Hair Transplant 2021: The Complete Guide From A to Z

When it comes to hair loss even if it comes to mind that it is a problem men experience, it also occurs in women due to various reasons. Today, hair loss has become to be seen at a very early age, and has started to be seen at 20s.

Hair loss that starts with thinning of the hair and regression of the front hairline may be caused by genetic, hormonal or some diseases. For this reason, the first thing the person experiencing hair loss should do, is to undergo a health screening and to determine the reason for the hair loss.

If the cause for hair loss is vitamin deficiencies, mineral deficiencies or hormonal problems, treatments related to these problems should be applied. If hair loss still continues after the treatments are applied, it is necessary to apply hair transplant for the open area where the hair loss is occurred.

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Hair transplant process has no specific age limit. All individuals who complete hair loss process and have a healthy donor area can have hair transplant. If hair loss continues, people may need a second hair transplant.

For this reason, it is ideal that the patient’s hair loss is at a normal level. Today, with the hair transplant treatment, which is the most permanent solution for hair loss, we obtain the results quickly and successfully and develop effective solutions.

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is the process of transplanting the hair follicles to the people who complain about the thinning of the hair and baldness by harvesting the hair follicles from the donor area by using different methods.

Grafts harvested from the area used as the donor area where the hair roots to be transplanted into the area where hairs are fallen out is taken belong to the person’s own hair. The hair to be transplanted is harvested from the nape region between two ears.

The reason behind this is that these part is area where hair loss does not occur structurally. With these strong hair follicles harvested into the bald area, the person has permanent hair and this procedure is performed completely with the person’s own hair.

The purpose of hair transplant is to restore the person’s natural hair comfortably. Therefore, the possibilities of modern medicine are widely used today.

Thanks to the hair transplant, which was first applied in Japan in the 1930s, millions of people have gained their appearance with their natural hair. Hair transplant, which came to the Western world in the 1950s, made great progress in a short time and continued to benefit from the latest possibilities of modern medicine.

Hair loss is that hair falls out over time. After intense hair loss, the person experiences baldness problem. Hair loss can occur depending on many factors. Although the hair loss problem, which is experienced mostly by men worldwide, can be seen at an early age in some people. Today, hair loss cases are getting frequent at age 20s and the age limit is decreasing day by day.

According to academic research, one of the most important causes of hair loss is genetics. In cases where hair loss runs in the family, such as father and grandfather, hair loss occurs at a certain age in children. However, hair loss may also occur as a result of advancing age, traumatic injuries and some medical conditions.

In all these cases, if there are enough hair follicles in the body, people can successfully have hair transplant operation. The most successful and natural results can be achieved by latest technology methods not only in hair transplant, but also in all areas such as mustache and beard.

Hair Transplant Types

Hair transplant is applied all over the world and in our country by various methods. In order to clarify which type of hair transplant will be applied, those who have hair loss or thinning hair problems should go to a health institution where there are specialist doctors and medical team as soon as possible.

At this point, choosing the doctor and clinic correctly will increase the chance of success. Because hair transplant is an application that requires equipment and expertise. It will be healthy to examine previous works, to communicate directly with the doctors. In this way, you can ask the questions in your mind and search for answers.

During the hair transplant preliminary interview, it is necessary to share your requests, personal status, genetic factors and all other details with your doctor. With preliminary health screenings, whether the person is suitable for hair transplant, which method to use and the details of the operation are clarified.

Therefore, your doctor will determine which method will be suitable for you according to your demands and personal characteristics. Accordingly, the most accurate way will be followed and process planning will be made for a successful outcome.

Hair transplant types are basically divided into two. Two main application methods stand out all over the world and in our country. FUE and DHI methods are the most widely used latest technology hair transplant techniques today.

Although the result between the two techniques is the same, they differ from each other in their applications. The most preferred method in the world is the FUE method and there are different types of this method. In FUE methods, where the most modern technology and medical solutions are applied, hair transplant can be done faster and more successful results are obtained.

