Hair transplantation using the FUE technique at the Trius Institute
Before deciding to have a hair transplant, I was already a patient of Dr. Trius and I already knew the causes of my alopecia. We tried for a while to combat the loss of hair with Finasteride tablets and liquid Minoxidil applied directly to the scalp. The problem was that these two substances are needed daily and although I noticed improvement, it was uncomfortable. So I wanted information about hair transplantation, and after consulting the doctor we decided that the technique that suited me best was the FUE technique.
As a patient, I think that in order to define my experience as best as I can, it should be divided into 3 parts: pre-operative, operative and post-operative.
During the pre-operative I went to Dr. Trius’s appointment at 07:00 a.m. on Thursday and returned to have explained in detail what the intervention would consist of and I was introduced to the team of nurses with whom I would work. I took the last photos before the operation, I dressed in a bathrobe, they cut my hair to zero (that was the hardest part) and we entered the room to begin the intervention.
I was, like the majority of patients who are not doctors, somewhat nervous and scared before starting, but within 5 minutes of entering, after having already started the operation, I was completely relaxed.
The operation. We started at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and we finish around 17:00 in the afternoon which would be the first part of the follicle extraction area and already with some of the first grafts done. Thanks to sedation and local anesthesia, I didn’t notice anything during the entire operation and moreover, I was fully aware of everything:
I could go to talk to the nurses and the doctor, at various times I slept, watched TV or listened to music, so it was not an uncomfortable intervention.
We paused mid-morning for a juice and some chocolate biscuits and another lunch break to eat. At the end of that day, I went home to sleep and returned the next day at the same time to start with the second extraction area and finish with the missing grafts.
That night I slept well, since the first extraction zone was on the back of my head and also on the right, I had to sleep face down and sideways.
The doctor gave me some anti-inflammatory pills and some others for the pain, which I did not have to use. More than pain, in the operated area, I remember a stinging sensation that was alleviated with saline spray.
Finally, we finished up with the transplants that were left to be done, everything went exactly the same as the day before. As I say, during the intervention I did not notice absolutely anything, just some little vibrations from time to time from the cylindrical scalpel, but nothing more. As Dr. Trius had advised me, I protected the treated area with the famous “fisherman’s cap”, I took pills I was prescribed for a week, and moisturized the treated area with a serum for the first few days. The feeling of stinging lasts a few days, but it is easy to take and the serum really helps to soothe the itching. A month after the operation there is a critical moment that the non-transplanted hair grows normally, but the grafted hairs fall out. The doctor had already warned me that this might happen and that the complete cycle would last would last about 6 months, and that the grafted hairs fall due to being damaged during the transplant.
Basically, when that happens, you’re simply the same as before. Today 3 months have already passed since my intervention and for some weeks I have started seeing the first results. My first hairs appeared in the grafted areas and must already e about 4 millimeters in length, and growing.
My experience with a FUE capillary graft intervention at the Trius Institute
My friend Rubén and I, after long discussions and searching for information on the internet, decided to have a graft treatment. After several visits and requesting information from the various hair treatment centers in Barcelona. The decision to go to the Trius Institute was instantaneous and undoubted after the meeting that we had with Dr. Trius in her office at the Trius Institute in Balmes street in Barcelona.
Her explanations and knowledge about the procedure, capillary growth phases, and the technique used for the implant, as well as all the current before and after photos of patients, made us see that her experience was the best option.
Dr. Trius answered all the doubts that we had, and we felt we had found a trustworthy person.
That same day we arranged a date for the intervention with Marta, a charming person who is part of the team at the Trius Institute. Marta informed us of all pre and post intervention topics and the treatment depending on the number of hair follicles that we needed to achieve the best result.
The price of the whole treatment starting now and lasting throughout the year, and the results to be obtained seem to me more than fair and adequate.
I have to say that Marta was the person who just convinced us that we were in the best place to have the treatment.
Her professionalism is incredible. She explained everything with perfect clarity, medication before and during the next 3 days, care to be taken into account before and after. We were also provided with everything in writing.
Thank you Marta for your professionalism, and dedicating so much time to us and making us feel so comfortable talking to you about our doubts. If my first impression was good, the day of the intervention was even better.
I arrived at the scheduled time in the morning, half asleep and somewhat restless. When I opened the door Dr. Trius’s assistant, a lovely girl named Isabel, welcomed me with a smile and called me by my name. She accompanied me with a constant smile, to a room with 2 Wardrobes and a modern and luxurious bathroom with a mirror and sink where some green throwaway sealed trousers and sweater had been left on top of a bench.
I put on the green suit with my underwear and I leave my clothes in one of the closets, I lock it and leave. Isa and another very amiable assistant called Montse who are waiting for me next to Dr. Trius, accompany me to the adjoining room where the intervention is performed. I lay there face down on a very comfortable stretcher with a hole to place my head in, looking downwards, and after having a local anesthesia, I am totally relaxed, actually within seconds I feel like I am in heaven.
I have to say that my experience during the intervention was a mixture of total relaxation on a both mental and physical level, together with the desire for the most perfect results that I anticipate will be satisfactory. I also had the feeling of being very comfortable with Dr. Trius and her two colleagues, feeling confident that they were doing things very well. I did not feel any pain, I didn’t know anything, and only occasionally did I see smiles and hear the softly-spoken professional comments among them that made me feel even more relaxed. I also have to highlight the good vibes, the harmony and sense of humor that exists between them.
Dr. Trius is a person who gives off serenity and confidence, it shows that she is very demanding of herself, a perfectionist, of which she only feels satisfied with good results and with the satisfaction of their patients.
Once the extraction of the follicles from the area behind the head was completed. I turned around on the same stretcher facing upwards, and immediately saw Dr. Trius personally grafting the follicles one by one. Her two assistants Isa and Montse were preparing the follicles one by one into kind of metallic pencils, which are the ones Dr. Trius uses to graft to the receiving area. After a while, once the last follicle was grafted. It was over, I put my clothes on again and I went home by taxi, that afternoon I relaxed at home and did nothing.
The next day was back to normal. Well nearly, a week without sports and without wearing a motorcycle helmet. After 7 days I could not see any signs of the procedure at all. And for the first 3 days only if someone noticed because they knew. Otherwise, you wouldn’t notice anything. I say this because many people with whom I had contact that day had realized.
After 4 months I began to see the most plausible results and at 6 months was when I saw the most radical result. I could no longer see the scalp in the previously bald areas. That is, I no longer saw those bald patches when I looked at myself in the mirror, even with direct light on my head. In the following months until now, you see how you look and feel better every time. An authentic physical change for the better. It changes your face, you look healthier and younger. A lot People have told me that I looked different …, better … but not knowing very well why. And that’s for the best.
Another thing that I liked and I want to emphasize are the facilities at the Trius Institute. A mix of being modern, luxurious, comfortable and warm. A place where you feel at ease and relaxed. They are very modern and warm.
Everything has been taken into account until the last detail to create an environment of maximum comfort.
I know that the most important thing for me has been the excellent result. But also the experience with the whole team of the Trius Institute, for its professionalism, warmth, exquisite treatment, patience, understanding, its kindness, serenity, and so many smiles that make the professional relationship also human.
I’m a patient of Dr. Trius. When I reached menopause, I decided to put myself in her hands to treat some aspects of my skin, but I finally also tried several treatments that not only improved my physical appearance but also my health. Now I have new habits that make me feel better. Throughout all the time I was going to the Trius Institute, I received warm and professional treatment from its team.