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

“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

 

Most people don’t realise but hairs come in all shapes and sizes.

In our last update from our senior nurse, Joanne, she chatted about our use of the Zeiss Magnification Loupes. This was only one example of why the Glasgow Clinic is set apart from other clinics.

Here at the GC, we really enjoy giving our patients as many details as possible. It’s important they understand the complexities and intricacies of their procedure as it demystifies what we do and empowers the patient with knowledge and confidence.

It also helps our patients understand how we can achieve such great results.

Our Joanne is back again with a bit more geeky stuff for you. Here she gives us a little insight into the hair transplant design.

Joanne explains: “The designing of the hair involves many factors and skill-sets in order to achieve a great outcome.

“Most people don’t realise this but hairs come in all shapes and sizes, not just colours and textures.

“From each hair bulb only one hair will grow, this is known as a follicular unit.

“However, its common that several hairs can be clustered together in one follicular unit and linked by a bundle of collagen with one sebaceous gland.

“As part of the procedure we have to collate how many single hair follicular units we have along with how many double, triple and quadruple hairs there are. This has to be done microscopically.

“It’s extremely important, as not all of the different types of follicular units can be planted in the same place on the scalp.

“During the design of the individual transplant, we have to be aware that planting for example quadruple bundles of follicular units at the front of the hairline would look unnatural, as this would not occur in nature.

“As we work we can chose which particular hair types we want to harvest for the area that requires them. So we can plant single units at the hairline and quadruple units for density in the mid-scalp area.”

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The work at the Glasgow Clinic is very bespoke and is dependent on what the patient is looking for.

Joanne said: “If density is the most important feature of the hair design then we can target the double, triple and quadruple grafts.

“If the hairline is the focus we will target predominately single follicular units but we would also harvest doubles for the area behind the hairline to assist with a delicate density, as we would find in nature.

“Colour is also another significant and important factor as well as texture and strength but these issues will be for further blogs.”

Our Joanne will be back with more updates in the coming weeks and months so keep checking back with us. We know how much you love it!

The GC Team

9 month update for FUE Glasgow Clinic patient

Hi folks,

We have a few images for you to see. Before and after images for our 37-year-old male who visited us only just 9 months ago. The patient who is from Glasgow was delighted to show us his new hairline and regrowth.

Have a look!

The GC team

37 year-old pre-op

37 year-old pre-op

37-year-old 9 months update (1,794 FUE grafts)

37-year-old 9 months update (1,794 FUE grafts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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37-year-old pre-op

37-year-old 9 months update (1,794 FUE grafts)

37-year-old 9 months update (1,794 FUE grafts)

“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.”

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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

 

New Before & After Images

New Before & After Images
Hi folks,
Happy Easter, we hope you’ve got something fun planned for your weekend. We thought we’d update you with the before and after images of one of our most recent patients.
55-year-old, John from Glasgow was more than happy to share his images with us. He had a total of 1,500 FUE grafts implanted by our team here at the Glasgow Clinic.
It’s only 6 months on and he’s looking great. It’s still very early days so make sure to check back with us for more updates.

Have a great weekend folks!

All the best,

The GC Team

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.”

 

“Hair follicles are an organ – they are living things.”

Introducing to you our very own Joanne Scannell:

The Glasgow Clinic’s senior nurse Joanne Scannell has worked in the hair transplant industry for twenty years and brings a wealth of practical skills and managerial experience.

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Originally educated and trained as a nurse at Bath & Swindon School of Nursing, she first joined the industry in 1996. Joanne has worked in various clinics across the UK and Europe. As a member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) she has regularly attended hair transplant conferences and has written educational papers on industry procedures. She has taught and trained at conferences, and is a firm believer in continuing education.

Joanne said: “For me organising and time-keeping is extremely important within our team here at the Glasgow Clinic. I continuously update our daily structure within the surgery to make sure we’re working to the best of our ability.

“FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a new way of transplanting hair and there are fifteen tasks within the procedure that have to be overlapped. So it’s extremely important for us to find and develop the best way forward.

“Details such as the amount of time the follicles are outside the body are key in what we do. We’re trying to find the most effective and efficient way of transplanting.

“Hair follicles are an organ just like any other kind of transplantation. They have a sebaceous gland, they have a blood supply and they are living things.

“A team who is transplanting a lung or a liver will put the same care and importance into how long that organ is outside the body.

“We’re trying to keep the time limited to around three hours at the very most. Our average time is around two hours but to us it’s about every single follicle – each one is important in our procedure.

“We have strict health and safety policies here within the Glasgow clinic. I make sure we have the right equipment and that we’re implementing new educational practices all the time.

“It’s these important details that help us as a team achieve the results we are respected for within our industry today.”

Joanne is a member of the Doune curling club – she recently won a trophy. She also owns a small boat on Loch Fyne and often spends her time sailing.