Through the FUE method, the hair roots are gently extracted one by one and then carefully transplanted to the areas that lack hair growth. Before the follicular unit extraction procedure can begin, the donor area is trimmed to around 1 mm in length. Local anaesthesia is then applied to both the area of transplantation and extraction. The micro motor tip is applied in such a way as to centre the hair root according to the original development angle of the hair. The hair follicles are then cut in a cylinder, and separated from the surrounding tissue. A micro forceps is used to pull the follicular unit. This technique, combined with the automatic system reduces the graft waste to a minimum and increases the number of retrieved grafts. The follicular units are then planted into small holes on the scalp skin and each follicular unit is made up out of 2-3 follicles.
An article by Aman Dua and Kapil Dua reveals that hair transplant procedures are not recommended for patients suffering from spot baldness, patients with insufficient hair at the donor site (the back of the head) or female patients suffering from diffuse pattern balding, as this condition tends to affect the donor area as well, making hair follicles unusable.
After you decide to have the hair implant surgery, you should inform the clinic about your travel at least 10 days before you arrive in Turkey. You will be required to send pictures from the top of the head, back (this is the donor area) and photos from the front in order to determine the number of needed hair grafts and analyse your hair loss – your appointment with the plastic surgeon will then be set.
By the end of the first month of the recovery period, most of the transplanted hair will be lost, but don’t worry – in around 3 months new hair will grow naturally. The hair itself becomes visible after the sixth month. In around 1 to 1,5 years the transplant region will reach full hair growth capacity. The donor area will still have hair growth since this region has healthy hair follicles to begin with. The characteristics and colour of the implanted hair will be exactly the same.
Price includes all your pre-op check-ups, guidance throughout your treatment, doctor examination, lab analysis, post-operation and pre-operation medications, shampoo, lotion and all your transfers between airport, your hotel and the clinic.
Overnight stay is not required
3 to 7 days after the surgery
4 to 12 hours
Patients can usually fly afterwards
1 week after the surgery
Istanbul Hair Center has more than 18 years of experience in the field of hair transplantation and hair restoration services. The clinic is located in Sisli, conveniently close to the centre of Istanbul. Their expert staff takes pride in the more than 10.000 successful hair transplants performed at the Istanbul Hair Center.
The Istanbul Hair Centre will help patients with accommodation reservations, transfers between airport, hotel and clinic, local travel services, VISA assistance, private driver services and tours and vacation services.
An international patient can request translation services for English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic.
Merkez Mh. Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No:113, Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey