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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

Hair Transplants For Women: There Is No Gender Difference

Hair Transplants For Women: There Is No Gender Difference

Hair Transplants For Women: Is There Any Difference?

Hair transplants are for women as well. Contrary to public perception, hair loss is a significant problem for women too. According to ISHRS data, patients consulting for a solution to stop their hair loss problem are almost equal in gender. %60 is men while %40 is women. Surprised right? More interestingly, only %33 of the female patients get hair transplants.

 

That is odd, right? let’s dig into that.

 

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Why Do Women Lose Hair?

 

This is a typical guy question. It is difficult for many people to understand that this is an ordinary problem for anyone. But the reason why women, in general, lose less hair is due to the hormone-related and genetic factors.

 

Genetically, women have a lot less testosterone than guys. This means less DHT fluctuation in their system. Since DHT affects hair follicles adversely and women have a lot less of it, they experience less hair loss and thinning than men.

 

With the constant production of testosterone, males have higher DHT and tend to lose hair more. Therefore their hair follicles suffer more from the adverse effects of DHT and end up losing more hair than women.

 

And yet, women lose hair too, and more than you think. Some of the reasons for women hair loss are the same as the man. Stress and nutrition deficiency causes unbalance hormone levels.

 

Eventually, just like men, they start losing hair. There are also different reasons such as;

 

  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Extreme Use Of Hair Products

 

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Womanly Reasons

 

 Men don’t get pregnant, experience Menopause and in general, don’t overuse hair products. Moreover, men have a high level of testosterone. That causes DHT levels to drop but when testosterone is lower, DHT rises again. That causes men to lose hair.

 

On the other hand, women have a very low testosterone level. Therefore, their DHT levels don’t fluctuate as much. We will talk about this further shortly.

 

Pregnancy

 

The beauty of our nature is the ability to give life to another. Pregnancy is the stage of creating a life which is both difficult and beautiful. For women, it tends to get very challenging.

 

The reason is, the hormone level changes happen at a very high speed. Sudden changes in the hormone levels affect the body significantly. A lot of different consequences can be observed, and hair loss is one of them.

 

Hair transplants for women Pregnancy-test

 

 

Because of the fluctuation, hair follicles go into the telogen phase. That is, your hair stops regrowing until the pregnancy is over.

 

Now the problem is, because of extreme stress or hormone change during the pregnancy, some women can’t regrow hair after the birth.

 

That is a common problem. Especially some severe hair loss happens on either the forehead or on the top of the scalp. Thus, these women experience hair loss and need hair restoration after a while.

 

Menopause

 

Women experience hair loss during and after the menopause. The hormonal imbalance happens because of a lowered production of estrogen. This means female produces more androgen hormone which directly causes hair thinning and loss. 

 

This hair loss can be temporary or permanent depending on the individual. In some cases, hair regrowth can reoccur because, after the fluctuation, the body can find the balance again and promote a degree of new hair production.

 

However, in most cases, it is permanent, and some bald spaces can appear on the scalp.

 

Usually, hair surgeons don’t want to conduct surgery on these patients if the hair loss is not extreme.

 

The reason is, both the success rate and strength of donor’s hair are less after the age of 45. Since menopause starts around that age, doctors advise alternative solutions, such as Minoxidil or PRP.

 

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Excessive Use Of Hair Products

 

Women tend to use more hair products and spend more time shaping or coloring their hair than men. This naturally affects hair follicles negatively. The constant use or spraying of hair agents cause hair roots to become insensitive.

 

Usually, if a man uses these products as much as a woman does, he loses hair faster. However, women are lucky because their anagen phase occurs a lot slower than men. This means they have each hair follicle for longer.

 

Despite that advantage, women experience hair loss because of the excessive use of hair products. Notably, some women are less immune to the adverse effects of hair products.

 

These women may experience hair loss after a while because the anagen phase gets faster.

 

After a while, hair might not regrow leaving a bald spot on the scalp. In general, genetic factors determine if you fall into this group.

 

If you are that unlucky lady, then you might consider initiating efforts to prevent hair loss.

 

In general, doctors would advise alternative methods first, because women have a higher chance of regrowing hair after a period than man.

 

If the hair regrowth doesn’t happen, they might agree to perform a hair restoration surgery of your choice.

 

Hair Transplants For Women

 

Now, if we combine these three factors with the unisex ones, we witness a high potential for hair loss for women. So, if a woman decides to act, the first step is probably trying the alternative methods.

 

FDA and Canadian officials only approve Minoxidil as an alternative method to stop hair loss. 

