The Importance Of Seeing Your Hair Transplant Surgeon

hair transplant graft extraction

We wanted to write a short piece on why it is so important to see you hair transplant surgeon regularly- before, during and after your operation. At The Treatment Rooms London we are seeing more and more patients asking us for help when it comes to fixing a previous hair transplant or advice about aftercare. In almost all cases, the patient had barely seen their hair transplant surgeon and in some cases didn’t know what their name was! This is particularly worrying. So who is your hair transplant surgeon? Why is it important to see them? Find out in this blog!

Why Do You Need A Hair Transplant Surgeon?

If you are suffering from hair loss you might be wondering what is the cause and what is the best treatment for you? The causes of hair loss are explored in earlier blogs that you can click on below:

Treating hair loss can be tricky and requires specialist knowledge. Sometimes you might ring a hair loss clinic and get booked into see someone who is not a hair transplant Surgeon or Doctor. In most cases this person is not medically qualified to diagnose and manage your hair loss. In reality you need to be seen by a GMC registered Doctor or Surgeon, or a trichologist.

Furthermore, your Doctor or Surgeon needs to have a specialist interest in hair loss and hair restoration surgery if they are going to advise you about having a hair transplant. They are best placed to know how suitable you are for a hair transplant. We have written a lot about what you need to consider when choosing to have a transplant. You can click the two links below to find out more:

Once you have decided to have a hair transplant you then need your hair transplant surgeon to plan your operation and your new hair. They will need to account for any future hair loss and ideally you need a hair transplant surgeon to do this. Their training and experience is important to ensuring your hair is cared for not only now but for the future too.

This means that if you decide to undergo your treatment with your Surgeon, you both have come to a mutually agreed treatment goal. This is important as you can feel at ease knowing your Surgeon is operating to achieve a result you have agreed on and will be happy with.

What Happens If You Don’t See A Hair Transplant Surgeon?

At our clinic we have heard from many patients asking for help. They may have had their hair transplant abroad or in the UK but often they complain of the following problems:

  • Too much hair taken out from the back of their head
  • Poor hairline design
  • Poor hair density following a hair transplant
  • Large scars
  • Skin necrosis
  • No hair growth 1 year after hair transplantation

A recurring theme is that they haven’t had a consultation with a Doctor or Surgeon who is carrying out the procedure. This has some main consequences:

  • You may not get treated by a surgeon at all but a hair transplant technical assistant with poor surgical technique
  • Your hair transplant surgeon doesn’t know you and is not familiar with your concerns e.g. pain, recovery, bleeding
  • Your surgeon doesn’t know how many hairs to take out or takes out too many
  • You may be given a hair transplant that is not what you expected- hence a result you will not be happy with

During your consultation you need to address your concerns around surgery and what your expectations are following hair growth. But you shouldn’t overlook the problem of losing more hair behind or around your hair transplant. Stopping your hair loss is as important as undergoing the hair transplant procedure. You might be able to obtain a head of hair following your hair transplant, but if you don’t take steps to prevent further hair loss, your transplant is rendered useless.

What is the right clinic for me?

In the UK, you need to be seen in a hair transplant clinic that is CQC registered. This is a legal requirement. Your surgeon should be GMC registered and they should be carrying out your operation.

Interested in booking a consultation?

If you are interested in knowing more or discussing your treatment options with our hair transplant surgeons please contact us. You can use the link below and fill out an enquiry form. One of our team members will contact you shortly.

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Does FUE Hair Transplant Surgery Leave Scars?

skin necrosis after attending unregulated hair transplant clinic

Does FUE hair transplant surgery leave scars? This is a common question asked by many patients who visit us. In this blog we explain the answer to this common concern.

Can having a FUE Hair Transplant leave scars?

FUE hair transplant surgery does leave scars at the back and sides of your head.  These scars occur in the donor area of your scalp- the area where hair follicles have been taken out.

Why does an FUE hair transplant leave scars?

FUE (follicular unit excision) hair transplant surgery involves taking each individual hair follicle and re-implanting it into areas of balding. In order to take out a hair follicle our surgeons need to cut around each hair using a small punch (0.8mm-1mm). This area of the scalp then heals in 2-3 weeks, creating small 0.8mm-1mm sized scars in the places where hair follicles have been taken out.

hair transplant surgery diagram

Is it possible to have no scars?

It is NOT possible to have no scar formation during an FUE hair transplant. The process must involve cutting around each hair follicle individually. Because of this, having scars is unavoidable. However a core principle of FUE hair transplant surgery is the ability of the surgeon to conceal these scars. This means you won’t see the scars that form unless you cut your hair very short.

