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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why Does Hair Fall After The Surgery?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why Do I Have Pimples After The Surgery?

 

There might be many different reasons.

 

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

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

 

Minoxidil Hair Loss Stop

Why Do I Use Minoxidil After Surgery?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Why Do I Experience Itching/Swelling After The Surgery?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why Does Hair Transplant Work?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Finasteride Side-effects

Why Is There Side-Effects of Hair Transplants?

 

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

 

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

 

Why Is Hair Transplant Bad/Fails?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Why Should I Choose Turkey For Hair Transplant Procedure?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Istanbul hair transplant center of the world

How Much Do Hair Transplants Cost In Turkey?

 

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

 

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

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

 

How Much Does Hair Transplants Cost In Canada and US?

 

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

 

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How Long Do Hair Transplants Last?

 

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

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

 

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

Can Hair Transplants Increase Density?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Can Hair Transplant Scars Be Removed?

 

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

  • PRP
  • A New FUE procedure

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Cover The Whole Head?

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Treat Alopecia?

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplant Be Done Without Shaving The Head?

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplant Fail?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplant Cure Baldness?

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Be Done On A Thinning Hair?

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Damage Existing Hair?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Grow Long?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Be Done Twice?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Cause Nerve Damage?

 

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

 

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

 

Can Hair Transplants Lower Hairline?

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

FUT - FUE comparison and differences

Which Hair Transplant Method Is The Best?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Which Hair Clinic Is The Best?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Who Is The Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

When To Exercise After The Surgery

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

When Should I Get A Hair Transplant Surgery?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What Is A Hair Transplant Technique?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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What Does Hair Transplant Cost?

 

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

 

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

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

 

Is There A Risk With The Hair Transplants?

 

Yes, there are some risks involved.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Are hair transplants worth it?

 

Are Hair Transplants Worth It?

 

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

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

 

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

 

ISHRS and ABHRS Societies of Hair Restoration Surgery

 

Are There Any Associations To Help Me?

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Hair 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.

 

Hair loss for women infographic

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.

 

Hair transplants for women hair products 

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!

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

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

International And American Hair Loss Associations: Who are ISHRS and ABHRS?

 

A lot of people realize that after they decide to have the hair transplant procedure, there is chaos everywhere. Clinic websites have different designs and offer, but it is hard to trust information on a random website. After all, hair transplant journey is a long journey.

 

There are agencies too but the problem is the same, these are all on the selling/profit side. You need someone objective to help you through the decision making process. This is where ISHRS and ABHRS come to aid. But what are they?

 

ISHRS and ABHRS are two organizations, one international, one American. They are both non-profit organizations and aim to help people with hair loss and restoration. 

 

A Brief Historyof Hair transplants

Why Were They Needed?

 

Hair loss was a significant problem for a lot of people. With the increasing life-quality of the society, a need for preventing hair loss was present. The high-stressful jobs and lives we have caused us to lose more hair. Therefore, people started looking for ways to stop it.

 

In some cases, there was not any hair left to protect from the loss. For them, hair regrowth was necessary. These problems led doctors to start looking for solutions.  Many different ideas and inventions were in the market to solve hair loss problem. 

 

In the 1990s, the need for hair restoration led to the invention of the FUT technique. The surgeons were using hair implants to fill the bald area with hair follicles.

 

This new technology spread fast across the world. Many doctors from the different countries begun performing FUT operation. 

 

Eventually, the FUT method was a significant solution to solve the hair loss problem permanently.

 

However, this created a need for establishing the highest standards in the hair restoration society. In 1993, some pioneer surgeons in this idea formed the ISHRS organization. 

 

Mini ISHRS logo hair transplant organization

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

 

The idea behind this organization was, educating its doctors with new technologies and inventions so that the people suffering from hair loss could receive the highest possible outcome from the surgery.

 

They believe that this is only possible through educating their surgeons constantly. Consistent researching and development is ISHRS vision for its member surgeons.

 

Naturally, ISHRS has requirements for its surgeon to participate in congresses and researches frequently while performing the surgery personally. In each conference, the doctors from all around the world meet in one city.

 

For almost a week, participants demonstrate their inventions or techniques so that the doctors can perform it in their countries. The members present innovations in hair loss and restoration.

 

ISHRS has a critical mission. The organization aims to educate and protect consumers about the increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel or physicians with minimal training worldwide performing hair restoration surgery.

