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19/Jul/2019

The short answer: yes, eyebrow transplants could indeed be the next big trend for 2019. Thick, full and voluptuous eyebrows are ever-present in high fashion and in Hollywood, with this having been the case for quite some time now the eyebrow transplant itself has never been more popular.

A natural looking eyebrow is making a strong resurgence in beauty magazines, in advertising, with Instagram influencers and indeed even in everyday life with women now embracing their natural look or aspiring to have a thicker looking eyebrow. We here at Longevita believe strongly that this trend is here to stay.

The thinner looking sharp style of eyebrow, that was the beauty standard for a great many years is now a thing of the past with women ditching the tweezers and learning to love the eyebrows they were born with. The voluminous eyebrow is now the most fashionable and the most desirable look for women and there are, as a result, countless beauty and eyebrow-specific products that claim to create a thicker and fuller eyebrow, however these all too often fall short of the mark as they fail to emulate the eyebrows of those who are lucky enough to have them grow in naturally thick and shapely. Many individuals, therefore, both men and women, are choosing to undergo an eyebrow transplant procedure in order to create the perfect natural eyebrow.

Is An Eyebrow Transplant Right For You?

Having eyebrows that grow in a way that is not symmetrical, that grow in a colour that is different to the rest of the hair or in a way that would appear “out of control” can cause a great deal of stress and unhappiness. Furthermore, asymmetrical eyebrows or overly bushy eyebrows can make an individual’s face look out of proportion, whilst having eyebrow hairs out of place or thinner in some areas can prematurely age a person.

The influence of Hollywood celebrities and popular culture has had a tremendous effect on how people view their eyebrows, however, there are a great many other reasons why a person may want or in fact need an eyebrow transplant, including but not limited to:

  • Excessive plucking or shaping of the eyebrows, especially from a young age as this can have a dramatic effect on the growth of the eyebrows themselves in later life
  • Behaviours and disorders that cause an individual to remove the hairs themselves by way of nervous ticks or compulsive behaviours
  • Treatments that cause the hairs to fall out immediately or over a period of time, such as chemotherapy
  • Piercings of the brow area, once removed these can cause the hair to grow in an incorrect fashion, especially if the brow piercing in question had been in place for a number of years and/or located directly where the eyebrow hairs grow
  • Having the eyebrow skin or the hairs themselves removed due to an accident, a trauma or localised scarring

Making the decision to have an eyebrow transplant is something that should not be taken lightly. It is important to know the procedure, and what to expect. Thankfully, you are able to ask your surgeon exactly how you want your brows to look, where you want your new hairs to grow and the overall thickness and look of the brow. To learn more about the procedure itself, about aftercare and cost, you can view our dedicated eyebrow transplant page, or if you would rather you can call a member of our friendly and professional team on 0845 5198 948, alternatively you can contact us here.

 


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19/Jul/2019

The impression you make at work or when seeking a potential new partner can play a considerable part in the rest of the relationship. Despite the fact that the world is actively encouraging us to look past appearance and focus on what’s important, many of us still take looks into consideration as a natural response. This is especially true when it comes to dating, or when we’re at work. A scruffy, unkempt appearance can turn people away before they get to know you, but how true is this when it comes to our hair?

For those of us with hair loss, it can be easy to wonder whether this could be affecting our chances of a promotion or a date. Here, we’re exploring whether this is the case.

The Power Of Appearance At Work

When it comes to your appearance at work, it’s likely that your workplace has a dress code dependant on the career that you do. Whether it’s a uniform to create uniformity amongst the staff, career-specific clothing like high-visibility jackets if you work on a building site or the age-old business wear for an office job, the clothing we wear at work will have been designed with appropriateness in mind. But dressing correctly isn’t the only thing that employers can look at when it comes to picking the most ‘capable’ looking workers.

While our appearance should never play a part in the perception of how capable we are, good grooming can help to create a better first impression. Clean hands, nails, teeth and general hygiene are important, but our hair can also come into this. Ensuring you have clean hair that’s in a style appropriate to your workplace is important. Hair loss, unfortunately, can influence this, especially when working within business or face-to-face with clients.