Hiding scars in FUE hair transplant surgery

One of the main benefits of FUE hair transplant surgery over FUT (strip) hair transplant surgery is that it is easier to conceal your scars. As the scars formed in FUE hair transplants are very small (0.8mm-1mm) it means they can be hidden by surrounding hair. One of the main factors your surgeon will need to keep in mind is not to take out too many hairs from the back of your head. Leaving plenty of hair at the back of your head will allow for any remaining hairs to grow and cover any scars.

If you wanted to cut your hair down to a grade 0 or 1, these scars may become visible as the surrounding hairs aren’t long enough to cover them. It is important to discuss this with your surgeon before your surgery. You must be aware that you will have to keep you hair longer than a grade 1 at the back of your head after FUE hair transplant surgery.

hair transplant recovery
1 week after hair transplant surgery- you can see the small dot scars are no longer visible as hairs have grown to conceal them

Can I treat these scars?

If you want to cut your hair to a grade 0 or 1 and have a hair transplant you can conceal small dot scars. You can undergo scalp micropigmentation (a form of medical tattooing) to the small scars. The aim of the treatment would be to colour the scars a similar tone to your hair colour. This would help conceal any scars by blending the contrasting scar and hair colours together.

What can go wrong?

At The Treatment Rooms London we often see patients who want a poor hair transplant result fixed by us. They often complain of large visible areas of scars at the back of the head. The main reasons why their scars are more visible than patients who have undergone a hair transplant at our clinic are:

  1. Too many hairs have been extracted from the back of the head- this means scars cannot be concealed by remaining hair
  2. The surgeon did not spread out the extraction of hair follicles. This means too many hair follicles in a small area have been taken out- leaving patchy areas of no hairs

Examples of the above are shown in the picture below:

skin necrosis after attending unregulated hair transplant clinic
On the right you can see a band of thin hair where the surgeon has taken out too many hairs

 

Hair Transplant Success Story

Frontal and Hairline Hair Transplant

Another hair transplant success story! Here at The Treatment Rooms London we wanted to share another before and after hair transplant photo. This gentleman was suffering from the effects of male pattern baldness primarily at his temples. His treatment aim was to reverse the recession of his frontal and temporal hairline.

Read more about hair transplant surgery

The patient
Before hair transplant

This gentleman was suffering from temporal and frontal hairline recession. Being on finasteride meant he had stabilised his hair loss. Now he was looking to restore his hair to a hairline he wanted to have.

Our surgeons had to plan his transplant carefully around the following points:

  • His expected hair loss in the future
  • How he wanted to style his hair after his hair transplant
  • How thick his hair are
  • Where his mature hairline should be in relation to his desired hairline

The aim of his hair transplant was to:

  • Give him a natural hairline that is brought forward
  • Fill out his temple region
  • Bolster and thicken out his existing frontal hair

The surgery

Extraction of 1300 grafts for implantation into the frontal hairline and temple region. This was carried out using the FUE (follicular unit excision) method in one session.

Before and after hair transplantation

This patient’s result is 9 months post surgery. We can expect further growth and thickness over the next 9 months.

Frontal and Hairline Hair Transplant

Frontal Hairline Hair Transplant

Interested in having a hair transplant?

Our surgeons would welcome a visit by you into our clinic. Choosing to have a hair transplant is a big decision and we take our time to answer your questions surrounding this treatment.

Feel free to contact us by clicking the link below:

Enquiry Form-

Hair Transplant Clinic For A Global Family Office

Global Family Office Hair Transplant

The Treatment Rooms London recently partnered with the Global Family Office Community for their London conference. The clinic was asked to sponsor the event, highlighting the importance of seeking appropriate hair loss treatment for those losing their hair. In this blog we will answer why The Treatment Rooms is the trusted hair transplant clinic for the Global Family Office Community?

What is The Treatment Rooms London?

The Treatment Rooms London is a hair transplant clinic based across two locations in Harley Street and London. It provides hair loss treatments for both men and women. These hair loss treatments include:

  • FUE hair transplant surgery (FUE- Follicular Unit Excision)
  • Medications- Finasteride or Minoxidil
  • Other hair loss treatments such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections

A Global Family Office Hair Transplant Clinic

Based across two locations, the clinic is conveniently located for Global Family Office members travelling across London and beyond. The clinic is already frequented by a number of members from the Global Family Office community. The surgeons and nurses are familiar with the notion of discretion when it comes to members or family office representatives looking for treatment. The Treatment Rooms London is built to ensure privacy when it comes to your initial consultation through to treatment. Alongside privacy, the clinic ensures the following when it comes to hair transplant surgery:

  • Two dedicated hair transplant surgeons operating at all times
  • Bespoke entertainment and food on the day
  • Tailored aftercare packages to ensure maximal comfort
  • Regular follow up by our hair transplant surgeons to ease any worries you have after your surgery

If you are a businessman or businesswoman from the Global Family Office Community- do you need a hair transplant?

