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All-In Hair Transplant

Hair transplant was introduced to the world at the end of the 19th century. Throughout history, people have been looking for hair loss permanent solutions. Unfortunately, the only solution to hair loss today is a hair transplantation. You will brief must-know information about the procedure on this page. You can find more detailed and technical information on the links within this article.

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair loss causes significant psychological problems in men and women. Men facing hair loss feel worse because they think that the hair attracts the opposite sex. A hair transplant is the only permanent solution. Hair transplant is the transplantation of hair grafts from donor to recipient – hairless area. The recipient area may be thinned or entirely bald. You can check hair loss reasons here.

Hair Transplant Methods

There are two basic hair extraction methods, which are FUE and FUT. Hair harvesting methods have nothing to do with implantation techniques.

fut Hair Transplant

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation):

A strip of hairy skin of the back of the head is cut from the area between the two ears and removed. This part is called flap. The area from which the flap was removed is closed and sutured. The grafts are collected from this flap and implanted one by one on the balding area. The FUT method is not operated in Turkey except in some rare cases. However, it is still widely practiced in the United States. 

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction): Hair follicles are harvested one by one on the donor area. There are no cuts and sutures like in the FUT. Fue hair transplant is the most widely spread technique.

FUE Hair Transplant

What Are the Hair Transplant Stages?

To help your research, we classified 3 main hair transplantation stages hierarchically. These 3 stages also have hierarchical subgroups.

  1. Before Hair Transplant
  2. Hair Transplant Procedure
  3. After Hair Transplant

Every patient wants to get a natural hair transplant. All stages are important in getting successful hair transplantation results. Briefly about each stage:

1 – Before Hair Transplant

First of all, you need to understand what treatment you want to go through. Some patients want to get a more aesthetic look by increasing density, while others want to restore hair after accidents. In some cases, a hair transplant is not a suitable solution due to illness. All these points are details described on the before hair transplant page. Here is some data in brief:

  1. Search Before Hair Transplant
    • Advice of the friends
    • Advice of the barber
    • Internet and hair restoration forums
  1. Examination And Decision
    • Contact Information and General Information (Age, Gender, Occupation, Blood Type, etc.)
    • Physical Examination (General examination to detect an obstacle to hair transplant)
    • Hair Examination (Shedding type, Hair structure, hair shape, hair color donor structure, donor area capacity)
    • Check on previous hair transplants
    • Previously Used Drugs for Hair Loss Vs (Finasteride, Minoxidil, Prp, Biotin etc.)
    • Inquiries (hair loss history of a patient, chronic disease, hair loss in the family, allergies, medications)
    • Laboratory Tests ( Hemogram, T3, T4, TSH, Hepatitis B C and HIV Tests if necessary)
    • Expectation from hair transplant
    • Physician’s Opinion After Examination (Is the person suitable for hair transplant?)
    • Number of Grafts and Planning
  1. Hair Transplantation Stage
    • Criteria for decision making (prices, test results, sowing technique, advertisements, presence of a doctor in the operation, post-operation support, clinic’s location)
    • Things to consider before hair transplant (Dos and Don’ts, recommendations)

Once you check every point, you must answer some questions like:. What do you want? Can a hair transplant meet your expectations? Will you be happy at the end of this procedure?

You must have clear answers to these questions, otherwise, you may be disappointed with hair transplant results. In our opinion, one of the major criteria is whether you are suitable for the operation or not. You can check our post – 11 criteria for successful hair transplant results.

2 – Hair Transplant Procedures

The hair transplantation stage can be divided into four steps:

  1. Preparations Before Hair Transplant
  2. Design of the Frontal  Hairline
  3. Anesthesia of the Donor Area and Grafts Harvesting
  4. Implantation of the Hair

2-1) Preparations Before Hair Transplant

Filling in the consent form, shaving the hair, taking pictures, opening vascular access. These should be done before starting hair transplantation.

2-2) Design of the Frontal Hairline

The frontal hairline is very important in terms of a natural look. It should be planned considering the total number of grafts, the age of the person, and the rate of shedding.