Does Physical Attraction Really Matter?

Step out of the workplace and into day to day life, and physical appearance still plays a part in our lives. Physical attraction and what we find appealing can differ from person to person, and for this reason, hair loss might not always be a cause for concern when looking for a date. However, it can lead to confidence concerns, which could be what effects a person’s overall ability to date.

In a world in which our appearance often plays a vital role in dating, especially in terms of online dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, having the confidence to put ourselves out there is often a leading factor in our success. However, hair loss can have a devastating effect on our confidence. So, while there is likely to be someone out there who finds us attractive regardless of how we look, being comfortable with ourselves remains important. This is where hair transplants may help.

How Might A Hair Transplant Help?

While hair transplants aren’t designed to solve mental health concerns relating to self-image, they can provide a solution for those that need an uplift. Hair transplants have come a long way, offering natural results with very little downtime and minimal, if any, scarring. While some patients may benefit from more traditional methods such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), which sees a strip of skin taken from the back of the scalp and used to harvest the follicles, treatments like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) have improved upon this considerably.

FUE sees the extraction of single follicles at a time, which are then transplanted back into the scalp using small incisions that are only about a millimetre wide. This ensures that not only is scarring kept to a minimum, but the results appear natural, following the same pattern of growth as the follicles that are already at the site.

While our success at work and within relationships doesn’t rely solely on how we look, confidence can play a leading role. For this reason, hair transplants for those that are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss could help to bring about a boost in overall confidence, ultimately helping to improve their motivation and, as a result, their performance at work and in dating.

For more information about our hair transplants or to book your initial consultation, get in touch with us on 0845 5198 948.


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19/Jul/2019

One of the most common questions that our hair transplant surgeons face is whether a single procedure will be enough. In most cases, only one session is needed but some patients could benefit from a second hair transplant to improve density, definition and the overall look. Here, we’re answering this common question in more detail.

The Goals Of Your First Transplant

When your treatment plan is organised, it’s important to note that your surgeon will design your transplant around only having a single session. A hair transplant is intended to be a standalone procedure, with the goal to not only improve the overall density of hair on your scalp but improving the hairline and providing full coverage to the thinning or balding areas of the scalp.

This is typically done using one of a few different methods depending on the level of hair loss, the state of the scalp and the desired final result. This could be:

FUEFollicular Unit Extraction sees single follicles being extracted from the scalp and implanted at the recipient site. This is done one-by-one and results in minimal scarring, natural results and minimal downtime.

FUT – While not as commonly used as FUE, Follicular Unit Transplantation can be used for those who may not benefit as greatly from single follicle extraction. This procedure sees a strip of tissue taken from the back of the scalp where hair growth is healthier and fuller, and the follicles cut from this strip and transplanted into the thinning area. This can sometimes see a higher density, but requires more downtime and will leave scarring.

DHIDirect Hair Implantation utilises a similar method to FUE, but is done using the Choi Implanter Pen. This ensures that the follicles are out of the scalp for a reduced period of time, which can help improve the chances of a successful transplant. It is also reported to produce more precise and natural-looking results.

Why Might Someone Opt For A Second Hair Transplant?

While in the majority of cases, a single hair transplant procedure will see satisfactory results and many patients are happy with this. However, in some cases, the first transplant may not always reach the desired density during the first procedure or they may not be entirely satisfied with the definition of the hairline or crown coverage. If this is the case, patients may find that the 2nd hair transplant density is more satisfactory.

Some patients can also suffer from further hair loss after the initial transplant due to ongoing or genetic causes for their hair loss. In these cases, 2nd hair transplant density may be lesser than the first, but can still help to improve the appearance of balding patches.

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Additional Transplants

For those who may be looking to undergo a second hair transplant, it’s important to note that most surgeons will advise you to wait at least 10-12 months before considering the second procedure. Throughout the first year, your transplanted hair will begin to grow out and provide a better insight into how the final result will look. The hair can increase in diameter, texture and of course, length, and can even be styled and cut, all of which can have a huge effect on how the hair sits and looks.

