If you are struggling with hair loss, you have probably considered a hair transplant.
After a certain age, most men lose their hair because of genetic reasons. However, as cosmetic medicine has developed a lot over the last years, there are many hair plant treatment methods.
There are many hair transplants, and all of them have a high success rate, depending on how the body accepts the changes produced after hair plantation.
What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation or hair restoration is a surgery that moves follicles on the back and neck to fill a bald area.
There are two types of hair transplants, follicular unit strip surgery (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
FUT consists in removing a 6 to 10 inch from the back of the head and sewing it onto the scalp, after dividing it into 500 to 2000 tiny grafts (each has an individual hair or just a few hairs).
The number of the hair depends on the hair type, quality, and area size from where you get the transplant.
For the FUE process, the doctor removes hair follicles from the donor area one by one. Depending on the number of grafts, the surgery can take up to eight hours.
You might consider another procedure later on if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.
The recovery process
After the surgery, your scalp may be susceptible. “Is hair restoration painful?” is a ubiquitous question among patients.
You may need to take painkillers for several days, but mostly to fight against inflammation, not against severe pain.
The hair restoration recovery is easy and quick. You may wear some bandages for 24 hours and take some antibiotics for several days to protect the open areas against infections.
Most people return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation.
Hair transplant side effects
The most common side effect is scarring, but one cannot avoid this with any procedure.
However, it passes over time, leaving no marks. Other side effects may include infections, crust or pus drainage around the surgical sites, inflammation of hair follicles, bleeding, scalp pain and itching, losing sensation around the surgical site, or continuing to lose hair if your hair is still balding.
However, if you have ever wondered, “Is hair transplant safe?” you should understand that risks occur only if the procedure is not made by professional surgeons in conditions of maximum hygiene.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
A hair transplant can be costly. In most countries, the price is set according to the number of grafts transplanted.
That is why in the UK or USA, the price of a hair transplant starts from 3000 euros and can reach 15000 euros per session.
In Turkey, we set the price according to the surgery, not the number of follicles.
However, the final cost also depends on the surgical technique chosen, the surgeon’s experience, and the necessary medications.
HayatMed, located in Istanbul, is highly experienced in performing Hair Transplant Surgery surgeries with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations.