The procedure was easier than expected
The biggest shock for Karl during his treatment was that he didn’t feel anything after the local anaesthetic had taken effect. However, he found the anaesthetic injections painful, but then it went away.
– A slightly unpleasant feeling was the sound that comes from the different moments, but you get used to it. Right now I feel better than I thought I would. It feels like something has happened, you’re a bit thick in the head, but otherwise it feels a lot better than I expected, says Karl.
The healing of the new hair
The first night after a hair transplant can be a bit of a struggle. You have to be very careful not to access the transplant area while you are sleeping. It can damage the healing hair follicles. We usually recommend a neck pillow to make the first night more comfortable for yourself. In Karl’s case, he slept very well the first and second night.
– I had an airplane pillow and then I curled up on the couch with some pillows. Then I fell asleep quite well. Quite carefree in fact. You were a bit tired when you got home. I also slept the same way the second night,” says Karl.
After a hair transplant, it is important to start showering the donor area and the newly transplanted area 4 days after the procedure. It keeps the area clean, but it also helps the scabs to loosen. When the scabs come off, it’s easier for the hair to start growing.
– The hardest part was not scratching yourself. You want to feel it, both out of curiosity but also because you feel that something has happened to your head. It felt a bit like wearing a Lego helmet on your head. It wasn’t hard in the sense that it made you feel bad, other than the fact that you constantly had to think about not scratching,” says Karl.
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