If you and your surgeon are still unhappy with the results at this point, you can discuss the potential for a second hair transplant and whether you are a viable candidate for the procedure. This will ultimately depend on your scalp’s skin laxity and the volume of hair available to be extracted ahead of the transplant.

For more information regarding 2nd hair transplant density, the procedure itself or whether you’d be a likely candidate, you can get in touch on 0845 5198 948.


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19/Jul/2019

Suffering from hair loss can be very frustrating and finding a solution to the problem can be tough – there are so many different natural remedies available to try out and, unfortunately, a lot of them don’t bring about the results that you dream of when you envision your new look. Whilst hair loss can be difficult to come to terms with, having a moving or receding hairline can be equally as difficult and can leave you feeling incredibly self-conscious. If you feel as though you have tried every other remedy out there, then it may well be worth considering surgery to both give you back your confidence and improve your hairline for the future.

What is a receding hairline?

A receding hairline is where the hair starts to move backwards across the top of the head. It is much more common in men than it is women, with women much more prone to thinning hair rather than a receding hairline. When the hair moves backwards across the top of the head, a ring of hair around the top of the scalp is often left behind and thinning hair may continue to grow on the top of the head. Causes of receding hairlines can vary – they can be hereditary or else caused by natural loss of hair as you get older. If you’re a woman, a shift in your hormones during the menopause can also lead to hair loss.

How can my surgeon ensure that I get the best, most natural look?

Often when having consultations for hairline constructions, patients express their desire for thick and voluptuous hair, but such a change can often end in results that don’t look anywhere near as natural as you were hoping for. Surgeons are very insightful and have spent a long time studying techniques that help them to understand their clients and the types of procedures that work well depending on a number of factors. For hair transplants to be successful in the long term, the amount of genetic hair that you currently have is key – this hair is transferred to balding areas, so the new hairline is established depending on how much genetic hair is viable.

How does the surgeon decide where my hairline should be?

There are four key points to consider when realigning a hairline – the anterior, which is the starting point of the frontal hairline; the lateral portion, which is the width of the hairline across your head; the direction in which the hair grows and how irregular the hairline currently is. With these things considered, the surgeon is able to correctly predict where on your head the hairline should be placed to ensure that it looks as natural as possible.

This framing of the hairline is incredibly important – if the hairline is misaligned, it will be blatantly apparent, and the hair will look strange on your head. Hair is normally transplanted onto the scalp at an angle, making it appear all the more natural and giving the hair a layered, full look when it is combed backwards away from the forehead – hair that comes straight out at the scalp will appear less natural and could even look as though a hairpiece has been fitted to the head.

To book a consultation with one of our patient consultants, contact us on 0845 5198 948, today.


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19/Jul/2019

For those suffering from hair loss, finding the right solution can be a confusing matter and often frustrating when home remedies just don’t seem to be working. Thankfully, technological advancements in cosmetic procedures have improved the opportunity to opt for a hair transplant – but what does this entail? With different methods and a number of common questions to answer, we’ve put together a guide to help you make a more informed decision.

Types Of Hair Transplants

There are a number of different methods that could be chosen when it comes to hair transplants and the best one for you will differ depending on your hair type. However, there are two main types on offer here at Longevita:

  • FUE

FUE –  or Follicular Unit Extraction – is a process designed to offer efficient hair transplants with minimal or no scarring. Throughout this procedure, hair follicles are removed from the scalp of the donor areas individually with the help of a specialised tool. From this, each hair follicle is inserted into the pre-made cuts in the area of the recipient site. These cuts made are purposely made at an angle in order to recreate the usual direction of growth that already exists. Healthy hairs will them grow from the new site, offering the patient a full head of hair in just a few months as it grows.

