What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation is a surgical intervention performed on people with hair loss or baldness in order to regrow hair. This procedure involves taking hair follicles from areas where hair follicles are more dense and transplanting them to sparse or shedding areas. In hair transplantation, the patient’s own hair is usually used and the results provide natural-looking hair regrowth. This procedure is a widely used treatment method to solve hair loss problems in both men and women.
In which cases should hair transplant treatment be applied?
Hair transplantation treatment can be considered and applied in the following cases:
- Androgenetic alopecia, i.e. male pattern hair loss, is a condition of thinning or loss of hair due to genetic factors. In such a case, you can apply for hair transplantation treatment
- Hair loss occurs in women due to hormonal changes, aging or other reasons. When such a situation occurs, hair transplantation treatment can be applied.
- Hair transplantation may be an option for people who experience hair loss as a result of accidents, burns or injuries.
- It can help those who experience hair loss due to nail diseases or surgical interventions.
- Some medications or medical treatments can cause hair loss; in this case, hair transplantation can be considered.
- Hair transplantation can also be used for aesthetic improvement if the hair is sparse or has an undesirable appearance.
There is a suitable hair transplant treatment option and technique for every situation. Hair transplantation in Turkey is performed according to a personalised plan, taking into account the person’s general health status, hair structure and expected results.
To whom can hair transplant be applied?
Candidates for hair transplantation are first evaluated for the applicability of this procedure as a result of their medical history and examinations. Individuals who are suitable for hair transplantation can be as follows:
- Those who experience hair loss due to genetic or hormonal factors.
- People who have had hair transplantation before but were not satisfied with the results.
- Those with insufficient hair density or sparse hair.
- Individuals who cannot devote enough time to hair care and treatments.
- Those who experience hair loss or thinning due to different health problems.
- People who are not pregnant.
- Individuals without heart disease or chronic disease.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Hair Transplant?
A detailed examination by a hair transplant specialist or plastic surgeon is required to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for hair transplantation. However, in general, suitable candidates for hair transplantation should meet the following criteria:
- Ideal candidates are people with hair loss or baldness. The degree of hair loss may affect the suitability for hair transplantation.
- The hair follicles and scalp of the person to undergo hair transplantation must be healthy. Hair follicles should be suitable for the growth of new hair after transplantation.
- Since hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, candidates should be in good general health. Chronic health problems or serious medical problems can make hair transplantation risky.
- Hair transplantation is generally preferred after the hair loss problem is completely settled. Therefore, it is important to determine the most appropriate time depending on the age of the candidate and the course of hair loss.
- The hair follicles to be used for hair transplantation are usually taken from a healthy hair area called the donor area. It is important that the donor area can provide enough hair follicles.
- To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for hair transplantation, you should consult a hair transplant specialist or plastic surgeon. The specialist will evaluate your hair structure, health status and expectations and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you.
How is Hair Transplant Performed?
The hair transplant operation is performed in three stages;
1. Collection of hair follicles
After the donor area is prepared for the procedure, the hair follicles are collected one by one with the FUE motor. In the meantime, it is very important not to damage the follicles. Each of these follicles, called grafts, contains an average of 2-3 hair strands.
2. Opening the channels
Opening the channels in the right size and depth according to the area where the transplanted hair is located affects the growth rate. Care should be taken to open the appropriate channel for the size and length of the hair follicle. The angle of the channel should be adjusted well to achieve the most natural appearance.
3. Transplanting the roots into the opened channels
In the last stage, the collected roots are placed one by one in the opened channels at 40-45 degree angles and the hair transplant operation is completed.
What are Hair Transplant Methods?
Hair transplantation is performed with different methods in the light of modern technological developments in the collection and placement of grafts. These methods are applied in accordance with the size of the area to be transplanted and the needs of the patient. These techniques used in the collection and transplantation of hair follicles have been developed to achieve precise and natural results in hair transplantation. Hair transplantation methods we apply in our clinics:
Fue Hair Transplant
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation is a modern hair transplantation method in which hair follicles are extracted and transplanted one by one. In this method, healthy hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area (nape or sides of the head). Each follicle is a unit with natural groups and contains 1 to 4 hairs. These follicles are transplanted to the required areas. The advantages of the FUE method include minimal scarring, fast healing process and natural results.
DHI Hair Transplant
DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) hair transplantation is a hair transplantation method in which hair follicles are directly implanted using a special pen, the Choi Pen. Choi Pen performs the processes of taking, storing and transplanting hair follicles with the same device. With this method, the grafts can be placed more precisely, so that the natural appearance of the hairline can be better shaped. The DHI method is preferred for fast recovery, minimal scars and natural results.
FUT Hair Transplant
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a hair transplantation method in which hair follicles are taken in strips and grafts are obtained from these strips. The grafts are separated into natural hair groups and transplanted to the required areas. In the FUT method, since hair is removed from a certain area, a stitch scar may remain in this area. However, this scar can usually be covered with hair. FUT can be preferred in cases where large graft amounts are required.
