About us

Our surgeons

The Kensington Hair Clinic is lead by two of the best hair restoration surgeons currently operating in the United Kingdom, they are supported by an elite dedicated team.

Dr Andre Nel

Dr Andre Nel

General medical council reference no. 3378054

Dr Nel, a Diplomate of The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, has learnt from world leaders in the field of hair transplant surgery.

He believes good hair restoration is a combination of surgical technique and artistic flair and that good results enhance the lives of his patients. His training and attention to detail mean that he consistently achieves the best results.

Dr Nel ensures he is always informed about the latest developments and techniques in hair restoration. He practised emergency medicine early in his career and went on to further train and ultimately specialise in Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr Nel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), and a member of The International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and The European Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS).

Because he continually strives to achieve the best possible results for his patients he decided to learn first-hand from world leaders in the field and has trained with:

Dr Bijan Feriduni in Belgium
Dr Mark DiStefano in Boston USA
Dr James A Harris at ISHRS FUE workshop in Denver USA 2012
Dr John P Cole at ISHRS FUE workshop in Denver USA 2012
Dr Clara Santos on Mesotherapy treatments for hair loss in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr Zein Obagi on Skin Restoration treatments in Beverley Hills USA

Dr Nel also further advanced his training by observing procedures at the practices of:

Drs Ron and Paul Shapiro in Minneapolis USA and
Dr William Magdalin in New Hampshire USA

He considers Dr Bijan Feriduni to be his mentor and says “I am proud to be one of the few trained by Dr Feriduni, in my opinion an absolute master in hair restoration. I believe that good hair restoration is a combination of surgical technique and artistic flair and good results enhance lives. My training and my attention to detail enable me to regularly produce the best results for my patients.”.

Dr Nel specialises in FUE and Combination FUE/FUT techniques. He continually keeps himself informed about the latest techniques and advances by attending conferences around the world, including ISHRS annual conferences in Boston USA, Anchorage Alaska USA, Nassau Bahamas, San Francisco USA and most recently Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

He gained yet more experience at the ISHRS FUE Technology Workshop 2012 in Denver Colorado USA.

Dr Nel has a particular interest in information technology and in 2005 qualified with a Masters degree from University of Pretoria School of Business majoring in Information Technology Systems. He qualified in medicine at University of Pretoria School of medicine in South Africa and is now registered to practice medicine in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and South Africa.

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Dr Peter Williams

General medical council reference no. 3545465

Dr Peter Williams is one of the UK’s leading hair transplant surgeons. He has carried out over 3000 procedures during the last 15 years. Good natural looking and permanent hair transplants need technical, medical and artistic expertise. Dr Williams has all of these skills, developed over many years.

Initially, he trained in general practice where he became acutely aware of the devastating effect hair loss can have. He fully appreciates the life-changing impact of successful hair transplant surgery. He then trained in advanced hair transplant techniques with Dr Craig Ziering in Beverly Hills Los Angeles. He has perfected his skills in treating both simple and complicated cases. Dr Williams now treats very extensive hair loss in both men and women, transgender patients, burns, trauma, surgery to correct previous poor surgery, beards and sideburns.

Dr Williams has a particular interest in the physiology of hair loss and specialises in hair loss prevention using traditional non-surgical treatments such as Finasteride and Minoxidil. He also uses innovative approaches and was recently part of a team conducting trials in the use of adipose derived stem cells for hair treatment.

An active member of International Society of Hair Restoration and of British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr Williams ensures that he is fully up-to-date with all latest techniques by attending conferences worldwide.

By combining both surgical and non-surgical approaches Dr Williams provides the most effective and highest quality treatment for hair loss currently available.

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What to expect in consultation

Whether you have already booked your free, no-obligation consultation with the Kensington Hair Clinic, have had a consultation elsewhere, or you are still considering your options for hair restoration, it can be reassuring to know what to expect.

Our highly-trained staff are sensitive to the unique needs of patients considering hair restoration – so we are always happy for patients to contact us with any questions, either through the below contact form, or via the telephone on 020 7244 4222.

Not your average hair restoration clinic

For your consultation, you will be seen in our easily located but very discreet central London clinic, which has a modern, boutique feel – not the crowded waiting rooms and prying eyes one often sees in other clinics. You will not have to wait long for your appointment, as we do our utmost to offer a wide choice of appointments and to maintain punctuality – your time is important to us, but we will always take the time to ensure a patient is given all the information they need in a comfortable, reassuring and private setting.

Our elite team

Our surgeons are supported by an elite, dedicated team.

Trevor Burnham

Senior Patient Advisor

Sylvia Burnham

Clinic Manager

Ciara Lawless

Senior Technician

Laura Ruiz

Senior Technician

Personalised treatment plans

The first objective in consultation is to assess your hair loss – what you’re experiencing, how long it has been a problem, what you have tried to remedy it.

We are the experts, but your observations are indeed valuable, and we want to make sure we have all the information to hand prior to analysis. Secondly, we will listen to what you hope to achieve with hair restoration treatment, as we firmly believe in treating each patient as unique, and with individual desires – we don’t believe that every patient wants the same result, and by learning what you hope to achieve, we can manage expectations and often surpass them, depending on the course of treatment. Thirdly, we will conduct analysis on the hair and scalp (or the area to be treated), in order to assess:

  • Natural hair loss
  • Future natural hair loss
  • The quality and density of natural hair
  • Ratio between donor and recipient areas
  • The effects of any previous treatment
  • Healthiness of the scalp and hair
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Age and overall health
  • Hair characteristics, such as:
    • Colour, and colour contrast
    • Texture
    • Straightness or curl/wave
    • Calibre & quality

Once we have carried out this analysis with the help of highly-specialised tools, we can assess your suitability for treatment, and how we can help you to achieve your desired result. It is important to remember that not all treatments are suitable for all patients, but our experts will provide you with all the information on why a treatment may or may not be ideal. We understand that most patients have been persuaded to buy expensive ‘quick-fix’ solutions for a condition they are unhappy with, so if alternative forms of therapy – such as medication – would be suitable, it is our policy to offer only the gold standard of non-surgical medical hair loss treatment – with proven results, not a vast array of lotions and potions at every price point. Using your own desires as a guide, our specialists will work to calibrate a course of treatment that will best get you where you want to be.

It’s about what you want from hair restoration treatment

If it is determined that hair restoration surgery, such as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) or Combination Surgery is most suitable, we may also suggest additional tests to rule out any environmental or medical factors before the Kensington Hair Clinic specialist will advise on how it will be best achieved, based on the results you desire and the quality of the donor hair. We will calculate the number of grafts needed to your goals, discuss with you the pros and cons of undergoing treatment, and supply you with all the details to make an informed decision in your own time.

Which hair restoration treatment is best?

One of the main questions patients consider is whether FUE or FUT is the better option for them. Whilst the choice is often down to the individual, our experts may also be able to explain why one technique may be preferable over another, as not every patient is suitable for both. Each technique can allow for the same amount of hair follicles to be extracted, however it is important to note that in optimal conditions, FUT allows 4,000 – 5,000 follicular unit grafts to be extracted in a single procedure, however the maximum yield using FUE is between 3,000 – 3,500 at one time. This may mean that your hair restoration may take longer, be spread out over several days, or that a combination surgery – where both techniques are employed – would be best to generate the results you want.

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