Frequently asked questions

During our many years of experience in the field of hair transplantation, we have been asked a lot of questions by our patients. Here we have singled out some of the most common ones.

We have decided to gather the most frequently asked questions to help readers clarify any possible doubts. If you can’t find your question here, you can contact us directly and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

While the channels opened by the side slit technique are opened towards the actual hair, the transplanted scars grow very close to the original shape and can be brushed in the desired direction.

The procedure cannot be performed if the donor area where the follicles need to be taken is not suitable. Additionally, patients with chronic diseases (heart, high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV) or allergies should inform the doctor about their condition.

Complications and side effects of this kind of procedure are minimal. Since human anatomy differs from one another, complications can also differ; but they are very rare.
Side effects and complications are as follows: necrosis in the transplant area or in the donor area, transplanted follicles that do not hold onto the scalp, allergy to anaesthetics.
Complications such as scalp infections are very rare after the operation.
Some side effects that can occur during the healing phase are: swelling, pain, and small crusts on the involved areas of the scalp.

The affected area must be protected from all types of trauma. One should lie on their back to avoid swelling in the operated area. It is necessary to use the medication carefully and consult the doctor who performed the surgery if there are any issues. Avoid contact with water until the first hair wash. It is necessary to comply with the recommendations of the doctor.

Depending on the area, on average a procedure can last 6-7 hours.

Anyone who is experiencing genetic or stress-related hair loss can undergo the procedure.

Hair transplant methods are generally divided into two: DHI and FUE hair transplant techniques.

It should be cut short enough so that the hair follicles can be clearly seen and extracted with a FUE instrument.

Hair transplant is usually done under local anaesthesia, which means you won't feel any pain. During a hair transplant that is combined with sedation, the patient remains conscious without feeling the extraction of the graft, the creation of the receiving site and the grafting itself. The patient undergoes the operation without experiencing pain or discomfort.

During the first visit, the doctor assesses the patient's suitability.
The transplant is then recommended or not, depending on the condition of the hair and the phase of loss of the same. Other than that, there is no specific age recommended for having a hair transplant.

Yes, after the operation we provide an official document which can serve as a guarantee to the client.

The primary source used for the hair transplant as a donor area is the back of the head (the nape of the neck). Since the hair follicles in the neck are less sensitive to hair loss, they remain the primary source of grafts used in hair transplants.
The hair follicles extracted from the donor area do not grow back. For this reason, the analysis of the potential of the donor area remains the most significant element of a hair transplant.
Hair follicles are extracted methodically from the donor area. Obvious signs of the extraction will not be visible.

Before surgery, we recommend keeping the hair slightly longer, without shaving it completely, so that during the visit, the doctor is able to better analyse the situation and assess the patient's condition more accurately.

Three days before the surgery you should stop taking medicines that have a good blood thinning effect, such as aspirin. We ask that you get your doctor's approval before pausing any medication, as well as for the surgery itself. For your well-being, we also request that you inform us about any health issues you may have and any medication that you are prescribed by your family doctor.

Platelet aggregation in PRP treatment is 2 to 4 times higher than platelets in the bloodstream.
Platelets help the body form clots to stop bleeding and heal wounds.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a source of growth factors that promote wound healing. These growth factors are very important in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues. PRP contains a significantly higher concentration of platelets than in basal or peripheral blood. The regenerative properties of platelets target the affected site, which in turn helps speed up the healing process.
PRP contains high concentrations of platelets and works by speeding up the body's healing process while addressing the injury site by encouraging the growth of new healthy cells.

After a hair transplant, the period of time required for the recovery, healing and growth of new hair is approximately 12 months. Between 2 and 3 weeks after the surgery, most patients experience a phenomenon known as "shock hair loss", wherein the new transplanted hair goes through a "rest" phase and falls out. This is a perfectly normal and natural process that most patients experience after hair transplant. There is nothing to worry about. After the initial loss, the transplanted hair will slowly begin to grow back. After 2 - 2.5 months, the transplanted hair will enter the normal regrowth cycle and will grow by about 1.5 cm every month.
From the ninth month onward, the transplanted hair will improve in texture and after 12 months, the hair will be thicker with a structure very similar to the original hair.

The hair follicles to be transplanted are extracted from the back of the head, called the donor area. This area is also known as a "safe zone". Since hair follicles in this region are less affected by the DHT hormone, they are genetically more resistant to baldness.
The characteristics of the follicles taken from the donor area tend to be dominant with respect to the characteristics of the new grafting area.
This implies that when hair follicles are extracted from the nape of the neck and transplanted to areas that require coverage, they will exhibit higher strength characteristics with a significantly lower loss rate.

There is a post-intervention fall, defined as "shock hair loss".
The loss that occurs after about 2-4 weeks after the surgery is the result of a short-term trauma that occurs in the transplanted hair follicles and in the scalp after the surgery.
It is an inevitable phase after the hair transplant, but also absolutely normal and temporary.
Even if the transplanted hair falls out, the follicles are not damaged, it is a necessary process for the growth of new hair.

Although most hair transplant patients are men, a higher number of women have started evaluating hair transplants as a hair loss treatment. Women generally opt for a transplant to lower their hairline or to add volume to thinning areas. Women are not required to shave their hair completely. To carry out the extraction phase, only part of the donor area is shaved, which will remain completely "invisible". Women with long hair can easily hide the shaved area by covering it with the surrounding, longer hair, so as not to expose the shaved part.
Thanks to the refinements of the technique and newer, and less invasive procedures, women have also started to favour hair transplants as a treatment to treat empty or thinning areas.

