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.

 

Hair Transplants in Turkey Main

 

 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.

 

Hair Transplant Success Rate_ How Do Hair Transplants Work_

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 Timeline: The Tips and Essentials

Hair Transplant Timeline: The Tips and Essentials

 

Hair Transplant Timeline: The Tips and Essentials

 

Hair transplant timeline is a necessary tool for patients to have an idea of how things are going to be like in the, well, next year. From the moment you have made your decision, you will try to get pieces of information together to have a rough idea about estimates.

 

We believe if you can grasp the timeline efficiently, things will be easier. Therefore, we prepared this guide and explained every detail you should be aware.

 

Let’s begin!

 

Determining The Technique: FUE or FUT?

 

If you believe you are ready to permanently fix your hair loss problem, this will be the first question to answer. Each technique has advantages and it is better the more you know about each.

 

In our article “Best Hair Restoration Method: FUE vs FUT“, we have discussed each method in detail. Here is an infographic for you to see the comparison.

 

 

 

Briefly, FUE type of hair transplants leaves no linear scar at the back of your head. Furthermore, this technique delivers a more natural look. Compared to the FUT, FUE is more expensive. Also, it requires the surgeon to work more carefully.

 

On the other hand, the FUT technique is cheaper. The surgeon gets a linear strip from the back of your head and then prepare grafts for planting. 

 

Every person has different needs and wants, therefore you choose the method according to yours. So, your journey begins with this decision.

 

Choosing A Clinic

 

After choosing the method, based on your budget, you pick a clinic. We believe this is the most important part of your journey. Everything happens from now on to the next decades depends on your clinic choice.

 

Therefore, spending more time researching and making the comparison between different options increase the outcome of your journey.

 

Our article “Choosing Your Hair Transplant Surgeon” explains our strategy on how to choose your doctor. However, that is only a blueprint and you should build your own strategy.

 

As you do that, that guide can help you construct your own strategy more efficiently. Here is a simple visual to explain what we explain there briefly.

 

 

Before The Operation

 

In this stage, you have already chosen a clinic and booked a date. In most cases, your clinic provides you with the necessary information.

 

We respect each clinics methods and therefore recommend following their instructions strictly. 

 

The best thing you can do is relaxing. It is vital to stay away from reading more information prior to your procedure. Because the more you need, the more you get confused.

 

The worst thing is feeling panicked and start thinking if you have made a mistake. As long as there is a crucial problem with the clinic, you should only concentrate on making the surgery go excellent and prepare for post-surgery.

 

We believe if you don’t feel comfortable with your decision, it might be due to insufficient research. When you make extensive research and know the entire journey, you realize that it is not very confusing after all.

 

Once you visualize the whole process means you are very close to success.

 

Therefore, you will see that even before the surgery, you must be planning post-surgery to increase the efficiency of your procedure.

 

Clinic main picture Kayihan Sahinoglu

 

The Day Of The Surgery

 

The anesthetics will help you feel less pain. We see a lot of advertising claiming it is painless. That is untrue. This procedure takes at least 5-6 hours and there will be times you will feel stressed and pressure on your scalp.

 

In most clinics, they provide pills to make you feel relaxed. That really helps.

 

If you feel pain, and can’t take it anymore talk to your doctor. In most cases, the actual pain combines with stress. As a result, you feel more pain than there actually is.

 

It is vital to let your doctor know and stop if necessary. Your surgeon might be too focused on the task. They might not be aware of your pain or, they might want to avoid stopping.

 

No matter why, you are in that position, communicate with the team.

 

In most cases, the patient remains silent. He doesn’t speak for the sake of the operation. That stress causes the outcome to be poor and you are hurt for no reason. It reduces the natural look in the end and your healing time gets longer.

 

Moreover, it gets more difficult to tend to your wounds after the surgery.

 

But, if your doctor stops when there is too much pain and you rest, your stress dissolves. You feel stronger in a short amount of time and the procedure becomes less painful and easy.

