Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplantation/FAQ

What will be the next step after I choose your clinic to perform my hair transplant?

Firsly, contact our Hebrew support center to schedule an online diagnosis with Dr. Serkan For the online diagnosis you will be required to send to us your photos taken from the front, both sides of the head, top and back. Once, Dr. Serkan finds you suitable for the operation and decided your suggested operation plan, the support center will be in touch to arrange the following details for your trip to Turkey.

When can I get a haircut or cut my hair after a hair transplant?

After the first month, you can shorten your hair with scissors or a clipper. We recommend you to wait half a year after the operation to shave your head with a razor.

Can I cut or shave my hair before the transplant ?

Not recommended to do so before your hair transplant. The doctor will be able to get more information and assess the condition of your hair loss more accurately if you keep the hair with maximum length and unshaved. It will be only for your best. At the clinic we will also shave your hair properly before your operation.

Can you mention the benefits of FUE Hair transplantation?

  • FUE hair transplantation can result in a more natural and dense look.
  • Hair transplantation using the FUE technique provides a permanent solution for the treatment of medium to severe hair loss.
  • This is a convenient technique that is designed to ensure patients the least amount of discomfort, and will not leave external scars after the procedure.
  • FUE hair transplant technique offers patients faster recovery times; They can comfortably return to their daily routine and they can fly one day after the procedure.
  • 98% of the implants that are implanted usually grow as normal hair.

Do you also have hair transplant services for women?

Although most hair transplant transplant patients are still men, a high percentage of women have begun to consider the hair transplant procedure as a hair loss treatment. Women usually choose to undergo a hair transplant to lower their forehead line or add more volume. Women are not required to shave their heads completely. To perform the process of extracting the hair follicles, only a small area in the donor area will be shaved but will remain ‘completely invisible’. Women with long hair can easily hide the donor area with their hair laid out. This way, no one will know that they have undergone a hair transplant procedure. For this reason, hair transplantation is very preferred among women.

Do you have any medical insurance coverage or working with any?

No, our clinic is offering private medical services. We do not work with any national or (international* medical insurance to cover our services at the clinic.

Do you provide any additional services for your patients?

Yes, absolutely. We have a package covering any *essential* service you will need during your stay in Turkey, when you arrive to do the operation in our clinic.

How long after the transplant can I go back to work?

After two days normally, patients can go back to work, if there are no special instructions. In addition, we recommend that patients engaged in work activities that may create exposure to dust, sunlight, and head injuries take a week off from work. Please keep in mind that the scabs will remain on the transplanted area for around 12-15 days.

If I will undergo a hair transplant, will I continue losing hair?

The only hair loss you will experience after a hair transplant is a phenomenon known as "shock loss". "Shock loss" that occurs about two to four weeks after hair transplantation is the result of short-term trauma that appears in the transplanted hair follicles and scalp after transplantation. This is an unavoidable phenomenon that is seen after the transplant. This is a normal and temporary condition. Even if the transplanted hair falls out at the stage of shock loss, the follicles are not damaged and provide the space needed for new hair growth.

Is hair transplant is a permanent procedure?

The hair follicles used for transplantation are extracted behind the head defined as a 'donor area'. This area is also known as the "safe area". Because the hair follicles in this area are not affected by the hormone DHT, they are genetically resistant to hair loss. The hypothetical nature of the hair follicles from the donor area is dominant with respect to the physical characteristics of the original scalp tissue. This implies that when hair follicles are extracted from these areas and transplanted to areas in need of coverage, they will see the same hair loss-resistant features and therefore remain durable and do not fall out.

Is low-level laser therapy the best treatment for hair loss?

The first step in treating hair loss is by visiting a doctor to diagnose the cause of your condition and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your personal needs. Low-level laser therapy is a breakthrough clinically proven and approved by the FDA, among men and women who suffer from genetic and thin hair. Cold laser hair treatment increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which results in the release of nitric oxide. This at his time,, leads to improved hair growth. In addition, it was also observed that cold laser treatment was able to also reduce the DHT level of the scalp tissue, which may help slow down or even stop hair loss and improve hair growth.

Is there any age limit to be your patient?