  • FUT

FUT – Follicular Unit Transplantation – was replaced by FUE, but is still used in some cases where FUE may not be the best option. This procedure requires the surgeon to cut a strip of hair follicles away from the donor site, as opposed to removing each follicle individually. Once the strip has been cut away, it is divided into small groups of 1-4 follicles, which are then inserted in the recipient area, in a similar way to FUE.

Do Hair Transplants Leave Scars?

FUE treatments have been carefully designed and optimised to ensure minimal, if any scarring and in the hands of our expert surgeons, this is enhanced further. FUT treatments do leave scarring, however, due to the strip of skin removed from the head throughout the treatment. For this reason, FUE was introduced as a more aesthetically pleasing method that meant shorter downtime, less pain and ultimately, better results.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Typically the procedure will take around 8 hours, though this will differ from patient to patient depending on how many individual hair follicles need to be transplanted and the area that needs to be covered. The number of procedures required for full coverage can vary depending on the current state of your hair, or the area that needs to be worked on. In most cases, you may only need a few appointments, but some patients may require upwards of 2 or 3.

The recovery, once again, is reliant on whether you opt for FUT or FUE surgery. If you opt for Follicular Unit Extraction, then you can expect a quick recovery, while a Follicular Unit Transplantation will come with a recovery period of about a month. It is likely that you will feel some discomfort throughout this recuperating period, as the operation is more invasive than FUE and requires a higher level of healing. This can be managed easily with mild painkillers.

Are Hair Transplants Painful?

All hair transplants conducted here at Longevita are done so under local anaesthetic to reduce the discomfort our clients may feel throughout the procedure. You will also be given full aftercare instructions that will help you to manage any further discomfort after the procedure and enhance the healing process. In most cases, any pain or discomfort felt after the procedure can be managed with standard painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Are Hair Transplants Expensive?

The million dollar question that can break or make your decision regarding hair transplants is this; how much do they cost? Ultimately, this can vary dependant on the operation and how many grafts are needed, though the average expected price for FUE surgery is between £5,000 and £10,000 in the UK. When you travel to Turkey with a reputable company like Longevita, however, a hair transplant procedure will cost between £1000 and £2500 depending on the number of grafts required and the technique.

When Do The Results Appear?

After your surgery, you will be eager to see the results so you can embark on your new life with newfound confidence, but how long will you have to wait to see the results?

After around 4 months, you will begin to see your first results, but it’s at about a year that you will begin to see the full effect of the hair transplant.

If, over time you notice that the follicles have shrunken or that some areas may not be growing as well as others, contact your surgeon as you may find that you require another transplant procedure.

Is The Success Rate Good?

While success ultimately depends from person to person, our success rates for FUE and FUT procedures are above average. Our surgeons are some of the best in the industry and are well versed in how to promote better results in every patient.

However, there are a number of factors that can have an effect on the success rate of hair transplants, which is why there are a number of patients that have not been completely happy with the outcome, these include:

  • How many good follicles are left on your scalp, to begin with
  • The size of the recipient area that you want to cover
  • The experience and skill of the surgeon

Are There Any Risks Of Hair Transplants?

Any surgical procedure comes with its risks, however, you can rest assured that both FUT and FUE transplants are very safe with Longevita. We will take every care in our A+ rated clinics to ensure that the treatment not only goes well but that you are fully cared for after the procedure to enhance the chances of healthy growth. After the operation, you may experience some bleeding, bruising or swelling, but this is normal and will settle within a week in most cases. There is the risk of small cysts forming, but these can be treated easily and can disappear. Your host will remain on hand and with doctors and nurses available in the UK upon your return home after your treatment, any potential side-effects can be quickly solved.

With this guide, we aim to provide our current and potential clients and patients with the information they need to make an informed decision regarding their hair transplant. For any further questions or to request a quote, simply get in touch or fill in our online form, today.


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19/Jul/2019

Hair loss has many causes which are in many cases hereditary. Hereditary hair loss is a natural condition, not a disease, and it may be experienced by anyone whose ancestors suffered from hair loss.

