The COVID-19 Impact on Hair Transplant Operations
As in India and most parts of the world, the ‘normal life’ has been put on hold while the government and concerned professionals are addressing the COVID-19 crisis. We all are aware that this situation continues to remain vigorous and concern for all of us.
The sole purpose of releasing this article is to convey the current scenario at our practice and how we are approaching it. We, at Reviva, know that these tough times demands both up-to-date and unique safety precautions to keep our patients and staff members sound and healthy.
COVID-19 and its effect on Hair Transplant
First and foremost, we are truly committed to all our patients’ needs through this demanding time. Despite this, people will continue to have hair loss problems, scalp related issues and they will continue to look for guided assistance, assessment and its treatment. Be rest assured, we have been there for care and support and we will continue to so!
We also know how hair and scalp problems also bring stress and anxiety along with them and that is why we appreciate the boost in confidence comes by a successful hair restoration treatment. Keeping this in mind, we will remain available to continue to address all your hair restoration queries, concerns virtually while taking all prudent safety measures.
COVID-19 Safety Practices at Reviva Hair Transplant & Skin Laser Clinic
Our priority has always been providing exceptional customer service and support to our clients. At this time, we are abiding by it by following all the safety measures, robust routine cleanliness deep-cleaning, and sanitization protocols. We are monitoring the entire facility carefully and the COVID 19 safety measures will evolve as circumstances and local government instructions.
We start pre-screening our clients at the time of appointment scheduling only to check the symptom and risk so there will be no surprises at your arrival. This information is communicated via email, phone and if a patient comes in a high-risk category, then virtual assistance or consultation would be encouraged.
Those clients who have visited our clinic already knows that we work meticulously towards maintaining the cleanest hair restoration facility. now, we have amped up all the sanitation techniques at frequent intervals at all entry points and patient care areas. Now, we are aggressively re-sanitizing doorways, equipment, labs, assessment rooms, reception area, waiting area, and procedure rooms between each patient, repeatedly throughout the day to further minimize the risks.
- Social Distancing
As we are striving for the safest, cleanest practice – we have also transitioned away for the near or hand-shake greetings rather we are practising social distancing greeting options. Not only this, but we have also removed magazines and newspapers which could potentially pose a transmission hazard.
- Limiting the number of guests/inquiries
We also request our clients to not bring their friends, acquaintances along as we have strictly limited/eliminated the number of guests to our facility to maintain the protocol.
Being a client-centric and responsible hair transplant facility, Reviva Hair Transplant and Skin Laser Clinic would continue to take all the safety measures even after the pandemic gets over. We do not want to take any chance with the safety and health of our clients as well as team members. We are thoroughly abiding by the extensive information shared by the medical association and coping well to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and will implement it in the future as well.
COVID19: Symptoms and Specifics
COVID-19 is a novel flu and shows these symptoms:
- Low-grade fever
- Dry Coughing
- Body ache
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
Severe cases include:
- High fever
- Shortness of breath
- Severe cough
Though the mortality rate is quite low as compared to SARS and MERS but the chances of exposure are quite high, especially in those areas where cleanliness is not maintained.
How to minimize the exposure to COVID-19
In terms of best practices for our clients as well as employees, we suggest you to follow these guidelines:
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Sanitize them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face, nose or eyes to reduce the spread into your body.
- Avoid directly touching buttons and doors especially in lifts; try using the elbow or back of a knuckle instead.
- Cover your sneeze or cough into your elbow/arm.
- When stepping out of your house, wear a mask.
- If you have flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell, stay home and rest.
Under the recent Central and State Government mandates, all kinds of procedures are being temporarily delayed and would be rescheduled so the waiting-time may take longer than usual. Nevertheless, our medical team is available for all the clients who took hair transplant services in the past few months and need an urgent consultations, evaluations, after-care routine, follow-ups, and support. We are also here to assist you with all the prescription related queries.
We appreciate your cooperation through this challenging time, but if you need assistance or have questions or concerns regarding scheduling or re-scheduling visits, please contact our customer executives for better assistance.
We, the human race is in the midst of an unprecedented era right now and every person must do whatever possible to ensure the safety of others from this invisible enemy. We, at Reviva Hair Transplant & Skin Laser clinic are here to support you during these tough times in any way we can.
Feel free to reach us out and let us offer the best virtual assistance in the best way we can. We are all in this together.