Baldness is a problem that affects almost half of the English. It may be due to family history with baldness, hormonal imbalances, poor diet, the intake of certain medications, as a result of a treatment or any type of alopecia, the truth is that it has direct consequences on the self-esteem and well-being of those who suffer from it, which is why a very high percentage of them seek help to stop its advancement.
So much so that, only in our country, there are more than 10,000 people who, tired of seeing how they lose hair progressively, decide to undergo some strengthening, regeneration or surgical intervention to recover lost hair and show the appearance they have been seeing as it deteriorated since hair fall began.
And, unlike what happened a little over a decade ago, when treatments to curb hair loss were difficult, expensive, painful and with results not as accurate as the medical community and patients would have wished, now thanks to the advance of science and public and private investment that has come hand in hand with a considerable increase in demand, it is possible to completely repopulate the scalp without pain, in a few hours and at very economical prices available to almost everyone.
However, not all clinics are able to guarantee a success rate of almost 100%. A good example of this are the so-called low cost clinics, whose striking and impossible prices should make anyone suspect that choosing the cheapest option may end up being the worst decision and, paradoxically, the most expensive.
That is why all medical associations recommend to inform yourself well about the center in which you intend to undergo a hair transplant operation, make sure that the clinic is at the height of a first level surgical center and that the professionals who will attend you, especially the surgeon, are registred to the medical board and have a proven experience in handling the latest hair grafting techniques.
Luckily, in the United Kingdom, the second country with the highest number of bald people in the world after the Czech Republic, we have very good clinics that meet all the requirements mentioned in the previous paragraph. You can see it especially in London, where most of the centers specializing in hair graftings across the country are placed.
Although it is true that in many cases these offer solutions at much higher prices than can be charged in Turkey, known as a mecca for hair grafting, it is equally true that in recent years prices have been reducing as a consequence of an increased competition among centers specializing in hair health, reducing in turn the price gap for intervention with the Ottoman country.
We are going to see some examples of Madrid clinics specialized in hair transplantation that, due to the quality of their centers, their medical staff, the care, the amount of treatments and their value for money are, in the opinion of medical experts, the better to undergo a hair grafting that resolve baldness forever.
How is a hair transplant intervention
The first thing, that is important to remember, is that each patient has a different problem to solve, due to different causes, so hair specialist will determine who is the best personalized solution to stop his baldness and proceed to the hair transplant using the best technique for him.
Because, it is true, there are several hair transplant techniques that exist. However, not all of them are practiced in all centers, given that in the case of the most innovative and precise ones, constant training and practice are required and not all clinics are able to offer them. That is why it is so important to choose a good clinic to get a hair grafting.
The most implanted technique in the world to solve baldness is the FUT or STRIP Method. A procedure that consists of removing the follicles in the form of a scalp strip, from which several samples of hair are subsequently extracted and reinserted into the recipient areas. This surgery may lasts over 7 hours, which requires local anesthesia and allows the grafting of up to 3000 hair follicles. It is important to note that this technique is increasingly used less after the appearance of others that allow greater follicle extraction, in less time and with less consequences for the patient.
That is the case of the FUE Method (Follicular Unit Extraction). A technique in which the surgeon extracts the follicular units, one by one from the donor area – usually the area closest to what we know as “nape” – to graft them into the recipient area. A procedure that allows transplanting up to 5,000 hairs in sessions of up to 8 hours, which requires local anesthesia and does not leave scars. For that reason it is considered the most advanced technique.
Worthy of special mention is the FUE micro-grafting. In this procedure the medical doctor uses smaller and more accurate dissectors that guarantee much more natural results, especially when using the FUE Sapphire micro-graft, where the levels of precision in the extraction and subsequent grafting allow real wonders, as long as they are carried out by an expert surgeon in this avant-garde technique.
Both in the FUE and in the microFUE or the FUE Sapphire, it is no longer necessary to shave the patient’s head, or even cut the hair of the person who is going to undergo these techniques, so it is especially indicated for people who, despite baldness, want to show off their long hair without having to shave for surgery.
Once the surgeon and the patient have agreed on the best procedure to ensure that the results of the operation will be as natural as possible and, most importantly, for life, as guaranteed by the Capilclnic clinic, it is time to undergo a first medical examination, to subsequently perform a check-up to ensure that the patient is in good health to go into surgery with all the guarantees and, finally, to inform him when the surgery is scheduled to perform hair transplant.
From the first visit until the day of the intervention, it is essential that instructions, provided in the center, are followed. At least this is the case in the best hair grafting centers in London.These are guidelines that will continue once hair graft operation is finished until, after twelve months, the patient can see in the mirror the image that he will show definitively and for life.
