“The grafts are incised into the appropriate area to allow the hair transplant to mimic nature.”

“The grafts are incised into the appropriate area to allow the hair transplant to mimic nature.”

A Glasgow Clinic update from our Senior Nurse Joanne Scannell. Screen shot 2016-02-17 at 11.39.51

We know how much you – our followers love to read about the geeky stuff. Here at the Glasgow Clinic we research and continually evolve our procedures to benefit the patient and make sure we keep up-to-date with industry developments.

Discussing the importance of blade size during an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant, Joanne said: “During an FUE hair transplant the blades we use for making the incisions are designed to cause as little damage as possible to the recipient area of the patient.

“The width of the blade is 0.006mm and the length depends on where in the head we are making the incision.

“If the incision is on the hairline, the blade can be as small as 0.9mm. Around the transition zone (where the follicles are replanted) the blade is usually about 1.1-1.2mm and for any larger grafts we will use a 1.4-1.5mm blade.

“The size of the blades ensure that the grafts are incised into the appropriate area to allow the hair transplant to mimic nature by going from fine hairline to density.

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“The blades also ensure that a minimal amount of damage is done to the scalp so that at the end of the surgery and post-operative when the scalp comes to heal, it only has to heal a minor wound.

“The scalp won’t grow a graft until it heals the wound. So any damage done to the area has to be repaired before the blood supply will attach to the follicle.”

Our Joanne has worked in the hair transplant industry for twenty years and brings a wealth of practical skills and managerial experience.

Check back soon for lots more updates and of course the geeky stuff.

All the best,

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.”

 

James McFadden’s Latest Update – check it out!

Hi Folks,

We thought you’d like to see another update of Jame’s progress and see how good his hair is looking.

He’s really happy with his results and so are we.

Have a great weekend folks!

All the best,

The GC team.

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James McFadden 12 month update – looking good

We know how much all our GC followers love an update. James popped in to see us this week and was more than happy to share his latest images with everyone. A tad biased but we think he looks pretty good and as long as James is happy with his results – so are we.

You know where to find us folks: info@theglasgowclinic.co.uk / 01412484424

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2,234 FUE grafts for Glasgow businessman

It’s been another busy week at the GC. A thirty-two year old Glasgow businessman and entrepreneur has been kind enough to share his before and after images with us.

It’s all about choosing the right FUE surgical team and here at the GC we pride ourselves in bringing only the best to Glasgow. We’re happy to discuss options with patients and help them find the best solution for their hair loss. Our consultations are free and we don’t bite – promise!

For more information you can call us on 0141 248 4424 or you can email us info@theglasgowclinic.co.uk

Check back over the coming months for our patients updated images.

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What is a hair transplant really all about?

Hair transplantation is a minor surgical technique that guarantees the restoration of your own head of natural hair.

It is the only method that overcomes hair loss and provides a solution for both male and female pattern baldness.

Here at the Glasgow Clinic we offer Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) as a surgical solution. The procedure is a safe and an effective treatment option.

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We can repair older hair transplants that have become cosmetically unappealing with our advanced hair restoration technology. One or two operations can give a natural looking head of hair.

It will take appoximately four months for new hair to start growing. Natural hair will continue to mature in colour and body for up to 18 months after your surgical procedure.

What is FUE?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the latest development in advanced hair transplant techniques where a small precise round punch is used to extract follicular units from a patient’s bald resistant donor area.

The follicular unit grafts are then transplanted into the patient’s treatment area. IMG_5997

The FUE extraction procedure is more time consuming than FUT and larger grafts of 2,500 are generally carried out over two days.

The cost per graft of the FUE procedure is more expensive in comparison to FUT surgery, but the technique is less invasive and the donor area recovery is significantly quicker.

FUE is an excellent technique that should be considered by all patients but especially those who may in future want to wear their hair very short or cropped.

We hope this has helped you understand a bit more about hair transplants and FUE surgery.

For any more information you can call us on 0141 248 4424 or email us: info@theglasgowclinic.co.uk

birthmarks and bald spots at the Glasgow Clinic

It’s not always about male and female pattern baldness here at the GC. We get a lot of queries from patients each week regarding repairs and birthmarks. It’s important for us to take each case in its own merit and do all that we can to help.

We know how our blog followers like to keep up-to-date with case studies and see visuals of the real work we carry out from week-to-week. We had a visit from a patient this week who had suffered from a bald patch since birth and alongside his FUE hair transplant had asked us to fix that for him.

