Why Hair Loss Happens?
Hair loss is a natural condition that may affect anyone in certain periods in life regardless of age, gender, or sex. Hair loss can be caused by different factors such as stress, hormonal disorders. Furthermore, hair loss can be genetic, seasonal, diet-related, or a side effect of certain medicines. While some types of hair loss are permanent, some can be temporary.
MCAN Health’s first aim is to understand the type of your hair loss. If it seems to be temporary, it is suggested that your hair loss progress is observed, and monitored during a waiting period. If it is necessary for you to have a hair transplant treatment, MCAN Health offers the best solution for your individual hair loss. The most important factor in hair transplant is the correct diagnosis by which the present and future reasons for the hair loss should be understood perfectly.
Please read the following article to see if you are a fitting candidate for hair transplantation: 5 Things That Makes You The Perfect Hair Transplant Candidate.
What is Hair Transplantation?
Hair Transplantation is an outpatient surgical treatment in which hair is transplanted from one part of the scalp, the donor site, to another part of the scalp, the recipient site.
In other words, it is a process of Hair Redistribution.
Usually, the donor site is located on the back of the head, between the two ears. The recipient site is that part where the scalp is bald or where the hairline is receding, the areas that have thinning hair.
The hair at the donor site at the back of the head is immune to DHT hormone that causes hair loss. That is why the hair transplanted from that spot will never fall out again.
There are two different extraction methods; Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplant. In FUT hair transplant there will be a visible scar on the back of the head due to extraction of hair follicles from donor area by taking a strip tissue. In FUE hair transplant, each follicle will extract one by one precisely thus there will be no linear, visible scar.
Please read our guide to get more information about Hair Transplant in Turkey.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HAIR TRANSPLANT IN TURKEY
How does a hair transplant work?
Hair transplant implements hair to the areas where your hair is thinning or is bald. Your healthy hair follicles are collected from your donor area (where you have hair) and transplanted into the recipient areas where hair is needed. Hair transplant offers a permanent solution to the hair loss problem.
Which type of hair transplant is best?
The best hair transplant type is the one that is the most suitable for you and your needs. FUE is the most commonly used hair transplant method globally. It offers pain-free and scarless hair transplant. Similar to the FUE Hair Transplant, there are also DHI and Sapphire Hair Transplants that offer great results. Each of these types come with their own pros and cons. Choosing one over another depends on your unique needs and circumstances.
How long does a hair transplant take?
This depends on the type of hair transplant, the number of grafts you get. But generally, a hair transplant takes around 6 to 8 hours. DHI (Direct Hair Implementation) might take longer depending on the number of grafts.
Does hair transplant have any side effects?
A hair transplant is a safe treatment as long as it is performed by a qualified team. There might be some minor side effects such as temporary swelling and achiness on your scalp. This is nothing to worry about. You will be provided with medication after your hair transplant in case you experience any minor side effects.
How much does it cost for hair transplant in Turkey?
The cost of hair transplant in Turkey varies depending on the clinic and the hair transplant method. Turkey offers a very high-quality hair transplant for affordable costs. On average, hair transplant in Turkey is 80% cheaper compared to hair transplant in the UK.
What is a good age to get a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is not generally advised for men under the age of 21. This is because:
- The pattern and progression of hair loss have usually not been fully revealed at this early age
- Hair loss may continue on other areas of the scalp, the patient may need other hair transplant treatments in the future
- Recurring hair transplant may weaken the donor areas
How long does hair transplant take to heal?
A hair transplant is not an invasive surgery. For instance, it does not require general anaesthesia, it is performed under local anaesthesia. Therefore, the recovery period is not long. Most people go back to work 3 days after hair transplant. However, you need to follow the after-care guideline properly to get the most successful results of your hair transplant.
Is hair transplant painful?
The procedure is pain-free to a degree. In fact, patients can listen to music, or watch a movie, and even fall asleep during the operation. However, there is a tolerable presence of a minor pain during the anesthetic injection.
For those patients who do not prefer needles, there is a needle-free option with a sedative chemical applied to the scalp via high pressured air. You will absolutely feel nothing through this option. The entire procedure is explained in detail in FUE Hair Transplant Section. There, you can find all the information on hair transplant.
Why are hair transplants so cheap in Turkey?
Compared to the UK and the rest of Europe, Turkey offers cost-effective hair transplant. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, labour and operational costs are lower in Turkey. Secondly, the big exchange rate between Turkish Lira (TRY) and Euro (EUR) or Sterling (GBP); TRY is not as strong as the GBP or EUR.
Do hair transplants last forever?
As the implanted hair is immune to fall, the hair provided with hair transplant lasts forever. However, the rest of your hair (except the donor area) may fall naturally. That’s why we request our patients to watch their hair fall and confirm that their hair fall is on a slow pace to ensure the best results after their hair transplants.
How long does a hair transplant take to grow?
After a few weeks of your hair transplant, your transplanted hair will fall out but then regrow. This is a normal phase. 6 months after your hair transplant, you will start seeing your new hair. And in 12 to 18 months, you will see the final result of your hair transplant.
What is the success rate of hair transplant?
The standard success rate of hair transplant defined by ISHRS is 80%. AS MCAN Health our success rate is over 90%.
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