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“I am afraid of undergoing a hair transplant.” – Some clarification

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There are many myths surrounding the realization of a hair transplant, which often generates negative expectations and fears that lead patients to fear such a procedure. When performed by experienced doctors, it is a safe procedure, not painful, and with excellent results, if well performed. We at the LHR Clinic have come up with a list of 6 reasons why you should not be afraid to undergo this procedure, read on to find out all about it.

HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURES

1. MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE

The technique used at the LHR Clinic is FUE, which consists only in extracting the follicular unit from the scalp. This is carefully removed, using a 7-8mm diameter punch, and added to a solution to maximize its survival during the time it is out of its environment. Unlike the FUT technique, FUE only leaves a virtually unnoticeable and completely invisible micro scar with a hair longer than 5mm.

2. PAINLESS PROCEDURE

It is one of the questions most asked by patients and perhaps the one they fear the most. The anesthesia is local and the procedure itself is completely painless, however, the first few stings may cause a little pain, from here on the anesthesia will begin to take effect. It is very similar to going to the dentist, where the first bite to block the action of the main nerve, may cause some discomfort or pain. From that moment on you will feel nothing. During the process it is possible that small sensitivities may appear, which are solved with reinforced anesthesia. There is nothing to fear.

3. DONE BY A SPECIALIZED TEAM OF 6 TO 8 PEOPLE

Another highlight of the clinic, is the team that will perform the procedure. We have a team of 6 to 8 people that will be entirely focused on your surgery.

4. PERFORMED BY A PHYSICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN HAIR TRANSPLANTS.

Some institutions choose to place technicians and assistants to proceed with the transplant. Here we opted for the surgeries to be performed and supervised at every step by a doctor and hair transplant specialist.

5. LASTING RESULT FOR LIFE

Hair transplantation is a procedure for life, because the follicular units that are implanted will no longer fall out. Simply because the follicular units are taken from the occipital (nape of the neck) and parietal (sides) areas, and the follicles in these areas have different genetic information than the follicles on the top and crown. The follicular unit taken from the donor area will grow back in a healthy way with its same characteristics.

6. THE END RESULT WILL BE NATURAL

Above all, the LHR Clinic is focused on creating harmonious and natural frontal lines, suited to the specificity of the original frontal line, of each face, age, and gender. This is the aesthetic part of a surgical procedure and therefore one of the most important. It should be noted that the results of a hair transplant are not immediate. A few weeks after the procedure it is natural that part of the grafted follicular units will shed their hair. This is perfectly expectable and completely reversible, present in all procedures and patients to varying degrees. This is related to so-called “shock loss” or post-traumatic alopecia, which is part of a larger condition, telogen effluvium. After a few months of waiting, the hair will start to grow around the 5th/6th month and the final result will be after 12 months for the front area and 18 months for the crown area. After recovery no one will notice that you have undergone a hair transplant. We hope we have cleared up some doubts! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us or schedule your free hair consultation!

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