 

 

Follicular Unit Extraction post surgery

 

After The Surgery

 

Your doctor will explain to you which medications to take, what to do and when to take shower. You will be tired, but the most difficult part will be over. From this point on, you can start focusing on healing.

 

If you had a FUT surgery, the aftermath is a little different. Since the procedure requires extracting a linear strip, you will have a bigger wound.

 

Sleeping might be uncomfortable first few days because the scar is on the back of your head. It just takes a week or so for your scar to heal enough that you can return to your normal sleeping ways.

 

The planted area will be bleeding time to time depending on the surgery. The first few days, the anesthetics might be leaking from the micro scars. That is normal. After the bleeding and leaking stops, your healing process will be less discomforting. 

 

Also, just a quick reminder; every person is different and your experience might be different than our timeline. However, for everyone, we recommend taking the first week easy.

 

That doesn’t mean sleeping all day, but when the pain is not there, you might forget and do something you’d normally do.

 

And that might cause bleeding. To prevent that, doing everything slowly is essential.

 

 

 

The First Three Months

 

First and most important tip: Don’t get discouraged in the first three months after seeing the results. Concentrate on only healing in that period. Your implants will start healing and adapting to the recipient area.

 

Your hair will fall and that is very normal.

 

Because the idea is not transferring the follicles, but rather their roots. Therefore, since adapting to the new area takes a few weeks, your roots won’t be sensitive immediately. As a result, your hair follicles will fall because of insufficient nutrition.

 

You might experience swelling and shedding in this period. As it can be bothersome sometimes, it is just the part of the process. After a while, you have less swelling.

 

It is crucial to spot uncommon scars or problems in the area. Your surgeon has a better chance of fixing it the sooner you tell him. 

 

Now, since your hair follicles are transferred in an unnatural way, they will experience a shock. That is a natural part of the process where the implants cause a shock in the area. That will be followed by the adaptation of new hair roots.

 

This happens usually in the first two or three weeks.

 

Starting the third week usually, you will experience shedding. As we explained earlier, the nutrient flow will be insufficient and the new hair will be rejected by the scalp.

 

Consequently, your hair follicles will fall. From that period to the 4. and 5. month, your surgery area will remain bald.

 

 

hair transplant timeline hair cycle

 

Hair Cycle

 

In the fourth month, you will start seeing very thin, baby hair follicles. If the recipient area was your crown, it takes a little longer. So, it is safe to say you can expect your first follicles in 4-6 months. 

 

You will have complex feelings. If you feel discouraged by the look of the new follicles, try ignoring it. That is only the first round. From the shedding until seeing first follicles, your hair goes into the telogen phase.

 

Telogen phase is the resting stage of the hair cycle.

 

Anagen Phase

 

Let’s quickly remember the anagen and telogen phases. The anagen phase is basically when you have the hair. From 2 to 6 years, your hair constantly grows. You usually get many haircuts to shape the same group of hair follicles.

 

When this phase is longer, you get longer hair. If you can’t have long hair, that is probably because your anagen phase is short and you can’t grow the same follicle long enough.

 

Telogen Phase

 

 

This phase follows the shedding. Your hair root adapts its new place and starts making the connections to produce healthy hair follicles. Meanwhile, your hair root is in resting phase.

 

Telogen phase takes approximately 100 days, a little more than three months. That is the reason why your hair starts to appear after four months. 

 

After the telogen phase, the anagen phase begins. So, before the telogen phase is complete, hair can’t grow. Therefore, you have to wait until the telogen phase to finish for the hair to begin the anagen phase.

 

With the beginning of the anagen phase, thin hair follicles also begin to appear.

 

The Maturation Period

 

After the 8. month, you should start seeing thicker hair follicles. Now, the thin follicles become thick, natural looking hair follicles. Additionally, they are ready to be styled by you.

 

If your hair follicles are curved, don’t worry about it. As the scars heal, that curve will become its original self. It is just a transformation phase.

 

You still can’t see the full outcome of the surgery. There is still 20-25% of hair follicles to grow. Therefore, it is crucial to wait just a few months to finally have a decent idea about the hair. 

