Friday, May 11, 2007

Avoid Nobel Clinic at all cost

I had my first hair transplant at Nobel Clinic in the UK, after a referral there from their local branch in Norway.

My only advice is to avoid Nobel Clinic at all cost.

Although this is now many years ago, their methods were already antiquated back then. The procedure itself involved "punch graft" extraction of hair from the neck. These punches were then cut into what I believe they called "micrografts". These are grafts containing 5 to 8 hairs, which is far too much to give a natural appearance. The result I got was what is popularly referred to as "dolls hair", and my neck was painful and full of ugly bald areas.

Their own website states that "The treatment is a minor surgical procedure that takes 2/3 hours". From this, it's evident that they have to compromise on quality. Modern hair transplant surgery takes much longer time, because hair follicles are placed one by one, not in large groups of up to 10 hairs (which means 10 times the work). Also, great caution is used when placing the grafts, to achieve a natural appearance. It's important to get the angle of the hair right, and to avoid placing the grafts too "deep". Nobel Clinic fails on all these accounts.

I ended up going to New Hair Clinic in Sweden to cover up the work done by Noble Clinic.

It seems I'm not alone in having bad experiences with Nobel Clinic. A blogger calling himself "Nobel Victim" writes "I have really lost a good five or more years of my life worrying about hair, when I should have been worrying about living. It is such a monumental waste of anyone’s life [...]" I certainly know the feeling. My results weren't as bad as his, but I'm inclined to think it was only because I had a smaller transplant.

Read about my further experiences with
New Hair Clinic in Sweden, and just recently, uplifting experiences with FUE at Dr. Mohammad Mazher Hussains clinic in Pakistan.

54 comments:

Anon said...

Hi, i would aggree, Avoid Nobel Clinic at all costs.
I has treatment March 2009, they claimed their work ws guranteed so if it didnt work i would be refunded. After 6months i emailed them as the work wasnt growing as much as i was told, and they told me i would have to wait 12 months. I phoned them this month to discover they have now stopped trading under that name and now trade under a new name GNHR Gatwick Natural Hair Replacement centre, and all work that was guranteed with nobel is now void. NOt muc h of a gurantee hey. Im prrtty sure why they stopped trading under that name, as it didnt have a good rep, i would advise all to avoid Gatwick Natural Hair Replacement centre.

Anon said...

AVOID Gatwick Natural Hair Replacement centre

annon said...

recently had treatment from these guys too that shows no sign of growing. i e-mailed and asked to see my surgeon a mrs sylvia davies and was told she has closed the surgery due to ill health! wow that is a drastic month! i was e-mailing her 1 month ago and she didnt mention any kind of 'illness' what so ever, now she has been forced to close down her business as a result of this!!!! i will be searching for these guys to see where they have now disappeared to ......watch this space

sam john said...

yes l to would aggree l had three treatments, biggest mistake l ever made .ok if you like dolls hair and big scars, lve been told l do not have a enough hair for a head of hair because of them l am devastted, it took four years for the scars at the hairline to go because the grafts were put in to deep, l will have to were a hat for the rest of my life

annon said...

i too am a victim of Nobel clinic
i am planning legal action or a carpark warning for as long as i can for all people heading for their doors, anyone care to join me?
they are under a new name but i think should still be held accountable for their work and i wont be happy till every person thinking about a transplant is aware of them and they go out of business!!
i paid £8000 to get my 3 transplants removed in brussels at WHTC with Dr.Mwamba, he is amazing and my head looks normal again.
i wore hats for years because of Nobel/GNHR Gatwick Natural Hair Replacement centre but my life is back on track again thanks to Dr.Mwamba
dont suffer like i did. give him a call, its the best phone call i ever made.

annon said...

AVOID GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE!!!!

AVOID GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE!!!!

AVOID GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE!!!!

AVOID GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE!!!!

AVOID GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE!!!!

annon said...

a warning to anyone who stumbles accross this thread!

GATWICK NATURAL HAIR REPLACEMENT CENTRE......BUTCHERS THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR HEAD SCARED AND RUINED FOR LIFE!! (google nobel clinic its them before)

phil. said...

