Hair transplant is one of the best-known cosmetic surgery techniques of our days, and without a doubt the one that more men resort to. Baldness, one of the main aesthetic concerns of men, was until not so long ago a problem without a permanent solution. Hair transplant has changed perspectives. It consists of a microsurgery in which small incisions are made in the scalp in the operating room, like a follicle, to implant hair from the back of the head (the most resistant), which roots naturally. It is the definitive solution to baldness that many men have been waiting for, and that is now accessible to you too. If you are worried about baldness, and you see that your alopecia problems are getting worse, Prof Clinc’s team can restore the confidence that you previously had in your image with a definitive hair treatment.
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What Is a Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a surgical practice that consists of the transfer of a male’s hair with its root, undamaged and with its appendages, from an area of the head, defined as the donor area, to another bald or thinning area, which we define as the recipient area. The hair transplanted into its new location will behave as it would have done in its original site, giving rise to normal growth.

 

The hair from the donor area is taken from the occipital and temporal areas (back and sides) of the patient’s head; in these areas, in fact, even with very extensive baldness, we will all be able to notice how the hair does not fall out due to the diversity of the hormonal receptors that characterize it. In practice, even people with very extensive and inveterate baldness retain a strip of hair that goes from the upper edge of one ear to the other which will be useful for carrying out the operation.

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It is clear, therefore, that hair transplant redistributes existing follicles and cannot create new ones (hence the use of the term “autotransplant”). Therefore, the number of hairs each of us has available is fixed.

Hair transplant offers a refreshing solution to male hair loss. At Prof Clinic, our adept surgeons understand the intricacies of male hair patterns. From your initial consultation to post-procedure care, we guide you on a journey tailored to your needs. Whether you’re exploring FUE Technique, Robotic Hair Transplant, or DHI Technique, we’ve got you covered.

Preparation for a Male Hair Transplant Procedure

The hair transplant procedure is not painful and is performed under local anesthesia combined with mild sedation in the presence of an anesthetist.

An operation with the FUE technique can take place over several days with sessions of up to 7-8 hours, while an operation with the FUT technique takes place in a single day and lasts between 4.5 and 5.5 hours.

 

In any case, it is necessary to carry out a series of blood tests and a control electrocardiogram before the operation to verify the good state of health of the candidate for the operation, so that the doctor can evaluate whether there are contraindications.

 

The tests to be carried out are therefore typically: Electrocardiogram (ECG), blood count, PT and PTT, urea nitrogen, creatinine, electrolytes (Na, K, Cl), fibrinogen, blood sugar, transaminase, and Ab. HCV, HbsAg, HIV, blood group.

 

You will have been given instructions to follow before your surgery. this may vary according to the type of procedure, but whatever form they take, they must be adhered to.

This may include the following:

  • Stop smoking at least 24 hours before surgery.
  • Do not have alcohol in the 3 days before your surgery.
  • Don’t have a haircut before your surgery.
  • Massage your scalp about a month or two weeks before your surgery. This will help to soften the skin and get the blood flowing in that area.
  • Stop taking aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medication two weeks before your surgery.
  • Avoid taking anti-depressants, beta-blockers, and blood-thinning drugs two weeks before surgery.
  • Stop taking any multivitamin/mineral supplements or herbal supplements such as Ginkgo Biloba two weeks before surgery.

Your surgeon will provide you with a list of what medications you can and cannot take.

Preparation for a Male Hair Transplant Procedure

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FUE Technique

FUE is a technique that involves hair transplantation through direct harvesting of the follicular units (“tear-away” technique) resulting in small scars. With this technique, the various grafts are taken from the posterior and lateral regions of the head (donor area) using a hollow cylindrical scalpel (punch), which can frequently lead to damage to the follicles. However, the hair removal is carried out “blindly”, in the sense that the surgeon cannot see the real orientation of the hair within the scalp, which could cause damage to the bulbs, in addition to the fact that the extraction is carried out “by tearing” being able to damage and break the roots of the hair.

The follicular units, traumatized, are then inserted directly into the affected part to be thickened through small incisions.

The hair transplant operation with the FUT technique is not painful and is performed under local anesthesia combined with mild sedation in the presence of an anesthetist.

An operation with the FUE technique can take place over several days, with sessions of up to 7-8 hours.

