Doctor establishes Portsmouth clinic to share his hair loss expertise

A LEADING hair transplant surgeon is bringing his Harley Street expertise to Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 2:31 pm
Janna Shafer and Edward Ball of The Maitland Clinic, which specialises in treating hair loss and has just opened at 1000 Lakeside in North Harbour, Portsmouth

Dr Edward Ball has set up The Maitland Clinic at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, specialising in hair restoration treatment.

Dr Ball, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, has been at the forefront of bringing world-class surgical hair replacement techniques to the UK.

He started his Harley Street clinic last year, however he has brought his services closer to his Emsworth home after discovering a lack of clinics in the south outside of London.

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Dr Ball, a former GP in Winchester, said: ‘There is such a need for quality hair loss treatments in the UK.

‘The hair transplant industry has had a rather mixed reputation.

‘You can’t tell when someone has had a hair transplant now. Because you can’t see when someone has had it, people don’t realise that it is realistic and achievable and that it’s not a big deal to go through surgery.’

Dr Ball has been joined by Janna Shafer, a leading hair loss clinic director in America, to bring the pioneering treatments across the Atlantic.

Dr Ball, who is also on the skin cancer surgery team at University Hospital Southampton, underwent hair restoration surgery himself – and he was one of the first patients to undergo a follicular unit extraction hair restoration procedure using the ARTAS Robotic System.

He was also 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 London in 2015.