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1.What are the stages of hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is carried out in 6 basic stages. The basic stages of hair transplantation are as follows;
1. Consultatıon
2. Planning
3.Graft Extraction
4.Creating İncisions
5.Hair Follicle Transplantation
6.Post-Operative Care ProcessIs hair transplantation painful?
No, you do not feel pain or feel anything during the hair transplant operation under normal conditions, because the hair transplant operation is performed with
local anaesthesia.
2.Is hair transplantation painful?
No, you do not feel pain or feel anything during the hair transplant operation under normal conditions, because the hair transplant operation is performed with
local anaesthesia.
3.What are the differences between hair transplantation techniques?
Two techniques are widely used for hair transplantation; these are FUE and DHI techniques. The first point that separates the FUE technique and the DHI
method is the difference in application methods.
•3000-4500 grafts can be transplanted in a single session in the FUE technique, and in the DHI technique, 1500-2500 grafts can be transplanted in one
session.
•In DHI technique, the recovery time is slightly shorter than in FUE technique, and there is almost no bleeding.
•While the FUE technique is used for hair transplantation in a wider area, DHI method; is the ideal method for more dense hair transplantation.
•While FUE technique requires a haircut, in the DHI technique, no cutting or shaving requires just the donor area is shaved.
• The cost of the equipment used in the DHI method is higher and the team is more crowded, leading the cost to be slightly higher than FUE.
•While the FUE technique takes 4-6 hours, the DHI method takes a little longer.
4.What is the maximum number of grafts extraction in one session?
Although the number of grafts depends on the donor area of the patient, a maximum of 5000 grafts can be transplanted in one session. Ideal is not to
exceed 6000 grafts. Because if the number of grafts increases, there is a risk of damaging the donor area.

5.Will I suffer shock hair loss after a hair transplant?
About 2 to 4 weeks after hair transplantation, there is usually temporary hair loss happens. Temporary hair loss after FUE hair
transplantation is a natural cycle of the healing process. During hair transplantation, the hair follicles are taken one by one and placed in
needed areas. But since this process will create a ‘shock’ effect on both the hair follicles and the scalp, the hair follicles fall out before
starting the growing cycle. In this process, there will be hair loss first after time the transplanted hair will start to grow up.
6.How long does the operation take?
A normal hair transplant procedure takes an average of 4-6 hours in a day. This period varies depending on the number of hair follicles
(grafts) and the hair transplantation technique.
7.What are the factors that determine the price?
Hair transplantation prices vary between centres. While some centres give prices according to the graft, the factors that determine the
actual price are different. The factors that determine the price depend on the presence of a specialist doctor in the operation team, the
operation being performed in the presence of an anaesthesiologist, and the additional sedation procedure in the operation. It also varies
depending on the equipment used, the experience of the operation team, and which technique is used for hair transplantation.
8.How many times a person can go through hair transplantation?
Although the answer to this question varies from person to person, usually hair transplantation can perform 3-4 times throughout life.
9.How long does a hair transplant take to grow?
After hair transplantation, when the healing process ends, the hair begins to grow immediately within 3-4 months, but it takes about a year
to take its natural look. Although this process varies from person to person, this time can be shortened according to the structure of the hair
and environmental effects. transplantation operation: the location of the front hairline is related to the width, depth, angle and directions of
the channels where the hair follicle will be transplanted. If all these processes are compatible with the position of the natural hair before the
hair loss, the appearance will be natural.

10.What should I pay attention to before the operation?
•Smoking prolongs the healing period Be careful not to smoke before the operation.
•Be careful not to consume alcohol 1 week before the operation.
•The doctor who will perform hair transplantation should be informed about the medications you use due to acute diseases (diabetes, heart disease,
blood pressure, etc.)
•Stop using anticoagulant medicines (heparin, aspirin, coumadin, etc.) and multivitamins 1 week before the operation. These drugs can cause
bleeding. Also, one week before the hair transplant, you should stop consuming green tea.
•Stop using medication and lotion on your scalp and hair a month before the operation.
•It is recommended to have breakfast before the hair transplantation procedure. If your operation performed afternoon, it will be useful to have a
light lunch before you arrive.
•When coming to the operation, choose the type of clothes that will not rub against your head and that you can easily wear and take off. It will be
most comfortable to wear a shirt.
11.What does one need to pay attention to following a hair transplant operation?
•The day after the operation, the patient should rest and avoid physical activities.
•Medications given by the clinic should be taken regularly during the first week after transplantation.
• In the first week, the transplanted area should be protected from friction and impacts
•Hair washing process should be started after the 3rd day. First hair wash will be done by the clinic. After that, the rules should be followed by the
patient each day for 15 days.
•Sleeping position for the first three days is very important. The hair transplantation area should not rub the pillow while sleeping. For this, patients
should lie on their back and use a neck pillow given by the clinic.
•It should be protected from the sun for a month because the sun may damage the grafts in the transplanted area. If possible, do not go out in the sun.
•In the first week after the operation. the hat given to you by the clinic should be used after a month, you can also use flat-type hats.
•In the first days, edema, swelling, and allodynia may be felt. Ice may be applied for swelling and pain killers recommended by the doctor can be used.
•The things to be considered after the operation will be explained by your doctor.

12.What are the criteria to be suitable for the operation?
The suitability of the patient for the operation is determined by the doctor. At this stage, the general health status
of the patient is taken into consideration. The adequacy of the hair to be taken from the donor, the main causes of
hair loss, and the age of the person are other factors that determine the eligibility criteria for the operation.
13.How long is recovery after the operation and can ı return to my daily life?
Hair transplantation is a process that takes exactly one year before and after transplantation included. After hair
transplantation, the processes of reddening and scab, scab shedding, and shock hair loss experienced. These
processes are completely normal. Patients can return to normal life within 3-4 days.
14.Is the natural appearance obtained as a result of the operation?
The answer to this question is that a natural appearance will be obtained in a hair transplant performed with
daintiness. Of course, it is necessary to take into account the experience of the team at this point. Important
factors that determine the natural appearance in hair transplantation operation: the location of the front hairline
is related to the width, depth, angle and directions of the channels where the hair follicle will be transplanted. If
all these processes are compatible with the position of the natural hair before the hair loss, the appearance will
be natural.

 

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