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Dr. Hala Elgmati, Hair Transplant Expert Interview

Dr Hala Elgmati, Seneca’s Medical Director, is a hair transplant surgeon with over 8 years of experience. Dr. Hala Elgmati won the 2018 whatclinic award for excellence in patient communication, and she will answer some of our questions about hair loss.

December 22, 2022

The introduction of innovative hair transplants in Scotland is closely associated with the acclaimed Seneca Medical Group. The clinic’s team of highly qualified doctors provides patients with hair transplant services using cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Hala Elgmati, Seneca’s Medical Director, is a hair transplant surgeon with over 8 years of experience. Dr. Hala Elgmati won the 2018 whatclinic award for excellence in patient communication, and she will answer some of our questions about hair loss.

What is causing my hair to fall out? Hair loss causes

We lose hair all the time and don’t even realize it. Hair loss is natural. We can lose up to 100 hairs per day without thinning. Hair follicles go through growth (Anagen), regression (Catagen), resting or shedding (Telogen), and evacuation cycles (Exogen). This is followed by the development of a new hair, and the cycle continues. As a result, there is no continuous growth of hair.


Hair loss, like male and female pattern baldness, can be permanent. This type of hair loss often runs in families. Only a few genes have been identified as markers for this type of hair loss.
Other types of boldness have been linked to scalp diseases like Alopecia areata and other skin autoimmune conditions.


Other types of hair loss are likely to be temporary. An illness, stress, cancer treatment, weight loss, or iron deficiency can all cause them.

What are the best ways to stop hair loss?

That’s a difficult question to answer! This is ultimately determined by the cause and stage of hair loss. Most cases of temporary hair loss improve once the underlying cause is addressed. In these cases, Minoxidil and PRP can be used to stimulate hair regrowth.


Once established, androgenic alopecia is permanent, and the only way to regain hair is through hair transplantation. However, it is critical to use retention treatment to slow or even stop thinning in unplanted areas for as long as possible. Minoxidil, finasteride, and Autologous Hair Mesotherapy have all been shown to be effective.


Hair transplantation produces permanent results in the treated areas, but additional hair loss outside of these areas is possible and should be avoided. The procedure is painless and is performed under local anesthesia.


The use of implanters necessitates a high level of skill and experience, but they allow us to fully control the depth, direction, and angle of placement for each graft we place. This is critical for producing natural-looking results.

Which Is the Better Hair Transplant Method: FUE or FUT?

The following are the primary drawbacks of FUT:
The scar from FUT or strip surgery is quite visible. The exact number of grafts extracted cannot be controlled. It does not allow us to restore small areas where only a few grafts are required. We can only perform one or two FUT procedures in a lifetime. FUT takes longer to recover from and is more painful. When removing the strip, a significant number of follicles are always lost, which is unavoidable. FUT has no place in body hair extraction.

The advancement of FUE has catapulted the field of hair transplant surgery to the elite minimally invasive status. The prospect of a nearly scarless surgery appeals to both the patient and the surgeon.


The SENECA Direct FUE hair transplantation technique is a minimally invasive procedure that involves extracting hair follicles from the donor area (back and sides of the head) and implanting them directly to the affected area (recipient area). To ensure great results every time, the entire procedure is performed only by doctors trained and certified by Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols.

During the implantation phase, we use the Implanter, a specially designed tool that allows us complete control over the depth, direction, and angle of each hair follicle placement. The transplanted hairs continue to grow for a lifetime and do not fall out, providing a 100% natural result.

How can someone in the UK seek advice from a hair loss expert?

15 Royal Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7SL is the address of our main clinic. We also have diagnostic centers in Edinburgh (30 Melville St, EH3 7HA) and Aberdeen (16 Carden Place, AB10 1FX).

Patients can also contact us by email at info@senecamd.com or by phone at 01413321745.

Source: The Herald

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