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Apr

09

2020

KSL CLINIC JAKE QUICKENDEN QUARANTINE SONG

KSL CLINIC PATIENT JAKE QUICKENDEN RELEASES ‘QUARANTINE SONG’ – ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE NHS

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

APRIL 2020 | ISSUE 8

There are plenty of people finding ways to support their community and those struggling all across the country. KSL Clinic patient Jake Quickenden is one of those, the Dancing On Ice winner has released a new single ‘Quarantine Song’ in which all of the proceeds will go towards the NHS for their hard work in their fight against COVID-19.

Jake Quickenden’s New Single – Quarantine Song

Quarantine Song reached No. 9 on the Big Top 40 Chart and is ranking No. 2 on iTunes.

The single is available to buy on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Today, Jake went LIVE on Good Morning Britain and spoke about his experience with the NHS. He appeared from home to discuss his reasonings with Lorraine Kelly and why he had written the song.

Jake Quickenden On Good Morning Britain with Lorraine Kelly

Jake heartwarmingly expresses –

“The NHS is something we have all used, I’ve spent many years in and out of hospital either with me hurting myself, or with my dad and brother when they were having treatment! The NHS are unbelievable and we must help and protect them, keep downloading “ Quarantine Song “ it’s 79p and all proceeds I will be donating to the NHS!!”

Quickenden has been uploading daily videos on his Instagram to keep people entertained throughout the lockdown. The array of videos include him dressing up in fancy costumes, creating challenges to do at home and documenting his most recent hair transplant with KSL Clinic.

Jake Quickenden had Scar Repair surgery last month at KSL Clinic following an accident he had on holiday when he slipped by a pool, leaving him with a large scar on his head.

We would like to take the time to thank Jake for raising awareness and being a role model for all. DOWNLOAD Quarantine Song here!


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Apr

07

2020

COVID-19 NOTICE UPDATE

COVID-19 NOTICE UPDATE

Safeguarding both our staff members and our patients is our highest priority. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and in line with Government advice on social distancing we are limiting treatments and the way we hold our consultations.

KSL Clinic will now be offering online and telephone consultations until further notice. Please note that all staff members still have access to emails and phone calls as a form of communication, during working hours.

Online consultations are available via Facetime or WhatsApp (Duration approximately 45 minutes).
Additionally, we are providing telephone consultations (Duration approximately 30 minutes).

Both alternatives will allow individuals to gather all the necessary information they require whilst keeping all parties safe. Our surgeon, Dr Matee is available to speak with prospective patients during this time also.

Please note: The clinic is only open to assist with essential treatments and service with our surgical team following strict guidelines that are in place.

Keep up to date with official advice, guidelines and regulations from the government, NHS and World Health Organisation.

If you would like to book a free online / telephone consultation or have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic at:

01622 686 101 – Maidstone.
0161 5030 537 – Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Patient Care-Coordinator – shiva@kslclinic.co.uk

We’d like to thank you for your understanding and we hope you are staying safe, healthy and positive during these unprecedented times.

With Best Wishes,
KSL Clinic Team

Mar

10

2020

KSL CLINIC JOE SWASH DANCING ON ICE WINNER

KSL CLINIC PATIENT JOE SWASH CROWNED CHAMPION OF DANCING ON ICE 2020

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

MARCH 2020 | ISSUE 7

A huge congratulations to Joe Swah and his ice-skating partner Alex Murphy who were crowned this year’s champions of ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

Winners: Joe Swash and Alex Murphy

A total of 4.6 million viewers tuned in last Sunday to watch the final. The former Eastenders star wowed the public and judges with his performance. Joe and Alex managed to end the series with a grand total of 40/40.

Swash told presenter, Holly Willoughby –

“This has been the most amazing experience to share with Al”

Swash was labelled the ‘dark horse’ of the series as he was at the bottom of the leaderboard in Week One.

The judging panel told Swash he was the “most improved” contestant and he went from “flat-out faller to a finalist”.

Joe Swash was crowned the winner of Dancing on Ice 2020

Although this is not the first ITV competition Swash has won as he was crowned king of the jungle in 2008’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

KSL Clinic are known for working with winners as fellow patients and Dancing on Ice champions include Jake Quickenden who won the series in 2018 and Dan Whiston who won the eighth series in 2013.


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Feb

13

2020

KSL CLINIC GAZ BEARD TRANSPLANT

GAZ FROM GEORDIE SHORE ANNOUNCES SECRET BEARD TRANSPLANT

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

FEBRUARY 2020 | ISSUE 6

This particular Geordie has been teasing everyone with pictures of his beard for the past few weeks…we’re happy to finally announce that Gaz had an FUE beard transplant at KSL Clinic!

