After reportedly having a £12,000 hair transplant to improve his thinning crown, Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts is still yet to show the results of his surgery. This is due to the fact that it can take up to a year for transplanted hair follicles to grow new hair, and in some cases the operation might not be effective at all. When looked at in this light, a hair transplant procedure might not be such a good hair loss solution after all.
A non-invasive approach
Of course, many men experiencing the signs of hair loss would be willing to spend vast amounts on fixing their thinning hair, but it is crucial to try a medical, non-invasive approach first. This type of treatment, as well as costing markedly less than a transplant, could also yield results in a much shorter period of time.
As our before and during treatment photographs show, in as little as four months many of our patients that are being treated for the most common shedding condition – male pattern hair loss -show visible results.
A good hair transplant surgeon would advise you to try a medically proven hair loss treatment programme for a minimum of six months before a procedure. This is due to the fact that many men can regrow their hair using a combined treatment approach featuring the two medically proven for hair loss medications: finasteride 1mg and minoxidil.
Renovation at a lower price
Approved by the UK medical regulatory body the MHRA and its counterpart the FDA, these two treatments have shown consistently good results, both in medical trials and within our clinics. It is also important to recognise that this manner of treatment is necessary to maintain a hair transplant, and as such transplants are not a permanent ‘fix’.
Rather than a FUE hair transplant procedure, which involves moving hair follicles from the back of the patient’s head to the balding area, a medical approach would include the oral medication finasteride 1mg, often referred to by one if its brand names: Propecia, taken daily in tablet form to prohibit the effects of DHT, and a minoxidil liquid or cream, applied quickly in the mornings and evenings directly to the scalp. As Martin Roberts states, a transplant involves a procedure “where injections are given and incisions are made,” and carries associated risks.
A combined treatment approach aims to block the androgen that attacks scalp follicles, DHT, and also stimulates regrowth. In the majority of cases not only is hair loss halted, but thick, healthy regrowth occurs. At The Belgravia Centre, our hair loss specialists ensure that regrowth is aided by keeping hair and scalp healthy, and that follicles are stimulated in several ways to ensure regrowth happens at the fastest rate possible. A variety of hair growth boosters, such as the FDA cleared LaserComb, come together with the medication to create tailored treatment programmes based on the needs of the individual.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.