Male hair loss: How to plan a hair transplant
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Male hair loss: How to plan a hair transplant

What are your plans and goals for 2015? Higher income? More time off? Doing up the man cave?

How about more hair on your head?

Every January many of us set out our professional and personal goals for the year ahead (even if we give up on 70% of them by January 3rd). We say, ‘Right! This is the year I will finally organise that boat trip!’ ‘This is the year I am going to invest in a new website!’ ‘This is the year I will drink only decent Merlot!’ And so on. And for some of us, the decision finally comes to take the plunge and book a consultation for a new full head of hair.

New year’s resolution #1378: to be hirsute once more

Over 70% of men in the UK suffer from hair loss and, despite spending a great deal of time feeling disappointed, even despondent, very few will consider that they could have a completely natural-looking head of hair in as little time as it takes to plan a great summer holiday. Today’s hair transplant to combat premature hair loss (mostly caused by male pattern balding) is a simple procedure which can be performed in the course of one day and can last for years to come.

First things first – how does a hair transplant work?

Hair transplant surgery for hair loss can be carried out on a man or a woman who has suffered premature hair loss to their scalp, or for men, to their face (beard). The procedure involves extracting and grafting healthy hair follicles from an abundant area and transplanting them into a surgically produced incision in the bald area. The hair follicles will then take root in the area and normal, healthy hair growth will restart after just a few weeks. There are two types of procedure; FUE hair transplant and FUT hair transplant or the ‘strip method.’

Can anyone have a hair transplant?

Hair transplants may be contraindicated (not medically suitable) for those suffering from hair loss due to particular medication or a particular medical condition such as a nervous or vascular condition. This can be discussed with your GP, and your hair specialist may also advise you on whether you are eligible.

Planning a hair transplant: for your best year yet

Planning a hair transplant is a doddle (recheck the man cave idea) and here are five ways to make a full head of hair a reality this year.

  1. Book a free, no-obligation hair loss consultation. Before you book your procedure, make an appointment for a definitive premature balding assessment with a hair specialist. During this meeting you can find out what all the options are for your hair restoration, both surgical and non-surgical. Hair loss can differ person to person, and it’s important to know what will work best for you.
  2. Choose the best time of your coming year to accommodate the procedure and recovery time. Recovery from a hair transplant is generally swift, with surgery healing taking only a few days. You may however like to choose a time when you won’t have to travel/attend to key business.
  3. Plan your finances. Hair transplants are not excessively costly however you may like to consider how much the procedure will be according to how many grafts you need to populate the bald area. Hair transplants cost between £3,000 and £10,000.
  4. Consult your close-ones. We always encourage our clients to bring a loved one either to the consultation with them or at least let them in on their plans. Another person’s perspective is important and you may need support before, during and after the procedure with practicalities.
  5. Enjoy completely natural-looking hair growth between six to eight weeks after the procedure!

The Wimpole Clinic was established in 1975 and is central London’s expert hair restoration centre. If you would like to know to more about hair loss and how you can enjoy an end to balding, get in touch with us now for a free consultation.

The Wimpole Clinic offers FUE Hair, Beard & Eyebrow Transplants & Trichology.
Talk to a specialist ☎ 020 7935 1861.

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