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This is what you need to know about FUE Hair Transplant

This is what you need to know about FUE Hair Transplant

As we know, for many genetic, environmental, and physiological reasons, it is not always possible to have or maintain an abundant amount of hair on the head; unfortunately this is a very common condition that is not possible to prevent. Nowadays, there are many products that promise to prevent or stop hair loss, but there are also other ways or medical methods (surgeries) for hair implants, and covering baldness.

You might not have heard about this topic too much so, let’s be clearer. According to the professionals of Harley Street Hair Clinic, FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction (sometimes it is also referred to as Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a hair transplant surgery that involves extracting individual hair, usually from the sides and back of the head.

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This is How This Procedure Works

FUE Hair Transplant is a minimal surgical procedure that involves removing healthy hair follicles from another donor area and grafting them one-by-one into the bald areas of the head. Experts say that this is a typical procedure that takes about eight hours and it is not painful.

It starts by applying a local anesthetic, which is injected into the donor area, then the desired number of hairs are extracted one by one from it. Then, the balding area is also anesthetized, and numerous micro-incisions are made using a specially shaped micro-needle. Finally, the grafts are placed into these incisions. It sounds pretty simple, and it actually is.

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It is really recommended that you take your time to find the most professional clinics and surgeons. Despite the fact that this is a minor surgery, you still have to do some research and take some advice before making a decision.

Here are Some Advantages to This Procedure

  • It doesn’t leave distinctive scars.
  • Shorter recovery time than other procedures (it takes less than a week).
  • Natural look and results.
  • General anesthesia is not necessary, only local anesthesia is used.
  • You can have multiple interventions in a few days. As there are no seams in the donor’s area; the extraction of follicles can continue as long as the patient wants.
  • It needs less manpower than other methods or surgeries; just one doctor with one or two assistants can run a proper procedure.

What About the Cons?

  • It doesn’t hurt too much, but it can be uncomfortable because of the length of time it takes.
  • It’s not cheap (an average procedure costs around $11,000).
  • It takes longer to make each graft, which prolongs the total time and number of follicles that can be removed and implanted each day. This is one of the reasons why it costs more FUE technique.
  • For procedures of more than 1000 follicular units it is necessary to shave the head. There are many men and woman who get rejected to take the procedure because they simply didn’t want to shave their heads. But everybody think that it is definitely worth.

In Conclusion

The Follicular Unit Extraction is an exciting scientific and medical step. The promise of having an almost scarless surgery is enticing to both patient and surgeon, and it has been simplified. The reasons people are selecting FUE rather than other methods may be the avoidance of a linear scar, short recovery time, the desire for a naturally pain-free post-operation period, or, simply the idea of having a minimally invasive procedure.

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This technique can definitely be considered as an important alternative to all those traditional hair transplant procedures for certain selected patients. Technology is making big steps in many areas, and the medical area is one of the most important ones.

Everything that can be made with the purpose of looking for human wellness should be supported.

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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