Kris Boyd Goes Back to His Roots with the Glasgow Clinic
The 31-year-old striker underwent an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant here at the Glasgow Clinic. We implanted a total of 1,762 grafts, giving the Kilmarnock player a new look for the new season ahead.
Boyd initially launched his professional career at Kilmarnock and very quickly became a crowd favourite with his goal scoring ability. He was snapped up by Rangers in 2006 and became the top goal scorer in the history of the Scottish Premier League. Capped 18 times by Scotland, the former Rangers striker also had short spells at Middlesbrough, Turkish side Eskisehirspor and Portland Timbers in the United States. With a new look and a new contract, will it be third time lucky for the Kille frontman?
Kris is looking forward to his season ahead at Kilmarnock. Could a new hair do help him score more goals? He said: “I don’t really think the hair is going to make a difference with my goal scoring. I do my scoring mainly with my feet. I think it’s heading the ball that made my hair fall out.
“When I saw some of the hair transplants that the Glasgow Clinic had done already I made my mind up pretty quickly. When you look at the procedure it’s just your own hair and you’re moving it, it’s not as if you’re buying hair from somewhere else.
“To be honest, I looked at James McFadden’s hair and I knew straight away I had to get one. Someone posted a picture of Faddy’s hair online and I thought god his hair was worse than mine. I then spoke to him about it. To be fair our hairlines are probably similar. Once I saw the difference it has made to Faddy I thought – I’m for a bit of that myself.
“When it’s done properly it looks good. The Glasgow Clinic takes it seriously and when you see the end job they can do – well I knew I was on to a winner. Faddy hasn’t seen my hair yet so I’ll leave it until it starts growing in and then we can compare.
“I’ve got a lot to live up to, to get mine as good as his. He wears his hair a lot longer than I do but then again he got more grafts put in than me and he was a lot balder – he really needed it done. If my hair comes out as good as James’ then I’ll be delighted with it.
“It does make you look a bit younger. You start to feel a lot better in yourself as soon as it’s finished. Hopefully when it starts to really grow I’ll see a huge difference. It’s something you obviously want to get right and I know the team who done it have done that.
“I actually still had a bit of hair, it was just receding at the front quite a bit. For me that was the biggest area. If you get that filled in and it grows then you can end up with a good head of hair again.
“My wife and family have been saying I’ll probably just shave it all off in the end anyway. The kids can’t remember me having hair, they’ve always seen me with my hair shaved so it won’t make a difference to them. I probably will grow it back in a bit longer to see what it looks like. It used to be you put a bit of gel on your hair and slapped it forward. Who knows what I’ll do now.
“I’m looking forward to the next six or seven months to see my hair growing back. To be honest I think it can really change your life. You get used to not having your hair but having it back again can make you feel a lot more confident in yourself. It totally changes your appearance.”
Fraser Christensen, the Glasgow Clinic Director, said: “It’s fantastic for us to have another footballer such as Kris Boyd knocking on our door looking for a hair transplant. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking after Kris. He’s a fantastic player and a great guy to work with. He’s well respected across his sport and it’s been an absolute delight to have him here in our clinic.
“We implanted 1,762 grafts over the course of two days and achieved a great new look for Kris and we know he is very happy with it. You won’t start to see a real difference to his hair until at least four to six months down the line. It will most certainly be a year before Kris himself can really reap the benefits of his hair transplant.
“We’re looking forward to keeping up-to-date with him over the coming months and seeing how his hair is progressing. We hope that it helps him score a few more goals on his return to Kilmarnock and wish him all the best for the coming season.”
James McFadden scores another wonder goal with the Glasgow Clinic
The Scottish football legend underwent an FUE hair transplant and had around 2,000 grafts implanted.
Husband and father-of-four, James is enjoying an illustrious football career, surely hair loss would have been the least of his concerns. He said: “My hair was starting to fall out and I seen that other people had had it done and it looked quite good. I think these things are out in the open now and more accepted.
“You get stick and a bit of banter for having no hair so you might as well get stick for having some. It’s the same with anything you just take it. It doesn’t bother me at all. I wouldn’t hide it, not that you can hide it but it really just doesn’t bother me.
