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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...

Who is a candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Hair transplant surgery can transform appearances and change lives, but can also be the cause of great disappointment and distress if poorly planned or performed on the wrong person. What is the risk of having a hair transplant at a young age? If performed on someone too young or if an inappropriately low or youthful hairl...

What to look for in a hair transplant surgeon – Dr Ball’s 7-point checklist

Dr Edward Ball explains the 7 key questions to ask if you’re considering a hair transplant – as featured in GQ magazine… Dr Edward Ball, Medical Director at The Maitland Clinic, recently featured in a GQ magazine article, giving no-nonsense advice to men considering hair transplant surgery. The piece also included quotes from...

Why are some hair transplants cheaper than others?

If you have researched hair transplant surgery online you will probably have seen adverts for apparently low-cost operations, perhaps overseas. In some countries, the growth of a ‘medical tourism industry’ has seen a proliferation of new hair clinics opening up, many focusing on volume of patients rather than quality. The pressure...

How long after a hair transplant can I exercise?

A hair transplant - whether FUT or FUE - is a serious medical procedure. Proper aftercare is required to protect your new hair grafts and your general health, and that includes making sure you don’t return to normal activities - such as going to the gym - too soon. So how long after a hair transplant can you exercise? It is recommen...

What is the difference between FUE and FUT hair transplants?

The two principal methods of hair transplant are Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)/strip and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) - also known as Follicular Unit Extraction. Both are effective hair restoration techniques, with a high success rate. So what is the difference between them? This post explains... The main difference between FUT an...

Can hair be transplanted onto scar tissue?

If you have scar tissue on your scalp - from an injury, a burn or even a previous hair transplant - you may be considering a hair transplant to help disguise it. Alternatively, you may wish to have a hair transplant and are worried that your scar tissue prevents you from benefitting. If you have been searching questions like ‘can a h...

Is an FUE hair transplant permanent? + more questions to ask before having a procedure

One of the most common concerns raised by people considering an FUE hair restoration procedure is whether the results will be permanent. Can a single treatment effectively ‘cure’ baldness forever, or will you need to have multiple procedures through your life? So is an FUE hair transplant permanent? An FUE transplant is a perman...

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