 

They want to inform patients about the dangers of medical tourism, and the importance of consumers researching a qualified hair transplant surgeon (ishrs.org).

 

Dangers Of Medical Tourism

 

We witnessed hundreds of patients each month suffering from the issues with the medical tourism. Especially in some countries, the share of the black market and technician use are increasing.

 

Some clinics and doctors aim to increase revenues. One of the ways for doing so is hiring technicians. They believe teaching the hair transplant procedure to an ordinary person and supervising that individual is sufficient.

 

The idea behind this strategy is to have multiple surgeries a day meaning various revenues a day. From a business point of view, this is maximizing profits.

 

ISHRS aims to stop this, and they do not accept any of their members’ activities involving these. If a doctor chooses not to follow this rule, the committee expels the individual.

 

ISHRS believes a doctor should be ethical, and loyal to their oath. Because usually when the patients complain about their surgery, we generally see technician involvement.

 

Imagine the outcome of operation when there is a risk even with a very experienced surgeon. Even the best surgeons make mistakes. Now, imagine a technician is the one performing everything.

 

Even when the surgeon supervises it, can he stop a mistake before it happens? 

 

Black Market

 

There is something even worse than technician involvement. That is the black market. Some people don’t want to pay a large amount of money for hair transplants.

 

Or they care about the financial part of the surgery more than the outcome. People in the market who are aware of this sad fact buy the equipment necessary for the procedure and perform it themselves. 

 

A lot of people don’t believe that such a thing exists. But the ugly truth is, it does.

 

The black market increased significantly in the latest years and became an essential topic in ISHRS. Today, ISHRS actively fight the black market to protect the patients.

 

 

ISHRS logo

Fellow Members

 

In 25 years, ISHRS expelled many of its members for not complying with the rules. But still, there was an issue with the current members; some doctors joined ISHRS only for the benefits.

 

Because it is the most reputable organization within the hair restoration society, doctors wanted to convert this into profits.

 

By doing the bare minimums, they stayed active members in the community and kept their certificates. Also, some other doctors wanted to be active, but either they couldn’t find time to participate more or afford the expenses, they stayed less active.

 

This led to a need for a higher class of members so that the people could distinguish the active and honorable members more easily. Therefore, ISHRS introduced its fellow members to the society.

 

ISHRS Quote: 

In order to be considered, the hair restoration surgeon must achieve a specific level of points in a system of various educational parameters such as serving in leadership positions, American Board of Hair Restoration (ABHRS) certification, writing of scientific papers, teaching at scientific programs, among others.

It is a great honor for a member to achieve the Fellow designation of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS). This recognizes the surgeon who strives for excellence in this specialized field. To maintain this status, the surgeon must continue to meet established educational criteria over time.” 

 

This new class of surgeons within the organization ensured the highest standards possible for the hair restorations society. The most important reason is, these fellow members have to participate the community actively.

 

They have to score a minimum of points continually. Otherwise, they are no longer fellow members. These members host workshops and teach the new generation about the best hair transplant techniques. 

 

The fellow members also need American Board Certificate, so this brings us to the ABHRS.

 

Mini ABHRS logo hair transplant organization

 

American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

 

The United States market share in hair restoration is 5 billion dollars. This is more than the total market size of the rest of the world. Naturally, this created a need for the United States focused organization.

 

Therefore, the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery was founded by the American ISHRS surgeons to examine the doctors in the area.

 

This organization helps the patients from the United States to continuously get the highest standard procedures from the doctors. 

 

This means that the doctors who are members of this organization need to follow ISHRS rules. Also, you can assume a fellow member has the ABHRS certificate automatically as it is a requirement for being a FISHRS.

 

People often refer to ABHRS as an American hair loss association but actually, they concentrate more on to the improving the standards for the hair restoration.

 

ABHRS try to make sure the surgeons follow the rules of their practice to increase the hair transplant standards. 

 

 

The Importance of ISHRS and ABHRS

 

ISHRS and ABHRS are more than hair loss associations. With the first FUT operation in the 1990s, the evolution of hair transplants has begun.

 

In time, a new and advanced way was founded, and the society called it FUE. Now, surgeons from all over the world try to find new ways to perform the surgery.

 

You might have heard of bio-grafts or neo-grafts, which are the same as the FUE technique only with some small differences. In the future, more new methods and innovation will be explored.

 

Adding the development speed of technology these days, it seems like we will have new inventions more often.

