Everything You Want To Know About Hair Transplants: 34 Questions Answered

Everything You Want To Know About Hair Transplants: 34 Questions Answered

 

Everything You Want To Know About Hair Transplants: 34 Questions Answered

 

You asked, we answered! These 34 answers to most asked 34 questions are quick responses for the basic information. However, for more information, you can go to our Online Library and find any information you seek there!

 

Why Does Hair Fall After The Surgery?

 

After the surgery, your hair starts to fall because of the shock. Biologically, when anything is moved in our body, the acceptance of that new piece depends on the new area. That is why you can donate your organs but only a few people can have them.

 

When the tissues don’t match, the body reacts fiercely to get rid of the newcomer. As a result, the new agents leave the body. In hair transplant terms, your hair root is accepted to the new area immediately because it has the perfect capability to adapt the area as tissues are seen as same.

 

However, hair follicles cause a reaction to the body because they are not similar. Moreover, it takes a while for hair roots to become active. Ultimately, you experience shedding after 3-4 weeks of the surgery.

 

People consider shedding as a problem. In fact, shedding is the signal that your hair is in the telogen phase. Telogen phase is the rest phase of follicles and usually takes around three months.

 

With the beginning of anagen phase, you begin to see little hair growing, which gets thicker every month.

 

For More Information: Hair Transplant Timeline: The Tips and Essentials

 

Why Do I Have Pimples After The Surgery?

 

There might be many different reasons.

 

  • Your scalp might react to the equipment used during the surgery.
  • Your scalp might be in need of nutrition.
  • Your scalp might be too dry.
  • You might have an allergic reaction.

Pimples are not important as long as they are too many in numbers or cover a specific area. However, if they seem to be out of control, you should immediately talk to your doctor.

 

Minoxidil Hair Loss Stop

Why Do I Use Minoxidil After Surgery?

 

For More Information: The Solution To The Hair Loss Problem: Finasteride – Or, Is It?

 

As we have covered this question earlier in the article above, let’s briefly explain why Minoxidil use is common post-surgery.

 

Minoxidil causes almost no side-effects. It nurtures the scalp and boosts hair growth. The effect of the boost is not very strong but it slows down hair loss.

 

Minoxidil does not promote hair regrowth. But because it prevents hair loss, you might think you have new hair growing. What actually happens is, after falling, your hair regrows and with Minoxidil, less hair falls.

 

As a result, you believe hair loss stopped. In reality, your hair loss is probably still progressing.

 

Since Minoxidil has no side-effects and helps you slowing hair loss down, doctors prescribe it to improve results. In many cases, Finasteride is also recommended. These two can create a temporary denser look depending on individuals.

 

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Why Do I Experience Itching/Swelling After The Surgery?

 

You experience itching because simply you are healing. It is a good sign that your recovery stage is on and normal. As the scalp recovers, we feel itching on the scalp.

 

It is essential not to touch the itching area. You would damage your scalp and reduce hair growth in the area. If the itching is too strong, please contact your doctor.

 

You experience the swelling because anaesthetics are given to you during your surgery and they should be thrown out. After the surgery, 24 hours, you start experiencing swelling.

 

That is the way for your body to remove the liquids externally. It might be strong, but the faster it happens, the sooner you are done with that stage.

 

Usually, it doesn’t go more than a week and if you still have it after, you should contact your surgeon.

 

Why Does Hair Transplant Work?

 

Because you move one part of your body to another part. It is like moving skin from one area to another. Technically, your body is rich with options to move things around to cover for any problems.

 

Your teeth, skin and hair can be moved around and as long as tissues can support, the transfer would be successful. That is the case with hair follicles as well.

 

If you move hair roots anywhere on the scalp, they will attach to their new place and start working. That is the reason why people who don’t have beard can their hair from their scalp moved to your face and start growing facial hair.

 

Since hair roots are given all the necessary conditions in the new area, they work perfectly there.

 

Finasteride Side-effects

Why Is There Side-Effects of Hair Transplants?

 

There is no side-effect of hair transplants. There are side-effects of hair transplant surgery, which are not permanent. Finasteride and Minoxidil can cause side-effects, not hair transplants.

 

After the surgery, you might experience bleeding, swelling, itching or, bruises. As in every type of operation, they are part of the healing process and surgeons expect to see them.

 

Why Is Hair Transplant Bad/Fails?

 

Good or bad is relative and depends on the person and the case. If you believe you have bad transplants, it is either because of your clinic choice or, your hair/scalp characteristics.

 

Some doctors are not good at this task and they still do it. It is not only about the skill, but there are also many things you need to think when accepting a patient. Sometimes because of overharvesting, sometimes poor planning, you end up having a bad look.

 

The other possible reason is, your hair/scalp characteristics were not fit for a procedure but you had the surgery anyway. If your hair is not suitable for transplantation, that is because your hair follicles are too thin.

 

Naturally, after surgery, the new growing hair is not thick enough to look good and you consider the implants to be bad.

 

The reason why transplants fail is that of a technical mistake made by the surgeon or technician. The success rate of hair transplants is around 95%. So, that 5% which fails is because of wrong harvesting, poor planting or, conducting the surgery although the patient’s hair and scalp characteristics are not suitable.

 

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 Why Should I Choose Turkey For Hair Transplant Procedure?

 

Reasons are numerous. First, it is cheap. You find a decent surgeon with a rate of 1-3 EUR per graft. Compared to North America and Europe, the price is very cheap.

 

Moreover, surgeon quality is as high as other countries if it is not better. Turkish surgeons are very successful in their profession and if you pick carefully, they seem to be the best option for hair transplants.

 

Additionally, Turkey is a beautiful country. The terror attacks stopped years ago and the country is quite safe now. Once you are there, until you fly back, you can enjoy the beauty of the country.

 

The clinics are equipped with the best technology. Facilities are clean and comfortable. Also, clinics help you with anything you need so you just concentrate on your procedure.

