Please wait

John Bell Croyden Centre
Menu

27 YEARS
AT JOHN BELL & CROYDEN
50 - 54 WIGMORE STREET
LONDON
W1U 2AU

CALL US: 020 7224 4640

solutions@the-hair-clinic.co.uk

Your Choices

Trichology

Transplant

So how permanent is hair transplantation?

So how permanent is hair transplantation?

One of the questions we at the Hair Clinic are asked on a regular basis is just how permanent a hair transplant procedure is. Often our clients are looking for a non-surgical and non-invasive way of restoring their hair when it begins to thin.

When deciding on surgical hair transplantation over the other non-surgical solutions, we inform our clients about a few of the main reasons why it is wiser to consider surgical hair transplantation. We shall deal with these below.

The permanence of surgical hair transplantation

Hair transplantation is the most widely considered method of hair restoration that is the most effective option for restoring hair. The reason this method is so successful is that during a hair transplantation, we move healthy hair follicles from one location and relocates them to the area of the head that is thinning or bald due to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Each hair follicle extracted from the donor area is very carefully transplanted into the scalp in the recipient area to match the patients previous hair growth pattern, where the new hair will continue to grow as usual.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), also known as androstanolone or stanolone, is an endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone. The enzyme 5a-reductase catalyzes the formation of DHT from testosterone in certain tissues including the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, epididymides, skin, hair follicles, liver, and brain. This enzyme mediates reduction of the C4-5 double bond of testosterone. Relative to testosterone, DHT is considerably more potent as an agonist of the androgen receptor (AR).

Natural Looking Results

Hair transplantation procedures are performed by us at the Hair Clinic using up to the minute hair by hair restoration techniques. The newly transplanted hair is cosmetically placed to complement the natural growth of the patients hairline and facial features, giving the patient the most natural looking results. This approach creates a seamless transition as smooth and natural as the original hairline, with results that look completely natural and undetectable.

Simplicity of our hair transplant techniques

At the Hair Clinic, surgical hair transplant surgery is a simple, outpatient procedure. Patients arrive and go home the same day. Patients typically experience very minimal recovery time, with many returning to work the very next day.


Other Articles on Hair Replacement and Trichology

Hair loss in women

Androgenetic alopecia, is a type of hair loss that is commonly referred to as male or female pattern baldness. This condition was not really understood until the last few decades. For many years, scientists believed that androgenetic alopecia was caused by the predominance of the male sex hormone, testosterone, which women also have in trace amounts under normal conditions. But while testosterone is at the centre of the balding process, dihydrotestosterone, more commonly referred to as DHT, is now thought to be the main reason for hair loss in women.

Read more about hair loss in women...

Treatments and solutions to hair loss in men

Hair loss really is a common problem as around eighty five percent of men will probably experience some major hair thinning by the time they hit their fiftieth birthday. Some men even start to lose their hair before they hit their early twenties.

Read more about treatments and solutions to hair loss in men...

Trichology

Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.

Read more about trichology...

Hair Transplants

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the donor site, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the recipient site. The technique is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to the bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face lifts and previous hair transplants.

Read more about hair transplants...

Some information on Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

Male pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss among men. Hormonal factors seem to play a significant role, and especially a male sex hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Read more about some information on dihydrotestosterone (dht)...

More good news for balding problems

A new treatment for baldness has been discovered, even though the medication involved is actually intended to primarily treat osteoporosis.

Read more about more good news for balding problems...

How Hair Transplants Work

There may come a time in many peoples lives when their hair starts to thin out noticeably. Whatever the cause of the hair loss, it can impact heavily on the mood and self worth of the person affected. Some may not be particularly bothered by the gradual onset of hair loss, whereas others may be so traumatized that they feel they can no longer function as they did before. So what can be done if your crowning glory starts to thin?

Read more about how hair transplants work...

Hair Transplants: Potentially a Life Saving Procedure

There are many more bald celebrities these days, of that there is no doubt! Some of them may not even suffer from any form of hair loss, they simply prefer the bald look or it suits their public image more. One thing that is virtually unheard of though is a celebrity who is happy to put up with thinning hair. Bald yes, thinning no!

Read more about hair transplants: potentially a life saving procedure...

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) : In depth

Hair transplantation has become a minimally invasive surgical procedure that moves individual hair follicles from one part of the body that is called the donor site to a bald or balding part of the body that is known as the recipient site. This procedure is commonly used to treat male pattern baldness. The Follicular Unit Extraction involves the taking of grafts that contain hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding. The donor area is often the rear or sides of the head and these grafts are then transplanted to the bald recipient part of the scalp. This amazing procedure can also used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars that were caused by accidents or surgery such as face lifts and previous hair transplants. Follicular Unit Extraction and transplantation differs from skin grafting in that the grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.

Read more about follicular unit transplantation (fut) : in depth...

Hair Transplants for Women

Hair restoration surgery is considered a pretty good option for nearly 90% of men who are suffering from thinning hair or baldness, but what about women? When one thinks about a person losing their hair, a man usually springs to mind. If a women is seen with little or no hair, the assumption is that she has had chemotherapy, but women can lose their hair the same as men but unfortunately women generally do not make good candidates for hair transplant procedures.

Read more about hair transplants for women...

Hair Transplants for Men

Wayne Rooney casually tweeted recently that he'd had a hair transplant. He had claimed that it was because he was going bald at the age of twenty five, which was clearly too early in his opinion.

Read more about hair transplants for men...

Why Have a Hair Transplant

We've all heard time and time again about how desirable and distinguished a man looks when his hair has gone. We also seem to be reminded on a daily basis that bald men have superior pulling power than men with a full head of hair, but is this true or just a myth put out there by bald people or others just attempting to be politically correct?

Read more about why have a hair transplant...


Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 020 7224 4640, email us at solutions@the-hair-clinic.co.uk or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.