Gaz visited KSL Clinic in October 2019

Gary Beadle aka Gaz, most famously known from MTV’s hit reality tv show, Geordie Shore came to us in October 2019 unable to grow even facial hair. ⁣⁣⁣
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4 months later, Gaz is absolutely ecstatic about the results and can now have styled stubble or a full beard. He was surprised as to how relaxed and straight-forward the whole process was on the day, saying –

“I just lay watching Netflix all day and got a new beard!”

Gaz Beadle before and after his beard transplant at KSL Clinic

Gaz reveals all on Instagram

Last night, Gaz released the news on his Instagram to his 3.6 million followers with pictures from his surgery day – including one of him and Dr Matee (KSL Clinic’s Surgeon).

Gaz’s Instagram post has received a wave of support from his 3.6 million followers

His former Geordie co-star Holly Hagan liked it the post and commented: “Looks sick 🔥.”

Gaz has said –

Worked with them (KSL Clinic) to plan it perfectly shape etc and it only took about 6 hours in Manchester with about 2 weeks down time after… now 4 months in I LOVE IT !!! might even grow it more going into summer haha!!! It’s something I had never heard of but if you are like me hopefully this might help so I am sharing it…”

Make sure you follow us to get the latest updates and news about Gaz’s beard transplant journey. We can’t wait to see his final results!


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Feb

10

2020

KSL CLINIC MEETS DANCING ON ICE

KSL CLINIC PATIENTS – JOE SWASH, GARETH GATES AND AARON RENFREE AT DANCING ON ICE

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

FEBRUARY 2020 | ISSUE 5

Everyone’s favourite cheeky chappy, Joe Swash (FUE procedure with KSL Clinic in June 2018) is a certain favourite on this years Dancing On Ice. Although, he was not the only KSL Clinic patient that travelled to Hertfordshire, where the live shows are filmed.

Singer-song writer, Gareth Gates (FUE procedure with KSL Clinic in October 2017) and former S Club Juniors member, Aaron Renfree (FUE procedure with KSL Clinic in January 2020) attended last nights show together. They can both be seen sharing their excitement and support for their close friend and Professional Ice Skater, Matt Evers.

It was only several weeks ago that Aaron and Matt had visited the KSL Clinic in Maidstone where Aaron had undergone an FUE Hair Transplant.

Matt Evers (left) and Aaron Renfree (right) | Dr Matee drawing on Aaron’s new hairline

Unfortunately, Matt and his partner H (Ian ‘H’ Watkins) were eliminated in last nights episode. They both made history this year as the show’s first same-sex pairing.

Matt proudly stated – 

“We may have been voted out tonight but we won for a lot of people around the world and in this country we won, thank you.”

Well done to Joe Swash who placed third with 32/40 points from the judges and has got through to Week 7.


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Feb

10

2020

KSL CLINIC JOE SWASH DANCING ON ICE

WILL KSL CLINIC PATIENT JOE SWASH BE CROWNED CHAMPION OF DANCING ON ICE 2020?

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

FEBRUARY 2020 | ISSUE 4

KSL Clinic patient, TV Presenter and former Eastenders star Joe Swash has appeared back on screens for this year’s Dancing On Ice. 

Dancing on Ice Contestant 2020, Joe Swash

Ladbrokes representative, Jessica O’Reilly has said – 

“Fans love Joe’s cheeky chappy style, and if his skating continues to improve he could become a serious threat to Perri’s stranglehold on favouritism.”

Joe Swash and his dance partner, Alex Murphy

After impressing the judges with his performance last Sunday, the odds of Joe winning stands at 5/1, in comparison to 33/1 in previous weeks. 

Joe and his partner, Alex Murphy managed to bag third place in last week’s episode. This proves to be an astounding improvement from Week 3 where he was at the bottom of the pile. 

In other news, one thing that is certainly turning heads is Joe Swash’s Hair Transplant! He had an FUE Hair Transplant at KSL Clinic, Maidstone in June 2018. The results speak for themselves. 

Best of luck to Joe this weekend! Catch him and his quiff on your screens this Sunday on ITV at 6pm.


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Jan

24

2020

KSL CLINIC AARON RENFREE HAIR TRANSPLANT

S CLUB JUNIORS AARON RENFREE REVEALS HAIR TRANSPLANT, DANCING ON ICE, MATT EVERS ACCOMPANIES

Hair Transplant Experts | The UK’s Busiest Hair Restoration Clinic

JANUARY 2020 | ISSUE 3

Matt Evers (left) and Aaron Renfree (right) at KSL Clinic

Aaron Renfree, former S Club Juniors member and choreographer had undergone an FUE Hair Transplant at the Maidstone clinic on 9th January.

Dancing On Ice professional, Matt Evers assisted by driving them both to the clinic and came for support whilst Aaron had his procedure.

