The Patient Said
My hair transplant treatment went great. I arrived the day before the surgery for blood tests, and advice from the doctor. On the day of the operation, it was quite straight forward:
1) they first shaved my head (no need to do so before)
2) they then applied anesthesia to the back of my head (where the follicles were removed) - this part was the most painful, as several injections were applied across different areas. But the pain didn't last for more than a few minutes.
3) they removed approximately 4,000 follicles from the back of my head, which took around 2.5 hours, during which I was lying flat on my stomach. (make sure to mention if you're uncomfortable to the nurses). The process was painless.
4) I sat up as the doctor and a specialized nurse then drew out the area of the transplant with quite a bit of precision, and asked if I was comfortable with it before proceeding.
4) I then lied on my back as the nurses applied another group of anesthesia injections (roughly in half the time as the first anesthesia), followed by applying micro-holes on the recipient area of my head through multiple injections. This is where the implantation would take place. This process was also painless, and took around 1.5 hours)
5) I then had a nice meal and quick bathroom break. (around 30 minutes total)
6) Finally, in the last 2 hours two nurses applied the implants on to the recepient area, which was painless too. I had my earphones on and was reading on my kindle to pass time.
I am Lebanese by origin, living in Qatar. I heard about this clinic through a friend and highly recommend it! The pick up from the airport, to the stay in the hotel, to the hospital was impeccable.
Only advice is to try to do this with some friends, as the next day of the operation can be quite embarrassing with a big band-aid all over your head, and some bleeding from the top. Nothing like sharing an embarrassment with others :)
Nonetheless, just like teeth braces, is well worth it!