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Hair is one of the most important accessories for people and nowadays most people suffer from issues regarding hair loss. As a result, hair transplant becomes more popular every day. Nowadays, more than 85 percent of men experience hair loss before they reach the age of 50. More than 50 percent of women experience noticeable hair loss during their lifetime.

Causes of Hair Loss

The causes of hair loss differ between men and women. The hair loss seen in men, which is seen as balding from the top of the head area, is mostly related with genetic factors. In addition to genetics, factors such as smoking, eating habits, stress, sleep patterns, skin problems, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal disorders and drug use also cause hair loss.

In women, hair loss begins with adolescence. As in men, genetic factors are the reason behind this condition. In addition to genetics, factors such as unbalanced and inadequate nutrition, nervousness, stress and psychological problems, hormonal irregularities and disorders, using too much heat (such as blow dryer, straightener, tongs), using too much hair dye, pregnancy period, increase the severity of shedding and can cause baldness in the later stages.

Hair loss in women is a very common clinical complaint, and is usually associated with severe emotional distress. In an article dated 2009, the authors have reviewed the most common clinical causes of hair loss in women, and attempted to emphasize the role of hormonal changes in the regulation of hair loss and hair growth.

Hair Loss Stages

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What is Hair Transplant

Men and women who complain of hair loss prefer hair transplant treatment. Hair transplant is the process of transplanting the patient's own healthy hair with microsurgical methods to areas where the hair follicles are not active, or the hair is scarce on the scalp.

In hair transplant, the strongest hair follicles in the nape area are preferred. The difference between male and female hair transplant is the shaving procedure before hair transplant. Shaving is necessary before hair transplantation in men, although it is not necessary in women. As it is a surgical procedure, it must be performed by specialist doctors. As a result of the procedure, the goal is to restore the natural appearance of the hair of the patient in a comfortable process.

Studies show that the vast majority of men who undergo hair transplant surgery are satisfied with the results. Another study revealed that men felt an increase in self-esteem after surgery.

Various hair transplant surgeries have been developed to help lost hair grow back. The follicular unit extraction technique (FUE technique) and the direct hair implantation technique (DHI technique) are the most common of these techniques.

During FUE, a surgeon removes follicles directly from your scalp. In both surgeries, the follicles are implanted in the bald parts of the scalp.

How does a hair transplant work?

In the hair transplant process, hair follicles, which are usually collected from the nape and called grafts, are implanted in the target area. If the grafts in the patient's nape are not dense enough, hair follicles can be collected from other areas such as the arm and chest. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the level of hair loss. 

Before the hair transplant begins, the area where the hair will be taken is sterilized. Local anesthesia is used primarily for the procedure. However, if you want to stay asleep, you can request sedation. Once the process is complete, the implanted area is bandaged. The patient can be discharged a maximum of 2 hours after the procedure. After the procedure, home rest is required for 3 days.

Hair transplant procedure

First, the hair transplant specialist examines the characteristics of the hair. The appropriate method of operation for the patient is determined. In determining the hairline and the number of grafts to be transplanted, which is the most important step for a natural appearance, the approval of the patient is taken, and the hair transplant is planned.

Before the operation, the hair in the area where the hair follicle will be extracted and transplanted is shaved and sterilized.

Local anesthesia is applied to the patient so that s/he do not feel pain during the operation. Light sedation can also be applied to patients who do not want local anesthesia.

Then, the hair follicle extraction stage begins, which requires experience. The follicles extracted from the donor area are kept in a special, sterilized solution.

The channels are opened by making small incisions in the areas where the hair follicles will be transplanted. Hair follicles are placed one by one in these open channels, paying attention to the natural direction of growth. After the operation, a special bandage is applied to the area where healthy hair follicles are taken. The patient is told what to do for postoperative care.

How long does a hair transplant last

Generally, the permanence rate after a successful hair transplant is 95%. The reason for this is the hair follicles extracted from the donor area, which are genetically resistant to hair loss. Newly implanted hair that is resistant to hair loss remains on the scalp for life. 

On the other hand, hair loss can be observed in the following days after hair transplant. Although hair transplant is permanent, it is necessary to pay attention to the transplanted hair after the transplant process.

Hair is not washed for the first three days after hair transplant. In the following days, the washing begins, the doctor's instructions are followed, and the success rate is very high if procedures that wear down and damage the hair are avoided. In the following periods, the transplanted hair may thin, but no fall occurs.

Hair transplant operations in Turkey

Turkey is among the top three countries in the world for hair transplant operations. Affordable prices are one of the reasons why Turkey is a great choice in health tourism. Hair transplant in Turkey provides affordable packages for patients coming from abroad and the prices of the packages are fixed. There is no surprise bill after the hair transplant operation.

Another reason why hair transplant is so popular in Turkey is the use of the latest technologies. Clinics use the latest technologies and unique treatment methods (such as the sapphire tips used in the FUE technique) to achieve the most successful results.

Since hair transplant is a very common and popular operation in Turkey, doctors are very experienced in hair transplant.