Another hair transplant technique is DHI, and in many ways it is considered more advantageous than the FUE method. In the DHI method, the lack of channel opening process makes hair transplant faster and therefore less irritation occurs. In our clinic, both hair transplant methods are applied successfully.

The determination of which method can be applied in which people is determined by our experts. Various details such as the size of the open area to be implanted and the amount of donors are important in determining which technique to be used. In the evaluation made after the detailed analysis of the patient, the hair transplant specialist determines the most suitable method for the patient to obtain the best result.

DHI Hair Transplant

Although DHI hair transplant technique is accepted as a new hair transplant method according to some sources, it is a method of FUE technique according to some sources. The technique is also known as unshaven hair transplant. Unlike the FUE method, hair follicles harvested from the donor area are transplanted into the area to be implanted by implanter without opening the channel.

İmplanter needle, also called Choi needle, has a very thin, sharp tip and cylindrical structure. The cylindrical tip is in the shape of a channel, and the hair is inserted into the needle. The reason why it is also called Choi method is due to the characteristics of this needle.

In the DHI technique, the pain is minimized to zero. In our clinic, sedation is applied under supervision of our anesthesiologist and you will not even feel the local anesthesia procedures performed before hair transplant. In this way, your operation will be much more comfortable, painless and acheless. All hair transplant procedures are already not painful applications, however, DHI technique provides a much more comfortable treatment for our patients who have needle fear. Although the pain is at minimum, the level of pain is minimized to almost zero with this method.

Sedation is a kind of asleep state that is adjusted by protecting all the reflexes of the person. It can be adjusted individually, and accordingly, its effect can be scaled. Thanks to sedation, which can be used even in children, the pain level can be reduced to zero. However, the preference of sedation is completely yours and our hair transplant operations without sedation are carried out in our clinic.

The DHI method has many advantages. We can list some of them as follows:

• The survival rate of hair follicles is much higher in DHI method.

• Removal of hair follicles from the tissue is minimized by DHI method. This helps implanting operations to be performed in a healthier way.

• Since the incision area will be much smaller, the risk of bleeding is reduced to the minimum rate as much as possible.

• In the DHI method, unshaved hair transplant is performed more easily.

• After the hair transplant operation, recovery period is faster. In this way, the patient can easily return to his routine life in a short time.

When we look at the disadvantages of the DHI technique, we encounter the following issues:

• Compared to other hair transplant techniques, we can say that it cost more than other hair transplant techniques.

• The physician and his team, who can apply the DHI technique, must go through a very long training period and specialize for a long time.

• The person who will implant with the DHI technique should be much more expert.

The DHI technique was first applied in South Korea. In the first years, it was assumed that the Choi needle was not suitable for all hair types. It is thought that hair follicles with thin hairs and curvy hairs will be damaged during implanting. However, with the production of different implanter pens over time, successful and natural looking results have been achieved in almost all hair types.

FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair transplant technique is an innovative application. It is the most commonly used method today. Micro motor is used in this technique. Since the sapphire motor tips are 0.6-0.7 mm, there is no scars left on the nape area or the area where the hair roots are harvested. The patient feels very little pain after the operation. Local anesthesia is applied before hair transplant, which prevents the patient from feeling pain and ache during the procedure.

The FUE method consists of several steps. First, the hair is shaved to remain 1 mm long so that the hair follicles can be harvested more easily and the hair follicles to be removed can be seen more clearly. Likewise, the area to be treated is shaved. Then, the patient is prepared for the operation with local anesthesia applied to the area to be treated so that the patient does not feel pain during the operation.

The micro motor tip is pricked into the skin to center the hair follicles. Hair is removed with the follicle and the tissue surrounding the hair. This whole structure is called graft. When the method was first applied, the graft was limited to a single hair follicle. But today, thanks to the developing hair transplant technologies, up to 3 hair follicles can be removed in one go. In this way, the operation time is getting shorter day by day.

Depending on the width of the area to be implanted and the density of the donor area, hair transplant between 2500 and 7500 grafts can be performed in one FUE hair transplant session.

