I Want My Hair Back!

John Maddock

John Maddock

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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I Want My Hair Back!

Hi I’m John, and as you can see I’ve got a full head of hair. But three years ago this is what I looked like…

As you can see my hair at the front had receded, my hairline was completely gone, and so was my confidence to be honest. I was self-conscious. I felt like I looked older. I just generally didn’t feel like myself anymore.

So I tried different things. I tried diets. I tried supplements. I tried shampoos. I tried hair loss medication. But nothing was giving me the result that I wanted. So at that point I started looking at hair transplants, but what I found was in the UK the average price was about £8,000. In some cases it was as high as £12,000, which is very expensive. So I then started looking abroad and I found the same procedure just a couple of hours away on the plane for £2000.

So I booked it, I did it, and it’s easily been one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I feel way more confident now. I look younger. I feel better. I feel like my old self again.

Some common questions I get asked are; is it painful? The answer is no, and this is coming from someone that does not like the hospital, who does not like injections or needles. It’s painless, it’s easy and you done in a day (in most cases).

Another question I get asked is; is it expensive? The answer is no my procedure was £2,000, which was about a fifth of the price that you would pay in the UK.

Another question I like asked is; is it safe to go abroad, what’s the quality of the clinic like? I can honestly say that the clinic that I went to in Budapest was fantastic! The service was amazing! The clinic was modern, it was up-to-date, the staff were fantastic, it was better than some of the clinics I went to in the UK.

Another question I get asked is; how long before your hair grows back, how long before it starts to look good? The answer is; if you shave your head tomorrow, how long is it going take for your hair to grow back – couple of months right? It’s the same with a hair transplant. You are told to wait 12 months to see the full result, but the truth for me was that after about four months I had enough of my hair grown back, and enough of the new transplanted hair growing in that you couldn’t tell I had a hair transplant at all.

So looking back at the whole thing what I realised is the turning point wasn’t the hair transplant, the turning point was the day that I decided to do something about my situation. It was a day that I got in touch with a clinic, I spoke to an expert, and I acted. It’s so easy to do it takes seconds, but the difference that it’s made to my life has been amazing! You don’t have to settle for something that bothers you. You don’t have to have something in your life that you see every day that gets you down. You can do something about it. You can do something about it in seconds. And instead of feeling alright or compromising, you can actually start feeling great about yourself.

So book an appointment. Speak to an expert. Get it done!

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Hair Transplant Common Questions

Check out the FAQ’s section for more.

How much does it cost?

Prices in Europe are between 50% and 75% cheaper than in the UK or US. Packages start from £1500 and include accommodation. I paid £2000 for 1000 grafts (3000 hairs) in Budapest, which is less than a 3 hour flight from the UK. I was quoted between £8000 and £12,000 for the same procedure in the UK. Adding £200 for flights I paid £2200 in total - so it is very affordable!

Does it hurt?

No! A hair transplant is painless. On the day of the transplant you are given a few local anaesthetic injections into your scalp. You may feel the first one or two. From that point on your are numbed and you don't feel anything. Most people actually fall asleep - I did for most of the day!

How long before it grows back?

A few weeks after your transplant your new hair starts to fall out. It then takes a couple of months to start growing again. Between month 1 and month 3 post-op your hair is thin. They call this the 'ugly ducking' phase. This soon passes and it starts getting really exciting. Around month 4 I had good coverage and was going to the hair dressers again. By month 6 you could not tell I had a transplant. When it got to 12 months post-op I was a different person.

Regaine is an FDA approved treatment for hair loss, suitable for both men and women. The active ingredient it contains is called Minoxidil. Minoxidil is clinically proven to prevent further hair loss in around 80% cases. It works by enhancing the blood supply to your hair follicles.

Naturelo Multivitamins are fantastic! They contain 110% of your recommended daily allowance of Biotin, as well as a host of other vitamins that are great for your hair and general well being. I love them!

Keratin is a basic protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Biotin improves your body’s keratin infrastructure. It adds colour and thickness to your hair.

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo is a really nice shampoo to use. It claims to boost blood flow to the scalp which promotes hair growth. It’s not as effective as Regaine, but it’s still a really nice cost effective shampoo.

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