Online hair loss consultation
Online hair loss consultation at Westminster Clinic
Why have an online consultation about hair loss at Westminster Clinic?
A Face to Face Consultation is simply the better way to make sure that you get the hair loss treatment you’re looking for. Your consultation will ALWAYS be with a qualified medical specialist, and not with a sales rep, under pressure to close a deal.
Our policy is always to use a qualified medical specialist for a one-to-one private consultation, usually the doctor who will be performing your surgery. And if hair transplants are not the right treatment for you, they will be able to prescribe alternatives.
This is not just – in our opinion – the only ethical way to deal with what can be a sensitive subject. It is also the only way to guarantee that you will have a free choice of all suitable options, free from any pressure to commit before you know precisely what is involved and what the likely outcomes will be. That’s why we charge for our consultations because you see a doctor not a sales man working on a commission.
Online hair loss consultation
We don’t actually recommend online hair loss consultations as hair restoration is more complicated than can be seen in a video link or blurry emailed photos. However, we do understand that many patients are busy people or live a long way from our three hair loss centres, so the internet is a great help for information gathering. In that case, we recommend taking good quality photos – front, sides, top and back of your head, at a distance of about 5 feet usually works best. And please state what your priorities are; not just “more hair!” It is better to state your priority aim – temples, frontal, crown etc. Although it may be possible to treat more than one area at once, it usually works best if you concentrate most of the grafts on the area that bothers you the most. Everybody wants a full head of hair – but it may not be possible to do that, certainly not in one go.
Personalised to you – Westminster Clinic will provide you with an individual recommendation based on your personal hair pattern, genetic history, hair texture and colour. We do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ consultation that talks in general terms about the options available. We offer expert, impartial advice that you can trust, tailored to your precise needs. It is then up to you to decide how you would like to proceed.
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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.