For More Information: Hair Transplant In Turkey: Costs And More

 

Istanbul hair transplant center of the world

How Much Do Hair Transplants Cost In Turkey?

 

There is a wide range for the cost of transplants. The decent clinics charge somewhere between 1 and 3 dollars per graft. If you choose to go with a package plan, it can cost as little as $1500.

 

Here is a guide where we explained what to do and be careful with.

For More Information: Hair Transplant Center Of The World: Istanbul

 

How Much Does Hair Transplants Cost In Canada and US?

 

In Canada and the US, FUE type of transplants cost $15,000 on average. Depending on the graft need, this number might increase further. Price per graft is around $8. If you choose to go with FUT, then it is 40% less, around $5.

 

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How Long Do Hair Transplants Last?

 

They are permanent. They last forever. Because the hair roots are transferred during the procedure, your scalp regains the ability to regrow hair. As a result, you constantly produce new hair follicles.

For More Information: Hair Transplant Success Rate: How Do Hair Transplants Work?

 

Receding Hairline Fix Surgery_ First Levels Of The Norwood Scale (1)

Can Hair Transplants Increase Density?

 

Yes, they can. In fact, the purpose of the procedure is to get the hair to a bald area and make it seem as dense as possible. While determining the success of surgery, we usually look at the density of hair to rate the results.

 

However, patients should be careful with the density. Especially in receding hairline fix surgeries, we see a common mistake where for more density, surgeons overuse grafts.

 

You get a dense hair but lose most of your donor hair supply which you need in the future if your hair loss progresses. Because of the bad look with the bald area in between forehead and back of the head, you have no choice but to get a second surgery.

 

If your limited supply was used excessively for the first procedure, then you have a problem.

For More Information: Receding Hairline Fix Surgery: First Stages Of The Norwood Scale

 

Can Hair Transplant Scars Be Removed?

 

Unfortunately, no. Hair Transplant scar occurs during a FUT procedure. And unfortunately a scar cannot be removed, but it can be covered. You have two options,

  • PRP
  • A New FUE procedure

 

You can have PRP sessions to cover the area. After ten sessions, your scar takes the same color as the original. Also, PRP improves hair growth and can temporarily help you.

 

If you are looking for a permanent solution, we recommend an FUE procedure. This procedure doesn’t require any scar and can be used to cover the area where you have the linear mark.

 

Can Hair Transplants Cover The Whole Head?

 

Yes, they can. Hair transplants can cover the entire bald area on the scalp. As long as there is donor hair and scalp characteristics are suitable for surgery, this procedure can take place.

 

Can Hair Transplants Treat Alopecia?

 

Yes, it can. A transplant procedure can be used to cover a recipient area affected by the alopecia. In fact, that is one of the main reasons why hair transplants were needed in the first place.

 

As long as patients hair and scalp characteristics are suitable for a procedure, the operation can take place to fill the bald area.

 

Can Hair Transplant Be Done Without Shaving The Head?

 

Yes, it can be done this way. Every surgeon can conduct the surgery without shaving the head too. However, it is risky. Your hair is an excellent environment for bacteria and viruses to reproduce.

 

Since you will have small wounds after the surgery, even if you use antibiotics, your scalp will be vulnerable to external factors. Therefore, we strongly recommend getting the surgery with your head shaved.

 

Can Hair Transplant Fail?

 

Hair transplants may fail depending on some conditions. If the extraction quality is poor or processed wrong, there is a possibility that you won’t grow hair. Moreover, in some very rare cases, we see people not being able to grow hair.

 

For some reason, these people’s hair can’t get past the telogen phase and start anagen phase where you start growing hair. Or, sometimes they grow hair for a few months and lose it again.

 

The major factor there would be DHT level or poor genetics. But again, we see these cases very rarely.

 

Can Hair Transplant Cure Baldness?

 

Yes, it is designed to help people with hair loss problem. If you get the surgery done right, you have a permanent solution for your hair loss problem.

 

Can Hair Transplants Be Done On A Thinning Hair?

 

Yes, that is one of the reasons why hair transplants are done. To bring a denser look to the thinning area, your surgeon can conduct surgery and give your hair a dense and natural look.

 

We strongly recommend getting an FUE procedure for these cases as this technique gives the surgeon more room for a more aesthetic look.

 

Can Hair Transplants Damage Existing Hair?

 

Yes, they can. If your surgeon chooses to go for aggressive harvesting, overharvests or, conducts a poor FUT procedure, there is a significant possibility of damaging the existing hair.

 

Especially, in FUT procedures, we witness many cases where the linear scar is too obvious because of poor extraction and that leaves a mark behind the head.

 

Because of this scar, you can have your hair short; otherwise, it is an obvious linear mark that everyone sees.

 

Also, in cases where the surgeon overharvests, your donor hair area seems obviously open and anyone can tell that you had a hair transplant operation.

 

Therefore, choosing your surgeon is extremely important and a mistake can bring more problems.

 

Can Hair Transplants Grow Long?

 

Yes, they can. Conceptually, it is the same hair you have on the back of your head. So, if your hair at the back can grow long, your new hair can grow long the same.

 

The length of your hair depends on the anagen phase. If your anagen phase is fast, your hair falls more frequently. That means, your hair falls before it can get very long and a new hair starts to grow.

 

Ultimately, you won’t have long hair because you keep regenerating your hair at a fast pace. But if your anagen phase is slow, you can get long hair without too much trouble.

 

Can Hair Transplants Be Done Twice?

 

Depending on your donor hair supply, your hair can be transplanted many times. As long as you have sufficient donor hair to be used for the procedure, you can keep having a new surgery.

 

However, you must be careful with your donor hair supply throughout your hair loss. Sometimes, patients don’t build a strategy and end up losing hair. When they want to get a new surgery, they can’t have it because they run out of donor hair.

 

Therefore, it is essential to build a strategy and have effective communication with the clinic you choose. This way, if a problem occurs, you have more grounds to claim your right.

