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Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplantation/FAQ

Do you accept health insurances?

No, we are not a partner of any health insurance company.

What procedures do you provide?

At Dr.Serkan Aygın Clinic, we offer our patients Hair Treatments and Hair Transplantation operations for scalp and facial hair.

Do you have services for women patients?

Yes, women also suffer from hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia or they might need to strengthen their existing hair.
Hair transplantation or hair treatment services are also provided for our women patients.

What should I do to undergo a hair transplant operation at your clinic?

Initially, you can contact us and schedule your appointment for consultation.

If you are living in another city or country you can send your photos for online consultation. After online consultation, our patient coordinators will get in touch with you and inform you about the next steps. You may learn more about the following steps on our hair transplantation services page.

Do you offer a guarantee for hair transplantation?

Yes, after the operation we give a warranty that also contains information regarding your hair transplant procedure.
Your transplanted hair will be under warranty as long as a health condition or treatment does not affect the hair follicles and cause hair loss. Your transplanted hair will grow as your original hair and will give you a natural look.

The warranty will be valid unless you are exposed to any cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or any other diseases and treatments that could cause damage to your body hair.

Do you provide additional services to your patients for hair transplant operations?

Yes, we provide hair transplantation services including; airport pick-up and drop-off services, hotel accommodation, hotel-clinic transportation, and translators for our international patients.

How long does a hair transplant procedure take?

It takes around 6 hours depending on the operation plan.

Is a hair transplant procedure done under general or local anesthesia?

Hair transplantation operations are done under local anesthesia, after checking if the patient has any allergy condition.

Are hair transplantation operations painful?

No, since hair transplant operations are performed under local anesthesia, you don’t feel any pain.

Is there a recommended age to have a hair transplant?

The doctor decides on the suitability of the patients for hair transplantation after the medical examination. Hair transplantation is recommended according to patients’ hair condition and hair loss phase. Apart from this, there is no particular age for having a hair transplantation procedure.

How long should I wait between two hair transplant operations?

We recommend a 6-month waiting period for the area where hair transplantation has not been performed, and a 1-year waiting period for the area where hair transplantation has been conducted.

Why PRP supported hair transplantation?

We achieve satisfactory results with a hair transplant supported by PRP therapy. PRP promotes tissue healing and hair growth during the post-operative period. For more information, you may refer to our PRP page.

During a hair transplant procedure, how do you preserve the grafts that have been extracted ?

During the operation, we protect the grafts, which are extracted from the donor area, under ideal conditions by preserving them in a special solution and cooling process that maintains the appropriate conditions.

Why micro grafting FUE?

Micro FUE method is the process of extracting follicular hair units from donor area by using micro punch tips of 0,6 or 0,8 diameter, without leaving any incision marks or stitches, and implanting these follicles one by one to the recipient area. The extracted grafts are transplanted into the balding areas of the patient.
With Micro FUE technique, the accurate angle and direction can be given the hair follicles, which is essential for achieving a natural appearance.
Due to the comfort offered to patients and the successful results achieved, FUE method has become one of the most preferred techniques.
We are very experienced in this technique, and we are proud of providing natural looking as well as dense hair to our patients from all around the world.

Can I cut my hair before having a hair transplant procedure?

Prior to the hair transplant procedure, if you maintain the length of your hair, without having it cut or shaved, during the consultation session, your doctor will be able to obtain more information and assess your hair loss condition more accurately. For this reason it is not recommended to cut your hair before consultation.

Should I stop taking Minoxidil or Finasteride before the hair transplant operation?

Prior to the operation you can apply/take your medications that are intended to be used as a treatment for your hair loss.
During the consultation session, your doctor will recommend specific medications or treatments, which will help strengthen and protect your existing hair.

Should I stop drinking alcohol prior to the hair transplant procedure?

As alcohol can adversely interact with the medication (local anesthetics) used during the procedure, you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or taking narcotic drugs for at least 24 hours prior to the operation. It is also recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol if you are taking antibiotics after the procedure.

Can I smoke before or after the operation?

Smoking causes constriction on your vessels and this may affect your hair growth. We advise you to stop smoking 24 hours prior to the operations and 1 week after the operation.

Do I need to stop taking drugs that I regularly use before the hair transplant procedure?

First of all, you should inform your doctor who you visit at regular intervals for ongoing follow-up about the hair transplant operation and once you have received approval to temporarily stop taking your medication, you should discontinue taking medications that might thin your blood such as aspirin for about three days prior to the operation.
Prior to the hair transplant operation, please inform us about your current health condition and the medications (if any) that you are taking.

