What to expect from your hair transplant
18th April 2019
So, you’ve decided to get a hair transplant. You’ve had your consultation, ruled out other hair restoration treatments and are set on undergoing surgery. It’s a big step to take, but thankfully as surgical procedures go, it’s relatively minor – and it can improve your self-confidence drastically.
You’ll be awake during the procedure, which can be a strange experience for some, but thanks to the local anaesthesia it’s a painless one for the rest of the procedure! You’ll be given a mild sedative and, after disinfecting your scalp, the surgeon will numb the area via an anaesthetic injection.
The type of technique that your surgeons use will depend on which type of transplant you’ve gone for – FUT or FUE. If you’re undergoing an FUT transplant (follicular unit transplantation), you will have a section from the back of your scalp containing healthy hair roots removed. The incision will be closed up with stitches, whilst the patch of scalp will be divided into individual hair grafts, using stereoscopic dissecting microscopes to ensure the best quality grafts. Tiny incisions will be made in the recipient areas of the scalp, ready for the grafts to be implanted.
FUE surgery (follicular unit excision) involves hair follicles being removed from a donor area at the back of the head, using thousands of individual grafts that are ‘drilled’ out from a shaved area of the scalp. The surgeon will make tiny holes in the recipient area of the scalp, before transplanting the donor hair in them.
The time you’ll spend in surgery depends on how much hair is being transplanted, but typically you can expect to be there the whole day. You’ll be free to leave within half an hour of the treatment ending, but make sure that you arrange to get picked up either by a taxi or a friend or family member or use public transport – after a sedative and hours in surgery, we would not advise driving yourself!
You can expect some soreness and tenderness for a few days after the procedure, and you will be supplied with painkillers to take if needed. You’ll be able to return to work a few days after surgery, but like with any operation, make sure you follow our instructions and if you have any concerns, speak to us.
A week or two after surgery, the newly-transplanted hair will fall out, but don’t panic – this is normal! You’ll start to notice your new hair growing in after 3-4 months.
The cost of the surgery depends on which procedure you’re undergoing, and how many grafts you’ll need transplanting, so if you’re hoping to restore your hair back to a level you are more comfortable with, get in touch with our team who will be happy to answer your questions.
Understanding androgenetic alopecia
24th April 2019
By the age of 50, over half of men will have experienced hair loss due to pattern baldness. It’s not just men who are affected, either – by the age of 65, around 50 per cent of women will also notice some hair loss as a result of pattern baldness. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, it’s one of the most common causes of hair loss, and the reason that many people visit our clinic.
The cause of androgenetic alopecia is both genetic, and hormonal. Hair grows from hair follicles, where it grows for between two to four years in adults, before entering a resting stage of the hair cycle and eventually falling out – and then the process starts again. Pattern baldness is caused by a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which affects the hair follicles, causing them to produce hairs that are smaller in diameter, shorter and lighter in colour. Eventually, the follicles shrink and stop producing hair altogether.
Although you’re not guaranteed to go bald if you have a parent that suffered from pattern baldness, it does mean that you are genetically more susceptible to it. There’s no single ‘baldness gene’, so to speak – there are around 200 different genes that regulate the growth of hair, so any combination of these genes could be a contributing factor.
When androgenetic alopecia starts in men, it tends to present initially as a receding hairline and thinning around the temples. In women, it usually starts around the crown of the scalp. As it tends to be very slow to progress, it might not be noticeable in the early stages. However, when hair loss is spotted, it can be incredibly distressing.
Unfortunately, currently there is no cure for androgenetic alopecia, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost if you start to notice bald patches. Once it has been established as the cause of hair loss, there are ways to manage the condition. Topical minoxidil treatments such as Regaine can slow down the progression of hair loss and aid regrowth, whilst medications such as Propecia can effectively strengthen hair and prevent further loss. If you’re looking for a more long term solution, hair transplants can be highly effective for pattern baldness sufferers, and can be used in conjunction with non-surgical treatments. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, book in for a free consultation.
Hair Transplantation by Turkey Hair Expert
Turkey Hair Expert provides high quality and safe hair transplant in Turkey at its contracted premier clinic, using the most advanced techniques and technologies. With a patient-centric and ethical approach, Turkey Hair Expert offers high-quality hair transplantation in Turkey with its experienced doctors and medical team.
For 3 years we have been chosen as the best hair transplant clinic in Istanbul (2016-2017-2018). Since our foundation we have dedicated all our knowledge and skills to hair transplantation, becoming true leaders in the sector.
As Turkey Hair Expert we are proud to offer competence and professionalism to patients from all over the world, who choose the experience of Dr.Emine Karabash, Dr.Mustafa Yilmaz and the highly qualified team of professionals.
At first I had some nerves surrounding the procedure, however, these were soon gone when reassured by the professional staff. So much so I came back for a second hair transplant. The procedure was painless and was completed on the same day, allowing for visible results with minimal scarring.
- James Elliott -
I came to Turkey Hair Expert clinic for hair transplant. From the start to finish everything was very professional. I received great service. The experience was outstanding.
- Allen Jones -
I recently underwent a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and the care and attention that I received were outstanding. They cover everything for you and booked everything but the flights. They are all extremely friendly and make you feel welcome from start to finish. Definitely, recommend.
- Wayne Bennett -
I travelled to Turkey for a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and was blown away by the facilities and the caring staff that were there upon my arrival. The result I am beginning to see are amazing and have fully restored my confidence. Definitely my top recommendation.
- Angar Safi -
I found out about the services provided by Turkey Hair Expert through a friend who had previously had the procedure done with them. I found the service to be highly professional with high-quality results, I would recommend this service to anyone.
- Oliver Lewis -
Turkey Hair Expert has helped to make the hair transplant more affordable to those who need them and the staff are amazing. They are on hand every step of the way and will answer any questions that you may have. – Definitely, recommend this service to all.
- Darren Thomas -
I came to Turkey to have a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert. I had a large number of graphs done and the time flew by. The process was seamless with an extremely high level of care. I highly recommend this service to all. Thanks, Longevita.
- Leon Hazlewood -
The overall experience with Turkey Hair Expert has exceeded my expectations. The surgery was painless and undergone in a professional manor and the results are outstanding. Extremely happy!
- David Miller -
I could not be happier with the results of my FUE hair transplant. The experience was outstanding and the accommodation, as well as the overall location, was beautiful. Definitely, use this service for a hair transplant!
- Kirk Trow -
I am absolutely satisfied with the procedure and the outcome visible so far. The communication and consultation with Turkey Hair Expert was very friendly and clear from the beginning to the end.
- Kevin Johnson-
Great experience. Staff is friendly and professional. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived at the airport till the day we left. Highly recommend!
- Joshua Hunter-
Very good experience with Turkey Hair Expert. Extremely well organised, professional and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more if you’re thinking about hair and beard transplant.
- Nick Roth-
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