What is Hair Transplant?
A Hair transplant consists of digging hair follicles from a rich body part (the back of the head) for implantation in a poorer part of the body. It’s for the purpose of treating baldness, but also for the densification of chest hair, beard hair, or eyelashes.
Hair Transplantsare treatments performed under local anesthesia. Therefore, the patient is conscious during his/her intervention but the treated part is asleep. In the first place, the scalp is washed and then treated with an antibacterial agent before the hair is extracted. Naturally, the grafts grow in groups of 1 and 4 hairs, and therefore the advanced techniques consist of taking and then transplantating the follicular units according to these groups.
Who is this procedure for?
- Patients with baldness
- Men and women with a bald forehead
- People with alopecia and hair loss
- People who have suffered a head injury and have lost hair
- Infection (low risk)
- Swelling or redness of the scalp and / or forehead
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The hair transplant lasts from 4 to 6 hours, with a break of 20 min every 2 hours, depending on the number of grafts (between 2000 and 4500).
- Professional unavailability of 2 to 5 days
- Back to sports activities after 1 month
- The final result is visible after 6 to 12 months
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How it works ?
Techniques for a successful hair implant
The hairs are removed by Follicular Extraction technique (FUE), this technique is a removal of follicular units from the donor area, using a diamond-tipped tool which is percutaneous sapphire, to then graft them on the receiving area. With FUE, robotic surgery can often be an option at Turkish clinics but DHI is one too, the latest DHI Gold technology was invented by one of our partner clinics, a very well-known clinic in Istanbul.
FUE has more advantages compared to the old strip collection method, such as less patient discomfort, rapid recovery, and no scarring marks. But this technique takes more time, and costs a little more than the old technique.
Why Should you Choose Turkey & Istanbul?
As an aesthetic procedure, hair graft is cheap in Turkey, it is generally supported only by the patient and not covered by insurance. In France, this costs approximately 4.000 Euros.
What should be done before the Surgery?
A preoperative consultation is planned and a discussion with the surgeon will help define the patient’s wishes more precisely. Indeed, our doctors examine the capillary density of the crown and the texture of the hair. They will also make a capillaroscopy.
They will ask you about your expectations in terms of future hairstyle that will be necessary for the elaboration of your medical record.
The physician will clearly state what is and what is not feasible in order to achieve a reasonable and aesthetically successful strategy in the short, medium, and long term.
Recovery after the Intervention
Your scalp can be painful, and you may need to take medication after a hair transplant, such as:
A pain reliever.
Antibiotics to decrease your risk of infection.
Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling.
Most people can return to work several days after the hair transplant.
It is normal for transplanted hair to fall two to three weeks after surgery. This paves the way for new hair growth. Most people will see a certain amount of new hair growth 8 to 12 months after surgery.
Benefit from an implant and a hair transplant at a cheap price
With our clinic partners, hair transplants and hair graft are available at a cheap price in Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, and Ankara, from 1450 Euros in package including airport transfer and 3 nights in the hotel.
We collaborate with the best clinics recognized worldwide. These latter provide our patients with quality services at reasonable prices. You can select from our partner hospitals in Istanbul or Antalya.