 

Can Hair Transplants Cause Nerve Damage?

 

Yes, they can, but it is rarely seen. When extracting hair follicles or planting them, your surgeon will be working on a thin layer of your scalp. That is, where he conducts the surgery on is above the nerves and can’t damage them.

 

However, if the surgeon is not careful and goes very deep, or he puts way too much pressure, nerve damage may occur. But, with a fairly experienced surgeon, there is almost a zero possibility of that happening.

 

Can Hair Transplants Lower Hairline?

 

Yes, that is one of the reasons why hair transplants exist. With the first stages of the Norwood Scale, you begin losing hair from sides. Your hairline naturally positions higher and you might be uncomfortable with the new look.

 

A relatively small hair transplant surgery with around 2,000 grafts used can lower your hairline and give you an original look.

 

However, we strongly recommend reading this article about receding hairlines so that you are aware of many potential problems occur with receding hairline fix surgeries.

For More Information: Receding Hairline Fix Surgery: First Stages Of The Norwood Scale

 

FUT - FUE comparison and differences

Which Hair Transplant Method Is The Best?

 

The answer depends on your preferences. To find out which hair transplant technique is the best for you, there are things you need consider and decide.

 

For More Information: Best Hair Restoration Method: FUE vs. FUT

 

In the article above, we have compared the two major hair restoration methods in depth. You can see the advantages and disadvantages of each technique and make the decision after.

 

Neografts and combination of FUE and FUT are new alleged techniques. However, after intensive research, we concluded that these are not new techniques, but rather new ways to name the existing techniques.

 

In the article above, you can find more information about them.

 

Which Hair Clinic Is The Best?

 

The answer depends on your wishes and needs. Some hair clinics perform FUE procedures where the others conduct FUT. Some doctors choose to use grafts aggressively, others build a strategy and might even reject you if they think your case is not suitable for a procedure.

 

Moreover, some clinics use technicians and supervise the surgery while some clinics operate the procedure personally.

 

And of course, some clinics are very expensive and over-priced while others are cheap and under-priced. Best clinic wold a clinic where it fulfils your desires and wants the best.

 

If you rely on information online and choose a clinic based on the reputation without sufficient research, you might end up making a mistake and have to deal with your problem for a long time and spend excessively.

 

Who Is The Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?

 

There is no best hair transplant surgeon. There is no best color or food. The word “best” implies it is accepted by everyone and hair transplants are aesthetical surgeries.

 

Therefore, the best surgeon is the surgeon whom you can afford, performs the surgery the way you want and need it and, delivers exactly as you agreed.

 

You can use before and after pictures of former patients to see his work. Or, you can check the activity of your surgeon with ISHRS and ABHRS. Those might give you the best idea who would be your ideal surgeon.

 

But again, we believe there is no best hair transplant surgeon.

 

When To Exercise After The Surgery

 

After two weeks would be a safe time. We recommend waiting at least three weeks to make sure the inner wounds are healed and you recovered enough that the high blood pressure and intense training doesn’t cause any micro bleeding.

 

It doesn’t mean that you can’t start before, but it would wiser to wait a little longer to make sure you don’t have any problems with your hair growth after all the troubles you had.

 

Considering all the time and effort and money you have put into this, it would be smart to just wait and guarantee there is no problem in the future.

 

When Should I Get A Hair Transplant Surgery?

 

We believe you should wait at least until you are 25 before you take any action. You might want to start with alternative methods such as Finasteride or Minoxidil before you move on to the surgery solutions.

 

Before you are 25, it is very risky to comment on your hair loss pattern. If your hair loss is past Norwood 5, then you might want to consult a few clinics to get an idea.

 

If you suffer from a receding hairline and want to lower it, then we recommend a little more patience.

 

If you get a hairline fix surgery, you use your donor hair supply in a very early stage of your life. If your hair loss progresses in time, you need second and third surgeries for the crown and the back of your head.

 

The fact that you lose your hair before you are 25 suggests that you have a bigger chance of losing a lot of your hair in the next decade. Therefore, it seems a little too risky.

 

But still, if you want to go on and get your hair transplants, we understand you. We would like to warn you about a potential problem though.

 

If you are still getting your hair transplants, make sure that your surgeon builds a very careful strategy so in the future, you have sufficient hair for next surgeries.

 

Because if he fails to do so, you will end up with a weird looking hair. The best thing you can do is, asking clinics for a detailed plan so even after years, you can follow it make sure no unexpected problems occur.

 

What Is A Hair Transplant Technique?

 

A hair transplant technique is the way the procedure is done. More accurately, the way donor hair is extracted. If your hair is harvested by strip method, then you are having a FUT type hair transplant surgery.

 

FUT method requires the surgeon to harvest hair follicles after cutting through the skin and collecting a linear scalp piece. After, he continues with collecting hair follicles from the skin piece and prepares them for the next stage.

 

On the other hand, the FUE method requires the surgeon to harvest hair follicles one by one, randomly in a selected area. These grafts are then used to fill the recipient area.

 

These two techniques are the major hair transplant techniques. All the other names you see online are either one of FUE or FUT or a combination of them. Currently, there is no other technique.

 

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What Does Hair Transplant Cost?

 

It can be anywhere between $1,000 and $50,000. The cost depends on your choices of clinic and technique. If you choose an expensive clinic and FUE technique, your cost will be very high.

 

Or, if you choose a cheap clinic and FUT method, then your cost will be low. The cost depends on the individuals only.

For More Information: Hair Transplant Costs: The Current Market Facts

 

Is There A Risk With The Hair Transplants?

 

Yes, there are some risks involved.

 

First, your hair type and scalp characteristics might not be suitable for a procedure. If you still have implants, you might end up having a very unnatural look.

 

Second, your hair transplant procedure might not be done properly, as a result, as this is a permanent surgery, you might have a bad look.

 

Third, you might get the perfect hair transplants, but after a while, if your hormone levels are unstable or, you have a stressful life, you might lose your new hair. Although that is very rare, still it must be considered.

