Dr Leah Clinics is delighted to announce that we are now offering hair transplant surgery at both our London and Essex clinics.
Hair loss is extremely common, especially in men. Often referred to as male-pattern baldness it affects around half of all men by 50 years of age. This means that 7.4 million men are losing their hair at any one time. Thinning usually starts around the late twenties or early thirties and most men have some degree of hair loss by their late thirties.
The main cause of hair loss is genetics and hormones followed by illness and trauma. Male pattern baldness only affects the top and front of the scalp, this is due to the follicles in this area being highly receptive to specific hormones that causes balding. Hair loss in females tend to be much less prevalent and is caused by a number of different factors including genetics, stress or various medical issues.
At the Dr Leah clinic we only work alongside the most high trained and qualified practitioners to ensure the highest quality treatments for our clients - which is why we have chosen to partner with one of the UK’s most experienced hair transplant surgeons, who has been performing hair transplant successfully since 1996 and was one of the new generation of doctors to learn strip micro graft hair transplant surgery and was first to introduce FUE,(follicular unit extraction) into the UK in 2003.
Dr Leah Clinic welcomed its first hair transplant patient last month – Mr Colin Hunt from Chigwell, Essex. Mr Hunt’s main concern was sparse thinning hair on top of the scalp. The hair on the sides of the scalp were still prevalent meaning he was a great candidate for the procedure.
The FUT technique was used for Mr Hunt’s procedure, which is the most commonly used technique for patients and is seen as one of the most effective.
During treatment local anaesthetic was applied to the donor area (the sides of the head). Then under a microscope a thin strip of hairy scalp was taken and all follicular units separated. The area the strip was removed from was then stitched with absorbable stitches.
The recipient area (the area that hair will regrow) was then numbed and pinprick incisions made. The follicular unit grafts taken from the donor area (sides of the head) were then placed into the incisions with the whole procedure taking approximately 5-6 hours.
Hair should begin to grow in approximately 12 weeks with the full result visible 12 – 24 months.
Mr Hunt said “I was really surprised at how pain free the procedure was and with the team being so accommodating and friendly the time passed very quickly. I felt very confident in Dr Rogers’s hands and can’t wait to see my new head of hair”
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