One of the most important details during the transplant is to pay attention to the direction of hair growth and the patient’s hair structure. In this way, the hair gets its old natural look after hair transplant. After the transplant is completed, the operation area is dressed and the patient is discharged. The hairs taken from different regions such as beard adapt and acquire the characteristics of hair in the region transplanted over time. They will have the same appearance.

In hair transplant operations performed with the FUE method, the newly transplanted hair is exposed to shock loss after about a month, and hair loss begins. In the second and third months, new hair grows and begins to become visible.

The hairless area that has been implanted begins to be covered slowly. The area implanted at the end of the sixth month begins to regain its former hair. Completing its adaptation and development, the hair reaches its most natural appearance within 1-2 years according to its physical features.

Since the hair is taken from the person himself, he has the same DNA structure and re-grows in the same color, in the same character. Since the hair follicles taken have no shedding characteristics, the transplanted hair is not fallen out except in extraordinary situations.

The channels to be opened in operations performed with the Sapphire FUE technique are opened with special sapphire-tipped pens. Anti-bacterial tips are smooth, hard, sharp and durable.

İn this way, there is very little vibration during channel opening process. The risk of trauma and tissue damage is minimized. It can be transplanted more densely and it allows application even in people who have hair loss later. Since more intensive implanting can be done, it is easier to obtain a more natural appearance on the hair.

Unshaven Hair Transplant

The success achieved in hair transplant in recent years allows studies to focus on different areas. At this point, studies that will increase the comfort of patients are gaining intensity. Unshaven hair transplant is one of them.

Unshaven hair transplant can be applied in the FUT technique, an older hair transplant, and the FUE technique. FUT technique has been abandoned due to its various disadvantages, and FUE has become one of the most preferred methods.

İn normal hair transplant, the patient’s hair is completely shaved. Hair shaving is done at the hair transplant centers so that the hair transplant specialist or doctor can better see the hair condition on the day of the operation. However, for patients who do not want their hair to be shortened and shaved, unshaven hair transplant, where hair transplant can be done without shaving the hair completely, can be preferred.

Two different methods are used in unshaven hair transplant. The first is hair transplant by hiding the area that is shaved. A small area is shaved between the two ears at the back of the head of long-haired person, and only that area is shaved on the donor area.

Shaving is not noticeable as long hair covers the shaved area after the hair follicles are harvested. There is also a method of transplant in which the donor and the area to be implanted are not shaved at all. This method is possible if a hair transplant of 1000-2800 grafts will be performed. Otherwise, it will not be possible to have an unshaven hair transplant if more grafts will be transplanted.

Although most of the patients do not want their hair to be cut, it is not only your decision to determine this. Your doctor will give you detailed information after making the necessary examinations, and will decide whether or not to apply unshaven hair transplant depending on the number of grafts.

One of the advantages of partially shaven hair transplant is that the patient, who has the operation, can maintain the current shape of their old hair before and after hair transplant. Since the hair transplant operation will not be noticed, person can return to their normal life in a short time. After the operation, there will be incrusting in the donor area, and this will not be visible from the outside, as it will be covered with hair.

There are also disadvantages of partially shaven hair transplant. These operations can only be done to people with long hair. Since the hair follicle that can be harvested in a single session will be limited to the shaved area, less hair roots will be taken, which will reduce the amount of transplant.

İf more than one session is to be performed, an 8-month period is required between two sessions. As the donor area will be limited, excessive damage may occur by an inexperienced doctor. Hair transplant operation cost may also increase.

Hair Transplant in Women

Women, as well as men, face with hair loss. Hair loss problem can affect the person negatively and lead to various psychological problems and lack of self-confidence. In women, this negative impact is felt much more intensely.

Hair loss that starts in women can occur due to various reasons. Pregnancy, menopause, seasonal hair fall and environmental reasons besides genetic reasons may cause hair loss in women. Anemia, vitamin deficiency, stress, age, chemical products or dietary habits can lead to hair loss in women, as well.

Treatments aimed at eliminating the cause of hair loss caused by these reasons, which can be considered metabolic or hormonal, are often recommended. However, the effective and certain solution for hair loss not caused by metabolic or hormonal reasons is hair transplant.

