Losing hair is the most irritating thing ever. It affects your self-esteem and ruins your social life. I had several dates which were ruined by my look – total disaster. I am 35 years old from Singapore and I started losing hair at the age of 30. I used to have long shiny hair, which I loved.
My best friend Rob had the same problem. He is 5 years older than me, though. A year ago he went to see a specialist at Follicle Hair Centre in Singapore and he recommended him hair implant, but Rob wasn`t really keen on this. He thought that cosmetic surgeries are for women (HOHO).
Eventually, he did the hair transplantation.
I followed his exam a month later, realizing there wasn`t time to waste. First I went to see a specialist, too. He told me that I had a massive amount of sebum and this was the reason for my baldness. I was not completely bald, though. There are different causes of baldness. It doesn`t matter if you are man or woman, there is no escaping from it. It is possible that the main cause of losing your hair is a deficiency of vitamins or Hormonal irregularities. For example, women could suffer from it after receiving birth control pills. Autoimmune disorders and stress are other explanations. Of course, there is a chance that the main reason is just aging. My derm told me I should be really happy that I have some hair left. There are people who are completely bald.
Hair transplant procedure is easier when you have some healthy area, however, there are different methods suitable for every patient.
The procedure is not cheap, but if your appearance is depending on it, then it`s worth every dollar. The method is called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Surgeon transfers follicles form healthy area to bald and grafts them. Surgery is under local anesthesia. It is long procedure but the patient is calm and relaxed.I have read all the information which I found before my treatment. It was my first surgery and I wanted to be prepared. It was really important to find an experienced surgeon. There are a lot of specialists but only experienced ones manage to entertain their clients several hours during the procedure. I decided and set an appointment.
I have read all the information which I found before my treatment. It was my first surgery and I wanted to be prepared. It was really important to find an experienced surgeon. There are a lot of specialists but only experienced ones manage to entertain their clients several hours during the procedure. I decided and set an appointment.
Two days later I sat on the chair. Yes, it was a chair, not a bed. This morning I was so scared that I didn`t have breakfast at all. I didn`t feel butterflies, just pure fear. When I sat on that chair I almost faint.
Hair transplant surgery.
The surgeon entered the room with a big morning smile. He explained to me that he will put me a local anesthesia. I didn`t feel anything. He did it twice – on the back of my head and on the front. The surgeon was really careful and explained every single step.Actually, it was a little annoying.
Actually, it was a little annoying. He took a graft from my health area. Because of the anesthesia, I didn`t feel pain, I suppose it sounds gross but it wasn`t actually. There are several nurses who took my graft. One of them told me that they will separate follicles into clusters. This method will guarantee that my new hair will look naturally. I was really hoping that it will because my self-esteem won`t suffer anymore.The surgeon asked me what type of music I prefer. He played some youtube videos and left me relaxing. He came back half an hour later and started to transplant hair to my head. It was less painful than I expected and I fell asleep. An hour later I woke up and the whole procedure was over. The most useful 8 hours I have had in a while. He planted me near 3 000 individual grafts. I was told that a big amount of them will fall next weeks,
The surgeon asked me what type of music I prefer. He played some youtube videos and left me relaxing. He came back half an hour later and started to transplant hair to my head. It was less painful than I expected and I fell asleep. An hour later I woke up and the whole procedure was over. The most useful 8 hours I have had in a while. He planted me near 3 000 individual grafts. I was told that a big amount of them will fall next weeks, but after several months they will grow up again. So the surgery was just the beginning. I went home with a lot of recommendation how to treat my head next month. I have never paid so much attention to my shower technique because it was really important not to damage the surface.
Recovery from hair transplantation.
After a month most of the hair fell and it was such a disappointment. I felt like I have paid for nothing. Fortunately, everyone told me that this is totally normal, but I was still nervous. The first week I wore a hat and my head was itching. Actually, this was the most unpleasant part of the hair transplant procedure. Probably, if you used to wear hats it won`t be such a problem, but for me, it was.
Next months I feel really disappointed, I booked an appointment to see my derm eventually. Thank God he has a sense of humor. He immediately realized why I lost hope and showed me photos of his old patients. He explained me once again, that hair transplant surgery was the beginning of the process. My body should cope with the new grafts and the results should be visible after 6,7 months.
Hair Implant – The result
He was right – now I have two inches long hair. It is true that the result is not fast but it`s worth the waiting. Rob has the same amount of hair. We took photos “before and after” and show them to our friends.
I am really careful with my new grafts. My confidence is back again and I already have one date. Low self-esteem doesn`t bother me anymore. Thanks to hair transplant surgery I can enjoy natural hair again. To learn more about hair implants and hair transplantation procedures you can check out Follicle Hair Centre Singapore: http://www.follicle.com.sg/transplantation.