Hair transplantation abroad
Thick healthy hair gives to a woman a unique charm, and to a man a self-confidence, so every person, regardless of gender, strives to keep a beautiful haircut under any circumstances.
Alopecia is a medical term for unhealthy hair loss, leading to complete or partial baldness. This disease affects not only men, but also women. Normally, a person has up to 80 hairs per day from a head, up to 120 hairs in a red-haired one. New hair grows at the site of lost hairs in healthy hair follicles.
About pathological loss say when the daily hair loss seriously exceeds the natural rate, and to replace lost hair comes significantly less new.
With focal alopecia, certain areas of baldness are formed, which appear randomly all over the scalp. This hair loss can be temporary, semi-permanent (periodic) or permanent and can affect the eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair, as well as beard hair of a men.
The causes of alopecia are mass. This may be genetics, hormonal imbalance, malfunction of the nervous or endocrine systems, gastrointestinal disease, severe or prolonged stress, weakened immunity against the background of various diseases, unbalanced diet and much more.
Therefore, at the slightest suspicion of starting the balding process, you should consult a qualified trichologist, who will determine the cause and degree of alopecia. Using modern methods of transplantation, you can achieve impressive results and full recovery of the natural look and thickness of hair.
Hair transplantation is an effective method of hair regrowth for people experiencing “male-pattern baldness,” also called androgenic alopecia. The transplant procedure is performed with minimal surgical intervention: hair follicles are removed from the donor part of the body and implanted in the bald or balding part of the recipient. Usually this technique is performed on the head, but can also be used in the area of the beard, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Hair transplantation can be performed not only with baldness, but also to increase the thickness of hair in thinning areas. The absolute physiological contraindications to the operation include the problem of blood clotting and intolerance to anesthesia.
Contraindications, in which the operation is undesirable, but possible in consultation with doctor:
- –Bloodborne viruses such as HIV or hepatitis C
- –Cardiovascular and oncological diseases
- –Dermatological problems
- –Diabetes with an uncontrolled blood glucose level
- –Lack of donor area in the back of the scalp
Hair transplantation is done only for adults, there is no upper age limit, but it is always necessary to take into account the presence of contraindications and follow the recommendations of doctors.
Stages of the hair transplant process
1. Examination of the patient
Although hair transplantation is a relatively simple operation, it is necessary to undergo some tests before it. For example, during the examination it can be found out that the patient is needed the procedure of plasma-lifting of the scalp, in order to improve and prepare it for the operation. All preliminary procedures can be performed directly at the clinic where the transplantation is planned.
2. Consultation surgeon transplant
After examining the results of the examinations, the doctor proceeds to develop a plan of transplant surgery, creates a hairline design, determines the best method of operation, taking into account the particular health of the patient, establishes the number of grafts necessary for transplantation. The more serious the degree of alopecia, the more grafts will have to be transplanted. Often it is necessary to transplant from 1500 to 7000 grafts.
3. Day of operation
After all examinations and consultations are completed, the day of surgery is appointed.
4. Preparation for transplantation, sedation
This stage includes the sterilization processes of the surgical site, the use of sedatives and local anesthesia. Sedation provides a state of rest or sleep, maximally reducing the painful sensations of the patient during the application of local anesthesia.
5. Operation day
During the procedure, hair follicles (grafts) taken from healthy areas of hair are transplanted into the target area without hair. In rare cases, healthy hair on the head is not enough, then the follicles can be taken from other parts of the body, such as: arms or chest (in a man). The procedure lasts several hours, depending on the degree of alopecia. If the balding area is too large, it may take several sessions to complete the treatment. After the procedure, a special bandage is applied to the patient's head.
What determines the cost of hair transplantation in Turkey?
Here are some factors that influence the cost of hair transplantation:
- –The size of the baldness area and the number of transplanted grafts
Hair extensions over the entire scalp are much more expensive than in one or two small areas. However, some Turkish clinics make special offers and give a fixed cost of hair implantation for the maximum number of grafts (groups of 1-4 follicles) for 1 procedure.