“My wife is happy with whatever I want to do. This is just for me though. I liked it when I had hair and I’d like to have it again. I’m not vain and anybody that knows me will tell you that. I just want to have my hair again.
“I have the same hairline as my dad, although he’s probably got a wee bit more than me. My brother has loads of hair and my mum’s dad has plenty hair too. So it’s just my dad and I.
“I found the Glasgow Clinic online. A lot of people go down to London, my pal did that. But I thought why not go to somewhere on my doorstep. I had a meeting with Fraser at the clinic with my wife and we had a good long chat about things.
Fraser Christensen, the Glasgow Clinic director, said: “We’re very happy that James came to us for his hair transplant. He’s a well-known and well-liked character across Scottish and English football leagues and it’s been a real pleasure to have him here at our clinic.
“Hair loss isn’t easy for a lot of people to deal with, both male and female. It’s definitely becoming more talked about and less of an issue. Hair transplants are now a more sought after and affordable solution to people, especially when they realise what is actually involved.
“Here at the Glasgow Clinic we perform advanced FUE surgery a technique that’s revolutionary across the field. We take our procedures very seriously and are keen to educate those seeking a solution as to the best way forward.
“Having already set the bench mark with FUE surgery in terms of results and achievements, patients no longer have to travel abroad for this specialist surgery when we have an extremely experienced team based here in Scotland.”
I’ve had a tub of hair gel sitting in my bathroom for years. Now I’ll get to use it.
33-year-old William Bone, a transit security supervisor from Glasgow had 2,500 FUE grafts implanted.
What made you decide to get a hair transplant?
When my hair started falling out I became more and more bothered about it. Then I saw a story in a newspaper about a clinic in Glasgow that does hair transplants so I started looking at the clinic’s website.
I had been researching clinics in London and hadn’t realised there was one here in Glasgow. This was something I’d thought about for around a year and a half on and off. When I saw the results for the hair transplants at the Glasgow Clinic I called up and booked a consultation. I decided there and then that I was going to go ahead.
Did your hair fall out when you were quite young?
My hair started falling out when I was about twenty-seven and continued to fall out from then on.
Did you tell your friends and family about your hair transplant?
Everybody knows. I told them all on a night out. They’d all had a few drinks, which made it easier.
What was the reaction when you told them?
My girlfriend wasn’t too bothered and my mates slagged me off as usual. It wasn’t a big shock to them because it’s something I have talked about for a while.
Do you think the stigma surrounding hair transplants is changing?
Yes. The two brothers who had their surgery carried out at the clinic certainly helped do that with their story.
Do you think it will make you feel different?
I think it will make me feel a bit better about myself.
Are you going to grow it in long?
I think I might grow a mullet hairstyle, ha. I’ve had a skinhead for the past few years so this will definitely be different. I’ve had a tub of hair gel sitting in my bathroom for years so now I’ll get to use it.
Why did you choose the Glasgow Clinic?
After meeting Fraser at the clinic I was really impressed. He has also had a hair transplant done so he knows what he is talking about. Just chatting to him I felt as though I’d known him for years. I was quite nervous at first but after about ten minutes chatting, he made me feel at ease.
Have you enjoyed your experience at the Glasgow Clinic?
Yes, everybody was great. I had a good laugh with the team throughout the procedure. There really was nothing to it.
How did you feel during the surgery?
I don’t think people realise how simple it is to get a hair transplant done. People think it’s a big rigmarole but I had it done in two days and felt quite easygoing about it. It wasn’t sore at all. I had built myself up thinking it was going to be the worst experience of my life but all you actually feel is the jag at the start and that’s it.
Will you be recommending a hair transplant to your pals?
I have a couple of mates that could be interested. They are waiting to see my hair in six months or so.
If it can be done then why not go for it
30-year-old accountant John Wilmot had an FUE hair transplant with 2,547 grafts implanted.
What made you decide to have a hair transplant in the first place?
I was balding and receding so it was an easy decision for me. If that’s the way it’s going to be then the best solution is to have a hair transplant. If it can be done then why not go for it. The results I’d seen look pretty good.
Had you tried other hair products before embarking on a hair transplant?
I tried Nioxin thickening shampoo. I tried Regaine but not for long enough. A hair transplant is a solution for life and I’m 30-years-old now so come another 20 years it should still look the same.
