F.A.Q.

A personal consultation is offered at a 180,- Euro fee (excl. VAT). This balance needs to be transferred prior to the consultation appointment. Preoperative consultations (for patients who already scheduled their surgery date) are without charges.
We provide each patient with an in-depth consultation done by Dr. Feriduni himself. This personal consultation includes a throughout evaluation of the patient’s hair loss situation, an assessment of all surgical options and if required, a medical treatment will be elaborated by Dr. Feriduni. Dr. Feriduni will take all the time needed to set up the most indicated treatment plan for each patient.
It is possible to transfer the surgery costs to our bank account prior to the treatment or to pay in cash or with a credit card on your surgery day. We do not accept checks nor bank drafts. We anticipate that at least the minimum balance is settled in the morning of the surgery.
 
We don’t offer any payment plans or finances, we advise our patients to contact their bank to contract a loan or a bank that offers finances for esthetic procedures in particular.
 
We do recommend our patients who don’t live in the area of the clinic to stay overnight for one night prior and at least one night after the surgery. We always ask our patients to arrive early in the morning of their surgery day so if they are not accommodated in Hasselt it might be stressful to arrive in time. A postoperative check-up is generally foreseen in the morning after the surgery so it is also recommendable to accommodate in Hasselt 1 night after the surgery. Patients that live in the area of the clinic could drive back and forth, it is however not recommended to drive immediately after the surgery due to the sedation so it is best to be accompanied. One day after the surgery, it is not a problem to drive.
We generally cooperate with the Hassotel and special rates are given to our patients, please check the patient service page on our website for more information.
It is also possible to stay at N°7, the private guesthouse of Dr. Feriduni Hair Clinic, there are only 3 rooms available so it is advised to book as quickly as possible after reserving your surgery date to be sure to have an availability .
 
Finasteride is an important supplement to hair transplantation and therefore, you may continue taking it.
 
You may continue using Minoxidil lotion until 1 day before the treatment. Minoxidil lotion contains the ingredient propylene glycol, which can irritate and dry out the skin after surgery.
Two weeks after the surgery you will be able to resume using Minoxidil.
 
It is very important to not take any medication that contains acetylsalicylic acid at least 7 days before and 3 days after surgery. Acetylsalicylic acid liquefies blood and could cause excess bleeding during surgery. 
Three days before the treatment you are advised not to drink alcohol. Alcohol stimulates the blood circulation and over‐sensitivity to anesthetics.
 
Dr. Feriduni recommends his patients to start scalp laxity exercises at least 6 months prior to a FUT surgery and preferably 3 times a day. These exercises improve the flexibility of the scalp and could benefit to the outcome of the linear scar.
 
We advise you not to smoke for at least 24 hours before your treatment, because smoking delays healing of wounds, and increases the risk of infection. If possible it is recommended to even stop smoking for 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks after your surgery.
 
It is possible to dye your hair before undergoing a hair transplant surgery, it doesn’t cause any harm to the transplants. After the surgery it is possible to dye your hair again from 4 weeks postoperative onwards.
 
Before a FUE treatment your hair will be cut by one of our medical assistants (0.9 mm) unless the treatment uses micro‐ or macro strips. So there is no need to have your hair cut beforehand. The transplantation area should preferably also be cut before an FUT treatment. This facilitates the placement of the follicle units which means that the transplants spend less time without oxygen, and therefore remain stronger.
 
 
It is recommended to eat a light breakfast on your surgery day, we provide our patients with lunch during the pause of the surgery. 
 
The procedure takes about 6-9 hours in total (intake, extraction phase, pause, creation of the micro-incisions, insertion phase, aftercare) and about 4-6 hours on the second surgery day in case of a 2 consecutive days session.
 
We recommend our patients to be accompanied on their surgery day, especially if they come from abroad and need to stay overnight. Companions are able to stay in the patient room and have a television, movies, magazines and free WI-FI at their disposal.
 
All procedures are performed under local anesthesia, generally a sedative is administered to the patient undergo the procedure without any stress
 
If you are planning to undergo a hair transplant surgery, you should bear in mind to avoid important social or professional commitments during the first 10-14 days postoperative. In most cases it will no longer be noticeable that you underwent a FUE procedure at 10 days postoperative.
In case of a FUT procedure it will be necessary to remove the staples on the 14th day postoperative. Afterwards it will barely be noticeable that you underwent a hair transplant procedure. Redness of the scalp could however persist for a longer period after surgery (weeks to months), especially in case of patients with a sensitive scalp.
 
In principle it is not a problem to work after the surgery but due to the edema (swelling in the face) we recommend at least 1 week of non-activity in case of a FUE surgery and due to the staples, 2 weeks of non-activity in case of a FUT surgery.
 
Due to the sedation, it is not recommended to drive immediately after the surgery, it is best to come accompanied and let your companion drive. Patients that are staying at the hotel or guesthouse will be driven to their accommodation by the taxi service. On the day after it is not a problem to drive.
 
It is possible and even recommended to take a shower from the 1st day postoperative day onwards, make sure to use a low water pressure though. Avoid showers that are too long or too hot.
 
 
The staples need to be removed at 2 weeks postoperative. It is generally not necessary to remove the stitches after a FUT surgery, the sutures that are used to close the donor wound are absorbable.
 
Due to the local anesthetic and the liquid injected into the scalp during the treatment, a swelling will occur on the forehead after the treatment. This is completely normal and will disappear after a couple of days. This swelling will occur at its worst on the face from the 2nd until the 4th day after the operation. If the area around the eyes is swollen, it can seriously restrict your vision. After that, the swelling will gradually subside and decrease. The moisture will be eliminated from the body via the lymph glands. A few tips to restrict the swelling:
  • Try to keep your head straight and try to avoid bending forward
  • Regular cooling with the cool pack after the treatment eases the swelling. Only cool the forehead/eyes, never the transplantation area. After using, put the cool pack back in the refrigerator, preferably not in the freezer compartment.
  • Drink a lot of water.
 
