Experiencing hair loss
Whatever your age and whatever the cause, hair loss can seriously affect self-esteem and your ability to enjoy life to the full.
Male pattern baldness is often seen as a natural part of ageing, but a surprising number of very young men are also affected. Research suggests that 16% of men between 18 and 29 will suffer from moderate to extensive hair loss.
Women are also affected, with up to two-thirds of women experiencing hair loss due to hormonal changes around menopause.
Successful hair transplants in Bristol
The Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) hair transplant harvests the client’s own hair by removing individual hair follicles from areas of the head with abundant coverage, usually the back and sides, and transplanting them to areas suffering hair loss.
Elena Prousskaia’s team of expert hair transplant specialists ensure they deliver on your expectations., The clinic was founded by Elena Prousskaia, an experienced and highly qualified plastic surgeon. She worked for several years as an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol before setting up her own private practice to the highest standards.
Elena prioritises the happiness and safety of her patients above everything else, and all the members of her team share her exceptional levels of patient care and surgical skill.
Book a consultation with Elena Prousskaia’s hair transplant team using the contact form on the site.
Hair transplant surgery in Bristol explained
Elena Prousskaia’s team is delighted to be offering their services within the superb modern environment of the Bristol Spire Hospital.
When undergoing a hair transplant there, the first stage of the process is to have the donor area shaved to provide easy access to your hair follicles.
This can be challenging cosmetically for some clients, but it is an essential part of the process and definitely worth it for the end result!
After administering a local anaesthetic to ensure minimal discomfort, the surgeon will make a circular incision around a hair follicle and remove the whole follicle or unit intact.
This process will be continued until the required number of follicular units has been removed. The harvested follicles are kept at minus 8 to 10 degrees centigrade until the surgeon is ready to implant them. The surgeon will then make tiny incisions on your scalp into which the harvested follicles are inserted.
The process of harvesting and transplantation can take between 6 and 10 hours, depending on how many hair follicles are needed to achieve the desired effect.
Recovery from hair transplants
You will be able to go home after the procedure without an overnight stay at the hospital. The graft removal process will leave 1 mm holes on your scalp, which will heal within a week to 10 days.
Before you leave the hospital, you will be given detailed instructions on caring for your scalp and advised to rest for a couple of days. You should be able to return to normal activities after three days.
How soon will I see the results?
You should expect to see the full benefit of the procedure after 6 to 9 months. There may be minimal scarring at the donor sites, but this will be hidden by even the shortest hairstyles. Within a few months, you will be able to style your hair as you wish and participate in all types of sport without feeling self-conscious.
The success rate for this procedure is very high, and our Bristol clinic has many delighted customers.
Cost of hair transplant in Bristol?
Your full consultation at the Elena Prousskaia Bristol clinic will take up to an hour and cost between £150 and £200. Our experienced hair transplant surgeon also could see you for initial no obligation 15 min free video chat and would assess your hair loss during the consultation and decide whether the FUE hair transplant is suitable for you.
If you are a good candidate, the surgeon will determine how many grafts will be required to achieve the desired result. All your questions will be answered at this stage, and the surgeon will explain the procedure to you in detail.
The cost of the transplant depends on the number of grafts required and, therefore, the length of the procedure. The total price will include the work of our skilled surgeon, the anaesthetic, and a review at one, three, six, and twelve months after surgery.
Hair restoration Bristol: Next steps
Contact the friendly staff at our Bristol clinic today to book a consultation
Our Bristol clinic is based in Spire Bristol Hospital, The Glen, Redland Hill, Durdham Down, Bristol, BS6 6UT.
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With a population of 434,000 as of the 2011 Census, Bristol is a city in the southwest of England
Bristol and the surrounding area is seen as one of the most desirable areas of the UK in which to live – it was selected in 2009 as one of the world’s top 10 cities by international travel publishers Dorling Kindersley and it was named the best city in Britain to live in by the Sunday Times in every year from 20414 to 2017. The city also won the prestigious EU European Green Capital Award in 2015.
Formerly a key trading hub, Bristol is now at the forefront of many newer industries and technologies, including aerospace, defence, media, information technology, financial services and tourism industries. The city also has clinics and surgeries for many of the UK’s leading surgeons, becoming a centre every bit as in-demand as London’s Harley Street.
The actor Cary Grant was born in the city, while more recent Bristolians include comedians Russell Howard and writer-comedian Stephen Merchant.