 

Before After Pictures Kayihan Sahinoglu Hair TransplantsBefore After Pictures Kayihan Sahinoglu Hair Transplants

 

After A Year

 

After a very long journey, you have come to the very end of the timeline. By now, you should be able to grow your hair with full potential and the result you see is permanently there. Your hair is back to its normal cycle and hopefully looks great.

 

If there is a problem and you are concerned about the result, you should immediately talk to your surgeon. It is a natural part of the surgeries that sometimes things don’t go as planned. Or, sometimes you need or want more. Either case, there are things you can do. 

 

Depending on the problem, you might start using Finasteride or Minoxidil as a first solution. They help to prevent hair loss and make the area look denser. 

 

However, if they can’t help you or, you want another surgery, you can talk to your doctor to see what else can be done. We sincerely hope that you don’t need to consider these steps and everything went perfectly.

 

Follicular Unit Extraction post surgery

 

A Final Reminder

 

We have shared our ideas in many of our articles about hair loss. We believe hair loss is both controllable and uncontrollable. We recommend you shouldn’t worry about things like genetics too much. If it falls, eventually, it falls. 

 

Nonetheless, for the things you have control on, you might want to be aware and active.

 

Hair transplants are permanent, however, your original hair is not. When your hair loss continues, it might cause a need for a new surgery or, treatments. 

 

Therefore, the more you prevent hair loss, the less you have to worry about them. Changing your lifestyle and reducing stress can be very effective to stop hair loss.

 

The right balance of them combining with other factors form a healthy hormone structure, and you keep your hair loss under control.

 

Ultimately, you have gone all this trouble and got the ending you wanted. We believe it’s worth doing something about it rather than letting it happen again. After all, this is a very long journey.

 

If you make the right decisions and protect the outcome, you will have the most out of your journey. Otherwise, you might have to restart and that never feels good.

 

Good Luck!

Hair Transplant Cost UK & North America: How To Find Cheap Prices

Hair Transplant Cost UK & North America: How To Find Cheap Prices

 

Hair Transplant Cost UK & North America: How To Find Cheap Prices

 

Hair transplant cost in the UK and North America are what people are searching for the most these days. Roughly, 16 million people are suffering from hair loss. Naturally, this creates a huge market for hair restoration. And with the demand increasing, the price of per graft gets higher.

 

In the end, it is very difficult to find a clinic within your budget. Or is it? There are a couple of options you have even if you don’t have a five-figure budget.

 

Let’s see hair transplant costs in the UK and North America and what options you have.

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Hair Transplant Cost in the UK

 

Hair transplants can cost anywhere between $2,000 to $50,000 in American Dollars in the UK. This is a massive range. When there is so much difference between the low and high limits, people tend to need guidance. 

 

First, having a procedure with the least rate per graft doesn’t mean you will get bad hair. But it means, your chances of not having the look you want in the end is higher.

 

Furthermore, getting the most expensive procedure will not guarantee the best possible look, it means overall the clinic is more consistent with results. 

 

More importantly, no matter the cost, you are looking for a natural looking hair. It doesn’t matter if your procedure costs less if you are not satisfied with the results. Therefore, the first thing you should be looking for is the quality of the operation.

 

What happens if you don’t? Now, this is the painful part. If you can’t build an internal balance between cost and quality, you will end up either paying too much for what you were not looking for, or paying too little for the same ending.

 

Therefore, finding the right balance will get you to the right place in the end.

 

The Best Clinics In The UK

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Now, we are going to announce the best clinics in the UK. There is none. As we explained from the beginning, there is no best clinic or list. If you see any lists or comparisons, stay away from there.

 

Someone can say a doctor is very successful because of that surgeon’s results. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that the doctor is the ideal person for you. That is the key point.

 

Every clinic has their rate and then discounts. If we make a comparison of prices here, there is a high chance of making a mistake because you might get a better discount or no discount at all.

 

Therefore, we believe it is better to guide you to make your calculations for your unique case rather than just giving you numbers and names. That might seem easier for you, but in the end, things will get harder.

