What to Expect
Since the 1950’s, it has been possible to have hair transplanted from one area of your head to an area that has thinning hair or no hair at all. Over the past 65 years, hair transplant technology has improved greatly, and the transplant success rate is extremely high. For those people who are unhappy with their hair loss, Hair Transplant Turkey can restore a fuller head of hair that will lead to an improved self-esteem and a better enjoyment of life.
What Should I Expect?
The idea of having hair transplant surgery may seem quite intimidating if you don’t have any facts about the procedure. In reality, the whole process is nothing that should scare you, and in fact, is quite fascinating!
- Clean and prep area to be removed- Your scalp will be thoroughly cleaned in order to prepare it for the hair removal portion of the procedure.
- Inject local anesthetic- Our transplant team will then totally numb the area of hair that is going to be removed and used for transplantation.
- Remove “good” hair- Once you are totally numb, a small strip of your scalp that contains a lot of hair will be removed with a scalpel. That area of your scalp will then be stitched up and the stitched area will not be noticeable because it will be concealed by surrounding hairs.
- Prepare grafts- As one member of our transplant team is stitching you up, another surgeon will use the strip of “good” hair to create hundreds of small hair grafts. These grafts may be single hair grafts or several hair grafts, depending on your hair type, color and the size of your balding/thinning area.
- Clean and prep transplant area- Next, the area of your head that is balding or thinning will be thoroughly cleaned and numbed in order to prepare it to receive the grafts.
- Graft procedure- Once the transplant area is cleaned and numbed, your surgeon will create tiny holes with a very small needle. The pre-prepared hair grafts will be transplanted into each of the holes, like planting a microscopic garden.
The length of hair transplant surgeries varies greatly because everyone’s hair loss is different in pattern and size. Additionally, everyone has different quality existing “good” hair. Most hair transplant procedures take between four and eight hours from start to finish.
After your procedure, your local anesthetic will keep your scalp comfortable for a short time. Once the anesthetic begins to wear off, your scalp will be sore and you may have to take pain medication. Typically, your discomfort should only last a few days, during which time you will also need to wear a bandage or dressing over the area to protect the newly transplanted hair grafts from damage.
A few weeks after your procedure, the grafted hairs will fall out. This is totally normal and nothing to be alarmed about. In a few months, those grafts will begin to produce new growth. Typically, patients will have around half of their new hair growth within six to nine months after their hair transplant procedure.