What is a Hair Transplant?

Istanbul Hairline Hair Transplantation Center has been providing service focused on patient satisfaction since its establishment in Istanbul. Its team of experts with more than 10 years of experience successfully performs hair transplantation, beard transplantation, mustache transplantation and eyebrow transplantation operations. He also continues his work in this field by controlling his patients who have hair loss problems.

Following the developments in the medical field with state-of-the-art equipment, Istanbul Hairline has always adopted the principle of quality service to its patients. With the business partnerships it has established, it carries out operations in a completely sterile environment, maximizing health standards.

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To whom can hair transplantation be applied?
Hair transplantation can be performed on any individual, male or female, who does not have any infectious diseases or serious chronic diseases, starting from the age of 18. Hair transplantation, which is preferred more often by men than by women, has also been preferred by women with hair loss and thinness problems in recent years. Hair loss can occur for various reasons.

Why does hair loss occur?
The causes of hair loss vary from person to person. One of the most common reasons is that it is a genetic condition that runs in families. Apart from these reasons, they can be listed as excessive stress, physical injuries, medical illnesses, side effects of the medication used, and hormonal imbalances. For definitive diagnosis and treatment, a doctor's examination is required first. After the necessary diagnosis and doctor's approval, hair transplantation operation is performed. Adequate donor area is the other most important factor for the operation.
Not only hair transplantation, but also individuals who are concerned about their aesthetic appearance can also have beard transplantation, eyebrow transplantation and mustache transplantation. It goes through a similar process to hair transplantation.

How is hair transplantation done?
During the hair transplantation operation, the hair taken from the upper part of the neck is generally considered as the donor area. Hair follicles from the donor area are called grafts. If the back area of the hair is not sufficient for the hair transplantation operation, the side area of the hair, which is the temple area, can be harvested from the beards in men and transplanted to open and sparse areas. The natural appearance will not be distorted by harvesting in a way that does not disrupt the aesthetic appearance in the areas used as donor areas. The duration of the hair transplantation operation may extend from 1-2 hours to 8 hours, depending on the open area. If there is a very large open area, it can only be closed in 2 sessions.

In order to avoid pain and suffering during the hair transplantation operation, needle-free local anesthesia is generally applied. Depending on the patient's request, sedation and anesthesia can also be performed. After the operation, a bandage is applied to the donor area. Medicines and medical products are also given to the person against pain conditions. After 3 days of home rest, the person can return to normal life.

What methods are used for hair transplantation?
There have been developments in hair transplantation operations in the 21st century that will eliminate fears and concerns. While previously a scarring surgical operation called FUT was performed, for the last 5 years the scarless method called FUE has been widely applied to thousands of people around the world every month. The technique to be determined in the hair transplantation operation is determined by taking into account the structure of the person's scalp, hair density, and open areas. In the FUE method, hair follicles are taken one by one from the donor area and transplanted to open areas. In the DHI method, hair follicles are instantly transplanted one by one with special pens. It is generally preferred for unshaven hair transplantation.
What is the most important element for hair transplantation?
The most important element in hair transplantation is choosing a quality location for a successful operation. The operation must be in a clinic or hospital environment with sterile conditions. This is definitely the most important factor in preventing any infection or catching a contagious disease. Another element is having a quality hair transplantation experience with a doctor and his team who are experts in hair transplantation. In the wrong hands, with a wrong application, undesirable bad results can be obtained, you may experience aesthetic problems and lose your existing hair. With the right technique and the right angle, the transplanted hair adheres and ensures a successful result.

Will the transplanted hair fall out after hair transplantation?
After the hair transplantation operation, the transplanted hair falls out after 1 – 1.5 months following the operation. This shedding is called shock shedding. The shed hair starts to grow again and takes its first appearance after the 3rd month. During this process, it is necessary not to worry, not to stress, and to take care of your hair. It is recommended that you follow the instructions of the clinic where you had hair transplantation to avoid the need for a new operation in the future by protecting the hair in the areas where the transplantation was not performed.

What are the risks of performing hair transplantation unconsciously?
Hair transplantation, no matter how simple it may seem, is a surgical procedure. If it is not performed by expert hands, it is an operation open to complications. However, with a team of experts on this subject, successful results can be obtained and the person can regain his self-confidence with a happy life. Hair needs to be protected after hair transplantation operation. Heavy impacts and harsh applications should be avoided. After a period of 1 year, almost all the transplanted hair grows out. Depending on the person, this process can take up to 15 months.


