There are many negative situations that can happen to us in life. One of them is a problem seen in more than 80% of middle-aged and older individuals, hair loss. The main cause of hair loss is the genetic factors. But apart from that, there are also other triggering factors for the hair loss problem, such as following insufficient diet, living a stressful life, thyroid hormones etc. Also, hair loss in women occurs in the postpartum and menopause period.
When middle-aged and older individuals cannot cope with the hair loss problem, the most common solution for them is having a hair transplant. Hair transplant is a permanent solution to baldness problem in the long term.
Patients may not have enough information about hair transplant before having one, and that can cause negative problems to occur from time to time, such as having a hair transplant done by an inexperienced specialist, incomplete examinations in clinics, not using high technology equipment etc.
It is very important for patients who want to have a hair transplant to get information about it thoroughly before deciding which specialist they should go to. Hair transplant is done by transplanting the hair follicles, taken from a donor area of the patient, to the scalp. It may seem as an easy operation but it is really important to have the hair transplant by an expert specialist.
How is hair transplant done?
Before the hair transplant operation, the patient must be examined thoroughly. During the examination, the recipient area must be analyzed in detail. After analyzing the patient, a proper donor area for the transplant is determined. Then, the patient is taken to the operation room and local anesthesia is applied to him/her. In this way, the patient does not feel any pain during the hair transplant, and can even watch a movie during the operation. After the anesthesia, healthy hair follicles are collected one by one from the donor area. Collected hair follicles are analyzed and the ones which are suitable for the transplant are separated. Before starting the hair transplant procedure, channels are opened in the recipient area according to the hair follicles. Then, these hair follicles are transplanted into the opened channels. Thus, the hair transplant operation is completed.
Is hair transplant a difficult operation?
Hair transplant operation is a procedure performed under local anesthesia. It seems as a simple procedure as the patient does not feel anything during the operation. However, although it seems simple, it should be done by an experienced specialist to get a positive result from the hair transplant. In our clinic, hair transplant operations are performed by the specialists we have been working with, for many years. Medical interns are definitely not allowed to perform the transplant. These are important factors to have a hair transplant operation without encountering any problems.
Hair transplant operations are completed on the same day and the patient can be discharged afterwards. During the operation, our patients are allowed to watch television, listen to music or spend time in any way which does not affect the operation. That way, the patient can have a comfortable operation.
Before having a hair transplant, what should you be careful about?
In order for the operation to be successful, there are some things that patients should be careful about before the hair transplant. The patient should follow a healthy diet, avoid any stressful situations, and they shouldn’t tire themselves out before the operation. These increase the success of the hair transplant. Also, the patient should reduce smoking and not consume alcohol before having the operation. He/she should stay away from high caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and tea. They should inform the specialist if they use a medicine and stop taking vitamins for a time. Before the hair transplant, the patient should not apply a chemical product to the recipient area and should eat healthy food which will keep them full.
You should be careful about these before the hair transplant
There are some things which the patient as well as the specialist should be careful about in order for the hair transplant to be successful. The most important of them is that the patient must listen to the specialist carefully and understand him/her well. If the patient encounters with something which our specialists do not recommend, he/she must consult the specialist immediately. The patient must remember that a successful operation is only possible with the correct guidance of the specialists.
The first day after the hair transplant is very crucial. The patient must not touch the transplanted area. Although it seems as a simple operation, still, there is an open wound on the scalp. No matter how much the patient cleans his/her hands, touching an open wound brings the risk of an infection.
Another thing that they should be careful about after the operation is that the patient should not tire himself/herself out and they should avoid sweating too much for a time. While sleeping, he/she should lie on their back. They must protect the transplanted area from sunlight for a while. The best way is using a hat as much as possible when going out. The patient should also avoid stress and wash the transplanted area regularly as recommended by the specialist.
How to wash the hair after a hair transplant?
Because there will be an open wound in the hair follicles for three days after the hair transplant, the patient must not contact his/her hair with water due to the risk of getting an infection. After the 3rd day, they can wash their hair. However, this may vary in some patients. Our specialists are the only ones that can provide the best information about it. In order to have a successful hair transplant, the patient must do exactly as our specialists tell them after the operation.
The patient must wash his/her hair by applying shampoo with gentle touches to make it foam. After that, they must wash it with warm water. They should be gentle to the transplanted area. The patient must use the special lotions and shampoos which our specialists recommended them according to the condition of the hair follicles. Apart from that, they cannot apply any chemical products to the transplanted area and they must avoid harsh touches in order not to damage the transplanted hair.
Healing process after the hair transplant
The healing process after the hair transplant operation is not painful. The procedure is completed on the same day and the patient can be discharged afterwards. The next day, he/she is asked to come back to remove the dressing on the transplanted area. They make a new dressing and the healing process begins.