We’re able to show you his hair before and three weeks after his surgery. 3 Weeks post op bald spot

Keep following and checking back for his updates. We will keep you informed right across our social media platforms on facebook and twitter as well as our GC website.

Wishing you a happy hair day!

The GC Team

To discuss your case with us give us a call on 01412484424

I’ve had a tub of hair gel sitting in my bathroom for years. Now I’ll get to use it.

We know how you love our patient stories especially when you get to hear their thoughts after their procedure and what made them decide to have a hair transplant in the first place. We chatted with 33-year-old William Bone, a transit security supervisor from Glasgow following his surgery this week. (You can see his images below or visit our gallery).

What made you decide to get a hair transplant?

When my hair started falling out I started getting more bothered about it. Then I saw a story in a newspaper about a clinic in Glasgow that does hair transplants and from that I started looking at the clinic’s website.

I had been looking at clinics in London and hadn’t realised there was one here in Glasgow. It was something I’d thought about for around about a year and a half on and off. When I saw the results for the hair transplants at the Glasgow Clinic I called up and booked a consultation. I decided there and then that I was going to go ahead.

Did your hair fall out when you were quite young?

My hair started falling out when I was about twenty-seven and continued to fall out from then on.

Did you tell your friends and family about your hair transplant?

Everybody knows. I told them all on a night out. They’d all had a few drinks, which made it easier.

What was the reaction when you told them?

My girlfriend wasn’t too bothered and my mates slagged me off as usual. It wasn’t a big shock to them because it’s something I have talked about for a while.

Do you think the stigma surrounding hair transplants is changing?

Yes. The two brothers who had their surgery carried out at the clinic certainly helped do that with their story.

Do you think it will make you feel different?

I think it will make me feel a bit better about myself.

Are you going to grow it in long?

I think I might grow a mullet hairstyle, ha. I’ve had a skinhead for the past few years so this will definitely be different. I’ve had a tub of hair gel sitting in my bathroom for years so now I’ll get to use it.

Why did you choose the Glasgow Clinic?

After meeting Fraser at the clinic I was really impressed. He’d had a hair transplant done himself so he knew what he was talking about. Just chatting to him I felt as though I’d known him for years. I was quite nervous at first but after about ten minutes chatting to him it was great. He made me feel at ease.

Have you enjoyed your experience at the Glasgow Clinic?

Yes. Everybody was great. I had a good laugh with the team throughout the procedure. There really was nothing to it.

How did you feel during the surgery?

I don’t think people realise how simple it is to get a hair transplant done. People think it’s a big rigmarole but I had it done in two days and felt quite easygoing about it. It wasn’t sore at all. I had built myself up thinking it was going to be the worst experience of my life but all you actually feel is the jag at the start and that’s it.

Will you be recommending a hair transplant to your pals?

I have a couple of mates that could be interested. They are waiting to see my hair in six months or so.

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If you’d like to book a consultation call 0141 248 4424 or you can email info@theglasgowclinic.co.uk

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Check back in six months time to see William’s progress.

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GC patient Barry Cowan’s 6 month FUE update

We promised we’d be back with more images and here we are. We showed you GC patient Brian Cowan’s update in our last blog now we have his brother Barry. They’re not twins you know!

Barry is a guitarist in the up and coming indie band the Vigo Thieves. If you haven’t checked them out yet, then why not?

He’s very much in the public eye when on stage and found himself covering up his receding hairline with a selection of hats. Now he doesn’t have to do that!

We’re lucky enough to have Barry share his images with us. It helps us show what we do at the GC. We’re a professional bunch who thrive on providing you with only the best care throughout your procedure. Just ask the brothers! Our team of FUE and FUT surgeons are recognised across Europe and further afield. For more info click here to visit our website.

For all of Barry’s before and after images visit our blog gallery.

All the best,

The GC Team

A happy Barry!

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GC Patient Brian’s 6 month update

So it’s been six months since brothers Brian and Barry Cowan embarked on an FUE hair transplant together at the GC. What a fun, frenzied media day that was. We secured some fantastic coverage across the UK, Europe and further afield. Did you see us in the media?

Brian felt he lost a lot of confidence when he started losing his hair. As a model it’s important for him to feel good and he believed a hair transplant was the way forward.

He told us he’s delighted with the results so far and has decided to share a few images with us on the GC blog. See our blog gallery for Brian’s full progress and click here to visit our website should you wish to get in touch.

Check back soon for Barry’s update. We’ll be posting his images soon!

Best,

The GC Team

 

Brian looking good!

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