Those who have it dance with them in harmony. Those who do not have or are about to lose seek a cure or do all they can to keep it. Yes, as you guessed, today’s topic is hair. Hair, is our common denominator as a man and a woman, is a big part of our appearance.
All humans, regardless of gender, lose and regrow hair. Alopecia, or baldness, occurs when the normal human pattern of hair growth is out of balance. The normal pattern of hair is growing, resting, and shedding—and if the growth pattern is out of balance, hair does not regrow as fast as it falls.
While it’s easy to blame your genes for your bald scalp, but there are dozens of causes of hair loss. It’s important to understand how you lose your hair, so you can know how to prevent it. Besides hereditary genes, other influencing causes of hair loss include anemia, poor dieting, surgery, stress—and emotional trauma. But don’t worry, because you are not helpless. You can achieve your dreams with hair transplant surgery. Hair transplant surgery is a procedure where the surgeon removes the hair follicles, usually from the back or sides of the head to the bald area, defined as the ‘recipient area.
Hair loss can commonly occur in women as much as it can in men. However, hair loss occurs in women in very different ways. Men lose a bigger portion of hair due to androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness; whereas women lose hair less noticeably—and often just have hair that looks a little thinner all over.
Hair Transplant In Turkey
Hair transplantation surgery is a highly successful hair restoration treatment designed to regrow hair and help patients improve their quality of life and boost confidence. Simply put, hair transplant procedure can only be performed by harvesting DHT-resistant hair from the back of your own scalp—commonly known as the donor area—and then implanting it in the balding areas. You know that hair transplant is not implemented via general NHS means or any health insurance plan.
Therefore, Turkey offers attractive offers to patients who suffer from hair loss abroad. With its affordable costs of healthcare services and lower cost of living, Turkey is one of the first countries that comes to mind when thinking of hair transplant. Before you make a decision, you must learn about the types, techniques, and costs involved in a hair transplantation surgery to make the best choice.
Cost of Hair Transplant in Turkey
The technique used, the number of grafts taken, and the doctor’s fees are some of the differences that affect the overall cost of hair transplant surgery. However, it would not be wrong to say that Turkey is one of the most affordable hair transplant destinations. With its lower cost of the living, advantageous exchange rate, and affordable income and expense table, Turkey is one of the medical tourism destinations that provide you with every opportunity you are looking for. FlyHealth hair transplant treatment packages are inclusive of the treatment cost, doctor’s fees, hotel accommodation, transfers in the city, patient hosting, and interpretation service.
We invite you to take a life-transforming journey to a new, younger and more confident you. The price of hair transplants in Turkey is very competitive compared to other destinations. Patients travelling for hair transplantation in Turkey are expected to save up to 70 percent on their treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Transplant
Do you perform hair transplant for women?
Yes, FlyHealth surgeons perform hair transplant for women in Turkey. Hair transplant for women requires a greater expertise and FlyHealth surgeons have both expertise and training for it. FlyHealth has had many female patients coming to Turkey for their hair restoration.
Do you perform facial hair transplant?
FlyHealth surgeons have great experience in performing facial hair transplant. Especially people from the UK and Asia choose FlyHealth for their facial hair transplant.
Should I be worried about hair transplant scar?
Successful surgeons of FlyHealth use the modern FUE technique to provide you with better service and achieve the look of your dreams, thus prevent scarring in the area after hair transplantation. Hair transplant operations are performed using the FUT technique that is not preferred by our surgeons, as scars are left behind the head. Take a look at our before and after gallery, and you can be sure that we use the best technique for you.
Is hair transplant permanent?
During hair transplant, hairs are taken from the back of the head where hair is resistant to hair loss. Therefore transplanted hairs are expected to grow for a lifetime.
Is hair transplant painful?
FlyHealth surgeons apply local anesthesia during hair transplant; therefore, you do not feel a thing. Any pain after the procedure may be controlled with painkillers.
Good Candidates for Hair Transplant Surgery
Having slight hair thinning doesn’t necessarily qualify you for hair transplant surgery. Hair loss patient needs to have significant gaps in the scalp in order to be candidates for hair transplant surgery. Thinning is classified as the first stage of hair loss—and in these cases, patients are advised to turn to more preservative methods until there are more balding gaps in the scalp, then a hair transplant surgery would be appropriate.
Hair loss can be very advanced, but an adequate supply of balding-resistant area from the back of the sides of the head needs to available to fully cover the balding areas.
The following individuals may qualify for a hair transplant surgery:
- Those experiencing genetic hair loss and are suffering from hair loss for more than five years
- Men and women with realistic expectations that understand the benefits and limitations of the procedure
- Men whose hair loss has been stabilized
- Women suffering from female pattern baldness and having a stable donor area
Thinning hair in men is quite common and can occur due to several causes. Most men with thinning hair suffer from a type of hair loss known as male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia. This common condition of hair loss is hereditary and can be passed down from either the mother or father’s side of the family. In patients with male pattern baldness, the hair follicles at the top and front of the head develop sensitivity to the dihydrotestosterone hormone (DHT). During this time, this hormone weakens the hair, until it eventually becomes dormant.