 

On top of that, the population is multiplying faster, and the need for hair restoration increases exponentially. With more demand, more people will join the market from different sides.

 

And not all of them will have positive intentions. All these reasons will make it essential for ISHRS and ABHRS to control the process. Not only control, but they will also need to guide it so that the optimum results can be achieved.

 

How To Use These Associations Effectively

 

So, these organizations try to make things safer and better for you. But they actually can help you make your decision. ISHRS and ABHRS are like a massive library dedicated to hair loss and restoration.

 

Not using their knowledge to your advantage can be a significant loss. We know it is sometimes challenging to find things online. And we also know you don’t have much time to read everything, evaluate and make the decision.

 

However, the entire idea here is, helping you find your strategy in this. From a business point of view, it is not smart to give you any advice. It might come back in unexpected ways.

 

We would prefer you make your strategy, and after the outcome is great, you take the credit for it.

 

Similarly, ISHRS and ABHRS want the patients to know about each doctor and clinic. They want you to know what to expect from your doctor.

 

You might think a member of these organizations would be more expensive, but there is a surgeon for every kind of budget in their organizations. And the best part is, it is for free.

 

Even if you believe you find your surgeon, getting a confirmation from these organizations would be wise. You may find out that your surgeon is just like you thought he is. Or you might find out there is doubt the way he operates. They can help you make a better decision.

 

Personal Experience vs. Information

 

Ultimately, you will be making the decision. The thing with the internet is, it contains both the personal experiences and information. And most of the time, they don’t match.

 

You read something excellent but then realize people’s experiences were different. Then it makes it difficult for you to choose because what is more important, experience or information?

 

You surf the forums and see a lot of information about the same doctor. Some approved him while the others complain. Then you see actual results where some look great while the others are not natural.

 

This is where these organizations step in, if you ask them, they will give you the accurate information. In a lot of forums and on the websites of individuals an ISHRS or ABHRS certificate is present, but is it valid? 

 

The bottom line is, the internet is instrumental if you can find the relative and right information. However, many people end up finding fraudulent information and regret the outcomes eventually.

 

With more research and active cooperation with these organizations, you can significantly increase the quality of the results. There is always a chance of failure and sadly today is about reducing that chance.

 

 

Here Is A Guide For You Which Can Help You Choosing Your Surgeon

 

Good Luck!

Hair Transplant Success Rate: How Do Hair Transplants Work?

Hair Transplant Success Rate: How Do Hair Transplants Work?

 

The Factors Impacting Hair Transplant Success Rate

 

Hair transplant success rate is something a lot of people want to find out. They know hair transplants are permanent, but they also want to know the success rate.

 

The success rate of hair transplants is %90-95 on average while the actual number depends on each unique patient and case. We have covered the reasons for the hair loss and how to increase the hair implant success rate in this article for you.

 

So, let’s get started!

 

Hair Transplant Success Rate Hair LossHair Loss

 

After the age of 25 (in some cases earlier than this age), depending on the genetic and other factors, we may begin to lose hair. From 25 to 45, our genetic code shapes how many hair follicles we will lose.

 

Some people experience their first hair loss at the age of 21 while others have no hair loss at all until 50. To explain how hair transplants work, we need first to tell why we lose them in the first place.

 

Genetic hair loss is just one side of the story. The other half is about your living standards. You may think you are losing hair because your relatives were losing hair at the same age, but other factors could be in effect as well.

 

If the hair loss is genetical, there is not much to do to stop it. But if it is because of your diet, mineral and vitamin deficiency or sleep routine, then you can do something about it.

 

All these factors have an impact on your DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels. DHT hormone affects the hair root, and this determines if you lose your hair or not.

 

If you have high DHT, then you have low testosterone levels. Therefore an average testosterone level means a normal DHT level and your hair should be fine. 

 

 

Hair Transplant Success Rate Testosterone vs DHT

 

Factors Affecting Testosterone Levels

 

We can conclude that your testosterone level determines your hair condition. So, if you know what affects your testosterone level, you will also see what you need to do to prevent hair loss. 

 

Testosterone hormone level depends on your lifestyle directly.

 

Research shows that if you don’t get enough sleep or your sleep is not enough or you don’t sleep consistently between 11 pm and 4 am, your body will not effectively manage testosterone. Your sleep quality affects your entire life more than you think.

 

A low-quality sleep pattern will cause more stress during the day. You will feel more tired and will have a higher tendency towards depression and anxiety.