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How Do I Find The Best Price?

 

We believe in teaching people how to do it themselves. Because we have only one surgeon we can recommend. And there are thousands of people out there looking for a hair surgeon.

 

So, we can only solve a couple hundred peoples hair loss problem in a year. We want to help the remaining millions. that is why we will give you our method to calculate costs.

 

You begin with finding a lot of clinics from the areas you might be okay to travel to. If you don’t want to fly, then you would be looking for places around where you live.

 

You want to travel, then you select the countries first and then find clinics. This is where people make the mistake.

 

People generally find deals first. Either the price is too tempting or their desire to get hair transplants is too strong, they commit to a surgeon. We have seen many pictures of people’s hair with irrational, asymmetrical or not dense.

 

The common failure in all is that the patient started their journey from the wrong point. Naturally, that affects the outcome of your entire journey.

 

The Power Of The Right Path

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Our experience has shown that the optimal path begins with the country selection. If you want to get the procedure done in the UK or North America, your price is anywhere between $2,000 to $50,000.

 

If you are okay with traveling to other countries, Turkey and Brasil would be the second and third options. Their prices are between $1500 and $15,000.

 

If you want to pick Mexico or India, you are looking at between $1000 to $8000. Now, we give you a secret. If you compare prices, your expectation is the UK and the United States leads in quality.

 

And Mexico and India would preferably be the last choice. That is wrong.

 

Compared thousands of results and prices, we have seen the reality. There is a weak correlation between rate and result. In so many cases, the higher price doesn’t bring the best outcome. Similarly, a lot of cheap options provided the impressive outcomes.

 

We concluded, the price shouldn’t be the main component of your decision-making process. 

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Finding The Right Clinic

 

Finding the right clinic should be your beginning point. If you find a clinic with results satisfying results and affordable price, you are one step closer to success.

 

If you can validate the clinic, and make sure they are true to what they show online, you have found it. We must warn you though, there are only a few places like that and the rest is likely to turn out to be a deception. 

 

There is a second possibility, you find a clinic you like, but can’ afford it. It is okay. Even if you can’t go on with the process, at least you have a real example of what you are looking for. Your research is %95 complete.

 

You just need to find a similar place where probably the surgeon will have less experience or fame. 

 

There is one thing we want to warn you; that is, don’t get attached to your clinic before you know everything. In many cases, the patient gets attached to the clinic. Some of the patients get even protective about their surgeon.

 

That is a very important sign that you should slow down immediately. Being protective means you get attached to the idea that you are safe. In a market like this, you are never safe. In fact, now you are in more danger because your feelings got in the way.

 

You should shake off!

 

Remember Your Goal

 

Stick with your plan. If you don’t have a plan at the beginning, you are in danger. Because %80 of marketing out there is designed to go after you specifically.

 

Marketing people know that it is pointless to work toward people who have a plan, they are generally immune to the tactics.

 

However, that new patient who has just decided to get hair transplants, that is fresh meat. They know that their words can trigger feelings of that person. Once they get in your head, you will be pulled towards a mistake.

 

However, if you have a goal and plan at the beginning of your journey, you are immune.

 

Package deals, shock deals and, fancy new procedure names can’t affect you because you have already sufficient knowledge about everything and a solid plan.

 

 Hair transplant cost in UK

 

Why Clinic Comes First?

 

Because, if you find your ideal clinic, you will know that they won’t trick you. It is essential to understand the function of the clinic. It is not just a place you go to have your implants, no. 

Hair Transplant Cost UK & North America: How To Find Cheap Prices whyA clinic represents many elements. These are our famous warnings. You need a confirmation on who will perform the surgery. If you are okay with a technician, then confirmation of that.

 

If you agree to pay for the surgeon, then that confirmation. If you don’t confirm that, the surgery day, you might end up devastated when you find out you paid for the technician and came all the way for that. 

 

The right clinic will make sure that your wishes come first. Your surgeon will listen to what’s on your mind and deliver that. If there is a problem with what you have asked, he will tell you why it shouldn’t be done.

