FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much will it cost?
The cost of FUE is only dependent on how many sessions are needed. Each session consists of 3000–3500 grafts. After analyzing the density of the current hair and the areas of lost hair the cost can be determined.
Will I be left with scarring after undergoing a hair transplant?
Patients can avoid scarring by undergoing a FUE transplant. The advantage of FUE over FUT is the scarring is almost impossible to detect. FUE patients have visible red pin pricks immediately after the grafts are removed and replanted in the balding areas. These tend to go away after even to ten days and there are no visible scars thereafter.
Will I feel pain during and after the transplant?
Not necessarily. There is an element of discomfort in any surgical procedure even if it is just the prick you feel when the anaesthetic is administered. Most patients experience no great discomfort or pain while the procedure is carried out or in the days afterwards. Extracting and replanting the grafts takes several hours. Most patients relax during this time by watching a video. Some are so relaxed when this process is happening that they fall asleep!
Will I continue to lose my natural hair after a hair transplant?
Hair loss is a continual process so, yes, there is a chance that you will continue to lose more of your natural hair even after a hair transplant. While the transplanted hair will be permanent, there is some risk that a patient will continue to lose their natural hair.
How long will it be before I notice a difference after a hair transplant?
All hair transplant patients need to know that the positive benefits will not be visible immediately afterwards. In the first month immediately following a hair transplant, the new transplanted hair will fall out. This is nothing to worry about and is entirely normal. The important thing is that the new roots are bedded into the scalp. Over time the new hair will grow back again and most patients start to notice a difference around three to six months after a transplant. But it will anything up to one year an done year and half before the hair transplant will show its full results.
How much time do I need to take off work?
We recommend a week. Almost all patients are treated in a single day – arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon with the transplant completed. After that, it is just question of waiting for the new hair to grow back. We don’t recommend that patients drive home from the clinic because they can still be feeling a little groggy after the surgery. There are other precautions they need to take for a few days after the procedure so as not to dislodge the new hair grafts. Patients should also wear a buttonned up shirt – because taking off a pull-over or a T-shirt could also disrupt the grafts while they are bedding in. We recommend leaving it a week before resuming more strenuous activities such as going to the gym. After a week there may still be a little scarring but most patients can resume normal life and return to work.
Will the results be permanent?
The hair follicles that are transplanted are genetically-resistant against baldness so they will, in theory, continue to grow over your lifetime. However …
You’ll still notice hair loss on different areas of your head, and may choose to explore the option of another transplant procedure in the future.
How long will I need to rest?
You’ll generally only need to take it easy for a couple of days after the procedure. Take it easy while allowing your body to recover.
Avoid over-exerting yourself and leave the gym, running and any sexual activity for at least ten days.
Does hair grow naturally after hair transplant?
4-12 months after surgery- the transplanted hair gets thicker , courser and fuller . Early on the FUE ( all natural grouping of hair that normally grows as a single , double , triple , rarely a quad ) transplanted grows up as a single hair , but will return to be a double/triple or whatever it was when transplanted .
Are hair transplants worth it?
Is A Hair Transplant Worth It? The investment in an FUE restoration procedure produces permanent and natural results. This reverses a lifetime of hair loss and balding that affects the way look at us. … Then you can decide the cost of a hair transplant in your situation using our estimates.
Is hair transplant advisable?
The advantages of a hair transplant procedure are that it gives hair like naturalhair, it is a permanent solution, it is a one-time investment for bald area treatment. However, there are some limitations to the hair transplant procedure. … Hair transplant is a good option and advisable for baldness cases.
How long does a hair transplant take to heal?
The hairs we don’t harvest grow back very quickly. By one week after surgery, the hair has grown back enough to cover the places we took the hair from. The scabs over the grafts will be the last reminder of the surgery. These scabs take about 7-10 days to fall out.
Are you put to sleep for hair transplant?
Anesthesia. Both harvesting and transplanting are done with local anesthesia. This means that a numbing medication—lidocaine—is injected into the skin. You don’t need to be put to sleep for a hair transplant, and this fact greatly reduces overall risk.
How soon can I wear a hat after hair transplant?
Once the grafts have become a permanent part of your scalp, you can wear a hat. While 7 to 10 days is an average, different surgeons have different protocols
Can I cut my hair after hair transplant?
But the good news is that after around three weeks you can safely get your hair cutwithout causing any damage to the transplants or new hair. Having said that it may be advisable to visit your hair transplant physician before you cut your hair to ensure the head is healing properly.
What are the side effects of finasteride?
Reported side effected related to finasteride include:
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Lower ejaculatory volume
- Abnormal sexual function
- Testicular pain
- Gynecomastia – development of male breasts
- Depression – Merck added this side effect in December 2010
Can hair be donated for transplant?
