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10 Most Asked Questions Regarding My Hair Transplantation

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Hey my dear Aviator,

I did it and I am so happy I have done it! I was flirting with the idea of having a hair transplant for a very long time but I did not really feel the urge to do it. But then I looked at some older photos and I saw my old beautiful hairline. I imagined how it would be to have dense hair again and all the nice hairstyles I could do again. Your reaction and interest was amazing so I decided to answer your 10 most asked questions regarding my hair transplant.

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faq hair transplantation

Hairline before the treatment. You can clearly see the receding hairline.

FAQ Hair Transplantation

1. Why did I do it? 💇🏼‍♂️

In my mid-twenties, I noticed that I was starting to lose hair, primarily on my forehead, meaning that my hairline began to recede. I was so shocked because I love my fluffy curly hair and I did not want to lose it so early. To slow down the process I altered my hair care routine. I started using organic shampoos which are sensitive to hair and I tried to pamper my scalp.  A healthy head skin creates the right environment so the hair root stays in place. I did get the impression that it helped a lot but the lost hair did not grow back! So I decided to have a hair transplant.

TIP: Use organic hair care products, no hot hair drying, less styling products, do not wash your hair daily, no rubbing with the towel, and take vitamins for your hair like this product.

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Consultation with the doctor of NOVOHAIR before the treatment.

2. Where did I do it? 📍

I had my hair transplant here in my home base of Berlin. NOVOHAIR is located at the famous Kurfürstendamm in a beautiful typical Berlin building. They work with experienced doctors who are helping people to realise their hair dreams. 

TIP: Novorhair specialises in all kinds of hair treatments. For personalised advice and treatment, just make an appointment for a non-binding consultation!

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I was not really nervous only excited!

3. Where was the hair transplant done? 🙇🏼

You might be wondering where the hair transplant was done since my hair looks totally “normal” right now. In some cases, the entire head needs to get shaved. Luckily, not in my case.  Only the donor area (aft head) and a little bit of my forehead had to get shaved. So I could keep my long curly hair to cover my hair transplantation area in the front of my head. 

TIP: Sometimes it is not necessary to shave the entire head. Be sure to discuss the intricacies of this with your doctor. In general, I would recommend having the transplant when you are less busy and during the cold season when you spend more time at home. 

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faq hair transplantation

Marking my new hairline!

4. What does FUE treatment mean? 👩🏼‍⚕️

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and is currently the most modern and gentle treatment against hair loss.

In an FUE hair transplant, hair follicles are harvested one at a time from areas of high and dense hair growth – most commonly at the back or sides of the head – and then transplanted to the desired area for the hair growth.

A special motorized FUE instrument is used at NOVOHAIR. The use of this device has decisive advantages: the probability of successful transplantation is far higher and the comfort of the patient is significantly improved. The hair can be removed much faster and more precisely so that the treatment time is shortened enormously. In addition, the healing process is much faster and the treatment leaves only microscopic scars that are not visible.

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Extraction of the hair follicle at the aft head

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My 2000 grafts ready to be transplanted

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5. What is the hardest? 🤯

It has been over 4 weeks since the hair transplantation. At first, I thought the lengthy treatment was the hardest, then it was the upright sleeping position and then it was not doing any sports for 3 weeks. But now I find it really hard to wait for the final result of the transplant. You can see the hair growing already a little bit but it will take some more months for my new hairline to appear completely. 

TIP: Have patience and follow the guidelines of your doctor precisely for the best possible result.

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I listened to music and I felt comfortable. In the end, I got uneasy because of the length.

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Hair transplantation is done after five hours!

6. Was it painful? 🤕

The entire transplant took about five hours, which can be even longer when more hair needs to be transplanted. In my case, it was around 2000 grafts. The injections for the anaesthesia are a little bit painful but afterwards, you feel almost nothing. Even after the effect of anaesthesia was gone I did not feel any strong pain. In the event that the pain is unbearable, mild painkillers can be taken during the first couple of days. I would say after a week the healing of the transplant and donor area was so advanced that the unpleasant pressure on the head and the swelling was gone. 

TIP: During the treatment, I enjoyed noise cancelling headphones so I only could hear music playing. 

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How my hair looks like after fours days!

7. When can I do sports again? 💪🏼

You are not allowed to do any sports for three weeks, and also not participate in any activity which might increase your heart rate. I also refrained from drinking any caffeine beverages. This promotes the healing process. 

TIP: Strictly follow the aftercare guidelines by the doctor for the best possible result


8. How long does it take for the result? ⏲

The growth of the graft is gradual. A rest phase begins immediately after the treatment. During this time, the transplanted hair roots grow onto the scalp. After about a month the natural hair growth begins. After about a year you have a full, dense and natural-looking hair structure.

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Luckily I can cover the transplant area with my curls.

9. How long does it last? 💀

Hair transplants are a one-time procedure with long-term results. The hair transplant lasts a lifetime as long as you follow a healthy hair care routine. 

10. What are the costs? 💵

The costs for a hair transplant varies from person to person due to the size of the transplant area and the number of grafts. In my case, my treatment cost 4000€

TIP: Novorhair is specialised for all kinds of hair treatments. If you have a hair dream, just make an appointment for a non-binding consultation!

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The healing process takes a few weeks now. The full result almost a year.

So I hope my blog post “10 Most Asked Questions Regarding My Hair Transplant” helped making yourself a clearer picture of the treatment. Please let me know if you have any further questions in a comment below and do not forget to like the post!

Your PilotPatrick