FAQ | HAIR TRANSPLANT
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
There are certain points to take into consideration before a hair transplant operation. It is significant not to consume alcohol and smoke at a certain point to ensure your health condition. Also, you have to stop using any medications, vitamins, or blood thinners before the hair transplant. Moreover, you should inform your doctor if you have any health problems. To get more information, please contact our patient consultants and ask all your questions related to the process.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
The hair transplantation treatment is fast and effortless. The whole process mainly depends on the patients’ grafts that are transplanted. It takes approximately three to six hours to finish the operation. It may take two to three hours, depending on the techniques that are used. Plus, the entire procedure takes three days to complete. On the first day, we will greet and take you to the hotel for you to have a nice rest. The second day will be the operation day. The third day will be your first wash and after-care. Keep in mind that it is crucial to choose the right expert and clinic for your operation.
WHERE IS YOUR CLINIC?
Our clinic, Esthetic Hair Turkey, is located in Istanbul, which is the largest metropolitan city in Turkey. Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its historical heritage, wonderful sightseeing and magnificent Bosphorus. Our clinic in Istanbul is located on two continents, which is the only one on the globe; Asia and Europe. Esthetic Hair Turkey is on the European side of the city, close to the main attractions such as museums and historical places.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR HAIR TRANSPLANT TECHNIQUE?
Hair transplant prices are one of the most frequently asked questions. The cost of a hair transplant can vary from clinic to clinic and doctor to doctor. However, hair transplant costs in Turkey are much more affordable than in the US, UK, Canada, or other European countries. Our clinic, which is one of the most successful ones in Turkey, offers affordable costs for the operation. The biggest advantage of our clinic is that, if you choose us, you don’t have to pay extra per graft. We have fixed prices. Also, our prices don’t change according to our techniques. You can contact our patient consultants for more information on our prices.
WILL YOU FEEL PAIN DURING AND AFTER HT?
No,you generally don’t feel pain during or after a hair transplant. Hair transplantation is a quick and painless treatment with the help of advanced trending technologies. Under local anesthesia, you won’t be able to feel any pain during the hair transplant. After the operation, you have to wear bandages over your scalp for a day. Your scalp area may be sensitive after the procedure, which is totally normal. In that case, it is important to take a painkiller and use your medications as prescribed.
WHICH TECHNIQUE IS BETTER? FUE OR DHI?
Both techniques are used for hair transplant treatment. In the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, the process is done by opening the channel. In the DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) technique, direct planting is performed without opening the canal. Therefore, DHI is a demanding technique in the field of hair transplantation.
DHI is a new method of hair transplantation and is getting more popular day by day. In this method, the only requirement is to shave the specific area of the patient’s head. Therefore, women prefer the DHI technique. While it is necessary to wait for the opening of the hair follicles in the FUE technique, DHI is a more practical and short process. Also, the period of recovery is shorter compared to the FUE.
IS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION SUITABLE FOR WOMEN?
Yes. Women can also benefit from a hair transplant operation. Although hair transplants in men are associated with male-pattern hair loss, the demand for hair transplant treatment in women has increased over the past years. According to research, almost 21 million women in the US experience hair loss. Approximately 40% of them are hair transplant patients. Thanks to these new technologies that have developed in hair transplant methods, female patients have a very natural result without the need for a shave.
IS HAIR TRANSPLANT POSSIBLE WITHOUT SHAVING?
Simply, yes, it is possible to have a hair transplant without the shaving process. It is called an unshaven hair transplant. Yet, patients and other aspects are our main considerations. The size of hair loss in a specific area—in other words, the exact number of the transplanted hair follicles—is a determining factor. If the detected area is small, the surgery can be carried out without shaving. This method is generally chosen by women and men who want to keep their hair long and don’t want their heads shaved during the operation and healing process.
WHAT IS THE IDEAL AGE TO UNDERGO HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
It is hard to mention a fixed ideal age for hair transplantation. It is possible to consider having the operation if you are 21 years old or older. Earlier than this age is not recommended by the doctors for hair transplants. In general, in order to get the best results, the patient should be decently evaluated and selected to undergo a hair transplantation procedure. After your surgeon examines you, you can have a hair transplant operation.
HOW CAN YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR AFTER THE PROCESS?
Once your transplanted hair starts growing, you can easily use it as your normal hair. Since there is no difference between the transplanted hair and your usual hair, you may style it as you like. You can even have your hair cut when you feel ready to do it. However, consider not using heat styling tools for at least one week after the operation. It is essential to be careful about after-care in order to keep your hair healthy. Your doctor will provide you the necessary information about after-care and the timeline for styling your hair.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
After the surgery, there are some steps to follow. To get better and more natural results, you should consider the steps below.
- You have to protect the transplanted area from any stroke and accident.
- Doctors suggest stopping doing sports activities for one month.
- You have to avoid swimming, sauna, and solarium for a few months.
- You need to adjust your sleeping position as instructed by the doctor.
- It is crucial not to use alcohol and smoke for 15 days.
IS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PERMANENT?
The permanence of hair transplantation depends on the expertise of the doctor you choose. If your doctor is not a specialist, there is a 90% probability that your hair transplant results will not be permanent. Hair transplantation is an important procedure that only an expert should perform. Esthetic Hair Turkey works with specialist doctors and you can have life-long results after a hair transplant operation in our clinic.