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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...

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...

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