At the Global Family Office Conference we talked about how important hair loss can be if you are a businessman or woman. Hair loss can affect up to 50% of both men and women by the age of 50. It is well known hair loss can affect your confidence and potentially the ability to perform in high pressure situations.

Being part of a Family Office can mean you are placed in scenarios where substantial investments are being discussed and appearing professional can really matter to you. Interestingly, in a recent survey 1600/2000 men admitted that their hair reflected how professional they looked. So in addition to a sharp suit and a pair of smart shoes, a full set of hair can make a real difference.

We have to stress- if you are losing hair and you don’t care then there is nothing to worry about! Looking for help when you are worried about hair loss is an important first step and at The Treatment Rooms London we welcome an initial appointment.

In your first appointment you can expect the following:

  • A detailed assessment of your hair loss to date
  • A microscopic assessment of your scalp and hair
  • An open, no obligation, discussion around the treatments available to you

With regards to hair loss treatment, you might be a candidate for a number of different therapies. Many members of the Global Family Office Community are interested in a hair transplant but sometimes this isn’t the best course of action. In our clinic we will counsel you properly around hair loss prevention and restoration, including having a hair transplant.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant involves moving hair from the back of your head to areas where you are balding. These areas are often your crown or the front of your head. The hairs that are moved are not affected by the balding processes that have led to you losing your hair. This means that the hairs that are transplanted remain in place and are not lost over time.

As you can see in the two pictures below, having a front hair or a crown hair transplant can make a huge difference.

before and after hair transplant at the treatment rooms london
Hair transplant for temporal hair loss. Hair growth following 7 months
crown hair transplant before and after
6 months of early growth following a crown hair transplant

Arrange an appointment

If you are interested in knowing more or discussing your treatment options with our hair transplant surgeons please contact us. You can use the link below and fill out an enquiry form. One of our team members will contact you shortly.

Enquiry Form

References

https://www.globalfamilyofficecommunity.com/

http://www.globalfamilyofficeconference.com/

 

Hair Transplant Success Story

Front and temporal hairline hair transplant with comb

Another hair transplant success story! Here at The Treatment Rooms London we wanted to share another before and after hair transplant photo. This gentleman was young and was suffering from the effects of male pattern baldness. Early recession of his frontal and temporal hairline meant he looked older than he was.

Read more about hair transplant surgery

The patient

hairline before hair transplant

This gentleman was in his early 20s. Being conscious of his hair loss so far he wanted to be proactive in addressing his recession. His areas of concern were his receding frontal and temporal hairline. Being at an early stage of male pattern hair loss he was keen to start Finasteride but he wanted to rejuvenate his hairline, bringing it forward to match his facial shape.

In order to restore his hair to a hairline he wanted, the surgeons in our clinic agreed that he would benefit from a hair transplant.

For this patient, the crucial stage in his treatment was managing and planning his hair loss in the future. There was no use in undergoing a hair transplant if he was going to recede further, behind his transplanted hair. Choosing to start finasteride was an important step in allowing a hair transplant to take place- especially in his 20s.

Our surgeons had to plan his transplant carefully around the following points:

  • How he wanted to style his hair in the future
  • How thick his hairs were
  • His desired hairline
  • How much he had receded so far and his expected hair loss process as he continues to age

As you can see, we suggested a mature hairline for this gentleman. The aim of the surgery was to:

  • Give him a natural hairline that is brought forward
  • Fill out his temple region

The surgery

Extraction of 1100 grafts for implantation into the frontal hairline and temple region. This was carried out using the FUE (follicular unit excision) method in one session.

Before and after hair transplantation

This patient’s result is 10 months post surgery. We can expect further growth and thickness over the next 7 months.

Front and temporal hairline hair transplant with comb
Frontal and temporal hairline hair transplant 10 months post surgery

Following his hair transplant, the grafts have rooted in nicely. They have grown in 10 months with some new grafts sprouting hairs at the time this photo was taken. His hairline is natural with no “pluggy” look. His temporal hairline has also been filled in and thickened.

Interested in having a hair transplant?

Our surgeons would welcome a visit by you into our clinic. Choosing to have a hair transplant is a big decision and we take our time to answer your questions surrounding this treatment.

Feel free to contact us by clicking the link below: