The Patient Said
Medical Treatment at Clinicana was great. The initial labs were done in the hospital lab setting and the procedure was performed on the Clinicana floor of the hospital Acibadem as stated to me in the consult. The treatment lasted about 6.5 hours in total, from walk in time to walk out time. I was quoted 4000 grafts on my pictures when I was in the USA but my procedure resulted in 5200 grafts. I was told I can have a lower hairline and 70% coverage or opt for a higher hairline and go for 100% placement. I opted for 100% coverage of course. The procedure itself is not for the weak at heart. The numbing and anesthesia part, was the worst. It is painful and no way around it. Its necessary to tolerate the rest of the procedure. That is the first part. The second part is the extraction from the donor area. This part lasts about 1-2 hours depending on the number of grafts. it isn't painful, as you are numb at this point, but it is very uncofmrtable to be on your stomach for so long, and your face pressed into the Donut hole head holder of the table. *think a massage table with a small place for your mouth and nose The final part is the implantation of the grafts. This part wasn't painful as your are numb for the most part. If it was painful, the staff was quick to apply more anesthesia. Overall, the treatment was great and I am happy and optimistic about the result. It is scary to do this procedure abroad, but the staff and doctors were very professional. The facilities were top notch, the hospital clean, and the staff wel trained. My initial impression is this is very good, but I am always cautiously optimistic with the end result of both the transplanted area AND the donor area. The donor area takes a beating, and I would have liked to see more pictures of the donor area to make sure scalps heal properly. Overall I would recommend Clinicana and FUE treatment to anyone with hairloss. I am 32 and hoping to shed some years offm y age with this look.
The clinic was great, clean, professional staff, a medical doctor on site, and run by a family business. One of the brothers is the main contact through Whatsapp. They are very patient. They answered all of my questions, and they never got frustrated. They do this often and are used to these questions. They need more pictures on the website of blurred out faces, donor areas, and transplanted areas after the one year marks to show peoples results. Their satisfaction rate is high initially, but only time will tell at the one year mark how happy we will be. overall I leave feeling optimistic my results will be good enough to be happy with this investment.