Today we are going to discuss hair, which is the common subject of everyone. While many people are proud of the thickness of their hair and the quality of the hair strands, many people try to protect their hair by trying various methods because they have complaints such as shedding. In this article, we will inform you about the hair transplant operation as a permanent solution to hair loss.
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.
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
That’s why hair transplant in Turkey offers an attractive proposition to hair loss patients overseas. Turkey has become one of the first countries that come to mind when it comes to hair transplantation. The reasons such as the quality of the health services it provides to its patients and the low cost of living are the most important factors that determine the ranking. If you want to have hair transplant surgery, we recommend that you learn about the types, techniques, and costs of the surgery before making a decision.
Hair transplantation surgery is a highly successful hair restoration treatment designed to regrow hair. It helps 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.This area is commonly known as the donor area. Then implanting it in the balding areas. And as it known, hair transplantation is not available via general NHS means—or any medical insurance plan.
Cost of Hair Transplant in Turkey
We can easily say that Turkey is one of the cheapest hair transplant destinations. The technique uses in operation, the number of grafts extracted, and the medical team fees are the factors that affect the overall cost of hair transplant surgery. However, if you choose Turkey as a destination you do not have to think about such factors because, with its lower cost of living, advantageous exchange rate, and cheap overhead charges Turkey, offers you both quality and affordable prices. As a FlyHealth team, our hair transplant treatment packages involve treatment costs, 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. Have no hesitation that you will save up to 70 percent in hair transplant treatment in Turkey.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hair Transplant
Yes, FlyHealth partner clinics perform hair transplants for women in Turkey. Hair transplant for women requires greater expertise and FlyHealth clinics have both expertise and training for it. FlyHealth has had many female patients coming to Turkey for their hair restoration.
FlyHealth clinics apply local anesthesia during hair transplants. 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. In order to be a candidate for hair transplant surgery, a hair loss patient needs to have significant gaps in the scalp. Thinning is classified as the first stage of hair loss. 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:
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. Different other causes can be the result of hair loss in men while certain medications can also be attributed to the case. Physical or emotional stress, thyroid problems, iron deficiency, skin infections, hormone fluctuations—and other less common causes.
While hair loss is generally seen in men, many women face problems such as hair loss and hair thinning as a result. 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 out in clumps, which is called alopecia areata. Sometimes lifestyle choices and hair care regimens 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 a woman’s hair become thinner.
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Techniques of Hair Transplant Surgery
In today’s world, the two most common techniques of hair transplant surgery—also offered in hair transplant clinics— are follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation. Each hair transplant technique carries its fair share of benefits and limitations—and is not usually chosen based on personal preference, but rather based on the patient’s condition and other factors, which affect the doctor’s decision to go for one of them. While follicular unit extraction can be a self-explanatory term, this hair transplant technique is far more complex than most people might think. In simple terms, follicular unit extraction Turkey involves pulling the remaining hair on a patient’s 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 physically demanding activities.
•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.
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 alternatives for people who wish to restore hair fullness without surgery. Not everyone qualifies for a hair transplantation procedure and it may not be the appropriate first step for someone in the 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: 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 an injection gun. This helps to make mesotherapy treatment for hair loss faster as well as potentially less painful.
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 a six months period in order to see significant results.
Recovery From Hair Transplantation Surgery
After hair transplant surgery in Turkey, 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 were 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, the incredible difference in your hair will be noticed by everyone. If you wish, you can browse our before-after gallery by clicking on the right sidebar and visualize your post-operative state.
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
3 Days Before
- Don’t consume tobacco and don’t drink alcohol
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 surgery
- Sleep with head elevated only
- Second day you will meet with the doctor for a check-up and on 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 3 days after procedure
- Don’t smoke for two weeks after procedure
Good candidates for a hair transplant procedure include:
- Men who have lost their hair for about five years and have baldness, who have tried different methods by taking prescription drugs to prevent hair loss and stop its progression, and have realistic expectations
- Men who have been balding for many years and whose pattern has stabilized and prefer hair transplantation to achieve a younger look.
- 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.