The Wimpole Clinic - Hair Restoration Centre
The Wimpole Clinic, based in London, UK, is one of the best equipped and most surgically advanced specialist hair transplant facilities in the UK or mainland Europe. Dedicated to all forms of surgical and medical hair restoration and replacement, for both men and women, this world-class, centre of excellence clinic is conveniently located adjacent to Harley Street in Central London’s world-renowned medical district.
Mr. Michael May FRCS, Principal of The Wimpole Hair Restoration Clinic is recognised in the UK and internationally as a hair transplant surgeon who has remained at the forefront of medical advances in this specialist field for more than twenty five years.
Hair loss in men is known as male pattern balding (MPB) and in women as female pattern hair loss. Hair can be surgically restored using follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE). Up to 80% of men and up to 35% of women will suffer hair loss and quite simply, hair transplantation is the only technique that allows your own hair to grow back naturally and permanently.
FUT - Follicular Unit Transplant
FUT is the traditional, proven and successful method of hair transplant extraction allowing the maximum yield of hair from the donor area. Trichophytic closures (preparing one side of the surgical wound to allow the hair follicles on the margin of the incision to produce hair that will grow through the scar) allow hair to grow through and over the donor area creating an almost invisible line.
FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction
FUE is one of the latest advances in hair replacement surgery. It differs from the traditional 'strip' surgery in its method of harvesting hair from the donor area and men who prefer to avoid a donor scar will usually chose the FUE procedure.
Male Pattern Balding and Female Pattern Hair Loss
Eyebrow transplant surgery is a specialist technique which can completely restore normal, natural eyebrows. Both men and women can benefit from eyebrow transplants and typically 250-400 hairs will be required for each brow.
Beard transplant surgery, like eyebrow transplant surgery, is a specialist procedure. A highly skilled surgeon is now able to transplant hair to a man's face, either to create a full beard or to replace patches of missing facial hair.
What is the cost of these procedures
How much does hair restoration cost? Well, surprisingly not as much as you might think. While international personalities featured in the media reportedly pay exaggerated sums (Wayne Rooney and Gordon Ramsay are examples) a typical hair transplant procedure at The Wimpole Clinic, London will cost £3000-£6000 per session.
Aftercare products and prescription medicines
There are a number of aftercare and prescription medicines that can aid the growth of replacement and transplanted hair, all available from the Wimpole Hair Restoration Clinic, London, UK.
Propecia (finasteride) is an effective medication that stops hair loss in 85% of men and will assist re-growth (hair in 38% of men). Propecia lowers/blocks the formation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp. This medication requires commitment as re-growth starts 12-24 months after treatment commences.
Minoxidil reactivates and revitalizes shrunken hair follicles by increasing their size; the follicles gain greater volume so that longer and thicker hairs are produced. This regime, used twice daily, takes some commitment as the results can take up to 6-12 months to appear following commencement of treatment.
Other hair restoration specialist products used for hair transplant aftercare such as Mane thickening spray, Toppik hair fibres, specialist hair shampoos, hair vitamins and dermatological scalp treatments may be found in The Wimpole Clinic’s aftercare product range.
Trichology and hair loss
Our consultant trichologist is a specialist dedicated to the management of hair loss and the treatment of medical scalp problems, using the most up-to-date techniques. Consultations on the treatment of various conditions such as alopecia areata, traction alopecia, stress-related hair loss, hormonal hair loss, dietary hair loss and hereditary hair loss are available in the UK at the Wimpole Clinic, Manchester Street, London.
If you are based in (or visiting) the UK and you are concerned about hair loss or any other scalp condition, medical or cosmetic, make an appointment now to visit The Wimpole Clinic for your free expert consultation and see how we can help.