- –Type of hair transplant procedure
There are several modern methods used for hair transplantation. They differ in the technology of the procedure - removal and implantation of hairs, which affects the cost of treatment. In addition, at the request of the patient, doctors can use injections of plasma or stem cells, which promote the engraftment of the follicles. This service will increase the final transplant price.
Hair transplant methods
Due to unique advances in transplant technology, modern hair transplant procedures are incredibly popular among patients. New methods guarantee not only long-term results, but also a shorter healing time. Today, hair surgery is focused on reducing trauma during transplantation. No one else practices such tough methods of combating baldness as grafting whole skin patches from the donor area or even removing a hairless area and then stitching the edges of the skin. Therefore, nowadays it is very easy for patients to make a decision about hair transplantation.
FUE hair transplantation
FUE is one of the safest and most advanced seamless hair restoration methods. During the procedure, the grafts are extracted as individual follicular units and with absolute precision are implanted into the prepared channels of the defective head area, where after some time beautiful hair will grow again. A patient who is going to undergo FUE hair transplantation should have healthy hair at the back of the head and on the sides for use as donor sites.
FUE technology benefits
- ✔It is carried out without cuts, does not leave scars, painless
In the FUE technique, follicular units containing 1-4 hairs are extracted using a specialized tool, after which only tiny round wounds around each follicle with a diameter of less than 1 mm are visible. Other parts of the scalp remain completely intact. The operation is usually performed in one session, which takes from 6 to 8 hours.
- ✔Possibility of localized hair transplantation
FUE allows to extract a limited number of grafts, for example, if a patient needs hair transplantation only in a specific area, such as cheeks, beard, whiskers, moustaches. The FUE technique is often used for eyelash and eyebrow extensions.
- ✔Excellent, long-term result
During one session, specialists can transplant up to 4000-6000 follicle grafts. This number corresponds to approximately 10-12000 hairs. At the same time, 98% of transplants will grow in accordance with the patient’s natural characteristics. The result of the transplant is a more natural and dense hairstyle.
- ✔Fast recovery process
Since FUE technology involves very small incisions on the scalp, there is no need for stitches, the recovery time after surgery is quite short. Healing usually takes no more than 10-15 days.
DHI hair transplantation
Widely used DHI technology involves direct hair transplantation. Thanks to a special tool for the implanter, which is also called the handle Hoi, the follicles are implanted one after the other directly into the zone of rare hair or into the bald area of the head. Each hair follicle is planted (implanted) at an exact angle of 40-45 degrees into the scalp, in a certain direction, to the desired depth, so that the patient has a natural hair appearance and no scars are visible.
Implanted hair continues to grow throughout the patient’s life and will never fall out. DHI method allows hair transplantation without shaving the head. The operation takes longer than FUE.
Advantages of DHI technology:
- ✔Maximum follicle viability
Hair follicles remain less time outside the patient's body, which ensures their best preservation. Survives more than 90% of implants.
- ✔Natural result
Due to the complete control over the depth of the follicle introduction, the direction and angle of the graft placement, the technology provides the most natural result.
- ✔The procedure is painless
Before receiving hair follicles from a region called “donor”, local anesthesia is performed. Tiny disposable instruments with a diameter of 1 mm or less are used to extract and implant the implants.
Woman hair transplantation
It is believed that hair transplantation is an aesthetic procedure, which is carried out mainly for men. Nevertheless, the achievements of modern hair transplantation allow to successfully restore hair in many cases of female alopecia and significantly improve the beautiful female image.
Technically, hair transplantation for women is no different from the procedure of transplantology of male hair. In both cases, the hair is restored by the method of extraction of follicular units from donor areas to the pathological zone of the scalp. However, the causes of hair loss for women and men are different. Woman alopecia is often caused by inflammation of the follicles, due to which hair falls out in small areas and resembles blemishes.