 

Also, if you are not careful after surgery or, don’t follow your doctor’s instructions, you might have many different problems.

 

Are hair transplants worth it?

 

Are Hair Transplants Worth It?

 

The answer depends on your needs and choices. If you have bad hair transplants, then it is not worth it. We believe hair transplants are worth it only if you have them for the price you want, the way you want and as promised by the clinic.

For More Information: Are Hair Transplants Worth It? The Fear And Reward Equation

 

Above you can find our ideas about the topic, but briefly, hair transplants are worth it if you get what you want in the end with the optimal outcome.

 

ISHRS and ABHRS Societies of Hair Restoration Surgery

 

Are There Any Associations To Help Me?

 

Yes, there are. There are two types of organizations and this point is very critical.

 

ISHRS and ABHRS are two organizations, founded by hair transplant surgeons to improve standards in the industry and regulate rules. These two organizations can give you information about their members and help you understand if your doctor is really who he is.

 

And then there are other organizations, which are founded by some of the transplant surgeons. Problem with that is, they don’t function to improve anything in the hair society, and they seem to be only for marketing.

 

Even some surgeons in ISHRS and ABHRS are no longer a member in those organizations but keep their status on their websites as active for marketing purposes.

 

Therefore, it is essential that you check your doctor with ISHRS, and make sure that he is who he is.

 

For More Information: International And American Hair Loss Associations: The Role of ISHRS and ABHRS

 

 

Hair Transplant Before And After: The Ultimate Guide To Make The Right Choice

Hair Transplant Before And After: The Ultimate Guide To Make The Right Choice

Hair Transplant Before And After Pictures: The Ultimate Guide To Make The Right Choice

 

Hair transplant before and after pictures contain vital data for every patient looking at clinics. In the decision-making process, comparison of before and after pictures has an essential role.

 

Patients can look at many different cases to position the surgeon on their minds. Then, they can find the ones that match with their situation. Naturally, the more similar the cases are, the more chance of success is in the surgery.

 

Or, is it? Let’s discuss further and find out!

 

Visual Decision Making

 

The new generation is visual learners. Research proves that %65 of people are visual learners in the United States. Text information is still valuable but only 1 out of 5 people read it. But every one of those 5 people looks at every picture.

 

Moreover, %53 of people find visuals more important than the reviews and rates. That is quite a game changer. As a matter of fact, considering hair transplant procedure is about visualizing the outcome, visual data becomes even more critical.

 

You probably knew this, because you are aware that everywhere you go, you instinctively look for before after pictures. Common sense requires you to check before and after pictures, it is the proof of the surgeon’s work. 

 

You know this, so does the marketing folks. They are well aware that prioritizing visual components such as pictures and videos are highly effective. Therefore, they try to use those as much as they can.

 

That is very natural and beneficial for everyone in the market.

 

However, there is an important problem. How can you know these elements are real? Even when they are real, is there a guarantee that your case will be the same?

 

 

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Effective Use Of Visuals

 

First, you need to know what to concentrate on when you see a before and after picture. We earlier discussed the risks of getting a receding hairline fix surgery in our article. You can read it here. Briefly, there are two problems with these type of procedures. 

 

You have a limited number of donor hair supply. On average, you have around 6,000 grafts. This number is not enough to cover the entire bald area if your hair loss continues beyond Norwood 6.

 

Your donor hair supply is only sufficient to cover two of the total three areas; Forehead, crown, and back of your head.

 

These three areas usually require around 7,000 grafts. If you begin with a hairline fix, after many years when you experience hair loss on the top and rear of your head, there are not enough hair follicles to transplant.

 

Even if you get hair transplants, somewhere will stay bald or won’t look dense at all.

 

Second, the problem is surgeon efficiency. Since hairline fix surgeries require around 2,000 grafts, people tend to think it is an easy task.

 

This kind of surgery needs more dedication and concentration. If the surgeon fails to fill the area proportionally or excessive amount of grafts were used, you will have an unnatural look. 

 

Interestingly, when you look at the hair transplant before and after pictures, you will see many hairline fix surgery pictures where a fresh photo of the surgery demonstrates the quality of work.

 

First, after surgery pictures are not useful in any way. The scar of transplants makes it look bigger than it actually is for each hair follicle. On the picture, the recipient area seems very dense and natural.

 

After a few months when hair follicles drop and regrow, that is the first time you can have an idea. But, the best time would be after a year of the surgery.

 

After a year, you can definitely have an idea about results. From the surgery to the one year mark, it is a process and it should have an impact on your decision.

 

Before After Pictures Kayihan Sahinoglu Hair Transplants

Norwood 5 And Beyond

 

From our point of view, the optimal time to get hair transplants is after Norwood 5. Now, this is our idea, it is not a recommendation in any way. The optimal time for you depends on your needs and wants. Our idea is from a technical point of view. 

 

Your surgeon needs to have an idea about your hair loss pattern. That is the most important information for the doctor. After years of experience, many doctors are able to tell the pattern but they don’t want to risk it.

 

Because the outcome will be permanent and there is no room for errors. Therefore, the more hair loss progress, the more they have certain information.

 

After Norwood 5, your hair loss has already impacted your forehead and crown, the area is clear for the procedure. The only thing you need to do is, choosing a surgeon with enough experience and skill to execute the task. 

 

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This hair transplant before and after picture shows a case of Norwood 6. As you can see, the patient needed both the crown and forehead filled.

 

In most cases, to cover for lack of experience and skill, surgeons fill the top and set the hairline closer to the top. 

 

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This angle shows the hairline. As you can see, this case represents the perfect balance. Since hair loss seems likely to cause baldness in the back eventually, the surgeon had used the graft supply carefully.

 

Because of this, with this surgery, the crown looks dense and hairline looks natural.

 

For the future, the patient has enough donor hair supply in case the last surgery is necessary to fill the back of the head.