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FUT Technique

The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) technique is a hair transplant technique that consists of taking a strip of the scalp (STRIP) from the donor area, which is then sutured. The outcome of STRIP sampling is usually a very thin scar less than 1 mm wide. Which can be masked even under very short hair.

This scar can be reused for further sampling in subsequent operations, usually remaining equally thin. To do this type of sampling, it is not necessary to shave the entire donor area. Once the STRIP has been obtained under direct visual control, the follicular units will be extracted using the precious help of magnifying systems, which can be either types of microscopes or suitable glasses equipped with magnifying binoculars.

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This extremely precise and meticulous technique reduces the trauma of follicular unit extraction to a minimum and in expert hands also reduces the time between explanation and reimplantation, the shorter these times, the higher the percentage of rooting.

With the FUT technique, it is possible to have very high percentages of engraftment of transplanted hair which are not comparable to those of FUE which are significantly lower.

FUT requires great experience, a well-trained surgical team, suitable environments, and procedures, and is not within the reach of all surgeons. 

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DHI Technique

DHI (direct hair transplants) is a modification of the FUE technique and was introduced in 2010 by the DHI Global Medical Group.

 

In FUE and FUT hair transplants, follicles taken from the donor area are implanted into thinning/bald areas to restore hair growth.

Before inserting the grafts, the surgeon cuts the channels in the scalp.

But here’s the difference about the DHI technique: Surgeons use a portable, pen-shaped instrument to create those channels and implant the follicles at the same time.

Through the DHI technique, surgeons begin by removing healthy hair follicles from one or more areas of the scalp.

Next, they transfer them to the thinning/baldness areas. These transplanted units gradually grow new hair that blends in with the rest.

Direct Hair Implant procedures usually last around 8 hours (as with FUE), but the length can vary.

It depends on the number of follicles to be transplanted: a patient with advanced baldness will require more extensive treatment than someone with a mild receding hairline.

You should see the full results of your surgery within 12 to 18 months. 

Robotic Hair Transplant

A robotic hair transplant system has revolutionized FUE self-transplant techniques with a robotic system that guarantees optimal results without the negative aspects associated with traditional techniques. Thanks to the robotic transplant system, it is possible to guarantee patients the absence of linear scars, homogeneous regrowth, and a fast recovery.

The number of patients suffering from alopecia who rely on specialists is constantly increasing, as is the need for homogeneous and long-lasting results and increasingly higher standards. Patients have very high expectations, and, above all, they are increasingly informed about the latest news in the field of aesthetic medicine and the options available to them. A robotic hair transplant is the ideal technique to be able to keep up with these requests and not leave a growing number of customers dissatisfied.

Thanks to this latest-generation robot, we will be able to solve your baldness problems and satisfy them with an innovative technique and natural regrowth.

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Results and Expectations of Male Hair Transplant in Turkey

It should be noted that the surgeon does not create hair, he redistributes it, so the results of a male hair transplant will depend on the size of the bald area and the quality of the donor area. What makes the difference is the ability of our expert surgeon to have high rooting percentages, which means that it is not important how many hairs are transplanted, but that all the hairs that are transplanted take root.

 

In some cases, the results obtained from a male hair transplant can be spectacular, but there are no standard interventions, there are patients with their own expectations and possibilities for correction. This is why it is very important not to identify with the results that we can see in other patients, whether in a positive or negative sense.

Each patient is a story, because, if it is true that the transplanted hair remains for life, it is equally true that the loss of residual hair in the untreated areas can be chased for many years or a lifetime.

Furthermore, it is necessary to consider the donor area, which can be thick, extensive, and elastic, as well as the quality of the hair which, based on its type, can give different results for the same result. Fine hair produces less than thick hair, a thick hair produces less than curly hair. Another variable is given by the chromatic shade of the hair which contrasts less with the light skin underneath, the more it has a good effect on the thickness of the transplant.

 

It is therefore necessary to plan the operation well and check whether the candidate’s expectations are realistic concerning age, the available donor area, and the bald area to be treated.

How Long Do the Results of Male Hair Transplant Last?

The transplanted hair is not destined to fall out, since those coming from the donor area are genetically different, and we could define them as “permanent”. This hair will never die, so the result obtained with the male hair transplant will last forever in the treated area. This does not mean that the progression of baldness of residual hair could continue over the years, attacking only the non-transplanted hair, thus modifying the result obtained, which could be improved with a possible new transplant.