Therefore, before making a decision on hair transplantation, women are recommended to be screened to identify the main cause of hair loss, which can significantly affect the choice of transplant method.
What aesthetic problems of women hair transplant solves:
- –Changing the shape and height of the frontal line, reducing the size of the forehead
- –Closing scars and scars after injuries, burns, plastic surgery on the face
- –Increase in hair density with long-term chronic baldness
- –Reshaping or restoring eyebrows
- –Restoration of hair thickness in men’s baldness in women
Eyebrow hair transplant
Beautiful, natural eyebrows are important for the aesthetic proportions of the faces of men and women. There are many reasons that can cause hair loss on the eyebrows. Among them are regular eyebrow shaving, permanent makeup, certain medical conditions affecting the skin, chemotherapy. If the hair in the eyebrows is not restored and / or does not acquire the usual thickness within 1-2 years, transplantation becomes a necessary procedure. Eyebrow restoration allows you to restore completely missing eyebrows, add completeness to refined eyebrows, or simply change or fill rare areas.
FUE or DHI eyebrow transplantation
Eyebrow hair transplantation is done in the same way as a head hair transplant using local anesthesia. Single hair follicular units are gently transplanted from the donor area of the scalp (usually the back of the head) to the eyebrow area. The transplants extracted from the donor area resemble the original thickness and texture of the natural hair of the eyebrows. The most difficult thing in the eyebrow transplantation is to choose the right angle and direction of the transplants, as well as the aesthetic design of the eyebrows, so that they look as natural as possible and complement the patient's facial features.
The amount of hair that can be transplanted into both eyebrows varies from 100 to 700 hairs, depending on the desire of the patient. The operation takes 2 to 4 hours.
Beard hair transplant
We used to think that pathological hair loss occurs only on the head. But sometimes genetic factors cause hair loss in the face, in particular the beard.
Thanks to the latest advances in hair transplantation technology, men can get the beard or moustache they have always dreamed of!
Beard transplant is a simple procedure. Hair can be implanted using FUE and DHI methods. Depending on the number of implants, it takes about 5 hours to complete.
The technology consists in transplanting grafts (hair follicles) from the donor area of the head (usually the back of the head) to areas of the face where the hair is sparse or does not grow at all. The number of hair follicles needed to transplant a beard or moustache ranges from 800 to 1,400. The hair begins to grow immediately after the procedure is completed. And in two weeks the patient will be able to enjoy the natural beard and moustache, giving them the look that his image requires.
Rehabilitation after hair transplantation
Evening and night after surgery
After a hair transplant, the patient is put on a special bandage on the areas that were involved in the procedure. This helps to avoid swelling on the face. On the same day, the patient is released from the clinic.
On the next day after hair transplant
The next day after transplantation, the patient is taken to the hospital for consultation with the surgeon. The doctor removes the bandage, examines the hair transplant and washes hair with a special technique. The specialist makes recommendations for further washing and care, gives a special shampoo.
Postoperative procedures and care
This stage includes the process of dressing the transplanted area and therapy to accelerate the healing process.
After the intervention, the donor area and the transplantation site will be sensitive for some time, so it is important to carry out the washing process with extreme caution. Doctors recommend washing hair yourself not earlier than 3 days after the procedure. It is necessary to use that shampoo which was issued by the doctor.
Within two weeks, it is advisable to sleep solely on the back, putting 2 pillows under the head. This will not traumatize the transplant area by accidental contact with the bed. During the recovery period, the patient can maintain his usual lifestyle, but with some limitations.
It is important to know!
During 1 week, experts recommend to refrain from intimacy. Within 1 month it is necessary to avoid playing sports, long stay under the sun and in the water.
3 weeks after the procedure, part of the implanted hair may fall out. Don’t worry about this! On the same place within 4-6 months new healthy bulbs will grow.
After 12-18 months, you will see the final result of the hair transplant surgery.
You will like your thick and full of life hair!