Upgrade to Chrome Upgrade to Firefox Upgrade to Internet Explorer Upgrade to Safari

24th February 2020

Taking the First Steps in Transforming Your Hair

There is only one reason why you’ve been looking up hair transplants. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence reports that hair loss affects around one in three men under 30. This figure increases to around 85% of men by the time they are 50.

Also known as alopecia or baldness, hair loss is characterised by thinning or total loss of hair from part of the body, usually the head. This condition can have a huge impact on an individual’s confidence and psychological health.

Are you experiencing hair loss? If you are your very first step should be to consult a doctor to ensure that it’s not a sign of any underlying medical conditions. If it is down to general male hair loss read on as you should find this article helpful in transforming your hair!

Reasons for hair loss

It is normal to lose some hair every day, up to 125 hairs a day just from your head. However, if your hair falls out in significant amounts without growing back you could be suffering from male pattern baldness. This, experts believe, can lead to considerable stress, anxiety & low self esteem, all the things that you should be avoiding of course.

Baldness remains the primary cause of hair loss today, but there are other reasons which can be ascertained by a doctor who will also recommend the appropriate treatment. Some common causes of hair loss include:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Medications
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Severe stress
  • Chemotherapy

The challenges hair loss brings

For many people, hair loss or thinning hair can result in a range of emotional issues including reduced self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. This is because hair is a major feature that makes us feel confident and beautiful.

Losing your hair can make you feel self-conscious and unlike your normal self. The good news is that there are simple ways to manage your hair loss and even reverse it!

Tackling hair loss

There are two main routes to transforming your hair – by using surgical or non-surgical procedures. Your choice between the two will depend mostly on your lifestyle, goals and financial capacity.

Non-surgical hair growth solutions

The best non-surgical way to tackle hair loss and reverse its effects is by taking better care of your hair and your health in general. You can help your hair grow by reducing stress, eating right, and using new haircare products.

In some cases, you may be able to reduce hair loss non-surgically by making small changes to your daily routine. You can also halt hair loss using hair growth supplements and medications that promise to help grow hair.

Surgical hair growth solution

However, most men are turning to surgical hair transplant procedures to restore their lost hair. Celebrities like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Rob Brydon, and our very own founder here Xavier Rush have turned to hair transplants to transform their hair and confidence

Surgical hair transplants move hair from a part of your body to fill an area experiencing hair loss in such a way that you don’t lose the natural full look from your donor area whilst replenishing the new area. This process is known as Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT) for area transplants, or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) when individual hair follicles are moved one at a time.

Important things to consider before your hair transplant

1. Lifestyle

Your decision on whether to have hair transplant surgery or not will mostly be based on your lifestyle. Men with active outdoor lifestyles will benefit more from having a permanent hair transplant procedure done that a non-surgical one like a wig or toupee.

Although it takes a few months before you can start seeing new hair growth, surgical hair transplants can be effective in all patients, even those with 0% hair. Many modern, state-of-the-art hair transplants are designed to fit almost any lifestyle.

2. Finance

Surgical hair transplants are generally more expensive than non-surgical procedures, costing anywhere between £1,000 and £9,000 in the UK, according to the NHS. However, when compared with its physical and mental benefits, most people will agree that it’s worth it.

Arranging your first consultation

Are you ready to get your confidence back? You can schedule a free consultation with us today and we will help ensure your hair transplant is a success.

Latest News

Why does our FUE punch work so well?

The extraction punch is very important to the success of the har transplant procedure; the smaller the holes made, the better the healing and the more hair grafts we can punch in.  With our extraction punch, we can go deeper without damaging the follicles, which is essential for regrowth.

Hairlines for Trans Women

There are many stages to go through during gender transition from male to female, and one of the most easily achieved stages is redefining the hairline to give a softer and more natural look.

Why do we offer 5 day hair washes?

From our experience, one of the primary reasons people feel nervous about having a hair transplant is what they think they will look like after the procedure. 

Why does our surgeon perform our hair transplants?

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.

Are you ready to start your hair growth journey?

Are you ready to learn about how we can restore your confidence with a natural head of healthy hair? Take two seconds to fill in our form. Nell our clinic manager will be in touch, to answer any questions you might have and to book you in for a free consultation.

  • Prefer to complete one of our online consultation forms? Click here for more information

Talk to Our Team

44 Charles St, Cardiff CF10 2GE

Contact Us
Clinic Opening Hours

Monday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday Closed