Testimonial | 30-10-19
Madeleine got a hair transplant against hair loss
Madeleine, 58 years old
Madeleine, 58, works as an anesthesiologist and is used to being in a medical environment. Therefore, she felt much calmer when it was time for her hair transplant. The decision of having the procedure also came easier to her since she was aware of the fact that she would be able to cover her hair during work.
“I was just losing more and more hair. Nothing helped even though I tried diets and vitamins. I am terrified of flying, so finding help in Sweden was important to me,” says Madeleine.
Madeleines donor area before and after 12 months
The choice stood between PRP and a hair transplant
Madeleine’s hair continued to get thinner and thinner with spots that became harder to hide as time went on. After a little research on the internet she found Nordic Hair Clinic. At first, she thought that a PRP treatment would be enough, but after a consultation she finally decided on a hair transplant.
“It felt stupid to postpone it further as I was not entirely sure that only PRP would help me. I wanted a permanent result.”
Nerves on the day of the hair transplant, but with a positive surprise
Before the operation Madeleine felt somewhat anxious but all went well except for the anesthesia that was a little unpleasant. It was a bit difficult to sleep the first night and she had some trouble with itching in the donor area. Otherwise, Madeleine is very pleasantly surprised. The procedure went faster than the five hours she expected and the pain was gone after a day.
“I was a little tired after the surgery, but my husband could luckily meet me at the train station. It was a bit hard to shave the donor area when I could clearly see how little hair I actually had.”
The first two days of healing you get to sleep in a sitting position and you can bleed a little from the donor area. This can be rinsed off with water as long as one is careful with the newly transplanted hair follicles.
“The thing that was difficult with the healing was to remove all the plasma and coagulated blood, but I rinsed it off with clean water. I was also worried about an infection but luckily never got one.”
The amazing end result, 12 months after Madeleines hair transplant
Patience is key when waiting for the end result
The healing process of the hair was quite slow the first few months, but is clearly visible now after a year. Madeleine has also done several treatments with PRP that are included in the price when doing a hair transplant.
She thinks everything has gone quickly and smoothly. Even if you get a little impatient while waiting for the results, Madeleine thinks it’s important to point out that you should think about the small amount of hair you had before for maybe 5 to 10 years. The results won’t come in a week, so you have to be patient. The final result will show after 12-18 months.
“I was really not that worried even though it took time. Even my hairdresser said that my hair after the procedure grew nicely and had become thicker. A hair transplant was not really that hard for me, probably because it felt more medical rather than aesthetical.”
There is help to find as a woman
All in all, Madeleine is pleased and would recommend other women to also have a hair transplant if they suffer from hair loss and feel bad about it. She is aware of the fact that the subject can be difficult to talk about, but you can get help with successful results. Madeleine has been able to hide her hair transplant at work with an operation cap during the time it took for the hair to grow out.
“Despite that, I told people about my hair transplant and there are several colleagues who want to do it as well and also send their husbands here,” she says with a laugh.