 

Your day quality will drop as a result of a poor sleep pattern. Therefore you will have a poor testosterone level and high DHT. Eventually, this will cause hair loss.

 

 

Hair Transplant Success Rate Diet

 

Your Diet Is More Important Than You Think

 

What we eat in a day, in any meal is very significant. You might underestimate the importance of the diet in hair loss, but it is quite essential. When compared healthy foods to the rest, there is a significant difference.

 

For your body to maintain the balance, it is crucial for you to give it the necessary nutrients each day. Because if you don’t, you will lack some essential minerals and vitamins or even proteins.

 

This will cause your body to lose its hormone balance. In the end, this will hurt your hormone levels disturbing your DHT level. High DHT will make you lose hair eventually.

 

Moreover, especially for people who eat a lot of unhealthy fat, they have a higher chance of losing hair. As the nutrients get more complex in structure, they are harder to digest and dispose of.

 

This causes stress in the body which directly triggers reducing levels of testosterone. The rest you know.

 

Additionally, with an unbalanced diet, you will not get essential minerals and vitamins for your hair. Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E are all linked to hair health.

 

Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and essential fatty acids are the minerals which get you to the health of hair.

 

If you lack these vitamins and minerals, either your scalp, your hormones or your hair root will be affected negatively. Then, this will cause hair loss or speed it up if it has already started.

 

 

Hair Transplant Success Gym and Hair Loss

 

Consuming Alcohol And Gym

 

When compared, a person who consumes alcohol regularly is a better candidate for losing hair than a person who goes to the gym instead. Not only alcohol but also drugs cause hair loss as well.

 

The use of any substances and alcohol result into lower testosterone. It is not only the substances but also the poor sleep quality adding to that.

 

When any of these consumed, your body loses water. The loss of water causes deficiencies in the body. It takes longer than usual to get the body back into the routine.

 

Alcohol and drugs also cause you to have lower absorption of the nutrients. In the end, your body will suffer from many things, and from hair loss almost certainly.

 

If you choose to live a more healthy life and go to the gym regularly, you will experience better consequences. A person spending an hour at the gym three days a week will promote absorption from the nutrients significantly.

 

If you follow a healthy diet with the gym, you will increase your immune system and hormone balance. You will sleep and rest better. You will fall asleep faster as well. In every arena to fight hair loss, you will have the upper hand.

 

Even if your hair loss is genetical, your scalp will be more healthy and will respond to any changes better. If you start using Finasteride or Minoxidil, your body’s response will be better.

 

If you get hair implants, they will heal faster and will stay healthy longer.

 

Hair Transplant Success Genes

 

Despite The Genetics

 

If you can follow the positive path, your chances of having a better-looking hair will increase. You will have a better chance of preventing hair loss or slowing it down.

 

In some cases, if your hair loss is not due to your genetics, changing these conditions will help you not only to stop hair loss but also promote hair regrowth. 

 

If your hair loss is due to your genetics, then still you will stand a better chance of fighting hair loss. Because you have the ideal DHT level, any alternative method will have a higher chance to work.

 

With your genetics, there is nothing you can do. But with your lifestyle, there is a lot you can do. And if you want to fight hair loss despite your genetics, your goal should be optimizing your DHT through an ideal testosterone level.

 

 

 

 

Why Do We Lose Hair?

 

We lose hair because hair follicles are designed to live for a duration. After days, weeks or years at some point, your hair root (Papilla) will separate from your hair follicle.

 

Now what usually happens is, your papilla will produce a new hair follicle in the anagen phase, and you will have new hair.

 

Unfortunately, if the papilla becomes insensitive because of genetic or hormone related reasons, this reproduction time gets shorter. In the end, your hair root becomes unable to produce new hair, and you lose a hair. 

 

Now, it is normal for one single hair root to lose its sensitivity. However, when a bunch of hair is falling in the same area, you start to witness baldness or alopecia. This usually is when people realize their hair loss and start looking for solutions.

 

If you are losing your hair because of non-genetic factors, you have a chance of promoting the anagen phase and regain your hair. As we explained above, the reason for your hair loss is probably related to DHT hormone and changing things in your life can get your hair back.

 

Also, although not proven, some people lose hair due to the extreme warmth in the weather. The sweat blocks the hair root and causes hair loss. But it is considered a temporary situation.

 

If you are losing hair because of your genetic clock triggered, then this means your hair roots are not as sensitive as much as they used to be.