2-3) Anesthesia of the Donor Area and Grafts Harvesting

  1. Anesthesia of the Donor Area
    • Local anesthesia: the most used anaesthesia type
    • Sedation: is used when patient has very low pain threshold
    • General Anesthesia: is applied in very rare cases. It is definitely not used in routine hair transplantation. For example, it can be considered if a person who has a nose surgery will have an eyebrow transplant at the same time.
  2. Donor Hair Harvesting
    • FUT Method
    • FUE Method
      • Manuel
      • Micromotor
      • Robotic Hair Transplant

2-4) Implantation of the Hair

  1. Anesthesia of the Recipient Area
  2. Opening of the Channels and Implantation
    • Channel Method (Classic FUE)
    • Stick and Place (percutaneous hair transplantation): Channel opening and grafts implantation are done simultaneously
    • DHI Method – Pen Technique: a more advanced version of percutaneous hair transplantation. It is our preferred method.
    • KEEP: Typically similar to the percutaneous and DHI method, but the channels are opened beforehand. Hair follicles are placed in the opened channels with the help of an implanter called KEEEP.

3 – After Hair Transplant

The period after hair transplantation requires patience. We have summarized the situations you may encounter during this period in the list below:

  1. Recovery Stages of Transplanted Hair: it takes 1 year to get the full result. You should be provided with information about the stages of hair transplantation month by month.
  2. Regular Conditions Expected After Hair Transplant: shock loss, swelling, itching, redness, hair wash and scabs cleaning are normal conditions. What can you do about these situations? You should have an opinion on such issues and their solutions.
  3. Tips to Consider After Transplantation: you will need to follow the instructions given by the surgeon, there are some dos and don’ts after hair transplant. Some of the are listed below as an example:
    • Alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes
    • Diet and nutrition plan
    • Sports, fitness, pools, and saunas
    • Hair trimming after hair transplant
    • Hat or cap to protect your hair
    • Sexual life, etc.
  4. Regular Complications After Hair Transplant: Infection, necrosis after transplantation, complications that should not be unexpected in the donor area and their solutions.
  5. Bad Hair Transplants:
    • Hair does not regrow or grow partially
    • Unnatural hair look
    • Overharvested donor area
  6. Successful Hair Transplant Result: When your hair transplant expectation comes true and you are happy.

You can find the detailed description of the after-hair transplant period on the relevant page.

How is FUE Hair Transplant Done?

As we mentioned above, hair restoration can be done in two ways as FUT and FUE methods. Since we apply to the FUE only, we will further describe this method. In FUE hair transplantation there is no need for skin cuts and sutures. Once local anesthesia is applied to the donor area, grafts can be harvested one by one. You can find entire the information about how hair transplantation is done here.

There are three FUE hair transplant options:

  1. Shaved FUE: donor and recipient areas are shaved
  2. Half-Shaved FUE: Donor area is shaved partially and recipient area is untouched. Widely used in women’s hair transplants.
  3. No-Shave FUE
no shave FUE Hair Transplant

Where Does the Donor Hair Take For Hair Transplant?

  1. Back of the Head Hair: Strong hair grafts in the area determined as the safe area between the two ears.
  2. Beard Hair: Beard grafts are the second priority. Please check hair transplant from beard post for more details. 
  3. Other Body Hair: Other body hair such as chest and abdomen can be considered as donor reserves as well. Unfortunately, the percentage of other body hairs suitable for hair restoration is low. Chest and other body hair should be considered as the third option after hair and beard.

Donor hair may be harvested with tree following methods: 

  • Manuel FUE
  • micro-Motored FUE
  • Robotic FUE

First of all, the donor area hair should be resistant to shedding and strong. The prior choice is the back of the head donor area. If the number of hair grafts is insufficient, beard and other body hair can be also used as a donor.

Comparing FUE and DHI is like comparing apples to oranges. FUE is an extraction method. DHI, on the other hand, is one of the hair implantation methods. Grafts obtained by the FUE or FUT method can be planted with the DHI technique.

What is the Fiber Hair Transplant?