Unlike organ transplants, you are your own donor for a hair transplant. There is no donor and recipient. If you received hair, follicles, and tissue from someone else (other than an identical twin), your body would reject them without immune-suppressant drugs. You donate your hair from what are called your donor sites.
How long does fue redness last?
Redness after an FUE hair transplant is one of its complications but it should not last long. It should not last more than 3–4 days in most cases. Occasionally a pinkish discoloration may last up to a few weeks after a FUE hair transplant.
How will my hair look like?
The hair will never be in the same condition as before the hair loss. Because all the hair taken by the methods of hair transplantation from the donor area is used to cover a much larger gap. As the area grows, the density of the hair in each cm2 is decreasing. The open area would be more dense when it is small, and it would be less dense when it is wide.
Is there any side effects?
There are no side effects or complications of hair transplant which will not cause any trouble to the patient in the future.
How long does the transplanted hair live?
As the harvested hair is taken from the hair between the ears to the back side of the head that has a different gene code (non-loss) , it will remain in its new place for A LIFE TIME.
Does the transplanted hair require special care or regular check ups?
No. Since that hair is also your own hair, IT DOES NOT NEED ANY SPECIAL CARE. However you cut, shape, dye, perm and clean your hair to this day, you can continue to do the same.
Does the transplanted hair grows longer?
After the transplant, the hair start to grow within after three months looking like a beard, after a while it gains shape and gets the image of a natural normal hair.
Do some cosmetic products make hair grow thicker and faster?
The best thing to expect from a cosmetic product is the feeling that your hair is healthier. Some products seem to slow hair loss, but this is temporary.
After this procedure, will there be swelling on the face?
Yes, therecan be a %10-15 swelling, but we have not seen such a complication yet due to the treatments we are performing after the procedure.
Does it look natural? Does it seem obvious that the hair is implanted?
With the development of implanting techniques, transplanted hair seems very natural nowadays. The dark days of hair transplantation, which hair does not look natural at all after using the follicular unit transplantation, are long gone.
Does it require continuous care?
Washing begins on the 2nd day following the operation. A special wash is done after 10 days. After that the patient can go back to the desired washing pattern. Continuous maintenance is not required after hair transplantation.
Will there be swelling and/or bruising?
Due to the anesthesia applied on the scalp, some patients may experience swelling for a few days after the procedure. However, with a few simple measures and treatments, this can be inhibited greatly.
Can I go to the gym after the operation?
Within a few days patient can start walking. However, heavy sports that can damage the skin on the scalp (football, fitness, heavy lifting) should be avoided for 1 month.
When can I swim in the sea? When can I dye my hair?
It is not recommended to swim in the sea, pool for 1 month hammam and sauna for 3 months. Hair dye should not be used for 3 months.
Will the transplanted hair grow back? Is there any guarantee?
After a successful operation by an experienced team, all the transplanted hair will grow. The growth of the transplanted hair is no longer an issue for the experienced hair-planting team.
What is the difference between hair density and fullness?
“Density” is the number of hair in the area; e.g. A man between the ages of 30-50 has an average hair density of 250-300 per centimeter square. “Fullness” is an objective measure used to describe the appearance of hair, regardless the density of the hair. So much so that the hair of a person with less hair density may look fuller than one with more dense hair. Although hair density is the most important factor determining the fullness, other factors such as hair color, structure and thickness of hair are very important as well.
How often does hair loss occur?
Hair loss is a problem that can be seen both in men and women; but mostly in men. At age 25, 25% of men start to experience hair loss bit by bit. This proportion goes up to 50% among men aged 50 years.
Will stress cause hair loss?
Stress can cause common hair loss in some cases. This type of hair loss, also called telogen effluvium, is different from androgenetic alopecia. If the stress is annihilated, the lost hair will grow back in about a year.
Is local anesthesia a risky procedure?
Local anesthesia is extremely risk-free and safe. Except for some side effects that are rarely seen, the dangers of local anesthesia when practiced by experienced physician is quite a few.
Will there be traces of the operation on the nape and in the planted area?
Since the whole procedure is performed with micro fine work and our channeling technique does not cause tissue damage, there are no traces in the hundreds of hair transplant examples performed in our clinic.
Is it okay to use laser in hair transplantation?
Laser can be used in hair transplantation. But it does not make much contribution to hair transplantation process and its results.
We can use the cumbersome laser machine to only open canals that we can leave roots in, and in our research we have seen that the channels opened without laser showed a quick recovery time (5-7 days) while the laser-opened channels completely healed in a longer period (7-1 4 days). And this does not agree with our meticulousness to plant hair without leaving any traces. Laser is not necessary in hair transplantation process.
Does hair transplantation require hospital conditions?
Hair transplantation, a small surgical procedure performed with local anesthesia, does not require hospital conditions. The fact that hair transplantation takes place in a comfortable and hygienic environment is also important for relieving the patient. For this reason, places with hair transplant center layout, which are equipped with special equipment for hair transplant operations, are suitable.