Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplant in Istanbul

Every year, thousands of people visit Turkey for hair transplantation. As Metropolmed, we offer an experienced healthcare team and advanced technology together for you to get the best possible result from hair transplantation. We assist you throughout your journey from the day you arrive until the last day you leave.

Quick Facts

Avarage Length of Stay : 2 Days
Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia

Hair Transplant Technology

Methods We Use: Direct Hair Implementation (DHI) and Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Mix Hair Transplant

A hair transplant is preferred by men who suffer from hair loss, thinning hair, baldness, and a narrowing forehead.

The most commonly used methods of hair transplantation are Sapphire FUE and DHI. Hair transplant centers will evaluate patients' needs and decide which method is best for them. A treatment plan is then created. For individuals with a significant bald area or thinning hair, the "MIX Method" may be used to achieve optimal results.

Among the most commonly used hair transplant techniques is FUE. The back of the head is selected as a donor area after a doctor makes an assessment, and it is shaved very short in order to ensure successful and effortless removal of the roots. In the next step, each root is taken from the donor area. Once the channel has been opened, the area where the roots will be planted can be prepared. This method is most suitable for people with wide baldness areas.

Sapphire FUE, on the other hand, has begun to replace the FUE method. In the FUE method, metal tools are used for the canal process, while in the Sapphire FUE process, Sapphire glass blades are used, which are precious metals.With Sapphire FUE, the wounds heal faster and the hair follicles are given a more natural appearance thanks to the triangular prism tips of the sapphire blades.

DHI is the newest and most popular method. In the DHI method, channel opening is not performed. The roots taken from the donor area with a "Micro Motor" are placed in special pens called "Implanter Pen" and these pens directly transplant the hair follicles under the skin. As a result, there are no stitches or incision marks. The healing process is sped up when there is minimal damage and bleeding.

What is the MIX Method? How was it developed?

For hair transplants, most applicants have to choose between two methods. Using two different methods instead of one for hair loss, maximum success is achieved in cases in which thinning occurs both in the hairy area as well as in the large balding area. In the MIX Technique, two different techniques are used together, such as Sapphire FUE and DHI. The DHI technique is used for thinning hairy areas and Sapphire FUE for large bald areas in hair transplant operations using the MIX Technique. With the MIX Technique, the most current and newest hair transplantation technique, successful results can be achieved.

When Was the MIX Method Discovered? Where is it done?

MIX Technique has been applied in a limited number of clinics in Istanbul for the past three years, including Metropolmed.

Hair Transplantation Steps

  1. Planning : To ensure that you are eligible for a hair transplant, the doctor will assess your general health condition. In order to determine the number of follicles you need, we will evaluate your baldness pattern. Our doctor will then suggest the best method for your situation.
  2. Operation : It usually takes about 6-8 hours for the hair transplant operation to take place, depending on your specific condition. In the donor area, your hair will be cut short to better reach the follicles, and grafts will be taken out so that they can be transplanted to the target area.
  3. Recovery : Our team will provide you with your first hair wash and care the day after your operation. For a year, your Aftercare Specialist will contact you regularly to follow up on your questions and needs and provide all the necessary information and care instructions for your hair.

Latest Hair Transplant Methods in 2022

Today in 2022, the newest methods of hair transplantation are Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI). In addition, some hair transplantation methods are not widely applied because they require more interventions, complexity, and a longer recovery time. Let's take a quick look at these two latest techniques.

Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

In this method, hairs are removed one by one from the donor area using a hollow needle that has a diameter of 0.6 to 0.9 mm and is driven by a micro motor. U-shaped canals are opened. The sapphire FUE hair transplant method is a departure from the standard FUE technique, as it involves using sapphire blades of sizes ranging from 0.8 to 1.5 mm, creating V-shaped incisions which bring more hair density. Between the effect of these less invasive incisions and faster recovery times, this process is very useful when working with smaller areas while being able to transplant up to 6000+ grafts in one session.

Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI)

Direct hair transplantation is a modern hair transplant method that doesn't require preliminary cuts since the extracted follicles are mounted directly to the desired spaces. With the aid of Coi Pen, an implanting tool, extraction and insertion are achieved in one seamless procedure. The DHI system's minimum incision and scarring make for fast rejuvenation. It is ideal for treating smaller areas and can accommodate up to 4,000 grafts during one session.

Mix Hair Transplant (Sapphire FUE + DHI)

The Mix Hair Transplant is our most personalized approach that combines the Sapphire FUE and DHI methods. The latter enables us to work within areas of hair loss, while the former works best in larger, virtually bald zones. By combining the two treatments, we are able to maximize the number of grafts without impacting existing follicles.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    It is possible to get a haircut in the area where the hair follicle was taken at least 1 month after the hair transplant procedure and in the area where the hair transplant was performed approximately 6 months later. It is okay to shorten the hair with scissors.

    Your new hair, which starts growing within 4-5 months of surgery, will be fully grown by the end of about a year.

    The operation takes about 6-8 hours.

    After the hair transplant, you should sleep with a special pillow and avoid situations such as scratching and rubbing. A month should be avoided against the risk of infection from places like hammam, sauna, swimming pool, swimming. It should definitely be protected from sunlight.

    No. Anyone with hair loss can undergo a hair transplant without age criteria.

    In the hair transplant process, the transplanted hair is taken from resistant areas, so there is no more hair loss. After the experienced and expected hair loss in the first month, new hair will grow.

    Yes. You can perform all kinds of cutting and dyeing operations on your newly growing hair.

    Just like other cosmetic operations, blood thinners should not be taken prior to the hair transplant. If you have a drug that is used continuously, you should tell your doctor. Before the operation, it is necessary to avoid the intake of coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and listen to the information and advice of the doctor.

    Since it is performed under local anesthesia, only the treated area is numbed so that the person does not feel any pain.

    No hair loss occurs after a certain expected period of 2-6 weeks.

    Transplanting hair is not harmful.

    It is possible to perform hair transplantation twice.

    People with thinning or balding hair can benefit from hair transplants, which are natural and permanent solutions.

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