How long after my hair transplant can I go swimming in the sea, and go to the sauna or the Turkish bath?
It is among the frequently asked questions about hair transplantation when to enter the sea, Turkish bath (hammam) and sauna. You may need to wait about 2 months after the hair transplantation to enter the solarium, sea or pool. Because during this period, the wound heals by 90% -95%. However, there are some points that you should be aware of while doing these activities. First of all, you should not expose the hair transplantation area to sun rays. To protect from the sun, you should use sunscreen cream, a hat or a cap.
Which is the best hair transplant method?
Hair transplantation method is mainly two types: one is FUT technique and the other is FUE technique. The FUT technique is a traditional (oldest) technique. FUE technique is a modern (newest) technique. Today, FUE technique is more preferred by surgeons. This is because the FUE technique enables both faster recovery time and better results in hair transplantation.
FUE technique is also divided into subgroups. These can be listed as MicroMotor FUE, Perkutan FUE, Manual FUE, Gold FUE techniques. In addition, there is a technique known as the BodyHair FUE technique that enables the transfer of grafts from other parts of the body to the balding areas. The number of hair grafts taken with these techniques can be further increased. Thus, instead of 3,000 hair grafts, hair grafts can be planted in the range of 6,000 – 7,000. Apart from these, there is also the IceGreft FUE technique.
Together with the patient, we decide which technique to apply. Which of the FUE techniques will be applied is determined individually after the hair analysis. The important thing is to know which technique will be maximized.
After detailed hair analysis, hair transplantation technique is decided. After the hair transplantation is completed, the rate of attachment of the hair follicles can be increased with the PRP treatment, and the hair can be removed faster.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in hair transplantation?
PRP has been used in many other areas of medicine. PRP is based on the remarkable healing qualities of our own blood and its components. This includes, red blood cells or hemoglobin which carries oxygen around the body, plus white blood cells or leukocytes, the cells of the immune system involved in protecting the body against both foreign invaders and infections.
While platelets are vital in forming a barrier to stop bleeding, they are also full of growth-factor molecules used in recovery and the healing of tissue. PRP treatment can be applied both before and after hair transplantation to increase the success of hair transplantation. The PRP treatment decision is made according to the patient’s hair quality, hair thickness / thinness or hair loss rate.
How the hair transplant price is calculated, what affects prices?
Hair transplantation prices vary depending on many factors. When our patients reach us and ask for price information, we ask them to take photos that will help us calculate them. We extract approximate price information from these photos. Net price is determined after coming to the clinic and making computerized hair analyzes.
In this analysis, the quality of hair grafts, the number of hair grafts required, the number of healthy hair grafts that can be taken from the donor area, and the size of the balding area are examined. The most suitable techniques for hair transplantation are listed. It is determined which FUE or DHI techniques are more suitable for the person. Besides hair transplantation, the need for other supportive treatments is investigated. If supportive treatment is required, which one will be most useful is determined. After all these analyzes, the most ideal technique is decided together by exchanging information with the person who will have hair transplantation. Finally, the net price is determined by including other factors such as location, equipment, and hospital conditions of the clinic.
How much time does it take for hair transplant? Is it painful to have hair transplant?
Hair transplantation takes about 6 to 8 hours. This may vary depending on the number of hair grafts to be removed from you. Is there any pain during this procedure, it is the most frequently asked question. No pain is felt. Before the operation, local anesthetic spray is applied to the area where hair transplantation will be performed, and then local anesthesia is applied. Small needles are used when performing local anesthesia. In this way, you are prevented from feeling any pain from the beginning to the end of the operation.
Hair transplantation is carried out in an extremely comfortable environment. You can drink your tea or coffee during the hair transplantation. You can even watch television or read a book. While you are enjoying, our doctor performs your hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation is carried out in an A plus hospital, under hygienic conditions, taking care of sterilization.
Will I lose hair after a hair transplant?
