SONGUL ALCİ, PhD is replying F.A.Q about Hair Transplant procedure!
Who benefits from Follicular Unit Extraction? Follicular unit extraction hair restoration treatment is a viable choice for patients who: ✓require a rapid recovery ✓prefer to wear their hair short ✓have minimal scalp laxity
Is there an appropriate time to do the hair transplantation surgery?
You can undergo hair transplantation at any time during the year, even in summer. But we advise you to focus more on the postoperative instructions, because they may affect your daily life, even there are less activity restrictions after the procedure. In summer, especially in the first 7 or 10 days after the surgery, you should avoid swimming and your skin should not be exposed to sunlight.
The harmful effects of UV lights on the skin are very well known, especially after a surgery with stitches. But that would not much be the case with a hairy skin of head. Even in cold winter days you are not be able to wear a hat or a cap after the procedure, because they may damage the transplanted area on the head and cause hair loss. The most appropriate time to have a hair transplantation surgery is 3 or 5 days, which you take off from work and take a break from the daily routines.
Whenever you undergo a hair transplantation treatment, it is necessary to consider and follow the medical instructions so that the transplanted area on the head does not get any damage.
When is the appropriate time to do a hair transplant surgery?
If the patient suffers from low self-esteem due to the hair loss, if the patient is unhappy with his appearance, if the hair loss has become a problem for the patient, then he can ideally undergo a hair transplant surgery.
We cannot estimate, when the hair loss finally comes to an end, for that reason this would mean, that the patient should wait a long time, until all of the hair falls out. This long time could cause displeasure and this situation can make the patient unhappy.
In addition, postponing the hair transplantation to a later date may increase the risk that the number of the healthy and strong hair roots can decrease. Accordingly we should take into consideration, that it would be beneficial to decide as soon as possible and undergo a hair transplant surgery.
Are you considering a hair transplant procedure? Right about now you must be overwhelmed with questions and concerns about the procedure—that’s perfectly normal—let us help you ease your mind and rest all your concerns with our definitive frequently asked questions (FAQ) from patients like you.
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What should I expect from hair transplantation?
As in all cosmetic surgeries, preconditions for hair transplantation are being healthy and having realistic expectations. It is crucial to have realistic expectations about hair transplantation. Results of hair transplantation vary from one person to the other; however the majority of our hair transplant patient received the most natural hair transplants.
Who’s the best candidate for hair transplants?
The best candidates for hair transplant surgery are men have been experiencing hair loss due to male pattern baldness for more than five years. Individuals eligible for hair transplants are men and women who have lost their hair as a result of trauma or burns.
It is very important for individuals who are considering hair transplant to have realistic expectations of the surgery. People of all ages can undergo hair transplantation and enjoy the benefits of a youthful appearance and improved confidence.
Who is qualified to perform a hair transplantation procedure?
Only accredited hair transplant surgeons and hair restoration experts are qualified to perform hair transplant treatments. It takes a dedicated team of hair restoration experts and supporting nurses to deliver successful hair transplantation results.
Can women undergo hair transplantation procedure like men do?
Yes, someone women can qualify for hair transplantation surgery when they have pattern baldness similar to that of men. Hair loss in women can occur due to a variety of factors including stress, hormonal changes, or trauma. During the consultation session, the doctor will determine your eligibility of hair transplantation surgery.
What are possible risks of hair transplantation?
Infections and healing problems are usually rare in hair restoration surgery, especially with follicular hair transplant. Occasionally however, healing issues can develop in the donor site at the back of the scalp. Some numbness in the donor area may be experienced. However the majority of these problems subside in a couple of months.
What to do after hair transplant procedure?
The first night of follicular hair extraction (FUE), donor area will be bandaged. The morning after, you will remove headband, shower and shampoo. It is important to carefully follow the doctor’s instructions. You may lose some of the newly transplanted hair in the six-week period after surgery. Limited exercise can be started in the first week. You should avoid strenuous activity for several weeks following hair transplant surgery.
Is there an age limit for hair transplantation?
Hair loss is a lifelong process, and if hair restoration takes places too early, hair transplant surgeon may implant the grafts too far forward on the head and the patient may later lose the implanted hair.
Will the transplanted hair grows?
Some hairs can grow between 3 to 4 months but 75 percent. Most hair starts to grow at 6 months with ongoing improvement between 6 to 12 months. However final results can be noticed within 9 months.
How long do results of hair transplants last?
Typically, patients who underwent a hair transplant will continue to grow hair in the transplanted areas of the scalp permanently. New hair density depends on a variety of factors, such as scalp laxity, density of follicles, hair curl and hair quality.