Hair Transplant Frequently Asked Questions
What does hair transplantation mean?
Hair transplantation, which can be applied on both men and women and performed under local anesthesia, is a surgical operation that offers a definite and permanent solution to baldness.
Are there any scars left after hair transplantation?
With the advanced methods there are absolutely no scars left on the scalp. Transplantations performed with the fue method are the best examples for this.
Is there an age limit for hair transplantation?
This procedure can be performed on anybody aged between 20-65. Unlike other surgical operations, there is not really an age limit for hair transplantation operation. The reason is usually hair loss that begins at an early age and later its spread to larger areas also becomes a factor.
What is the best technique for hair transplantation?
Today FUE hair transplantation technique is the most commonly used hair transplantation technique with proven success. Depending on the needs FUT technique can also be used.
Who can have a hair transplant?
During our consultations, your hair loss pattern and donor area controls and hair analysis will be performed by us to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not. There is no reason for any healthy individual not to have a hair transplant.
How long does it take to have a hair transplant?
The duration of a hair transplantation depends on the number of grafts that will be planted and the number of sessions. Before the operation, the hair loss areas of the patient and the hair capacity of the nape must be evaluated for careful planning. Hair transplantation usually takes about 6-9 hours depending on the number of grafts that will be planted.
How long does it take to have a FUE hair transplant?
In the Fue technique, hair follicles are individually extracted and planted. It is a longer procedure compared to Fut method, takes about 6-9 ours on average and in a single session around 3000-4500 grafts are extracted. However, if the expected outcome is not reached, 2nd or 3rd sessions maybe performed to reach the desired follicle amount.
Are there any risk associated with hair transplantation?
There are no known side effects of the hair transplantations. However, this may vary depending on the method used and the area of the transplantation.
If I have a hair transplant would my existent hair be damaged?
Incisions to plant hair follicles are made with a magnifier using microsurgery techniques. There are no such risks for people who suffer from significant thinning with enough space between the hair follicles.
What are the new techniques that are used in hair transplantation?
PRP technology is used in hair treatments especially against hair loss. Furthermore, now with PRP Supported Hair Transplantation method positive results in hair transplants are achieved as well.
Does hair grow back in the areas where follicles are extracted from?
The hair does not grow back in the areas where follicles are extracted, that’s why the abundance of the nape is very important for hair transplants. The hair covers the areas where the tissue is extracted, there are no scars left.
Is it possible to have a natural look after a hair transplant?
When hair transplantation is performed in a medically equipped facility by an expert, the success of the outcome is inevitable. With proper planning before the hair transplantation, when the operation is completed people can attain a natural look.
How are hair transplantation prices are determined?
It is not really possible to define a set price for hair transplantation. When you first visit a hair transplantation center, following your examination, your expert will provide you with basic information about the procedures, the number of required sessions, which method will be used, what sort of equipment will be used, etc. After a definite conclusion is reached regarding these issues, the cost of your hair transplant will be calculated and stated.
What is a graft?
Graft is the name of the hair follicles that are extracted from the donor area, ready to be planted on the area lacking hair. Grafts can have various sizes or shapes.
How is graft calculated?
Graft calculation in hair transplantation is the determination of the number of hair follicles that will be planted following the examination of the transplant area.
What is PRP?
PRP is an abbreviation for Platelet Rich Plasma, it is a biological medicine that is derived from a person’s own blood.
What does PRP do?
PRP is one of the excellent methods to buy time for diagnosis by stopping hair loss especially in the event of sudden hair loss.