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Cosmetic Solutions

1. Hair Systems

Hair systems or wigs have been used by men for a very long period of time. Some of the newer hair systems, especially the new I've seen made at Advanced Hair Studio, look a lot more aesthetically appealing than the older systems.

A lot of celebrities have benefited from these hair systems. However, it is important to understand the implications of wearing the system. Mentioned below are a few advantages and disadvantages of a hair system.

Advantages:

  • Obviates the need for going through surgical restoration and the process of preserving existing hair through the use of medication.
  • Results are pretty much instantaneous and the client walks out of the clinic with a system of his or her choice.
  • Initial outlay for the system is slightly less (around £3000 for a good system).
  • Pretty much zero downtime as the patient can get back to work the next day and also unlike a nine month window with a hair restoration surgery, the client need not have to wait that length of time to see the results.

Disdvantages:

  • Despite significant improvements in quality of systems, they do appear unnatural and to a trained eye, it is always obvious if someone's wearing a system.
  • Though the initial outlay is less than a hair transplant done by a reputable surgeon, the ongoing costs of maintenance and of replacing systems can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
  • Once a client starts wearing a system, he pretty much has to wear it for the rest of his life as the patients existing hair can gradually die due to blockage of pores.
  • Because of persistent blockage of skin pores with use of glue, the skin in the forehead and back of neck can become sensitive and red.
South African cricketer Jacques Kallis who has admitted to using a hair system:
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Source: Times Live (www.timeslive.co.za)

2. Scalp Micro-Pigmentation

Scalp Micro-pigmentation (SMP) has become a very popular option for clients who wish to keep their hair short (buzz cut to be precise).

A micro needle is used in SMP to tattoo the scalp to create an illusion of hair. SMP can also be used as a camouflage to disguise thinning hair. It is also a very useful tool to camouflage strip & bad FUE scars.

Advantages:

  • Unlike surgical restoration, lack of donor hair is not a concern and that significantly increases the number of clients suitable for SMP.
  • It is a much quicker procedure than surgical restoration as a desirable outcome can be made in a couple of sittings.
  • It is relatively pain-free procedure.
  • It is slightly cheaper than a hair restoration surgery.

Disdvantages:

  • With SMP, the only hairstyle the client can have is a size zero or a buzz cut. This is a big limiting factor as a lot of clients would want to have a choice of growing their hair long.
  • Unless performed by a trained technician, the outcomes can be undesirable.
  • Human scalp is very vascular and this can play a significant role in the final outcome of colour.
  • Certain skin types are unsuitable for SMP.
  • Unlike other tattoos, the colour tends to fade with exposure to the elements and the client needs constant touch ups.
  • Being a relatively new procedure, it will be interesting to evaluate long term outcomes as to how the colour changes with ageing skin.
  • Of particular interest would be to know how the client might feel in a couple of decades when the rest of the hair starts going grey and the top of the scalp might resemble that of the initial tattoo.
An example of Scalp Micro Pigmentation:
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3. Hair thickening products

Hair thickening products like Toppik, Couvre and DermMatch have been very popular as a cosmetic product among clients with thinning hair. Recently, their use has become more popular in clients who have hair restoration surgeries with sub-optimal growth or density.

Advantages:

  • Instant thicker and fuller looking hair
  • Can be bought over the counter
  • Some products like aqua match are used by sportsmen who do not wish the product to wash off through rain or sweat

Disdvantages:

  • The product cannot be used on an empty scalp and needs hair for it to have its desired effect.
  • No long term studies have been done on effects of existing hair. It is advisable to wash the product out everyday as it might block the pores in the scalp and cause damage to existing hair if its left on for long durations.
Pictures of Wayne Rooney before use of Nanofibres:
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Wayne Rooney’s hair looks thicker immediately after use of Nanofibres:
Source: Daily Mail

What our customers say

"Thank you Doctor Reddy and your fantastic team for restoring both my hairline and in-turn my self confidence. I am over the moon with the natural looking result and am so pleased that I had the procedure carried out by you. I considered beforehand, am I being shallow having a hair transplant at my age but seeing the result now, I am so pleased that I stuck to my guns and went through with it. I could have spent savings upgrading my car but would not have gained the same satisfaction as having a full head of hair once again. You`re are a cool guy Doctor Reddy, professional to the end yet easy to talk to, I can`t thank you enough."

Mark in UK

Just thought I would give a breif summary of my recent FUE with Dr Raghu Reddy and his excellent team at the Private Clinic, London. Over the course of two days I had ~2000 grafts implanted by Dr Reddy's 3G FUE technique. I chose Dr Reddy based on his comparative amazing yields and results with relatively few grafts compared to the commonly discussed other 'top FUE surgeons". First off his team are all pro's and have been working together for years to refine this minimally invasive FUE technique. They were personably, relaxed, funny, and above all caring, profession, and meticulous. I always read that people get experience pain, discomfort, and swelling during and post op. I have to say that with Dr Reddy's technique I have experienced zero pain or swelling both during and post op. The operation finished yesterday and I feel absolutely normal. Not a spot of swelling or even a head ache. It's obvious after doing research on the FUE procedures conducted by the regarded 'best FUE doctors', that Dr Reddy's 3G FUE stands out as being both innovative and geared towards optimal results. He uses specialized techniques to create an extremely non invasive yet high yielding technique, which I am sure he would be more than willing to discuss with anyone interested. In regards to my case, I apparently had really strong, healthy, and "big" grafts (so lots with 3 and 4 hairs). We chose a hairline hat reflects my age (31) and the fact that I have never had sharp temple points. Plus I was strongly advised against having points worked on as many cases are seen where transplanting to this region looks very odd in years to come where further recession occurs. Plus I have a big head so had lots of baldy to cover I am very happy with my results thus far and I am predicted to have a great result due to graft condition and density. One thing worth mentioning is that is became obvious that Dr Reddy's skills are not only recognized by international patients (there was talk of people coming in from all over the world during my visit), but also he is held in high esteem by the other 'best' FUE surgeons discussed on this site, and from what I gathered some of these surgeons .

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