Hair does not fall out after hair transplantation. This is because the hair grafts above the nape region are insensitive to testosterone. Hair loss occurs in the anterior part of the scalp and in the top, because these areas are sensitive to testosterone. The hair in these parts is shed with age depending on the genetic structure. However, the hair above the nape region is in no way sensitive to testosterone. Hair grafts from these areas continue to remain insensitive to testosterone when planted at the front or top of the head. One month after hair transplant, shock loss occurs, this is called the telogen phase. Only during this shock shedding phase does the hair fall out. Since the hair graft is under the skin, it continues to produce hair. The hair first comes out with fine strands and then thickens over time. This period takes about 9 months. Newly transplanted hair taken from the nape area is not shed, but the hair existing on the scalp continues to shed over time. PRP therapy can be applied to slow the hair loss rate. PRP treatment both strengthens the hair root and helps prevent hair loss in the long term.
How long does it take for hair to grow after a hair transplant?
Another frequently asked question about hair transplantation is when the transplanted hair will come out. After the hair transplantation, your scalp crusts, this continues for 10-15 days and looks like a pinhead. These crusts are poured with lotions and shampoos that will be given to you afterwards. These crusts are expected to be completely shed in 10-15 days. In the 1st month, the shock spill phase begins. Almost all of the hair transplanted at this stage is shed. This is a normal process, nothing to worry about. The hair that falls out after the 2nd month starts to grow again from the hair follicles under the skin. However, the hair follicles that come out at this exit stage first become weak, thin, curly, and become thicker and flatter over time. In the 9th month, final results appear. The new shape of your hair, the thickness, quality, length and density of the hair follicles can be clearly seen.
Will hair transplant last forever?
The transplanted hair continues to grow unless cut like natural hair. Hair transplantation is the process of transferring a person’s natural hair grafts. Implanted materials are not used. The locations of the existing hair grafts are replaced. Thus, the natural hair growth cycle continues normally. Hair grafts, which are replaced by hair transplantation, are shed due to the shock loss phase within 1 month. Then it starts to grow again gradually. By the 9th month, the growth phase is almost completed. The length of your hair approaches 1 centimeter. As long as the hair is not cut, it continues to grow. From the 2nd month, you can go to the barber and straighten your hair with only scissors. It is not recommended to use shaver up to the 6th month. At the end of this period, you can give your hair the shape you want, as in periods of no shedding.
When can I return to work after hair transplant?
Depending on your job, you can go back to work after three or four days. If your job allows you to wear a hat, you can return to work relatively normal very quickly. If you can’t wear a hat, you may want to wait a couple days before returning to work. The more hair you have transplanted, the longer the healing process. After 3 days, you can travel far, use public transportation, and travel by plane. You can walk until the 10th day.
What should you need to follow after hair transplant surgery?
One of the frequently asked questions in hair transplantation is what should be considered after the operation. After hair transplantation, your clinic will be given a form containing the things to be considered. At the same time, detailed information is provided.
The first hair wash is done by a specialist in the hair transplantation center 3 days later. After that, you should wash your hair at home once a day for 14 days with a special shampoo that will be given to you. When washing your hair, you should only use your fingertips. You shouldn’t rub it, you shouldn’t touch your nails.
Alcohol or cigarettes should not be used for a few weeks as it will decrease the speed of recovery. It should be avoided from traumatic conditions such as impact, rubbing, and impact taking. You will be given a special hat for protection, and you will be shown how to use it. This hat will also protect you against sun rays. Warm environments such as solarium and sauna should be avoided for 2 weeks. From the 10th day, almost all of the crusting on the scalp will fall out. This will be done with the help of special lotions and shampoos given to you. During this 10-day period, you should stay away from clothes that can cause friction, such as a t-shirt. You should sleep by keeping your head high for the first two days. This will help reduce the risk of edema. Avoid heavy exercises for a few weeks.