Meditürk Clinic stands out in Istanbul with free hair analysis before all its hair transplant services. It focuses on correct guidance rather than just financial gains. We work with methods that can offer a 90% or higher guarantee in hair transplant results. We describe our hair transplant service in general on this page but make sure that you visit FUE hair transplantation and DHI hair transplantation pages!
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant or hair transplantation is the generic name for the surgical technique deployed to transfer hair follicles from one part of the body to a bald area in the head. Hair transplant involves the transfer of resistant or donor dominant hair follicles to the needed area via the most appropriate technique. This medical procedure is used to treat various degrees and forms of persistent alopecia in both men and women. When provided by a real professional, today’s hair transplant practices allow patients to enjoy a natural and radical solution to the thinning areas. Hair transplant is mostly provided for hair loss or baldness conditions but it may also be savior for accident-related and other issues damaging the way an individual’s hair looks.
Hair transplant services are primarily employed to treat baldness in men. In the minimally invasive procedure, hair follicles and grafts that are genetically resistant to baldness in areas such as the back of the head are transplanted to the area where shedding occurs. The hair transplant technique can also be used to regenerate eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair or to cover scars caused by previous accidents/surgeries. The grafts used in transplantation are different from skin tissue transplantation. These grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle. A hair transplant process involves the transfer of many small grafts rather than a single strip.
Undoubtedly, while baldness greatly affects your appearance, it can sometimes lead to loss of self-confidence in your personal and professional life. By choosing Mediturk, you can feel younger and more attractive thanks to the hair transplant service complemented by experts from the aesthetic and dental fields. Hair transplant brings about a significant increase in the level of self-acceptance, increasing the general quality of life as well as making the hair thicker.
Hair transplantation is much more effective than other hair loss treatments in providing a long-term solution to hair loss. Hair transplantation is the longest-term solution plan for people who have hair problems such as hair thinning, hair loss and baldness. Because regardless of the reason for hair loss, this process allows you to reach permanent and reliable results as a result of the analysis of your scalp and hair type.
Since human hair naturally develops in groups of 1 to 4 hairs, “follicular units” are taken and transferred with hair transplantation techniques. Follicular units consist of elements such as sebaceous glands, nerves, small muscles. At the end of all this process, the development and growth direction of the hair is repeated and a natural appearance is formed. The hair transplantation process, which started in the form of follicular unit transplantation (FUT), has become healthier with FUE hair transplantation, which provides more natural results over time.
Different Hair Transplant Procedures
FUT hair transplant: In this hair transplant method, the surgeon typically takes a strip of skin with hair follicles from areas where the hair is less prone to balding and is naturally fuller and applies it to the recipient area.
FUE hair transplantation: During this procedure, follicular units are taken one by one from the patient’s donor area. Like FUT, the FUE procedure allows hair follicles to be taken from the donor area and transported to the recipient area to create a natural-looking, fuller hairline. However, in the FUE procedure, a tissue strip is not taken from the back of the head as in the FUT procedure. Instead, hair follicles are collected one by one from the scalp and placed through small incisions made in the recipient area. In recent years, it has replaced FUT.
DHI hair transplantation: DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) technique can be thought of as a slightly improved version of FUE. As in classical FUE, hair follicles are transferred to areas with hair loss with the help of micromotors. The difference of DHI hair transplant technique from other techniques starts at this point. With the special technique used in DHI, it allows surgeons to make these incisions and transplant hair at the same time.
All these techniques are effective and unique in their own right and can achieve different results in different situations.
Who Undergoes Hair Transplant Procedures?
Hair transplantation can be applied for hair loss, which is usually seen in men. Male pattern hair loss develops with the effect of testosterone in people who are genetically predisposed to hair loss. The cells that produce hair around the hair follicles become lifeless over time with the effect of this hormone. You need two things here: healthy hair that can be transplanted to the area that needs hair on your scalp, and the ability of your scalp to regenerate hair in the thinning area. Diffuse hair loss can be an obstacle to the transplantation process. Again, for example, a person with alopecia areata should not be transplanted.
What does the Procedure Involve?
At the initial consultation about hair transplantation, the surgeon analyzes the patient’s scalp, listens to their preferences and expectations, and advises on the best approach (eg, single or multiple sessions) and what results can reasonably be expected. Preoperative folliscopy will show the current hair density; This will enable the correct evaluation of the postoperative results of newly transplanted hair grafts. Some patients may benefit from topical application of minoxidil and vitamins before surgery.
A few days before surgery, the patient refrains from using any medication that could result in intraoperative bleeding and ultimately inadequate vaccination. Alcohol and smoking can contribute to poor graft survival. Post-operative antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent wound or graft infections.
What are the Benefits of Hair Transplant Surgery?
It provides a natural look of your hairline and hair.
It is superior to temporary hair loss solutions.
It has a simple outpatient procedure.
Maintenance time is less than other hair loss treatments.
Traceless (in FUE technique)
What to Expect After Hair Transplant Surgery?
The transplanted hair is expected to have the same naturalness, length and density compared to the patient’s old hair. After the procedure, the patient can continue his daily life from where he left off. It is important for people who prefer this process to follow our specialist’s post-processing instructions exactly. Our specialist may advise the patient to avoid strenuous exercise and activity for several weeks. He may also suggest waiting a few days before washing his hair. By adhering to these simple and easy-to-follow instructions, the patient can significantly increase their chances of a successful hair transplant.
After Hair Transplant
Upon successful completion of the surgery, the patient is given a comprehensive list of prevention and aftercare tips by the surgeon to follow for the next week to 10 days until the stitches are removed.
You will likely experience aches and pains on the scalp, where the doctor will prescribe a list of anti-inflammatory, analgesics, and antibiotics to promote faster healing.
Some patients can return to work 4-5 days after the operation, but intense physical work or strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 1-2 months.
You may experience shedding of your transplanted hair 2-3 weeks after the procedure and this is completely normal.
Consult your surgeon if you notice that something is not right during the recovery period.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Hair Transplantation?
Although it does not have to prevent you from being the right candidate for hair transplantation, hair transplantation may fail in the following cases:
Scarring hair loss condition such as frontal fibrosing alopecia
Some underlying medical conditions that may affect recovery, such as immunosuppression
Unrealistic expectations regarding potential success in hair transplant
At this point, it is essential for the hair transplant specialist to provide accurate information.
Any Side Effects of Hair Transplant?
In rare cases, the planting process may cause mild side effects that go away on their own. This may include acne, tenderness, and temporary itching. If you experience any side effects, you should contact our specialist immediately. Meditürk is committed to natural looking and lush hair by providing effective, reliable and quality service without the need for various oils and care!
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