 

Empathy is essential in your relationship. If you can’t communicate well then this whole thing will be problematic.

 

 When you find the right clinic, you will also have the support after your surgery. In most cases, after the surgery is completed, your communication with the clinic isn’t very effective. And sometimes that is because of the clinic’s ideology.

 

Other times, because they are very busy and understaffed. In both cases, this is not your problem. You are as important as the next patient in the line for a procedure after you. When you find your ideal clinic, that is no longer a problem.

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Hair Transplant Cost In North America

 

It is the same story. You can change the location as many times as you can, the answer is always the same. Cost should only be an idea. 

 

First, you should get an initial idea about the cost, then the next time you consider cost should be while negotiating the clinic. If you keep thinking about costs, you will prone to making mistakes.

 

Choosing Your Hair Transplant Surgeon

Earlier, we have written an article regarding the process of choosing your hair transplant surgeon. “How To Choose Your Hair Transplant Surgeon” helps you understand the process and guides you building your own strategy.

 

That guide is only a suggestion. Your case is unique and therefore, your strategy should be as well. 

 

What we try to achieve here is, creating awareness. The only way a market can correct itself is through educating the consumers. We purely believe the power of the consumer.

 

Thus, when you have a purchasing strategy, the cheap marketing tricks won’t work on you.

 

This means, clinics will give to perform better, marketers should advertise honestly. When that happens, the market becomes more useful for everyone.

 

Our sole intention is to never see a patient with over-harvesting again. Or, a patient traveling for hours to only find out he was cheated. 

 

And the only thing we can do is writing and hoping that you understand how valuable you are and you should learn to protect yourself. This way, when you see hair transplant costs in the UK, or Germany, or Morocco, you will think about clinics first.

 

When you do that, and the others follow, people won’t have to worry about anything anymore and the chaos in the market will be over.

 

We Hope

 

That by the end of this article, you feel better about your strategy. Because being aware of the threats and tricks, you have a better understanding of your journey.

 

We are sorry that we choose not providing you hair transplant costs in the UK with affordable prices. But this ay, after reading this article, you will no longer click for the prices but will click for the clinics.

 

Finding your hair transplant surgeon you can trust

 

Just in case you need a little information about how to find a surgeon you can trust, here is our story of how we found Kayihan Sahinoglu. We hope that this story helps you finding your surgeon you can trust. Because in the end, it makes the difference.

 

We hope that you stay strong through the process and focus on the most important details rather than swinging between different ideas.

 

The best we can recommend is, prioritizing the most significant step for you, and build your plan around it. If you need help achieving that, you can ask our team for anything, we are always around the help!

 

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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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!

Hair Transplant In Turkey: Costs And More

Hair Transplant In Turkey: Costs And More

 

Hair Transplant In Turkey: Costs and More

 

The hair transplant market in Turkey expands significantly each year. Since 2011, the political issues of the country devalued the Turkish Lira almost %400. This naturally created many opportunities for foreign people.

 

One of the opportunities was in the hair transplants in Turkey. The problem with the hair transplants in other countries is, it is expensive.

 

On top of that, the quality of the surgery is not higher than Turkey. In fact, many clinics in Turkey are very successful and their results prove it. However, it doesn’t apply for every hair transplant in Turkey.

 

Let’s get into the details.

 

How Did Turkey Become So Popular?

 

Turkey has always been proud of its doctors. It is almost a tradition in Turkey that being a doctor is a very important goal for the children. And one day when these kids achieve it, they are not afraid to improve themselves.

 

Most of the doctors try really hard to find solutions to the problems.

 

What makes them different is, Turkish doctors constantly look for new ways to solve the problems when others think there is no solution.

 

This innovation culture in medicine makes doctors popular in many areas such as dentists, plastic surgeons, and hair restoration doctors. 

 

With its doctor steadily improving and contributing positively to the industry, the Turkish Lira’s fall is the other side of the story.

 

Because of the political instability, Turkey experienced a significant loss in its currency and still suffers from the recession.