Does male pattern baldness run in your family?
My dad is pretty bald apart from around the sides. For me it started happening around the age of 25, I started thinning rather than receding. I’ve had pretty noticeable thinning in the last few years. It never really got that bad, but I just wanted it to be better than what it was.
Have you told your family and friends about going for a hair transplant?
Yes, I’ve been pretty open about it all. There’s very little stigma attached to having a hair transplant now. People like Wayne Rooney have done a lot for removing that stigma. He really had to be open about it because there was no hiding it for him. Now it has become a lot more common. You go through it and a few months down the line people forget about it. It’s just a head of your own hair that’s been removed from one area to the other. It’s not a big deal.
Have you been thinking about having a hair transplant for a long time? Was it an easy decision for you to make?
No it didn’t take that long to decide. I had made the decision over a couple of months. I took the view that it’s a well-established procedure so I had less concern about it going wrong. So for me it was about finding the right place. If I could find a place that can do a quality job then it’s pointless waiting six months or a year to mull over the decision because your just missing out on the benefits. If you want to go for it just bite the bullet, get it done and reap the awards. That’s how I viewed it.
What made you choose the Glasgow Clinic?
Number one for me was locality. I live in Glasgow so it’s convenient. The photographs and the quality work that I saw when I went to meet Fraser Christensen were really good so I had no doubt about the quality.
Have you had a good experience at the Glasgow Clinic?
Yes I had a really good experience. The team is very professional. The care I received was top-class. I felt really confident in their ability and there was a real sense of care rather than just doing a job.
We appreciate feedback from patients and always ask if there is something we should be doing differently?
Fraser Christensen is a good honest businessman who has developed a good quality product. I don’t think I could have had a better experience having gone anywhere else.
It’s been great discovering that there is a solution out there and it’s a permanent one.
27-year-old, Scott Agnew, Dumbarton Football Club’s midfield player has suffered from triangular alopecia since birth. The condition appears typically in childhood as a permanent patch of hair loss and is thought to be genetic.
We implanted around 202 FUE grafts giving the Dumbarton champ Agnew an improved look.
Known as ‘Aggy’ in football circles the midfielder is enjoying his time at Dumbarton, surely a small bald patch would be the least of his concerns. He said: “Triangular Alopecia is something I’ve had since birth. It’s always bothered me having this small patch of hair missing and I never thought there was anything I could do about it. I’ve just lived with it and tried my best to ignore it.
“I found the Glasgow Clinic online and set up a consultation with Fraser Christensen. It’s been great discovering that there is a solution out there and it’s a permanent one.
“The surgery itself was not invasive in the slightest and everyone at the clinic made me feel relaxed and welcome.
“I’m already seeing the difference and just overjoyed that I’ve had it fixed and no longer have to put up with it.”
Fraser Christensen, the Glasgow Clinic director said: “This is the third case we’ve treated this year. The condition is a lot more common than you’d think and until now there really hasn’t been a solution out there for sufferers.
“We’re delighted that Scott came to us for help and happy that we were able to offer him FUE surgery. Hair loss isn’t easy for a lot of people to deal with. Things are definitely changing and it’s becoming a more talked about subject and less of a big deal.
“Ideal candidates for FUE hair transplants are those suffering from male or female pattern baldness, people suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania and hair loss due to radiotherapy or chemotherapy. It’s also a procedure used for beard reconstruction, eyebrow rebuild or burned scalp and scar repair.
“We’re looking forward to seeing Scott’s results and wish him all the best at Dumbarton Football Club in the future.”
I was really happy when I went to see Fraser, I wasn’t expecting this at all.
Hair loss isn’t always about male and female pattern baldness. It can quite often be caused by a medical condition, an illness or an accident.
A patient recently who had undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat his nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosis contacted us. He suffered extensive hair loss that unfortunately never grew back in certain areas leaving him with a lot of bald patches at the back of his head. This is a lot for someone to deal with on top of his or her illness and here at the Glasgow Clinic we wanted to help by giving him an FUE hair transplant.
What type of cancer did you have?
I had radiotherapy and chemotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer. I had the radiotherapy just at the back of my head in order to avoid my spine. So I’ve been left with no hair at the sides and the back.
Why did you think about a hair transplant as an option?
