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Women suffering from hair loss frequently ask our professionals at Seneca, the causes of their hair loss, as well as the solution to their problem. A woman’s self-esteem is frequently affected by a change in her hair pattern, but more importantly, it frequently flags health issues that require attention.

Women’s hair loss can be brought on by a variety of factors, including stress, diet, lifestyle, heredity, age, and environment. Another major factor contributing to hair loss is hormonal fluctuations. For instance, 40% of women notice their hair thinning after menopause.

Alopecia is the scientific term for hair loss and is divided into two major categories, scarring, and non-scarring.

Scarring Alopecia is the category of hair loss that leads to the formation of scar tissue. Some examples of this category are Lichen, Lupus Erythematosus, Neoplasms, Trauma, Trichotillomania, etc.

Non-scarring alopecia is a category where hair loss does not lead to scarring. Some examples of this category are Androgenetic Alopecia, Diffuse Alopecia (which can be caused by drugs, endocrinopathies, etc), Alopecia Areata (autoimmune disease), etc.

The female version of a Hair transplant

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The majority of hair transplant commercials may be directed toward men, but women may also suffer from Hairloss and wish for healthy, thick, and lustrous hair. Hair is frequently one of the sources of pride and confidence for women when it comes to displaying their femininity. But what happens when hair thinning appears and hair loss becomes apparent? Seneca has the best, most individualized hair loss treatment plan, that also caters to ladies as the brighter solution.

Treatments and hair transplant

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In order to stop further loss and promote hair regrowth before you make the decision to have hair transplantation, early diagnosis and treatment are essential in the case of hair loss, as they are for the majority of health issues that we deal with in our life. The choice of treatment modality depends on the cause’s diagnosis. Depending on the circumstance, the treatment may comprise so-called conservative treatments, such as topical lotions, shampoos,  vitamins, and autologous mesotherapy (PRP). It is crucial to remember that none of the aforementioned therapies will completely stop hair loss; rather, they will only temporarily delay it. The only effective remedy for this is hair transplantation, which neither reverses nor interferes with any other treatments.

Hair transplant with Direct FUE at Seneca

The Direct Fue hair transplantation method we have developed at Seneca uses hair follicles, which are extracted from the donor area (the back and sides of the scalp, i.e. the zone of permanent hair) and are implanted, each one separately, in the affected area (recipient zone), after the direction, depth and angle are determined.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and only by certified doctors, who adhere to strict quality protocols, such as the Total Care System that we have established at Seneca, after 35 years of experience in hair transplant. Once in the right position, the hair follicles develop naturally and follow their usual life cycle.

Hair transplant with a 100% natural result

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Personalized treatment is key to a successful hair transplant and a 100% natural result that will last a lifetime. This is carried out based on medical protocols, face proportions, needs, age, and expectations of the patient. The hair follicles are handpicked and extracted one by one from the donor area, using a specifically designed disposable tool.

Hair follicles are then kept at a specific low temperature and in a special preservation solution, the Hypothermosol®, which enhances their growth after the implantation. We do not split or cut the grafts. With minimum handling, we achieve the maximum growth rate.

Finally, hair follicles are implanted directly into the affected area using the Implanter, a tool with a diameter of 1mm or less, without having to create holes or slits. With the Implanter, doctors can control the depth, the direction, and the angle of placement.

As the procedure at Seneca is carried out entirely by a skilled medical doctor highly trained and certified, 99% of patients do not face any side effects.  Headache, swelling, itching, or tenderness might occur in the implanted area in a few rare cases. If so, the symptoms are light,( mild painkillers can be administered )and subside within the next few days.

Within only two-three months after the procedure, the patient will see significant hair growth and in 10-12 months she will have her final, natural and beautiful result. Read here for more details on when to expect hair transplant results.

Live the change with the hair transplant

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A hair transplant takes 4-6 hours and is practically painless with the use of local anesthesia. A growing number of women are choosing hair transplants, thanks to advancements in technology and machinery and ongoing information and understanding on the subject.

Seneca’s clinics, which focus on hair loss diagnosis and treatment, offer clients the chance to speak with trained consultants so that they can have a proper diagnosis for their hair loss and then a personalized treatment plan that meets their needs and preferences. Furthermore, they get the post-operative care they need to ensure a 100% natural result.

Seneca Medical Group has invested in innovative diagnostic systems and hair loss treatment systems with the aim of providing a definitive solution to the problem of hair loss in both men and women.

Book your appointment now in one of our clinics in Glasgow or Edinburgh for a diagnosis and enjoy the hair you have always dreamed of!

Seneca’s Global Medical Director, Dr George Gounnaris, attended the 30th International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) World Congress that took place in Panama from October 27-29.

Dr Gounnaris had the opportunity to participate in different workshops and presentations from renowned hair surgeons bringing back to Seneca the latest trends and techniques in hair restoration.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and a leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration. With more than 1,200 members throughout 70 countries worldwide, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry.

Seneca’s global medical director, Dr George Gounnaris (Image: Seneca Medical Group)

Seneca Medical Group aims to use the latest treatments and hair restoration techniques, providing patients with a range of hair restoration services.

Seneca doctors who perform hair restoration treatments in the UK are GMC registered with a license to practice medicine. Seneca invests in research and education in order to contribute to the health and well-being of all patients suffering from hair loss and scalp disorders.

Hair transplants at Seneca

The clinic offers a Seneca Direct FUE hair transplant (Image: Seneca Medical Group)

Seneca Medical Group has been running for 35 years across Greece and Europe, with one clinic in Glasgow and two diagnostic centres in Edinburgh & Aberdeen, and specialises in hair transplants as a form of treatment for hair restoration.

The group is passionate about providing people with opportunities and aims to help the local communities by supporting charity events and even organizing tree plantations throughout Greece.

