The hair transplant journey can be one of many emotions, from the day you enquire to the day you have surgery and beyond. The mixed feelings can be a rollercoaster, and confusing to deal with. Follow Stifyn Parri's journey from hair loss to hair surgery, his results, and how he felt about the process at HQ.
Losing your hair can be a terrifying experience; we associate our hair with our looks, our mortality and our age. Thinning of hair, and baldness, can affect us at any age, and often it feels like there isn’t much you can do about it.
A hair transplant can often be the answer to our hair loss worries. There is usually a lot to consider when choosing a clinic, including the treatments offered, hair transplant surgeon at the clinic, and the price of the procedure.
It’s this last factor that causes a lot of people to seek perceived cost effective treatment overseas. Whether you are looking for an FUE or an FUT, the lure of paying less can often entice people to look abroad.
As we know, the cheapest option isn’t often the best. Many of our patients here at HQ have found this out the hard way. We see many, many patients who have had hair transplants in Turkey who come to us for restorative treatment because they are unhappy with their results.
In the UK, reputable hair transplant surgeons are registered with the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery. Checking this should be paramount before making your decision on clinics. Cheaper clinics, and overseas clinics, often have technicians performing the surgical steps of the procedure – the less cost, the more risk that can be associated with the treatment. Technicians don’t have the medical experience that a doctor does, which is crucial to hair transplant surgery.
Designing the hairline; including planning where the hair follicles should go, incisions, anaesthetic and extraction of your grafts should only be made by your hair transplant surgeon.
This is essential to planning how your hair will look not only now, but for the future. The aim of a hair transplant is to give you confidence back, and we truly believe that requires working with your surgeon to give you the best result possible.
The result that you get is so important for your future appearance and your satisfaction. The accountability from overseas clinics doesn’t tend to be there, as it’s highly unlikely they will see you again. At HQ, our focus is on how your new hair makes you feel, leaving you with the best results that we can achieve, and a healthy looking donor area.
We pride ourselves in our aftercare service. You get the personal contact numbers of our clinic manager and doctor, who are available to answer any questions after treatment. We offer you a hair wash the day after your surgery, and again at 5 days, which helps remove the visual impact of surgery.