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Turkey has become the medical capital of Europe with its doctor quality and the investments made in the Medical field. In Istanbul, you can get the best quality of service for one third of the cost.
How far is Istanbul from England ?
You can reach Istanbul in only 3.5 hours with a direct flight from England. It takes almost as long as to get to Devon from London, but the final destination will be Istanbul instead.
I am afraid of needles. What can you do for this ?
If your phobia is not extreme, we can use needleless anesthesia (COMFORT-IN). You will have the operation without any needles with this device. If your phobia is extreme, we provide sedation so that you will be asleep during the operation.
Does hair transplantation take really that short of a time ?
Yes, you can return to your country in only 2 days. You can choose to spend your weekend holiday this way.
How Long the Eyebrow Transplant Operation Last?
The patient will need to take a sick day for the transplant itself, which can take up to five hours depending on the number of grafts taken. After that, under normal conditions, a few days of slight swelling and redness is usually the worst after effect. Unless the doctor states otherwise, the area can be washed 72 hours after the operation. It may take 4-5 days for the crust and clots to disappear completely. No special medication is required during the recovery period.
What are the Possible Risks of Eyebrow Transplant?
As with any medical or surgical procedure, an eyebrow transplant also carries some risks. It is possible, but very rare, to experience bruising, swelling, redness, pain, even scarring in the eyebrows. These are the same risks with a regular hair transplant. Since Follicular Unit Extraction is done with local anesthesia, this means that the risks associated with general anesthesia don’t apply, whether it’s for a hair or an Eyebrow transplant.
What are the Side Effects of Eyebrow Transplant?
In most cases, the hair used for eyebrow transplants comes from the back of the nave. Under ideal conditions, the surgeon only takes one out of every fifth hair, and the number of hairs removed is far too few compared to other hair transplantation procedures so while the donor area may look slightly thinner, it won’t be immediately obvious. For a few days after the operation, there may be some slight bleeding, clotting, and crust forming in the area, but these will fade very quickly.
Will Eyebrow Transplant Results Look Natural?
Anyone who sees the patient after one month of hair growth would be hard-pressed to notice any kind of operation done. As long as the eyebrow transplant procedure is done by an experienced surgeon and a well trained, skilled healthcare support team, the results will look natural. It is also important so choose a surgeon who specializes in hair transplants to achieve the best results.
Is Eyebrow Transplant surgery painful?
The incisions made during the eyebrow transplant procedure are tiny, so they will not produce a pain stronger than a small pinch. Follicular Unit Extraction is also done with local anesthesia, which helps to alleviate any pain the patient may feel. This means that the risks associated with general anesthesia as in other plastic surgery procedures don’t apply, whether it’s for hair, beard or an eyebrow transplant.
When will I shave my beard?
On average, in three weeks all of the hair from the newly transplanted beard will fall off. This is normal and expected. After this, the newly transplanted beard will grow normally within the time frame set by the doctor and it will look and function like anyone else
How Long The Beard Transplant Operation Last?
The patient will need to take a sick day for the transplant itself, which can take up to five hours depending on the number of grafts taken. After that, under normal conditions, a few days of slight swelling and redness is usually the worst after effect.
What are the Possible Risks of BeardTransplant?
As with any medical or surgical procedure, a beard transplant also carries some risks. It is possible to experience bruising, swelling, redness, pain, even scarring. These are the same risks with a regular hair transplant. Since Follicular Unit Extraction is done with local anesthesia, this means that the risks associated with general anesthesia don’t apply, whether it’s for a hair or a beard transplant.
What are the Side Effects of Beard Transplant?
In most cases, the hair used for beard transplants comes from the back of the nave. Under ideal condition, the surgeon only takes one out of every fifth hair, so while the donor area may look slightly thinner, it won’t be immediately obvious.
Will Beard Transplant Results Look Natural?
As long as the beard transplant procedure is done by an experienced surgeon and a well trained, skilled healthcare support team, the results will look natural. It is also important to choose a surgeon who specializes in hair transplants to achieve the best results.
Is Beard Transplant surgery painful?
The incisions made during the beard transplant procedure are tiny, so they will not produce a pain stronger than a small pinch. Follicular Unit Extraction is also done with local anesthesia, which helps to alleviate any pain the patient may feel. This means that the risks associated with general anesthesia as in other plastic surgery procedures don’t apply, whether it’s for hair, eyebrow or a beard transplant.
How Much Does a Good Hair Transplant Costs?
The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable, ranging between 2.000£ - 4.000£ in general, which also depends on many factors, such as where you live, the type of procedure you choose, the skill of your surgeon, how much hair you want transplanted, and finally travel costs. As most insurance companies consider a hair transplant a cosmetic procedure, these costs are often paid all out of pocket of the patient.
How Can I Speed Up Healing After Hair Transplant?