If you are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning issues, you may choose to have a hair transplant. At Seneca, the type of hair transplant that is performed by the trained staff is called a Seneca Direct FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). This is where the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and implanted directly into the recipient (balding) area.

For this type of hair transplant at Seneca, it is not necessary to shave your hair before the surgery. You should start to see the results of the hair transplant within two months of having the surgery, and it can take up to 12 months to see the full results of the transplant.

Like any cosmetic surgery, hair transplants are an invasive procedure. They are not risk-free and are not to be performed on anyone under 18 years old. Always seek independent medical advice before undergoing any medical procedures.

The surgeon who will be performing the hair transplant at Seneca should provide you with advice and guidance as to how to both prepare for your hair transplant and also how to look after yourself once you have had the surgery, to ensure that your transplant can grow as well as possible.

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Hair loss is an issue that concerns many men and women. Hair loss, or thinning hair, not only affects an individual’s appearance, it can also adversely impact your self-confidence.

A lack of proper information on the subject is pervasive today with many widespread myths and prejudices prevailing, which only exacerbate the problem.

Here, Seneca Medical Group, the leading medical group for hair loss treatment in Europe, addresses the popular myths around hair loss and answers many of the most common questions we hear from our patients.

Myth Number 1: Im in the early stages of hair loss. I don’t need to do anything yet.

Seneca Medical Group offers a wide range of options which can significantly delay further hair loss and help strengthen and protect the quality of your hair. Seneca Pure is Seneca’s nutritional supplement which guarantees thicker and healthier hair. Seneca Pure also does not contain substances such as gluten, lactose, sugar, salt or artificial colours, which makes it a completely safe and natural solution.

Seneca also offers Autologous Hair Mesotherapy (PRP), which both delays additional hair loss and can promote the growth of new hair follicles in areas where the hair is thinning.

Myth Number 2: My hair loss is hereditary. Theres nothing I can do about it.”

This is the most common myth and with good reason – the problem of hair loss can indeed be hereditary. This does not mean, however, that it’s irreversible. Both the nutritional supplements and Autologous Hair Mesotherapy mentioned coupled with our patented method of hair transplantation ensure a permanent, thick, and natural result, which is able to overcome even the most aggressive hereditary hair loss.

Seneca Before After result

Myth Number 3: I don’t believe hair transplants really work.

This is one we hear all the time unfortunately due to the countless clinics, doctors, and often technicians or trainees who’ve used (and many times still use) outdated and ineffective transplant methods. Seneca uses the Direct FUE method, an evolution of the traditional FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). This innovative method combined with the rigorous protocols of Seneca ensures a successful result every time.

Myth Number 4: I’ll only lose the transplanted hair again. Whats the point?

The rigorous protocols we’ve developed at Seneca to support our advanced techniques guarantee a natural, permanent result every time. We select the hair follicles to be used in the transplant one by one from the donor area using only the most modern and sophisticated tools. The hair follicles are then held at a specific temperature during the transplant procedure in a special Hypothermosol® solution, which further enhances their growth after placement. Seneca never separates, cuts, or processes the hair follicles, thus achieving the maximum germination rate. Through their meticulous system, Seneca is certain of a dense, natural and permanent result for each and every transplant performed.

Myth Number 5: “I’m worried it will be obvious I’ve had a hair transplant. How can I be sure that won’t happen to me?”

We’ve also seen these photos and cringe every time. This is yet another result of hair transplants being performed by technicians, rather than doctors, without proper training who use outdated and sometimes dangerous methods. Seneca’s Direct FUE hair transplant method uses hair follicles which are extracted individually from the back of the head and implanted individually in the hair loss area, thus ensuring a painless, natural result, incisions or marks every time. The procedure is performed only by doctors certified by the Seneca Training & Research Centre, who adhere to the strict quality protocols of the Seneca Medical Group.

Myth Number 6: Ive heard getting a hair transplant is really painful.

Seneca’s Direct FUE is a painless, minimally invasive method performed using only local anaesthesia. While undergoing hair transplants at Seneca’s state-of-the-art clinics, many of our patients watch TV or even sleep during the procedure. The only memory of the experience is a pleasant one —- the excellent, natural result of their new hair, which starts to appear after 2 months with the final and permanent results seen 8 to 12 months after the operation.

Myth 7 Number 7: I can combat my hair loss with a better diet.

While a proper and balanced diet is always helpful, problems such as hair loss, which often stem from hereditary factors unfortunately cannot be remedied with a change in diet alone. The range of Seneca’s innovative treatments and methods guarantee results at an affordable cost —- whether you’re looking for supplements alone for now, or to combine them with our Direct FUE hair transplant for a more permanent, natural result.

Myth Number 8: Im worried Ill experience an allergic reaction after the procedure.

Seneca’s Direct FUE is a completely safe procedure as rigorous protocols are followed at all of our Seneca clinics to ensure comfort and safety. 99% of patients show no complications at all following their transplant. In 1% of cases, a headache or slight sensitivity in the area where the operation was performed occurs, both of which are mild and disappear after only a few days.

Myth Number 9: Are there really any reliable hair transplantation professionals in Greece?

Seneca Medical Group is an award-winning medical services group trusted by clients from all over the world with some of the most experienced and qualified doctors and specialists in the treatment of hair loss worldwide. Due to rigorous protocols and advanced Direct FUE, Seneca is now leading Greece to become the new Silicon Valley in hair transplantation.

Seneca has already expanded to the UK with two clinics in Scotland, both in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and plans to open new clinics in France, the UK and the Netherlands by the end of 2022. Keep an eye out for upcoming signature medical tourism packages, which will allow you to combine a holiday in Greece with a top of the line hair transplant at a fraction of the cost in the US and many other countries.

