Hair loss information

Hair loss information

There have been many hair loss solutions put forward to cure male hair loss and female hair loss over the centuries, from Snake and Emu Oil, aloe vera shampoo, the inversion remedy, laser hair stimulation, herbal hair loss shampoos and even rubbing on curry paste.

Some of them possibly may help, but none of them are the breakthrough they claim. However, the best hair loss and hair transplant clinics all agree, that there are hair loss products and hair loss treatments, which are clinically proven to regain or maintain thinning hair or at least, make the hair quality look and feel better.

Westminster Clinic can provide information about the causes and the treatment of your hair loss –click link here for hair loss causes

We provide the following treatments:

Hair camouflage

This hair loss treatment includes hair shampoos, hair thickeners, conditioners, and cosmetic cover ups. These are useful to know about because they can make your hair look better whilst waiting for the medication to work or the hair transplants to grow again. In general though, when you have thinning hair and the scalp is showing, they do help, either every day or maybe just on special occasions – job interviews, weddings, first dates etc. Camouflage products

Hair Loss Medication and Drugs

This includes Propecia, Regain and Avodart. These are important because they can actually stop further hair loss (which, psychologically, is half the battle) as well as regrowing and improving the hair quality. They are also effective in the majority of patients and should not be dismissed. Particularly effective when used in conjunction with hair transplantation. These hair loss drugs are available through us at our shop: Hair loss drugs

Hair Surgery

The main hair loss treatment method nowadays is hair transplantation but there are also alternative methods, depending on the type of hairloss. Essentially, your own hair is redistributed to cover the balding areas and will grow for a lifetime. Particularly successful when used in conjunction with medication. Hair surgery

Scalp Micro pigmentation

This is like tattooing but using medical grade inks for a long lasting effect. It isn’t for everybody and does depend on the skill of the operator to match the characteristics of your own hair but can be effective and is gaining in popularity. SMP

We don’t however, provide:

Hair Pieces, Wigs

These are non living devices, that are worn on the head, to give the illusion of hair replacement. This hair loss remedy can be very effective if qood quality, real hair is used and the hair piece is regularly maintained and replaced. Hair pieces

Hair Implants

These are synthetic fibres, a bit like non dissolvable stitches, which are coloured to match your hair and then looped and tied into your skin. They do cause many problems though, so we don’t recommend this form of hair loss treatment. Hair implants

Sometimes when people say hair implants they actually mean hair transplants

What our patients say

Dr Rogers Compliment Letter 2015 – SG

When I arrived at the clinic on Harley Street I was welcomed warmly by the staff and did not have to wait long before the Surgeon (Dr Richard Rogers) came and introduced himself. I then sat down with Dr Rogers who spent time getting to know me, asking very detailed questions. He then spent some time with me penciling on different hairlines giving me plenty of time to think, whilst giving his expert opinion and advice on what would look the most realistic. When I had decided on the placement of my new hair line Dr Rogers made sure that I was happy with the outline drawn one last time walking round showing me it from different angles using a mirror.

Through Dr Rogers being so intent on making sure I was 100% happy with the procedure before going ahead really helped me feel comfortable and sure with my decision. With my hairline drawn and having been made to feel completely relaxed by Dr Rogers I was walked to the surgery. Even then Dr Rogers continued to make me feel comfortable introducing me to each of his nurses and explaining each step to me in detail of what they would be doing whilst he performed the procedure.

Having talked through the procedure with me and going over everything in extreme detail Dr Rogers asked me to place myself on the chair and then began to adjust the position making sure that I was completely comfortable. Now that I was sat comfortably and ready for the procedure to begin Dr Rogers began to guide me through each step before doing so. To begin with he explained that he would be administering general anesthetic to numb the surrounding area, and told me that it may hurt a little like a pinch. However, I did not feel a thing! In fact I didn’t even realise Dr Rogers had begun, he was so gentle and light handed I was shocked and of course extremely pleased!

With the first part out of the way and the surrounding area completely numb, Dr Rogers told me that he would now begin to remove the strip of skin. At this stage I could honestly not believe how it was possible that I could not feel my skin being cut away. Throughout the procedure I was not once in pain and Dr Rogers continually made sure that I was ok and checked that I was in no kind of pain.

Better still Dr Rogers talked to me throughout the procedure and joined in with conversations between the nurses and myself. This really made me feel at ease and at times I nearly forgot that I was having a hair transplant. With my strip of skin removed and the nurses now taking each hair follicle from the skin, Dr Rogers began to stitch my skin back together. Even now I could not feel a thing and before I knew it Dr Rogers had finished.

Whilst the nurses continued to separate the hair follicles Dr Rogers offered me some water and asked if I had any food to eat to help boost my sugar levels. Once I had eaten a snack and topped myself up with water Dr Rogers made sure that I was comfortable before the procedure continued. He then explained that he would be administering some local anesthetic to the surrounding area for the hair follicles to be placed. With the area numbed and having been told what was to happen next Dr Rogers began to make tiny pin pricks into my skin for the hair follicles to be placed in by his nurses. I cannot stress enough how I did not feel a thing and it was over with so quickly, he was a magician with his hands! It was now time for the final part of the procedure; the nurses began to delicately place my hair follicles in one by one.

With the procedure now finished and my new hairline complete, I was given plenty of time to slowly sit myself up. Dr Rogers then offered me some water and food to help boost my sugar levels. Now that I had my bearings back, Dr Rogers walked me into a quiet room and showed me to a mirror. He then said that he would leave me for a few minutes to look at the hairline. After a few minutes had passed he knocked on the door and asked if I was happy with the outcome, to which I found myself near on speechless! I told him how happy I was with it and continually thanked him for doing such an amazing job.

He then asked me to take a seat and began to explain in detail how to care for my new hair each day and gave me a detailed plan on paper. He then gave me a spray that he explained would help to clean any blood away from the surrounding area. After making sure that I was completely happy with the outcome and asking if I had any questions Dr Rogers shook my hand and wished me the best of luck with my new hairline.

SG