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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Hair transplantation is the process of moving hair from an area of dense growth, usually at the back of the head, to areas that are thinning or bald. With modern techniques, natural-looking results can be achieved.

Hair transplantation is suitable for men and women experiencing hair loss who have an adequate donor hair area. Additionally, a person’s overall health condition also determines suitability for hair transplantation.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a method where hair follicles are extracted one by one and transplanted to the thinning area. FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) involves removing a strip of scalp skin and then dissecting it under a microscope before transplantation. FUE does not leave scars, while FUT may leave a thin scar in the area where the hair is removed.

The recovery process varies depending on the technique used and the individual’s general health condition. Mild pain, swelling, and discomfort can be felt for the first few days after transplantation. The transplanted hair may initially fall out; however, new hair starts to grow within 3-6 months.

The hair follicles transplanted are generally permanent. However, depending on the individual’s hair loss pattern, additional hair transplantation procedures may be required in later years.

Hair transplantations performed with the FUE method generally do not leave scars. When the FUT method is used, a thin scar may remain in the area where the hair is taken, but this scar can easily be concealed with hair.

The hair transplantation procedure can take 4-8 hours, depending on the number of follicles transplanted and the technique used.

It is important to follow the specific care instructions recommended by your doctor after hair transplantation. The transplanted area should not be touched for the first few days, heavy physical activities should be avoided, and one should protect themselves from the sun. Also, special shampoos can be used for washing the hair, and after a certain period, hair should be washed gently.

Hair transplantation is painless as it is performed under local anesthesia. No discomfort is felt during the procedure. Mild pain and discomfort can be felt after the procedure, but this is generally manageable with prescribed painkillers.

Most of the transplanted hair falls out within the first few weeks, which is a normal process. New hair growth usually starts after 3-4 months, and it generally takes 6-12 months to fully evaluate the results.

Light exercises can usually be started 1 week after the transplantation, but it is recommended to avoid activities that could damage the transplantation area, such as intense physical activities and contact sports, for 4-6 weeks.

The cost of hair transplantation varies depending on the number of follicles transplanted, the technique used, the location of the clinic, and the experience of the doctor. It is best to contact clinics directly for an exact price.

The hair follicles are carefully selected in a way that the amount taken does not significantly affect the natural hair density. However, in cases where a large number of follicles are taken, slight thinning can be observed in the donor area.

Since the transplanted hair is the individual’s own natural hair, there is no change in color or texture. However, the new hair may sometimes grow curlier or straighter, which can return to normal over time.

The number of hair follicles that can be transplanted depends on the density of the donor area and the size of the area to be transplanted. Typically, between 1,000 to 4,000 follicles can be transplanted in one session, but this number can be higher in some cases.

It is important to follow the specific instructions from your doctor regarding when to start using hair care products after hair transplantation. Generally, it is recommended to treat your hair gently and avoid products containing harsh chemicals for the first few weeks after transplantation.

Yes, being exposed to the sun after hair transplantation can negatively affect the healing process and expose your skin to harmful UV rays. It is recommended to use a hat or sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun for the first few months after the procedure.

Typically, permanent results are achieved in the areas treated with hair transplantation; however, if the underlying factors causing hair loss continue, new bald areas may develop over time in areas not treated with transplantation. This situation is related to the progression of hair loss and may sometimes require additional treatments.

Most people can return to their normal activities a few days after the hair transplantation procedure. However, a few days may be needed for the swelling and bruising to heal, and your doctor may advise avoiding certain activities.

The degree to which hair density can be increased depends on the density of the donor area, the size of the area to be transplanted, and the individual’s overall hair loss condition. Ideally, hair transplantation is planned to achieve a natural-looking and dense appearance, but achieving full density may not always be possible.

Local anesthesia is generally used during hair transplantation procedures. This means the area being treated is numbed, but the patient remains awake during the procedure. In some cases, mild sedation may also be applied to make the patient more comfortable.

The FUE method minimizes the likelihood of scarring. However, to ensure minimal or no scarring after any hair transplantation procedure, it is important to strictly follow your doctor’s care and healing process recommendations.

Your doctor will generally recommend a special shampoo or cleaning regimen for the first few days after transplantation. Gentle shampoo use can start within the first week after transplantation, but returning to hair care products and using hair styling products should generally wait for a few weeks after transplantation.

Hair follicles taken from the donor area are usually selected from the back and sides of the head. These hair follicles tend to be genetically resistant to falling out, so they are likely to remain permanent even after being transplanted.

Yes, mild itching experienced after hair transplantation is a normal part of the healing process. This indicates that the skin is healing and renewing. However, it is important to avoid scratching and use the products recommended by your doctor to alleviate itching.

Shock loss, the temporary shedding of transplanted hair, typically begins within the first few weeks after transplantation. This process usually ends within a few weeks, and new hair growth starts after 3-4 months.

• Follow your doctor’s instructions during the healing process.
• Keep your head elevated for the first few days after the procedure.
• Avoid heavy exercises or activities that could affect the healing process.
• Avoid exposure to the sun and use protective clothing or a hat.
• Avoid substances like alcohol and smoking that could slow down healing.

It can take up to 12 to 18 months to achieve the natural appearance and density of hair after transplantation. Initial hair growth is seen starting from 3-4 months, but this time frame is necessary to fully evaluate the results and achieve the hair’s natural appearance.

Temporary loss of sensation in the donor area can occur, but it usually returns to normal within a few weeks. In rare cases, the loss of sensation may last longer, but it is not expected to be permanent.

Special shampoos and hair care products recommended by your doctor should be used for the new hair. It is important to treat your hair gently, avoid excessive heat exposure, and limit chemical treatments. Additionally, a balanced diet and adequate water intake are recommended to support healthy hair growth.

It is generally recommended to wait for 6 months before making any changes to your hair style after hair transplantation. This allows time for your hair to fully heal and for the new hair growth to firmly establish.

It is recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks before dyeing your hair after hair transplantation. However, it is best to get your doctor’s approval before dyeing your hair, as chemical processes can affect the healing process.

Exposure to external factors like chlorinated water and sea water can negatively affect the healing process. Swimming and entering pools are generally safe 3-4 weeks after the hair transplant procedure, but this period can vary depending on your doctor’s advice.

After hair transplantation, your doctor may recommend products like minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia) to support hair growth. These products can help stimulate new hair growth and improve the quality of existing hair, but their use should be based on doctor’s advice.

In daily life, after hair transplantation, it is important to avoid impacts to the head area, protect against extreme heat or cold, and manage stress. A healthy lifestyle, adequate sleep, balanced diet, and sufficient water intake help support the healing process and maintain hair health.

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