Senecas Exciting Truth

Bottom Line: Don’t trust everything you read on the internet. If you want the truth on hair transplants, trust the medical professionals who’ve made it their life’s work to research this problem and develop innovative solutions that adhere to rigorous protocols to guarantee the results they promise.

If an offer online for a hair transplant package at a clinic you’ve never heard of with vague information and no mention of doctors (or where they were trained) on their website seems too good to be true, you can be sure it is.

Seneca Medical Group uses a patented Total Care System, an integrated system of diagnosis and treatment of hair loss, that ensures each client will receive a thorough, personalized recommendation for treatment according to their needs.

Seneca specialists use only the most modern diagnostic systems to individually develop each and every one of our treatment plans. If your hair loss has been bothering you for a while now and you haven’t been sure where to start, now you know an easy solution can be found in the range of affordable options available for you at Seneca.

Click here to book your consultation or to request a call back from a Total Care Consultant for more information!

Seneca Medical Group and Dr Thanassi Athanassopoulos Announce Partnership in Aberdeen. Seneca team will offer free hair loss diagnosis to patients suffering from hair loss in Alpha Clinic, 16 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1FX.  Seneca is constantly evolving and empowering its position driven by its vision and values with more than 35 years of experience. At SENECA, the most innovative hair treatments are performed only by licensed doctors and under strict protocols to finally solve the problem of hair loss in all affected areas.

Dr Thanassi Athanassopoulos is a highly trained and awarded plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing plastic surgery for people across Northeast Scotland previously with the NHS and now privately. Dr Thanassi has been awarded The Dutch Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons Fellowship, The Duke of Kent Research Fellow, The Restore Research Trust Award, The Margaret Kenwright Young Scientist Award, King’s College London Distinction & The Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship.

‘Through this partnership, Seneca will look to strengthen its brand presence across the UK & will also be able to provide its patients with access to proper hair loss diagnosis in a fully established diagnostic centre”, says George Kottaridis, CEO of Seneca Medical Group.

When a recent client of ours in Scotland, Richard Leonard, came in for his first consultation he admitted his hair loss had become a significant concern in recent years, and he was finally hoping to do something about it. His decision to trust the Seneca Medical Group, the leading team in hair loss treatment and hair transplantation in Europe, with his transplant he now credits as being a life-changing experience. “From my first consultation with George and his team at the Glasgow clinic until the day of the procedure, I knew I was in good hands,” he explains, “Seneca let me know what to expect and supported me every step of the way.”

Richard says all of his concerns regarding the quality of the result were alleviated during his consultation once he learned the transplant would be performed with Seneca’s innovative Direct FUE method. The Direct FUE technique uses individual hair follicles, which are extracted from the back of the head (otherwise known as the donor area), and implanted directly in the affected area of hair loss. In Richard’s case, hair follicles were carefully implanted by one of our highly specialized doctors using our Implanter. This specially designed tool allows full control of the depth, direction and angle of placement of each hair follicle. The procedure itself was painless under local anaesthesia and completed in a few short hours.

“Following the transplantation, Seneca’s team gave me a detailed structured aftercare plan,”

says Richard, “And periodically called to check in on my results, which made me realize how sincere they are about their unique patient experience.” Though his transplant was only in February, Richard is already thrilled with how natural his results appear and can’t wait to see the full, permanent result in 4-6 months’ time.

“Needless to say, it isn’t easy to put your trust in a clinic’s claims for something as sensitive as your appearance,” Richard admits, “But my experience at Seneca proved to me

overcoming that fear for the amazing result that’s waiting on the other side of it is worth it. I highly recommend Seneca and consider them the platinum standard in hair transplantation and customer service.”

Are you ready to join thousands of people worldwide like Richard who has made the right decision by choosing Seneca for this important change in their appearance and lives? Click here to schedule your free consultation today.

Seneca Medical Group, one of the fastest-growing hair transplantation companies in Europe, hosted on 13th of July, at its premises an event on the development of medical tourism in Greece, through extroversion. Medical tourism is one of the most promising markets in the world and Greece is one of the most popular destinations offering high level of services in both tourism and health.

Ms. Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Tourism, the main speaker at the event, pointed out that Health tourism is one of the top priorities of the Ministry of Tourism. In cooperation with medical tourism bodies and with the help of the World Health Organization, all legislative regulations are promoted in favour of tourism, health and wellness.

The President of ELITOUR and Regional Governor of Attica, Mr. George Patoulis, in his speech, said that Greece is now the 5th tourist brand in the world. He also added that ELITOUR’s main priority is the creation of a global wellness village, in which visitors will have the opportunity to be educated throughout the year on how to create better living conditions, improving mental health and wellbeing.

Ms. Christina Tambourea, Vice President of ELITOUR, underlined in her speech, that high edge medical treatments, innovation and high-level health services in Greece are competitive advantages of our country and that coordinated initiatives is all we need.

George Kottaridis, CEO of Seneca Medical Group, said in his speech that medical tourism is a sector with great potential on which the State should focus more. As Seneca’s Athens Clinic goal is to accept 45% of patients from all over the world, we need to upgrade the country’s tourism infrastructure and health services, so that medical services can be licensed within tourist infrastructure. It is necessary, as he said, to implement international certification for medical tourism units and to provide significant subsidies to boost medical tourism in Greece.

The event was attended by Mr. Mamalakis Petros, Secretary General of Elitour, Mr. Kouskoukis Konstantinos, Melos Elitour and President Ell. Academy of Thermal Medicine, Mrs. Baki Paka, Head of Elitour Extroversion, Mrs. Kakoulidis Giorgos, Member of Elitour and President Asclipeia Cluster, Mr. Smeros Ioannis Regional Councilor of PASOK-KINAL, Mr. Karaoulis Lazaros, Member of the central political committee PASOK-KINAL.

