15 Common Questions Related to Hair Transplantation
It is very important before undergoing any medical procedure to do the necessary research and
inquire about the questions you may have.
The same goes with hair transplant surgery which is also a common cosmetic procedure among people with baldness.
Therefore, in order to facilitate it for everyone and make information about hair transplant procedure more accessible.
We have prepared this article to answer the common questions anyone who is interested in hair transplantation in Istanbul, Turkey might have.
Are there any possible risks that the MicroFue hair transplant might not be successful?
MicroFue has proven its effectiveness in providing very favourable and satisfying results with high levels of success.
MicroFue hair transplant is the only technique up-to-date that has achieved high success rates. It made the desire of having a denser and natural-looking hairline attainable.
Is there any pain associated with the MicroFue hair transplant technique?
MicroFue is the cutting-edge and the most enhanced technique used in the field of hair transplant.
It is a slightly invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia. Thus, the pain associated with the operation is too little to mention and bearable.
Most patients when asked whether they have experienced any feeling of pain during the anaesthesia,
they tend to use the expression ‘’Minor discomfort’’ rather than ‘’Painful’’.
How long should I wait to see final results and actual hair growth?
Your newly transplanted hair will start growing from the 3rd month.
You will start to notice actual hair growth from the 6th– 8th month after the operation.
After more than 12 months you will be able to see the final results and you may enjoy the huge transformation with a head full of hair.
How long does it take to recover from the hair transplant side effects?
That is to say that the post-operative recovery is within less than two weeks after the surgery and you may return to practicing your normal life in a very short time.
What are the health conditions that are not eligible to undergo a hair transplant?
Not everyone is eligible to undergo a hair transplant surgery. People with certain health conditions such as (blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems).
Also those who had kidney transplant or suffering from hepatitis B or C and any other viruses are recommended to openly discuss their health condition with the respective hair transplant doctor in order to take the necessary precautions.
Will my donor area have visible scars using the MicroFue hair transplant technique?
Scarring is one of the main concerns to patients who are considering to have a hair transplant.
When we speak about the scars and marks caused after follicle extraction,
there are no linear scars and no visible marks are left behind on the donor site.
Your donor area will look as normal as it was before the surgery.
How many hours does the hair transplant surgery take?
The time of hair transplantation surgery varies from case to case,
depending on the degree of baldness and number of grafts to be extracted and implanted.
Hair transplantation ranges between 5 up to 8 hours.
I have a weak donor area. Is it possible to extract hair follicles from the body?
Lately, there has been a lot of debate around the so-called Body Hair Transplant when hair in the donor area isn’t enough.
Where some doctors extract hair follicles from shoulders, chest and beard.
However, hair in those areas is not resistant to the baldness hormone,
therefore, it begins to fall after the first or second years after the surgery.
Therefore, if you have problems with the donor area we recommend you not to resort to body hair transplant.
If hair is not sufficient in the donor area, we advise you to be satisfied with the results of one session,
and not to allow excessive extraction in order not to affect the appearance of the donor area.
Does dandruff affect hair transplantation?
Some people may experience dandfruff on the scalp and wonder if it has a negative effect on the results of hair transplantation.
Here a distinction must be made between several cases:
Firstly: the normal dandruff that appears on the scalp of any person doesn’t have any side effects on the process of hair transplant,
and can be eliminated using shampoos or some special natural remedies.
Secondly: There are some cases and skin diseases that cause a layer of crust such as psoriasis or dermatitis and eczema.
In this case, you should see a dermatologist for treatment before undergoing hair transplantation.
Can hair be shaved after hair transplantation?
Doctors recommend people to be patient and wait until at least two months after the surgery,
as this period is appropriate to start the recovery of the donor area.
After how many days of the operation can I go out and take a tour?
As we know that many patients coming to Turkey come for both tourism and therapeutic services.
Some may want to do a tour after finishing the hair transplant and
enjoy the scenic views and tourist attractions in Turkey.
One of the benefits of hair transplantation is that it is a simple out-patient procedure that does not require hospitalization.
Thus, anyone who wants to leave the day after the surgery are allowed to as long as they follow the instruction.
Is it possible to exercise after the operation?
It is advised not to exercise for two weeks after the operation. And here we are talking about daily sports.
As for heavy sports which include weight lifting or football etc, it is advised not to practice it for at least a month.
Can I cover my head and wear a cap after hair transplantation?
Many people wonder when they can wear a head cover after the operation. In this regard, we recommend not to cover the head until at least two weeks of the operation.
Can I swim in the sea or pool after the operation?
Regarding swimming in the sea or in a swimming pool it is advised to avoid that for at least a month after the operation.
Does sunlight negatively affect hair transplant?
It may occur to those who are about to have hair transplant that the sun may have adverse effects on the scalp and the newly transplanted hair. When we talk about sunlight, we mean direct radiation and exposure to the sun for long hours. For example, spending long hours in the sea under the burning sunlight, or the nature of the field work of some people, which requires staying long hours under the sun. In such cases it is advised not to be exposed to the sun for at least a month. As for leaving the house for daily tasks, that is fine.