Frequently Asked Questions

Which region is the donor area from which hair roots will be extracted?

The sources of the hair units are the hair follicles between the ears. This is known as “the permanent zone” and will never be lost.

Which medicines are recommended to prevent hair loss after the Procedure?

The newly transplanted hair is guaranteed to last a lifetime because it has been harvested from the permanent zone. After a successful hair transplant procedure, you must still address the problem of your ongoing hair-loss.

Are there individuals to whom hair transplantation can not be performed ?

Approximately20% of the people that we see are unsuitable for transplant or have a low donor so will have limited results. Hair Repair Clinic staff will always manage your expectations truthfully and will not make wild promises. There are a number of medical conditions that prevent us being able to perform surgery so it is important, to be honest with your patient coordinator when completing your Medical Questionnaire.

What kind of a scar remains after Procedure?

If an FUE Procedure is performed, the aim is that donor area scars are unnoticeable even by the hairdresser and are covered by other hair. For an FUT Procedure, a scar will be visible from anything below a blade 2/3, a strip is taken at the back of the head ear to ear which will leave a scar only visible if a head is shaved in later years to a blade 2 or below.

What is the course of healing after hair transplantation?

In the FUE transplantation area appears red because of thin red crusts for one week, this redness is decreased by the fifth day. After shedding of the crusts in this region recovers its previous appearance completely after the eighth or tenth day.In the FUT procedure, the donor area can feel sore and tender for up to two weeks after surgery.

Can I swim in the sea or pool after the Procedure?

You can swim in the sea or pool 15 days after the Procedure.

When can I participate in sportive activities after the Procedure?

You can walk and gentle exercise 7 days after the Procedure and participate your routine sports activities two weeks after the Procedure.

When can I return to my work after the Procedure?

This is a decision left to the patient. From the medical perspective, you can continue your work or social life immediately after the Procedure. Crusting in the donor area and the region where hair transplantation is performed is eliminated in about 8-10 days.

Does any scar remain in the posterior part of the scalp after FUE method?

No, no visible scar remains in donor area even if the hair is shaved after FUE procedure.

Do I have to buzz cut my hair for FUE technique?

Yes. However, if the number of hair roots which will be extracted is small in patients with appropriate hair structure, the donor area is shaved and the regions where the roots are taken are covered by hair.

What about hair length for FUT?

This can be your normal length, no need to shave or cut shorter for the Procedure.

Who is performing the Procedure?

These Procedures are performed only by our surgeons because this procedure is included in the category of microsurgery and requires medical information. Cosmeticians, technicians or nurses are not authorized to perform this Procedure without a doctor/surgeon

When does the patient see the first hair?

Thin crusting occurs for 8-10 days after the Procedure. These crusts are shed from the head like dandruff and are completely eliminated in 8-10 days when washed daily. In this period, the patient may go on to his daily life and work by wearing a hat. The hair starts to grow in the first three months. One year after hair transplantation, the aimed appearance is reached.

Can hair transplantation be performed in bald individuals?

Most healthy adult men with adequate hair in the donor area (the region between the ears) are appropriate for hair transplantation.

Can eyebrow and beard transplantation be performed?

Yes. Eyes constitute the most characteristic parts of the face. Eyebrows play an important role in forming different expressions of the face by framing the eyes. There is no cosmetic or medical treatment to grow hair in areas of lost or deficient eyebrows, yet. Independent of the cause, hair roots can be transplanted in the field of lost eyebrows and new hair appearing like eyebrows can be provided to grow.

What is eyebrow transplantation, how is it performed?

Eyebrow transplantation can be defined as a transplantation of healthy hair roots which are programmed genetically not to be lost for life, obtained from the area which is localized between the ears in the posterior part of the head and which is called donor area, to the areas of eyebrows.After the procedure mild crusting and erythema are observed in the transplantation area for four days. The area where the transplantation is performed completely heals at the end of 6-7 days. Full growth of the transplanted eyebrows takes 3-6 months. Although a second intervention is generally not required, the growth is evaluated at the end of the sixth month and a second intervention is performed to obtain the desired outcome, if it is needed.

(No complication occurs in eyebrow restoration. However, it should be kept in mind that new eyebrows grow faster than the hair. Therefore, new eyebrows grow faster compared to your own eyebrows, especially in the first year after eyebrow transplantation. After one year, new eyebrows start to adapt the growth rate of the region they are localized).

Correction Procedures ?

Many of our Procedures performed are correction Procedures which we perform in patients in whom hair transplantation was performed in different clinics.Correction Procedures require a good planning. A patient who has undergone an unsuccessful Procedure has limited donor area. In this case, the hair surgeon should make a good plan considering hair transplantation, the age of the patient, his expectations.

Beard, moustache and side whiskers transplantation ?

As healthy hair is important for the good appearance of women, so can be hair and moustache important for self-confidence and external appearance in men. However, sometimes men do not have beard and moustache with a density as they desire.

Why is beard and moustache lost?

The density, tissue and hair quality of beard is completely under the control of genes. After the beginning of puberty, beard hair gets thicker and gain their terminal forms in three years. Loss of beard and moustache may be due to autoimmune diseases as well as cutaneous diseases. Other than this, the heaviest picture arises from hormonal imbalances.The virility hormone testosterone should be controlled when it decreases below the threshold value in men. Loss of beard may also be observed in the disease called alopecia areata.

(There is no cosmetic or medical treatment to grow hair in areas without hair, yet. This is also valid for beard and moustache. Beard and moustache transplantation can be performed from the age of 20-22 when the hormones reach their basal level. This procedure is recommended for men who wish to grow their side whiskers, like the appearance of a beard of two days, but have irregular or deficient beard hair.)

(Beard-moustache transplantation can be performed in all healthy men who have no beard or who have bald regions in patches in their beard. One of the most common interventions is transplantation in a region with a scar. Beard-moustache transplantation can be performed in anyone who has hair on the scalp. The Procedure is performed by extracting hair roots from the area between the ears (just above the neck with thinned hair) or the areas above the ears.)

(Approximately 8-10 weeks after the intervention the outcome starts to display itself. The beard hair which is present and scalp hair which is transplanted cannot be visually differentiated. The outcome is natural and persistent.)

Will I lose hair after the hair transplantation ?

Your hair will at first fall in the transplanted area and then the new hair on your scalp will grow back.

What is the success rate in hair transplantation ?

97% Success rate

What should I avoid before the Procedure ?

You should avoid all medication, Alcohol, Cigarettes and spicy food a week before surgery.

How do you determine the quantity of grafts that must be transplanted ?

It will be decided by our surgeons upon your hair density and your current condition of your hair, size of the head and bald areas etc.

How long does an Procedure take?

This depends on the procedure and a number of grafts you are having, anything between 4-10 hours.

Do I feel any pain throughout the Procedure?

No, we will treat the area with a local anesthetic first.

Will I need a 2nd Procedure?

This all depends on the scale of your hair loss and if you are on any medication to protect you from losing more of your hair. The maximum number of grafts in one treatment is 2500.

(We have tried to answer as many common issues here in the Hair Repair FAQ but, if there is anything at all that you are concerned or curious about please contact us below.

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