Trichopigmentation, scalp micropigmentation or 'SMP', is a process where thousands of tiny dots are tattooed onto the scalp to give the illusion of a freshly-shaved look.
A member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr. Edward Maitland Ball has been at the forefront of bringing world-class surgical hair replacement techniques to the UK. His background is in cosmetic medicine, general practice and plastic surgery. Trained in microsurgery and dermatology, he remains a valued member of the skin cancer surgery team at University Hospital Southampton. He was handpicked to undertake his Fellowship in Hair Restoration Surgery in Beverley Hills, California under the mentorship of Dr. Craig Ziering. He subsequently became Clinical Director of Ziering Medical UK, before founding The Maitland Clinic in 2015. Dr. Ball himself became one of the first patients to undergo an FUE hair restoration procedure using the revolutionary ARTAS® Robotic System. This gave him an invaluable insight into the experience of hair loss and hair loss treatment and puts him in a unique position to understand and empathise with patients who are considering undergoing surgery. He firmly believes that hair restoration is a life-changing experience and an ongoing journey, which means that patients should receive full care and attention throughout the process and beyond. This principle is at the heart of The Maitland Clinic’s ethos. With his dual background in cosmetic medicine and surgery, Dr Ball has a thorough understanding of the technical and artistic requirements of hair restoration. He is renowned in the industry for his painstaking attention to detail and perfectionism in achieving a natural result – and has been described as ‘a true artist’! Dr. Ball has been invited to lecture to hair restoration peers in London, Prague and as far afield as Chicago and Las Vegas. He has featured on UK television, on Channel 4’s “How Not To Get Old” and internationally on BBC’s World Service and Kuwaiti and South American prime time TV. His work has been published in numerous highly respected medical journals including The British Journal of Plastic Surgery, The British Journal of Dermatology, The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Journal, and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Dr. Edward Maitland Ball holds the following memberships and qualifications: Member of Royal College of Surgeons of England Diplomate & Examiner for American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Member of British Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Associate member of British College of Aesthetic Medicine Member of Royal College of General Practitioners Diploma in Practical Dermatology Member of British Medical Association Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Medical Sciences He is fully registered with the General Medical Council. Away from the clinic, Dr. Ball is a keen sportsman, taking every opportunity to surf, swim, sail or cycle in his spare time, and in his younger days, he even represented Great Britain in the World Rowing Championships. Fortunately, his sporty interests are shared by his wife, who is also a doctor, and their two children.
If you want to spark debate and controversy in science, all you have to do is utter three words - 'Stem. Cell. Therapy'.
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And like the lines of an aesthetically-pleasing car, or the swooping curves of carved furniture, crafting the perfect beard also takes real artistry.
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That's why it's important that as surgeons we are responsible and ethical, and are able to guide patients when their own anxieties leave them unable to make a safe decision for themselves.
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We make sure our patients have all the advice and information that they need in order to decide whether a hair transplant is the right option for them, and we make sure that we're on hand to meet up or answer any questions on how to help prevent ongoing hair loss.
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