Other causes of hair loss in men are possible and can be attributed to certain medications, physical or emotional stress, thyroid problems, iron deficiency, skin infections, hormone fluctuations—and other less common causes.
Hair loss is generally a problem faced by men, but women also experience hair loss and thinning hair.Reasons can range from the simple and temporary—stress or vitamin deficiency—to the more complex like an underlying health condition.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, childbirth, and thyroid disorders can also contribute to female pattern baldness. Some autoimmune diseases can spur hair to fall our in clumps, which is called alopecia areata. Sometimes lifestyle choices and hair care regimen can cause hair thinning in women, such as bleaching, coloring, or using strong shampoos. Hormones during aging and menopause may affect the health of a woman’s hair. High amounts of vitamin A and medications such as Allopurinol/Zyloprim and Coumadin/Warfarin may also make woman’s hair become thinner.
Techniques of Hair Transplant Surgery
In today’s day and age the two most common techniques of hair transplant surgery—also offered in hair transplant clinics— are follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
No matter which hair transplant technique is used, each technique provides some benefits and limitations to the patient. The technique, to be used is not chosen according to the personal preference of the patient, but the doctor decides by considering.
While follicular unit extraction can be self-explanatory term, this hair transplant technique is far more complex that most people might think. In simple terms, follicular unit extraction Turkey involves pulling the remaining hair on a patients scalp (the donor area) using a small, circular instrument.
The extracted hair is harvested and then gets re-inserted—individually—back into balding sites, which are able to receive the newly implanted hair and allow it to grow naturally.
Benefits of FUE
Although FUE is a relatively new method in the hair transplant industry, it is, by far, the most preferred hair restoration option in Turkey for patients affected by hair loss. FUE is strongly recommended by the majority of hair transplant specialists in Turkey, because of its permanent and visually appealing results. The follicular unit extraction hair transplant technique in Turkey comes with a handful of benefits.
Some of the benefits are:
- No scars. Follicular unit extraction is very safe, and you will not experience any side effects. And there is less, to no downtime. In the extraction process, the surgeon uses a specific instrument to pull follicular grafts one by one from the back of the head. That way, it absolutely leaves no visible scars on the scalp.
- Satisfactory results. In a single session, a hair transplant expert can transplant up to 4000 grafts. The best thing about the FUE hair restoration technique is that it offers effecting and permanent results.
- Quick recovery time. It takes a maximum of one to two days to recover from an FUE hair transplant as no scalpel or stitches are involved in the treatment. You can also return to your work after the second day of the surgery unless the job involves performing a physcially-demanding activity.
- Natural results. Natural hairlines are assured on the head after restoration, giving you an attractive and youthful appearance.
While there are disadvantages associated with FUE, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages, which had led the hair restoration industry experts to conclude that it is the best and most efficient treatment out of the two techniques.
Follicular Unit Transplantation
Just like FUE Turkey, Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is a procedure where hair is transplanted from the donor zone. The technique, in which the follicular grafts are pulled out of the donor area, is what makes FUT different from FUE. After the patient’s scalp is anesthetized, the surgeon removes a strip of tissue from the donor area, and, once extracted, the strip is cut into many individual follicular units using microscopic dissection methods. As these follicular unit grafts are being prepared, the doctor drills tiny holes in the balding area, where the grafts are inserted.
Unfortunately, patients who undergo FUT might be left with a large scar on their heads due to the strip method used in the procedure.
FUE technique can be used in corrective surgery for patients with scars, which have resulted from the FUT method.
This is because there will already be large amounts of strip scarring, which would double in severity through another FUT operation. By using the follicular unit extraction hair transplant technique, the scars are inconspicuously hidden and the result will be less intrusive.
Although FUE is a more reliable and preferred technique in general, the FUT technique also has advantages such as faster recovery time and more affordable prices. At the same time, hair transplantation surgeries, which generally last between 4 and 8 hours, are completed earlier than FUE when the FUT technique is used. Many patients stay awake during surgery with local anesthesia, which numbs the scalp.
Other Types of Hair Transplant Surgery
While head hair transplant surgery is the most prevalent type of hair restoration treatment, there are many other forms of hair restoration surgeries treating facial hair loss. Many patients experiencing hair loss in the eyebrows area and the beard can benefit from beard transplants and eyebrows transplants.
The first thing you think of when you hear the word hair transplant is the surgical hair restoration of head hair. Although scalp restoration is overwhelmingly common, facial hair transplants, including mustache and beard transplants, are increasing in popularity. A beard transplant technique is rather similar to FUE hair restoration, which involves extracting donor hair grafts from the back or sides of the hair. Hair transplant experts in Turkey choose the hair, which closely matches your facial hair and then carefully transplant it to the balding site.
The only difference between scalp hair transplantation and beard transplants is that smaller incisions are used while transplanting a beard than in transplanting a scalp. Facial hair transplant encompasses other types of facial hair transplantation including mustache, goatee, or sideburns restoration—and eyebrows transplant.