 

As you can see, if you just look at the pictures, you only see two things achieved. In reality, there were three goals achieved. That is why it is essential to talk to the doctor to see clearly what he represents.

 

The depth of the analysis is the key in these type of surgeries.

 

Therefore, it is important to remember there is always more than what you see and you can only find it out if you research enough.

 

Additionally, asking different surgeons and clinics about your case is useful to see who’s approach is more detailed and thorough.

 

 

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Technician Involvement

 

Until now, our focus was on cases where the surgeon performs the surgery. That is the half of the story. The other half contains everything we discussed earlier and adds more possibilities. It is a fact that many clinics use technicians for conducting the surgery.

 

We recommend getting your hair transplants from the surgeon personally, but respect your decision if you accept a technician instead.

 

In that case, you need to be extra careful. Usually, surgeons have a couple of technicians working with them. The problem is, you don’t know whose work you are looking at online.

 

You see a hair transplant before and after picture, but it can be any one of the technicians, or maybe a couple of them together. 

 

Naturally, it is harder to rate the work. Let’s say you liked the pictures and decided you want to do it with a certain clinic. Next, you ask them about those pictures.

 

Can you be certain you get the job done by that technician? Because there is a possibility that even they don’t know who did that surgery. Or, maybe that technician is full and they tell you someone else instead. 

 

That is devastating when happens. In today’s market, that remains to be one of the critical problems. There is so much commotion; the more people involved in the operation, the crazier it gets.

 

hair transplant before and after pictures demand

 

Demand And Supply

 

With the current increase in hair transplant market, clinics and surgeons can’t supply enough procedures. In Turkey and India, every clinic is full for three months.

 

Because of the significant price difference, a lot of people travel to these countries to get their hair transplants.

 

Since they can’t physically go to the clinics and have a discussion face to face, their best bet is checking hair transplant before and after pictures.

 

So, if the clinic concentrates its marketing efforts there, technician or surgeon performing, they will have patients. 

 

Then it would be smart to be careful when searching for a clinic in countries with higher demand. In some cases, the pictures you see aren’t even real. They use pictures of people with their original hair.

 

And you don’t even recognize it because when your feelings get into the way, you begin to see things the way you want them to be. Naturally, this presents with an opportunity to those clinics who are not very good at their profession.

 

After a year of the surgery, when you realize something is wrong, it is too late to go back. The damage is already done and your only option is to either accept it or get a second surgery.

 

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Choosing Your Surgeon Based On Before And After Pictures

 

That is a gamble. You choose your hair transplant surgeon based on the before and after pictures, you see online, you are taking a severe risk. But that is human nature and you might do that anyways.

 

In that case, we have a small guide for you to use while building your own strategy.

 

You have found several hair transplant before and after pictures and liked them. Then we recommend asking a lot of high-quality questions to the surgeon.

 

First, every answer is physical proof for after in case things go wrong. Second, the more you ask, the more you will know about the clinic and doctor.

 

 

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Asking any of these 7 questions may be useful;

  • Who did perform this particular surgery? If a technician, which technician in particular?
  • That case is similar to mine, how can you guarantee the same result?
  • In this picture, how many grafts were used? Do I have enough hair supply left for the next possible surgery?
  • If agreed on a technician or surgeon; Will that particular person perform the surgery, personally? Is it confirmed?
  • Do you have other pictures of the similar case-patient? Can you contact him to get more recent pictures?
  • Can I contact the similar case-patient myself? If not, can you give my contact info and ask if they would be willing to help me?
  • What will be the strategy, what do you predict for future hair loss and how should we distribute hair supply?

 

When you ask these questions, you get more answers. From the patience of the surgeon to the details he provides, you have a ton of info you can use while making your decision.

 

Moreover, you just checked how effective the clinic’s communication with their former patients is. If they reply and say they can’t do that, it is not a good sign, is it?

 

But if they say, yes “let us do that for you” or, “we are obligated to protect our patients’ personal information, but we will send your information and ask for assistance for you”.

 

No matter what the answer is, every word is something you can use while making your decision. The trick is, not being afraid to ask, you have the money and you have the power.

 

If you are going to spend all that money and you can’t even get enough information, do you think you can still get good hair?

 

Importance of the Extraction Make Your Own Research

 

 Knowledge Is Power

 

Ultimately, every little information comes together and forms your knowledge about a subject. In this case, the hair transplant before and after pictures is a significant information. But it is incomplete.

 

With other data and confirmation, that can produce an excellent outcome. In the end, the success is behind completing the puzzle with the right pieces, not creating them yourself.

 

When you lose hope or you feel panicked, try to remind yourself you are just one step away from getting your old look back. Once you find your ideal surgeon, everything else will be a lot easier.

 

So, whenever you are overwhelmed, remember this and work harder.

 

Because in the end, it will be worth it.

Here is a guide you can use while choosing your hair transplant surgeon.

 

Good Luck!

Receding Hairline Fix Surgery: First Stages Of The Norwood Scale

Receding Hairline Fix Surgery: First Stages Of The Norwood Scale

Receding Hairline Fix Surgery: First Stages Of The Norwood Scale

 

Receding hairline fix surgery is the first step of hair transplants. Recently, in our article Norwood 6 Hair Transplants: Excellent Results Impossible, Or Myth?” we explained why Norwood 6 or beyond hair loss is not very different than earlier stages when your surgeon is good enough.

 

You can find any information you need if you fall into Norwood 6 and beyond in that article while now we will concentrate the earlier, beginning stage of hair loss. 

 

In general after the age of 25, sometimes earlier or later, people realize their hair recedes from sides or the center of the forehead. This is the first sign of hair loss in this individual’s life.

 

The speed of hair loss differs from person to person. Some people lose their hair very fast and need a hair transplant surgery very early. In most cases, these individuals are beyond Norwood 3 and aim for covering bald are mainly. 

 

However, the other individuals lose the hair very slowly, and it takes a long time for them to reach the third level of Norwood. Naturally, the problem of these people is a receding hairline.