ELITOUR is a Greek NGO, aiming in promoting health tourism in Greece and cooperating with respective international organizations on global issues related to health tourism.

Seneca Medical Group, is one of the most innovative hair transplant clinics in Europe, active in the United Kingdom and Greece, offering the most innovative and medically advanced hair loss treatments, using a personalised system of diagnosis.

Seneca Μedical Group shines at the Scottish Beauty Industry Awards 2022

Top professionals of the beauty industry gathered at the Marriott Hotel Glasgow on Sunday, June 26, for a glamorous night. The 4th Scottish Beauty Industry Awards ceremony recognised the best hair and beauty experts that Scotland has to offer.

Seneca Medical Group, the leading medical organization in hair loss treatment, had a strong presence at the awards. Senior Consultant, Mr Charles Hamilton received the important Highly Commended Hair Loss Clinic of the Year award. An achievement that recognizes the leading role that Seneca has developed in the beauty industry. The award was presented at an event dedicated to those who work hard to improve our appearance and make us look and feel on top of the world.

The Awards showcased those who promote excellence, set the trends and take care of our hair, nails, lashes and make-up needs in the best possible way.

The event also recognised the most distinguished, the most stylish and comfortable salons and clinics in Scotland, whose lovely atmosphere and talented team, make them stand out amongst the rest. The highly well-equipped Seneca clinic in Glasgow was one of them. 

The Scottish Beauty Industry Awards were hosted by Gina McKie. She presented the winners as voted for by the public and congratulated them for being at the forefront of the industry.

A Spokesperson for The Scottish Beauty Industry Awards 2022 said: “The winners reflect the creativity and talent that flows within the profession. These specialists inspire others when it comes to the big and competitive world of aesthetics.

This achievement marks another year of success for Seneca Medical Group, the best team in hair loss treatment in Europe. Seneca’s clinics in Greece and Scotland are visited by people from all over the world who trust Seneca for this important change in their looks and lives. Moreover, until the end of the year, Seneca’s team will expand with new clinics opening in the UK, France and the Netherlands

‘’At Seneca, we look forward to a bright future with distinctions and awards for our clinics, but most important with happy and satisfied clients who trust our services.’’

At Seneca, our patient’s safety and success are of utmost importance. With this as our top priority, we have attracted patients from all over the world and gained their trust through our procedures’ consistent and incomparable quality.

Hair transplantation is an innovative medical procedure that, when performed by certified physicians in the field, gives a permanent solution to hair loss. It improves not only the patient’s appearance but their self-confidence as well. By contrast, a failed hair transplant exaggerates the problem by only providing a temporary solution, at best. While the initial investment might seem quite low, the long-term effects of having to reinvest and the burden of frustration are far more detrimental to the patient’s overall well-being.

In each of our Seneca centres, hair transplants are performed exclusively by experienced and certified doctors trained at the Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols. We believe that each and every hair transplant session worldwide should be performed by a doctor specifically trained and certified in hair restoration, no exceptions. Unfortunately, this standard is not upheld in most clinics and beauty centres, which claim to carry out similar sessions to ours, but with staff that do not have the experience or certification and, in some cases, have no medical background whatsoever. This misleading information is the primary cause for concern now for every potential client. Having seen so many botched results and heard so many horror stories, they aren’t sure who to trust, especially when everyone’s stories sound the same.

During the recent meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) held in Las Vegas, the slogan and main topic were, in fact, this very need for hair transplants to no longer be performed by technicians or specialists, but only by doctors. We were thrilled to hear this, but curious as to why now? Why has it taken so long for this to become a mandatory standard in our industry?

What ISHRS is becoming aware of only now is not news at Seneca- only confirmation. This is a practice we established 15 years ago and have upheld ever since. We were the first medical organization worldwide to acknowledge the necessity for this procedure to be performed only by experienced doctors, specifically trained and certified in hair restoration, and to make this our standard.

Thinning hair can have such an impact on a person, it can cause stress, anxiety and loss of self-esteem, making you feel like you’d do anything to remedy the situation. Making a rash decision on a hair transplant can have diabolical consequences for a number of reasons. Firstly, the result can be unnatural looking, you may have a low follicle survival rate and worse still, so much damage can be done to the donor area that corrective surgery may not be a possibility. 

Making the right decision on your hair transplant provider from the beginning is so important – to get a natural-looking result and to protect the donor area from trauma. In this article, we explain the difference between FUT, FUE and the Direct FUE methods and why Direct FUE stand head and shoulders above the industry in terms of process, quality and results.

Different Methods Explained

A hair transplant involves taking healthy hair follicles (from an area resistant to balding) and implanting them into the treatment area. Both the extraction phase and implantation phase are equally important. The key difference between FUT and FUE techniques are how the donor hair follicles are extracted. We explain below:

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)

FUT is one traditional technique where a long thin strip of scalp is removed, typically from lower down on the back of the head. The hair follicles are then divided into single units under a microscope.

The scalp from where the strip was removed is then sewn back together. It is a cheaper form of hair transplant as the extraction phase is quicker than alternative techniques, however, it leaves a significant scar that can be seen under short hair and if you are prone to keloid scarring, it can cause a very noticeable scar where the strip was removed.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) 

FUE is another traditional technique where a punch is used to make a small circular cut in the skin around a hair follicle or group of follicles, removing them from the scalp, and leaving a small open hole.

The process is repeated until the surgeon has enough follicles to cover the treatment area. The holes heal to tiny white scars throughout the donor area and can be undetectable depending on the skill of the surgeon. These scars heal quicker and are less visible than FUT.

