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hair-transplant-lutonAt The Maitland Clinic we are very grateful to our patients and past colleagues who have taken the time to write testimonials about Dr Edward Ball’s work.

To arrange a consultation with Dr Ball please call 0800 612 6076 or click on the link to complete our contact form.

I had my transplant procedure at the Maitland Clinic seven months ago. I delayed giving my review until this stage so I could report not only about the day of the transplant but also the outcome.

I was affected by male pattern baldness from the age of 34. I tried many processes to combat the onset and eventfully settled into wearing a professionally applied piece for several years. Although the piece was a good blend there were many negative points, the main one is what to do when you no longer want to wear it. I decided that the transplant route would probably give a good alternative.

Having had the transplant procedure done by Dr Ball he advised me to be patient as the growth of the transplanted follicles could take up to twelve months. I had two areas transplanted, the front of my hairline and the crown. The front showed the quicker growth and after seven months this has been very successful with a very good coverage getting thicker and longer all the time. The growth on the crown has not been as fast but I do have a new layer of coverage and close inspection shows a very significant number of hairs growing and showing through. I don’t doubt that these will continue to grow and the area will thicken over the next five months or so. So the answer to question for me “will it work?” is resoundingly “yes” and to date I am a happy person. Do I wish I had the transplant many years ago instead of the piece – “yes”.

Just winding back to the initial consultation and the day of the procedure. I had consultations with three other hair transplant clinics and chose Maitland as they professionally explained everything thoroughly, answered all my questions with care and were not at all pushy. On the day of the procedure Dr Ball and the team were overwhelming expert at what they do and pretty painlessly so. The room was modern and airy. There was plenty of TV, movies etc to keep me entertained and refreshments and snacks to actually turn the day into a very comfortable experience. The aftercare information was top class and any questions arising were dealt with quickly.

I definitely recommend Dr Ball, David and Janna and the whole team at the Maitland Clinic. Thank you to them.

Andy Warleigh- Berkshire

My hairline has been slowly receding since I was 19 and as I am approaching 40, I felt that it was time to go and see someone about it.
After doing extensive research and trying to find a good Doctor/clinic to possibly carry out a procedure ,Dr Ball at the Maitland Clinic kept coming up time and time again with praise for his aprroach to his patients and the results that he has achieved.
On the day of my consultation,I first met David Anderson who was fantastic as he put me at ease straightaway. David has a wealth of knowledge in regards to hair loss treatments and gave me some great advice.
Dr Ball came into the room about halfway through the consultation,he examined my hair with a very exciting camera device to see if my donor hair was suitable(which it was) and the same time giving me a running commentary of what he was seeing which I found very helpful.
After a discussion about what I was looking to have done,he then drew a hairline on my head which I was really pleased with.
Dr Ball came across as very friendly and most importantly very driven to ensure that the result is the best that it could be, he is obviously obsessed about what he does which is exactly what I was looking for.

Mr Davies

I can’t tell you how nervous I was on the morning I turned up at the clinic, however, as soon as I met Edward I knew I was going to be taken well care of.
Some people just have a gift of making you feel at ease, which I believe you can sense immediately, Edward has this gift in abundance. It’s a hard thing to actually put into words, it’s just that Edwards sincerity, confidence and capabilities come across immediately and that what puts everybody at ease. As did your own sincerity come across to me when I first met you, had I of not felt confident with you in our first meeting, I wouldn’t have gone with the Maitland Clinic. The whole team were genuinely very nice people and totally professional, I am so pleased I met you and choose to go with The Maitland Clinic.

It’s day three now and it’s feeling and looking better every day, can’t stop looking at it, I never believed I could get so excited watching little black dots.
Forehead is quite swollen today, just as it was explained to me it would be, however, things are starting to get back to normal now relating to some of the discomforts I’ve been experiencing after the procedure. Once again, I can’t thank you all enough for making me feel so comfortable and special on the day.

Mr Durnford - Kent

I want to thank all of you for the excellent care and attention on my surgery day 2nd June 2015. I was a bit nervous up to the time I arrived for surgery. All of you made me feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable and my fear soon disappeared. I never thought I’d say it but it was an enjoyable experience. I was really impressed with you and your entire team. You all worked seamlessly together. You are an outstanding surgeon. My wife couldn’t believe how neat my scar was after so many stitches.

