FAQs About Hair Transplant
11. What is the FUE Hair Transplant method?
This is the latest and most used method of Hair Transplant in the world. It is preferred by the best physicians in the world because of good results and minimal risks. After the FUE method, physicians no longer use the FUT (Strip) method. Depending on the number of grafts, the duration of the operation is between 5-10 hours with short breaks. The operation is performed under local anaesthesia.
22. Which is the best FUE technique?
Nowadays, every physician, depending on the technique he/she uses, states that his/her technique is the best. Many clinics and physicians, for advertising purposes, alternate the names of the same technique to show that something new and different is being used. We at TURHAIR use the latest FUE technique.
33. Are there any risks in Hair Transplant?
Hair Transplant is a type of surgery and, compared to other operations, the risks are very limited. Use of local anaesthesia reduces the risks. But this does not mean the surgery can only be performed by technicians, because during surgery there may be complications that require the presence and control of a physician, such as a sudden increase in blood pressure, cardiac problems, allergic shock, etc. It is also an aesthetic operation and requires good experience and professionalism.
44. Can the surgery be performed only by technicians, nurses, health workers and other persons?
Of course not. The fact is that Turkey is the world's leader in Hair Transplant because of the good results, experienced physicians and the good level of service. This is a large market and many have been directed to it, but without meeting the relevant requirements and as they say that there is no need for a physician to graft hair. Also, some physicians resort to doing nothing but reviewing and consulting, but not having any treatment at all for a large number of patients. Remember, you take a big risk if you undergo surgery without a physician. Hair Transplant is a type of surgery. Like any surgery, you need a physician. Unfortunately, there are many clinics and hospitals in Turkey where surgeries are done without a physician. To attract patients, they use a variety of tricks, offering low prices, luxury clinics/hospitals, hotels, lifetime 100% guarantees, and for your comfort, they try to convince you it just a cosmetic procedure without any side effects and risks. But if you have any problems, you cannot find out whom to seek for help. So be careful with the choice you make.
55. What should I do before surgery?
Before surgery, it is necessary: • 3 days before the procedure, you should not take any vitamins, aspirin, alcohol, any antiplatelet agents (preventing blood clotting). • If you have allergies or any health problems such as diabetes, heart problems, or blood pressure, you must tell your physician. • 1 hour before the procedure, it is advisable to have a light meal. • It is advisable to wear clothes that can easily be undressed. • Hair should be washed, not shaved or trimmed. If you smoke it is important to stop at least a week before surgery. Smoking blocks the blood flow to the scalp and may slow down the recovery process.
66. Why after Hair Transplant each has a different result?
Each person has a different organism and of course, everyone will have different results. Depending on the physician and team’s experience, the donor area (the back of the head), the density of the available hair, the type and structure of the hair, the type of scalp, the genes. Lifestyle affects the recovery and procedure outcome. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes, steroids, avoid stressful situations, and follow carefully all instructions given by your physician. So someone gets dense hair results, in others hair is less dense, some remain satisfied, while others are disappointed. We at TURHAIR work for you and do the best that depends on us to be happy and get the desired result.
77. Are you eligible for this procedure?
Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for the procedure. It depends on the available hair in the donor area (the back of the head) and the size of the problem area. The procedure is not recommended for the following diseases: Diabetes, Anaemia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, HIV Positive, Other Infectious and Serious Diseases and Dermatitis (very important). It is not recommended for persons under the age of 20 and for persons over 60 years of age.
88. Can hair be grafted from other parts of the body?
We do not recommend grafting hair from other parts of the body except the head. The technique of Body Hair Transplant (BHT) is relatively new and involves grafting of the chest, abdomen, face, it is mainly used for eyebrows, beards. The disadvantage of this type of procedure is that body hair is of a lower quality than scalp hair. It is because of the fact that the structure of scalp hair is different from the structure of body hair. The degree of compatibility is important to ensure a good result, and there is no compatibility between scalp hair and body hair. The success rate of Hair Transplant procedures for taking hair from the body is less than those using hair from scalp donor areas.
99. Is there a 100% performance guarantee?
In healthcare, there is no such thing as 100% guarantee for either surgery. We at TURHAIR do the best, depending on ourselves, to be happy and get the desired result. If you have problems, we are out there for you and we will assist you with any problem.
1010. Is there pain during the surgery?
The scalp is not painful, during administration of local anaesthesia there will be pain, it depends from an individual to individual.
1111. FUE procedure stages
The FUE has 3 stages: Grafting (grafts) from the donor area Creating channels in which grafts will be grafted (very important stage) Performing the graft itself
1212. Will the grafted hair fall?
The grafted hair remains for lifetime. In younger patients, there may be hair loss of the remaining hair, and it should not be misunderstood as loss of grafted hair.
1313. What should I do to have a good result?
The most important thing is to strictly follow the physician's instructions. You will be given an information form to read carefully and take into account all the recommendations. Ask the questions you have in order to be informed and aware of everything. The most important thing is to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. You have to prepare patiently for the end result, which takes between 12 and 18 months in some cases. Be positive, do not be prejudiced before the end result and make various negative conclusions every day, taking the role of a physician. Remember that the results of Hair Transplant require some time and you need to be patient. Remember that for every problem we will be there to help you.