Direct FUE

The extraction on Direct FUE could be referred to as a micro-FUE as it doesn’t involve cutting into patients skin and only punches with a diameter of 1mm or less are used to extract hairs one by one from the donor area. This minimally invasive extraction is always done 100% by a certified surgeon ensuring consistency and high quality.

With both the FUT and FUE options, follicles are implanted the same way, by creating reception holes in the treatment area and placing the hair follicles into the holes with forceps, allowing little control over the angle, direction and depth. Implantation is normally done by technicians, not by a surgeon. With these traditional techniques, the focus is on how many follicles are extracted and little or no emphasis on follicle survival rate after implantation, which is crucial.

With the Direct FUE Technique, each follicle is separately placed directly in the affected area with the implanter, the specially designed tool for hair transplant and hair loss treatment.  With the implanter, doctors can control the depth, direction and angle in, which each graft is placed. Thus, the new hair does not fall, the grafts live longer and the final look is 100% natural. Direct FUE implantation of hair follicles with the implanter provides a natural look.

The Direct FUE hair transplant technique is a tested and standardised method, which takes the best approach in every step of the procedure to ensure maximum patient comfort and 100% natural-looking results. We, at Seneca we are so confident in our technique that we guarantee natural results.

What makes the Direct FUE Technique Superior?

1) Procedures are done by a Seneca Certified Doctor, not technicians 

2) Minimum handling of hair follicles results in a high survival rate 

3) Patented technique – the most delicate hair transplant method 

4) HypothermosolTM

5) Natural results GUARANTEED 

How much does a hair transplant cost?

When it comes to hair transplants, many people assume that they should base the cost on the number of grafts (hair follicles) to be extracted and implanted. The larger the number of grafts, the better value for money, right? Wrong. Older style hair transplant techniques require more of your precious donor hair follicles to be harvested. Using the correct technique allows for fewer follicles needed to achieve the desired result and caring for the donor area to allow for a future transplant if required is the priority. Too frequently, we have seen patients come to Seneca following a botched procedure with little to no option for a remedial procedure due to the damage inflicted or the “over harvesting” of the donor area.

Cheap hair transplants can have serious consequences for a variety of reasons. You can get a low price per graft but you will probably have a low follicle survival rate, so if you have a survival rate of 25-30%, then you will eventually make a very expensive hair transplant. Seneca is constantly achieving over 95% survival rate against other clinics ranging from 60-75%.

Hair loss – alopecia treatments at Seneca pricing start from £300 and Direct FUE from £2,500. The exact cost depends on the needs and the expectations of the patient. 

Seneca Medical Group is a European leader in hair loss treatment and hair transplantation. With 35 years of experience, the most modern and well-equipped clinics in Scotland and Greece, and its highly specialised and knowledgeable team of experts, Seneca is a game changer in the field of hair restoration. The group is responsible for transforming thousands of lives across Europe.

The success of Seneca Medical Group is reflected in its steady expansion, with new Seneca clinics set to open in the UK, the Netherlands, France, and additional cities in Greece within the year.

It is also evident in the numerous awards Seneca has received for the treatment of hair loss over the years beginning in 2018 – both for their scientific developments and efficiency on an international level, as well as the impressive execution of their business model.

These include the International Business Excellence Award, one of the most prestigious business awards in the world, the Business Excellence Award from the World Confederation of Businesses’ Bizz Awards with a presence in 130 countries, the Best Hair Clinic Award, and the International Hair Clinic of the Year at the esteemed IMTJ Medical Travel Awards, the European Business Award, and the Patient Service Award each year from WhatClinic.com.

HeraldScotland:

The Seneca Medical Group clinic in Thessaloniki was declared one of the top health care providers in the city with a score of 9.5 out of 10 by the Eagles of Health team. After screening almost four million pages on the internet and with over 2.1 million ratings from trusted followers, their team evaluated a total of 58,121 health care companies with Seneca Medical Group’s ranking landing in the top tier. Seneca Medical Group takes great pride in this recognition as it demonstrates the extent to which Seneca has earned the trust of the public.

HeraldScotland:

This year, Seneca is also proud to be shortlisted for the 4th Scottish Beauty Industry Awards in the Hair Loss Clinic of the Year Category, where a diverse range of accolades will be presented to the most prestigious companies that improve our confidence through aesthetic enhancement, deliver exceptional customer service, and uphold the highest standards in their clinics and practices.

A spokesperson for The Scottish Beauty Industry Awards 2022 said: “The awards will highlight the talented professionals who have shown great passion, commitment and innovation in the beauty industry and often don’t get the recognition they deserve.”

HeraldScotland:

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source: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20218559.award-winning-leader-hair-loss-treatment/

The production of hair is not continuous but cyclic. The growth phase (Anagen) is succeeded through a transitional phase of regression (Catagen), by the rest phase (Telogen), and the cycle is preserved. During the relatively long Anagen phase (which lasts for 1,000 days, i.e. 2- 5 years), the matrix cells divide, become keratinized and hair is produced. The Catagen phase lasts for about 2-3 weeks and is practically unimportant. During the Telogen phase, which lasts for several months, the cell division stops, hair growth ceases, and the attachment of the hair to the base of the follicle becomes progressively weaker. Finally, as a result of ordinary traction, whether that be from combing, washing, its own weight, or a push by a new, growing hair, the old hair is eventually shed and discarded.

In most mammals, the cycles of follicular activity in each region of the body are synchronized, and waves of growth radiate from one or more centres. In humans, follicular activity has a mosaic pattern (dyssynchronous), with neighbouring follicles being at different stages of the hair growth cycle. At any given moment in time, roughly 90% of the terminal hair is in a growing phase and the other 10% is resting.