Mr M, Dublin

It’s now been a few months since having my procedure and thought it might be nice to give you some feedback. I’m really happy with how the hair has turned out. I think it looks great and I have a new girlfriend who is a doctor herself and so it must be good! I had a few days off by myself and nobody guessed I had procedure as the healing was so quick.

The actual day of the procedure went smoothly and I felt completely comfortable at every step. The care I received was fantastic and I would have no hesitation in coming back again in the future (although hopefully not too soon!) and recommending you to any of my friends. Once again, thank you for all of your help.

Mr A, London

Although your total honesty at our meeting was at times, off putting and made me think am I doing the right thing, it also made me realise how genuine and honest you were. When I left you I did feel very reassured. One the day of my surgery I was very nervous and still a little apprehensive, however, I was made to feel at ease from the moment I walked through the front door. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to you and your whole team for what they did throughout the day. I really felt I had the best team all working together on me for the whole day. I know it is early days to see how successful the procedure went but everything so far is looking good and going well and at this time I have no regrets at all.

The day following my surgery I received a call from your post-operative nurse to see how I was and confirm that I knew and understood the aftercare, again those little things do not go unnoticed. Please do pass on my thanks to all your team. I look forward to seeing them again on my return visits as they all play such a vital part in the procedure. A would like to say a very big thank you to you Dr Ball. Your passion in what you do shows through immensely, and knew from my initial meeting with you that I had the best possible person looking after me. Your attention to detail is second to none and that inspired complete confidence in you from the moment we met right through to the completion of the surgery.

Mr C, London

Like many people, I had concerns about my hair loss for many years. My work as an actor in both films and television in the United States and UK heighten my awareness of the problem and left to me feeling very self conscious. I would often see pictures in the press or watch myself on screen and have this sinking feeling, particularly if the shot was from behind and the crown of my head was exposed.

After many false starts I stumbled upon Edward Ball. He was the first person who really gave me the time and explained the full options available. In fact after our first consultation Mr Ball sent me away to think about all the different proposals – and it was not until a full year later, after a further three meetings, that we finally went ahead and had the hair transplant. It was a huge decision and one that I would never had done if it hadn’t been for Mr Ball’s help, support and guidance.

This will sound a little strange to some. But after the operation no one made a single comment. The work done by Mr Ball went completely unnoticed by friends, but for me it was clearly visible and had a huge impact on my life and work. The crown and temples had been perfectly filled in and it was impossible to see where the transplant started and ended. After the Mr Ball’s work, I have found a renewed confidence and my acting work has subsequently increased ten fold. I’m sure many would think that a manipulation of the truth, but I assure you it’s not.

What I think is most impressive about Mr Ball, is his ‘less is more’ approach. He believes in subtle but impactful changes and that is why I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who is thinking about this type of procedure. There is no one better. I know, I tried many others before Mr Ball.

Actor (Film, Stage and theatre), London

My hair has been growing well since I saw you about four months ago. In fact it is growing so well that my old barber did a hilarious “double take” when I saw him in the High Street yesterday. Thanks again to you and your team for doing such a great job. Looking forward to seeing you again in a few months for my yearly review

Mr R, London

Dr Ball is a superb surgeon. Not only is he a highly qualified, experienced and very skilled in conducting the procedure, but he really works with the client every step of the way to develop the plan to get the very best results. He has a relaxed and reassuring manner that always allows clients to talk about what they wish to see from the process, as well as to address any concerns that they may have. I have been delighted with the overall results that Dr Ball was able to achieve for me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering this procedure.

Mr M, Essex

Just had stitches out by my local nurse. She said best professional suturing she’d ever seen & you could darn her socks any day.

Mr D, Leeds

I was very pleased with my procedure. The results were even better than I expected. I was so impressed with all the staff who kept me well informed throughout the process up until and way beyond the day of the transplant. Their caring and very professional approach was very important bearing in mind this was a new experience for me. My surgeon Edward Ball did an incredible job and I was lucky enough to see near full hair growth within six months.

Mr H, London

I hope this e-mail finds you well. I just wanted to thank you and your staff for your professionalism during my procedure on Friday , and for keeping me reassured during the whole day. Your staff are a real credit to the company and I hope you can again pass my thanks to them all.

Mr B, London

Ps: had sutures removed last Weds, scar is almost invisible! Nurse said the stitches were best she has ever seen ref neatness!

