Footballer Aggi is back for an FUE hair transplant

You may remember back in early 2015 when we updated you on Dumbarton Football Club’s midfield player, Scott Agnew’s triangular alopecia issue. We implanted around 202 FUE grafts for ‘Aggi’ at the end of his 2015 season at the club.

Following his previous procedure Aggi said: “Triangular alopecia is something I’ve had since birth. It’s always bothered me having this small patch of hair missing and I never thought there was anything I could do about it. I’ve just lived with it and tried my best to ignore it.

“It’s been great discovering that there is a solution out there and it’s a permanent one.

“The surgery itself was not invasive in the slightest and everyone at the clinic made me feel relaxed and welcome.

“I’m already seeing the difference and just overjoyed that I’ve had it fixed and no longer have to put up with it.”

Well folks, Aggi is back! He’s now playing for Stranraer Football Club and is looking good both on and off the pitch.

Aggi had his FUE hair transplant procedure at the Glasgow Clinic last week. We implanted 2,022 grafts on his crown and temples. It was after the success of fixing his alopecia patch that he decided to come back to us for a hair transplant.

Have a look at his images below. We are looking forward to updating you on his results over the next few months – watch this space!

The GC team.

Read about Aggi’s triangular alopecia story here

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The Glasgow Clinic is the first hair transplant clinic in the country to be regulated by Health Improvement Scotland

We know you’ll want to hear our fantastic news. If you haven’t heard already – the Glasgow Clinic is the only hair transplant clinic in Scotland to be officially regulated under Health Improvement Scotland’s new legislation.

The new legislation has been introduced to protect patients who undergo cosmetic and minor surgical procedures such as hair transplants.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland started regulating independent clinics back in April 2016 and have given a deadline of the 1st of April 2017 for clinics to become fully registered. screen-shot-2017-02-27-at-13-48-40

Our Clinic Director, Fraser Christensen said: “This new legislation is what we’ve been needing within our industry for a long time.

“There are far too many irresponsible hair transplant clinics out there targeting vulnerable young men and using sales techniques and sharp practice to take their money.

“They use pay as you go schemes and carry procedures out on patients who don’t necessarily need a hair transplant. It pains me and the team here at the Glasgow Clinic when we see what’s happening within our industry.

“Up to ten percent of our work involves improving and repairing poor hair transplants carried out by other clinics. Hair transplant surgery is not for everyone and patients should be informed of all the options open to them.

“Thirty percent of all our potential patients may be unsuitable. It could be that they’re too young for the procedure, it’s too early for them or they don’t have a sufficient donor area.

“We make sure we give all our patients the space and time to reflect on whether they want to go ahead with a hair transplant and what it involves.

“We have strict medical procedures in place and a medical team that have an impeccable reputation with over twenty years’ experience within the hair transplant industry.

“Hopefully this new legislation will make clinics accountable and cut out the bad practice within our industry in Scotland.

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“Patients need to be aware that clinics they visit must be registered under Healthcare Improvement Scotland and any clinic not registered by 1st April 2017 could be subject to a five thousand pound fine or possibly imprisonment.

“We carry out the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant procedure at our clinic. It’s the most advanced form of hair transplants and is technically more challenging, but far less invasive than the old strip (FUT) procedure.

“It’s now more affordable and certainly from our own perspective because of the results we’ve achieved over the past few years, it’s never been more popular and we currently have the longest waiting list in the UK.

“It’s very important for us to create a relationship with our patients, manage their expectations and make sure they understand what can be achieved when undergoing a hair transplant.

“The industry is developing all the time and we can’t express enough to those who are seeking a hair loss solution that choosing a reputable clinic with proven results is very important.”

Claire Sweeney, Interim Director of Quality Assurance for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, said: “The Glasgow Clinic has not been slow to recognise the importance of registering with us and the benefits this will bring for their clients.

“Regulation has been introduced in Scotland to help improve safety for those people who use independent clinics and to ensure that clinics continue to improve the services that they provide.

“We look forward to welcoming many more clinics between now and the end of March.”

“The active ingredient nourishes and stimulates the hair follicles.”

We try to keep you updated with interesting blog posts and answer as many of your queries as possible. One of the things we are often asked about is Rogaine – the first FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved treatment that is clinically proven to regrow hair.

Our medical director, Dr James McKelvie, gives us a little insight into the benefits of using Minoxidil.

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Dr McKelvie said: “Rogaine contains the active ingredient Minoxidil, the only over-the-counter treatment clinically proven to help prevent further hair loss.

“Minoxidil works by helping the blood flow to the hair follicles. It increases follicular size and hair shaft diameter stimulating, and prolonging hair growth.

“It was discovered during clinical trials for high blood pressure treatment. During the trials it showed signs of being able to regrow hair.

rogaine_1024x1024“Minoxidil promotes hair regrowth in four different ways. It reverses miniaturisation of follicles and increases blood flow around the follicles. It also stimulates follicle movement from resting to hair growth phase and extends each follicle’s growth phase.”

There is a benefit to using minoxidil six months prior to your FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant. Why is it a benefit? Potentially it can reduce the amount of shedding and it can encourage early regrowth after a hair transplant.

Dr McKelvie said: “In our experience here at the Glasgow Clinic, the active ingredient within the product nourish and stimulate the hair follicles.

“A hair transplant will not stop you losing more natural hair but for eighty percent of males who use minoxodil it could stop further hair loss or significantly slow down hair loss.