On average, 100 hairs are physiologically shed on a daily basis throughout the human scalp, at random. Certain common events can alter this shedding. For example, during pregnancy more follicles are maintained in the growing phase and there is less shedding than usual. After delivery, about 30% of the follicles simultaneously go into the resting phase, causing a temporary, self-correcting, profuse shedding generally about 3 months postpartum. A prolonged febrile episode induces an increase in telogen, with a period of shedding noticeably about 3-12 weeks later.

Finally, the hair cycle is also subject to chronological influences. During the autumn months, daily hair shedding may double, while there is diminished shedding in the spring. Both the duration of hair growth and the daily growth rate are greater in summer than in winter. The study of the hair cycle attitude is attainable today with the microscope.

This laboratory test, the Trichogramma, gives significant information on the diagnosis of hair loss. Consequently, we can summarize that the hair cycle consists of three phases, which have the following characteristics:

The Anagen Phase – Growth Phase

The Catagen Phase – Transitional phase

The Telogen Phase – Resting phase

Hair loss can occur at any age, and it can be due to a variety of factors – heredity, anxiety, infections or skin disorders, medication, poor diet, etc. Whichever the cause, hair loss is, for both men and women, an unpleasant phenomenon, affecting not only their physical appearance but also their self-confidence. 

Although seeking a solution can be quite stressful, there is some good news. Glasgow and Edinburgh are home to some of the most well-equipped clinics for hair loss treatments and hair transplantations in Europe.

With 35 years of experience and thousands of people trusting the Seneca Medical Group for this significant transformation in their lives, the clinics of Seneca are a real game changer in hair loss treatment, providing top-quality results at an affordable cost.

Seneca Medical Group may be a new name, but one with a great history. The Seneca team with their extensive experience and knowledge of the most modern and effective methods will help you achieve the best result. 

The main philosophy of the Seneca team is the personalised treatment of each case, and this is achieved through the Total Care system. This is a complete system of diagnosis and treatment that allows each patient to receive the most appropriate treatment according to their needs.

Thanks to the trained and certified staff and the most advanced systems available at the Seneca clinics in Scotland, patients have at their disposal, at every stage of treatment, the most appropriate and personalised care. So, if you are worried about hair loss, do not hesitate. Contact the Seneca team and book an appointment at one of the clinics in Glasgow or Edinburgh.  

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Why choose Seneca?

The Seneca team has 35 years of experience in the field of hair loss treatment with thousands of people from all over the world have trusted them for this significant change in their lives. 

The group are very proud of the brand-new clinic in Athens – the biggest hair loss treatment clinic in Europe. Seneca’s clinics in Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) are just as well equipped. It’s no surprise then, that the group is constantly growing as in 2022 new Seneca clinics are expected to (open/start) in the UK and The Netherlands.

In the clinics, the group use the most modern and innovative treatments, performed exclusively by specialists and under the strictest protocols with the aim of a permanent solution to hair loss. Seneca’s core philosophy is the Total Care System, a comprehensive system for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss that ensures the most personalised approach to each patient.

Accurate diagnosis is the most important to Seneca. It should be noted that two out of three people treated for hair loss have not received a proper diagnosis beforehand. At Seneca, they provide a unique patient experience to everyone, whether it is about the diagnosis or treatment.

When it comes to hair transplantation, at Seneca they have developed the Direct FUE method, an evolution of the “traditional” FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. In the traditional FUE technique, the hair follicles are implanted creating hole-force ups in the receiving area and placed with forceps, allowing little control in handling. This leads to a greater injury of the recipient area, and a greater chance of abuse of the hair follicles but also to a rather abnormal result. 

In contrast, with the Direct FUE, each hair follicle is placed separately and directly on the affected area with the Implanter, a specially designed tool that allows the doctor to control the depth, direction and angle of placement of each implant. This ensures a 100% dense, natural, aesthetically pleasing and permanent result without creating holes or cracks. Therefore, anyone who is worried about hair loss, should talk to Seneca Medical Group and arrange an appointment at one of the clinics below.

Glasgow 
15 Royal Crescent, Glasgow G3 7SL
+44 141 332 1745

Edinburgh 
30 Melville St, EH3 7HA
+44 131 297 7299

WHETHER you are male or female, young or old, hair loss can have an adverse effect on your life. Help is at hand, however –  Seneca Medical Group, with a clinic in Glasgow and a diagnostic centre in Edinburgh, is here to solve the problem using the latest technology and procedures.

Have you noticed that your hair starting to thin or has it become more intense recently? Thinking of a hair transplant, but something stops you? Is it because you are not properly informed? 

This is where Seneca Medical Group comes in to allay your fears. 

Hair loss and thinning follicles affect men and women, who might not only feel that such loss is slightly aesthetically but are also emotionally affected, leaving many struggling to come to terms with their hair loss.

Certainly, proper information and knowledge on the subject is necessary  – and when it comes to hair transplants, Seneca has 35 years of experience – with its doctors and technicians having performed countless hair transplantations across Europe. 

Seneca Medical Group clinics can permanently improve the amount of hair you possess and its texture. 

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With extensive research, methodical diagnosis and effective treatment, the firm prides itself on innovation and employing the latest breakthroughs in the industry – having invested in state-of-the-art facilities and innovative hair treatments in order to solve the problem of hair loss in all affected areas, from head to body.

Seneca Medical Group’s innovative non-invasive hair consultation allows for real-time analysis technology that immediately pinpoints the key assessment areas for hair loss treatment. 

Following any recommended treatments, the progress and success of these can then be assessed and shown to the patients using advanced software.
Seneca Medical Group also utilises the latest camera technology for unrivalled image quality and better results.

This involves a high-edge photo booth with a custom background, a circular LED lamp to regulate the lighting environment and foot markers so that each shot captures the same exact distance and patient positioning.

Seneca Medical Group also uses the most advanced online diagnostic systems, simplifying the patient intake process and making digital data collection easy by using simple online patient forms.