 

This created an excellent opportunity for people who were willing to restore their hair but couldn’t afford it before. In a short amount of time, Turkey became a paradise for these people.

 

Low prices combined with high-quality doctors to create a great alternative to the local doctors. With the many successful results, Turkey took its rightful place in the hair transplant world.

 

 

 

Hair Transplant In Turkey Revenue of the Surgeon

Hair Transplant Costs In Turkey

 

With the success of its surgeons and the quality of the facilities, Turkey positioned itself as the second biggest hair transplant market in the world, according to the reports.

 

The total market value of hair transplants in Turkey approaches to the billion level fast.

 

The more exciting thing is, despite the market size, the cost of the hair transplant is very cheap compared to the United States and the UK. 

 

And the reason is straightforward, because of the devaluation of Turkish Lira, the equation of the hair transplant is the graft price times the number of grafts times the currency.

 

Price per Graft x The Number of Grafts x The Currency Rate= The Revenue of The Surgery

 

Now let’s say you need 4000 grafts and the price of each graft is a dollar. You pay your surgeon 4000 dollars plus whatever expenses you have for flight tickets and accommodation.

 

Compared to the average you would pay in the United States or the UK $15,000, you spend almost one third. This is a win for you.

 

You might wonder why does the surgeon accept to do that, the answer is because it is also a win for him too. You pay him $4000, this makes more than 20,000 Turkish Liras.

 

As it seems like a huge amount, don’t let the numbers confuse you. The doctor’s ability to buy is less than his American colleague because of the inflation.

 

Still, as the surgery gets more expensive for the Turkish people, it gets cheaper for the foreign people. Therefore the surgeon needs the foreign demand and it is a win for him.

 

The Costs of The Turkish Hair Transplant Surgeons

 

When there is a win-win situation like this, it is natural that both parties enjoy it. But this advantage doesn’t still make it easier for patients to choose their surgeon.

 

After seeing before after photos and comparing the prices, there is still an issue of trust. Let’s explain it a little further.

 

Opportunists and The Black Market

 

There is a problem in this market. If you were reading different resources, by now you probably realized there are many sad stories people experienced.

 

At this point we must say this, the market in Turkey may not always be safe. And the reason is the low costs itself.

 

When the price drops too low, there is always a risk of having a problem. In any industry, it is the same. But when it comes to the health, it is irreparable.

 

Once you make the mistake, it takes a lot more energy and money to fix the initial mistake. Therefore, we always recommend: Do it right, do it once.

 

The low prices don’t necessarily mean you will get into trouble, in fact, you may still get a very natural looking hair. However, this is taking a risk. 

 

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ISHRS And The Extraction

 

ISHRS is working very hard to stop the black market. In each conference, they try to find solutions on this issue. ISHRS’ main goal is for its surgeons to perform the surgery personally without using the technicians.

 

The reason is, especially if you are having an FUE hair transplant surgery, the extraction part is very important.

 

We explained this in our earlier article “FUE Hair Transplant and the Importance of The Extraction” but briefly, each successful extraction of the hair follicle adds to the overall success of the surgery.

 

In addition, it increases the chance of having a natural look after the surgery. 

 

A lot of people who chose Turkey for their hair transplant procedure complained. They claimed that the surgeon didn’t perform the surgery, but rather technicians conducted it.

 

For some people, this might not matter as long as the results look good. However, when the results are not satisfying, naturally the patient complains about the technician involvement. 

 

Thus, you might want to decide first if you are okay with the technician involvement. If you want to find a doctor who doesn’t use a technician, you might want to look for specifically this.

 

ISHRS doctors are obligated to perform the surgery individually and therefore checking your doctor’s activity status with them through their website might help. This would help you protecting from getting into anything you don’t want.

Types of Clinics And Pricing

 

Once you make your decision, you will start seeing different prices for each clinic and doctor. Mainly, there are two different strategies.

 

Packages

 

The first type of pricing for hair transplants in Turkey is the packages. Hospitals and less experienced surgeons choose this strategy. The idea is selling the service at a low price to gain experience in the area.

