Tamas’s hairline correction and his additional medicational therapies

 

Tamas came to us with the desire of a correction surgery of his hairline created during a previous hair transplant. The first surgery was performed to fill up the triangles a few years before the inquiry. Tamas was satisfied with the density of the hair, but after a while he also received feedback from those around him that "the hairline is somehow strange".

During the consultation, we highlighted the error: the frontotemporal transition, i.e. where the hairline joins the sideburns, was too rounded and brought forward, and the hairs were planted in the skin at an incorrect angle, so it was difficult to style the hair.
To create the new, aesthetic hairline, we defined a higher transition point, which meant that we had to remove the follicles implanted in front of the line we planned on both sides.
To do this, we cut the hairs then extracted them from the affected area and implanted them behind the new hairline, thereby also further improving the hair density.
In the period following the surgery, Tamas helped the skin of the forehead heal with an exfoliating cream, as a result of which the skin healed nicely 10 days after the procedure.
6 months after the intervention, the change was already visible, and the surgical area healed without a trace.
The frontotemporal transition of the hairline has been replaced and the hairline has a more masculine and natural look.

In order to slow down further Tamas’s hair loss behind the implanted areas, we use medicational therapy. He takes 1mg of finasteride and successfully maintains his current hair condition. In addition, he uses 5% minoxidil on the scalp twice a day.

If you struggle with a similar problem as Tamas, and your botched hair transplant bothers you, or you are interested in alternative therapy options, contact us!

FAQ

What causes hair loss in men?
Most often, hair loss is caused by a converted form of testosterone, the DHT hormone. This hormone is essential for our body, and since the hair follicles are genetically sensitive to it, balding can be experienced even with low or normal hormone levels.
How does hair transplant work?
We work with one’s own hair. The resistant, strong hair follicles are extracted from the back and side regions of the scalp and implanted in the bald areas at the right angle and density.
Is the result long-lasting?
The result lasts a lifetime, as the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the DHT hormone and retain this property in their new location. Thus, by transplanting them to the bald areas, they remain strong and viable for a lifetime.
Will a new hair grow in place of the extracted follicles?
Unfortunately, no, so it is very important that the follicles are removed with the right method and density so that no trace of the removal remains after the skin has healed.
Is it possible to extract without leaving scars behind in the donor area?
Yes! At Reneva, in a unique way in Hungary, we choose the size of the punch diameter based on individual characteristics. The punch size is also adjusted during the operation depending on the strength of the hairs located in the different donor regions. Considering the size of the hair follicles and the density of the hair, we work with the smallest possible diameter punch to ensure that the surgical area heals without a trace. Our basic principle is that for a truly aesthetic hair transplant, great emphasis must also be put on preserving the integrity of the donor area.
When will the hair transplant have a viable result?
We usually have a partial aesthetic result already in 5-6th month, especially if we stimulate the regeneration of the hair follicles with mesotherapy treatments 2-3 months after the surgery. We see a final result 10-12 months after the procedure.
Does the hair start to grow immediately after the procedure?
Minimal growth can be seen in the first month, but after that the transplanted hairs fall out. Within 4-6 weeks, however, we can already see the new, growing hairs. Then it is worth helping the regeneration with mesotherapy sessions.
Is it enough to have only one hair transplant?
This depends on the pattern and extent of baldness. One intervention may be sufficient if a smaller bald area is reconstructed. If the hair loss is extensive, or continues after surgery, several interventions may be necessary to achieve the perfect result.
Does hair transplant hurt?
The operation is performed under local anesthesia, the process of which is accompanied by an unpleasant stinging sensation. For this reason, at Reneva, we use a special technique that makes the intervention more comfortable in both the donor and recipient areas.
How should one prepare for surgery?
A laboratory test is required before the intervention, there is nothing else to do. It is not recommended to drink coffee directly before surgery, and all previously prescribed medications must be taken before the surgery.
What should be done after surgery?
In the 3 weeks following the operation, you must avoid sweating, sports, physical work, you must not bend, lift weights or smoke. The implanted area should be sprayed every 2 hours for 3 days with the solution received on the day of surgery. From the 4th day, shampoo foam must be applied ont he implanted area twice a day until the one-week check-up.
When can I return to my pre-surgery routine?
On the 10th day, the hair follicles are embedded, after which one can return to their normal routine with caution. Activities involving strong sweating can be performed again 3-4 weeks after the intervention and the new hair can then be treated in the same way as in its original place, it can be cut, dyed, etc.