Eyebrows transplant surgery is a simple procedure that is highly artistic in nature and should only be performed by an experienced transplant surgeon. Art and science dominate this type of hair restoration procedure. An expertly performed FUE eyebrow transplant is virtually undetectable because the transplanted hairs blend with the existing hair follicles as your own. The results of eyebrows transplant Turkey: strong, sensual, and healthy eyebrows amplifying emotion and creating a deeper, more alert facial expression.
Non-surgical Hair Restoration
Non-surgical hair restoration treatments can be viable alternative for people who wish to restore hair fullness without surgery. Not everyone qualifies for hair transplantation procedure and it may not be the appropriate first step for someone in early phases of hair loss, in poor health, or for an individual with unrealistic expectations. There are some non-surgical solutions for hair loss that can make for a cosmetic improvement until a hair transplant surgery becomes a suitable solution for the patient’s unique circumstances.
Below are the most common types of non surgical hair restoration treatments available in hair transplant clinics in Turkey:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The platelet in our blood releases various growth factors that promote tissue production and assist in follicle regeneration. As an entirely non surgical therapeutic treatment, PRP is performed by using the patient’s own blood platelets to effectively stimulate hair growth.
Our hair restoration experts in Turkey have the unique ability to customize the PRP treatment, which allows each patient to receive a treatment that is most effective and tailored to their individual needs.
Mesotherapy is a baldness treatment alternative that allows both men and women to restore their hair. It can also delay male pattern baldness. Using a specialized cocktail, the hair restoration expert will provide you with a vitamin boost, which can improve the blood circulation in the balding area. Better blood circulation helps the hair follicles get better nourished, hence improve hair re-growth. During mesotherapy, hair loss treatment will likely be conducted via injection gun. This allows patients who experience hair loss and choose the mesotherapy method to experience the process with less pain and get quick results.
Over time, the mesotherapy solution will assist in neutralizing the DHT hormone, slowing the process of hair loss and causing hair to grow again.
You may need up to five sessions of mesotherapy treatment for hair loss in Turkey over a course of six months period in order to see significant results.
Recovery From Hair Transplantation Surgery
After the operation, there may be pain in the scalp. You can use drugs such as antibiotics or anti-inflammatory in consultation with your doctor to reduce the effects such as infection or swelling. However, the wounds on the scalp are mostly healed within 3-4 days after surgery. The hair follicles are safely and securely inserted under the scalp, so the risk of infection is very low. Patients can resume regular routine activity including work, as long as it does not involve any strenuous tasks. The most visible signs of the hair transplant surgery are the scabs from where the grafts where placed and the donor zone on the back of the head.
The hairs that are not harvested during the extraction phase can grow back very quickly. By one week after surgery, the hair will grow back enough to fill the areas where the hair is taken from. The scabs take about 7-10 days to fall out. It’s advised to let the scabs fall out on their own so the implanted grafts don’t become dislodged.
After 9 months, everyone will notice the growth and thickening of your hair.
Seeing is believing—to find out how you will look like after the surgery, you can browse our hair transplant Turkey before and after gallery available on the right sidebar.
To Do List for Surgery
2 weeks before
- Don’t cut your hair within two weeks of your procedure, leave your hair at least w cm in length in the back and on the sides to cover the sutures/staples after your procedure, if there is any question regarding length, it is better to leave your hair on the long side as those can be trimmed to the appropriate length the morning of surgery
- Don’t take products containing aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E, if pain reliever is needed, choose tylenol, in case of any other medications, ask your doctor
- Don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol
- You can soften the skin and accelerate the blood flow in the area by massaging your scalp for 10 minutes a day, two weeks or 10 days before your surgery.
- If you are over a certain age, you may undergo some tests such as ECG or blood tests.
3 days before
- Don’t consume tobacco and don’t drink alcohol because they affect wound healing and also affects your recovery process
Day of surgery
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes
- You may eat and drink as on any other day
- Shower your hair in the morning before the procedure
- Sleep with head elevated only
- Second day you will meet with the doctor for a check-up and the third day you will have your head lotioned, left for 30 minutes, then washed with a special shampoo.
- You will do the same process for 10 days
- In the first week after procedure shampoo very gently
- 10 days after procedure grafts are permanent, you can resume normal shampooing and hair care
- Avoid alcohol for the first 3 days after the procedure
- Don’t smoke for the first two weeks after the procedure
Good candidates for a hair transplant procedure include:
- Men who have been losing their hair due to balding for over five years, with realistic expectations and who understand that their hair loss might continue to progress even if they are taking prescription medication to stop the progression
- Men who have been balding for many years and whose pattern has stabilized and are interested in just adding some hair to provide a more youthful appearance.
- Men and women who have lost hair due to trauma or burns
- Men and women who have lost hair due to other cosmetic procedures such as face-lifts.
- Patients who donate grafts healthy enough to cover the donor site
Hair transplant surgery gives better results in patients with the following criteria:
- In patients with the same hair color and scalp, the probability of a natural appearance after surgery is much higher.
- A more lush appearance is obtained in patients with wavy and curly hair.
- The same number of grafts can give more satisfactory results in patients with thick hair compared to patients with thin hair.
- In patients with a more flexible scalp, hair transplant surgery can be overcome more easily and the result can be more satisfactory.