Too often, when people think of what they want from a hair transplant, what comes to mind is simply lots and lots of grafts. Grafts are transplanted hair roots that will continue to grow in areas where the original roots have died. But deciding how many grafts to plant where is not a simple process.
At Paradigm, we carefully calculate the trajectory of future hair loss. Every patient who has a hair transplant will continue to lose hair in a pattern which is always genetically inherited. And although there are seven specific types of hair loss pattern (and every patient will exhibit one of these patterns) there are other variables to take into account. Each patient will have a different texture of hair, preferred style of haircut - and a fairly unique shape of face. It is up to Paradigm to consider the interplay of these factors in order to make a hair transplant look natural.
This has to be achieved both for the initial hair transplant - and it also has to incorporate how future hair-loss projection will dovetail with the chosen design.
If you were applying for outline planning permission to add an extension to your home, one of the main considerations would be how to augment the original style of the building that is to be adapted. You would want a seamless interaction between the existing building and a carefully designed addition which will not look incongruous.
A hair transplant involves altering the patients’ appearance for life. The wrong hair in the right place won’t appear natural and neither will the right hairs in the wrong place.
Paradigm has years of experience in getting this subtle art just right. Whilst hair transplantation itself is a serious medical procedure, the art of the design is also paramount. It is this combination of the scientific with the artistic that is difficult to get just right.
At Paradigm, each patient will have at least two consultations. The first consultation will be with our consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Brendan Fogarty. There will then be a second consultation which will involve our senior nurse and hair transplantation designer, Joanne Scannell. Together, Brendan, Joanne and the patient will explore the design possibilities.
Mr Fogarty and Joanne will be honest with the patient about what is realistically achievable and what is not.
This careful process ensures that all Paradigm patients will secure the optimal transplantation experience and result.