For those struggling with the appearance of a patchy beard, hair transplants in Turkey has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, due to several reasons such as high quality medical clinics, highly qualified surgeons and affordable services. In this blog post we aim to answer frequently asked questions about hair transplantation in Turkey, also addressing topics such as costs, recovery process and types of techniques used. After reading this article you will get the information you need about hair transplantation in Turkey, whether you are looking for detailed information or considering undergoing transplantation.
What are the types of hair transplants offered in Turkey?
Queen Clinic in Turkey offers a variety of techniques that aim to restore hair. In addition, we will provide more information about each method:
FUE (follicular unit extraction)
The FUE is one of the most widely used techniques for hair transplantation. This procedure involves extracting individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp and moving them to the recipient area, where the bald areas are located. During this technique, the surgeon will use a specialized instrument to make incisions as small as possible so that the client gets a natural hairline. One of the main advantages of this procedure is that it leaves no visible scars after surgery and recovery time is minimal compared to other hair transplant methods.
FUT (follicular unit transplantation)
FUT is the first technique used for hair transplantation and is therefore considered the traditional one. During this procedure, the surgeon removes a strip of skin from the donor area, which is the back of the head. After performing the first step, the surgeon separates the strip into smaller pieces and separates individual follicular units that will be applied in the recipient area where the hair is thinning or bald. Usually, this method is considered good for people who need more grafts in one session.
DHI (Direct Hair Implant)
The procedure used during a DHI Is similar to the FUE technique. However, during this procedure, the surgeon will use a specialized instrument called the Choi implanter pan. With this pen, he will directly harvest hair follicles in the bald area without having to create preliminary incisions. This technique is very advanced and offers excellent results because the physician will have more control over the placement of the grafts and the time the follicles spend outside will be reduced.
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Will scars remain after hair transplantation?
For patients who like to keep their hair short, we recommend undergoing an FUE or DHI hair transplant procedure. These techniques offer less scarring that is almost impossible to detect by untrained eyes. Although during the recovery period the patient may notice small red scars, these will disappear on their own with the passage of time. After a few months, the patient will be able to cut and style the hair to his or her liking. If the patient chooses the FUT method, the scar may be more visible in the donor area, but if they keep their hair longer they will be able to hide it. The method used will depend on the client's specific needs and suitability.
Will I experience pain during and after hair transplant surgery?
The hair transplant procedure is not considered painful, as it is performed under local anesthesia. This means that during the procedure the patient will be able to communicate with the doctor and express any concerns. While many patients say that the procedure itself causes no pain, the recovery period, on the other hand, may cause some discomfort or even minimal pain. To be safe, the doctor will prescribe pain medication to relieve these symptoms. The surgery may take some time depending on the technique used or the number of grafts to be made. At Queen Clinic, we try to make our patients comfortable at every stage of the procedure.
Will I continue to lose my natural hair after a hair transplant?
Many patients fear that hair loss will continue even after transplantation. It should be kept in mind that while transplanted hair is permanent and remains for life, the remaining hair will continue its natural process, so it is possible to lose more hair as time goes on. However, this can be remedied if the hair transplant is done at the right age, when the hairline is defined, or by undergoing a second surgery.
How long will it take before you start to notice a difference after a hair transplant?
Patients undergoing hair transplantation should know that the benefits will not be visible immediately after the procedure. Newly transplanted hair will fall out within the first month after the procedure and one should not worry because this is completely normal. Also, it is very important that the new hair follicles are deeply rooted in the scalp. Most patients who have undergone hair transplant surgery will begin to see a change three to six months after surgery, although it can take up to a year and a half after the hair transplant has taken time to fully regrow.
How long should I take time off work after hair transplant surgery?
In most cases, the hair transplant surgery is completed in a single day. Patients will arrive in the morning and leave after a few hours, depending on the number of follicles that need to be implemented. After the surgery, the results can take some time to manifest, so it is important to be patient. During the recovery period, we usually advise our patients to avoid going to work or physical activities for at least 10 days. We also recommend going to the clinic with another person because they will not be able to drive themselves. To protect the donor and recipient areas, there are several precautions to consider, such as wearing open shirts in the neck area or button-down shirts, because wearing tight shirts can damage the grafts.
Take time to recover after surgery and wait before resuming activities such as the gym or strenuous exercise. Excessive sweating can damage the scalp. After 7-10 days, if you feel comfortable, you can return to your daily activities, such as work or simple activities. During this period, the scars will begin to reduce, so you will feel more comfortable with your appearance.
Will the results of the hair transplant procedure be permanent?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to hair transplant procedures. You will be happy to know that once hair has been implemented from the donor region to your bald spots, it will be permanent. This is because transplanted hair is genetically resistant to balding. However, if the transplant is done too early, when the patient is still young, the remaining hair may continue to fall out, so another transplant may be needed.
Does hair grow naturally after a hair transplant?
Transplanted hair becomes thicker, denser, and fuller in the 4-12 months following the hair transplant procedure. Initially, FUE transplanted hair (natural groupings of hairs that often grow as singles, doubles, triples, and very rarely quadruples) will grow as single hairs, but will eventually revert to being doubles, triples, or whatever it was at the time of transplantation. Implemented hair will have the same growth cycle as natural hair, so yes, it will grow naturally after the procedure.