We can list the reasons for hair transplant in women as follows:

• Regional hair loss. Circular hair loss that occur suddenly in cases such as alopecia or acute and occur anywhere on the head are regional hair loss. If new hair does not grow in one year, hair transplant should be done.

• If there is a genetic loss, which is mostly seen in men, starting from the upper part of the head with the front hairline, hair transplant should be performed.

• The frontal forehead line may be too wide sometimes or it can get wider over time. In this case, hair transplant can be performed.

• Various factors such as burn marks, scars can cause hair fall. In such cases, if the hair in the area where the wound or burn has fallen out or have lost its regrowth, hair transplant should be performed.

Apart from these, it is clarified with the doctor’s control whether hair transplant will be performed in hair loss that occurs in women. After the hair loss analysis, the details are clarified.

Hair transplant is not recommended for hair loss, which we call female-type hair loss and spread over a large area of ​​the head, occurring at the same rate everywhere. The reason for this is that there is insufficient donor area and it is not clear whether the transplanted hair will fall out again.

Application of hair transplant in women is exactly the same as hair transplant applied in men. The area where the hair loss occurred is determined and then, the number of grafts that should be implanted is planned. Strong hair roots taken from the donor area, are transplanted into the recipient area.

In our clinic, we have achieved successful results in hair transplant performed on female patients to date, and we are pleased to see permanent smiles on our patients’ faces.

Organic Hair Transplant

The method called organic hair transplant is carried out using stem cell injection prepared from the patient’s own fatty tissue. Unfortunately, one of the most important insufficiencies in hair transplant processes is to make the area to be transplanted suitable for transplant. In order to achieve a successful result, both the roots and the area to be implanted must be of high quality. The higher the quality level, the more successful transplant will be.

One of the advantages of organic hair transplant is to make the transplant area efficient. Again, hair transplant becomes much easier. It becomes possible to work in the area without using any chemicals. The newly transferred hair follicles are fed and the adherence rates are increased. Up to 96% positive results are obtained in hair transplant. The field is provided for the emergence of healthier, more vibrant and long-lasting hair.

There are various factors that emphasize organic hair transplant and make it more preferable. First of all, in classic hair transplant, they focused only on the healthy hair follicles of the patient, called the donor. Grafts are removed and transplanted into the area where there is no hair. However, in the bald area, a lack of oil emerges over time. Therefore, the skin was being emptied and becomes very close to the bone.

Even if healthy hair follicles are transplanted into this area, the probability of success is reduced. Therefore, this region should be fattened and hair follicles should be prepared in fatty tissue in stem cell injections.

Moreover, this process will prevent the death of healthy hair follicles, which are a treasure. It is also among some speculations that chemicals are injected during or after implanting into the bald area. However, it should be remembered that these chemicals damage healthy hair follicles.

As a result of all this, the importance of organic hair transplant increases. Its advantages are more prominent. Thanks to the fat injection enriched with the stem cells obtained from the patient’s own fatty tissues, the area deprived of unproductive hair is made healthy and hair transplant processes are made easier. With the injection, the subcutaneous is fattened first.

The construction of new cells is accelerated by contacting stem cells with other structures. Subcutaneous structure gains health. The grafts continue to live healthy in their new region. It grows stronger and new hair follicles emerge, resulting in a healthier, more vibrant and thicker hair structure.

After Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is performed in sessions. Sometimes implanting is completed in one session, and sometimes it can be done in more than one session. This may vary depending on the width of the area to be transplanted, the number of grafts, the experience of doctors and personal characteristics.

The average session takes from 6 to 8 hours. The duration of session may vary depending on the physician’s dexterity and experience. But it should not be forgotten that implanting in a short time does not mean that it will be successful.

The duration of hair transplant operations varies according to the number of grafts to be transplanted. As the number of hair follicles increases; donor harvesting, implanting time and operation time increase. The prolongation or non-prolongation of the process is also related to the person’s body balance during the operation process. Lack of problems such as blood pressure and diabetes allows the procedures to be proceeded more easily and the operation time to be shorter.

