Frequently Asked Questions
Duration of hair transplant varies based on the number of hair follicles (graft), tissue of target person and the number of sessions. Hair examination and planning must be performed very well before the operation. The operation takes 6-10 hours depending on the technique used.
One of the most frequent questions received from persons who want to have a hair transplant is whether there is pain before and after the operation.
Hair transplant is performed under local anaesthesia. No pain is expected during hair transplant. Degree of pain varies based on the individual pain threshold as very thin injections are used for local anaesthesia. In general, persons who undergo hair transplant have slight and temporary burning sensation.
Post-operative pain is so low that it can be suppressed with pain killers prescribed by the physician and most of the hair transplant patients overcome this period without any problem.
Hair transplant procedure is the most effective, permanent and safe method that can be implemented against hair loss, baldness and scalp problems such as scars-burns. Any individual with these problems can have the operation regardless of whether that individual is a female or male, adult or young person. It is applied to individuals who want hair transplant against hair loss.
The type of hair loss is a deterministic factor rather than age of the person. There is no age limit for hair transplant. The most important factor in hair transplant is whether hair loss ended or not. This factor depends on the age. Hair loss rate is high among men until the age of 40 and this process is decelerated after 40. Therefore, person who had hair transplant must be informed that 2 or 3 sessions may ne necessary as the hair loss may continue with individuals below that age even if hair transplant is made.
This procedure can be applied on when the individual has hair in the back and sides of the scalp. Hair transplant must be decided after a good hair examination.
After hair transplant, the duration of hair growth depends on the person and recipient site.
Cicatrices are formed in the scalp following the hair transplant. These cicatrices disappear in 10 days after the operation and it totally disappears within a very short time. Transplanted hair adapts to the recipient site within approximately 3 months. At this point, hair above the scalp may be lost. Hair grows slowly 3 months after the hair transplant operation. Initially, hair looks soft and weak. In average, half of the transplanted hair grows 6 months after the operation. In time, strong hair grows. The growth process is completed within 1 year. If hair transplant procedure is applied on top of the head, growth process takes approximately 1-1.5 years.
Hair transplant operation varies based on the person. Hair transplant is an important operation and the process is affected by numerous reasons. Examination of the person who plans to have hair transplant is very important before the operation. Hair density of the target person is determined during examination. Density of hair is in proportion with the number of hair follicles (graft) that can be taken. During the examination, size of the bald area, the number of hair follicles required, sufficiency of the donor site and the number of session must be known. These are very important to achieve a natural appearance as a result of hair transplant operation.
Structure of the area should not be damaged while taking grafts from the donor site for hair transplant operation.
Hair follicles are extracted one by one when FUE technique is used. Maximum 4000-5000 grafts are taken with this technique. Duration of the operation is reduced as the number of grafts increases.
There are some important factors that must be taken into consideration in the post-operative period. The most important consideration is to protect your head against the sunlight. Sun screen or a cap must be used before going out at hours with strong sunlight. You must protect your scalp from exposure to sun until hair grows.
You can swim in the pool or sea 2 to 3 months after the hair transplant. Attention must be paid to avoid infection risk. You can have a successful healing process if you follow recommendations of your doctor in the post-operative period.
Person who plants to have hair transplant must be examined very well by persons who will apply the procedure. The method to be used, the quantity of grafts required and the number of sessions must be determined during examination.
Hair implant is a procedure applied to transfer hair follicles (graft) harvested one from the back of the scalp to the bald recipient site. Size of the bald area and density of hair in the back of the scalp are very important in this procedure. Thus, the number of sessions are determined. It is very important to achieve a natural and quality appearance after the operation.
The level of hair loss is different for everyone. There are many factors such as density of hair in the donor site, shape of the head and type of hair loss are important for hair transplant.