It is important to underline that some centers carry out the entire hair transplant process, from the first medical examination to the postoperative period, in just 3 days thanks to the use of the latest techniques that have minimized the postoperative time. In fact, on the third day, when the medication is changed, the protective tape is removed and it has been reviewed that everything went well, the patient can return to his daily routine and, of course, to his work activity.
Common questions after hair transplant
Is it possible to recover all lost hair?
Yes, it is. As long as you have a donor area and are in good health to undergo a hair transplant intervention you can recover all the hair you have been losing.
Do the results last a lifetime?
Yes, they do. At least those that offer clinics such as Capilclinic, where they guarantee that after hair grafting hair follicles will settle and be renewed for life, as long as you follow the instructions provided by the medical team to keep your hair transplanted strong and healthy.
When can I return to work after the hair transplant operation?
Three days after the end of the intervention you will be able to return to work, as well as go back to your normal everyday life.
When will I be able to play sports again after having a hair grafting?
From the first week onwards, you can start doing any sports practice smoothly, as long as it does not require contact or friction of the scalp with a helmet or any other surface.
How often should I wash my hair?
Regardless of whether you are going to undergo a hair graft intervention, have you already had surgery or do not go to do it, dermatologists recommend not washing your hair more than two or three times a week with a gap of some days between one washing and another. Besides you have to wash it with soft, natural shampoos that do not contain silicones or parabens.
Can I eat everything after a hair transplant?
It is possible to eat everything after a grafting, as it is in the days before the operation. The ideally is to eat in a balanced and healthy way as much as possible. The only thing you cannot take in the first hours after the operation is alcohol or smoking.
Can I wear a cap after grafting?
Yes, you can. But you must wait at least three months to do so, since until then you have to be extremely careful with the graftings.
When does transplanted hair start to grow?
Actually hair begins to grow after the transplant. However, you will not start to see how it acquires a certain size until around the fourth month after the operation. It will be from the sixth when it begins to be stronger and so on until the final results are achieved.
When will the final results of the transplant be seen?
It will be twelve months after the transplant when you can see your final image. What you will see then will be your new image with hair that will accompany you in the future.
How should I sleep after a hair graft?
The first night, the most annoying, you must sleep without resting your head and face up. After the first night, although you must continue with certain care, you will no longer sleep uncomfortably and in pain. In addition to anti-inflammatories, used when you feel pain or swelling, you will be given physiological serum, thermal or sea water, which will help heal the intervened areas.
How many nights should I spend admitted after hair grafting?
Depending on the clinic in which you will be operated, the extent of the operation, the technique of the surgery and, if there have been no post-operative complications, you can spend a night or more admitted. In Capilclinic it is common for grafts to spend a night admitted and even, if everything goes well, you can sleep at home, as long as you follow the instructions provided by the medical team that has attended you.
How do you have to wash your hair after a hair grafting?
The first wash will be done by the doctors and during it they will explain you how you should do it. In general terms and summarizing a lot, washing should be very gentle and careful not to stress the newly grafted follicles. This has to be done with warm water, using a neutral soap, without friction and letting the hair dry outdoors and never with a dryer.
Should I quit smoking before and after a hair graft?
If you smoke and drink you should know that the days before surgery you should stop. At least 24 hours before you must give up smoking and six days before it is not allowed to have alcohol. After the operation you should also wait a few days until you can resume these habits, as they can intercede in the recovery of the intervened areas and in the strong and progressive growth of the new grafted hair.
Conclusions on hair grafting in London
As you can see, getting hair back today is very simple, fast, painless and affordable for almost anyone. It is therefore a question of choosing a specialized medical center and that has the means and professionals capable of carrying out all the types of hair transplant and offer the necessary care, attention and recommendations for the postoperative period, in addition to being fast, really effective and bearable.
Given that the list of Madrid clinics specialized in hair transplantation is the most extensive, we recommend you to take a look at the different options mentioned and, after comparing all the parameters that we have outlined through this article, choose the best option for you.
In the event that you are looking for a lifetime warranty and an unbeatable value for money, contact Capilclinic through the different forms of contact you will find on this website. The customer service team will listen to you and give you all the information you need to know everything about the world’s most famous hair transplant, procedures or prices.
Health is our most precious asset, so refuse to do a hair grafting operation in centers of doubtful reputation, do not rely on non-registered or under-experienced professionals and opt for those options that offer maximum guarantees and that have extensive experience performing hair transplants as is the case of Capilclinic, where thousands of hair micrografts are carried out per year with an immediate success rate that borders 100%.