Hair Transplant Techniques
FAQ About Hair Transplant
Why do we lose hair?
Males lose hair more commonly than females. There is a typical hair loss type called male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). The reasons for that aren’t fully understood, but it has something to do with the effect of male hormones on hair follicles.
It is not uncommon for females to lose hair as well. It may happen due to hormonal imbalance, after child birth or during menopause. While men commonly lose hair over certain areas of scalp, such as front and top of the scalp, for females it is more frequent to have thinning hair over a large area or whole scalp, rather than full hair loss in certain segments.
Do hair fall after hair transplant?
In most cases, almost all of the transplanted hair fall out in the first 2-3 weeks after hair transplant has been performed. No need to worry, these will regrow and look normal in the end.
Who are the candidates for hair transplantation?
Usually patients aged 25-65 are more suitable. Another important criteria is pattern baldness, such as in male type hair loss. Patients with diffuse hair loss, which is overall thinning of hair, are not very good candidates and very few of them can be eligible.
Why should I get a hair transplant?
If you have hair loss that damages your self-confidence and you cannot accept how it looks, then hair transplant is a good and effective way to significantly improve your hairline and have a very natural looking hair. It is a treatment with almost no side effects, the amount of discomfort is minimal and recovery time is very short.If you have hair loss that damages your self-confidence and you cannot accept how it looks, then hair transplant is a good and effective way to significantly improve your hairline and have a very natural looking hair. It is a treatment with almost no side effects, the amount of discomfort is minimal and recovery time is very short.
Which season is the best for hair transplant?
In winter, we sweat much less, so you can keep your scalp hygiene more easily, which is very crucial. Also, if you get hair transplant in winter, by the time summer comes, you will have recovered and have a very good and natural looking hair. We go out more during summer, so most of us would prefer getting the treatment in winter and have everything ready before summer comes.
Is there pain after hair transplant?
The pain and discomfort is minimal after hair transplant. Usually it goes away in approximately 4 days after treatment, however for some patients it may take a few days more.
Is age factor important in hair transplant?
It is not a wise decision to get hair transplant at an early age, when hair loss has just began. Because hair loss is progressive, and in the future, the transplanted hair area may remain but there may be further hair loss around the transplanted area. This will result in unnatural look. It is more recommended to consult with a professional doctor and arrange a long term treatment plan, instead of getting a hair transplant as soon as possible. Patients with higher age can have hair transplant as successfully as young patients, because their hair loss is finalized and the pattern is defined.
Is there an age limit for hair transplant?
Hair transplant can be performed after the age of 24-25. There is no upper age limit.
How many grafts do I need?
The number of grafts needed will be decided based on Norwood Scale and your scalp images you send to us. Depending on the degree of hair loss, the necessary number of grafts may range from 500 up to 4500 grafts.
How much time does hair transplant take?
One session of hair transplant usually takes between 4-8 hours at most.
In how much time will I get my new hair?
The transplanted hair will fall in 2-3 weeks after surgery. Then new hair will grow from the follicles. It might take up to 6 months for full hair growth (in the transplanted areas)
How can I know if I am eligible for hair transplantation or not?
Please contact our patient consultants, tell us a little about yourself, send us the images of your scalp and answer a few questions. We will guide and inform you.
Are there any health issues that may prevent me from doing hair transplant?
Diseases such as Hepatitis C, AIDS, Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and thyroid disorders.
Can hair transplant be performed more than once?
Yes. Depending on your hair loss pattern and degree, you may need more than one procedures of hair transplant. It can also be performed several times depending on patient’s wish, of course if there is a need for that.
Can I style my transplanted hair?
Yes you can choose and apply any hairstyle you want after successfully getting hair transplant. However, always consult with your doctor to make sure after how much time you can do so.
What are the latest technology in hair transplantation?
There is a method named NeoGraft, which is a semi-automated modification of FUE method. Then there is DHI method, which is widely and successfully used over the world, together with FUE.
What are the reasons of hair loss?
It is normal to lose around 50-100 hairs daily, due to combing or having a shower. However, there are different reasons for significant hair loss, such as male type balding (androgenic alopecia), stress, medicaments, cancer, thyroid problems, trauma, burns etc.
How does female hair loss happen?
Most commonly, in females, hair thins all over the head. It does not have a defined pattern or receding hairline as in males.
What are the types of hair loss?
Androgenetic (male and female type) alopecia, telofen effluvium, alopecia areata (autoimmune hair loss), anagen effluvium are the more common ones. Please contact us to find out which one is your hair loss type.
How frequent is hair loss?
Most of us lose at least some hair on a daily basis.
Are transplanted hair permanent?
Yes, hair transplantation is a permanent solution and transplanted hair has a similar life span like normal hair.
Is transplanted hair different from natural hair?
When performed by an experienced and skillful hair transplant specialist, transplanted hair looks very natural and indifferent from your natural hair.
Is season of the year an important factor in hair transplantation?
You can have hair transplant at any season, however winter is the most preferrable season by most patients.
Is it correct to wait full balding before undergoing hair transplant?
There should be enough donor hair on the back of your head, for hair transplantation to be performed. You should not wait full balding to undergo hair transplant, otherwise there would not be enough grafts to fully cover your scalp.
What defines the number of grafts needed for hair transplant?
It is decided on your pattern and degree of hair loss. Norwood Scale of Hair Loss and your scalp photos are used for this.
How many hair do we have on our scalp on average? Does this number change as we age?
The number of hair varies from around 90,000 up to 150,000. Almost anyone loses at least some hair due to aging.