Male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia, typically starts during the ages of the 20s and 30s and goes on with the aging process. It is a common belief that male pattern baldness is passed down from the mother’s side of one’s family and female pattern baldness is passed down from the father’s side. However, this myth is proven to be invalid by scientific studies and it is now known that hair loss can genetically be passed down to the offspring from either parent.

Baldness caused by heredity tends to begin with thinning hair and can lead to complete hair loss on some parts of the scalp. Male pattern baldness initially affects temples and crown and in the advanced stages only a small number of hairs are left on the sides and on the back of the head. Female pattern hair loss on the other hand typically affects the top of the head down the middle; forehead and temples are usually not affected. Due to their different nature of hair loss, women are able to hide their hair loss much more successfully than men. It should be mentioned that complete hair loss on the scalp is not something usual; thus, it may be an indication of a different problem such as an infection or a condition called alopecia areata.

Although hereditary hair loss is not a disease, it can be prevented and even reversed. Few medications are successful to slow down the balding process for some people. For those who would like to get their lost hair back, hair transplant procedures called FUE and FUT can now successfully restore the lost hair and therefore hereditary hair loss is now a condition not to be feared anymore.


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19/Jul/2019

Patchy or thinning facial hair can be a source of frustration for many men. Beard and moustache trends go in and out of fashion all the time but, over the last few years, the popularity of thick beards and ‘designer’ stubble has skyrocketed. As ‘No-Shave November’ arrives, you might be wondering how to achieve a facial hair look to be admired. A hair transplant is one solution that can change your look and impact your life, but if that’s not enough to convince you to undergo the procedure, here are our top ten things to know if you’re interested in having the treatment.

Some men can’t grow facial hair

If you’ve been trying to grow a beard for years and the most success you’ve had is no more than a fine layer of stubble, you should know that it’s not anything you’re doing wrong – it’s unfortunately down to your genetics. Beard growth is produced through a chemical known as dihydrotestosterone, so a man’s ability to grow a beard is determined by how their body reacts to this kind of testosterone – or any testosterone for that matter. Men with thick beards are usually more sensitive to testosterone than those who can’t grow one at all, but fortunately, anyone can have a beard or moustache transplant to replicate the appearance of natural facial hair growth.

Hair will be taken from your head

Many men wonder where the hair used to create a luxurious beard will come from. It’s typically taken from the back of your scalp, where the hair is fine and most closely represents that which grows naturally on the chin.

The transplanted hair will fall out

You will experience hair loss from your beard after the procedure, but there’s no need to panic! After two weeks, depending on each individual patient, the hair will shed, but it will grow back within three months. It can take several months to see the full results of your treatment, but your surgeon will explain the procedure fully, including the results you can expect to see, during your consultation so you can have a better idea of what is to come.

The procedure is quick and non-intrusive

Advancements in technology are improving cosmetic surgery procedures all the time, making them quicker, more successful and less painful. At Longevita, we only use the leading FUE techniques to ensure the best possible results and minimal scarring when it comes to our moustache and beard transplants in Turkey. Generally, the procedure will take between three and nine hours, depending on the number of grafts required and the size of the area being worked on. While some patients do experience some pain after the treatment, this has been described as minimal and ‘less than expected’.

The number of grafts vary

It sounds obvious, but many men aren’t aware of just how many grafts are needed to create the beard or moustache they desire. This number can vary, but a goatee may require between 1,000 and 1,500 grafts, while a full beard could need more than 3,000 grafts!

You will need some recovery time

Despite the procedure taking very little time, and rarely requiring a second round of treatment, you will need a day or two to recover afterwards. You can usually return home on the same day but it’s best to take it easy before you go back to resuming your daily activities.

Treatment can suit your budget

The cost of treatment can vary dramatically, which is why so many people are seeking treatment from leading surgeons in Turkey. In the UK, treatment can cost upwards of £7,500! At Longevita, we pride ourselves on providing affordable solutions for hair and beard transplants in Turkey, allowing you to achieve your desired look at a price that you can afford.

