Harley Street Hair Clinic, Harley Street, London

10% discount on eyebrow restoration
Harley Street Hair Clinic
29 Harley Street
London W1G 9QR
T: 0800 007 6010
Website: www.hshairclinic.co.uk

The Harley Street Hair Clinic is one of the only hair loss clinic in the United Kingdom that specialises in FT (follicular transfer). It is internationally renown in hair restoration for men and women including eyebrow restoration.

The FT Technique evolved from the pioneering work done by Dr Woods, Dr Inaba and Dr Rassman with FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) that involves extracting follicles one by one from the donor area to be then replanted into a patient’s balding area.

The potential of this technique has enabled the natural reconstruction of balding areas with specialised follicle extraction and placement techniques. Our custom built micro-surgical tools ensure each follicular group of hair is precisely removed one by one with no extra tissue or damage to the surrounding skin. The hairs are then placed and grouped in natural orientation with a combination of artistry and the skill of talented and experienced Doctors.

The clinic also offers advice and consultation on all forms of hair loss and treatments available to help maintain as well as restore hair. All consultations are free, educational and without any obligation of any kind.

Consultations are only given by trained medical professionals and our aim is to advise on the possibilities of modern hair restoration technology as well as increasing awareness of the amazing results that can be achieved enabling patients freedom from hair loss concerns

The clinic started as a bespoke service for patients around the world seeking the finest Hair restoration and results. We have a strict policy of treating one patient per day unlike many other clinics as our focus is on patient care and providing the highest quality and care in the industry today. There are also clinics in Paris, Vegas, Arizona, and Dubai; and plans for 2008 to have others in China and India.

The clinic is passionate about solving the emotional and physical problems patients encounter as a result of hair loss and invests a high proportion of its revenue in research programmes internationally to further develop procedures including future genetic treatments for hair loss.

Madonna’s eyebrows and Halle Berry’s lashes – the new cosmetic surgery must have


Eyelash and eyebrow transplant surgery are set to become the new must-have procedure for women — and the occasional man.

Using procedures pioneered by the hair loss industry for balding men, surgeons are using “plug and sew” techniques to give women long, sweeping lashes once achieved only by glued on extensions and thick lashings of mascara.

In the procedure for lashes, a small incision is made at the back of the scalp to remove 30 or 40 hair follicles which are carefully sewn one by one onto the patient’s eyelids. Only light sedation and local anesthetics are used and the cost is around £2,000 an eye. In the case of eyebrows the surgeon removes about 200 hairs and the cost is £2,500 for both eyebrows.

The technique was first confined to patients who had suffered burns or congenital malformations of the eye. But word spread and about 80 percent are now done for cosmetic reasons.

The most popular requests from women are for Madonna’s eyebrows and for men footballerDavid Beckham’s. And for eye lashes for women the most sought after are those like Penelope Cruz and Halle Berry.

Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with more than 22,000 cosmetic surgery operations carried out last year – an increase of 35% on the previous year.

In the US more than 10 million cosmetic procedures — from tummy tucks to botox — were performed n 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The figure represents a 38 percent increase over the year 2000.

The surgery is not for everyone. The transplanted eyelashes grow just like head hair and need to be trimmed regularly and sometimes curled. Very curly head hair makes for eyelashes with too much kink.

Dr Yannis Alexandrides, MD, a member of the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons who now practices in London’s Harley Street performs is already performing cosmetic eyebrow transplants said: “It is a solution for men and women who have naturally thin eyebrows or who may have overplucked them and weakened the hair follicle root. At the moment we take the hair from the scalp which means like head hair it keeps on growing and has to be trimmed but in future we will be able to clone actual brow and eyelash hairs and this is not far away.”