Both have posted on their social media’s announcing Aaron’s hair transplant at KSL Clinic one week later.  

Aaron Renfree posted on his Instagram revealing his hair transplant

Aaron states –

“I came to @ksl_clinics who came highly recommended to me for a hair transplant and their services have been second to none. From my consultation to the day of the surgery, to my recovery… they have really looked after me. Big thank you to @drmatee who has worked wonders.”

Dr Matee, the lead surgeon at KSL Clinic performed a hairline reconstruction and implanted hairs into Aaron’s crown also. He now faces a 2-week after-care programme provided by KSL Clinic.

S Club Juniors were a spin-off of the British pop group S Club 7. They released hit singles such as ‘One Step Closer’ and ‘Automatic High’

The group’s members included Frankie Bridge Sandford, Jay Asforis, Daisy Evans, Calvin Goldspink, Stacey McClean, Aaron Renfree, Hannah Richings, and Rochelle Humes.

S Club Juniors members then

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Dec

18

2019

Hair Regrowth after a transplant

When it comes to Male Pattern Baldness, you have several choices: you can either pull out the clippers and embrace it, you can live in denial and wait for nature to make the decision for you, or you can be proactive and take steps to restore your hair. A hair transplant is a safe and effective way to do just that. 

Yet, while this procedure often yields great results, aftercare is absolutely integral in getting the most from your hair transplant. It’s essential to take care of your healing scalp and keep your expectations realistic as your newly transplanted follicles take root and begin to produce natural, healthy hair in those previously sparse places.

Here we’ll look at what you can expect in terms of regrowth. After an FUE hair transplant procedure, it’s perfectly natural to experience some anxiety, or worry that something is awry. This guide will give you the peace of mind you need and assure you that all is going to plan. 

Early shedding- Don’t worry, it’s actually a good sign

Assuming you have taken the aftercare measures recommended by your surgeon (and detailed here for quick reference), your scalp will reach a healed state within a month. During 1-3 months you may notice that the hairs which have been transplanted start to shed at a faster than average rate. While this is understandably alarming, don’t worry. This is actually a good sign. It means that the follicle has taken and has shed the existing hair in order to produce new, thicker and healthier hair. At around 3 months you will start to notice your regrowth. 

And it’s all uphill from here!

3-6 months after your procedure

By now you should start to see some results. You will notice hair in previously bald spots and/or filling in your hairline. This may be a slightly different colour or texture to your existing hair. Don’t worry, this is also perfectly natural. These baby hairs will grow fuller and thicker in due time.

6-12 months after your procedure

As the months go by, you’ll start to notice that the new hair is growing thicker and stronger as well as being more proliferate on the scalp. You’re starting to notice the results that will stay with you, but the best is still yet to come. 

12-18 months after your procedure

By now you will start to see the final results. It is recommended that you book a review with your consultant or transplant surgeon at or around the 12-month mark. This will help to ensure that all has gone to plan. 

Typically, you can expect to see full regrowth on the hairline after 12-15 months. Regrowth on the crown may take longer to complete- typically around 18-20 months. 

It’s important to remember that while your transplant will last you for decades to come, the hormone issues that lead to hair loss are still present in your body. Your consultant or surgeon may recommend a course of finasteride tablets or topical minoxidil (or both) to ensure that your existing hair matches the quality of your transplanted hair. 

Oct

24

2019

Hair Transplant Recovery Advice

Hair transplant recovery – the do’s and don’ts

Hair transplants in the UK are on the rise. The procedure is painless and complications are very rare. Because of this, the procedure is classed as low risk, as it is a minimally invasive treatment. 

However, it is still very important to make sure that you look after yourself properly while recovering from your hair transplant. Below, we discuss what you should and should not do during the recovery phase.

  • DON’T go straight back to work – It is definitely a good idea to book some time off around the time of your hair transplant. Most people will take one or two weeks off work. Your surgeon will be able to recommend the best amount of time to take off work based on the size of your procedure, and of course what your line of work actually involves on a day to day basis, heavy lifting, dusty environment etc, so it is a good idea to enquire about this. While you are having a break from work, make sure you actually do have a break! You will definitely need to rest and take it easy for the first few days. 
  • DO listen to your surgeon – This is the most important piece of advice that we can give you when it comes to recovering from your hair transplant. Everyone is different. Therefore, it is always best to listen to what your surgeon has to say, rather than reading generic advice on the Internet or listening to a friend because they have had a hair transplant. A personalised aftercare program is a must, and this is something that only your surgeon is going to be able to provide you with. 
  • DON’T touch your head – It can be very exciting to want to touch and feel your new hairline. After all, it is a bit of a natural reaction. Whenever we get something new, it is exciting and we want to touch and use it straight away. However, you need to avoid doing this. Be as careful as possible when it comes to the healing process. No combs and no hands!
  • DO take a break from drinking alcohol – Yes, you may want to toast your new hairline with a glass or two of champagne, and who can blame you? However, we strongly recommend that you save the bubbles for another day. If you drink alcohol throughout the recovery process, it can have an impact on the healing process, which can mean it takes a lot longer. Please refrain from drinking alcohol for seven days so that your transplant can heal quickly.
  • DON’T exercise for at least 14 days after the transplant – You may be itching to hit the gym or go for your regular morning run, however, strenuous exercise can be a threat to your new hair regrowth due to increased blood pressure, irritation from sweating and excessive stretching. After 14 days, you can go back to doing light exercise and jogging and return to a more extensive exercise programme and your normal routine after 21 days.

