"The manner that Dr Ball spoke about this set me at ease and instilled an air of confidence in the clinic."
I met with Dr Ball and David Anderson for an initial consultation in Southampton following my concern of thinning hair.
Over the past twelve months I’d become increasingly preoccupied with checking my hair after a gradual thinning and hair on the pillow etc. I already have thin hair so this process (at least to mind) made the hair loss feel and look pronounced seeing more scalp when hair was wet etc. Despite friends saying they couldn’t see what I was worrying about, it was causing me anxiety and worry. Therefore I went to the consultation with the aim of understanding the nature of my hair loss and even though I have good general coverage, to understand whether I would be a viable candidate for surgery in the future.
I had been using minoxidil and propecia for over the past year (and probably been checking my hair daily for the past year). After an initial confidential questionnaire to understand my general health and concerns around hair loss, I met with David to discuss these concerns.
David was warm and approachable, taking an initial look at my hair and running through my concerns and current medication plan. David (in a non-pushy and transparent way) showed me some of the options (non surgical) that could be taken forward given that the initial impression was I would not be a suitable candidate for surgery and it was better to maintain my current hair.
Dr Ball then joined the conversation after being debriefed by David and asked some questions regarding my concerns. He then examined using a high-zoom camera to show a broadly healthy head of hair albeit quite fine hair. He talked about why surgery would not be suitable option for me at the moment, explaining that my scalp had too much coverage and If further hair loss ensued then it would be a bad choice to insert hair before this process had slowed down.
The manner that Dr Ball spoke about this set me at ease and instilled an air of confidence in the clinic. I left the consultation feeling much better about myself having received some professional and quality advice (which isn’t always easy to come by / access).
I’m glad I made the trip to the clinic and thank the team for dealing with my concerns in a professional manner.