Three days after the hair transplant, the patient can start washing their hair. Some may want to have the washing procedure done in our clinic. However, not every patient needs to come to the clinic for the first washing procedure. After the scalp is washed for the first time, scabs will form in the transplanted area within a few days. The patient should not worry when they see these scabs because it is part of the healing process. That means the transplanted area starts healing itself. In order for the scabs to fall off, the patient should wash his/her hair regularly as recommended by our specialists. It will take a few weeks for the scabs to fall off. After the scabs fall off, hair starts to grow in the area where the hair transplant was performed. In a short time, the hair will start to fall out. However, this does not mean that the operation was unsuccessful. During this period, the patient should not be worried or stress himself/herself. After a few weeks, the hair will start growing again and the hair transplant process will be completed successfully.
Hair transplant prices
Hair transplant prices vary according to the transplanted area and the number of hair follicles to be transplanted. That is why, it is only possible to give an exact price after an examination by our specialists. Most of our patients reach us after a negative hair transplant experience which they had in unlicensed and non-sterile clinics which employ inexperienced specialists. This is quite an annoying situation, that is why we recommend you to go to firms that have proven themselves with their references.
All of the doctors in our clinic consist of specialists who have been working with us for many years and have proven themselves. Medical interns are definitely not allowed to perform the transplant. We do everything in our power to make sure every patient feel himself/herself comfortable and safe. Our clinic is disinfected after every patient. We use the latest technology products with the single use only needle tips. If you want to have a hair transplant, you can contact us and be examined by our specialists.
Hair transplant techniques
Hair transplant is a permanent solution for people who have baldness and hair loss problem. Thanks to the new methods found with rapidly developing technology, baldness has now become a solvable problem with hair transplant and what’s more, in a single session without leaving a scar on the patient’s scalp. In other words, thanks to the latest technology methods used in hair transplant and with an experienced specialist, baldness problem can be solved permanently. Nevertheless, the patients should get help for hair loss problem from a specialist before it is too late.
FUE Hair Transplant: FUE hair transplant is one of the most commonly used techniques in hair transplant. It is performed by collecting hair follicles one by one from a donor area and transplanting them to the recipient area by a specialist. Before the hair transplant, local anesthesia is applied to the patient and he/she does not feel any pain during the operation. Also, there is no need for any stitches in the transplanted area because there is no scar left after the operation.
DHI Hair Transplant: DHI hair transplant is quite similar to the FUE technique. In DHI technique, the hair follicles collected from the donor area are kept in an implant pen. These collected hair follicles are directly injected into the recipient area. With this method, the operation time will be longer. However, the transplanted area will be less damaged and depending on the specialist’s skill, the patient’s possibility to have more natural look will increase. DHI hair transplant requires the specialist to have more experience and he/she must be meticulous during the hair transplant. It requires more effort and expertise than the FUE technique. It has been observed that hair transplants performed with this technique has shorter healing process than other hair transplant techniques.
Hair Transplant without Shaving: Hair transplant without shaving is one of the most preferred among the rapidly developing hair transplant techniques. It is the best hair transplant technique for patients who love their remaining hair and do not want to shave and look completely bald. It has recently been started using and thanks to this technique, it has been observed that our patients begin feeling themselves better after the operation. The only difference of this technique from others is that it provides the opportunity to perform the hair transplant without shaving the recipient area. It is generally preferred by female patients. Before this hair transplant technique, the patient should grow his/her hair a little. After that, the donor area is determined by the specialists. Hair follicles are collected one by one from this area. These collected hair follicles are transferred to the recipient area without cutting them. The duration of the operation is longer than other hair transplant techniques, but the patient can quickly return to his/her social life as he/she will recover in a shorter time.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant: The Sapphire FUE technique is used to open the channels to the recipient area in order to transplant hair follicles in them, with using sapphire tips during the FUE hair transplant. In the Sapphire FUE technique, the process of collecting the hair follicles from the donor area is the same as the FUE technique. The only difference between them is that in this technique, the channels are opened with sapphire tips instead of the steel which is used in the FUE method. Thanks to using the sapphire method, the scabs which formed in the transplanted area heal faster. Even one day after the operation, there are not even the slightest visible scar on the scalp. After the hair transplant, the healing process is more comfortable for the patient and this technique helps to create a more natural appearance.
Manual Punch Hair Transplant: Manual punch hair transplant technique is developed with a desire to get a better result compared to other hair transplant techniques. Thanks to this method, efficiency of the collected graft increases. The healing time is shorter and tissues take less damage. The operation is performed manually. In this technique, the specialist’s skill matters more than other techniques. The operation time is longer than others. The reason for this is the fact that the hair follicles are taken one by one from the donor area during the operation.