 
Yes you are unfortunately suffering from hyperesthesia. Hyperesthesia of the scalp, i.e. an enhanced sensibility of the scalp/an irritation of the nerve tissue, is a rather common side effect caused by the extraction of the follicular units. The medication Diclofenac 100mg (against pain and anti-inflammatory effect) should lessen the uncomfortable feeling already after 2-3 days.
 
In case of a FUE procedure it is recommended to start exercising again at 2 weeks postoperative, in case of intensive or contact sports (soccer, combat sports, etc.) we recommend at least 4 weeks of rest. Even after 4 weeks postoperative it is recommended to avoid any bumps to the head.
 
We recommend to avoid the sauna, Turkish bath or hammam for at least 4 weeks postoperative. The high temperatures and humidity are not conducive for the healing process and should better be avoided.
 
It is important to stop using Rogaine® from the day of the surgery until 2 weeks postoperative.
 
It is possible to start using hair fibres at 2 weeks after surgery if all scabs are removed. If not it might be better to wait until 3 weeks postoperative.
Postoperative shock loss is an unfortunate side effect of a hair transplant procedure and could occur in the recipient area, the areas surrounding the recipient area or even in the donor area. This is mostly a temporary condition where native hairs are “shocked” due to trauma of the scalp during hair transplantation surgery, creating an additional but mostly temporary hair loss condition. Shock loss occurs when the native hair is weak and isn’t strong enough to resist the surgical trauma that is going on around it. More often than not the hair that has gone into shock will grow back but after 3/4 months – after the resting phase. Shock loss can occur both in the recipient area, the areas surrounding the recipient area or even in the donor area a few weeks to a few months after having hair transplantation surgery. Postoperative shock loss of course does occur in women. In those that are having hair transplants, there is a risk of shock loss in women as well as men, but the hair seem to always return in women, not the case in men who have progressive hair loss with considerable miniaturized hairs.
If you suffer from postoperative shock loss, it is recommended to start using Rogaine foam as it could fasten the growing process. In the meantime, you could consider the use of hair fibres to camouflage the hair loss.
 
The post-surgery mousse shampoo:  needs to be applied from the second postoperative day onwards. It needs to be applied every other day until the 14th day postoperative by dabbing the shampoo gently on the scalp.
The hair spray treatment: needs to be started from the first postoperative day and applied at least 3x a day until the 6th postoperative day.
The post-surgery serum: needs to be applied on the recipient area after the shampoo from the 5th postoperative day onwards until the 14th postoperative day. It is important to only apply a very thin layer of serum on the recipient area, apply it 2 to 3 times a day by dabbing the serum gently on the recipient area.
The post-surgery oil: should be applied on the donor area from the 5th postoperative day onwards until the 14th postoperative day. It needs to be applied 2 to 3 times a day by dabbing the oil on the donor area.
 
It is important to put only a very thin layer of serum on the recipient area. From the 7th day postoperative it is possible to rub the scalp during the hair wash so it will be easier to remove the serum. If there still are some residues left from the serum, it is not a problem for the transplants so there is no need to worry.
 
At 7 days postoperative it is recommended to start gently removing the scabs while washing your hair. The scabs might not all come off during the first wash but they should all be removed by the 10 postoperative day. There might be transplanted hairs that could come off together with the scabs but that is completely normal and inevitable. In that case the transplanted hair bulbs will start to produce new hairs and these will start to grow at about 3-4 months postoperative. If not all scabs are removed after the 10th postoperative day it is recommended to apply a moisturizing lotion on your scalp and let it soak for at least half an hour up to 45 minutes and put a piece of household foil on top. Afterwards rinse the lotion from your scalp and start rubbing the scabs from your scalp. After rinsing, you can wash your hair whilst making again rubbing movements so the scabs will fall off. A fine comb could also help to remove remaining scabs.
 
 
No these transplants are not lost, the transplanted hair bulbs are fixed into the dermis and will start to produce new hairs, those new hairs will be visible at about 3-4 months after surgery. They will be very sparse and fine in the beginning and will grow thicker and fuller in the following months.
 
When the scalp is very dry or dehydrated after the surgery, ‘cracked lines’ could occur in the recipient area. This phenomenon appears when the scalp returns to its normal condition. There is no reason to worry as this phenomenon is part of the recovery process.
 
If you suffer from a few pimples, there is no need to do anything. If you suffer from too many painful pimples, you could put a warm compress on the pimples and let it soak for a couple of minutes. Afterwards try to squeeze the pimples by using 2 compresses, never squeeze the pimples with your bare hands, this might cause an infection.
 
This stage after the surgery is often very difficult for the patient because nothing much happens and a lot of patience is necessary. Patients often start to worry because there is (mostly) no hair growth visible and the hair situation might even look worse at this stage than prior the surgery. Only in few cases (fast growers) the transplanted hairs did not fall out after surgery and just continue to grow but is rather rare than common.
 
New hair growth is visible at 6 months postoperative but mostly the hairs are still sparse and thin at this stage and will grow thicker and denser in the following months.
 
At 9 months postoperative there should be quite some hair growth visible, but the maximum hair density has normally not been attained yet. In the following months hair density should still increase.
 
The final result is mostly visible between 12 and 18 months after surgery.
Fast growers will have their final result attained at 10-12 months postoperative but generally it takes rather 12 to even 18 months before the final result shows.

 
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