 

However, some clinics also prescribe Finasteride to women if the reason for hair loss is androgenetic (male hormone). They aim to suppress the DHT levels to prevent hair thinning. Otherwise, Finasteride is ineffective for women hair loss.

 

Our agency recommends Minoxidil and PRP as the first step to stop hair loss. After researching thoroughly, we concluded that these methods work better on women, their outcomes are excellent compared to men.

 

The reason why we recommend them is, since women get better results with them, they have a higher chance of keeping their hair loss under control. If hair loss stops with Minoxidil use, it is cheaper and easier for women to solve their problem.

 

PRP is different because it is more expensive. For men, it is, but the results stay very short. After a few sessions, it becomes too costly for a male patient. However, with the women, the effect is longer.

 

Although we are still in doubt with PRP, we still think it might be your solution.

 

 

Best Hair Restoration Method Pros and Cons

 

FUE and FUT Comparison For Women

 

If the hair loss is too advanced and hair transplants are the solution, then the type of procedure is more significant for a woman than it is for a man.

 

The first guess is, since women have longer hair, FUT scar would be invisible and therefore can be a cheap and effective option. That is actually very true. But there is a problem.

 

Women tend to suffer hair loss either on their hairline or the top of the scalp. This means the surgeon needs more freedom with grafts.

 

Yes, the visibility of scar is not essential if our lady uses her hair long. But you would be taking the liberty of changing to a short hair from her. If she switches to short hair, her scar will be visible.

 

Moreover, FUE is far superior in hairline fix surgeries because of the freedom the method gives to its surgeon. A more natural looking hairline will be present if the procedure is FUE.

 

Even when the recipient area is on the top of the scalp, the surgeon would still need more freedom to plant the implants so that nothing can be seen from the back.

 

People usually forget that from the front, everything might look good. But it is equally to look normal from the back, and this is what people miss frequently.

 

Therefore, FUE seems to be a better choice because it gives a more natural look and that is the goal in a woman hair transplant procedure.

 

Psychological Aspects Of Hair Transplants For Women

 

  With hair loss, people suffer from physical consequences. However, there is also a psychological part of hair loss.

 

Depression, anxiety, loss of confidence and fear are the negative emotions women experience with hair loss. We don’t like making a comparison based on gender when it comes to needs, because we believe no one needs are or can be more critical.

 

With that being said, because women hair loss may come from reasons specific to them, it affects their psychology differently.  This is a vital point.

 

If a female loses hair due to pregnancy or menopause, then their decision-making mechanism might not function properly. That creates a potential for a problem.

 

The psychological need for fixing their hair might cause some women to rush their journey. The hormone imbalance causes inconsistency in logic and disturbs strategic thinking. 

 

Unfortunately, people can take advantage of that. Doctors or clinics may tell you what you want to hear and perform the surgery. And after a while, you might end up realizing what a big mistake you have done.

 

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Vitality Of Patience

 

For these instances, we recommend going through the decision-making process with a close friend or partner. It is essential that someone keeps you off your emotions so that you can use your logic.

 

It is very natural that you won’t make rational decisions as your hormones are imbalanced. This is understandable, and there is, fortunately, a solution.

 

It is not easy. But if you can remind yourself that you are doing this for yourself and you deserve the best possible outcome, you can relieve some of the stress. It is an instinct for a woman to look beautiful and this can create a weakness.

 

That is why it is essential that you have a friend or partner who understands your position and helps you control your emotions.

 

In the end, people will love you no matter how you look. And you want hair transplants to regain your confidence, and it is personal. Not letting any other thoughts interfere during the decision-making process can improve results dramatically.

 

The pre and post surgery get a lot easier. The operation itself becomes a less problem. Because if you made up your mind in the beginning, then you are going through all this no matter what.

 

And it is vital that the whole thing goes smoothly so you can return to your old life as soon as possible.

 

 

Finding your hair transplant surgeon you can trust

 

Finding Your Ideal Surgeon

 

In the end, we believe finding the ideal surgeon depends on your efforts, not gender. It might be more difficult for you. But the rewards are also great.

 

If you can stick with positives during the entire process, you will improve your results yourself. That’s a lot of “you”s, but as a strong and independent woman, you have all the power you need to make this the right.

 

Hair transplant journey is a long one, but it doesn’t need to be painful. All that depends on your mindset. If you decide to do it the right way from the beginning, things will get you to the success gradually.

 

And we will be here in each step if you require our need in your journey.

 

Good Luck!