Other rules to remember:

  • AVOID a power shower for 14 days after the transplant – This is explained in more detail in the hair washing section of your post operation instructions, you can shower your body as normal of course, but care must be taken when washing your new hairs. 
  • BE CAREFUL with sun exposure – we do not advise exposure to direct hot sunlight for 14 days, if you decide to escape and get away from it all in your second week, it is acceptable to cover from the hot sun with a loose fitted cap, or stick to the shade! 
  • HAIR CUTS are slightly different for the first while – you can have the donor area (back and sides) shaved and re-blended after one week, however a scissor cut only on the top of the scalp for the first month, taking extra care around the transplanted hairs.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to your hair transplant recovery. It can seem like there are a lot of rules and regulations, however, they’re to ensure you get the maximum result for your investment. At KSL, we will explain everything to you in full regarding the recovery from your hair transplant procedure, so that you have nothing to fret about. Plus, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call if you have any queries. We are always here to help!

Oct

24

2019

Hair transplant growth stages – week by week

Hair Transplant Stages Week By Week

So you’ve had your FUE hair transplant. Congratulations! Now what? When it comes to getting a hair transplant, it is important to recognise that the results are going to change and improve over time. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as undergoing the procedure and then having a full set of hair. You need to give your scalp time to heal and for new hair to develop and grow. Let’s take a look at the results of a hair transplant week by week and month by month to give you a better understanding of what to expect after your transplant. 

The first 14 days after your transplant

This first two weeks are detailed in your provided post operation instructions. It is important to make sure you avoid physically touching your hair for the first 14 days. Sleeping elevated for 5 nights with the provided neck pillow is important, and we understand this unfortunately may not be your natural sleeping position, but again this ensures you do not accidentally touch your hair for the first 5 days, after which, you will then start your post-op hair washing procedure. Your doctor will advise you on this and the products to use. Once you reach the seven to ten day mark, the transplanted grafts are going to build strength, which means they are not going to fall when touched, However, do be mindful and don’t start scratching your head! It is at the seven day mark you may wear a loose fitted cap, but only if you really have to!

A power shower, and any strenuous physical activity or exercises are prohibited in the 14 day period.

Days 15 – 30 – two weeks to 1 month after your hair transplant

In around two to three weeks, your scalp will have regained its previous appearance, with the initial redness, and scabbing having subsided, this is why a lot of our patients like to take two weeks off work after their hair transplant and then return around this stage. Don’t worry if you have experienced some hair shedding at this point, completely normal.

 1 to 3 months after hair transplant 

Around this period, you will start to see further shedding of the implanted hairs, it’s perfectly normal to be concerned but there is nothing to worry about! It is a natural part of the process but we know it can cause panic, especially if you are not expecting it. This is why it is so important to learn all about the different hair growth stages so that you’re fully prepared and know what to expect. You may start to see some new hair growth around the 3 month mark, which will continue from here on.

3 to 6 months after hair transplant 

You will notice that the rate of re-growth starts to increase from the third or fourth month. Half of the result may be seen from the sixth month. The results you dreamed of are starting to take shape!

6 to 12 months after hair transplant 

This is another exciting period, as during these six months the hair is going to grow and grow, becoming thicker and stronger with each passing month. 

After 12 months, you are advised to arrange a review of implant area and the overall result of the procedure, although end results can take up to 18 months to fully show. Throughout the year it is possible to request a review so get in touch as and when you need to.

12 – 18 months after hair transplant

 This is the final stage of hair growth and when you can expect to see the final results of the hair transplant operation come to fruition. Your hair is going to look thicker, longer, and more intensive. The final result will appear in the front area around 12 – 15 months after the operation. For the crown, you can expect full restoration after 18 – 20 months.

So there you have it: the different hair transplant growth stages. Hopefully, this hair transplant progress timeline has helped to give you a better understanding of what you should expect if you do decide to undergo an FUE hair transplant. 

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