Ultimate Guide to Your Hair Transplant Consultation
Hair transplantation operations, which date back to the 19th century, have become more popular in the late 20th century with the development of new techniques. Today, many people from all around the world have hair transplantation and get positive results. However, Turkey, in this sense, is the centre of the world for these kinds of aesthetic operations.
Who Can Have a Hair Transplant?
Apart from men, many women may also experience hair loss or thinning. Whatever the reason for hair transplant, if there is enough hair follicle in the body, all people can have operation successfully. Clinics not only transplant hair into scalp but also into all areas of hair loss such as eyebrows, moustaches or beards.
What are Methods Clinics Use for Hair Transplant?
In hair transplantation, there are mainly two methods. Those are the FUE method which is non-scarring and the FUT method. However, FUT can leave scars on the back of the neck. After the hair and scalp analysis of our patient, patient and the clinic decide which method would be more appropriate considering the priorities of the patient. Although the FUE method is more appropriate, in some cases, it may be necessary to use the FUT method.
How Long Does Hair Transplantation Take?
The application takes place in a few hours, depending on the amount of hair loss. If the balding area is too large, several sessions may be necessary to complete the treatment — generally, the patient under local anaesthesia with sedation.
How Long Does it Take to Return to Social Life After the Operation?
After hair transplantation, a special bandage is applied to the head. The person can be discharged after 1-2 hours. Although it is rare, pain relievers can be used to control it. Usually, after 3 days of home rest, you can return to work-life with the bandage on the head. You may take off the bandage on the 5th day.
Do You Experience Hair Loss After Hair Transplant?
The new hair will fall out within a few weeks following the transplantation. This is normal, and they will reappear after 3-4 months. After this temporary shedding has recovered, the new hair follicles retain their character. However, the original hairs in the same area may continue to shed over time, and another hair transplantation may be necessary due to a decrease in hair density.
What Should You Consider Before a Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant in the hospital environment will minimize the risks that may occur in hair transplantation. It is very important to have the best results in hair transplantation by well trained and experienced hair surgeons. Hair transplantation by a team consisting of more than one doctor increases the success of treatment.
Are There Any Risks of Hair Transplantation?
Possible complications include failure to achieve the desired result, infection and marked scarring. All these complications are rare if you apply to a reputable clinic with experienced hair surgeon in a hospital setting. Postoperative pain relievers can control pain and discomfort.
Is There a Certain Age Limitation For Hair Transplantation?
The shape of the loss is important for the procedure than age. If the skin becomes visible with the naked eye, the hair density in that area has fallen below 50 per cent of the normal density. In this case, we recommend a hair transplant immediately. In addition to being a lifelong event, male pattern hair loss slows down after 39-40 years. Therefore, hair loss may continue after the operation under these ages, and the patient may need 2 or 3 sessions later.