The Hair Transplant Process

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Step 1: Consultation

The consultation is one of the most important parts of the hair transplant process. A hair transplant consultation allows us to understand what is causing your hair loss, the severity of the balding and your desired look. That way, we will be able to decide what will be the best course of treatment for you. Be wary of clinics that don’t offer consultations as part of the hair transplant process – they are the only way to be certain if surgery is right for you.

After a thorough examination, a discussion about your medical history and a chat about your expectations, we can determine the right hair transplant journey for you. We will also be able to give you a cost estimate and advise you on finance options.

Step 2: Procedure

You will undergo your surgery in our state-of-the-art Manchester clinic with our world-leading hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Asim Shahmalak. All of our hair transplant surgeries are conducted under local anaesthetic, although you will be awake during the procedure, it will be minimally painful – many of our patients find they are so relaxed that they end up falling asleep during their FUE and FUT hair transplant surgeries!

Hair transplants are typically a day-case procedure, so you will be able to go home shortly after your surgery. The procedure usually takes part in three stages:

  • Stage 1: Donor Graft Extraction – The surgeon uses a specialised tool to extract donor grafts from the patient’s donor area. This is usually from the scalp or back of the head.
  • Stage 2: Graft Preservation – Crown Clinic takes active measures to preserve your donor grafts for implantation. Your grafts will be cleaned and sorted according to the number of hairs it contains. Then it will be submerged in a special solution to maximise survivability.
  • Stage 3: Implantation – The grafts are expertly blended into the thinning or balding areas, to seamlessly match the natural growing characteristics of your original hair.

Step 3: Aftercare

You’ll need to follow our aftercare procedure to ensure that your hair transplant is a success. After your hair transplant is complete, we’ll give you all of the information and advice you need – we offer a helpful step-by-step guide that outlines what to expect each day after your surgery and how to take care of your newly-transplanted hair.

Crown Clinic’s team are happy to answer any questions you may have after your transplant, advise on how to look after your new follicles and help you through your hair transplant journey day by day.

Ready to start your hair transplant journey? Get in touch with Crown Clinic.

Case studies

Jack P Shepherd is delighted with his hair transplant surgery by Dr Shahmalak.

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has told how he had a hair transplant at Crown Clinic after stress made him go bald.

The actor said there had been a ‘dramatic’ escalation in hair loss at the front of his scalp due to off-screen pressures and insomnia in the last year. He had more than 3,000 hairs transplanted into the front of his hairline by our surgeon Asim Shahmalak at the hair transplant clinic near Manchester Airport.

TV doctor Christian Jessen came to Crown Clinic for a second hair transplant to boost his hairline

TV doctor Christian Jessen came to Crown Clinic for a second hair transplant to boost his hairline. The star of the hit show Embarrassing Bodies had the £5,500 procedure after recently dealing with pneumonia that caused his hair to thin.  Our surgeon Dr Asim Shahmalak transplanted 3,000 hairs from the back of Dr Christian Jessen’s […]

Calum Best

Calum Best, 32, son of Manchester United soccer legend George Best, came to the Crown Clinic for his second hair transplant. Like Wayne Rooney, Calum, needed further work to stem his hair loss. Our pictures show how we transformed Calum’s hairline with 1,257 grafts (2,228 individual hairs) moved from the side of his scalp to […]

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