FAQs

FUE Hair Transplant

Q. Are FUE transplants permanent?
A. Yes, they’re for life. The implanted hairs are taken from areas that are immune from balding (like the back of the head, and other parts of the body), so they won’t fall out.

Q. Will there be a thinning effect in the areas my hair is transplanted from?
A. No… We each have approximately 100,000 hairs on our scalp, and we generally transplant between 1,500 and 5,000 of them (up to a maximum of 5,000), so it’s a tiny proportion of your overall hair.

Q. What happens if I start to go bald in other areas?
A. When you have a FUE transplant we can prescribe you medicine that will help prevent further baldness, but we can’t guarantee that you won’t start to lose hair in other areas. You may need another surgery in between seven and ten years if other areas start to bald. The drug Finasteride can be used to inhibit the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), one of the main causes of male pattern baldness.

Q. How long will I need to take off work?
A. We’d recommend you take between one and two weeks off work. You won’t see any scarring as a result of a FUE transplant, but the grafts do need careful looking after. You’ll need to wear a loose cap to avoid extremes of heat and cold on them, and they will bleed if they become dislodged. We recommend you sleep on your back with a travel pillow for support for the first week, after which you’ll be up and running again, but the new transplants need care for approximately a month.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. You’ll have a long-lasting local anaesthesia before the procedure begins, which lasts for between eight and ten hours, so you won’t feel a thing.

Q. How many sessions will I need?
A. It depends on the size of the area we’re transplanting, but we transplant between 1,500 and 4,000 hairs in a day-long session, which lasts for approximately six to ten hours.

Q. Can it be used for other areas?
A. Yes, FUE is also suitable for eyebrow transplants.

Eyebrow transplants

Q. Where do you transplant hairs from for eyebrows?
A. We generally take them from the nape of your neck, where the hair is quite fine, and less wiry than other hair.

Q. If hairs are transplanted from other parts of my body to my eyebrows, will they grow?
A. Yes, depending on where the hairs are transplanted from, they may grow, so will need trimming…

Eyebrow implants

Q. Where do you transplant hairs from for eyebrows?
A. We generally take them from the nape of your neck, where the hair is quite fine, and less wiry than other hair.

Q. If hairs are transplanted from other parts of my body to my eyebrows, will they grow?
A. Yes, depending on where the hairs are transplanted from, they may grow, so will need trimming…

Derma rollers

Q. Can derma rollers help reduce the appearance of scars?
A. Yes, it improves the texture of scars because…

Q. Does it hurt?
A. We apply a numbing cream before the treatment, which numbs your skin for between and hour and a quarter and an hour and a half, while we carry out the derma rolling.

Q. Will I look red after the treatment?
A. Your skin will look slightly swollen and a bit red for approximately 24 hours, and feel firm and tight in the 48 hours after that. We’ll give you an oxygen cream (an oxygen-rich chiroxy cream) to apply to maximise the amount of oxygen your skin absorbs after the process and induce the production of collagen. It’s possible that your skin will bleed during the process, as the derma rolling creates tiny pricks in the skin’s surface, but this is perfectly normal…

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. You’ll see a collagen boost around six weeks after your first treatment, and that’s when we recommend you have your second one. A third treatment a further six weeks later completes the course, so a derma roller procedure usually takes place over approximately three months.

Dermal fillers

Q. How do dermal fillers work?
A. We inject tiny amounts of hyaluronic into the skin’s tissue, which turns into collagen. Collagen serves as a ‘plumper’ in the skin, and expands, filling out the wrinkle, hollow or fine line.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No. Again, we apply a numbing cream before we begin the treatment, so you won’t feel a think while it’s carried out.

Q. Will I look pink after?
A. Your skin might look slightly pink; if you have what’s know as ‘tense skin’, which is more common in smokers, your skin can bruise around the treatment area.

Q. How far in advance of a special occasion or event should I have dermal fillers done?
A. We’d recommend having a treatment like dermal fillers done at least a week in advance…

Q. Do I need any special aftercare treatment?
A. We’ll give you a complete briefing and leaflet about aftercare, and you’ll also have to wear SPF50+ sun cream after your treatment.

Chemical peels

Q. What’s the difference between different chemical peel treatments?
A. We offer two types of facial that are generally referred to as ‘chemical peels’, although a glycolic peel is actually a deep cleansing treatment, rather than a ‘peel’. A glycolic peel is massaged onto the face like a facemask, and then cleansed off, opening pores, taking off dead skin cells and brightening the skin.

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a dermatological peel, which is used as a collagen induction therapy, and your skin will peel. It’s suitable for skin types 1-3, and removes between 70% and 80% of fine lines, and up to 50% of scarring. It can also be used to take away freckles and skin pigmentation.

Q. What does my skin look like after a TCA peel?
A. Two to three days after a TCA peel, your skin will appear brown and suntanned; after that it will peel, which is when the new skin is revealed. Once the new skin has been revealed, you’ll have to wear SPF50+ sun cream.

Q. How many peels will I need?
A. Everyone’s skin is different, so our experts will advise you, but we generally recommend a course of four peels, approximately every ten days.

Q. Are chemical peels just for the face?
A. No, they can also be used in treatments like hand rejuvenation, to reduce the appearance of liver spots, freckles and pigmentation on delicate hand skin, and also on your décolletage.

Botox

Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No, there aren’t, but you will receive strict instructions from the doctor about what you should do after your treatment. If you don’t follow them, side effects like a drooping eyebrow could occur. Botox works inside the skin for up to two weeks after the treatment, so it’s important that it doesn’t spread from the treatment area. That could be caused by other facial treatments, like dermabrasion and facials, which you can’t have for at least two weeks after botox; you can’t go to the gym, or drink alcohol immediately after your treatment either, as sweating and raising the body’s temperature could cause it to move.

Q. Can botox be used to stop me from sweating?
A. Yes, botox last for up to nine months as an effective barrier to excessive sweating. It numbs the nerve endings in the sweat glands, so they’re not stimulated to produce sweat.

Mesotherapy

Q. What is mesotherapy best used for?
A. We use mesotherapy for facial brightening and rejuvenation, including the removal of eye bags. Although it can be used t break down fatty deposits all over the body, it’s best used in small areas.

Q. Is it a surgical procedure?
A. No, it’s non-surgical. The effects are produced by small injections, and it leaves no scarring.

Q. Will I have any after effects from mesotherapy?
A. You may experience some irritation and swelling, post injections, which subsides in three to four days.

Ageing Hands

Q. What is Radiesse?

A. Radiesse is safe, effective and extremely popular – both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration. The malleability and staying power of Radiesse have turned it into something of an injectable implant, and can be injected into the cheek and chin area to provide a nonsurgical implant that’s completely natural looking. Radiesse is also considered ‘the’ material, when reshaping asymmetry of the nose, and as a nasal bridge builder for those with flat nose bridges.

PRP facials

Q. How do PRP facials work?

A. Your blood is placed in a centrifiguation machine, where it’s effectively divided into different parts; we use the fluid that is rich in platelets to inject into your skin, where it helps to repair cells. A derma roller is used to make tiny pinpricks in the skin, where the blood then clots. It’s during this healing process that the skin receives a huge boost of platelets, remodelling the skin, reducing the effects of scars, and making your skin look brighter and more brilliant.

Q. Is it good for my hair too?

A. Yes. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the PRP treatment improves the blood supply to the hair follicles, helping the hair grow. Male pattern baldness is caused by the presence of DHT (dihydrotestosterone, a powerful sex hormone), which cuts off the blood supply to the follicles, resulting in their miniaturisation, which causes hair loss. PRP can increase the supply of blood to the follicles…