One of the advantages of hair transplant in Turkey is that it is reliable and confidential. For hospitals to be accredited by the Ministry of Health, hospitals must meet all national requirements. At the same time, patient data about their treatments is kept confidential.

At the same time, there are more than 1500 plastic surgeons, more than 30 JCI accredited hospitals and many members of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery in Turkey. Therefore, Turkey is one of the best options in the world for hair transplant operations.

Besides these, Turkey is a very popular tourist destination. Patients who come for a hair transplant also have the opportunity to spend time and travel in a beautiful place.

Hair transplant costs

Hair transplant is done using many different methods. For this reason, a single price cannot be said for the hair transplant fee. The packages prepared for you by Dr.Pilus vary between 1590 and 2690 euros. The most important reason for its variability is the technique to be used. You can contact us to determine the technique to use and choose the most suitable package for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplant


What causes hair loss?

Inheritance is the most common cause of hair loss. Both men and women inherit hair loss from one or both parents. The inherited gene is most commonly found in men, as the hormone testosterone activates the genetic program, resulting in hair follicle loss. There is currently no known way to prevent this type of hair loss. The age at which hair loss begins, the extent of it, and the rate at which it occurs differ from person to person. This process can be accelerated by severe illness, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency. Permanent hair color and chemical relaxers, when used incorrectly, can cause permanent hair loss by damaging the hair and follicle. Wearing a hat, excessive shampooing, a lack of blood flow, or clogged pores are not causes of hair loss.

Do Hair Transplants really work?

Yes. The Transplanted Hair is taken from one part of the body (the donor site) and placed in another (recipient site). Because it is not foreign tissue, the Transferred tissue is not "rejected." After Transplantation and regrowth, the Transplanted Hair retains its original color, texture, growth rate, and curl. The Grafted follicle's vitality is maintained by the scalp's abundant blood supply. Large circular Grafts containing 15-20 Hairs were initially used, resulting in noticeable and unnatural results.Instruments and techniques have been developed over the years that allow us to achieve truly natural results by Grafting small Grafts very close together. We discovered that Hair follicles grow in groups of one, two, and three from the scalp. After removing the excess fatty tissue from the surrounding area, we Transfer these groups of follicles. This allows the Grafts to be placed closer together, resulting in a more natural and dense result.

What can be expected after Hair restoration surgery?

The outcome of the surgery will be determined by how well you follow the postoperative instructions. Generally speaking, these scabs disappear in 4-7days. Shampooing can be resumed 24 hours after surgery. After surgery, you can wear a baseball cap at any time. After surgery, patients should rest for at least five days before engaging in strenuous physical activity. In most cases, the Grafted Hair will fall out in 2-4 weeks. In 3-4 months, new growth will begin, and length will increase at a rate of 1/2 inch per month.

How much does a hair transplant cost?

The cost of hair transplant varies depending on many factors. The size of hair loss, age of the patient, hair color, gender of the patient and the transplant method are among these factors. For example, in the FUE planting method, the price is determined according to the number of grafts. You can contact us or visit our “Pricing” page to decide which of the various packages prepared by DrPilus is suitable for you. (Pricing kelimesinde link olacak.)

What is the success rate of hair transplant?

Hair transplantation is one of the most effective procedures for the regrowth and revitalization of the lost hair. The success rate of the hair transplant operation depends on many factors. E.g; such as the experience of the surgeon who will perform the operation, the quality of the donor hair to be transplanted and the care after the hair transplant operation.

Most of the patients who have had the hair transplant operation are very satisfied with the results. In general, the success rate of hair transplant operation is between 90-95%.

Is hair transplant permanent? How long does a hair transplant last?

One of the most sought after questions about hair transplantation is the permanence of the operation. When it comes to permanence, the most important factor is that hair transplantation is carried out by an expert staff.

The results of hair transplantation are generally visible between one year and 18 months, and it's mostly a life-long lasting procedure. However, factors such as post-hair transplant care and lifestyle affect its permanence. In rare cases, the patient may need more than one operation to achieve the desired result.

What is a good age to get a hair transplant? / Is everyone eligible for a hair transplant?

In terms of suitability, not everyone is a suitable candidate for hair transplantation. There are several criteria for eligibility for hair transplantation. The first of these is that the level of hair loss (according to the Norwood-Hamilton scale) is 2 or higher.

The second criterion and the subject of curiosity is the suitable age range for hair transplantation. The generally recommended age for hair transplantation is 30. The reason for this is that before the age of 30, hair growth has not been completed yet. After the age of 30, hair loss slows down and becomes more predictable for doctors to determine a treatment path.

The last criterion is the presence of sufficient hair for the areas needed for planting in the donor area where the grafts will be taken.

Apart from these criteria, people who experience hair loss after trauma, burn or surgical procedures can also have hair transplantation.

How will it look following the procedure?

