Hair Transplant With Trypophobia

The fear of holes is a condition called trypophobia.

The term “trypophobia” is derived from the Greek word trypa (hole) and phobos (fear). It can be generalized to include any object which has holes. The term was coined by American dermatologist Dr. Adam Goldstein in 2005, who noticed that some of his patients were getting small bumps on their skin after seeing clusters of circular shapes like honeycombs, lotus fruits, or bubbles in a puddle of water.

The symptoms of trypophobia vary between people. Some people may experience it only when they see images of clusters like honeycombs, beehives, and sponges while others may also experience discomfort or disgust when they see pictures of holes or clusters in various objects such as soap bubbles and lotus pods.

Hair transplant with trypophobia?

People suffering from trypophobia may have difficulties in getting a hair transplant. Because holes are opened on the scalp during transplantation and the scalp appears like holes for about 1-2 weeks after the surgery.

Furthermore, these patients may have to undergo psychological therapy before going through the surgery as well. These therapies include hypnosis and controlled breathing exercises that are necessary to cope with the anxiety-inducing thoughts or memories.

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