Women (Female) Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation in women is usually performed with methods such as FUE or DHI. Women’s hair loss can be in different patterns, and while the front line and forehead area are usually preserved, other areas may become sparse. In hair transplantation, it is aimed to achieve natural and aesthetic results for women by taking these special conditions into consideration.
Afro HT Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation for individuals with Afro hair structure should be performed in accordance with the natural shape of the hair. Afro hair is usually curly and thick. For this reason, hair transplant specialists take care to place hair follicles at the right angle and density, taking into account the Afro hair structure.
Unshaven Hair Transplant
Unshaven HT is a method in which the hair does not need to be completely shaved during the hair transplantation process. With this method, the areas to be transplanted are trimmed or cut in a certain way, but the hair is not completely shaved. In this way, patients can perform hair transplantation without shaving their hair.
Robotic Hair Transplant
Robotic hair transplantation is a method that performs the removal and transplantation of hair follicles using special robotic devices. Robots can take and place hair follicles more precisely. This method can help to place hair follicles at the right angle and density
Other HT Techniques
In the field of hair transplantation, different hair transplantation techniques are being developed with the ever-evolving technology and techniques. These techniques aim to optimise hair transplantation results by improving existing methods or adopting different approaches.
Each hair transplantation method has its advantages and disadvantages. To decide which method is most suitable for an individual, factors such as hair structure, personal preferences, expectations and the surgeon’s recommendations should be taken into account. Before making a hair transplant decision, it is important to have a comprehensive consultation with a specialised hair transplant doctor.
What are the Advantages of Hair Transplant Treatment?
- Hair transplantation is an effective treatment method that solves the hair loss problem from the root and provides long-term results.
- Modern hair transplantation techniques are minimally invasive and safe. Surgical risks are minimised with new hair transplantation methods.
- For people with hair loss or sparse hair problems, hair transplantation helps to increase self-confidence by improving their appearance.
- The grafts used in hair transplantation are selected and placed in accordance with the patient’s hair structure and preferences.
- Properly performed hair transplantation provides natural and aesthetic looking results. Hair follicles are placed in accordance with the patient’s hair structure and hairline.
- After the new hair follicles are transplanted, the healing process is usually fast and patients can return to their normal daily activities in a short time.
- Hair transplantation is a permanent solution and the transplanted hair follicles are usually permanent for life and continue natural hair growth.
- Hair transplantation is cheaper in the long term than other temporary solutions because it provides permanent results and offers a long-term solution.
Hair transplantation treatment is becoming increasingly popular as it offers a permanent and effective solution to individuals’ hair loss problems. However, there are some points you should pay attention to before and after deciding on a hair transplant.
Things to Consider Before Hair Transplant
- Choose an experienced and reliable hair transplant doctor by reviewing their past work and references.
- Prepare questions about the procedure, risks, and results for your consultation.
- Share your medical history and any existing health issues with your doctor.
- Discuss suitable techniques like FUE, FUT, or DHI with your doctor.
- Limit or stop alcohol and smoking as advised by your doctor, as they can affect blood circulation.
- Discuss the impact of any medications you’re taking on the transplant results.
- Properly wash and clean your hair before the procedure, following your doctor’s instructions to facilitate the process.”
Things to Consider After Hair Transplant
Things to consider after hair transplantation are important for a successful recovery and achieving the best results. Here are the things you should pay attention to after hair transplantation:
- Follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure the best recovery and results.
- Elevate your head using a pillow to reduce swelling and improve blood circulation.
- Apply a cold pack to reduce swelling and bruising, avoiding direct skin contact.
- Monitor the healing process for normal redness and mild swelling. Contact your doctor if you experience extreme pain, signs of infection or unusual reactions.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions about when to wash your hair. Use warm water and gentle movements when washing and drying.
- Use recommended protective equipment to protect hair follicles and improve results.
- Avoid heavy exercise, lifting or excessive physical activity as directed by your doctor.
- Follow prescribed medications to support healing.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking as they can interfere with the healing process.
- Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and eat vitamin-rich foods for healing.
- Minimize stress and focus on mental and emotional relaxation through calming activities.
- Keep all doctor appointments for important check-ups and guidance on your recovery.
Why Should I Have a Hair Transplant in Turkey?
There are many reasons to have a hair transplant in Turkey. Firstly, hair transplantation costs in Turkey are more affordable and competitive compared to other countries. High-quality health services are offered at more accessible prices compared to other countries. In addition, Turkey has experienced and specialised doctors in the field of hair transplantation. This guarantees successful results and satisfaction. Another reason is Turkey’s geographical location. Turkey is easily accessible from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, providing ease of travel for international patients. Cost-effectiveness, expertise, successful results and accessibility make Turkey a preferred destination for hair transplantation.
Hair Transplant Cost in Turkey
Hair transplant prices in Turkey vary depending on the method of hair transplantation, the number of grafts, the experience of the doctor, the technology used and the location of the clinic. It is difficult to specify a clear price because personalised treatment plans and needs are one of the important factors affecting prices. You can contact us directly for detailed price information.
You can contact Esteworld to get detailed information about 2023 hair transplant prices in Turkey. Meet Esteworld’s expert hair doctors and achieve the permanent results you want.