Frequently asked questions and answers
Q: Frequently asked questions and answers
A: It is the patient’s duty to report significant and / or recent medical history and analysis; Especially if you have any blood disorders such as Hepatitis C or HIV. The priority of our team is to guarantee the health of the patient and the previous information about their medical and capillary status is fundamental.
We will do a blood test before the operation: Full-blown CBC, glucose, sodium, potassium, creatinine, ALT AST, bleeding time (PTT, TTPA, INR) tests for hepatitis and AIDS (HBs Ag, anti -HBs Ag, HCV, HIV). These tests are performed by medical staff in the same hospital prior to the intervention. The patient is always obliged to communicate to the doctor before the departure of his country through the personnel in charge of communications of the clinic, if there are diseases, allergies and / or the habitual use of certain medicines.
All medications that could lead to bleeding (aspirin, Coumadin) should be reported to the doctor and should be withdrawn if ordered by the doctor.
If the patient were positive in one of the diseases mentioned above, the intervention could not proceed because of the obvious risk involved for the medical team. We recommend that you do a previous analysis in the country of origin if you are not sure if you are suffering from these infections.
Q: What is meant by the 10 year process guarantee
A: The guarantee includes the commitment to the success of the transplant and its quality and naturalness; Otherwise, the patient may be re-operated at no cost, with the exception of round-trip flight expenses.
Q: Why a signal?
A: We ask for an advance with the sole objective of being sure that your decision is firm and has been reflected maturity. Your advance payment will be refunded if your intervention can not be performed due to major causes (accident, hospitalization, death of a close person)
In order to be able to reorganize the surgery sessions in case of cancellation, we ask that you notify us at least three weeks in advance so that the advance is returned to you.
Payment of the remaining balance is made on the day of surgery.
A detailed invoice with all payments will be delivered to you after the intervention.
Q: When and how my hair grows?
A: After the hair transplant surgery transplanted hair is getting lost on the first month. Hair follicle’ s settling, completing growing phase and growing takes 3 months. Growing the first hair takes 3-6 months. The we are expected hair to be 1 cm. First hair is curly or wave, thin and colorless. Over time hair becomes straight, thicker and color forms by the help of sun.
Q: Are there any difference or hair loos on my normal hair after hair transplant surgery?
A: Yes. Your normal hair around the transplanted grafts can get thinner or temporal hair loss can ocur. This situation can be seen as existing hair loss on transplantation area. This situation finishes about two months and spontaneously gets better. Temporal hair loss and getting thin of the existing hair is called ‘Telogen Effluvia’. This situation should not discomfort patient until the new hair grows because it is temporal.
Q: What is the dense of hair planned as a result of hair transplant surgery?
A: Human eye can’ t recognize the dense between 50%-100%. If we assume the donor area’ s hair dense 100%, the dense ratio will be at least 50% of natural hair. At first session 25%-35% dense 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 sessions can be required to raise this rate up to 50%-60%.
Q: What are the complications and adverse effects of hair transplant surgery?
A: The complication and adverse effect of hair transplant surgery is very low and insignificant. Some minor complications can be at hair transplant surgery like every surgery procedure. Redness on the transplanted area will take up to 2-8 weeks.
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 be destroyed at 7-10 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 long time. For itch precaution is taken by medication and washing. Ache can be on the donor area post-op 5 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 long time, if scar is not cleared mycosis can occur.
Q: Is the hair transplant surgery painful?
A: Most of the time, patient feel pain only during the injection of local anesthesia. When the anesthesia injection finished pain does not occur. But if the surgery takes long the effect of anesthesia will be diminishable fort his reason another injection should be done again. If neccessary 8-12 hour anesthesia can be obtained by doing nerve block. With the help of giving strong analgesic by the end of the operation patient prevents from post-op pain.
In some cases, if patient has injection fear and agitation oral sedatives for sedation or intravenous sedation can be done. I want to notice that at our clinic intravenous sedation done by anesthesia doctor for hair transplant surgery is very low and we do not prefer. We do not accept the general anesthesia requests.
Q: How many sessions do I have hair transplant surgery?
A: Hair transplant surgery can make at repetitive sessions. This is based on the width of the hair loss area. If the transplantation area is completely bald 2 sessions will be good and dense transplantation will be made(50% ratio of normal hair dense). Every targeted session raise the dense ratio up to 25%-35%. So 50%-60% dense of hair will be perfect by two sessions of hair transplantation. The period between two sessions must be at least 40 days up to 6 months according to the method.
Q: What do a good hair transplant surgery commit?
A: Three things will commit by a talent surgeon. A transplantation that ensure natural view and cannot easily be realized on the first view (single roots on the front side, two three roots mix grafts that volumes on the posterior, adhere to natural hair growth side and natural frontal line). Patient will not have post-operation scar. Should make the surgery at the maximum hair dense (50-60% of normal hair dense) and natural view.
Q: Can we fix hair not dense enough or thick and grow wrong side because of hair transplantation done before?
A: Patients whose hair is not dense enough because of past hair transplant surgery can undergo a correction surgery if they have no diseases and the donor area is enough. We do correction operations at our clinic.
A: In this situation some hormone levels, vitamin and mineral levels will be checked. Eczema, skin reactions and secondary infection scars have to be checked and then we can make a decision.
We apply to methods on thick and wrong side growth hair transplant correction. Firstly if grafts are so big and wide we displant these grafts cut into single grafts then transplant again with natural phrase. On the second technique; we camouflage the bad view by transplanting dense and single grafts around and between to these thick grafts. In other words we hide this hair islet by dense transplantation and make vague.
Q: What is the point to take into consideration before the surgery
A: You should not use aspirin, Ginkgo bıloba, ginseng, vitamin E or any other herbal products one week before the surgery that may increase bleeding.
Patients who have cardiac diseases, atherosclerosis, myocard infarctus, bypass surgery or stend operation history must give theır medıcal information to the doctor. For this reason if the patient uses any drugs that coencive to control bleeding, the drugs should not be used for a period under the doctor’s consultation.
Diabetic patients can make hair transplant 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 before surgery, you should not drınk alcohol. On the day of the surgery you should wash your hair in the morning, and you should go to the clinic with a good breakfast.
Q: Can I have the same result at two different centers if I have transplanted the same number of grafts?
A: No. All 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 is transplanted. But 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 in this issue. You will need to confirm the success and experience of the surgeon team who will make the operation.