1414. Why will I need 2 Hair Transplant sessions?
We work on the principle of optimal grafting. In some cases, if you have a large problem area and if the donor zone does not allow for a large quantity of grafts to be taken at once, you will need 2 sessions. You will have to wait for the complete scalp recovery in the donor area to proceed to a second session (after 10-12 months).
1515. What is the DHI technique?
This technique is created by the Asians and gives results only in the Asian race because of their specific hair type and structure. In the remaining races, good results are not obtained; a small amount of hair with a low density can be grafted.
1616. After the Hair Transplant surgery, will the donor area recover?
Hair Transplant is a type of surgery and is actually a redistribution of available hair. In place of removed hair follicles, others do not grow, so extraction is done in a certain way and up to a certain amount so as not to damage the donor area (the back of the head). It is up to one’s individuality, but recovery and disappearance of redness takes about 1-3 months. It is recommended not to cut your hair short.
1717. After surgery will I have scars and when will wounds and redness disappear?
As with each surgery, you will have a recovery period. Scars do not stay. In the grafted area, the hair will remain less dense than before. It is desirable not to cut it very short. Within 1-3 months it will recover and redness will disappear. Be positive, do not be prejudiced before the end result and make various negative conclusions every day, taking the role of a physician. Remember that the results of Hair Transplant require some time and you need to be patient. Remember that for every problem we will be there to help you.
1818. Can I have a short haircut after the surgery?
After FUE Hair Transplant, the purpose is to have hair. If you want to cut it short after surgery, it is not recommended. It is desirable to keep your hair long.
1919. Is Hair Transplant made on women?
Hair can be grafted to women as well. We have quite a number of lady patients with results. The procedure is the same as in men.
2020. What should I do after Hair Transplant?
You have to rest on the day of the procedure and the next day. You will experience difficulty sleeping during the first night. It is very important to lie on your back. There should be no contact with grafted areas. It is preferable for someone to accompany you. If you have the chance to get a special pillow to keep your neck up. After the first wash of the head you will be able to sleep more comfortably, and after 7-10 days after the procedure you will no longer have difficulties. The first wash will be done very carefully in the clinic on the second post-surgery day. Additional drugs are prescribed: antibiotics, painkillers, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cosmetic products that you will have to apply for a while.
2121. After Hair Transplant
Grafted hair will grow in about 3-4 months after surgery; the final effect is after 12-18 months in some cases. Since it is taken from an area where hair is protected from hair loss, there is no danger of repeated loss of hair. In the first 10-15 days after the procedure, it is recommended to avoid tough physical exercises. After complete recovery of the affected areas (after the 10th day), physical exercises can be resumed. Four weeks after the procedure, it is not recommended to expose to direct sunlight and in any situations that may cause injury. Sauna, solarium, swimming and sports where the head is actively involved should be avoided. Within 45 days after grafting, hair dye, henna, gels, hair dryer, no hats should be used.
2222. What is PRP Therapy?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or platelet-rich plasma is a safe therapy without side effects. In PRP, blood is taken from the patient and placed in a special device where it is centrifuged, as a result of which plasma is removed from the rest of the blood. Plasma, which is rich in tissue-inducing factors, is injected into the skin of the patient's hair. PRP therapy is recommended to be used after a Hair Transplant procedure. It will support the development of new hair and restore the affected areas. Immediately after surgery, we perform PRP therapy on each patient.
2323. Is it dangerous to travel to Istanbul given the current situation?
Worldwide, the situation is already very delicate and there are the same risks everywhere. Istanbul is a big city of about 20 million-strong population and there are different people of different nationalities who visit the city on a daily basis without any problems. Media play a big role by exaggerating everything that's happening. For comparison, the risks are the same as in other countries like France, Germany, Belgium, England, Russia.
2424. Why Hair Transplant in Turkey?
Turkey is the world's leader in Hair Transplant and in number of foreign patients. The reason - good results, experienced physicians, good level of service, affordable prices.
2525. What should I be careful about before choosing the right Hair Transplant clinic?
First you need to check the clinic, the physician and the team, their experience and professionalism, quality of work, available results, and references. Are physician involved in the surgery, is there a physician at all or there are physicians who present themselves as physicians. Do not just believe the information from the Internet because there are fake opinions and comments. Be careful about persons who appear to be mediators, saying they represent clinicians or physicians, or who say they want to help you, have knowledge of and know Turkish, that in no way does it mean that the person is aware and has reliable information. Those people do not have the information they need or give misleading information, the goal is only to take your money, and given the consequences and problems after the surgery you have no one to turn to. We have exactly such victims who come to us for corrections.
2626. Why TURHAIR?
We at TURHAIR are highly specialized in Hair Transplant. Our physicians and teams are experienced professionals. We use the latest techniques in Hair Transplant (FUE METHOD). We are available all day long by phone and email, before and after the Hair Transplant procedure. All questions asked by our patients are answered directly by us, and questions and answers are forwarded to a physician for evaluation. All procedures are performed at our clinic in Istanbul. Dr Demir is a registered member of FUE EUROPE and ISHRS, an organization with only the world's best Hair Transplant practitioners.