 

Therefore, they need a hairline fix surgery to cover both sides of the forehead.

 

Importance of the Extraction Hairline

Potential Problems

 

When a Norwood 1-2-3 patient communicates a clinic, they ask for a hairline fix surgery. The thing with hair loss is, it might stop occasionally. It doesn’t have to be consistent.

 

Yet, people think that their hair loss has ceased. They start considering a hair transplant procedure.

 

In most cases when asked, they indicate their hair loss stopped. In other cases, the clinic doesn’t even ask, and they proceed with the operation.

 

After the procedure, for a while, everything seems perfect. The patient is delighted because of the new look. However, as time passes, hair loss starts again.

 

For some time, it is not visible, but as it continues, a void begins to appear. Now the patient has to do something to cover the void or use Finasteride or Minoxidil.

 

But the sad truth is, after that point, only a new hair transplant surgery can fix the problem.

 

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Insufficient Donor Hair Supply

 

The void between the transplanted and original hair is a severe problem in the short term. But there is an even bigger problem which you will experience in the long term. That is insufficient donor hair supply.

 

Each individual has a certain amount of hair which qualifies as a donor. Unfortunately, not all the hair can be used for hair transplants.

 

This means each individual has 4500-5500 grafts in their donor pool. Multiplied by 3, the number of donor hair follicles are around 15,000. 

 

The chances are high that, your hair loss will continue past Norwood6. Now you might be a Norwood 2; someday you might become Norwood 7. This is the critical part.

 

Even when you have the maximum amount of hair follicles for transplants, that is still not enough the cover the entire scalp. You will have to sacrifice an area.

 

If you get the hairline fix surgery, then you will use up to 2000 grafts from your pool. The remaining 3000 is not sufficient to cover your entire scalp. 

 

Receding Hairline Fix Surgery Long term

You Have To Think About Long Term

 

With 3000 left, after 10-20 years, you will have the crown and the back to cover. It won’t be possible. That means either your back will be bald, or your top. Both cases you will have a problem.

 

We believe with the first hair loss, each individual should learn about the process and options. There is no single truth for all. Everyone has a unique ideal for this journey.

 

But the sooner you start learning, the better your chances for handling the situation right.

 

It is essential to plan ahead while considering the first steps. You have a problem, and it needs fixing the right way. Otherwise, you will keep having new issues to fix.

 

You might think in twenty years there will be new solutions so you will probably be okay. Since the first FUT surgery in the early 1990s, it was everyone’s idea. In thirty years, only FUE method could be developed.

 

We all hope that there will be a new way one day that will save us from hair loss problem, but for now, you will have to be smart about it. Otherwise, you will have a significant problem in the future.

 

 

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Success Of Hairline Fix Surgeries

Warning you about the potential problems is our duty. However, it is your decision, and if you want to get the hairline fix surgery anyways, then you need information about results.

 

Even people know the risks, they still go ahead and get the surgery done. This is perfectly normal.

 

The bright side of this kind of procedures is the success rate. Compared to a Norwood 6 operation which involves twice as many grafts, Norwood 1-2-3 has a higher success rate.

 

Norwood 6 restoration surgery requires both aesthetic work and dense look. The surgeon deals with twice as many grafts and has two goals to achieve. But in hairline fix surgeries, the objective is to make the hairline look original.

 

A delicate and dedicated work is still needed; however, the doctor can only focus on one area. Naturally, the chance of having a natural hairline, in the end, is significantly more.

 

But don’t let this fact tempt you. The skill and experience are still essential. Working with fewer grafts doesn’t mean an easier procedure. It means the surgeon has to perform even better.

 

Because it is easier to spot an error after these surgeries. Attention to detail is more vital. Even if there is a small mistake, it ruins the entire look. Therefore, these type of surgeries is harder for the surgeon as the risks of failure is more.

 

Receding Hairline Fix Surgeries Infograph

Factors Reducing Chances Of Natural Look

 

If you have decided to have a hairline fix surgery, congratulations! But now you have to be very careful. Because the risk of failure increased, these things are more important.

  • The quality of extraction
  • Skill and experience of the surgeon
  • History of hair loss in the family
  • Lifestyle and stress

 

Best Hair Restoration Method: FUE vs. FUT

The Quality Of Extraction

 

Any mistake, even if tiny, can affect the outcome. The most common thing is after the surgery, because of an error, the patient has to adapt living with it the rest of his life.

 

When the hairline is asymmetrical, or there is uneven density, you might become obligated to use your hair in a certain length.

 

Just like the FUT method where you have to hide your linear scar, now you will have to hide the mistake. In some cases it can be repaired by the doctor; still, it is a lot of effort and stress.

 

In procedure with higher extraction quality, we see less of these problems. Because the quality of extraction affects the results significantly, a properly extracted hair is harder to look bad.

 

Therefore, it is essential for your surgeon to perform exceptionally while harvesting. If he extracts perfect, you will have a higher chance of a natural look.

 

Skill And Experience Of The Surgeon

 

This is very straightforward, the more skill and experience bring a more natural looking hairline. It is sufficient to have a surgeon with enough experience to visualize the best possible look.

 

Adding the talent to make it happen, you will have what you seek.

 

The critical thing here is consistency. Our view for technician use is clear; hair restoration society needs its surgeons to achieve the highest standards.

 

Technician involvement slows down the process. In this case, the problem with technician-handled surgery is the consistency.

 

When technicians extract or plant hair, they do it in a pattern. Now, when there is a risk with only one person conducting the surgery, it is now doubled with technicians.

 

Moreover, the quality of work drops because of lack of experience even if there is the skill. 

 

You might get a perfect hairline surgery with a technician performance. But that means you are just lucky. Because both the math and logic say, you are reducing your chances. We see so many impressive results of technician work.

 

However, there is rarely consistency. Unfortunately, mistakes happen more than they should.

