Hair loss is about more than just losing your hair.Men can feel powerless and even vulnerable as they notice their hairline receding.Younger men report feelings of anguish as they realise they can’t achieve hairstyles they once enjoyed. This is why the FUE hair transplant is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men in 2017.
Depending on your personality and age, hair loss affects men in different ways.Some men put up a shield and try not to think about the problem while others tell us they overcompensate in other areas to try and regain control.
But there’s one thing that everybody agrees on; that hair loss is a problem they’d rather do without.Research shows that balding men are regarded be observers as less attractive, older, less successful and not as approachable as those with a full head of hair.
Here at Smileworks we understand your feelings of distress and our surgeons are proudly serving the men of Liverpool with ultra-refined surgical hair transplants that guarantee long-lasting and natural-looking results. So whether you’re looking to restore lost volume in your crown or create an entire new hairline, you can be confident in your Smileworks surgeon to transform your look and create optimism and confidence in your future.
Easily the best dentist appointment I've had. I was recommended to go by a friend who couldn't have spoken more highly of them. The facilities are top notch, service friendly and comforting. The staff were great. The treatment was thorough, honest and well explained. First class (excuse the airline pun...you'll see why!)
I found Smileworks after looking online for the best specialist orthodontist, and after several visits now, I do believe that they live up to the hype! Every visit has been a pleasure, with the excellent reception always offering a warm and hearty welcome. Due to the severity of problems with my teeth, my treatment plan is extensive and means that despite being early days, I have met with and been treated by a range of the staff here; I can confirm that they're all fantastic and incredibly thorough - everything is explained in detail and nothing is ever rushed. I should also thank Paula (and her assistant whose name I've forgotten - sorry!) yesterday for cleaning the insides of my teeth so thoroughly when I don't even think it was necessarily part of the appointment (the appointment was for a filling). I look forward to continued excellent care from Smileworks and can't wait to get my braces on! Cheers guys!
Absolutely great find. Friendly staff and MJ who treated me was professional, reassuring and positively fantastic about what my needs were and what I was looking for. There was no pressure on anything and she spoke in depth about full details on every procedure without any rush in me in making an option. I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you once again!
Absolutely excellent service. All the staff are friendly and make sure all your treatment options are fully explained. Don't do anything unless your 100% sure of all that's available. Shiron made sure my treatment was the absolute best it could be.
I had dental work and a procedure on my top lip.
I was really nervous on my first visit but the staff are truly lovely and put me at ease straight away. I loved the quirkiness of the waiting room- very different from any dentist/doctors waiting room I've been in.
The treatment rooms are very clean, love the design and layout.
I also loved the patients photo smiles on the wall!! straight away I relaxed and I could feel the friendliness of the staff.
MJ really listened to my fears and listened to what I required, she understood completely my views and the treatment I received was given exactly as I requested!!
They really want to help you and they're interested in what you have to say - they love their job!!! I've made a follow up visit and will continue to use them. I've also recommended Smileworks to my friends and will continue to do so.
I went to Smileworks to have the composite reconstructions on my two front teeth replaced as well as my teeth whitened. On my first appointment with M.J I was given detailed explanations of what these processes involved, which not only eased my apprehensions but stood out from all the previous dentists I had visited. The teeth whitening took approximately two weeks, after which I had the most amazing reconstruction done on my front teeth by Dr Billal Arshad, including a flawless colour match to my newly whitened teeth. The treatment I received was incredible and the end results speak for themselves, I have had numerous people within the fist week comment on how incredible my teeth look. To all the staff at Smileworks I say thank you so much, you have made me a very happy customer.
The staff at Smileworks are fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating. They are always happy to go the extra mile to help you. I had fast braces and 1ml lip filler, i absolutely love the result. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get braces or facial aesthetics, they really listen to what you want and combined with their professional knowledge you achieve the perfect result.
I received my Spmu eyeliner treatment today at Smileworks. I am completely over the moon with the results and would highly recommend the treatment. The clinic itself it just wonderful really clean, fresh and highly professional. My therapist was Hannah Taffe who was extremely knowledgeable, but also so warm and welcoming and put me completely at ease. The treatment was really relaxing and didn't hurt one bit. So very impressed and will certainly be back. Next time I will be booking in to see an orthodontist. Huge thanks to Hannah you really are just fabulous. Sarah Bell xx
Visited smileworks Saturday, place is amazing everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I was given all the answers to any questions i had before I even asked them!. Hannah was fantastic she gave me a full consultation. I am really happy with the outcome. I will be visiting smileworks in the future.
The most welcoming and friendly staff I have ever experienced anywhere, let alone a dentist. I felt in safe hands from the get-go and was so happy with the staff arranging appointments for me even outside of the practice. The creative and clever practice design (airplane) topped the fun experience off! Thanks MJ, Georgiana and Heloise.