“For patients, holding on to any percentage of their existing hair can notably improve the cosmetic result from the hair transplant.

“Sixty percent of our patients will take minoxidil post-op because they’ve spent a lot of effort on their hair and not because the implanted hairs are dependent on it.

“If they can prevent further thinning of the natural hair for a small outlay then it should be considered.”

To purchase Rogaine in the Glasgow Clinic online shop visit: http://www.theglasgowclinicshop.co.uk

Queen of the South goalie Lee Robinson’s eight month update

We know a few of our followers have been eagerly waiting on Lee’s images – we don’t like to keep you waiting.

Lee was more than happy to share with us his 8 month update.

He’s happy – we’re happy!

There’s more to come in the New Year so make sure you check back with us.

All the best,

The GC team.

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Lee – before image

Lee - before image

Lee – before image

Lee - 8 month update 1,801 FUE grafts

Lee – 8 month update 1,801 FUE grafts

Lee - 8 month update 1,801 FUE grafts

Lee – 8 month update 1,801 FUE grafts

 

Glasgow Clinic at the Scottish Golf Show

image.jpegAre you visiting the Scottish Golf Show this weekend? If you are heading down to the SECC in Glasgow then please pop by our stand and say hello. We’re keen golfers ourselves here at the Glasgow Clinic.

Dont be shy folks we won’t bite!

The GC Team

 

 

 

Ex-Rangers Goalie Lee Robinson Saves His Hairline At The Glasgow Clinic

Another hair signing for the Glasgow Clinic this week as ex-Rangers goalkeeper Lee Robinson, who hails from Sunderland underwent an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant.

The 29-year-old had a total of 1,801 grafts implanted, giving him a new look perhaps just in time to sign a new deal.

What made you get a hair transplant?

“Since I was about twenty-one I started losing my hair. I’m sure it was one of my team mates that first pointed it out ha.

“I tried laser surgery at a company in Glasgow around three years ago but it wasn’t a great experience and it felt more like I was sitting underneath a hair-dryer for half an hour twice a week.

“Over the last three or four years, I started looking into hair transplants. I always thought I’d look terrible if I lost all my hair.”

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Have you ever had questions about hair transplant such as, does it really work? Where’s the right place to go?

“I was originally looking into getting it done in America because I thought it would be cheaper than in the UK. I’d also heard a lot about Turkey being good for them but wouldn’t have felt comfortable about going there. The Glasgow Clinic just seemed the perfect place.”

Is thinning hair common in the family? What about your dad?

“Yeah he started losing it around thirty years old. I think he’s keen on getting his done too, ha, ha. On my mother’s side I didn’t know her dad but her brother has a good head of hair.”

How do you feel now you’ve had it done?

“I feel great. I slept the last couple of hours and I was delighted when it was finally over. I was a bit nervous at first but the staff are great and made me feel really comfortable. I settled down quickly and never felt anything during the procedure.”IMG_9734 IMG_9743

 

 

 

 

 

Do you plan in growing your hair long?

“I normally would grow my hair long but mainly to cover up the fact I was losing it. Now I’d like to keep it a bit shorter. I suppose I have more options now that I’ve had it done.”

Who’s your hero in football?

“My football hero is Fabien Barthez, he used to play for Manchester United. He’s the baldest person I’ve ever seen.”

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So Kris Boyd isn’t your favourite then?

“Ha, Boydy is about second or third on my list. Barthez was my hero and yet he was completely bald. I think he suited being bald a lot more than I would.

“When Paul Le Guen first came to Rangers there was talk of him signing Barthez and it would have been amazing for me to train with him every day.

“Stephan Klos was there when I was at Rangers as well, he’s a good friend of mine and a great keeper. He’s a really nice man. You don’t meet many people like him in football. He had great hair too, ha.”

When you’re watching a game of football, do you watch the goalkeepers mainly?

“Not really. I actually prefer to watch goalkeepers when they’re training just to see what they’re really like. A lot of players play games different to how they train.”

Would you recommend an FUE hair transplant?

“Definitely. After originally looking into the FUT strip option there’s really no decision to make. I had looked at the FUT but after speaking to the Glasgow Clinic I realised that FUE is the only way to go. I was actually about to get FUT surgery in America and if it wasn’t for speaking to Fraser, I would have went ahead. I’m so glad I spoke with him and didn’t have that done.”

What do you think about the Glasgow Clinic team?

“They couldn’t be anymore welcome. The team were great from the start. Anyone that complains about losing their hair I’d say to them to go straight to the Glasgow Clinic.”

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Did James McFadden and Kris Boyd’s results have any influence on you?

“I met James a few months ago and his hair looked great. He seemed really happy with it so it definitely helped influence me.

“It was actually me that said to Boydy about getting it done last year but before I knew it, he was booked in for last summer. I can’t believe the difference it’s made to him. He’s delighted with it.

“It’s only half a day out your life to get it done and not much bother at all so I’d definitely recommend it.”

 

Just in case you missed it – Kris Boyd’s 6 month update is here!

Hi folks,

Happy New Year to all our followers. We’d like to wish everyone all the best for 2016 and hope the festive season was full of fun.

We want to make sure everyone gets a peek at Kris’s progress and we asked Kris what he thinks of his new hairdo so far.

Kris said: “It’s only been six months and I’m amazed at the results so far. It’s really taken me back to how my hair was in my youth. I can’t wait to see what it looks like after a year.”

The GC team.

Kris Boyd 6 months