 

History of Hair Loss In The Family

 

You don’t necessarily lose hair the same age your father did. Genetics are important, but it is not easy to know whose genetics you acquired. Looking at the hair loss pattern in your family can give you an idea about possibilities.

 

You can guess what your hair loss will be like.

 

In some cases, you get the majority of hair genes from one side of your parent, that is why your hair loss is almost identical to that person in your family. However, if the gene comes from both sides, it is harder for you to guess it.

 

Informing your surgeon about the pattern in your family is useful. It gives you an idea for when you should have the surgery. If your pattern suggests you will keep losing hair, there is no point in fixing your hairline.

 

Soon, you will need another surgery, and eventually, you will have no donor hair left for the future. Therefore, you can use the pattern of hair loss in your family to your advantage.

 

 

Lifestyle and Stress

 

You are in charge of a company where you control thousands, millions of dollars. Or you manage a department where there is constant change in the market, and you have to solve problems all the time.

 

You might be a rock star, partying all the time and performing.

 

The stress and lifestyle are essential when you consider a hairline fix surgery. Stress and fast lifestyle lead to faster hair loss. 

 

If you maintain your life the way it is, then you should reconsider a hairline fix procedure. Because of the higher chance of losing hair, you are a candidate for a second and third operation.

 

Considering you have responsibilities that you can’t leave, your hair restoration journey might become painful.

 

We recommend everyone to be ready to adapt their mindset while changing the way they look. The outcome will be even better!

 

Finding your hair transplant surgeon you can trust

 

Finding Your Ideal Surgeon

 

We believe if you are sure about getting your hairline fixed, it is essential to find your ideal surgeon. We understand your wish to improve your look. In this case, your relationship with your doctor will be very long-lasting.

 

Probably, you will get the second operation and eventually, the third.

 

Then, if you find your ideal surgeon the first time, you don’t have to worry about the rest any longer. 

 

After the hairline fix, you will keep in contact with your surgeon and will be asking his opinion periodically. When the hair loss moves towards your crown, you will probably start considering the second fix.

 

If you have an excellent communication with your doctor, this whole process will be very smooth. But if you make a mistake the first time, then you will have to start over the second time.

 

Therefore, we highly recommend doing extensive research and making the decision only after you consider everything thoroughly.

 

Here is a guide you can use to find your ideal surgeon. If you need help along the way, we will be here to help you.

 

Good Luck!

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants: Excellent Results Impossible, Or Myth?

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants: Excellent Results Impossible, Or Myth?

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants: Excellent Results Impossible, Or Myth?

 

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants are a controversial topic in hair restoration society. A lot of people claim Norwood 6 and beyond is a lost cause. They believe a hair transplant procedure would be ineffective. Some say alternative methods are a better option in this type of hair loss. However, if the patient can find an experienced and skilled surgeon this is.

 

Norwood 6 hair transplants can get amazing results, depending on the surgeon performing.

 

Let’s break it down.

 

Reasons For A Possible Failure

 

If you are surfing in and out forums, and if you have a Norwood 6 or further hair loss then you already know how many people are against a hair transplant procedure for your case.

 

The vital concern is, since this is a challenging surgery, the chance of having a natural look is low. Therefore many people claim it is a loss of money and your time.

 

Furthermore, there are a lot of people posting their negative experiences. Even when the hair type and scalp characteristics are not suitable, surgeons still have conducted surgeries. Naturally, the outcomes were disastrous.

 

Notably, in cases where the donor’s hair is too thin, carrying on with operation causes density issues in the new area. Eventually, all your efforts turn into something looking not the way you want.

 

 

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants Circular (1)

 

Why Is Norwood 6 Hair Transplants Challenging?

 

The truth is, Norwood 6 hair transplants are not too different than earlier or later stages of hair loss. The idea is moving donor hair follicles as much as possible to the recipient area and creating a dense look.

 

The only difference than an earlier stage case is, with Norwood 1-5, one of the goals of surgery is building a natural looking hairline.

 

After Norwood 5, while this is still critical, achieving a dense look on the recipient area is very important as well.

 

Some people think the natural looking hairline is more important. Others believe the priority should be a dense look and cover as much area as possible. From our point of view, they are both equally essential.

 

And more importantly, you can have both a natural looking hairline while covering most of the bald areas. The saying “Norwood 6 and further is beyond hair transplants capacity” is a myth. 

 

Experienced surgeons can very well achieve excellent results with Norwood 6 type hair loss. Especially, if your donor hair follicles are thick, we believe your chances of having a successful hair transplant procedure is high.

 

Therefore, it is essential to remember while the internet is a potent source of information, it can be very misleading.

 

Norwood 6 Hair Transplants Infographics

Then Why People Insist I Should Avoid Procedure?

 

There are a variety of reasons why you see this posts and ideas. The first reason is; unfortunately, patients rush their decision because the deal is too good or because they are sick of their situation.

 

More importantly, they don’t do enough research. Maybe it is because they want it or, perhaps the circumstances push them to, they make a mistake. In the end, they end up with results not looking good.

 

The second reason is “Dark Marketing.” Some marketers figured out recently that when your product or service is not good enough, you manipulate the information to your benefit. If you can’t reach your competitors, you try to make it seem like other products are ineffective.

 

There are already some surgeons conducting surgeries although patient’s hair characteristics are not suitable. So, this gives them a proof they need. In the end, consumers start to believe these deceptions.

 

Whatever the reason is, people claim you should avoid a hair transplant procedure for Norwood 6 cases are usually the ones who suffered from these mistakes or tricks.

 

Because they got hurt, with good intentions, they want to warn you, so you don’t end up the same. Eventually, they help those dark marketers unwillingly and create a false cycle.

 

Finding your hair transplant surgeon you can trust

Finding Your Ideal Surgeon

 

As we mentioned before in our article “Finding Your Surgeon You Can Trust,” the success of hair transplants depend mostly on the surgeon. It is critical to stay calm from the first moment you begin your journey.

