Hair Transplant Clinics in Cardiff
Hair thinning or balding can be a completely natural phenomenon and can even happen quite early on in men. Not everyone is comfortable with the change in their appearance and it is comforting to know that modern hair transplant procedures can provide an effective solution. A hair transplant in Cardiff can be arranged at one of several hair transplant clinics with treatment ranging from several hours during a single visit or several days over a longer period of time. If you are interested in arranging a hair transplant in Cardiff it would be sensible to make an appointment for an initial consultation.
Hair transplant surgery is straightforward and painless
Modern hair transplant surgery cannot be compared with early techniques. Surgeons today are able to transplant several thousand healthy hairs from a region of your scalp where they are still luxuriant to a bald part of the head in a single session. The hairs are extracted individually or in a group with very precise surgical techniques which allow the transplanted follicle with its piece of live skin attached the chance to re-grow in the new area.
The techniques used by the surgeon at any one of the hair transplant clinics in Cardiff involve making sure that the hair is matched for colour and shape with the original and is placed carefully so that it orients itself in the same growth direction as any surrounding hairs.
There are at least two commonly used techniques, which have their own particular advantages. Removing several hundred follicles at once has the disadvantage of removing more of the scalp which takes longer to recover, but this method has the advantage of a more effective growth transfer. When scarring of the donor area of the scalp is to be minimised, individual hair follicles are extracted and transplanted singly.
Amazingly, these transplantations start to flourish within weeks. The transplanted hair normally dies and is replaced by healthy, new hair growing out of the same follicle. The donor area, which is cut open to remove the hair follicles which are to be transplanted, is carefully sewn up afterwards and will naturally heal by itself.
The cost of a hair transplant in Cardiff
It is unlikely that you would be able to arrange a hair transplant on the NHS unless there were special circumstances. Most transplants are regarded as cosmetic, in other words they are an attempt to improve the recipient’s appearance rather than being a treatment of an ongoing disease or health issue. Most transplant surgeons are highly qualified and most probably NHS trained. Costs depend on the amount of hair transplanted and the number of visits as well as the length of each visit. The lower end of a transplant operation cost would probably be around £1,500.