There is no such hair transplant method. By adding some made-up words behind or in front of the word FUE, a trap is set for those who want to have a hair transplant. They are word games made by those who want to show themselves differently from other clinics to attract patients.

What Are FUE Hair Transplant Advantages?

Since there is no cutting and sewing of the scalp, the majority of those who want to have a hair transplants prefer the fue method. Its other great benefit is the ability to use other body hair, such as beard and chest, apart from the scalp.

What Procedure Are Done At Hair Transplant Clinic?

Hair transplantation clinics in Turkey offer a wide range of services, such as:

  1. Hair Transplant
    • FUE or more rarely FUT
    • Dhi hair transplant
    • Hair transplant from beard and body
    • Female hair restoration
    • Partial beard transplants (scars restoration)
    • Density increase hair transplants
    • Restoration of bad hair transplant
  2. Moustache and Beard Transplant
  3. Eyebrow and EyeLashes Transplant
  4. Medical Treatments for Hair Loss (medical applications such as PRP, mesotherapy, ozone therapy, laser therapy)
  5. Cosmetic Procedures
    • Medical Cosmetics ( laser hair removal, botox, filling, slimming etc.)
    • Surgical Applications (such as nasal eyelid aesthetics and surgical interventions)

You can find all details in our hair restoration clinics post.

Hair Transplant Cost In Turkey

The price of the hair transplant is another criterion depending on your budget. Hair transplant cost in Turkey is very variable. You can find our packages and more on this page. Some clinics in Turkey offer cost per graft, others have all-in packages. While searching for a clinic, the cost must not be the main criterion.

This post was written by Dr. Hakan Doganay to help patients make the right decisions. The stages are given hierarchically to help you to draw a picture of the whole process. A hair transplant may look like a simple procedure, however, it is a long and complicated period. In addition to the information given above, you can address the hair transplant forums. We hope we provided enough information for you to make the right decision and get a successful hair transplant.

Is PRP Must After Hair Transplant?

PRP is not a must. PRP does not affect hair transplants dramatically. Unfortunately, a term called hair transplantation with PRP has been invented and applied as a money trap. PRP can be done after the procedure, we have no objection to this and there is no harm. However, its effect on the outcome of the operation has not been scientifically proven.

Does Hair Transplant Hurt?

Only local anesthesia hurts during a hair transplant. The skin is numbed and you will not feel any pain. Patients with low pain thresholds are more sensitive.  There are also pre-anesthetic tools that we use before injections.

Is Hair Transplant Expensive?

Hair transplant prices show serious differences according to the doctor or transplant center. If you are considering a quality hair transplant, you should first adjust your budget accordingly. It is not a cheap operation. It is best to determine the clinic to the price-performance ratio.

Can Hair Be Transplanted From Another Donor?

This procedure is possible if you have an identical twin brother. Apart from this, hair transplantation from someone else is not possible for now.

Prosthetic Hair or Hair Transplant? Which one should I choose?

This is completely related to your donor area capacity. If your donor area roots are insufficient, if your hairless area is very large, you cannot get hair transplanted.

Is hair transplantation permanent? How many years does it last?

The sentence “the transplanted hair does not shed for life” running on the internet is definitely false. This is completely related to the strength of the donor area. If the hair of the donor area weakens and falls out over time, the hair taken from that area may also weaken and fall out. But if the roots of the donor area are strong even in the late ages, the transplanted hair does not fall out.

In which diseases hair transplantation is not suitable?

The disease in which hair transplantation is not performed definitively is Hemophilia. In addition, those who use blood thinners, have diabetes, heart, and vascular diseases, require the approval of the referred doctor.

Is it permissible to have a hair transplant? Is it halal or haram?

It would not be right for us to answer this question as our job is hair transplant. It would be more accurate to ask this to religious sources and people you trust.

Is hair transplant operation risky?

Let’s not forget that hair transplant is a minor surgical operation. Every intervention in medicine, big or small, has more or less risks. There may be complications and side effects. A reputable hair transplant clinic starts operation only in accordance with medical rules by taking precautions against all kinds of risks.

What should be the hair transplant density?

We think that 35-40 grafts per 1 cm2 are sufficient for an ideal hair look.

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