The legal age limit in our clinic is every client above 18 years old. Beyond that, the final decision for suitability for the operation will be decided by Dr. Serkan according to the patient's criterias.

What are the differences between the FUE technique and the DHI technique?

  • The DHI method replicates each step in the FUE method except for incision and implantation. In DHI, the last two stages are merged into one.
  • The main distinctive characteristic of the DHI method compared to other hair transplant methods is that the DHI technique uses a pen-like medical device called an implant-pen called 'choy' that creates the openings of the donated area and at the same time implants the implants.
  • The FUE method makes it possible to transplant about 3000 to 4500 implants in one transplant, while in the DHI technique it is possible to transplant 1500 to 2500 follicles in one transplant.
  • The DHI method has a faster recovery period and can be performed with less bleeding compared to the FUE method.
  • The FUE method is better for covering wider areas, while the DHI method provides a better option for achieving higher density.
  • The FUE method requires the patients to shave their heads completely before the procedure, while the DHI method requires shaving of the donor area only. This gives women patients a significant advantage.
  • The DHI method requires more skills and experience than other hair transplant methods. This at its time, requires doctors and medical staff to be exposed to a long-term training period to specialize in the use of this technique.
  • DHI hair transplantation is usually a more expensive procedure compared to other hair transplantation methods.

What are the side effects caused by hair transplantation?

Complications like infections or scalp infections are very rare after performing a hair transplant. Some of the side effects that patients may experience during the recovery phase are; Swelling, pain and peeling of the skin formed in the scalp areas.

What is the duration of a transplant procedure?

The duration of the operation usually lasts between 5-6 hours, depending on the number of grafts and used technique. Once the hair transplant procedure is over, does hair grows back in the donor area again? The main donor area for a hair transplant is at the back side of the head between the ears. That are is known to be genetically strong more than other areas in the head against hair loss. Once extracting hair follicles from the donor area homogeneously, the hair will not grow again in on that area. The appearance of the missing follicles from the donor area after the operation will remain scar less and invisible.

What is the minimal period of time I should take between 2 hair transplant sessions?

We recommend waiting at least 6-7 months between the two transplant sessions. When 12 months is the ideal time to say. Because in order to create an action plan for the second hair transplant procedure, one must first see the results of the first hair transplant. It takes a period of one year to achieve maximum growth of the recently transplanted hairs and so that all the incision marks will not be noticeable.

What should I do before the transplant with regular medication that I take?

First of all, you should inform your treating doctor about your intention to perform a hair transplant and once you have received permission to stop taking the medication temporarily, you should stop taking any medication that may dilute your blood like aspirin for about three days before the transplant. Before performing a hair transplant, please let us know about your current health condition and the medications (if any) you are taking.

What should I expect if I experience pain after my hair transplant?

If you experience minor pain after the hair transplant procedure, you can take a painkiller that will be given by your doctor.

When the results of my hair transplant be shown?

After a hair transplant procedure, the length of time required for recovery, healing and growth of the new hairs is extended over a period of 12 months. Between two and three weeks after performing a hair transplant, most patients experience a phenomenon known as "shock loss", in which the new hair follicles enter a phase of rest and the hairs fall out easily. This is a completely normal and natural process that most patients experience after a hair transplant procedure. There is nothing to worry about. After the recently implanted implants fall out, your new and healthy hairs will soon start growing in their place. In about two months to 2.5 months, the transplanted hair will enter its normal growth cycle and grow about half a centimeter each month. From the 9th month onwards, the transplanted hair will improve in texture and upon reaching 12 months, it will blend thicker with the natural hair structure of the person himself.

Where can I find your clinic and when are you open for service?

Our clinic is located in Turkey,in the city of Istanbul at the vivid area of Sisli. Our operating hours at the clinic are: Monday - Saturday from 9:00 AM - 18:00 PM.

Where do hair follicles come from for hair transplantation?