After hair transplant, the donor area is covered by dressing. Dressings are taken before the first wash. While being discharged, your doctor will give you detailed information about when to wash, how to wash, and what to care of. Washing is continued every day after the first wash as described by your doctor. Incrustation begins to form in the area implanted in a short time.

These scabs are shed from the recipient area after 10-12 days. Then short hairs start to appear. The first hair that grows falls out between 2 weeks and 2 months. You should not be panic in this situation, which we call shock hair loss. It is completely normal. From the 3rd month, hair starts to grow again. In 6-7 months, the hair that grows out becomes visible clearly. It may take 1-2 years for the hair to be completely grown after the hair transplant.

Side effects may occur for some people after hair transplant. Rare side effects are bleeding, risks of infection, mild swelling, circulatory disorders, mild incrustation in the skin area where the hair follicles are removed or transplanted, bruises around the eyes, numbness and itching in the area where it is transplanted.

It is useful to pay attention to some issues after hair transplant. First of all, a neck pillow should be used for at least 15 days or the neck should be supported with something similar while laying on your back.

Activities such as sauna, swimming, heavy sports activities should be avoided for about 1 month. Moreover, it should not be exposed to intense sunlight for 1 month. Trauma should not be experienced in the region where the hair is transplanted during the process of hair growth, and no physical damage should be taken. Henna, hair dye or other chemicals should not be brought into contact with the implanted area for 4-5 months after the operation.

If necessary, a new transplant can be done in hair transplant after the first year. Most of the time, although this is not required, can be done on demand.

İn selected cases, the number of grafts needed is reached with the hair roots harvested from the nape area, chest or back and a second application can be performed. Since the chest hair is weaker than the nape and beard hair roots, in our clinic only the hair root is taken from the beard if the donor area of ​​our patients is insufficient.

Hair Transplant Prices

When it comes to hair transplant, the first question that comes to mind for almost everyone is the prices of hair transplant. Many people evaluate the price when choosing the clinic they want to have hair transplant. Price policy varies according to the quality of the service provided by the hair transplant center.

The professionalism of the team, the equipment of the hospital where hair transplant will be performed, sterilization, hygiene, service details, the experience of the doctors, the experience of the team, the hair transplant method they apply are very effective factors in determining the price. These factors directly affect the success rate.

Hair transplant is performed with different methods according to the characteristics of the person, the cause of hair loss and the genetic structure.  Factors mentioned above determine which hair transplant method will be used as a result of analyzes.

Since the details of hair transplant methods are different, prices can vary according to the technique to be applied. Details such as the qualifications of the clinic and the degree of expertise of the physician who will perform the operation will change the pricing. Therefore, the right thing to do is to communicate with our doctors by reaching our clinic.

Hair transplant prices should not be below a certain standard. A standard of this work has been formed all over the world. The factors that affect the prices while calculating the price are the width of the open area in the hair of the person, the number of transplants to be applied to the region, where to take the hair roots, which hair transplant method to use, and the experience of the physician staff and the assistant teams.

As the area to be transplanted and the number of roots to be transplanted increases, the duration of the session and the number of sessions will increase, so there will be a change in hair transplant prices. However, as Now Hair Time, we are transplanting with the maximum number of grafts that patient needs and we do not charge an additional fee for this.

Facing a price other than average clinical fees may raise question marks about the quality of the service that is provided. We never compromise our quality standards as a clinic.

We always give priority to the satisfaction of our valuable patients, and we strive to achieve the hair of your dreams after many years. We clarify the hair transplant prices of each patient after our preliminary evaluations, and always try to meet the quality with affordable prices. We do not just focus on the moment of operation, we offer our services in a wide range before and after the operation.

Conclusion

In conclusion, hair transplant is an application dating back to 1882. The first modern graft methods applied today were used in 1952. Continuous studies have continued and applications have been shaped with the developments in medicine and genetic technologies.

Thousands of people around the world have managed to have hair with hair transplants for the patients whose hair has been lost for various reasons up to date.