Is hair transplantation an aesthetic procedure or a medical procedure?
Since hair transplantation is performed for the person's appearance, it is considered an aesthetic procedure. Even though it is a surgical procedure, the purpose here is to improve the person's appearance. Therefore, it is referred to as an aesthetic procedure.

To whom can hair transplantation be applied?
Hair transplantation can be performed on any adult over the age of 18. Hair transplantation operation can be performed if the necessary hair analysis is performed along with a doctor's examination and the suitability is indicated (if a hormonal or infectious disease is not an obstacle).

Am I a suitable candidate for hair transplantation?
If you have completed your physical development,
If you do not have any illness that would prevent hair transplantation,
If your donor area is strong,
If there is no textural damage in the area where the hair will be transplanted,

You can perform hair transplantation operation safely.

Does the transplanted hair look natural?
The main purpose of hair transplantation operation is to give the person back his hair with a natural appearance. Since the transplanted hair is completely your own tissue, you can have a completely natural appearance with the skill of the specialist who will perform the hair transplantation. The most curious thing is whether the hair front line is natural. The front line is drawn by the specialist who will perform the transplantation and a natural appearance is ensured.

How to determine the hairline?
The front hairline is first drawn to be natural according to the person's head structure. It should be noted that when a person raises his eyebrows up, they should be above the point where the muscles end. Otherwise, it will look incompatible and artificial, and will make it difficult for the hair follicles to hold on. If the patient wants a hairline that is contrary to his/her anatomical structure according to his/her preferences, the negativities that this will bring are explained and he/she is asked to reconsider his/her decision.

How is hair transplantation performed?
Hair transplantation operation is divided into two: shaved hair transplantation and unshaven hair transplantation. Sometimes it may be preferred depending on the person's head structure, but if there is a lot of openness, directly shaved hair transplantation is preferred. Unshaven hair transplantation is mostly used in women. In men, unshaven hair transplantation is preferred if there is only deterioration in the front line of the hair.
Depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted, operation times may extend from 3 hours to 8 hours. Grafts taken from the donor area are meticulously placed in the area to be transplanted. The aim here is to restore the person's natural appearance.

What is the FUE Method?
FUE Method, which is the abbreviation of the term "Follicular Unite Extraction", is the process of placing the grafts taken from the person's donor area with a micro motor one by one into the channels opened in the area to be transplanted. After the FUT method in hair transplantation, the FUE method has come of age and has become frequently preferred by people as it is scarless and painless.

FUE method is used in two ways;
FUE Sapphire

What are the advantages of the FUE Method?
In the FUE method, hair follicles are removed one by one with a micro motor, so there is no scarring. There are no scars on the 3rd day after the operation, when the bandages are removed and the dressing is applied.
Another advantage of the FUE method is that depending on the needs of the open area, up to 6000-7000 hair follicles can be transferred to the donor area if they are sufficient and not damaged.

If the open area is too open to be closed in a single session, homogeneous and proportional root harvesting is ensured, leaving a donor area suitable for a possible operation in the coming years. Thus, the gap is completely closed with the second session.

What methods are used in hair transplantation?
FUE, FUE Sapphire and DHI techniques are applied at Istanbul Hairline Hair Transplant Center. In all 3 methods, hair follicles taken with a micro motor are taken from the donor area to be transplanted to open areas. While standard metal tips are used in FUE for transplantation, in the FUE Sapphire method, sapphire tips produced from a special sapphire mine are used, which accelerate healing and increase the adhesion of hair follicles. DHI is known as the pen technique. It is generally preferred for unshaven hair transplantation and offers the opportunity to transplant hair follicles one by one at designated points with special pens.

What are the advantages of the FUE method?
The recovery rate is fast in the FUE method. However, the return to normal life is faster. It is more cost-effective than the DHI technique. It can be applied to any male or female patient who meets the conditions. It is applied with local anesthesia, which ensures that you do not experience any pain.

What are the risks of the FUE method?
It does not pose a major risk. It has almost the same risks as a dental root canal. It must be done in a sterile environment to avoid any infection-related complications.

What are the steps to return to daily life in the FUE method? How many days does it take to heal?
With the FUE method, return to daily life occurs within 3 days.