Both FUE and FUT hair transplant techniques will require some healing afterwards, which needs some fundamental steps to be taken immediately following your hair transplant procedure. First of all, you should keep the area moist without letting the area get either too wet or too dry. Then make sure the swelling is kept to a minimum. Sleeping slightly propped up, preferably at a 45-degree angle for the first few nights post-procedure will help speed up healing. Taking an anti-inflammatory or other pain medication prescribed by your doctor will assist in minimizing any swelling or irritation. A cold pack can also help soothe the area, but avoid direct contact with ice. At least for the first 24 hours after surgery, you should avoid exercise. Afterwards, any vigorous exercise in the week following your hair restoration operation may cause scalp pain and swelling of your face. You may consider ACell + PRP, if they are recommended by your doctor for your specific case. When administered as part of your hair restoration surgery, it may improve hair graft survival, may speed up your recovery time considerably and may decrease any possible scar tissue formation. Follicles should be fed externally. If recommended by your doctor, Minoxidil solutions applied to the scalp will dilate blood vessels, thus may increase blood flow and nutrient delivery to the transplanted hair follicles. Using appropriate shampoo and conditioner as recommended by your doctor in the months following surgery will ensure both the hair grafts and native hair receive the nutrition they require to grow healthily.
Which Hair Transplant Method is Suitable for Me?
FUE, FUT and DHI are all techniques for hair transplantation. Even though it is still survey, FUE is the most common and the least invasive hair transplant technique today. Although any decision on which method should be made with the guidance of your doctor, so that all necessary details of your personalized case can be taken into account.
What are the Differences Between FUE and DHI Techniques?
The primary difference between the techniques of FUE and DHI is basically how the grafts are implanted into the recipient area. During the FUE technique, the canals are required to be opened prior to implantation, after which the surgeon manually implants the extracted grafts into the canals at the appropriate angle to get a natural look. Thus, the technique has two main phases. During DHI, a very specific implanter tool created for this purpose is used. This tool is known as a Choi Implanter Pen. This tool allows the implantation of a follicle to take place right after extraction, without the need to first create the necessary canals for the grafts.
Will the Results Look Completely Natural?
The state-of-the-art hair transplant techniques that have been developed over the years have assisted to enhance the results to amazing natural looking levels. While it still depends on the skill and experience of the hair transplant surgeon somewhat, with some of the latest technologies, the results of hair transplant operation can look so natural that it may appear as though you never had any missing hair at all. Of course since the process has become much more meticulous and precise, this means that the end result is even more realistic when performed by a skilled surgeon. That being said, hair transplant will also change your look completely, most likely making sure you reacquire the look of your youth once again in a successful operation. During older hair transplant techniques large strips of skin with healthy hair follicles called grafts were removed from the nape or sides of the head and then were transplanted to the areas of baldness or where hair was thinning. Because these strips may have had a high amount of individual hairs looking in different directions attached to them, the results could look less than natural. But with modern techniques such as FUE, hair grafts are removed in smaller sections, sometimes even holding even a single follicle, and they are grafted to achieve a look as natural as possible.
I’m Afraid of Needles, Will I Be Able to Have a Hair Transplant?
The hair transplantation techniques can be unsettling for those with needle phobias, as often local anesthesia needs to be injected into the scalp area. But with the assistance of the modern medical technologies developed today, it is possible to complete an hair transplant procedure with a local anesthesia without using needles. In addition needle-free hair transplantation can be completed by using microsurgical techniques. These techniques can be used both in FUE and DHI techniques. During this method, local anesthesia is applied with a special device that does not have a needle at all. The procedure can be performed with either a device called implanter or by utilizing laser techniques according to the personal preference of the patient.
Where Will the Hair Transplant Procedure be Performed?
The hair transplant procedure will be performed in our own hospital, in a medical clinic assigned just for this purpose, under local anesthesia. Entire process from its beginning to its end will be completed by our skilled surgeons and medical staff with every need of our patient being handled expertly.
Should I Shave My Head Before the Procedure?
The necessity of shaving the hair will depend on the technique to be used. With the FUE hair transplant technique, it is necessary to shave the donor area, usually in the back of the scalp. This is the place the grafts are taken from to replace the hair that has been lost. The follicles in this area are immune to the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone, which is usually the primary reason for the hair loss on the top of the head. As such the hairs found here are the most obvious choice for providing a permanent solution to reverse the hair loss. For the FUT technique, shaving of the back of the head is not necessary, and longer hair on both sides of the donor area will cover the strip removed from there better.
Is the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure Painless?
