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Charlton Athletic, Milton Keynes Dons and Northern Ireland international professional footballer Ben Reeves recently underwent a successful hair replacement procedure with the Surgery Group.
The treatment, costing £5,000, was undertaken at the practice’s Harley Street facility under the direction of Surgeon Dr. Hassan Nurein, an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is a respected member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He was assisted by hair transplant surgeon Dr. Mo Mohamed and their experienced team of hair technicians Eva, Sian and Annie.
Ben was referred by one of his friends and decided that he was going to be open about his decision to have a hair transplant. It is no longer something that men have to worry about, as hair restoration surgery has gained mainstream popularity due not only to the very successful treatment of celebrities, but also the fact they are happy to acknowledge and talk about it.
Dr. Nurein is very highly skilled in both the Follicular Unit Transplant (strip method) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). He is fully aware that hair loss for men (and also for women) can affect peoples’ self-confidence, very much in the same way as body image does, especially for those continually under public scrutiny. An acknowledged expert in his field sees Dr. Nurein’s travel to national and international conferences and workshops to continually improve his skills further in his successful efforts to provide maximum levels of care for his patients.
Originally planned for last year, the procedure was postponed because of Ben’s footballing commitments, and it only went ahead in June 2019.
Ben had approximately 1800 grafts (3600 hairs) transplanted using the FUE method (this is a minimally-invasive hair transplant method where individual hair follicles are transplanted under local anaesthetic and with virtually no pain). The entire procedure took around six hours, with a break for lunch. After a couple of weeks the hairs fell out leaving healthy bulbs under the scalp.
To maintain and improve the results from his hair transplant Ben has begun an ongoing hair loss prevention program which includes Nizoral shampoo, the Pharma Hermetic Hair Recovery Program (HRP) and derma rolling the scalp.
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Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.
Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.
To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –
Without specific national guidance on hair transplant clinics, we deem it safe to offer the service in a limited capacity with the measures we have taken, but it is up to you to decide if leaving the house to attend a hair transplant clinic constitutes a “medical need”.