Had my fast braces fitted at Smileworks at the beginning of the year and recently had my lips done, MJ and the team are Lovely! Always a Friendly and professional service! Perfect opening hours which work around my job. Highly recommend! 😀
I did went Saturday morning as an emergency customer. No previous contact with them in the past. I was extremely happy of what I found. The place itself & location is great. But even better the staff; They were very understanding and helpful. MJ who finally attend my case did work the extra mile (and extra time too :)) so later than 17:30 Sat. Quick/Nice/Effective & Reliable. So far the best dental clinic I have been.
Definitively I will recommend & use them again.
After breaking a tooth whilst away in Liverpool, I googled local dentist and called the first number in the list. Smileworks offered me an A1 service and managed to temporary fix my tooth until I returned home allowing me to continue my few days away.
Not only was the cost very reasonable for an emergency appointment their practice is the funkiest I’ve ever seen.
The dental staff were all fantastic too, I couldn’t have asked for more.
Just gutted that there isn’t a smileworks in Cambridgeshire!
If you're looking for the best place for your treatment, you've got to choose and visit smile works.
They make you feel beautiful, their all friendly and talented personnel.
Their welcoming smile alone will make you feel at ease that you're in the right place for your treatment.
Their smile really works.
teamI'd like to provide you with some feedback on my treatment to date:After 1:1 advice and guidance with the smile-works team, I recently attended for my first treatment (root canal). I was greated and treated professionally throughout, experienced no pain, and was informed and entertained by MJ, whom I found to be extremely reassuring, competent and also hilariously funny. Withought hesitation I can fully recommend this practice, and I am so excited about completing my planned course of treatment, which is bespoke and excellent value for money, just in time for Christmas !Kindest regards
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Wow what an absolute amazing experience said no person ever going to the dentist. Well until now...Had severe pain due to a Wisdom tooth and couldn't sleep the night before and knew I had to finally face my fear and go to the dentist and get this sorted. Sat up all night due to lack of sleep watching and reading horror stories on having a Wisdom tooth removed and was dreading it more and more as time went on.Called Smileworks at 9am Saturday morning to get an emergency appointment and was given one within 3 hours. When i arrived I was greeted with cheer into what could only be described as the coolest dental reception area of all time. The receptionist (forget her name) automatically put my mind at ease.Normally my experience at dentists was sit and wait for an absolute age to be called. Not at Smileworks. MJ came into the reception area so cheery and got me and brought me to the room which was something out of a futuristic movie it was absolutely amazing.From start to finish MJ kept my mind at ease telling me every step of the way on what was happening and what the plan of action was. We even meditated over the removal of my wisdom tooth which really calmed me down. MJ was absolutely amazing in the removal and I had built up such a hype and horror pictures of what was going to happen. The exact opposite happened.This had made me build up my confidence in a dentist again and I would highly highly highly recommend Smileworks to anyone.
Me and my mum came here for the first time last year,and I can’t praise Mj and the staff anymore we felt so welcome and at ease straight away. My lips where and still are amazing and i get so many compliments! They literally do go “above and beyond” and totally make you feel “first class” x
I arrived at Smileworks just as they were closing early for the Christmas break. When I explained my situation (needed emergency treatment) & was going on holiday on Boxing Day MJ agreed to sort out my tooth. She was so friendly & I didn't feel like I was putting her out at all. One of the girls who had her coat on to go home even offered to stay to help. Within 20 minutes I was sorted out & could get on with my Christmas shopping!!! Thank you MJ & the nice dental nurse I now know I go away without having to worry about my tooth. 👍
Had my lip filler done here as well as a non-surgical nose job and couldn't be happier with the results. Such friendly staff who are all amazing at what they do and give me all the information I needed prior to my treatments. I wont be going anywhere else in Liverpool other than Smileworks!
I felt so welcome and comfortable here! I admire Dr MJ very much, because I did root treatment, which I thought was painful and complex. But it only took 1 hour and I did not feel a little pain. I trust them so much that I feel sleepy! And the reception girls are energetic and full of smiles. This is a wonderful place to make your smile beautiful and confident!
Smileworks are by far the best dentist I’ve been too!! So friendly and welcoming, the waiting area is fun, the receptionist are very helpful and informative, the dentists are highly skilled and make you feel comfortable and are very reassuring. I have had metal braces before when I was younger and feared getting them again but I am happy I went with Smileworks MJ and Bambi who have both been my dentist are fab as well as each assistant that supports them. I actually enjoy going each month and finding out what stage I am at and what’s to come next I never feel anxious. I’ve actually referred two people here, worth every penny 🙂
Reception staff welcoming and friendly. Decor is cool. Bambi and Eva so friendly patient and welcoming. Bambi explains the treatment plan and is patient. Got other few appointments to go. Would recommend. Thanks
I’ve been going to Smileworks for all my treatments since it first opened and I have not and will not go anywhere else. Everyone is always commenting on how good my lips look, my skin. My teeth are straight after only 3 months of a brace. Everyone there is so friendly and everything is explained throughly. The surgery is so clean and modern and MJ is the most qualified person out there for anything you need. I shall be continuing to go there for the rest of my time. Amazing. Love all the team at Smileworks 💕
I have visited MJ at Smileworks many times and I can not recommend the company any more ! All of the staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. I always look forward to visiting Smileworks because the experience is always positive, the treatments provided are fantastic and I always leave feeling a million dollars.
