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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...

Will I suffer shock hair loss after a hair transplant?

If you are considering an FUE or FUT hair transplant you may have heard of the phenomenon of ‘shock loss’ after hair transplant surgery. But what is shock hair loss - and will you suffer it after your transplant? ‘Shock hair loss’ usually happens between two and eight weeks after an FUT or FUE hair transplant, when your new hai...

What happens at a hair transplant consultation?

So you have made the decision to discuss your hair loss and have booked into see us. What happens next? Have you ever wondered what happens at a hair transplant consultation? On arrival at either our Hampshire clinic, just outside of Portsmouth, or Harley Street clinic, in central London, you will be asked to fill out a health question...

FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction or Excision – which is the correct term?

If you’ve been researching the hair transplant technique FUE online you have may noticed that there appear to be two different terms with that acronym: Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Excision. In fact, both these terms refer to the same procedure. But which is the correct term? The correct technical term for the ha...

What is the average healing time for an FUT hair transplant? (Plus: what to expect in the recovery period)

If you are considering Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) hair restoration surgery then one of the questions you’re likely to have is: what is the average healing time after the operation? At the Maitland Clinic we provide full information and a comprehensive aftercare service to ensure a timely recovery with minimum disruption to your li...

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