Hair can be transplanted to sideburns and eyebrows too

Did you know that hair can be transplanted to just about anywhere? If you’ve lost your eyebrows due to a medical condition such as Alopecia, or would just like to create stylish sideburns, there is a broad variety of hair and eyebrow transplant procedures available to help you.

The results can improve your confidence

One of the main reasons that men decide to have a beard or moustache transplant is because they simply aren’t happy with how they look. In many cultures, facial hair is directly associated with masculinity and self-worth which means that men can feel inferior due to their inability to grow a beard. Having a transplant and achieving a natural looking, full beard can improve your confidence dramatically.

You’re not alone

The number of men having beard and moustache transplants in the UK is on the rise. So, if you’re considering having the procedure carried out in order to help improve your self-esteem, you will be far from alone. It might surprise you to learn that it is not just the Hollywood stars who are having the treatment; last year in the UK alone around 4,500 hair transplant procedures were carried out.

If you’re interested in finding out more about beard and moustache transplants, get in touch with one of our experts at Longevita. We can arrange a free consultation in one of our 10 UK locations.


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19/Jul/2019

As with any surgical procedure, a hair transplant can come with various risks that you’ll need to be aware of prior to undergoing the surgery. While a hair transplant is typically considered to be safe, the process involved may see you experiencing some pain, swelling and inflammation of the scalp in the minutes, hours and days following the procedure. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the risks and side effects of a hair transplant:

Short-Term Complications

Typically, any side effects which follow a hair transplant will be minor and will often clear up within a few weeks of the procedure. These short-term side effects include:

Bleeding & Swelling Of The Scalp

One of the most common side effects patients may experience is bleeding and swelling of the scalp. The nature of the hair transplant means that follicles will be removed from areas of the head that see healthy hair growth and be transplanted into the treatment areas through incisions. While the FUE method is far less intrusive than the traditional FUT method, which required strips to be cut from the scalp, there is still a possibility of some minor bleeding and swelling as the transplants heal.

Itching

Itching is a common side effect of any surgery as areas of the body are trying to heal and as a result, it’s an understandable common occurrence after a hair transplant. It is important, however, not to scratch the scalp to relieve itching, as this can lead to the displacement of the newly transplanted hair follicles. It could also lead to dirt being passed into the wounds, which could ultimately lead to an infection and become dangerous. If the itching is prolonged after the hair transplant procedure, it may be a result of the shampoo you are using, but you can contact one of our aftercare specialists for further information on how to prevent an itching scalp.

Infection

Inflammation or infection of the hair follicles is known as folliculitis and can occur as a complication of a hair transplant. Infections of this kind can often be treated by a mild antibiotic cream, lotion or gel. If the infection becomes more serious, then it is advised to contact our aftercare specialists in order to gain additional medical help or advice.

Shock Loss

Shock loss refers to the scenario when newly transplanted hair suddenly falls out post-procedure. This is a surprisingly common complication, but it is not one for patients to be concerned about. In fact, patients who experience shock loss will find that their newly transplanted hair will re-grow within a few months, as the follicles transplanted into their scalp will remain intact.

Long-Term Complications

While there are a number of short-term complications, these are often resolved within the first few weeks after the procedure takes place and the hair begins to grow back. However, there are some long-term complications which may also need to be considered:

Scalp Laxity

The laxity of the scalp could be impacted after a hair transplant procedure, due to the trauma your head is put through during the surgery. This is most common after the FUT procedure. Typically, the scalp will regain the majority of its laxity within the first six-eight months after the procedure, but it will continue to loosen after this. If the patient had a loose scalp to begin with then the scalp is more likely to return to full laxity, while a tighter scalp prior to the surgery will see a more noticeable change.

Grafts Which Fail To Take

While our success rate here at Longevita is high, there are some circumstances where a patient’s grafts will not take to the scalp and therefore a repetition of the surgery is required. All of our surgeons are fully insured, offering peace of mind and support for each of our patients if this is the case. In the event that your hair transplant procedure has not taken, the patient consultant will review the progress of growth and take any required action.

