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.....in 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