Hair Transplant London
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves transferring hair from a donor site and implanting them into areas that need hair, called the recipient site. Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is a common condition affecting many men. Men will tend lose their hair in specific patterns described by the Norwood scale, shown below:
Can medications stop my hair loss?
There are some ways to slow the progression of hair loss depending on the cause. if a medical cause is identified and treated this might help. Viviscal Professional is a clinically designed formula of vitamins specifically for hair growth. Minoxidil foam or cream, also known as Regaine can help regrowth in some cases. Medications such as finasteride or propecia can also reduce the rate of hair loss. These treatments would need to be continued or the rate of hair loss will return to normal.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a procedure that involves use of your blood as an injectable. The blood has numerous components such including platelets, red and white blood cells. The platelet component of the blood is extracted producing a higher concentration of platelets. This is high concentration of platelets is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This contains numerous growth factors that have rejuvenation and restorative properties.
What can I do to regain my hair?
If the above methods are not applicable, then a hair transplant can help. ARTAS is the first and only robot that does hair transplants. It leaves no linear scars, uses Advanced digital imaging to analyse and track each hair, and the recipient site making with intelligent algorithms creates the ideal hair pattern while protecting existing health hairs. There is no human fatigue or errors.
How is a hair transplant performed?
There are a number methods for hair transplants. The traditional strip technique or FUT involves surgically removing a strip of hair from the back of the head. This strip is then sliced under a microscope into fine individual follicular units, hence the name follicular unit transfer FUT. This method leaves a scar along the back of the head. The FUE or follicular unit extraction technique involves taking the individual follicular unit grafts from the back of the head rather than taking a strip. This can be done manually by a surgeon or by a robot. Robotic ARTAS hair transplants are the state of the art method of performing hair transplants. The ARTAS system is a highly accurate device that also protects existing hairs. Mr Soueid is one of a small handful of plastic surgeons that is fully trained in the use of the ARTAS system. He is a co-founder of the exclusive Skin and Follicle clinic in Birmingham where he performs robotic hair transplants.
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