The Seneca Direct FUE hair transplant system uses healthy hair follicles, which are implanted one by one directly into the thinning area.

The clinic only chooses and transplants healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the head or other parts of the body, which will then grow naturally for a lifetime. 

The entire procedure is performed only by doctors trained and certified by Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols, to ensure great results every time.

With a special tool, the Implanter, Seneca Medical Group can completely control the direction, depth and angle of placement of each hair follicle. 

The transplanted hairs continue to grow for a lifetime and do not fall out, resulting in an absolutely natural result.

GLASGOW
15 Royal Crescent, G3 7SL
0141 332 1745

EDINBURGH
30 Melville Street, EH3 7HA
0131 297 7299

www.senecamd.com

Suffering from hair loss? Then Seneca Medical Group, with clinics and diagnostic centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Athens and Thessaloniki, is here to solve the problem using the latest technology and procedures.

Have you noticed that your hair starting to thin? Has it become more intense recently? Thinking of a hair transplant, but something stops you? Is it because you are not properly informed? This is where Seneca Medical Group comes in to allay your fears. Hair loss and thinning follicles affect men and women, who might not only feel that such loss is unsightly aesthetically but are also emotionally impacted, leaving many struggling to come to terms with their hair loss.

Certainly, proper information and knowledge on the subject is necessary – and when it comes to hair transplants, Seneca has 35 years of experience – with its doctors and technicians having performed countless hair transplantations across Europe. Seneca Medical Group clinics can permanently improve the amount of hair you possess and its texture.

With extensive research, methodical diagnosis and effective treatment, the firm prides itself on innovation and employing the latest breakthroughs in the industry – having invested in state-of-the-art facilities and innovative hair treatments in order to solve the problem of hair loss in all affected areas, from head to body.

Seneca Medical Group’s innovative noninvasive hair consultation allows for real-time analysis technology that immediately pinpoints the key assessment areas for hair loss treatment. Following any recommended treatments, the progress and success of these can then be assessed and shown to the patients using advanced software. Seneca Medical Group also utilises the latest camera technology for unrivalled image quality and better results.

This involves a high-edge photo booth with a custom background, a circular LED lamp to regulate the lighting environment and foot markers so that each shot captures the same exact distance and patient positioning. Seneca Medical Group also uses the most advanced online diagnostic systems, simplifying the patient intake process and making digital data collection easy by using simple online patient forms.

The Seneca Direct FUE hair transplant system uses healthy hair follicles, which are implanted one by one directly to the thinning area. The clinic only chooses and transplants healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the head or other parts of the body, which will then grow naturally for a lifetime.

The entire procedure is performed only by doctors trained and certified by Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols, to ensure great results every time.

With a special tool, the Implanter, Seneca Medical Group can completely control the direction, depth and angle of placement of each hair follicle. The transplanted hairs continue to grow for a lifetime and do not fall out, resulting in an absolutely natural result. 

GLASGOW
15 Royal Crescent, G3 7SL
0141 332 1745

EDINBURGH
30 Melville Street, EH3 7HA
0131 297 7299

ATHENS
2 MESOGION, 11527
+302106108022

THESSALONIKI
37 AGIAS SOFIAS, 54623
+302310224693

www.senecamd.com

“How many grafts do I need?” is just one of the many questions we get asked in hair restoration consultations. Most people do their research before they come into the clinic and already have an idea about how many grafts they “need” to achieve a good hair transplant, with a “good” hair transplant meaning a dense and natural-looking result.

We’ll explain why trying to calculate the number of grafts you will need from the information you find online can be deceiving and the science behind calculating the number of grafts that you actually need.

First Step: Hair Loss Assessment

The first step to finding out the correct number of grafts that you, as an individual, will need for a hair transplant with the correct density and 100% natural results, is to have a diagnosis appointment with a hair loss expert. During your diagnosis appointment, your scalp and hair will be assessed. Those with thicker hair may require fewer grafts to achieve the desired result. The extent of your hair loss will be measured, your medical history will be considered and a proper diagnosis for your hair loss will be made. To classify the extent of hair loss, the Norwood Scale (image below) is used.

norwood scale
Norwood Scale for men

With all of this information, a correct calculation for the number of grafts needed to achieve your desired result will be done. BUT, this number will be different for every clinic you visit. WHY? Because survival rates vary greatly between clinics and those with poor survival rates will increase the number of grafts needed to make up for it. Would you want to pay for 5000+ grafts when 10-50% of them don’t survive?

Consultation

The Seneca difference

Seneca Total Care is an integrated system for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss, which provides every patient with an effective and accurate solution based on each needs. Seneca’s state-of-the-art diagnostic systems and our team of specialists prepare and present a fully personalized treatment. In the final stage of diagnosis, the members of the scientific team of Seneca Medical Group study and approve each treatment plan separately and the patient enjoys a fully scientific and personalized experience.

SENECA Direct FUE hair transplant system uses healthy hair follicles, which are implanted one by one directly into the thinning area. We only choose and transplant healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the head or other parts of the body, which are genetically designed to grow for a lifetime. The entire procedure is performed only by doctors trained and certified by Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols, to ensure great results every time.

With a special tool, the Implanter, we can control completely the direction, depth, and angle of placement of each hair follicle. After that, the hair follicles follow their normal course of life and grow naturally.

The transplanted hairs continue to grow for a lifetime and do not fall out, resulting in an absolutely natural result.

A hair transplant is a specialized medical procedure which requires the skill and expertise of a physician trained and certified in hair restoration. This is the only way to guarantee the patient’s safety and the outcome of the procedure.

Countless patients find their way to us in search of repair for the botched results they’ve received by entrusting the procedure to other clinics, that do not abide by these standards. A recent example comes from a patient who had not one, but two failed transplants in Europe and Turkey before discovering Seneca.

