I’m a Hair Transplant Surgeon and Here’s Why Business Is Booming

The number of Irish men getting hair transplants has increased since the pandemic began – with Zoom meetings leaving many hard-challenged “on the brink of mental and emotional exhaustion”.

Dr Andre Nel, a hair restoration surgeon, with the HSW Clinic, says he has seen a 50 per cent spike in demand for hair transplants.

Ireland AM's Alan Hughes has spoken openly about his transplant


Ireland AM’s Alan Hughes has spoken openly about his transplantCredits: Free to edit
Kerry's Darran O'Sullivan went through the process and is happy with the results


Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan went through the process and is happy with the resultsCredit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

The surgeon, whose clients include phone-loving Alan Hughes and sports star Darran O’Sullivan, said: “Confidence is the biggest motivator for patients and I and my team keep it up. Communicating with our previous patients as they update us on the positive life changes the procedure has helped with.”

The hair restoration surgeon – based in Swords, Co Dublin – believes the number of men seeking hair transplants will continue to soar.

The South African native says: “I have built a loyal customer base over the past decade who have come to us on the brink of mental and emotional exhaustion from despair over hair loss now. changed, not only physically but also emotionally. ”

“There continues to be a stigma around the procedure, people seem to think that men don’t feel bad about their looks or that it doesn’t affect their emotional well-being so it’s nice to see the difference. increased demand for the procedure as it shows this stigma is diminishing.”

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Men can choose from hair transplant surgery, eyebrow transplant to beard transplant.

Famous faces who have undergone successful transplants include Wayne Rooney, Louis Walsh, Calum Best, Brian McFadden and RTE star Marty Whelan.

Several Dr Nel clients have noticed exceptional and lasting results, including Ireland AM’s Alan Hughes and All Ireland Winner, Darran O’Sullivan of Kerry Famous GAA.

Dr Andre believes many people have a “healthier bank balance with minimal leisure activities” so they are investing in themselves.

“We only work with people who are committed to the process, as it requires an investment of time and some small lifestyle changes to achieve the best results,” he says.


Many of his patients have found the procedure “life-changing”.

He added: “Our results speak for themselves, many of our patients are completely transformed after the procedure.

“I encourage anyone who feels less confident about their appearance due to hair loss to contact us and see how we can help you feel like the best version of yourself again.”

One of his patients said the procedure “changed his life” and that he couldn’t “believe how much better he looked”.

Meanwhile, a doctor decided to have a eyebrow transplant because she was tired of putting on makeup every morning.

Dr. Andre Nel's patients include Alan Hughes and Darran O'Sullivan


Dr. Andre Nel’s patients include Alan Hughes and Darran O’Sullivan
Before and after pictures of Darran O'Sullivan


Before and after pictures of Darran O’Sullivan

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