Why choose the Elena Prousskaia clinic for your hair transplant surgery?
Elena Prousskaia has an excellent reputation as an aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
She has a number of clinics in the UK, offering a full range of plastic surgery treatments.
Her Bristol hair transplant clinic is located in the Spire Hospital which offers outstanding care to patients in the South West.
All the members of her surgical team demand high standards of care for all our patients and are experienced in advanced surgical techniques.
Elena is proud to partner with one of the most highly qualified and talented hair transplant surgeons, Dr Umar Khan, at her Bristol Clinic.
Dr Khan is registered with the General Medical Council. He is a member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons UK, an Associate Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons USA (ISHRS), and an Associate Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine UK (BCAM).
Dr Khan is a specialist in the FUE hair transplant.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction?
The Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant harvests your own hair follicles from areas of healthy hair growth on your scalp and transplants them to areas affected by hair loss.
Why is the FUE hair transplant considered the gold standard in hair restoration surgery?
Unlike more traditional hair transplant procedures, the FUE is a minimally invasive process which is performed under a local anaesthetic.
FUE hair transplants use your own hair follicles and the hair regrowth looks extremely natural and is permanent.
The nature of the procedure means that there is little if any, visible scarring even with cropped hairstyles.
After a follicular unit extraction procedure, you will be able to style your hair however you wish without adapting your style to hide scarring.
The success rate of the FUE hair transplant in the hands of a surgeon as experienced as Dr Kahn is extremely high.
The new hair growth will grow in the same direction as the rest of your hair.
What happens during the follicular unit extraction?
You will be asked to shave the donor area so that the surgeon can have clear access to the individual follicles.
Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will begin to remove individual hair follicles, or units.
The follicles are preserved in a petri dish at a perfect temperature of minus 8 to 10 degrees centigrade until enough have been gathered for the hair transplantation to begin.
Turning to the area requiring hair loss treatment, your surgeon will implant the follicles into tiny incisions in your scalp.
How long does a hair transplant take?
Hair transplant surgery can take between eight and twelve hours, depending on how many hair follicles are needed to achieve the desired effect.
How long is the recovery time after a FUE hair transplant procedure?
This hair transplant technique will leave tiny circular incisions on your scalp. You can expect these to have healed after about 10 days.
The FUE transplant is a surgical procedure and your surgeon will advise you to rest afterward to promote healing.
It is important that you treat your scalp gently for a while to ensure optimum results. Don’t worry: you will be given detailed instructions on caring for your scalp when you leave the clinic.
Many patients feel confident enough to return to their normal routines after relaxing for a few days.
How quickly are the results of hair restoration visible?
The new hair growth on the transplanted area will become visible after between 6 and 9 months.
The surgeon’s skill will ensure that the new hairs blend seamlessly into existing hair growth.
How long do the effects of the FUE hair transplant last?
The results are permanent. Your own hair follicles are used and reimplanted into your scalp.
Is there always scarring after hair transplants?
Scarring is minimal after a FUE transplant.
As your hair grows, the tiny scars, which will already have faded considerably, will become impossible to find with all but the most cropped hairstyles.
Am I a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?
All our patients have a hair loss consultation with their surgeon.
Your surgeon will assess your hair loss and decide if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant.
If the procedure is appropriate for you, your surgeon will decide how many follicles should be transplanted during the hair transplant to achieve the effect you want.
Are hair loss consultations carried out by hair transplant surgeons?
Your consultation will be with the surgeon who performs your hair transplant.
You will have plenty of time to ask questions and to find out all the details of the hair transplant surgery.
What is the cost of a hair loss consultation?
Your hair loss consultation will cost between £150 and £200.
How much will the Follicular Unit Excision Hair Transplant cost?
The cost of the hair transplant itself will be affected by the number of grafts required and will be confirmed at your consultation.
The total hair transplant price will include the work of our skilled surgeon, the anaesthetic, and follow-up appointments after one month, three months, six months, and a year.
How can I find out more about hair transplant procedures?
You can speak to our friendly staff at the Bristol hair transplant clinic today.
How to find the Elena Prousskaia Hair Transplantation Clinic in Bristol
The Elena Prousskaia clinic is located in the Bristol Spire, a state-of-the-art provider of excellent health care in the city’s suburbs.
As well as offering hair transplants in Bristol, the clinic also offers aesthetic surgery solutions for the face and body.
Ms Prousskaia and Dr Khan look forward to welcoming you to the Bristol hair transplant clinic and supporting you on your hair restoration journey.
Bristol is home to the magnificent Avon Gorge and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is a large, multicultural city with a fascinating maritime heritage.
Bristol is home to two universities, and there is plenty to see and do during your visit.
Elena Prousskaia Clinic
Bristol, BS6 6UT
Tel 0117 453 4074
Arriving by car
From M5 Junction 17
Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left-hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.
From M4 Junction 19
Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.
Bristol Spire Hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.
Arriving by train
Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.