CAN I HAVE THE SAME RESULT AT TWO DIFFERENT CENTERS IF I HAVE TRANSPLANTED THE SAME NUMBER OF GRAFTS?
No, you may not. Most of the patients are curious about the number of transplanted grafts or strands and will assume that the same result can be obtained if the same number of grafts are transplanted. However, the experience of the surgeons, direction of transplantation, transplanting without damaging the graft, duration of the graft outside, the solution property that grafts stay outside and number of grafts /transplantation area ratio (density) is decisive on this issue. You will need to search thoroughly the success and experience of the surgeon team who will perform the operation.
WHAT IS THE POINT TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE SURGERY
You should not any painkiller (i.e Aspirin), Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, vitamin E or any other herbal products one week before the surgery that may cause bleeding. Patients who have cardiac diseases, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, bypass surgery or stand operation history must give their medical information to the doctor. For this reason if the patient uses any drugs that conceive to control bleeding, the drugs should not be used for a period under the doctor’s consultation. Hair transplant can be performed on Diabetic patients but blood glucose levels must be controlled. Thyroid disorders are common, especially low thyroid hormone levels affect the success of the transplantation. If you have thyroid disorders, your hormone levels must be within normal limits. Three nights prior to surgery, you should not consume any alcohol. On the day of the surgery , you should wash your hair in the morning, and you should have a good breakfast.
WHAT IS THE RATIO OF THE TRANSPLANTED HAIR EXTENSION?
There is no method or technique that can give a definitive answer to this question. Because after the hair growth, it is hard to say if it is the transplanted hair or the existing hair. It is impossible to count the hair growth one by one. According to many cases we have seen in the past, on the frontal area extension of graft ratio is approximately 90-95%, on the vertex area this rate decreases to 70-75%. You should be aware that these rates are obtained by an expert staff. These success rates cannot be guaranteed for all hair transplantations.
CAN WE FIX THIN OR THICK HAIR DENSITIES THAT HAS BEEN CAUSED BY A PREVIOUS TRANSPLANTAION PROCEDURE?
The patients whose hair is not dense enough because of past hair transplant surgeries can undergo a correction surgery if they have no diseases and the donor area is rich enough. Correction operations are performed.
WHAT DOES A GOOD HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY AIM?
Three things will be aimed by a talented surgeon. A transplantation that ensure natural view and can not easily be realized on the first view (single roots on the front side, two three roots mix grafts that envolume on the posterior, adhere to natural hair growth side and natural frontal line). Patients will not have post-operation scar. Should make the surgery at the maximum hair density (50-60% of normal hair density) and natural view.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED TO HAVE FOR THE TRANSPLANTION?
Hair transplant surgeries might be performed more than one time. This is based on the width of the hair loss area. If the transplantation area is completely bald, two sessions will be necessary and a dense area will be accomplished (50% ratio of normal hair dense). Every targeted session raise the density ratio up to 25%-35%. So 50%-60% density of hair will be perfect by two sessions of hair transplantation. The period between the two sessions must be at least 40 days up to 6 months depending on your case.
IS THE HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY PAINFUL?
Most of the time, the patient feel a slight pain during the injection of local anesthesia. When the anesthesia injection finished, pain does not occur. But if the surgery takes longer than expected, the effect of anesthesia will be diminishable, thus another injection should be done again. If necessary 8-12 hour anesthesia can be obtained by doing nerve block. With the help of giving strong analgesic by the end of the operation, post-op pain is prevented.
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY?
The complication and adverse effects of hair transplant surgery is very low and insignificant. Minor complications can be observed at hair transplant surgery, like any other surgical procedure. Redness on the transplanted area will take up to 2-8 weeks heal. After hair transplantation, thinning of the existing hair can be seen for a couple of months. Post-op pain and scar on the transplanted area will disappear between 7 to 10 days. Dull ache occurs after fue operations for one night, 2-3 nights after fut operation. Topognosis and torpor passes after fue operations immediately, rarely, torpor takes longer time disappear. For itching, precautions are taken by medication and washing. Ache can be on the donor area post-op up to 6 days, this ache can pass by anti inflammatory and analgesic. Tubercle on the scalp can occur on the 3rd day and can pass 3-5 days. Cyst formation: in a couple of weeks spontaneous remission occurs and it seems like very small pustule on the transplantation area. We have hardly ever seen infection but it can occur every surgery theoretically. Post-op scar occurrence take a longer time, if scar is not cleared mycosis can occur.
WHAT IS THE DENSITY OF HAIR PLANNED AS A RESULT OF HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY?
Human eye can’t tell the density difference between 50%-100%. If we assume the donor area’s hair density is 100%, the density ratio will be at least 50% of natural hair. At first session 25%-35% density ratio will be transplanted according to the patient’s hair thickness, donor area’s situation, hair color, patient’s age and sex and even hair/skin color type. Then a second session may be required to raise this rate up to 50%-60%.
WILL THERE BE ANY DIFFERENCE OR HAIR LOSS ON MY NORMAL HAIR AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY?
Yes. Your normal hair around the transplanted grafts can get thinner or temporal hair loss can occur. This situation can be seen as existing hair loss on transplantation area.
WHEN AND HOW MY HAIR GROWS?
After the hair transplant surgery, transplanted hair will be shed on the first month. Hair follicle’s settling, completing growing phase and growing takes 3 months. Growing the first hair takes 3-6 months. After this period, the expected hair length will be 1 cm. First hair will be curly or wavy, thin and colorless. Over time hair becomes straight, thicker and your natural color will be formed by the help of sun.