In the days following the procedure, the Grafts form small scabs. These scabs can be camouflaged with creative styling if there is enough surrounding Hair. The small scabs may be visible if not, but they do not draw much attention. Scabs usually come off in a week or so if the scalp is kept moist.

Can hair transplants go wrong?

Unfortunately, hair transplantation can have bad results. Poor results can be obtained after hair transplantation due to reasons such as transplanting candidates who are not suitable for hair transplantation, misdirections made by the transplantation center, mistakes made during the grafting and transplantation process, or incorrect or incomplete care applied by patients post-operation.

A reliable hair transplant center should be contacted in order to not be disappointed after the transplant.

In addition, immediately after hair transplantation, swelling in the area where the hair follicle is taken, slight swelling in some parts of the face, bloody red spots in the transplanted area can be seen. These are the complications that are expected to be experienced after the operation.

Do hair transplants look natural?

The most important feature sought in all aesthetic operations is the natural appearance afterward. The wish of everyone who has a hair transplant is to have natural hair after a successful operation. If the transplantation is done in a correct and reliable hair transplantation center, a perfectly natural result can be achieved.

When can I go back to work?

It is often possible to return to work the next day, depending on the type of procedure and the type of work you do. During your consultation, your Hair restoration surgeon will go over this with you.

Is Hair Transplantations a subspecialty of dermatology?

Physicians in the field of Hair restoration surgery (HRS) come from a variety of specialties, including dermatology, plastic surgery, general surgery, family practice, ENT, and more. Unfortunately, typical residency training in HRS is rarely at the same level as what is done today. That is why post-graduate HRS education is so important, and why the ISHRS is so important in educating physicians interested in practicing this specialty today. ISHRS also offers post-residency fellowship training positions in a variety of locations around the world.

Am I a Candidate for Hair Transplant Surgery?

The majority of people who have lost their Hair will find that they are candidates for a Hair Transplant. Most types of Hair curl, grouping, and thickness can now be surgically treated thanks to advances in technology and technique refinement. The best way to determine your eligibility is to schedule a free consultation with our board-certified Hair restoration surgeon.

How young can you be to undergo a Hair Transplant?

The majority of people who have lost their Hair will find that they are candidates for a Hair Transplant. Most types of Hair curl, grouping, and thickness can now be surgically treated thanks to advances in technology and technique refinement. The best way to determine your eligibility is to schedule a free consultation with our board-certified Hair restoration surgeon.

How old can you be to undergo a Hair Transplant?

Hair Transplant surgery is suitable for anyone who is physically fit enough to undergo a multi-hour procedure with waking sedation. We've successfully performed Hair Transplant surgery on several patients in their seventies who have had positive results. It is entirely dependent on the individual's overall health. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic medical conditions can disqualify you from becoming a candidate; however, if these conditions are well-managed, they may not be a factor at all. Finally, our board-certified Hair restoration surgeon will assess your suitability for surgery in order to ensure your safety.

How many Grafts will I need?

The number of grafts required varies from person to person due to the fact that each patient's hair restoration goals are unique. In general, however, it ranges from 600 grafts (for minor hair loss) to 3,000 or more grafts (for severe hair loss) (for more extensive hair loss). A consultation with your Hair Transplant surgeon is the best way to figure out how many Grafts you'll need.

What are the disadvantages of hair transplant? What are the complications associated with hair transplant?

As in all operations, there are some disadvantages in hair transplant operation. These disadvantages can be avoided depending on the experience of the surgeon who will perform the hair transplant and the suitability of the methods used.

The first disadvantage is the high cost. However, it is well worth its high cost as it is a procedure with long-lasting results.

Another disadvantage is that the healing process is long. It is necessary to wait for a period of 12 to 18 months to see the full results after transplantation.

The last disadvantage of hair transplantation is the problems such as redness and crusting on the skin after the operation. However, these problems disappear in a very short time.

Can women have Hair Transplants?

The cause and extent of hair loss in women should be determined prior to hair transplantation. For an adult, 100-150 strands per day is considered normal. However, some women may experience significant hair loss, which could indicate a problem. The causes of hair loss in women differ from those in men. As a result, these factors should be carefully considered. Hair Transplants have a high success rate among women.

If you need more information about female hair transplantation you can check out our website; Female Hair Transplant

When will my Hair begin to grow?

Within a year, you will be able to see the full results of your hair transplant. Your Consultant will contact with you during this time to access and track your progress. Most patients begin seeing some very evident Hair growth within 4-6 months.

Does hair transplant hurt?

Whether hair transplantation is a painful procedure or not is among the frequently asked questions about transplantation. Some people think that the hair transplant procedure is painful. However, since local anesthesia is applied to the transplant area during hair transplantation, no pain is felt.

Which country is the best choice for hair transplant?

The most important question in internet research for hair transplantation is which country is the best choice for the hair transplantation procedure. In order to get a successful result after the operation, it is very important to choose the country carefully. Turkey ranks first in the world in hair transplantation thanks to its affordable prices, luxury hotels, very affordable treatment packages and highly experienced healthcare personnel.