We hope that our blogs are engaging and useful for you. At this half way point in the year it is a good time to review our information – if you wish to see more detail then each blog is available on our website for you to read. In the meantime this is what we have learned so far in 2016. 
In recent years, hair transplants have become increasingly common, with a number of high profile men deciding to undergo the procedure, from film and television stars, to premiership footballers. As a result of so many celebrities looking to fight against the effects of male pattern baldness, more and more men are gaining the confidence to aim for thicker hair as the stigma associated with hair transplants disappears. 
Hair loss is a common condition affecting millions of men and women all over the world. Although male pattern baldness is the most typical occurrence, with roughly 35 million men experiencing it as they age, it’s been stated that around 50% of women over the age of 65 also experience female pattern baldness. 
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment method that uses your own blood to help promote hair growth and fight against hair loss. Whether genetic, a result of stress, medical conditions or even due to bad hair care, hair loss is a big concern amongst many men and women. Luckily, with techniques such as PRP, it is getting much easier to fight against hair loss. 
If you’re considering a hair transplant or restorative treatment to improve the appearance of hair, it’s density and coverage, it’s important that you’re aware of what results you can expect from the procedure and how long it will take them to come into effect. You’ll also need to know about some of the side effects of the surgery and the required aftercare to give you the optimal comfort and long-lasting look you desire. There may be a few things you’ll need to adjust during the aftercare stage, however you’ll be able to benefit from the natural looking, effective results of full hair growth in just a few months. So what does happen post-op? 
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss for men, affecting up to 70% of men at some point in their lifetime. Male pattern baldness is related to genes and male sex hormones and most typically follows a pattern of progressive hair loss at the temples and at the crown. This occurs due to a hereditary susceptibility of hair follicles to shrinkage due to the influence of androgenic hormones. 
Hair loss or thinning is a common concern as we age, as our hair follicles can deteriorate and slow the growth of the hair. We normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day, however hair is constantly growing so this usually isn’t obviously visible. However, noticeable hair loss occurs when the cycle of hair growth is disrupted or if hair follicles are damaged and replaced with scar tissue. 
Hair loss, or the thinning of hair over time, is a common concern for both men and women, whether caused by genetic, stress related or other medical conditions, or poor nutrition and haircare. With continued research and advancements in technology, scientists and experts in the field are finding better ways to improve the condition, and restore or even reverse the effects of hair loss disorders. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), is one of these newer techniques, providing effective results in aiding the treatment of hair loss. 
Hair loss and hair thinning are very common. As we age, our body changes in many aspects and changes to our hair are part and parcel of that. It is also common to experience hair thinning and hair loss for other reasons. An illness such as cancer for example and its’ accompanying treatments can and often do cause changes to hair growth. How you deal with the thinning or loss of your hair is entirely down to your personal preferences and requirements, and there are many alternatives that you can try and products you can buy. Not all are proven though. However, if you have tried other treatments and are still looking for improvement, then surgery for hair restoration could be the answer. 
Hair loss is a common medical condition, which can affect both men and women at any age. The NHS has stated that over 8 million women in the UK suffer from alopecia (the general medical term for hair loss), and male pattern baldness is one of the most common types of hair loss, which usually affects those who are near the age of 50.* 
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