The description of his time at an Istanbul clinic is a patient’s worst nightmare.

“I previously had an implantation of synthetic hair done in Europe and was ashamed of the results.  I made the decision to travel to Turkey to try and fix the damage. What I lived there, I will never forget.  Before I made the arrangements, I had been assured that the hair transplant was performed only by doctors. I realized quickly upon arrival that nothing could be further from the truth though. I felt a sense of panic and dread in the pit of my stomach. I asked the nurses several times if the doctor could please see me himself, but this request was repeatedly ignored. It didn’t take long to realize that whoever was performing the transplant had no idea what was going on with my head. It felt like he was improvising as he went along. I started screaming—I couldn’t help it. This seemed to be the only thing that got the nurses to pay attention to me. They finally yelled for the doctor to come quickly. When he arrived, he approached me, pulled a pack of cigarettes from his pocket, and offered me one to help me relax.  I couldn’t believe this was happening!  There was no doubt this was an amateur I was dealing with and I had been completely misled. I just wanted it to be over and get out of there before my health was compromised any further. I am yet another victim of an unprofessional hair transplant which ended in tragedy in Turkey. ”

The Seneca Medical Group held a two-day repair and rehabilitation session for this unlucky patient to fix the tragic results of his synthetic hair implantation. He was immensely relieved to find himself in the hands of experts, finally, and was thoroughly satisfied with his experience and the journey to Athens.

We’re proud to share yet another milestone achievement: the WhatClinic Patient Service Award for 2020.

We’ve earned a WhatClinic Patient Service Award for 2020, a prize which recognises “clinics which demonstrate a clear and measurable commitment to patient service.” It is based on excellence ratings from healthcare search engine WhatClinic.

Winners need to demonstrate commitment to patient care over a whole year, and also receive exceptional feedback and reviews from potential and existing patients.

Seneca Thessaloniki, which was founded in 2013, has already been widely recognised across the industry, previously winning the International Business Excellence Awards 2018.

Here’s to another year of cutting-edge hair restoration! #WhatClinicAwards2020

Media worldwide are praising the Greek government for its handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as it remains among the few countries in the world with low infection and death rates.

Greece reported a total of 182 Covid-19-related deaths and 3.049 confirmed cases of infection last night.

Greece was among the countries to immediately impose restrictive measures including shutting down schools, cancelling public events and closing down spaces, enforcing social distancing and imposing a strict stay-at-home order.

Reports add that Greece has also contained the spread of the virus significantly compared to European countries such as Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Summer holidays in Greece 2020

Greece is on the list of eight countries where one can enjoy their summer holidays this year without the fear of the coronavirus, as the German newspaper Bild reports.

“The first country I’ll visit after coronavirus? There’s no contest” The Telegraph’s digital travel editor, Oliver Smith, intends to visit when the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis ends. In his article, Smith refers to Greece’s beauties and special features as Greece aims to welcome tourists in July.

“To manage the Covid-19 crisis, look to Greece” The Guardian, “Greece has been a coronavirus success.” Washington Post, ‘’Greece Shows How to Handle the Crisis” Bloomberg and many other media praise Greece’s quick actions to impose lockdowns.

Described as a “noticeable – and perhaps surprising – exception” and given Greece’s swift response to the coronavirus outbreak, “the country might be able to get back on its feet sooner than others”, the Bloomberg report concludes.

Travellers from 29 countries will be eligible to travel to Greece for non-essential purposes from June 15, after Hellenic authorities decided to open the borders for several EU and non-EU countries in which the rate of infections has decreased.

One more recognition for Seneca Thessaloniki as it has been awarded the Business Excellence Award in the world, THE BIZZ, for being a company leader that has consistently demonstrated business excellence in the Hair Restoration field.

BIZZ gathers and recognizes leading businesses from different regions that contribute to the daily growth of their local economy and the world economy. The criteria evaluated are Business Leadership, Management Systems, Quality of Products and/or Services, Business Creativity and Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Achievements and Awards.

With a second world title for ‘’Business Excellence’’, Seneca Thessaloniki is best suited for an extremely successful year and starts in 2019 more vigorously than ever.

Seneca Scotland won the International Hair Clinic of the year award at the IMTJ Awards 2018.

The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2018 celebrate outstanding achievement, innovation and excellence in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism field worldwide. Unlike other awards in the sector, the IMTJ awards are judged by an independent panel of medical travel experts, chaired by IMTJ Managing Editor, Keith Pollard.

The awards ceremony was hosted in conjunction with the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit which took place in the Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens on May 23rd 2018.

The award, judged by a team of 21 judges from around the world, has further cemented the country’s position as the top leading medical tourism destination that provides top-notch and innovative healthcare services.

Judges looked for evidence of the numbers and type of patients treated, quality and range of services and patient satisfaction.

‘‘This award is a great accomplishment for Seneca Scotland. We are very proud to run the best hair transplant clinic for 2018.” said the Clinic Director, Mr George Kottaridis.

This is the second award for Seneca Scotland this year as 2 months ago was awarded the ‘’2018 Patient Service Award’’ for great customer service for the second year in a row by WhatClinic.com. Well done Seneca!

Seneca Thessaloniki was awarded the International Business Excellence Award in Dubai on April 24, 2018, for Well being and Health. With over 135 participants in 25 categories, Seneca Thessaloniki had to compete with 17 finalists in the most competitive category and managed to impress the judges with its resultsstrategic planning and innovation. The International Business Awards are among the world’s most recognized awards with 62 judges and hundreds of participants from all around the world. The Clinic Director, Mr George Kottaridis, received the award and promised faith and dedication to the Seneca vision and even bigger steps forward.