Hair Curl

A long-term complication after a hair transplant can be a ‘hair curl’. This means that the hair follicle which has been transplanted into the scalp has curled under which could result in an ingrown hair. This can be highly irritating for a patient and could result in infection. If there are a large number of curled hairs on the head, the results of the hair transplant may appear unnatural.

Aftercare With Longevita Hair Transplant

Once you return to your home country, the dedicated host who was with you for the duration of your surgical journey will continue to check up on you for up to one year post-procedure. They will provide you with full aftercare advice and will continue to ensure that the hair transplant re-growth remains a success throughout the first crucial 12 months. If you are experiencing any post-surgical complications, we have a team of dedicated nurses and doctors based in the UK to provide any follow-up treatment where required.

Here at Longevita Hair Transplant, we pride ourselves on the quality of the procedures that we provide and the professionalism of our surgeons. We work with some of the most highly-respected and sought-after surgeons from around the world, meaning you can put your trust in us with your hair transplant procedure.

For more information about the procedures or to book a consultation with one of our patient consultants, get in touch on 0845 5198 948, today.


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19/Jul/2019

Hair transplant is now in its golden age. Hair growth products which have serious side effects and in many cases fail to work have continued to disappoint men in their efforts to regrow their hair. Therefore in their quest for getting their hair back, balding men are increasingly considering hair transplant procedure. However, they do not want to experience the disappointment they had with hair growth products so they ask: Is hair transplant permanent?

Hair is transplanted from the back of the head, donor area, which is genetically resistant to hair loss. The genetic properties of hair on that area allow them to go on growing in their new location. Therefore, transplanted hair typically lasts for a lifetime. As people get older, transplanted hair may get thinner but they should not fall out. It is estimated that in good hands 95% of transplanted hair is permanent. However, if hair such as body hair which is not on the back of the head is used, they may eventually fall out because they are not genetically protected.

The fact that hair transplant is permanent does not mean that hair may be left as it is. One should take extra care of transplanted hair after hair transplant procedure. Because transplanted hair initially tends to be fragile. Hair transplant patient should use the spray, shampoo and medications as prescribed by the doctor. Failing to stick to pre-operative and post-operative instructions given by the doctor can negatively affect the result of the procedure. Those who seek hair transplant should make sure that their procedure is performed by an experienced and talented hair transplant specialist so that hair follicles during the procedure are maintained alive.

To sum, the question is hair transplant permanent has a simple answer: Yes! As long as an experienced hair transplant specialist is chosen, pre and post-operative instruction are followed and transplanted hair is taken care of, hair transplant procedure proves permanent results.


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19/Jul/2019

With the advancement of technology for the last couple of decades, hair transplant techniques have significantly improved. The most advanced hair transplant technique, follicular unit extraction (briefly known as FUE) has decreased the number and extent of side effects and ensured a procedure with minimal discomfort. Hair transplant is now considered a minor outpatient procedure and there are only a few, insignificant hair transplant side effects.

Hair transplant side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Minor discomfort
  • Itching

Swelling is expected after hair transplant procedure and it usually subsides within a few days. Keeping the head elevated while sleeping or lying on a bed is advised in order to reduce swelling. The medications prescribed by the doctor will also help decrease it. Numbness after the procedure varies from patient to patient and it appears on donor area, which is the back of the head. Numbness is minimal and may persist for a few weeks, but it eventually disappears. A minor discomfort is reported by some patients who go ahead with the hair transplant. Discomfort is usually experienced when the doctor injects anaesthetic on the head, but it is only minor and disappears quickly. A slight itchy sensation may be experienced by some patients but it is not reported to be a big deal and it goes away quickly. In case of itchy sensation during the first few days after the procedure, it is important not to touch the head in order to prevent graft loss. In addition to these, a shock loss, though it is very rare, may be experienced by the patient but this is only a temporary situation and the hair grows back within 3-6 months. Bleeding may also occur in some cases, but it is not life threatening.

Hair transplant side effects mentioned above are only minor and temporary. It is essential to conduct a research and choose an experienced hair transplant specialist in order for possible hair transplant side effects to disappear quickly.


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