Generally, most patients are able to return to work after 2 days. We recommend that patients who are engaged in work activities with a risk of sun exposure, head bumps or dust take a week off. It is already possible to fly back home 1-2 days after the surgery. Please keep in mind that the scabs will remain in the transplanted area for about 12-15 days.

- FUE hair transplants can give a more natural, and dense look.
- The FUE technique is an effective solution for the treatment of moderate to severe hair loss.
- It is a comfortable technique designed to guarantee patients the least amount of discomfort, without leaving visible scars after the operation.
- Offers patients faster recovery; you can comfortably return to your daily routine and travel the day after the surgery.
- 98% of transplanted grafts generally grow normally.

After the hair transplant, the PRP treatment is recommended in 3 sessions with intervals of about a month between each session, with the aim of optimizing its effectiveness.
The first results with the PRP are generally visible after the second session.
The results of PRP treatment are not permanent; maintenance sessions must be carried out at least once a year.
Depending on the patient, a session every 6 months may also be required to maintain results.
The beneficial effects of PRP multiply if the treatment is carried out regularly.

The follicles are extracted from the donor area, which is usually the back of the head, or the nape of the neck, known as the "safe zone". Since the follicles on the sides and back of the head are less affected by the DHT hormone, they are less prone to hair loss. When hair follicles are implanted in the new treated areas, they show more resistance to baldness.
In cases where the donor area is weak and insufficient to supply the required amount of bulbs, beard hair can be used as an additional resource. The hair extracted from the beard remains in the growth phase (anagen) for long periods and is an excellent alternative source to the classic donor area.
Beard bulbs are thicker than those of the nape. For this reason, to provide more volume in the transplanted area, the bulbs extracted from the beard are transplanted in the medial and tonsure hair area. It is also preferred not to use them in the front parts of the scalp.

Experience remains a determining factor for a successful hair transplant. Hair transplant surgeries have been carried out in Turkey for many years. The treatments are performed by highly qualified and specialised doctors, who have acquired extensive knowledge and experience in the field of hair transplants. This in turn has made it possible to analyse many different cases and to perform countless hair transplant procedures.
Turkey is generally a pioneer in the use of new technologies in the hair transplant field, which are often then adopted throughout the world. The techniques applied in the clinics consequently use the most modern equipment and focus on improvement and innovation.
In order to offer better results to our patients, the use of new, modern equipment and advanced technique implementation is a guarantee.
Other reasons that make hair transplant clinics in Turkey so attractive are the high success rates of the interventions, and affordable pricing that does not compromise the quality of the services offered.

During the consultation, the doctor will determine which technique is suitable for you based on the extent of thinning, the quality of the hair and the density of the donor area.
For example, if the patient has extensive baldness, the most suitable technique is FUE, the reason being is that the FUE technique allows you to extract larger quantities of follicles in one session.

The DHI method is exactly like the FUE method, except for the incision and grafting phases. In DHI, these two phases are merged together.
When compared to other methods, DHI's main feature is a surgical pen instrument called a "Choi implanter", which is used for creating the receiving spots while simultaneously transplanting hair bulbs.
- In the FUE method, about 3000-4500 follicles can be transplanted in one session, while the DHI technique that number goes from 3000-3500.
- With the DHI method, healing is faster and there is less bleeding than in the FUE method.
- The FUE method is ideal for covering large areas, while the DHI method is more suitable for smaller areas.
- The FUE method requires a completely shaved head before the procedure, while for the DHI method it is required to shave only the back of the head (donor area). This represents a significant advantage for female patients.
- The DHI method requires more skill and experience than other hair transplant methods. This is why our doctors and their teams undergo a long period of training in order to specialize in the use of this technique.
- DHI hair transplants are generally a more expensive procedure than other methods.

When the procedure is performed by an experienced doctor and a professional team, the results look completely natural. Getting a natural-looking transplant depends on a correct treatment plan. The desired result is achieved through designing and defining the hairline while framing the face in a proportionate way.
The quality of the patient's hair and the density of the donor area are equally important factors that influence the naturalness of the result. Hair grows at different angles and directions. To achieve a natural result, hair transplant must be carried out taking into account the growth angle and the direction of existing hair.

You can shorten your hair after a month.
To shave your hair with a razor, you will have to wait 6 months.

Hair transplants supported with PRP allows the tissues to heal faster, allows the hair follicles to remain in the active growth phase for a longer period of time, and helps its adaptation to the transplanted area after the operation.
Platelets are a source of growth factors that have the power to promote hair growth and also volumize existing hair. Growth factors help the formation of blood vessels in the transplanted area, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are supplied to the hair follicles that have just been transplanted via the subcutaneous bloodstream.
For this reason, PRP helps the faster growth of transplanted hair after hair transplant.

The first step to treating hair loss is to visit a doctor to diagnose the cause of your condition and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Hair transplant surgeries supported with PRP allow the tissues to heal quickly, make the hair follicles remain active for a long time and help their adaptation to the transplanted area after the surgery.
Platelets, which are the source of growth factors, help the formation of blood vessels in the transplanted area, which in turn increase the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are supplied to the hair follicles that have just been transplanted with the subcutaneous blood flow.
For this reason, PRP helps speed up the growth of transplanted hair after the transplant.

For the PRP treatment, 5-10 cc’s of blood is collected from the patient.