Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant FAQ

How do I get started with hair transplant?

A photo consultation or an in-person consultation is the first step in the process.

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

No. Hair transplant surgery is performed under local anesthesia. Thus there should be no pain to worry about, especially during FUE and DHI transplant procedure.

How long does hair take to grow after transplant?

The growth of the transplanted hair takes up 3 to 6 months. In addition that, the bulk of growth and the final result can be seen completely in 6 to 12 months.

How long does a hair transplant surgery take?

It depends on the size of the bald area and the hair transplant technique which is preferred. However, as an average, a hair transplant process takes about 4 to 8 hours.

Is hair transplant a permanent solution of hair loss?

Absolutely yes. Hair transplant operation is a permanent solution for baldness and severe hair loss. Regarding this, the outcomes that held by this operation are life long.

Is hair transplantation a reasonable option for women?

With modern techniques, many women with pattern hair loss are now candidates for the procedure. The most important factors are the long-term donor/recipient area ratio and the patient's expectations of the surgical result

What are the factors that contribute to a successful hair transplant?

Experienced surgeon, high-class hair transplant clinic, the hair transplant technique, being an ideal candidate for surgery, and post-operative care are the factors that contribute to a successful hair transplant.

Can I go back to my daily life immediately after a hair transplant operation?

There is no need to stay at the hospital following the hair transplant operation. So, you can return to your daily life just after the operation. Likewise, it is possible to resume working without encountering any problem in 2 days.

Do I need to shave my head before hair transplant operation?

You don’t need to shave your whole head before the hair transplant operation, thanks to the sophisticated hair transplant techniques like FUE, DHI, and Robotic.

Are all patients eligible to undergo a DHI hair transplant?

The DHI method is available for nearly all patients seeking hair loss treatments. But this wasn’t initially the case. In early stages of the Choi pen technique, only a certain kind of hair type was usable: thick, straight hair. Luckily this is no longer the case, and people with all hair types can enjoy natural looking results. 

How will the transplanted area look after surgery?

The transplanted area will have scabbing and may look pink for 7-10 to days after the surgical procedure. There is usually a bit of redness in the transplanted regions that dissipates in the range of 2-4 weeks.

Will smoking affect my hair transplant procedure?

Smoking causes decreased blood flow to the scalp thus contributing to poor wound healing. Smoking is also considered to be a factor in poor hair growth. A common recommendation is to abstain from smoking for at least 1 week prior to the surgery, and for at least 2 weeks after the procedure has been completed.

What are the advantages of the FUE technique?

  • Hair transplantation can result in a more natural-looking and denser appearance.
  • It is a permanent solution for treating moderate to severe hair loss.
  • It is a comfortable technique that is designed to ensure patients with the least amount of discomfort, leaving no external scars after the procedure.
  • FUE hair transplant technique offers patients' faster recovery times, they can conveniently return to their daily routine and are able to travel one day after the procedure.
  • With the right operation plan, no damage will be caused in the donor area and no change in the appearance even after multiple operations.
  • 98% of the transplanted grafts will grow as normal hair.

What are the advantages of the DHI Method?

  • Reduced time of grafts remaining outside the body, thus ensuring strong and healthy placement of the grafts.
  • Excellent hair follicle survival rates.
  • Reduced bleeding during the creation of the recipient area.
  • Reduced trauma during graft handling. This leads to less damage in the blood supply to the area with implanted hair.
  • Faster recovery during the postoperative phase, on both the donor area and recipient site. The patient can return back to his/her normal routine quicker.
  • The recipient site does not have to be shaved. Thus DHI is a more suitable procedure for people who wish to keep their hair long. Bearing in mind, the donor area does need to be shaved down, and will be done onsite, prior to the follicular unit transplantation.

Which is better FUE or DHI?

The choice between FUE or DHI procedure depends on several reasons such as the patient's hair loss classification, the size of the thinning area and quantity of available donor hair. Since hair transplant is a very personal treatment, it is believed that the technique that meets a patient's expectation the most is the one that gives best results.

Both FUE and DHI are different types of hair transplant techniques that can help you in achieving your desired look. However, there are certain differences between FUE technique and DHI technique. This is why it is important for an individual to know which of these hair transplant techniques would be the best solution for a satisfied look. Some of these differences can be listed as follows:

  • The FUE method is ideal for covering large areas, whereas the DHI method provides a better possibility for achieving higher density. If the patient has severe hair loss and bald patches are too wide to be covered, even if the patient wants to undergo a one session hair transplant procedure using the DHI method, he/she will be a better candidate for the FUE technique. The reason for this is that the FUE technique enables to harvest higher amounts of grafts in a single session.
  • The DHI method has a faster recovery period.

Are hair dyeing and blow-drying possible after hair transplantation?

Yes. Since the transplantation is merely a redistribution of your hair, its structure and growth will be the same as the original hair. You should allow your hair to rest for 2 to 3 months after the hair transplantation. After that, you can style your hair as you wish.

What is the recommended age to have a hair transplant?

Anyone over the age of 20 can undergo hair transplantation. However, the final decision is made after consultation. The patient should have a sufficient amount of healthy hair for transplantation in his/her donor area. Additionally, the type of hair loss will also determine the eligibility for hair transplantation.

Is it possible to perform hair transplant if I already had a hair transplant before?

If the donor area is sufficient, you can perform a hair transplant procedure 2-3 times.

How long shouldn't I do sports after hair transplant?

Sports shouldn't be done for 2 weeks so that the transplanted hair is not affected by blood pressure.

What are the benefits of an eyebrow transplant?

A repositioning of the eyebrows should result in a younger, more open, or friendly facial expression. It also makes eyebrows look more striking, more masculine, or more feminine. The perfect position and shape of the eyebrows depend primarily on the individual facial contour.

Where is the hair taken for the eyebrow transplant?

If only small areas on the eyebrows need to be filled in, hair can be taken from the eyebrows. If there is not enough hair there, the hair is removed from the back of the head.

What is repositioning through eyebrow transplant?

Repositioning is a correction of the eyebrows. Where the hairs interfere, they are removed with a hollow needle. Where the eyebrows are to be newly formed, small channels are pricked. The previously removed hairs are transplanted into these channels.

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