Mr T, London

For about a year or so, I had noticed progressive loss of hair on my crown and my hairline was receding and getting thinner. As a doctor myself, I was fairly cautious. After a brief and very comfortable conversation with one of their patient liaisons I met Mr. Edward Ball. Bear in mind that I am probably a little older than he, and have basically undergone the same core medical training he has so it is no small thing that I found him exceptionally knowledgeable, easy to talk to and understanding of my ‘perspective’ on my own hair loss. It’s worth pointing out (as a digression) that age does not always equate to experience. In fact in my experience, younger doctors are often more familiar with current trends and research and given the ‘right’ type, they are likely to be meticulous to a fault. Mr. Ball was clearly the ‘right’ type.

Mr. Ball’s team was thoroughly professional throughout and was constantly checking that I was ok. I think it’s a testament to Mr. Ball’s skill that the whole procedure was entirely painless. Let me be straight – I have administered local anaesthetic many times… about 3 seconds. Mr. Ball took a full 45 minutes to carefully drip anaesthetic along a line on the back of my scalp where the donor hairs were coming from and by the time they were ready to make the first incision, my scalp was completely numb. The entire operation was extremely professional. I had my grafts done in November – by Christmas they had all disappeared as is expected. I may have been lucky, I don’t know, but by February all of a sudden new hairs were sprouting and by March I could part my hair without that tell-tale high hairline at the sides. It’s September now, and my hair is completely different.

I have a better hairline than I did when I was 25. I treat myself now every 5 weeks to going to a proper men’s hairstylist who has several clients who have had hair procedures. It’s strange – even now I find myself in the morning admiring the work that was done (definitely makes you more vain!) and I can do things like gel my hair back, 1920’s style if I want to without it making me look thin on top.

Even my best friend, who spends all day doing plastic surgery was extremely impressed with the work – he has to search through my hair at the back to find the scar and even then, its more through ‘feel’ than actually seeing it. As a doctor myself, I can without hesitation recommend Mr. Ball.

Dr. W, London

Hi Ed , I just had my stitches removed in a private hospital in Belfast and the nurse said that it was the neatest scar she has ever seen in her 30 yrs of nursing. Just thought I’d let you know! Cheers.

Mr D, London

I have worked alongside Dr.Ball as a medical technician for 2 years. During this period I have observed exemplary demonstrations of surgical prowess, patient care and meticulous attention to detail, all of which has inspired me to better myself as a professional. If I opted to have a hair transplant myself, there is no other surgeon that I would approach other than Dr.Ball as I know that I would receive nothing short of an outstanding service, from start to finish.

Kiefer Simpson - Surgical Coordinator & Lead Hair Technician, UK

Edward. You did my hair implants around Xmas the one before last. Rest assured all is just great. I wanted to just tell you that a year and half later I am so delighted by the great care and results you gave me. Quite literally I thank you and the outcome each and every day. I hope life is good for you and thanks once again.

Mr S, Dubai

In my five years of working as a hair transplant technician, I have worked with many different doctors and learnt different hair transplant techniques. However, once I begun working with Dr. Edward Ball, I realized there was a different level of a doctor. Dr. Ball’s insistence and passion for attention to every single detail ensures that the surgeries he carries out are done perfectly each time. The time he dedicates to each patient is admirable, and he is not simply ‘getting the job done,’ but going far beyond that and therefore patients come back to him time and time again.

Dr. Ball is also a great leader and in my personal experience, he was able to coach me in my role of managing a hair transplant clinic and insisted on developing a strong team culture. Hence, the team that Dr. Ball has around him, is just as detail orientated and fully concerned with patient satisfaction as he is.

I highly recommend Dr. Ball as a hair transplant doctor, who is in a class of his own, and it is understandable why new and old patients come to him and his team of experts for a worthwhile experience and of course, the results are further evidence of his skilful work.

Remy Herda - Hair technician Vancouver, Canada

Two weeks post FUE, all looking good so far. Thank you to Edward and his great team for looking after me on the day. My crown and front were operated on and everyone was professional and made me feel special. Looking back to normal now and have had about three people saying I look younger already lol. Thanks guys, will pop some photos over to you and visit after 6 months.

Mr H, Essex

I decided to use the Maitland Clinic because of Dr Ball. He is one of the best hair surgeons in the world, and with such a great reputation I was comfortable that everything would be great. On the day of the consultation David and Dr Ball answered all of my questions and assured me of how everything would go (no pressure or sales pitches), with simple explanations, showing me how good my results would be. Everything they said was right, I’m so happy and feel much confident, I look younger and healthier with a great head of hair.

