Most of us take our appearance for granted, no realizing that many people deal with trust problems and even depression when they are not content of how they look like.
Cosmetic surgeries are a relief for those who wish to change their appearance.
Today, you can change almost everything with the right cosmetic surgery. People who deal with rare hair or baldness have hope in hair transplant procedures.
This is a cosmetic intervention, that gives people trust, hope, and happiness, as their hair can finally grow back.
What is an FUE hair transplant?
There are two types of hair transplant: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
The difference between FUT and FUE is that in FUT, the doctor removes a strip of skin from which he extracts individual follicular units, whereas, in FUE, he directly extracts individual follicular units from the scalp.
Doctors prefer FUE because the healing process is quicker and the donor area will not have any scars after this procedure.
The FUE Hair Transplant Growth is quick and efficient, and it can be witnessed after a few months since the procedure.
What to expect after an FUE transplant?
The second week after FUE transplant, the scalp will be a little pink in both the recipient and donor areas.
The fue donor area after two weeks is sensitive and still needs special care with local medication.
However, if the patient uses the recommended medicine correctly, the area will completely heal in one month, without leaving any scars.
The results of fue after one month and fue after two months cannot be seen yet.
The follicles finally rest in their new “home,” and the hair appears to be the same as before. However, you can start seeing some timid growth four months post fue.
It can take up to 18 months for the new follicles to reach the expected appearance.
Risks and costs of treatment
There are some risks of doing a hair transplant, as in any other kind of surgical intervention.
The most common side effects are bleeding and infection. The less common risks include scarring of the donor areas and unnatural-looking new hair.
The FUE, after four months, starts growing, which creates some inflammation of follicles infection for some patients. When this happens, doctors prescribe antibiotics and compresses on the affected area.
Some people deal with hair loss in the area where they got the new follicles, but most of the time, this side effect is not permanent.
No matter what procedure you choose, the hair transplant is considered cosmetic surgery and it is not covered by insurance.
The cost of this procedure may be pricy in some countries. It generally ranges between $4,000 and $15,000. However, our Turkish doctors offer great medical services at very affordable prices.
That is why many people from West Europe choose Turkey as the perfect destination for the cosmetic outcome.
It is believed that medical tourism in Turkey helps foreigners to save over 75% of their money.
HayatMed located in Istanbul is highly experienced in performing FUE Hair Transplant with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations.
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