I spoke to my consultant who had always said I was a bit low. It really affected my confidence because it was just a constant reminder all the time. My consultant went to a plastic surgeon to see if anything could be done for me. I received a hair transplant trial to a small patch to see if the hair would re-grow. The hair did re-grow, but I’ve been waiting two years for the next stage. There is such a long waiting list for other plastic surgery that I was waiting and waiting.
What happened next?
I went to the Glasgow Clinic and spoke to Fraser Christensen. I told him my story and he decided to help me. I’d looked at online forums and there are a lot of people like me left with permanent hair loss in obscure areas due to cancer treatment. You’re expected to just get on with life but people do look at you and stare.
How do you feel now?
You’d think that your hair is the least of your problems when you are diagnosed with cancer but getting this sorted is one of those things that I can tick off. I was really happy when I went to see Fraser, I wasn’t expecting this at all.
GC balding brothers undergo FUE hair transplant together
A pair of balding brothers made history here at our clinic and underwent an FUE hair transplant at the same time.
Twenty-nine-year-old Barry Cowan, the leading guitarist in Scotland’s Vigo Thieves and his 30-year-old model brother, Brian Cowan, both underwent the pioneering FUE procedure in order to finally put their male pattern baldness to bed.
The devoted brothers, have been battling with the inevitable for the last five years, and taking finasteride (a synthetic drug for the treatment for male pattern baldness) to try and slow down the process.
We implanted around 5,000 grafts on the two talented brothers. Barry Cowan, said: “I have always considered having a hair transplant for the long-term and working my way towards making that decision. The fact that my brother and I are doing it together is a real bonus.
“We’ve always been really close growing up and making decisions like this together is nothing new to us. I thought that we would have to go abroad, but now you can get it done here in the UK and in Glasgow it’s a lot easier.
“I think losing your hair has an emotional effect on some people, it did with me. I admit, I’m self-conscious about it but I’m not really bothered what others think when it comes to the actual hair transplant. It’s just something that I want to do.
“You hear about guys becoming really depressed and down about losing their hair but now there is a solution.”
30-year-old Brian Cowan felt a hair transplant would help his career. The model and property developer said: “I started noticing my hair disappearing gradually a few years ago. In my profession it’s not something that goes unnoticed.
“I’ll quite happily admit that it started to make me feel less confident. I’m a 30-year-old single guy and I started losing my hair. Now I want to do something about it.
“Barry and I have always thought about it but it’s a big decision to make so we wanted to make sure we were ready. The Glasgow Clinic made me feel at ease and I didn’t have any qualms about the surgery. We knew that we were in safe hands.
“Hopefully being upfront about our procedures will encourage others to go ahead. I think in a few years time, hair transplants will just become the norm. At the end of the day it’s your own hair, you’re just having it moved to another part of your head.”
I was self-conscious about the way my hairline looked
Scott McCrum is a young entrepreneur from Ayrshire, he began to lose his hair in his early twenties and soon realised that hair loss was inevitable.
Self-conscious about the way it made him look, Scott, 30, contacted the Glasgow Clinic.
The Glasgow Clinic team implanted 2,684 grafts on Scott in one day (a world-record in the field of FUE hair transplants and the first FUE surgery to be carried out in Scotland.
Clinic founder Fraser Christensen said: “Our qualified and experienced team set the bench mark high in terms of achievement and results when it came to Scott’s procedure.
It was an extremely successful operation and we were delighted to be the first to have carried this out in the country.
“Our goal is to change the perception of hair transplants and educate those seeking a solution.
“In Scotland and across the whole of the UK we need to create an awareness of the FUE procedure. It’s a revolutionary technique that is so advanced it has taken hair transplantation to a completely new level.”
Delighted with his new head of hair, Scott Said: “I carried out a lot of research online before I contacted the Glasgow Clinic. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and it wasn’t until I contacted them direct before I knew I had made the right decision.
“It really does come down to choosing the best hair transplant team. The team at the Glasgow Clinic were fantastic. I felt at ease before, during and after my surgery and they really took care of me.
“I decided to make my procedure public in hope that it might encourage others to consider their options, especially those who are bothered by hair loss. If I’d known about FUE surgery I probably would have had a hair transplant a lot sooner.”