First class customer service and care. The vibe of Smileworks is friendly yet ultimately professional. I have completed 3 sessions of PLEXR on my eyelids and the results are incredible! I will not hesitate to come back. Thank you Smileworks, you really have helped me to rebuild my confidence 😌
Called and obtained next day appointment. Clear instructions on how to find the surgery. Very thorough examination. X-rays and dental photos fully explained. Options for further treatment discussed. Follow up appointment arranged to check burn on my palate roof of which I was unaware and make sure nothing more serious. Dental hygiene scale and polish carried out and very pleased with outcome. Excellent service from Rebecca and Lucy. Recommended
A very welcoming, warm, friendly and professional atmosphere. I Felt very relaxed and at ease whilst I had my treatment which was a 1ml of lip filler. MJ was very informative and listened to what I wanted and personalised my treatment. I am super happy with the results and could not have asked for a better practitioner whilst receiving this procedure. Fantastic company and would highly recommend anyone to go here!
I've recommended Smileworks to a few people now, as I've had nothing but good experiences within the past 6 months. I decided to get my braces fitted here because I thought, with all the good reviews, I couldn't go wrong. I'm so glad I braved it because the results, only 5 months into the treatment, are amazing!!! MJ and Georgi are absolutely lovely. They're so friendly, and really just make you feel so comfortable there, which is a massive plus for nervous patients, as I was to begin with.
The waiting area and reception is so fun. It makes a really nice change to what you usually see in a dentists waiting room.
So, if you're thinking about going to Smileworks, do it! They're fantastic 😀
I needed an emergency appt & got one quickly. I needed a tooth extraction - I had an excellent (female) dentist who gave a really good local (enough & I could still feel my face!). The extraction was tough but I was well cared for. I've not had any problems at all since and I had it taken out 4 days ago. Thank you.
Great dentist, just had my brace removed and really happy with the results. All the staff are really friendly and welcoming. The late opening hours are a bonus too, so you have lots of flexibility when booking appointments. Would highly recommend.
FUE is a leading-edge method of hair restoration that transplants individual follicles from the donor area at the back of the head into the hairline or crown.It is by far the most effective way of getting the maximum value out of each and every donor hair – thus creating a longer lasting and aesthetically perfect result. FUE is a more advanced method of hair transplants than previous techniques like strip harvesting transplantation or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
Your surgeon will use a specialised micro-extraction instrument and powerful microscope to remove donor follicles from the back of the head and neck and replace them into the desired area.Your Smileworks surgeon is careful to transplant the donor hairs at the correct angle and orientation to create natural looking results that you’ll be delighted with.
FUE is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is carried out under local anaesthetic with you awake throughout.There is limited downtime and the risk of complications is small.Unlike previous forms of hair transplantation, FUE causes no scars and you will be back at work within a week.
Male pattern Baldness (AGA) Explained
Andro-genetic alopecia (AGA) is caused by three different factors.These are your genetic composition, your hormones and time. In isolation all these factors are perfectly normal and healthy.However when they are combined they cause men to lost their hair.
Testosterone is the hormone present in all men that makes them male.Some men have more testosterone than others but testosterone alone does not cause your hair to fall out.
In certain men, an enzyme called 5 alpha-reductase II can cause testosterone to be converted into dihydrotestosterone, commonly called DHT.DHT causes the root of genetically susceptible hair to disappear, resulting in baldness.
The process described above takes time.This is why older men are more likely to suffer hair loss.However, it can still occur in men in their twenties, and this can cause distress – and often these men seek treatment from a surgeon.
How AGA Affects Men
Men react differently to losing their hair and there is a large volume of research based around how hair loss affects you and your confidence. There’s also plenty of research surrounding how hair loss affects what others think about you.
Men report feeling powerless over their hair loss and feeling older and less attractive.Interestingly the perceptions of baldness reflect this and recent research from John Hopkins School of Medicine found that men with androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness) who underwent hair restoration surgery were regarded by observers as more attractive, youthful, successful and approachable.Successful hair transplants are also related positively to success in the personal lives of men and also in their work lives.
Your Trichologist Consultation
Following your initial telephone call to arrange your booking, you’ll receive a warm welcome at our state of the art Liverpool practice.You will be taken into a private consultation room with our Trichologist who will examine your scalp, take a medical history and tell you all about what to expect from your treatment and what can be achieved in your individual case.