Transplant follicles are extracted from the donor area, which is usually the back and sides of the head. This area is also known as the "safe area". Because the follicles on the sides and back of the head are not affected by the hormone DHT, they are resistant to hair loss. When hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and transplanted to areas that need coverage, they will keep the same characteristics that they have in the transplanted area as well. In cases where implanted areas remain weak and insufficient to provide the amount of hair required for transplantation, beard hair can be used as an additional donor area for the procedure. Beard implants remain in the growth phase (anagen) for long periods and after the preference of the back of the scalp, they are an additional or excellent donor source for hair transplantation. Beard implants are known to be thicker than the implants in the back of the head. For this reason, to provide better volume in the implanted area, hair follicules extracted from the beard are implanted in the middle area and the 'crown' part of the head, but this may not be the best option for frontal hair restoration.

Which hair transplant method is the most suitable for me?

During your initial diagnosis, your doctor will determine which transplant method is best for you based on your hair loss classification, the size of the thinning area, the quality and quantity of your available donor hair. For example, if the patient suffers from advanced alopecia and bald areas are too wide to cover, even if the patient wants to If a hair transplant procedure is performed in a single transplant using the DHI method, he / she will be a better candidate for the FUE technique. This is because the FUE technique makes it possible to extract higher amounts of implants in a single implant.

Which medical services can you offer at your clinic?

At our clinic we preform operations such as: Hair transplnat, beard transplant and eyebrows transplant while offering a variety of different hair transplants methods such as Sapphire FUE, DHI, and SOFT FUE for the transplant. In addition, the hair loss treatments offered at our clinic are mesotherapy and low-intensity cold laser treatment. Since 2017, we have another sister clinic calles 'DOKU' which is specialized and focuses on medical aesthetics, cosmetic surgery and dermatology,also founded by Dr. Serkan Aygin.

Why I should choose the FUE SOFT transplant?

In the narrowest sense of the term, the SOFT FUE technique refers to performing a hair transplant under a sedation. Because the patient will remain awake without feeling any discomfort, he / she will not feel the implant extraction, the creation of an opening that receives the implant and the implantation processes.
The benefits of soft sedation:
  • Soft FUE provides high levels of comfort for patients as well as the medical staff.
  • The patient receiving soft sedation does not feel any pain during local anesthesia.
  • The patient remains conscious during the procedure.
  • The patient is allowed to eat and drink before the transplant. This does not prevent soft sedation to occur.
  • The patient can meet all his needs during the transplant (such as going to the bathroom, eating and drinking).
  • The patient can return to his home or hotel without difficulty as soon as the transplant is complete.

Why is Turkey preferred for the hair transplant process?

Experience remains a critical determinant of the level of success of a hair transplant procedure. Hair transplants have been applied for many years in Turkey. Hair transplant procedures are performed by skilled, qualified and specialized doctors, who have accumulated extensive knowledge as well as experience in the field of hair transplants. This at his time, allows to analyze many different cases as well as perform countless procedures for hair transplantation. The latest technological advances that are taking place in the field of hair transplants adopted around the world usually start and come from Turkey. The techniques applied in the clinics result, respectively, in the necessity of using modern equipment and a concentrated focus in making continuous improvements with the help of the medical devices used for hair transplantation. In order to provide patients with very natural-looking results, the use of new modern equipment and a commitment to the application of advanced techniques is required. Other reasons that make hair transplant clinics in Turkey so attractive are: the high success rates of the procedures, the equal prices per person, especially compared to other countries and the priority given to offering patients the best treatment plan and health services without compromising on quality.

Why it is recommended to undergo the Laser Therapy after the transplant?

The main goal of applying cold laser treatment at low intensity after hair transplantation is: to speed up the healing time, help reduce side effects like redness, swelling and pain in the transplant area, and promote the fastest possible hair growth. The laser application, which is performed after a hair transplant procedure, allows it to penetrate without heat and has no side effects such as a burning sensation.

Will my hair transplant results look completely natural?

When a hair transplant procedure is performed by an experienced doctor and professional staff, the results will inevitably look natural. Achieving natural results from hair transplantation depends on good planning. Good designing can be achieved through proper placement and styling of the hairline, while framing the face relatively. However, the patient's hair quality and the density of the donor area are also important factors that affect naturalness. The hair grows at different angles and in different directions. In order to achieve a natural look, a hair transplant must be performed by considering the angle of growth and the direction of the existing hair.

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