Race pilot Laurens Vanthoor
When sports meet hair surgery
Laurens Vanthoor, professional Porsche works driver, is a 30yo Belgian who is passionate for sports. He travels around the world for racing and is highly commited to what he does. Laurens also cycles and works out every day to maintain a fit mind and healthy body. And it needs to be said: he looks sharp. But even when you spend quite some time with a helmet on your head, a troubled mind can come up. Hair loss kicked in and Laurens decided to go for a hair transplant at Dr. Feriduni Hair Clinic.
Receding hairline and thinning hair
At the preoperative consultation, Dr. Feriduni concluded that Laurens was a good candidate for a hair transplantation. He already started noticing hair loss at the front about 4 years before. Given the fact that fis father and grandfather suffer from hair loss as well did not give him the best hope. He designed a natural hairline that was measured exactly to top Laurens' facial proportions. Dr. Feriduni always keeps in mind the limitations of the donor area, and with Laurens this was very dense and in good condition. The frontal third was to be restored in one single session.
"In the beginning, I tried to cover the balder spots with some gel technics. But eventually it started to get worse. I shaved my head completely but I came to the decision that I wanted to have nice hair again."
One year has past and a lot happened in 2020, one can say... We did not manage to see Laurens in the clinic to check his progress, but 15 months later we could work something out safely. A wonderful photoshoot by the hand of Boy Pijls at the Circuit Zolder. Please do mind to focus on Laurens' natural hairline!
Recovery and sports
We provide a bandana in case you want to cover your head the first week after surgery. It is important that you take good care of the implanted hair, which are still very vulnerable in the beginnning. Therefore, it is not allowed to do sports in the first 7 days. Of course, a little walk will do no harm. On the contrary: some fresh air is good for the healing process and to distract your thoughts. As from the second week, you can start building up your game. Team and contact sports are advised not to do the first month, so you cannot harm your head and damage the grafts. For Laurens, he started wearing a cap again after one week and was able to put on his racing helmet after one month. Swimming in salt water is allowed to do after one week, and in chlorine water after two weeks. Also an important fact: sweat can do no harm. If it's warm outside, you should only protect your skin with SPF 50. The reason for being careful in sports is simply to bump the head and to overload your facial muscles when working out.
The road ahead
Hair loss can affect anyone and it is totally done to talk about it. We're happy to listen to your concerns and more than welcome to have Dr. Feriduni evaluate your hair situation. Ask for all the information you need, without obligation.