On the day of surgery everything was explained, it was just like going to the dentist for the day. The pain on a scale of 1 – 10 was about a 2, with hardly any pain at all, we had a morning session, then lunch, then in the afternoon I was able to watch a movie, by the time it had finished Dr Ball and his fantastic team were almost finished. I had 1200 grafts and afterwards it just looked like I had had a buzz cut. No one ever commented on my hair, and no one knew I had surgery. In the weeks after my procedure I had some pinkish/red skin around my temples, which looked like sunburn to most people (as I went on holiday in the weeks following the treatment). Since the procedure so many people have said wow your hair looks great or that I look younger. The advice I would give to other people considering surgery is just go for it! Find the best Doctor you can (Dr Ball is amazing), because I have learnt that this process is so discrete and unobtrusive that I should have contacted The Maitland Clinic sooner. I am delighted with the outcome and very impressed with Dr Ball and his team, I believe that this is the best hair clinic in the UK, I’m so lucky to have found and chosen Dr Ball. Thank you! From a very happy European Tour Golf Pro.

Mr L, Ireland

My hair loss became noticeable at the age of 18 and through my early twenties it really effected my confidence and self-esteem, therefore it had been on my mind for some time to have a hair transplant. Over an 18-month period I researched the latest techniques and surgeons before reaching out to a few I had shortlisted through reviews and before / after galleries.

Pretty immediately after meeting Dr Ball, I decided he was the Surgeon I wanted to work with. His South Coast facility was very impressive and made me feel comfortable I was in an environment where 1st class service and professionalism where held in the highest regard. Dr Ball himself I found a very attentive and empathetic individual, his honest appraisal of the results I could expect also gave me confidence that he wasn’t telling me just what I wanted to hear.

During the consultation, we worked on my new hairline, required grafts, prices and eventually a date to go ahead with the procedure. The procedure itself was a very comfortable experience and at times very enjoyable with the addition of movies and refreshments.

I must say throughout the process, the attentive nature and communication from the Maitland Clinic team was exceptional, always making sure I was happy and ensuring my experience and results where optimised throughout made the whole journey an enjoyable experience.

I am delighted with the results I have been able to achieve from my procedure with The Maitland Clinic.  Aesthetically the results look great, and people have actually commented on how good my hair looks these days, something I never thought I would hear. However, the more noticeable benefit and impact has been on my self-confidence and quashing the time spent on worrying and feeling insecure has been priceless. Thank you, Dr Ball and Team.

Ryan, Portsmouth

Had an excellent consultation with David Anderson at the Maitland Clinic. From beginning to end, the experience was welcoming, comfortable and above all highly informative, providing me with invaluable professional advice on how to proceed with the next stage of treating my hair loss.

The reception staff were friendly and accomodating, offering me a drink while I waited.

The consultation itself was incredibly useful in helping to know what I should do next. David firstly assessed my own hair loss history and we discussed the things I’d tried so far to slow my hair loss. He then detailed the different options available at the clinic and the pros and cons of each in relation to my situation. Finally, David examined my scalp and identified what my final pattern of loss would be, advised on the viability of my donor hair and assessed scalp laxity.

Throughout, David was personable, thorough and patient. Not once did I feel anything was being “pushed” to sell and it was clear that personalised patient care was the priority rather than trying to steer me into surgery immediately.

Considering the initial consultation is not charged, I would urge anybody who is serious about treating their hair loss to visit the Maitland Clinic. The other reviews on here suggest that the surgery and after care are of a very high quality too.

Mr P, Sussex

I have recently had a consultation with David Anderson at Harley street. I have had many other consultations with other companies in London and most of them seemed like they didn’t know what was the best plan of action for me and some felt like hard sales tactics only after the money. The consultation with Dr Anderson at Maitland clinic was the best one so far. He explained everything to me in detail, my options, solutions and what would be the best course of action for me. He gave me plenty of time and answered all my questions with honesty, he told me about his own experiences and what worked and didn’t work for him. He then assessed and analysed my scalp with a magnifying camera, and advised I get on medication for at least a year to see if any improvements are made being progressing further. I felt the consultation was very informative and ethical, I felt reassured after leaving.

Mr B, Cornwall

The consultation was amazing, The doctor and David answered all my questions, in a very professional way. They didn’t push at all to me having the surgery and they suggest to see a Hair doctor before carrying on to be sure of everything is perfect. Also, they request a blood test, this proves how serious they are.
You can stop searching, this is the place!