Are Hair Transplants Worth It? The Fear And Reward Equation

Are Hair Transplants Worth It? The Fear And Reward Equation

Are Hair Transplants Worth It? The Fear And Reward Equation

 

Are hair transplants worth it? This question is reasonably popular among folks who are just beginning their hair transplant journey. We are all the same; the cost-effective ratio is our defensive wall against all the chaos out there. Naturally, marketers out there will try their best to sell you their product or service.

 

And you will want to protect yourself by making your calculations. What we have discovered so far is, if you find your ideal surgeon, hair transplants are worth the trouble.

 

Let’s explain this further.

 

are hair transplants worth it? Consumer Behavior

 

Consumer Behavior

 

Probably by now, you have realised that any time you consider buying something, your brain starts using the same protocols. There is an equation coded in your mind which is a guide for the decision-making process.

 

This equation is straightforward, for the price offered, will the product I purchase solve my problem? This is the simple cost-effectiveness equation.

 

When the price starts to increase and surpass the limit, your attention rises as well. The value of the product changes for you. Therefore you compare more things.

 

On top of that, your emotions begin to affect your decision. It is no longer a simple equation, but a balance of many different factors. 

 

Hair transplant procedure is a costly method of restoration. Not only financially, but also time and energy-wise you will have to invest a lot. Naturally, it will be harder to maintain the balance while making the calculations.

 

Especially fear and panic will challenge your reasoning and increase the possibility of a mistake. This is very normal.

 

 

are hair transplants worth it? Consumer Behavior panic and fear

 

Panic and Fear In Hair Transplant Journey

 

While surfing through forums and websites, we have seen a lot of negative reviews. Specifically, some clinics and individuals target these feelings. Naturally, it is easier to sell you something when you are emotional. The panic and fear lead to the need for a fast solution.

 

To tackle the uncertainty and negative emotions, individuals become more eager to choose something to feel better. Eventually, they end up devastated.

 

The most important thing is, understanding that it is not only the marketers fault but you have some degree of responsibility in this as well. Because they offer you something and try to make you feel overwhelmed.

 

If you can stay calm and process everything with optimum speed, you will dodge their offers. However, if you let your feelings disorient your reason, you will only feel good for a brief while.

 

It comes to the second aspect of psychology. Individuals tend to feel negative once their initial perception or decision is negative. Similar to hotels where if the door person smiles and acts sincere, your overall satisfaction from your stay will improve.

 

But if the person is not kind and welcoming, even when everything else is perfect, you won’t feel comfortable. So, if your first decision comes from negative emotions rather than your reasoning, your overall experience will likely to be less favourable.

 

Second Alternative: Reason

 

Unlike letting emotions get in the way, relying on your reasoning will improve the outcome. The first step is awareness of the threats. Once you start reading different sources, it is useful to remind yourself each deal may be a trap.

 

As a result, instead of falling for wrong deals, you can keep searching and learning more. 

 

The second step is, giving this process some time. A lot of people jump to the last step and finalise their decision. If you are investing this much, it is wiser to take the process slower. You can even look back to your history.

 

How many times have you rushed and regretted the results? Maybe you bought a car and realised there was a better option or deal. Or maybe you bought flight tickets and found out there was a better option on the other website.

 

In these cases, not relaxing hurts you the most. We know that you have waited a very long time and it took a lot of courage to finally make this decision. But it won’t hurt to wait just a little longer.

 

Because the answer to the first question is partially this, hair transplants are worth it if everything goes smooth. 

 

are hair transplants worth it? Consumer Behavior panic and fear Two scenarios

 

Two Scenarios

 

The first scenario is what we see the most in the industry and will implement real experiences in it. And the best part is, you are the lead character!

 

You have decided that your hair loss stopped and it is time to change the way you look. That has been bothering you for so long. That’s why you are excited to have started. You asked a bunch of people around and then surfed the internet.

 

You have seen a lot of names and clinics. You have realised a lot of countries offer alternatives. You checked the forums and witnessed a lot of different opinions about the same subject. You are confused.

There is chaos and uncertainty. You want to make the right choice, but you don’t know who to trust. For some reason, a very cheap deal catches your attention. Although you see both positive and negative things, the deal is too good.

 

Somethings are bothering you, but you still choose to take the deal. The more you read and search, the more confused you get anyways.

 

And now you felt for the first time that you are losing your will to have the hair transplant surgery. That’s why you instinctively rush and book your procedure.

 

The Other Path

 

The second scenario is what we usually see every day in positive hair transplant experiences. Now everything has begun the same. You have received an offer from a clinic. You liked it but decided to keep looking around.