 

The anagen phase doesn’t reoccur because your genetic code set the hair roots to become inactive. You might want to start considering hair loss prevention strategies.

 

 

How Do Hair Transplants Work?

 

To regrow hair on the bald area, you have to get your hair roots to be sensitive again. Since your hair roots are not doing their job, you can’t grow hair in a specific area. First, you got your DHT level under control, and now you are ready to act against hair loss. You have two options;

 

  1. You can try alternative methods such as Finasteride, Minoxidil, and PRP
  2. Or, you can get a hair transplant procedure

 

Earlier, we have discussed alternative methods in depth in the article “The Solution To The Hair Loss Problem: Finasteride – Or, Is It?” and you might want to take a look at that if you need more information.

 

Briefly, alternative methods have all pro’s and con’s, but the common problem is, they are not permanent. You can get results for a very long time, but in the end, if you want the permanent solution, your only shot is a hair transplant procedure. 

 

Finasteride aims to inhibit type II 5-AR and the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in various tissues including the scalp. Since DHT level is lower, as a result, you might expect less hair loss.

 

However, if hair loss is genetic or your testosterone level is too low because of your lifestyle, Finasteride effects will be limited. If you manage to stop hair loss for a while, then it is good. You have bought time.

 

But sooner or later, your body will grow a tolerance to the drug, and it won’t be as effective anymore.

 

The case is the same for the Minoxidil and PRP, in time, their benefits will reduce to the minimum. Then, you will consider getting a hair transplant procedure. 

 

Finasteride Hair Transplant Not Permanent

Alternative Methods

 

FUE or FUT, it doesn’t matter. Both ways aim to extract the hair follicles and therefore the hair roots. The idea is, moving the sensitive hair roots to areas without sensitive roots.

 

The healthy hair root will adapt its place and start a healthy and long anagen phase in its new location.

 

Therefore, your scalp will start growing hair in the bold area. Genetic factors and DHT levels will not matter for a very long while.

 

Your surgeon prefers to select the donor area with genetic superiority. In general, this will be the back of your head. But, no matter where the hair comes from, it will be genetically superior to the fallen hair.

 

It will not be affected by the DHT levels. This is the reason why the new hair will be permanently there.

 

The Hair Transplant Success Rate

 

The technological advancements made it possible for hair transplant success rate to go up to %95 on average. Today, the equipment of hair implanting is incredibly useful. The same thing applies to the planting stage.

 

The percentage of overall hair transplant success rate depends on the procedure and the surgeon as well as the patient. Finding your ideal surgeon is crucial to get the highest hair transplant success rate and the most natural look. 

 

But even if you can’t, still the hair transplant success rate is above %90, and this number is a very precious number. 

 

 

hair transplant success rate infographic

 

It Is Up To You

 

We always believed that the success of the hair transplant operation is up to you. Yes, a surgeon will perform the surgery. But you will choose that surgeon.

 

Just looking at the numbers and saying “oh, even the worst number is a great number” is a mistake. 

 

Yes, this means if you are not very unlucky, 90 follicles out of 100 will stay on your head for a very long time. But the way it will remain is also very significant.

 

Therefore, choosing your hair transplant method and surgeon is essential for having the most number of hair follicles on your head while they all look natural.

 

We have a guide we provide and you can download it here or watch the video if it is more convenient. It contains our 6 steps strategy to find your ideal surgeon.

 

Also, we recently covered and explained how we found our surgeon we recommend and it might help you. You can read it here =)

 

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. 

 

Mini ISHRS logo hair transplant organization

 

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. 

 

hair transplant in turkey cost guarantees nothing

 

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.

 

Finding a hair surgeon you can trust do it right the first time

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!

How To Find A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust

How To Find A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust

How To Find A Hair Surgeon You Can Trust: Meeting Kayihan Sahinoglu

 

You realized it is a mess out there, right? From the moment you decide to get a hair transplant, you probably kept seeing a lot of information, reviews, and ads but you can’t decide who to trust or which way to follow.

 

Earlier, we tried to help you with our article “How To Choose Your Hair Transplant Surgeon” and provided you with some tips, but now we will go one step further. Let us tell you the story of how we found our surgeon that we can trust. 

 

Importance of the Extraction Grafts

Learning The World Of Hair Transplants

 

Right after you stepped into the world of hair implants, you will realize there is a severe commotion everywhere. Since you just started to collect data cognitively, you will see a madness going out there.