I had a transplant of 2000 hairs in 2003, Sylvia Davies did it and I still bear the scars.
The pre treatment examination was a joke and I was lied to by everyone I spoke to in connection with the clinic.
Sylvia asked me just before I went into the treatment room if I had any questions "all I want to know is, will the new hair be as thick as the rest of my hair?" I asked
Her reply was, after she felt my hair, "yes it will".
Needless to say I have nowhere near the coverage that she promised and now shave my head and have to deal with the scar on the back of it.
The only good thing that resulted from this rotten procedure is I no longer care about being bald, I do still wear hats a lot though.
I also returned to the clinic around a year later to show her the results. She decided, quite nonchalantly, that there had been a 50% failure and asked if I would like to book in for another treatment. I said no and refused to leave without a full refund. She protested, I insisted, and I left half an hour later with a cheque for £1995.
I doubt whether I could regret doing anything as much as I regret going to the Nobel Clinic.

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nathan cj said...

I paid £3000 in 2008 and £2000 in 2009. Had to travel from Shropshire twice to the Gatwick clinic. I was in terrible pain after the surgery and the results were very disappointing after 12 months. I complained to them and had a second procedure for £2000 instead of £3000, Shirley the surgeon rushed the implants and my hair is patchy and thin.Alan Nobel was only interested in getting the money into their accounts and never did any procedures.My confidence is low as i wear hats when i go out.It also has made me very angry that this rip off clinic has done such a bodge job transplant. They now operate under the name of Land Mark surgery as i found out from a follow up call off the receptionist who took calls for the Nobel Clinic. Anyone looking to take court action to claim for damages i would like to hear from to add my case with theirs for support in getting compensated. Feel free to email me at cj_borl@yahoo.co.uk

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Salman Qaiser said...

@ annon

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@ Phil

interestingly if no Dr. available than their is no other way instead of hire new one :) i hope you got my point.

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john brown said...

Hi, has any one had any luck in taking nobel to court ive been really ripped off by them, I have very bad scars, a clinic said to me it was the worst one they have seen I dont have much hair at the back of my head were they took the hair out ,every day I hear some one say god what happen to him, it looks like ive been in a car crash I have to live with this day to day, can some one let me know,

john brown said...

Hi, has any one had any luck in taking nobel to court ive been really ripped off by them, I have very bad scars, a clinic said to me it was the worst one they have seen I dont have much hair at the back of my head were they took the hair out ,every day I hear some one say god what happen to him, it looks like ive been in a car crash I have to live with this day to day, can some one let me know,

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nathan cj said...

Hi everyone. Thanks to you who contacted me with their horror stories from having bodged Hair Transplants like myself by Nobel Hair Clinic.
My apologies for those i could not reply back to, but please keep the emails coming in as i hope more people i can get together then more likely this can go to the papers or a TV programme and expose Nobel Clinic for what they are just Rip off Cowboys.
For information last i knew they now operate under the name of
(Land Mark Surgery) and Shirley Nobels surgeon works there.
email me at cj_borl@yahoo.co.uk
You can read my story further down in the blogs Nathan CJ

nathan cj said...

Hi everyone. Thanks to you who contacted me with their horror stories from having bodged Hair Transplants like myself by Nobel Hair Clinic.
My apologies for those i could not reply back to, but please keep the emails coming in as i hope more people i can get together then more likely this can go to the papers or a TV programme and expose Nobel Clinic for what they are just Rip off Cowboys.
For information last i knew they now operate under the name of
(Land Mark Surgery) and Shirley Nobels surgeon works there.
email me at cj_borl@yahoo.co.uk
You can read my story further down in the blogs Nathan CJ

nathan cj said...

I had a Hair Transplant back in 2007 at the Nobel Clinic in Gatwick.. The results were less than satisfactory... Basically they are rip off merchants and rogue traders praying on a persons vulnerability from Hair loss
I have now been this year 2013 and had another transplant through Ukhairtransplants.co.uk.
I highly recommend using these..
Very professional and sympathetic over my experience with Nobel and my Hair loss..
The after care team and surgeon was excellent and called me days after my treatment to check that i was ok and following their advice.
They transplanted as many grafts possible and the hair technicians were extremely nice and helpful.
They have now put right what Nobel Clinic did wrong.
This does however come at a price but i feel so much happier and worth every penny to look better..
Sorry to hear off other men on here who went through the same bad experience using the
Nobel Clinic Gatwick...

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