Up to 50% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. And for many, hair loss will occur far earlier, whilst they are still in their 20s, 30s or even late teens.
Deciding to undergo a hair transplant procedure is a huge step and here at The Private Clinic, we strongly advise anyone considering the procedure to take the time to research their doctor first. Our advice is to choose your clinic based on the doctor and their experience. During your consultation ask your doctor lots of questions, about their experience, how many cases have they treated prior to this, do they have before and after photos that they can share with you. The most important thing is that you achieve your desired results, safely.
We understand that there is a lot of information to absorb when considering undergoing a Hair Transplant procedure and so we have outlined some questions for you to ask your surgeon. We’ve also provided expert advice from our highly experienced Hair Transplant surgeons.
Am I too young for a hair transplant?
Every case we are presented with is evaluated thoroughly on an individual basis, and there are several age-related factors that play a part in candidate suitability for a hair transplant procedure.
The main consideration for our surgeons is the current degree of hair loss and the future implications of the patient’s hair loss patterns. We do as much as we can to help preserve the hair and prevent further hair loss for our younger patients. We also monitor the patient’s hair loss over a period of time, allowing us to then decide the most suitable time for a hair transplant procedure, permanently restoring the lost hair. Find out more about the role age plays in Hair Transplant procedures here.
How many hairs will I need?
This will always depend on the size of the surface you’d like covered, as well as the density we’d want to achieve.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
Every patient is different and some patients may require more than one procedure, but generally, the more hair that is transplanted, the better the outcome. Every FUE Hair Transplant procedure we carry out is designed to suit the patient’s specific needs. You can expect that an FUE Hair Transplant procedure to start at about £7,000.
Should I use hair loss medication in addition to my hair transplant?
Younger patients are often advised to start using Finasteride or Minoxidil to hold their pre-existing hair for as long as possible, by slowing the rhythm and rate of hair loss.
Will I need future transplants?
If your hair loss has not yet stabilised, further hair loss may require a future procedure. This is why it is extremely important to consult with your surgeon regarding the degree of hair loss you are experiencing. They will be able to gauge any future patterns. It is a common problem for younger patients.
You may also wish to increase the density of your hair, requiring a future procedure.
Do I have enough donor hair?
Your Hair Transplant surgeon will need to examine your donor area to determine how many hairs can be transplanted. The size of the bald surface and the density you want to achieve will also determine if your donor hair is sufficient.
Has my hair loss stabilised?
With the use of special magnifying apparatus, your Hair Transplant Surgeon can measure your degree of hair loss in various areas of your scalp. They will be checking the percentage of hairs that are in the Telogen phase (resting phase) of the hair growth cycle. You will also be asked to monitor any further thinning or hair loss.
Will the results look completely natural?
The phenomenal skills and techniques of our surgeons and their perfection of the FUE hair transplant method ensure that you will have the most natural looking results.
The grafting techniques associated with the FUE method treats each hair follicle independently, so placement of the implanted hair can be managed, giving you natural looking, dense hair.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the size of the treated area and the number of hair required for the procedure, the hair transplant can take, on average, between 2-6 hours per day. Some patients may need 2 days of procedures.
When will my hair start to grow?
You will be able to notice the difference immediately after the procedure is complete – you’ll see the outline of your new hair. However, it will take approximately 1 year for your hair to fully grow – you will notice daily progress as your hair grows.
Here at The Private Clinic, we only offer the most effective, technically advanced Hair Transplant procedure – FUE Hair Transplant. Our expert teams of Hair Transplant Surgeons have perfected this minimally invasive method of hair restoration.