Hair transplant process continues to get richer. Studies are being carried out on solutions both to increase the comfort of the patient and to keep hair transplanted in a healthy way. While some hair transplant techniques used in the past are now outdated, some of them continue to be updated.

Today, especially DHI and FUE hair transplant methods stand out all over the world. While what is done in both methods is not very different from each other, there are some differences in operation details.

However, when we look at the success rate, we can easily say that both methods yield successful results. In modern hair transplant methods, the patient no longer feels pain and ache during the operation with the effect of local anesthesia and does not experience any loss of consciousness. They regain their new hair in a short time without compromising their comfort.

Hair transplant methods applied are performed in sessions. According to how many sessions the operations will be completed or for how long a session will continue, it depends on the hair transplant method, the expertise of the doctor who will perform the hair transplant, the width of the area to be transplanted and the number of hair follicles to be implanted. As the hairless area expands, sessions and operations increase.

Among the studies performed considering the comfort of the patient, the unshaven hair transplant has great importance. However, unshaven hair transplant is carried out only on certain issues.

Unshaven hair transplant is not possible especially for people who need a large donor area and need a large number of hair follicles. In order for people to get more dense hair, they need to give up their current hair for a while.

Although men first come to mind when it comes to hair transplant, it is not a man-specific issue. Hair transplant operations can also be performed easily on women. Hair transplant can be done in women, just like men, in cases of hair loss other than common female hair loss such as accidents and burns.

While hair grafts are harvested as much as the need from the sides of the head, nape and beard in men, hair follicles in the nape, sides of the head and other parts of the body can be harvested in women. Hair and beard transplant can be done with the same method. With organic hair transplant, one can have hair from their own hair follicles, which carries their own DNA. Moreover, areas that have reduced from fat are strengthened for stem cells. The success rate can be increased even more.

Hair transplant is a complete process. In order for this process to be successful, it is also necessary to pay attention to the issues after the application.

Details such as how long the hair will have a bandage, the first few days after washing, what the washing method will be used, what should be considered are the points to be considered after the application. After the application, the hair that is transplanted is fallen out, and a few months later, new ones begin to grow.

These develop over time and take on the natural structure of the place where they are implanted, and it takes a year or two to regain the original appearance.

Although there is no clear price for hair transplant, there is a standard in this field. Prices vary according to the method of hair transplant, how many sessions of hair transplant will be done, how many grafts will be implanted, how long the procedures will take and the experience of the clinician and his team. However, success is more important than pricing.

Why Us?

Hair transplant and other transplant operations are a process. In order to achieve successful results, this process must be carried out as a whole; before, during and after the operation. As a hospital, we offer a privileged service by being aware of all these.

We serve with the most modern equipment together with our specialist physicians and team. We can apply all of the most successful hair transplant methods applied worldwide. Moreover, we are not only limited to this, but also provide you various services that you will not find anywhere else.

In our hospital, we serve not only patients from Istanbul but also our patients from our all provinces and from abroad. We provide free transfer service for our patients coming from outside the city, and we meet you at the airport and accompany you on your hotel and hospital trips. Thanks to our VIP vehicle specially provided for you, we ensure that you can get treatment without experiencing any feeling of alienation or difficulty in Istanbul.

We offer you the opportunity to stay in 5-star hotels of Istanbul during the procedures. We ensure that you can prepare yourself for a hair transplant operation with a vacation comfort, where you can relieve the fatigue and stress of an entire journey. We offer comfortable accommodation with safety and peace.

Thanks to our lifetime medical support solution, we always provide support with our medical team until we get the best results. We deliver our support without leaving any question mark in your mind before and after the process. We use voice and video communication techniques in the slightest problem you will experience. In wherever you are, we are just a phone distance away.  We conduct the process all together.

In our hair transplant clinic, our patients from many countries around the world have had hair transplant and beard transplant procedures. Our services still continue constantly. For our guests coming from abroad, we have special interpreter support in their native language, so that we can carry out treatment procedures without any foreignness and communication problems. We crown all these privileged services with reasonable prices and friendly service.

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