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Mar

10

2020

KSL CLINIC JOE SWASH DANCING ON ICE WINNER

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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. 

Aug

23

2019

KSL CLINIC STUART HOGG HAIR TRANSPLANT SCOTLAND REMATCH

KSL CLINIC HAIR TRANSPLANT PATIENT STUART HOGG PLAYING IN SCOTLAND VS FRANCE RUGBY REMATCH

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AUGUST 2019 | ISSUE 2

Stuart Hogg 13 months post his hair transplant at the KSL Clinic
Stuart Hogg 13 months post his hair transplant at the KSL Clinic

Scottish Rugby Union and British Lions player, Stuart Hogg transformed his appearance by getting an FUE hair transplant at the KSL Clinic in July 2018

“KSL have exceeded my expectations so far and I’m looking forward to the end results being even stronger”

Stuart Hogg enquired about getting a hair transplant in 2018 and his hair is looking better than ever! He describes his experience with the KSL Clinic as “Everything from the consultation through to my procedure and aftercare was faultless. They accommodated my busy schedule and I want to thank the whole KSL team and their director of surgery Dr Matee”.

Full-back Stuart Hogg is an addition to the long list of sports professionals the KSL Clinic has been involved with. Other clients include Paul Robinson, Grant Hall, and fellow Scotsmen – Barry Bannan and Johnny Russell.

Last Saturday, Scotland played the first (out of four) match of their Rugby World Cup warm-up games. They took a devastating blow against France and lost 32 – 3. Star player, Stuart came off early due to a cramp. There has been a complete change to the line-up and Stuart is the only player to have kept his place for the game this Saturday 24th August.

Stuart Hogg is the only player to play in the rematch this Saturday
Stuart Hogg is the only player to play in the rematch this Saturday

Good luck to Stuart Hogg who has been given another opportunity to WIN this Saturday!


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Aug

20

2019

KSL CLINIC PATIENT JAKE QUICKENDEN IN HOLLYOAKS

FIRST LOOK AT FORMER KSL CLINIC PATIENT JAKE QUICKENDEN IN HIS NEW ROLE IN HOLLYOAKS

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

AUGUST 2019 | ISSUE 1

Jake Quickenden filming on the set of Hollyoaks
Jake Quickenden filming on the set of Hollyoaks

KSL Clinic patient, Jake Quickenden is set to appear on our screens in the near future

It will be a change from the reality TV that Jake is typically used to after entering X Factor in 2012 and 2014. Following this, he later appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in December 2014 and was appointed the runner-up of the 14th series. Since then Jake has recently toured with Hair The Musical.

The former X Factor star lands a spot as a guest character in the popular soap opera, Hollyoaks. Jake will play Woody, a builder; more details are yet to be announced by Channel 4 bosses.

JAKE QUICKENDEN ON HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE KSL CLINIC

“Great, professional and really put me at ease”

Jake Quickenden is looking his best since undergoing a FUE hair restoration at the KSL Clinic in August 2017; other KSL Clinic celebrity patients can be viewed here. He states “Honestly it’s the best thing I think I have ever done!”. Additionally, Jake describes the KSL Clinic and Dr Matee as “Great, professional and really put me at ease and I am delighted with how it has turned out!”.

Jake Quickenden had a hair transplant at the KSL Clinic in August 2017
Jake Quickenden had a hair transplant at the KSL Clinic in August 2017

He described his first day on the Hollyoaks set as “Very exciting and it’s a privilege. Hollyoaks is such an amazing show and it’s been around for so long; to be asked to come and have a role on it, it’s amazing.”

“I’m really happy. I’ve had a great day and everyone’s so sound. It’s nice to arrive somewhere new and know someone like Steph (Waring) too, she’s made it really easy to fit in.”.

Jake Quickenden dressed as builder, Woody
Jake is set to play builder, Woody

Stephanie Waring portrays Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks and is a fellow Dancing on Ice star who lost against Jake in 2018 when he was crowned the champion that year.

Jake is set to appear on screens in October during the show’s stunt week!


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