 

Information is valuable as long as it helps you achieve your goal. This requires consumers in any market to be very careful with the data. You don’t know how low people can get.

 

To protect yourself, you have to be alert while searching online. If you panic or rush, you become an easy target. Then your chances of ending up making a mistake increase.

 

While staying calm, reminding yourself it is more important to do this for once and for good than rush it and spend more time and money with the second time.

 

Choosing your clinic is the most critical decision you have to make in your journey. Therefore, the decision-making process is very significant.

 

The more you use your logic and ask the right questions, the better chances for you to see if a candidate is right for you. 

 

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The Proof Of Success Norwood 6 Hair Transplants

 

Our research led us to successful results of many different clinics. But since we follow ISHRS mission “A Society Where Surgeons Perform Surgery Not Technicians,” we decided to share the results of our recommended doctor, Kayihan Sahinoglu.

 

But there are other ISHRS fellow members from other countries who conduct surgeries personally and achieve excellent looks on their patients.

 

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This case is a classical Norwood 6-7. Also, considering the age of our patient, you can see how successful the operation was. Additionally, the patient had a lot of grey and white hair.

 

This was a positive contribution to the outcome because, the more hair follicle from each color you have, the more options the surgeon has. 

 

As opposed to the myth, the look is very dense. This procedure required two sessions in two days. Around 5000 grafts were transplanted, on average 2500 a day.

 

We always emphasize the importance of extraction and staying in the graft per day limits. Increase the total number of grafts by 2000, and the results change dramatically.

 

So, the first rule should be to stay within limits and concentrate on quality, not quantity.

 

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This angle is critical to see how much area was covered while not harming the donor area. It looks very natural from different angles. Moreover, the donor area seems as if there was no surgery at all.

 

Usually, people claim FUT type hair transplants can achieve this but this an FUE procedure.

 

It proves how vital the surgeon is no matter which technique preferred. If your surgeon has enough experience and skill, he can do a better job with less number of grafts.

 

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This angle shows the hairline from a side. People think straightforward; for covering the bald area AND a natural looking hairline, you need the maximum number of grafts.

 

That is wrong. At least for an experienced and skilled surgeon. For achieving both goals, you need to be smart with your hair supply.

 

This is where the real skill lies. The dedication for each successfully extracted and planted hair gradually create a natural look in the end.

 

That is why we continuously advise you to keep looking at other options. In today’s world, there is no impossible. There are the only possibilities to reach it, and that is through extensive research and perseverance.

 

In this case, the patient asked precisely for this, and our doctor fulfilled the expectations. What if our patient had asked for a hairline which comes even further?

 

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This patient was on the verge of Norwood 6. He wanted to have his bald area covered while restoring his hairline. The difficulty in this kind of surgeries is the width of the forehead.

 

For each individual, head shape varies. Therefore, the success of hair transplants depends on the head shape as well. This is not true. A great surgeon can accomplish this surgery with inspiring results as we see in this case.

 

This case proves our point. Even when the forehead is wider than the standard, with smart use of grafts, you can create a very natural look while achieving the desired level of density.

 

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This area shows us better how precise the hairline is after the surgery. In this case, the whole area of transplants is very dense. Moreover, from front and side, the hairline is perfect. The perfect delivery of hair transplant skills brings the old look back.

 

More Of Kayihan Sahinoglu Work

 

You can find our recommended surgeon’s different patients here. His work is proof of the potential difference a talented and experienced surgeon can make.

 

Now, considering claims of probable failure of Norwood 6 hair transplants, it seems more like it is just a myth. 

 

More importantly, this is a work of one surgeon. There are surgeons like Sahinoglu in the hair society who don’t rely on marketing but their work. The trick is finding these surgeons. This is the reason why ISHRS do not want technicians to perform.

 

Their mission is for every surgeon to reach the level of doctors like Sahinoglu. And this dream seems not very likely to happen if the technicians keep working in the industry. 

 

That is why we recommend finding a surgeon who performs the procedure personally.

 

White/Grey Hair Is Not Suitable For Hair Transplants: Another Myth!

 

There are no restrictions of hair color in hair transplants. It is a very straightforward equation, the more balanced the number of hair follicles of each color are, the better the results.

 

If you have white or grey hair, or your hair color is changing at the moment, that is not a problem.

 

As long as you have thick donor hair and your scalp is fit for surgery, there is hope. If you have close numbers from each color, then your surgeon has more freedom to create a more natural look. Here is an example;

 

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Fascinating isn’t it? This is a very impressive result compared to the industry standards. It doesn’t matter what the color, or where the baldness is, as long as your hair is thick enough, there is a way to make it work.

 

Once again, the main component is the skill of the surgeon.

 

Norwood 7 and Beyond

 

After this point, your options begin to shift toward different areas of the body for donor hair follicles. There might still be hope; if your hair is not thick enough, other areas can supply the hair needed.

 

Although the chances seem lower, as long as there are hair follicles and perseverance, a solution might exist. So, we advise you to do extensive research and give up only after you definitely know there are no options.

 

 

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Success In Any Of Norwood Levels

 

Our research led us to the same simple truth every single time. As long as your hair type and scalp characteristic are suitable for hair transplants, you are a candidate to have your old looks back.

 

The Norwood Scale determines the number of hair follicles you need. It is just a scale of hair loss shape and percentage.

 

For a standard doctor, it might indicate the chance of success, but for the best of the profession, it is just a tool to make a strategy. As long as your hair is thick and sufficient in numbers, they will find a way to make it look excellent.

 

Therefore, just like you make a profit while you buy something, you get the perfect results when you choose your surgeon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work if you don’t do your part well.

 

This surgery will determine how you look the rest of your life. Deciding without being very sure can lead to more problems in the future.

 

For this reason, it might be a good idea to stay calm and try to see if you are sure about your surgeon. Even if you slightly feel uncomfortable, continue your research. In the end, it will be worth it.

 

Good Luck!