FUE hair transplant procedure is painless when local anesthesia is used. FUE hair transplant procedure is a medical operation, even though it is less invasive and limited in scope than other operations. As such, it does cause some discomfort, usually defined by most patients as a mosquito bite, which can be annoying in large numbers. To alleviate this and to have the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, local anesthesia is provided to the patient via normal or needle free injector. The intravenous sedation to provide the local anesthesia is administered by an anaesthetist, depending on the age, weight and health conditions of the patient. This will not put the patient fully unconscious, but only relaxed and at ease. The high quality surgical steel grade tools that will be used during the procedure will also cause little, if any discomfort. In addition, it may be possible to use more specialized blades, and have the special wound dressings done right after the operation, then replaced the day after by our health-care professionals will affect the overall comfort of the patient.
How Many Months After Hair Transplant Do You See Results?
In most cases, patients will see results of their hair transplant procedure between six and nine months after surgery. In some rare cases, it may take 12 months, because of the natural cycle of a hair follicle's life. It’s very important to note that between two and eight weeks after the procedure, all of the transplanted hair will fall out. This is normal and expected. In addition, by the third month after the procedure, the hair may look even thinner than before you had the transplant. Again, this is normal and expected. During this period, hair follicles are in the hibernation and rooting phases, where they connect with the infrastructure of your body to once again collect necessary nutrients and materials to grow healthy hair. During this phase, you may assist your hair by using medicine. Your doctor may recommend medicine that treats hair loss to get the best results from a hair transplant, as it will help to counter the natural hair loss and thinning that can continue in the area among the hair that already existed there.
Why Are Hair Transplants Cheaper in Turkey?
In Turkey, there is a very large number of experienced doctors specialized in hair transplant. This huge number of hair transplant doctors have a high competition in the hair transplanting sector, which keeps the prices of hair transplant very affordable in recent years. Turkey's geographical location provides a great advantage, with direct flights from most European and Asian countries. This can save the cost of a flight ticket by 50% compared to most other destinations, which makes the trip to Turkey quite cheaper. In Turkey, luxurious hotels rates are very affordable all year long and finding suitable accommodation is far more easier compared to many other countries, as Turkey is a tourism focused country. In addition, most clinics in Turkey have some sort of All-Inclusive Packages, which will include the transportation, medication and accommodation costs in addition to the surgical cost. The primary reason for all these factors to be so affordable is the favorable rate of exchange of the local currency compared to foreign currencies. Usually, this means that an operation in Turkey will be at least one half as expensive as compared to most countries, and even eighty percent lower compared to other countries where such operations can be prohibitively expensive due to the over inflation of health services there.
How Long Will the Hair Transplant Results Last?
Modern hair transplant results will last a lifetime. They are also natural looking and safe. While hair loss in the non-transplanted hair can progress in the future, the grafted hair will be permanent.
What are the Side Effects of Hair Transplant Procedure?
There is only one side effect of hair transplant that can't be avoided, and that is scarring. This will be minimized with a skilled surgeon, skilled medical staff, use of modern medical tools and techniques. In addition to this, in rare cases there may be infections, crust or pus drainage around the surgical sites, scalp pain, itching, and swelling, inflammation of hair follicles also known as folliculitis, some bleeding, some loss of sensation around the surgical sites, visible areas of hair that don’t match the surrounding hair or are noticeably thinner, or the patient continuing to lose hair if their hair is still in balding process.
Can I Have a Hair Transplant with a Medical Condition?
As hair transplant techniques are medical operations, there are some medical conditions that can prevent patients from having them. Any patient who intends to undergo hair transplant must disclose any chronic or acute diseases he carries to their doctor to avoid any unforeseen problems. Heart diseases and blood pressure problems can prevent a hair transplantation procedure. If the condition is responding to the blood pressure regulator or antihypertensive drugs, it is possible to have the hair transplant performed after consultation with the doctor. As such, precautions will be taken before the operation by the doctor to deal with any emergency. Although in cases where blood pressure is constantly high and is hard to control with drugs, the hair transplantation should not be done. Diabetes, especially when it is not controlled or is in an advanced stage, can sometimes cause problems for healing of wounds and prevent blood clotting. For these cases, it is not possible to get a hair transplant procedure. If diabetes in a patient responds to the treatment, and the patient is generally in a healthy and balanced condition, it is possible to complete an hair transplantation procedure after the necessary analysis by the doctor, again taking any necessary precautions before the operation to avoid any unexpected complications. Hepatitis is a type of disease that has several different types, separated by letters (A-B-C-D-E). Only Hepatitis C patients are permanently banned from undergoing hair transplantation procedures. In the case of other types of hepatitis, the patient can undergo hair transplantation after the disease is cured and after the necessary tests are completed to ensure that the blood and the body of the patient is free from the pathogen causing the disease. AIDS patients are completely banned from hair transplantation due to the weakness of the patient’s immune system, as it is possible that the technique used in surgery will cause him very serious complications by exposing the patient to a large amount of foreign pathogens, with most likely lethal results. There are various types of thyroid disorders which can cause both hair loss and loss of hair density. Hair loss caused by these thyroid disorders is usually characterized by being spread all over the body, and not just in the head. It is possible to have hair transplantation performed for people with thyroid disorders after consultation with both the doctor dealing with thyroid disorders and the doctor who will perform the hair transplantation so that the hormones will remain stable in the patient’s body, and the disorder will not repeat itself, causing hair loss again.