You’ll be educated about hair loss and all of your questions will be answered about what the problem is, how to fix it and how long it will take.You’ll be graded on the ‘Norwood Scale’, this is a technical scalp mapping system that diagnoses hair loss and serves as an initial guide for us to work from. Here at Smileworks we have state of the art imaging techniques that will allow us to take a detailed look at your scalp and show you on a monitor what the problem is and how your hair loss is progressing.
Following this analysis, your trichologist will be able to give you a quote for how many follicles you’ll need to have replaced and how many treatments you’ll need with the surgeon. In rare and difficult cases, images of your scalp will be examined prior to your main consultation for Dr Kienecker to report on.
I was so relaxed during the surgery that I almost fell asleep!
I would recommend them to anyone considering a hair transplant. Thank you all so much again, and see you in a few months for the next set of pictures.
Thanks again for your great work
I'm pretty happy with the way it's starting to look and hopefully it still has some more to grow.
Dedicated competent and compassionate
I recommend Dr. Ulf Kienecker as a professional highly skilled hair transplant surgeon. I have found him to be a dedicated competent and compassionate physician. Dr. Ulf Kienecker's expertise and extensive knowledge in the field of hair restoration is nothing short of remarkable providing the best service to his patients."
Our FUE surgeons
Here at Smileworks we believe that FUE hair transplantation is more art than science. Our surgeons are masters at creating age and face-appropriate hairlines that look perfectly natural and leave our patients feeling optimistic and once again able to wear different hairstyles. Our talented hair surgeons are able to work with patients at all different stages of hair loss with precision and flair to create the best results.
Our surgeons have seen many bad attempts at hair restorations over the years and are consequently less focused on the speed of the procedure and more on attaining a perfect look – so you can wear your hair precisely the way you want to.
Most FUE transplants can be completed in one day.Following your consultations you’ll finish any documentation and begin the procedure.First you’ll be settled into the operator and your donor areas will be shaved to reveal the follicles to the surgeon.Your scalp will be fully anaesthetised with local anaesthetic.This will mean you don’t feel a thing during your procedure.
Once the local has taken effect, a tiny punching tool will be used to remove the donor follicles.As more follicles are removed, they will be graded, separated and examined by our specially trained technicians.Our surgeons can remove up to 8,000 follicles in a session.The follicles are then transplanted with precision and care by your surgeon. Once all the donor follicles are transplanted you can return home and begin the recovery process.
How many sessions will I need?
In the past, many sessions were required to perform a successful hair transplant procedure and these sessions were spaced months apart to allow time for healing.This placed a demand on the surgeon’s abilities and also placed huge demand on the amount of staff and technicians involved in the procedure.
These days the procedure has been streamlined and surgeons are benefitting from procedures that increase the speed and accuracy of the follicular transplants.Here at Smileworks we have a number of technicians who can prepare the grafts and your transplant can be carried out in one or two sessions depending on the extent of your pattern baldness.
Our surgeons are masters of such hair restoration ‘mega-sessions’ and can place the grafts close together while maintaining an extremely high follicle survival rate.
The results of a hair restoration are not visible immediately.The transplanted hair follicles are dormant while their blood supply develops and the area heals.This healing period lasts three to four months before the new hair shaft begins to grow.Depending on the individual, some of the hair follicles will take longer to begin growing and you may not see results for up to six months.
There is no way to increase this time and any hair restoration company that tells you it can happen more quickly is likely exaggerating things.What is for sure is that your Smileworks hair restoration procedure will be finely optimised, choreographed and executed to give you and the donor follicles the best chance of success.
In younger patients, we can also provide additional non surgical hair restoration therapies that can prevent further hair loss and stop the process in it’s tracks.Some follicles have not died but only become ‘miniaturised’ and can be brought back to health with various techniques.It’s this holistic approach that’s given our patients such marvellous results.
Recovery, Downtime & Aftercare
You’ll leave Smileworks with all the information you need to recover in the quickest possible time.This includes instructions on how to manage discomfort, how to wash your hair and what to do if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
There will be some swelling and discomfort immediately after the procedure and it’s often a good idea to take a few days off work next to the weekend to rest and recover.You’ll be instructed not to touch your new grafts for the first 6 days following treatment and then to start washing your scalp as normal.
There will be small scabs at the treatment sites and your hair will have been shaved at the donor site so it will be noticeable.After day 10 the tiny scabs should all be gone and things will look normal again to most people.For people who know you well they may still wonder about the shaved area if you haven’t told them about your hair restoration.Many patients grow their hair long at the back to cover the donor site.All the women who have treatment do this.
After 3-4 weeks you will be completely recovered and your hair will begin the growing in process that takes between 4-6 months.
Hair Transplant Cost
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