Session is the hair transplant procedure applied to the target person. Hair density in the donor site and size of the recipient site determine the number of sessions required. The number of hair follicles will be higher if the density of hair in the donor site is high and vice versa. The number of sessions depends on size of the bald area. The number of sessions may be up to 3. However, extreme thinning may occur in the donor site if high number of follicles are extracted irregularly from the donor site. This situation leads to problems with the appearance. Therefore, hair transplant centre and the physician must be selected very well.
There are certain reasons of hair loss even though it varies based on the person. Hair loss may arise due to genetic, hormonal and stress-related factors, etc.
Hair is extracted from the side and back of the scalp of the target person. For men, hair follicles in the back of the scalp are genetically coded against hair loss. Hair in this area is never lost.
In hair transplant, hair extracted from the donor site are transferred to the bald area. Hair transplanted as such is not lost as the transferred hair is genetically coded against hair loss. However, if continued loss is experienced with the hair the person had before the operation, then another hair plant procedure may be necessary. Therefore, good examination and finding an experienced hair transplant centre is very important for the person planning to have this operation.
Natural appearance is obtained as a result of the hair transplant thanks to the techniques that have been developed in the recent period. Attention must be paid to the front hair line, the number of hair follicles (graft) and slits for placement of grafts for obtaining natural appearance after hair transplant.
First, hair line is determined in accordance with the features of the individual and shape of the head must be taken into consideration for a natural hair line. Hair follicles extracted one by one are placed in the slits opened for hair follicles in the recipient site. Direction and angle must be determined while opening these slits. In addition, the number of grafts should also be determined in advance. Good examination and planning are very important before the operation. However, your hair is not expected to be as thick as your youth after the hair transplant. A good hair transplant must be selected for a good and natural result.
You can get back to your normal routine one day after the hair transplant. There is no medical concern. However, redness, cicatrices and slight swelling in the scalp are normal in the initial period following the hair transplant procedure. These symptoms will not stop you from working. The only down side is the possibility of drawing attention.
You must avoid heavy work and sunlight when you get back to work. Hair follicles require a period of 10 days for adaptation to the recipient site. Therefore, you must protect your head from impacts. You can get back to work in the next day if you are careful about these considerations.
Hair transplant is one of the topics that is widely searched on the internet. Many individuals consider having hair transplant as the procedure is a permanent remedy. Baldness problem increased by 45% in our era. The reason of this problem is hair loss due to genetics, bad diet, diseases, psychological reasons, stress, etc. There are medicines, shampoos and come clinical methods that can be used to stop hair loss. However, none of them will solve the problem as good as hair transplant. Therefore, it is one of the most searched topics.
Individuals make extensive researches about the cost of the hair transplant. The cost of hair transplant operation is variable. It is relatively costly abroad compared to Turkey. Therefore, high number of foreigners visit our country for hair transplant. The individual is examined and then, information is provided upon completion of the examination. The method of hair transplant, the number of required grafts and sessions are determined to estimate the cost.
High price is not an indication of quality in hair transplant operations. The hand skill and experience of the person who implement the procedure are important.
Individuals planning to have hair transplant usually search on the internet. The information found contains several terms that are not known by those individuals. Graft is one of these terms. It is very important to determine the right number of grafts in accordance with the bald area for achieving a natural final appearance.
Usually, hair in our body have one follicle. Scalp hair exists in the form of groups with 1-2-3-4 follicles. These groups are called graft. For instance, if 3000 grafts are extracted from a person, it means 6000-9000 hair follicles can be obtained.
Hair transplant is not applied only in case of baldness, it can be applied in case of hair thinning and if the individual is unhappy about this thinning. However, hair transplant can be made to the same area in order to increase the density as thinning will arise if the hair loss continues.
If you have hair transplant in another hair transplant centre and you do not like the end result, hair transplant can be applied to the same area. However, the most important thing in this procedure is to have adequate number of follicles in the donor site. Hair transplant may be repeated for 2-3 times if this number is adequate.
The interval between two hair transplant operations must be 1 year.
You do not need to be accompanies by another person as hair transplant is an operation performed under local anaesthesia.