 

People usually complain that the hospital surgeons lack the aesthetical touch and even if the hair transplants are very durable, the look might not be very natural. 

 

Similarly, the inexperienced young surgeon might not get you the best look. But they are still very skillful and can do a great job nonetheless. The prices are between $1500-2500 for the packages, and they include the flight tickets and accommodation as well.

 

Rate-Based Clinics

 

The other type of pricing is the per graft rate based pricing strategy. This pricing is the strategy of more experienced and famous surgeons in Turkey.

 

They generally set a fixed price for per graft and might help you with the accommodation. They usually don’t get involved in the flight tickets. 

 

The strategy is for the patient to ask for a free consultation. These clinics would like first to see the patient and determine the graft number. In some clinics tough, the surgeon might not want to do the surgery and decline the patient.

 

When the patient’s hair and scalp characteristics are not fit for an operation, they explain the reason and offer alternative methods. 

 

These kind of surgeons are more experienced and professional. Therefore the chances of a natural look are higher if you are suitable for a hair transplant procedure.

 

The price variety is higher in this type. It changes between 50 cents to $3 per graft. The numbers might vary slightly depending on your unique case. 

 

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Price Might Not Mean Better Transplants

 

When you compare the prices, remembering this is crucial. A high rate doesn’t mean the surgeon performs the entire surgery personally or will get the best results.

 

Meanwhile, the cheapest option could have the surgeon conducting the procedure personally and may get you the best result. We have prepared something for you which might help you find a surgeon you can trust.

 

“How To Find A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust” might help you decide your strategy while you choose your surgeon. 

 

 

https://www.hairguruagency.com/2018/11/05/hair-transplant-cost-turkey/

More Reasons To Choose Turkey

 

It seems very reasonable for people to choose Turkey as their hair transplant destination. The cost of hair transplant in Turkey is very fair if you can manage to find a doctor you can trust.

 

However, it is not just about the prices and quality. Turkey is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and Turkish Lira’s weakness presents a fantastic opportunity for outsiders.

 

You will spend at least 5 days in Turkey through the process. You will be resting after the surgery but then you will want to go out and see a new place. Istanbul or Ankara, you will have plenty of options to choose from.

 

If you like history, Turkey is a country of history. If you want to see some art, it is there. If you want to go shopping, there are a lot of shopping malls and places.

 

The best part in all of this is, whatever you do when you spend money, it will be cheap for you. It takes a long time for the market to correct prices and when you are there, you will be enjoying the power of your money.

 

The FUE method hair transplants’ recovery speed is fast, and the post-surgery pain is not much. This means that with extra care, you can visit places you are curious about while healing.

 

Since the prices are cheap for you, you can visit nearby destinations for meager prices while you are there. If you have time, you can go a few days earlier before your surgery and visit places with a limited budget. 

 

Health tourism is prevalent these days in Turkey. It could be a good idea to take advantage of the destination and make the most out of it.

 

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Do It Right, Do It Once

 

Ultimately, this is the idea. Hair transplant cost in Turkey makes it an essential alternative if you like to pay considerably less.

 

However, this comes with a risk; if you end up with the wrong surgeon, this whole thing can turn into a mess quickly.

 

Therefore, we always recommend very thorough research before making any decisions. If you make a mistake, it will cost you more time and money in the end. 

 

Given the fact that everyone is so busy these days, this increases the number of complaints after surgery. Most of the time, it is because the patient rushes and misses the point.

 

Therefore no matter how busy you are and how good the offer is, not rushing and giving yourself some time before making the final decision is essential.

 

Because most of the times we think something makes sense the moment, but when we wait for a while for the emotions to sit, we realize it was just a temporary feeling. But, if you think your decision is still the final after a while, then go for it.

 

In the end, this is your decision and your hair. All we can do is to hope that you find your ideal surgeon. And we will be here to help you while you do that.

 

Meanwhile, we hope that you have more information about the hair transplant cost in Turkey now. If you need more help, just let us know.

 

Good Luck!