Mrs Giardelli

Went and had a consultation with David Anderson and Dr Ball after speaking to him for sometime over email about my hair loss. I was not to sure what to expect when I went to the meeting but I think overall I just wanted some advice and help about what my best options are going forward. David & Dr Ball spent a large amount of their time with me talking about the process of hair-loss and how the discussions that are made now have to be made in the best interest for my future, with not knowing what direction hair-loss was going in. I really liked that they both were not interested in taking my money but generally cared about what would look right and natural. During the appointment they answered all the questions I had for them and made sense of where I stand now and the future they was very knowledgable and I came out of the meeting feeling much better about the advice and help they gave me. Before looking into Maitland I looked into other places and a lot of big companies will take your money and give you the perfect hairline that ‘could’ look awful in the future, with little regard of what will look right. I would highly recommend this service for those who are suffering from hair loss problems (early stages or severe).

Mr K, Northbrook

All the reviews I’ve read about The Maitland Clinic echo my own experience with Dr. Ball and his team: OUTSTANDING! From the moment I walked through the door at 7.30a.m. for my 3545 graft FUT procedure, the whole day just seemed to breeze by in a relaxed and undaunted manner, with a remarkable team of up to 8 working diligently and professionally until 11.00p.m. I consider myself to be somewhat of a perfectionist, but the attention to detail I received before and after my surgery even had me taken aback. Everything was reassuring, calm, and catered for.
Thank goodness I did my research, even considering going to America, Israel, or Belgium, but waiting instead to find the very best closer to home. I made an investment in myself, with all the emotional and sensitive issues that conjures up, and found a place that ticked all the right boxes. I await the results of my surgery satisfied in the knowledge no stone has been left unturned in determining and hopefully achieving my requirements.
My journey started with an incredibly positive consultation with the Senior Patient Advisor, David Anderson, during which Dr. Ball introduced himself and we had a long chat about what I was hoping for and what could be achieved. The boundless energy and enthusiasm in both men for their work left me somewhat in awe, and I virtually skipped out of the consultation knowing I’d be in very safe hands. Which is exactly how things turned out when I made my procedural appointment a couple of months later.
I recommend Dr. Ball and his team with a zeal that might sound over the top, but they really are that good, and being, what is for most, a very sensitive issue, this is THE place to go for a hair transplant. Thank you Dr. Ball and the rest of your team for being ridiculously good at your jobs. I will spread the word.

Daniel A

I recently met with Dr Edward Ball and David Anderson for a consultation at The Maitland Clinic in Portsmouth to review my current position. I have previously received two transplants in 2012 at a well regarded clinic in Europe but was left a little disappointed with the overall yield.
My impression of Dr Ball and David is one whereby a thorough and honest review of my current hair status was provided with a potential outcome that could be achieved, this is given in a totally professional and relaxed manner.
Time was not an issue as every question was answered and a series of photographs taken with an estimate of grafts given for my procedure.
I left feeling very positive that my expectations with a limited donor could be met. The consultation review received from David was very timely and a subsequent telephone conversation confirmed my appointment for my procedure.
A further review will be provided in due course of my procedure day. If you are contemplating hair restoration then look no further than Dr Edward Ball and his excellent team at The Maitland Clinic.

Mr Rob

I had a consultation at The Maitland Clinic, Dr Ball and his senior advisor, Mr Anderson were generous with their time. They provided me with an honest assessment of my personal situation and were keen to help direct me in the right direction.

I found their honesty and desire to work in their patient’s best interest to be refreshing in an industry with its fair share of cowboy practitioners.

I recommend visiting the clinic if you are thinking of having a hair transplant.

Mr P Brighton

Very friendly service at The Maitland Clinic.
David Anderson and Dr Ball both made the experience relaxed/comfortable and at the same time were extremely professional. With this said it quickly became easy to ask questions and approach them both about my requirements. With Dr Balls surgical advice and wisdom and Davids own personal experiences they are ideal to give the best advice. I will definitely be using the services of the Maitland in the future.
Pleasant experience all round thank you.

Mr & Mrs Hopkins

Having done a lot of research about hair transplant clinics and doctors I came across The Maitland Clinic. I had my consultation last week with both Dr Ball and David Anderson, and by the end I could tell exactly why this clinic is rated so highly. Dr Ball and David Anderson truly do care about the patient, they will give you their honest advice and provide you with all the information you need. Thank you for a great consultation!

Mr P. West

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