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About Hair Transplant
The most natural and permanent way of gaining new hair for the people who experience permanent hair loss is hair transplantation. The first application period of hair transplantation, which started to be applied in Japan in the 1930s for the first time, was during the 1950s in the West. Hair transplantation is an effective and permanent solution for individuals experiencing ‘male pattern baldness’, a condition also known as androgenetic alopecia. Hair transplantation operation is the transfer of the hair follicles collected from the region where the hair is dense, to the region where the hair loss occurs. Hair transplantation, which is recommended to be done with an experienced surgeon, must be performed by specialist physicians in a fully equipped hospital.
Hair transplantation is performed with minimal surgical intervention rather than traditional surgery. However, hair transplantation is also performed for those who experience hair loss due to various diseases and other reasons. Hair loss can happen for any number of reasons, including genetic, medical, psychological and traumatic ones. Both men and women can be affected by pattern baldness. Our facial hair like beard, eyebrows and eyelashes are also at risk. The hair loss problem may hurt the self-image of a person and lead to psychological problems. While in some cases it is only temporary, in most cases hair loss is permanent. It is also irreversible by traditional methods that use medicine.
Thankfully there is a solution for baldness Hair Transplantation is a reliable treatment method that can be applied in order to remove the effects of hair loss problem permanently with a success rate over 95%. Various hair transplantation techniques have been utilized in Turkey for over 40 years. The latest and currently the most efficient technique, a process known as follicular unit extraction (FUE) was developed in the 1990s. The follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique is both extremely refined and widely adapted in Turkey
Hair Transplant Methods
After the patient decides to have hair transplantation, the most appropriate method among the different hair transplantation methods can be chosen with the guidance of the physician. Hair transplantation is the process of taking healthy hair follicles and transplanting them to the area where the hair loss can be observed. Both the extraction phase and the implantation phase are equally important during the hair loss process. The main difference between FUT and FUE techniques is how the donor hair follicles are removed. There is also a method of hair transplantation called DHI.
On the other hand the FUE technique, which started to be applied after 2002, has yielded very successful and comfortable results. The primary difference of the FUE hair transplant method compared to the previous hair transplant method is that the hair follicles in the nape region are collected one by one without creating a linear incision. In the graft collection process, small incisions are formed around the follicular unit using small punch tips and the hair follicles are collected one by one as invivo and planted in the area where the hair loss occurs. In the hair transplantation process with the FUE method, there is no need for stitches since there is no incision in the donor area and therefore no permanent scar is formed. In addition, other parts of the body can be used as a donor area with this method.
In FUT technique, which has been used for hair transplantation since the 90’s, hair follicles are taken from the donor area together with the skin after local anesthesia is utilized. In the FUT technique, which is a surgical operation, stitching is mandatory in the area where the incision is made. Sutures used in the donor area should be removed after 1 week. While FUT technique is more affordable than other hair transplantation methods, it leaves scars. For this reason, it is not a preferred method these days.
Contrary to what is known, DHI method is not a transplant method that gives denser results than the Fue method. This process is not recommended for planting large areas. This method can be used for small and local areas. Fue hair transplant method is recommended for a more frequent transplant.
Hair Transplantation Process
Hair transplantation process is a procedure that must be followed carefully from the decision stage to the result stage. Choosing the hair transplantation center and your doctor, where the hair transplantation process will be performed together with you, is the most important point of the process. After choosing the hair transplantation center and your doctor, the next step is selecting the hairline design and having the hair transplant operation that your doctor has planned.
On the day of hair transplantation, the first step is to sterilize the hair transplantation area and apply anesthetics. Then, according to the method used, hair follicles are removed from the donor area and recipient holes are created in the direction of the existing hair. After this the hair follicles are planted at correct angles in the planned area to achieve a natural look.
After the hair transplantation, applications related to the region where the transplant is performed and the healing of the wounds on the skin where the transplantation is performed are carried out. In this process, PRP provides easy healing of wounds and nourishes the hair follicles. Precise maintenance is required for both the donor and the transplant area for 15 days after this process.
During the hair transplant operation sedatives are given under supervision of the anesthesiologist, so no pain is felt. These sedatives are a controlled sedative drug application that creates sleepiness in the patient, which allows the patient to relax and calm down. Although the patient is conscious, there may be temporary memory loss. The sedatives are provided in different types and amounts according to the needs of the patient. These sedatives can also be used safely and effectively with young children. While hair transplantation is performed with minimum pain due to the use of sedation, there is always the option to not to use sedation if the patient prefers so.
