to scar. With the latest treatment, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), we take hair one by one from the donor area, usually the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, and move them individually to the front or crown of the head where there is thinning. The results are incredibly effective and natural looking.
“The fact that high profile individuals such as Wayne Rooney and James Nesbitt have been open about having treatment, and that people can see the natural looking results for themselves has undoubtedly contributed to the increased interest in the treatment. Furthermore, there are no signs of demand for the treatment slowing either.”
Dr. Reddy’s advanced 3G FUE treatment involves removing individual, healthy hair follicles directly from the back of the scalp and transplanting them onto the bald areas of the head. The benefits of this treatment include no use of scalpels, stitching or scarring, it’s a minimally invasive treatment and the end results are much more natural looking than older, more traditional transplant techniques. The method can also be used to correct an instance where a traditional strip surgery may have gone wrong.
For more information on the 3G FUE hair transplant procedure and The Private Clinic of Harley Street please visit www.theprivateclinic.co.uk