How Long Before I Can Swim?
It’s important to make sure the hair grafts heal properly after hair transplant surgery as disturbances and stress to the hair grafts in early stages will lead to problems with hair growth and hair density down the line. As such, to avoid exposing the grafts to potentially dangerous substances, it’s important for patients to avoid swimming until they’ve been given okay to do so by their doctor. In pools, the chlorinated water may help keep bacteria and viruses in the water under control, but they could have a ruinous impact on your grafts. In most cases, it is advised for patients to avoid swimming in artificial pools for at least two to four weeks after hair transplant. This will provide both the hair grafts and donor portion of the scalp enough time to heal properly for the best results. Chlorine in pools will not damage the grafts after a few weeks. Fresh water found in lakes and rivers has a number of potential contaminants in it. This will raise the risk of infection quite high for the transplant areas. While some surgeons would have recommended swimming in the sea shortly after surgery, since the salt water believed to be improving healing, nowadays the ocean is not as clean of pollutants as it used to be. As such, patients are also advised to avoid both freshwater and saltwater bodies for a while. After the scabs along the scalp on the graft areas have all fallen off on their own, the scalp will be healed naturally enough to avoid infection from short swim in a lake, river, ocean or sea. Again, it is advised to ask the doctor if it is okay first.
Can I Sunbathe After the Procedure?
A patient should expect to protect their scalp from the sun for at least four months after the hair transplant procedure. A hat should be worn during this period to fully cover the hair transplant area, and until the incisions are completely healed, sunscreen lotions or sprays should be avoided. After all of the incisions have healed, it is still recommended to use a hat and a sunscreen with high protection for several more months. Any incision made in any section of the skin will make it more sensitive to light, especially to the ultraviolet rays put off by the sun and in artificial tanning beds. In addition, exposure to sun can hinder the natural healing process and result in excess visible scarring in the transplant area. The area of the skin transplanted is also unable to protect itself from sun exposure for at least a few months following the hair transplant procedure. The cells found in every human being called chromatophores are responsible for pigmentation of the skin, and they darken to protect the skin from further exposure, when they are exposed to the sun. When a section of the skin is transplanted, these cells either die or go dormant for a while. In most cases it will take several months for these cells to regenerate. This will leave the transplanted skin at greater risk for sun damage. Hair transplant techniques involve several layers of the skin, and is not limited only to the surface layer, called epidermis. While the epidermis heals relatively quickly, deeper layers are much slower to heal. If damage from sun exposure penetrates the epidermis, the underlying layers, tissues and hair follicles that have not yet healed can be damaged, and lead to a failure in hair transplant itself.
Does Hair Grow Back in the Donor Area?
This will depend on the technique to be used. In FUT technique, where entire hair follicles and the surrounding cells are completely removed from beneath the scalp surface in stripes, hair regrowth in these strips at the donor site will not at all be possible. It is possible for hair regrowth to take place only in areas at the donor site where the hair follicles were not fully, but selectively removed. Hair is expected to grow back from either side of the incision made, and under some cases, from inside the incision only after the scar has fully healed. This is one of the primary reasons why expert doctors try to keep the donor scar as thin as possible. In most cases the hair transplant doctor will harvest follicles from an area in the scalp with the densest concentration of hair, so that this loss will be barely noticeable. Usually the remaining hair surrounding the donor area is more than enough to conceal the donor spots. Modern techniques such as FUE will not remove skin and hair in strips, but in smaller, even singular follicular batches. This will both cause less scarring and keep the donor areas almost invisible and unnoticeable.
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Should I Avoid Alcohol Before Hair Transplant?
Alcohol use before and after hair transplant procedure can have medical consequences, as such it should be avoided. Smoking also havs retarding effects on the transplantation process, and should also be avoided. Before the procedure, it is possible for alcohol to interfere with local anesthesia provided with the patient. In addition as alcohol dilutes the blood by its nature, alcohol intake may increase the bleeding during the surgery itself, and slow down the healing process. After the transplantation, alcohol consumption can hinder the nourishment of the transplanted grafts, thus leading to the failure of transplantation. It is generally suggested to avoid alcohol consumption and smoking for at least two weeks before the hair transplantation procedure, and a period of two to four months is recommended after the procedure to get the best results from hair transplantation. This also might be a good time to stop smoking altogether, as the damage it causes to your health is considerable.
Is the Hair Transplant Procedure Just for Males?
No. Hair transplant procedure can be applied to males and females.