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What Does a Hair Transplant in Turkey Package Include?

When you choose Prof Clinic for your male hair transplant in Turkey, our comprehensive packages cover all the necessary services and accommodations for a smooth and convenient experience. From the initial consultation to the post-operative follow-up, our packages ensure exceptional value for your investment. Contact us to learn more about the inclusions and pricing details tailored to your specific needs.

Why Choose Istanbul for Your Male Hair Transplant?

Istanbul is the ideal choice for a male hair transplant in Turkey. As a leading destination for medical tourism, Istanbul offers accredited hospitals, affordable healthcare services, and a vibrant tourism industry. It combines world-class medical facilities with a rich cultural experience, providing you with the best of both worlds during your hair transplant journey.

Why Choose Prof Clinic for the Best Male Hair Transplant in Istanbul?

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  • Expert Surgeons: Our highly skilled and experienced surgeons specialize in male hair transplant procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technologies to deliver optimal results.
  •  Personalized Approach: We understand that every man is unique. Our surgeons listen attentively to your needs and goals, tailoring treatment plans to address your specific hair loss concerns and providing personalized solutions that suit you best.
  •  State-of-the-Art Techniques: Stay ahead of the curve with our clinic’s advanced methods such as FUE, DHI, and Sapphire. These cutting-edge techniques ensure excellent outcomes and minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  • Comprehensive Packages: Our male hair transplant packages in Turkey include all necessary services and accommodations for a smooth and convenient experience. We offer transparent pricing, ensuring exceptional value for your investment.
  • Istanbul, the Best Choice: Istanbul is renowned for its excellence in medical tourism. With accredited hospitals, affordable healthcare, and a vibrant tourism industry, it is the ideal destination for a male hair transplant. Choose Istanbul for a combination of quality treatment and a memorable travel experience.

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FAQs

It is a minimally invasive surgery, where under local anesthesia and after cutting the hair, we will extract the follicular units from the donor area and implant them in the area to be treated.

Currently, with advanced hair transplant techniques, the interventions are gentle and minimally traumatic with low invasiveness.

Invisible scars do not exist. In any case, they are minimal and do not represent an impediment to a correct aesthetic result. A hair transplant is the most advanced scalp surgery, and its results are the most natural with any of its techniques.

Complications are practically non-existent since it is a very simple procedure that only goes a few millimeters deep into the skin, it is done in a surgical setting with all established asepsis and sterilization measures. 

Currently, with advanced hair transplant techniques, the interventions are gentle and minimally traumatic with low invasiveness.

After the intervention, certain minimum care is recommended during the first hours, such as taking the prescribed medication and taking care of your head position.

On the day after the operation, the patient must return to the clinic to carry out an initial review of the condition of the grafts and perform a first wash. During this visit, Prof Clinic team explains to the patient how the washing should be performed and the possible cures that may be needed.

 

After 24-48 hours, the hair can be washed normally under the guidelines indicated by the surgeon.

The transplanted hair obtained from the donor area is genetically coded so as not to suffer from androgenetic alopecia and to last a lifetime. In most patients, the transplanted hair will remain forever.

Hair transplants are not always advised as a treatment for hair loss because there are various forms of the problem. It is important to make a proper diagnosis to confirm if the patient is a suitable candidate.

In the extraction phase, the use of a punch of a few millimeters in diameter allows the recovery of the donor area to be faster. The use of implanters, which do not require incisions, allows for faster healing. We also make the DHI hair transplant at Prof clinic undetectable since we control the orientation of each hair by hair.

The number of sessions will depend on the receiving area to be treated. If the stage of alopecia is not very advanced, we will need fewer surgeries.

A hair transplant procedure in Turkey can last six to eight hours, depending on the follicular units to be transplanted. In cases where the areas are very large, it can be carried out in two days.

The patient’s hair type and the area that needs to be treated will determine whether shaving is required or not.

The price of a hair transplant procedure in Turkey is determined according to several factors, the most prominent of which is the reputation of the medical facility, the experience of the surgeon, and most importantly the number of follicles that can be reduced or increased, but the average price used for each graft ranges from $1 to $3 on average.