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Hair Transplant Cost in Turkey
Contemporary Turkey is a hotspot for various medical operations necessary to resolve health problems and is a center for medical tourism, welcoming a large number of visitors every year for many medical issues. A significant number of these visitors come to Turkey just for hair transplantation. The reasons they prefer to come to Turkey are myriad, including attractive and competitive offers, expert staff members, amazing facilities in addition to the chance to visit cultural, historical and natural treasures of Turkey.
For many clients, having the operation performed in Turkey is quite cheaper compared to other European or Middle Eastern countries.
The cheaper labor costs and the purchasing power of the local currency are some of the reasons that make hair transplantation prices affordable. The opportunity to have the operation, as well as having holiday in Turkey at the same time can also be regarded as an important advantage. The hair transplantation technique preferred by the client can also affect the hair transplantation cost. The costs of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE), which are the methods used for hair transplantation, vary. In addition, the quality, popularity and surgeon selection of the clinic chosen for hair transplantation will also affect the cost.
Due to a favorable foreign currency exchange rate the hair transplantation prices in Turkey are immensely convenient compared to the prices in the UK, in the US and in Europe, as even after including travel and accommodation costs it is usually about 10 – 20 % of the same operation of perfect quality.
Celebrities with Hair Transplants
Today, both successful businessmen and famous names regain the hair of their youth with the process of hair transplantation. These famous names, which are constantly visible on television and social media, make their image stronger by having hair transplantation. Some of the Hollywood stars who had hair transplantation include Chris Martin, Matthew McConaughey, Mel Gibson, David Beckham, John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel. Successful entrepreneurs and businessmen like Elon Musk are also among the names who refresh their appearance with hair transplantation.
Medical Tourism In Turkey For Hair Transplant
By employing experienced and skilled experts the level of end result of hair transplantations done in Turkey is above the world standards. This is the reason why more than 60.000 international tourists are coming to Turkey every year just for hair transplantation. Both the medical sector and the tourism sector are coordinating their efforts to facilitate the needs of the patients who come to turkey. This coordination leads to the patients enjoying both the medical procedure of hair transplantation and the cultural or historic features of Turkey for an enhanced experience. Group tours are organized in coordination between clinics and the tourism agencies to enable patients to visit amazing locations or attend important cultural events both before the procedure or after the hair transplantation, during the short recuperation period. A driver and an interpreter collect the patient directly from the airport, and once the operation is over, they assist the patients back to the airport. Patients are provided escort service if they would like to do shopping. All these and more are the reasons why more than five thousand international tourists are coming to Turkey for hair transplantation. In addition to this, the medical sector in Turkey is aiming to expand the hair transplantation operations even more to provide health tourism to more patients.
How to Choose a Hair Transplant Clinic?
While budgets are important, costs should not be the only factor to consider in the choice of the Hair Transplant Center, as this operation will have effects on you for a very long period of time. Like any other medical procedure, the success of hair transplant is directly related to the hair transplant facilities utilized and the expert conducting the operation of hair transplant. Experienced and skilled doctors who follow the most modern techniques and health centers which follow the international standards in hygiene are paramount to get the results that meet, and sometimes exceed your expectations. For this reason, when looking for the best clinic and surgeon one should be very careful, and learn about every detail of the operation as one desires.
For many clients, having the operation performed in Turkey is quite cheaper compared to other European or First, a proper and dependable hair transplant center will provide free analysis and free consultation.
Where your questions can be answered directly, your status as a hair transplant candidate can be confirmed and where you can observe the before and after images of patients who have undergone the operation there in the past. It is also important to learn the testimonials of the patients to measure their satisfaction levels with the hair transplant clinic. During this consultation, you should also decide on the appropriate hair transplant technique according to the suggestions of the doctor.
Traveling to Istanbul, Turkey
It is possible to travel to Istanbul by airplane, boat, bus, and train. The best option will always depend on where you hail from. All the major budget airlines have flights to both Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Airport, located in Europe and Anatolia sides of Istanbul. In addition to this, Turkish Airlines always have good direct and connected flights from all around the world.
What to Do in Istanbul?
Istanbul is both an ancient and very modern city. It resolves this paradox by following both contemporary and modern trends in addition to focusing on preserving the cultural heritages from its past. For many centuries it has been the capital of multiple empires, including the East Roman Empire, and Ottoman Empire. As such, Istanbul has always hosted visitors from all around the world and has become an expert in doing so.