Surgical hair replacement. If you opt for hair transplantation (which runs $5,000 and up), your dermatologist or hair-replacement surgeon will remove single hair follicles from the back of the head, near the nape of the neck, where your hair is fullest. Once those follicles are harvested, they are then dissected and reimplanted into an area of the scalp where hair is thinning. The procedure takes anywhere from three to six hours, and newly implanted hair will usually begin to grow on its own 3 to 12 months after the treatment session. Traditionally, hair transplantation required removal of an entire strip of scalp, Sadick says, but this new follicle-by-follicle technique looks more natural when it heals and allows patients to get heads of hair as dense-looking as before they started losing it.
air transplant patient’s horror after £1,500 wig from Glasgow clinic melted in the sun
Scott MacArthur, 24, said his nightmare thatch treatment wilted in the heat just months after sliding off his head in a busy boozer
He was among dozens of punters who bombarded KSL Hair with complaints over botched work on balding barnets.
But the Glasgow clinic — which treated footie stars Leigh Griffiths and Anthony Stokes — mysteriously shut this week and boss Simon Lindsay went AWOL.
Scottish Sun journalist Scott, of the city’s Maryhill, branded his ordeal a “disaster”.
He said: “We paid £1,500 for a glorified wig.
“It was basically a big thick wig stuck to my head and one night it fell off in the pub, which was completely embarrassing.
“A few months later on a really hot day I took off my top and it just fell off. The heat must have melted the adhesive.”
Scott’s mum Denise, 53, bought the treatment as a 21st birthday gift for her lad, who has battled alopecia since he was nine.
It involved his natural hair being shaved off and the false locks stuck on.
He said: “The wig was really uncomfortable and the adhesive wasn’t sticking.
“I got the second procedure after I complained but that started to tear around the sides.
“I was basically housebound after it melted off.
“I called Simon and he said he’d call back but that was the last I heard from him. I tried calling him repeatedly for two months and then I just gave up Scott was one of the many men who lodged complaints
“I don’t know how he sleeps at night.”
Furious clients flooded Facebook page KSL Hair The Truth to share horror stories. Sources said 70 customers got in touch.
One said: “They sell you on getting the same results as celebs. They charge up to £7,000 but you don’t get the team that’s done the celebs’ procedures.”
A mum, 48, of Parkhead, told The Scottish Sun on Sunday she was for her son’s treatment.