 

People are arguing in the forums, asking questions and a lot of different ideas expressed, you will get confused soon.

 

Today, it is perfectly reasonable that everyone tries to protect their right because it is a crazy world out there. This leads you to a constant need for calculating costs and benefits together.

 

One of the first questions on your mind will be “how much do hair implants cost?” and your search for the answer will bring you to many different places.

 

Because everything revolves around costs, you will soon realize, the cost of it will determine the method you choose, and this will be an early decision you have to make. 

 

FUT - FUE comparison and differences

FUE or FUT?

 

Some will claim one method is better over and give you reasons for their ideas. You will see a lot of ads from each side, but the bottom line will be, there is no such thing as the best hair restoration method.

 

As there is no best food or colors, it depends on the unique needs and tastes. So, soon you will compare both ways and make a decision based on what you need and can afford. 

 

 

It’s Time To Choose A Surgeon

 

Eventually, you will come to the stage where you will find yourself looking at before after pictures of each surgeon. You will have some idea about the costs and what type of hair transplants you want. Still confused, you will keep considering different options.

 

You will wish for some magical advice from the future or supernatural things. But in the end, you will make the decision yourself. The question you need the answer for will probably be “how do I know who to trust?” or “how do I get to the best possible end?” 

 

The cost, the method or the country, this whole thing comes down to finding the ideal surgeon that you can trust. The money you spend will be spent well if the surgeon does a good job.

 

The method you choose will be the right choice only if the surgeon does a good job. The place you traveled, will be the best place to visit if he does his job well.

 

Importance of the Extraction Surgeon vs Technician

 

What’s A “Good” Job?

 

Glad you have asked. How do you know if your surgeon did well? It is common sense and something you already know; if your surgeon performed the surgery for the money you agreed to pay while your hair looks better than you have expected in the end, he has done well. That is the basic equation for defining the performance of the surgeon.

Finding a hair surgeon you can trust

The Importance of Ethics

 

But we found out that there is an additional value in the equation. From the first time you talk to your doctor, until the moment you no longer need him, it is essential that your surgeon remains in the ethical boundaries.

 

We know that ethics depend on the individual but, if your surgeon can apply the international ethics rules, then you will have found something even more valuable.

 

If your surgeon is honest and transparent in the communications of any kind, this creates trust. You will realize that the reason you are reading the reviews is that you are still trying to understand if you can trust him.

 

It is not easy to believe a person who will change the way you look for the rest of your life, even if your surgeon is affordable and skilled, you will still need to trust he will be consistent with who he appears to be.

 

Now, this brings us to how we knew we could trust our surgeon, Kayihan Sahinoglu.

 

 

Finding a hair surgeon you can trust balance

 

Finding The Perfect Combination

 

As young entrepreneurs, we dreamed of starting a business for a very long time. Our dream was, no matter what we do, a company where we knew we were doing the right thing. It didn’t matter if we sold an idea or product, we always wanted to be at the light side of things. 

 

After spotting the need, we decided we could help North America to get hair transplants for a lower cost while increasing or to maintain the quality.

 

Because the prices are very high here, there are people out there who need to restore their hair, but they are stuck with saving a lot of money to afford the procedure. If they knew there was a better option, would they want to know about it?

 

That question is the reason why you are reading this article today, and this library exists. We did not want a simple blog page to explain things to rank higher on Google; we wanted to create an online hair library where you can feel safe.

 

We didn’t post everything we can find to attract more people; we wanted when the people come, they can get only the information they need fast.

 

We believe less is more.

 

Difficult Times

 

We were all set with the website and everything, but the problem was finding the doctor. Like you feel for your situation now, we felt unsafe in the market. Not knowing how to find a surgeon we can trust, we talked to many doctors.

 

After a while, it felt like this was a false hope because staying on the light side of the things was very hard without the right surgeon. And as usual, the moment we lost our faith, we found the solution.

 

 

Certificates and qualifications of Kayihan Sahinoglu

 

Kayihan Sahinoglu

 

Finding a skilled surgeon is not very difficult. By now, in your research results, you probably have a lot of experienced surgeons already. It was the same for us too, but when we found Kayihan Sahinoglu, it was the first time we had a surgeon with high skills and integrity. 

 

After a few times talking, we convinced him to work with us. The only thing he asked for was being honest and concentrating only on what we could do rather than what others were doing.