How long does it take to completely recover from a hair transplant procedure?

FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive operation, and post-operational recovery is very fast. After the operation, only small scabs on the transplanted area and tiny red dots at the donor area can be observed.
15 days after the operation, the donor & transplanted area will return to their normal appearance.

When will I see the results from my hair transplant operation?

After two months your transplanted hair will start to grow. From 4 to 6 months post surgery, the growth rate will increase and by the 6th month the patient will be able to observe the first results of his/her hair transplant procedure.
Between 12 and 18 months after a hair transplant procedure you will be able to observe the final outcome of your operation.
For more information you can visit our page via this link.

What is shock hair loss?

The term 'shock hair loss', which generally occurs within the first 2 months after the operation, is defined as the period where all patients experience a temporary shedding of their newly transplanted hair.
We call this period as shock hair loss.
After this phase, permanent hair will start to grow.

What should I be expecting right after the operation?

You can refer to our page After Hair Transplantation page for more detailed information.
Right after the operation, you may feel swelling and a little pain.
You should wash your hair according to hair wash instructions for 15 days.
Within 15 days, the skin tissues within donor and recipient areas heals and return to your skin's original appearance.
In the first 12 to 18 months following surgery, you will have dense and natural looking hair and will be able to see your final hair transplantation result.

When can I return to work after the hair transplant procedure?

You can return to your daily routine and work within 2-3 days after the hair transplant operation.
Bear in mind that the crusty appearance formed on the transplanted area will be continuing for 12-15 days.

When can I start going to the gym again after my the hair transplant operation?

Kindly refer to our After FUE hair transplantation page so as to read and follow our post operational instructions.
Briefly, for about 15 days, you should avoid bodybuilding or any other heavy workouts that can cause excessive sweating.
You should take a 1-month break for sports such as swimming or playing basketball, football, tennis, etc.

Will I need to apply minoxidil after my hair transplant?

Your doctor will give you instructions regarding the appropriate medications or treatments to be used after the operation.
If the doctor advises you to take minoxidil, you should start applying it to your transplanted and donor area after recovery time.

When can I cut or shave my hair after the hair transplant procedure?

After one month you can shorten your hair with a scissor or clipper.
We advise you to wait for six months to shave your hair with a razor blade.

What should I do if my scalp starts to itch after my hair transplant?

If you start itching you can use antihistamines that have been recommended by your doctor.

What should I do if I feel pain after my hair transplant?

If you experience minor pain after the hair transplant procedure, you can use a mild painkiller that has been prescribed by your doctor.

I have developed small pimples on the transplanted area after my hair transplant operation. What should I do?

In the first 2 to 3 months following a hair transplant procedure, small lesions like pimples can be seen on transplanted area. This is normal.They will disappear within a few months.
They usually disappear on their own, without requiring any treatment.
If you experience any discomfort due to the lesions, please contact us so we can provide you with the necessary instructions on what you should do.

What medications are used for hair MESOTHERAPY treatment?

There is no constant medication in scalp MESOTHERAPY.

According to the pathology existing in each patient, treatments with different mechanisms of action, alone or in combination are chosen.

General principal is to avoid using many agents in a combination and to use minimum number of agents that will be sufficient for patient pathology.

How are the agents used in MESOTHERAPY are classified?

Vascular effects ingredients, Anti androgenic effects, Anti seborrheic, anti inflammatory effects, Creatine biosynthesis effects, Local Anesthetic

What are the Impact Mechanisms and Treatment Objectives of MESOTHERAPY?

Cocktails made with these ingredients, acts at the level of the dermal papilla. Mesotherapy Treatment regulates hair growth and stimulates the production of keratin.

The cocktail of vasodilator agents increase blood supply to the hair follicles by providing a functional microcirculation. In this way hair is revealed and getting thicker and sleek.

Vitamins and trace elements in cocktail prevent hair loss, regulate oil secretion and reduce dandruff formation. They also contribute with their antioxidant properties.

What is your location and working hours?

Our clinic is located in the Şişli distrinct in Istanbul, Turkey.

Our Clinic is open from Monday to Saturday between 09:00-18:00. You can contact us via the link.

How Should I Wash My Hair After a Hair Transplant?

The hair washing process will start on the 3rd day following surgery until the 15th day, by applying the lotions and shampoos recommended by us.

For further information you can visit our Washing Hair After Transplant page.

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