Is hair transplantation in Turkey worth it?
The results of a hair transplant are natural and long-lasting. It changes the way we see ourselves, overcoming a lifetime of baldness and hair loss that can greatly affect your self-esteem.
Are hair transplant procedures in Turkey advisable?
If you are among those who have been dealing with hair loss in recent years, we highly recommend that you consider hair transplant procedures to treat this condition. This procedure is highly recommended as it provides permanent solutions and is a unique investment that offers natural-looking results. It is the only procedure that provides permanent results, so if other techniques have not been successful this is the way to go.
What is the difference between hair density and fullness?
The amount of hair in the region is called "density." For example, the typical density of a man between 30 and 50 years old is 250-300 hairs per square cm. Regardless of hair density, the term "fullness" is a subjective measure used to characterize the appearance of hair. Hair color, thickness, and texture all play a significant role in determining fullness, although hair density is the most important factor.
Who is more affected by hair loss: men or women?
Hair loss can occur in both men and women; however, it is more common in men, which is why hair transplants are more in demand by them. 25% of men worldwide begin to suffer from hair loss at age 25, which will continue to worsen over time. And almost 50% of men, by age 50, experience excessive hair loss. If you begin to notice signs of hair loss and are considering undergoing transplant surgery, doctors usually advise you to wait until age 30, because by that time the hairline is established.
Will I be awake or asleep during the hair transplant surgery?
No, the patient will not be put to sleep during the hair transplant surgery because it is not necessary. However, so that the patient does not feel pain, the surgeon will use local anesthesia to numb the donor and recipient areas. The fact that general anesthesia is not necessary greatly reduces the overall risk of the surgery.
After how long can I wear a hat after hair transplant surgery?
Surgeons usually recommend avoiding sunlight during the healing procedure, but care should be taken not to cover the head with hats because hair follicles and the donor area may be damaged. If you want to wear them, you should ask your doctor or wait at least two weeks.
Can I cut my hair after transplant surgery?
The good news is that you can cut your hair without damaging the new hair or transplant after about three weeks. That said, to make sure your head is healing properly, it may be a good idea to ask your hair transplant doctor before you decide to get a haircut.
Can hair be donated by someone else for hair transplantation?
No, hair follicles cannot be donated by other people because the chances of rejection by the body are very high and this can be very risky. Hair follicles must be extracted and implemented from one's own scalp and this is the only way to do it.
How long does FUE redness last after surgery?
After FUE hair transplantation, redness is a common side effect. However, it will not last long and will disappear on its own without having to use creams or medications.
Are there any side effects of hair transplant procedures?
Like any surgical procedure, hair transplantation has side effects. However, they are very rare and will not cause any problems or health issues in the future. If the surgery is performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon and the right technique is used, everything will be fine and safe.
How long do transplanted hairs live?
Once the hair is extracted from the donor area and applied to the bald spots, the hair will last a lifetime due to the fact that the hair located in the back of the head has a different genetic formation that makes it unaffected by baldness.
Does transplanted hair require special care or regular checkups?
Once the hair transplant surgery is performed, the doctor will not need to perform regular checkups every year. After the hair grows, it can be cut, shaped, dyed, and cleaned as usual.
Does transplanted hair grow longer than normal hair?
3 months after the hair transplant surgery, the hair will begin to grow like normal hair. Their shape and appearance will remain unchanged and blend in perfectly with normal ones.
Does transplanted hair look natural? Does it look obvious that the hair has been implanted?
The development and improvement of hair transplant procedures has made it possible for transplanted hair to look natural and blend seamlessly with existing hair. If you compare the result with previous methods, you will notice huge changes. However, this largely depends on the surgeon's level of expertise and the type of technique used. For example, with FUE and DHI it is easier for the physician to customize the angle and direction of the implemented hair, achieving better results than with FUT.
Does it require continuous care?
After the hair transplant, the doctor will ask you to return to the clinic to wash your head for the first time. This cannot be done at home because it requires specialized care. Afterwards, the doctor will advise you when it is time to resume your daily hair washing routine. He will also advise you to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals. After your hair has grown back normally, no special maintenance routine is necessary.
When can I swim in the sea after a hair transplant?
After hair transplant surgery, the doctor recommends avoiding swimming pools, hammams, or saunas for about 3 months because they cause excessive sweat and chlorine, which can damage the treated areas.
Can stress cause hair loss?
Stress is one of the most common factors that greatly affects the hair growth cycle. However, in some of these cases, your doctor may recommend that you try other natural remedies before deciding to undergo a hair transplant. If other remedies do not work, you may consult a specialist to see if you are a suitable candidate for the hair transplant procedure.
Is local anesthesia administered during hair transplant surgery risky?
Before hair transplant surgery begins, the surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to numb the head so that no pain or discomfort is felt. This anesthetic drug is risk-free and very safe, and there is little or no risk of side effects when administered by an experienced and highly trained surgeon.