 

When your star player is honest and focuses only on his own game, that is how a “Kobe Bryant” is born. Every star you have ever known, if you look carefully, you will see that they all were honest people doing only their jobs. You never hear Kobe arguing opponents or blaming the referees when things go wrong.

 

Because if you concentrate on what others do or don’t, you are no longer in the game.

 

Similar with stars, this rule applies for the surgeons and lawyers as well. The moment they stop being ethical, no matter how talented they are, their methods cause problems for the people they serve.

 

It might not be the first person they work for, but eventually, they fail someone. We knew this very well. We understand that this might be your inner fear as well.

 

Deep inside, you might be analyzing the risks to see if you want to go with someone like that. Our opinion is, it is not worth it.

 

 

 

Importance of the Extraction Analysis

You Can Know You Can Trust Your Surgeon

 

when you start talking to him. When you first ask for a consultation, it is very official. It was the same in our case. You will experience a lot of suspicion and excitement at the same time.

 

If you feel like this doctor cares about what he does, then you might trust him. But if he keeps the attitude no matter how challenging you are, then you know you can believe him. 

 

When your surgeon doesn’t see you as a mean of income, you realize a lot of personal input. There is a difference between copying and pasting answers and carefully examining each and writing answers for each case.

 

If your surgeon doesn’t spend the time to understand what you need, how can you know he will care for the extraction of each graft. People think those are different things, but the idea is the same.

 

In our case, it was a chance to have met Kayihan Sahinoglu because he wanted us to ask him everything. No matter how many requests there are for consultations, we have to send them to him.

 

Because he believes surgeons shouldn’t be too busy for patients. That is essential for our work to be successful, but it is also critical for the patient to get the maximum out of the surgery.

 

Importance of the Extraction Make Your Own Research

Research Proves Even More

 

You might think that the most critical part of getting a hair transplant is restoring your hair. But in many cases, patients realize that the communication and trust between them and their surgeon was the key.

 

If you are at the stage of finding your surgeon, you might want to anticipate what would happen if things go wrong.

 

Even the best make mistakes sometimes. The real value of something can be seen only in the worst situation. When we checked his reviews, we saw what made him special was his care for the patient’s concerns.

 

After all, this process is not only physical, but it is also psychological. Managing the psychology of the patient while changing his physical state is pure skill.

 

And we would like to thank him for attending patients’ concerns and questions even after a year of surgery. These are the reasons why we knew Kayihan Sahinoglu was the surgeon we could trust and recommend confidently.

 

Another Method

 

when you are trying to decide if you can trust your doctor, a useful method would be reading the signals. Since your communication is over the internet, you can concentrate on the details he provides.

 

An answer that looks ordinary and short means less passion for the task. If the response contains only essential information with care, this is something golden.

 

It is hard to trust; there is no way to know if your decision will lead to the ideal outcome. The best you can do is knowing you have done your best to analyze everything and came up with the best option from the possibilities.

 

Therefore, as we always do, everything comes down to this; 

 

 

Finding a hair surgeon you can trust do it right the first time

Do it right, Do it once

 

For the best results, doing extensive research increases your chance to reach the best outcome. Rushing your decision to be over with the stressful process tends to lead to poor results. The total money spent depends on the outcome of the decision.

 

If you make a mistake, saving a few hundred dollars the first time won’t mean anything as you will end up spending more on fixing that the second time. That is why we say do it right the first time. If you do it the right way, there won’t be a second time, and that itself is a significant win.

 

 

Finding a hair surgeon you can trust your instincts

Trust Your Instincts

 

 This is the story of how we meet the surgeon we can trust. It was challenging to put faith in someone enough to take the responsibility of recommending him. It was not easy, but in the end, we found our surgeon. That is the last thing you might want to consider.

 

Choosing your doctor as if you are recommending the doctor for the ones you care about might mean you’ve found your surgeon. If you trust what you see enough to take responsibility for it, then your decision gets less stressful. 

 

So far, we only have one surgeon we trust enough to recommend. We are working hard to bring more surgeons of the same caliber, but it takes time.

 

It takes a lot of time to build trust. Until we find something we are sure, we will take our time. That helped us make the right choice and might provide you with the same benefits.

 

Because sooner or later, you will have to choose a surgeon. That will be the critical moment of your journey. The ending depends on you, and with patience and knowledge, you can write the best end you deserve.

 

And we will be here to help you as much as we can towards that right ending.

 

Good Luck!

 

How To Choose Your Hair Transplant Surgeon