 

You thought “If they offer this now, they will offer it again somewhere else.” You kept looking at different surgeons’ websites and reviews. Finally, you have seen something that matches what you need and want. You asked for a consultation. 

 

After consulting different clinics, you have successfully figured out what would be the best strategy for your situation and what you exactly need. After considering your options, you have chosen a surgeon that fits what you want the best.

 

 

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Are Hair Transplants Worth It?

 

Now, if we ask you if it was worth to have hair transplants, what would be your answer? For each scenario, you must have felt two different emotions. When you fantasised both paths, which one is more likely to get you to what you want?

 

If the question is, “In which scenario you think you will end up satisfied?” what do you think your response will be?

 

Both answers would depend on the strategy you have. Your plan comes from your logic. Therefore, hair transplants are worth it if you use your logic and stay calm while evaluating different options.

 

Visualising your path and asking yourself questions is essential for achieving the best possible outcome. And that is only possible if you have enough information. Without the knowledge, you will be blind in this journey.

 

Eventually, you will lose your way, and that is less likely to get you to your goal.

 

Reward Is Through Logic

 

The typical story behind a successful hair transplant procedure is about the logic. It is challenging to stay focused on this journey.

 

We know this is different than buying a car or flight ticket. A mistake of purchasing a ticket, you will lose money or time, but the way you look will remain the same.

 

But if you make a mistake choosing your hair transplant surgeon, the consequences might be permanent. 

 

Don’t worry; you can always have a second or third surgery to fix the initial error. However, the whole point of why we exist is to help you avoid making that first mistake.

 

Because if you avoid that first mistake, there won’t be a second time. In the end, it will be worth having hair transplants.

 

Finding your hair transplant surgeon you can trust

Finding A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust

 

Earlier in the article “How To Find A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust”, we provided information about how we found our doctor we recommend. You can read the article to understand our logic and use it to create your own. 

 

Our strategy was finding a doctor who is professional and caring. Because we knew if he is professional, he won’t do anything to jeopardize his profession and career.

 

If he is caring, then we know he will do whatever necessary to show the same level of service to each patient. In the end, each patient will remember their hair transplant journey as a good memory. That is how we want to be recognized.

 

Our strategy will be different than yours because our needs are different. If you start your research by identifying your needs, you will be closer to success. You need to have hair transplants for the lowest possible price; then you will follow that path.

 

If you need the most natural look, you will try to make decisions based on that. But in either way, your chance of success will improve because you have identified your need in the beginning.

 

Finding A Doctor Understanding Your Needs

 

If you have successfully determined your needs, all you need to do is finding the surgeon who respects that. Trust comes from mutual understanding.

 

It might be difficult for you to be sure if your doctor is from another country because of the distance. We have prepared a checklist for this instances.

 

Checklist

 

Received confirmation about the method, cost and person performing the surgery.

  • I know what I want from the procedure and am perfectly capable of telling it to anyone.
  • I checked the reviews of valid forums and websites to make sure there is consistency.
  • My consultation e-mail is very detailed, clearly explains what I want and asking how it can be done.
  • The pictures of my hair are attached in the e-mail, and the photos show different angles.
  • My surgeon has agreed to deliver what I want, at the price we agreed, and the way I want it.
  • Surgeon’s explanation matches with what the other doctors said about my case.
  • Received confirmation about the method, cost, and person performing the surgery.

 

Significance Of The Checklist

 

Completing this checklist doesn’t mean everything is going to be excellent. It does not guarantee success; it improves your chances of achieving your goals in your journey.

 

However, if you have everything checked here, you have a very decent chance that it will be worth it in the end.

 

The most important aspect of all these is communication with the clinics. 

 

You are making a deal with your surgeon, and it is essential that both parties fulfill their responsibilities. In this sense, your e-mails are physical proof of your agreement. If there is nothing vague on there, you will have more confidence in your commitment.

 

But if things like graft number or who performs the surgery are uncertain, you will have less chance of fixing problems.

 

Therefore, it is essential that the whole conversation is clear and confirmation present. No one would want to take a chance with the agreement.

 

That is why if you read it carefully, you will quickly notice if a doctor’s responses are honest, or there is something fishy about it.

 

Ultimately

 

This article can alone help you succeed to spot any ambiguity and save you from a lot of trouble. Staying calm and following a step by step approach is beneficial. It doesn’t have to be our way; please find your way because you know you the best.

 

We try to provide a roadmap which is easy to convert for each unique situation. With some luck and research, you will have everything the way you desire and will be able to say hair transplants are worth it.

 

Good Luck!