By: Ruth Donnelly
Created on 31st August 2011
With the news that hair loss improvement specialist His Hair Clinic has opened more treatment rooms at their new clinic in Harley Street, we take a closer look at what their unique MHT treatment involves...
Demand for the revolutionary MHT technique pioneered by His Hair Clinic has increased
so much since the opening
of its Harley Street Clinic in February this year, that creators Ian and Ranbir Rai Watson have expanded the clinic to cater for the rapidly growing client list.
The central London clinic is the main port of call for potential customers to come in for face- to-face consultations with the creators to talk through what the treatment entails. If you can’t wait for an appointment, however, we’ve done the hard work for you and found out everything you need to know about this must-have hair loss solution.
How is the MHTTM technique different to standard tattooing?
MHTTM needles have been designed to be microfine in size and a computer controlled device is used rather than a traditional tattoo machine.
Traditional tattooists often reuse their needles, but MHTTM needles are sterile, single use and are clinically disposed of after each procedure.
Also specially formulated pigments are used as opposed to general tattoo ink. These do not change colour after insertion like traditional tattoo inks.
Who benefits from this treatment?
Anyone suffering from any type of hair loss, anyone looking to find an alternative solution to conventional hair loss treatments such as wigs, tablets, lotions and surgery or anyone wishing to disguise scars from hair transplants, sunburn or accidents.
It provides an effective impression of a full head of hair that is closely cropped or shaved, which can be worked into any remaining areas of hair coverage.
Is it permanent?
It is classed as ‘permanent’, although with time the pigment is likely to fade and soften due to ultraviolet light and the sun so comprehensive aftercare instructions are provided to preserve the best results.
How long will it take?
Generally two treatment sessions are required, and the length of treatment time is totally dependent upon the size of scalp and the area of hair loss.
On average a typical treatment takes two to three hours for the initial appointment and one to two for the second.
Will it hurt?
This is down to your skin sensitivity; it has been described as a series of small pinpricks.
How soon will I see results?
The effects are instantaneous following the initial treatment. However, the final results generally take two to five days following the last treatment.
Does it damage any remaining hair?
The company works with a number of European hair transplant companies and, in the opinion of their surgeons, it does not damage any remaining hair.
Treatment: MHTTM Hair Pigmentation
Price: Starts as little as £500 to £2,000 depending on degree of hair loss
Time taken: On average two to three hours
Anaesthetic type: Generally not required although some topical anaesthics can be applied
Hospital stay: Not required
Available from: HIS have clinics in the UK and Spain. For more information on the MHT Technique visit www.hishairclinic.com or call 0845 604 4618