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COVID-19 – A guide for patients at The Maitland Clinic

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Maitland Clinic temporarily closed on 23rd March 2020 in order to protect patients and staff and to comply with government guidelines. Current guidelines from Public Health England and medical bodies such as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) have provided a clear framew...

Can a hair transplant cause nerve damage?

At The Maitland Clinic we’re often asked whether a hair transplant can cause long-term side effects, such as nerve damage. Although the chance of experiencing complications or nerve damage after a hair transplant is minimal, as this post explains, it’s important to understand the risks before committing to hair restoration surgery. ...

How short can I cut my hair after a hair transplant?

Following a hair transplant, many patients are keen to know when, and how, they can style their hair. One of the questions we are often asked is, “how short can I cut my hair after a hair transplant?”, plus details on whether it's ok to even shave your head. Here are some of the key points to consider before making that first post-...

How long does a hair transplant last?

A hair transplant is a big step and a significant investment, so it’s natural to want to know whether your surgery will provide a permanent solution to your hair loss. At The Maitland Clinic, we are often asked: “how long does a hair transplant last?” This post outlines what to expect following hair restoration surgery and consider ...

Can you wear a hat after a hair transplant and how long after the procedure?

At The Maitland Clinic we understand that patients may feel conscious about their appearance after a hair transplant. With many people keen to conceal their scalp immediately following their surgery, a question we are often asked is about how soon after a hair transplant you can wear a cap or hat. How soon after a hair transplant can y...

What results can you expect 4 months after a hair transplant?

If you are considering a hair transplant, you will want a realistic idea about the results you are likely to see in the months following your surgery. This post explains what to expect four months after undergoing a hair transplant at The Maitland Clinic. What to expect 4 months post op from a hair transplant? Following a hair transpla...

How long does PRP hair treatment last?

PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a non-surgical hair restoration treatment which involves injecting small amounts of a concentrated solution derived from a sample of your own blood into areas of the scalp affected by hair loss. There is growing evidence that it can produce very good results for some patients, without the need for transplant ...

How long after a hair transplant can I smoke cigarettes?

Once you have decided to undergo hair transplant surgery, you will of course want to maximise the chances of its success. To help you achieve the best possible results you may need to avoid certain activities, such as smoking, before and after surgery. So how soon after a hair transplant can you smoke? When can you smoke cigarettes aft...

Which hair transplant technique is best?

With a number of hair transplant techniques now available, at The Maitland Clinic we are often asked ‘which technique is best?’ While each method can produce natural looking results, as this post explains, the best treatment for you will depend on a range of factors. The two principal hair transplant techniques are Follicular Unit ...

How many PRP treatments are needed for hair growth?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss therapy is a non-surgical treatment that involves injecting a patient’s scalp with a concentrated solution derived from their own blood. There is growing evidence that this process can stimulate hair growth in many people, thus avoiding the need for a hair transplant in some cases and enhancing a hai...

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