Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplant in Istanbul

Annually, thousands of people visit Turkey for hair transplant. We provide you with an experienced medical team and advanced technology to get the best possible outcome for your hair transplant and help you throughout your journey from your departure to farewell.

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

Hair transplantation is preferred by men who have problems with hair loss, thinning of hair, baldness and narrowing of the forehead.

The methods generally used in hair transplantation are respectively; Sapphire FUE and DHI methods. FUE and DHI hair transplantation methods are preferred more than method. An analysis is made by hair transplantation centers for people who apply for hair transplantation, and as a result of this analysis, one of the methods is selected. After these processes, an operation plan is created. In some hair loss cases, these two methods does not give a good result. In such cases, the “MIX Method” is applied to people with a large baldness area or thinning hair.

FUE hair transplantation method is one of the most preferred methods. After the assessment made by the doctor, the back of the head is selected as the donor area, and it is shaved very short to ensure that the roots are removed more successfully and effortlessly. Then, the roots in the donor area are taken one by one. After the channel opening process, the area where the roots will be planted is made ready. The FUE method is especially applied to people with wide baldness area.

However, now the FUE method has started to leave its place to the Sapphire FUE method. The difference between them is that in the FUE method, metal tools are used for the canal process, and Sapphire glass blades, which is a precious metal, are used in the Sapphire FUE process. Due to the small channels opened in the Sapphire FUE method, the wounds heal faster and the hair follicles get a more natural appearance thanks to the triangular prism tips of the sapphire blades.

The DHI method is the latest and most popular technique. 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. Thus, no stitches or incision marks are formed on the skin. Minimal skin damage and bleeding speeds up the healing process.

What is the MIX Method? How was it developed?

Most of the applicants for hair transplantation have to choose one of two methods for transplantation. In some types of hair loss, thinning is seen in the hairy area as well as the large baldness area. In this type of hair loss, maximum success is achieved by using two different methods instead of a single method.

The method of using two different techniques such as Sapphire FUE and DHI together in the operation is called the MIX Technique. In hair transplantation operations where MIX Technique is used, DHI method is used for thinning hairy areas and Sapphire FUE method is used for large bald areas. Successful results are obtained with the MIX Technique, which is the most up-to-date and newest technique of hair transplantation.

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

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

Hair Transplantation Steps

  1. Planning : In the planning phase, the doctor will evaluate your general health condition to make sure you are eligible to get a hair transplant. Then, your baldness pattern will be evaluated to calculate the number of follicles you need. Accordingly, our doctor will suggest you the most suitable method for the best possible outcome.
  2. Operation : Your hair will be shorten in the donor area to better operate on the follicles, and grafts are taken out to be transferred onto the target area through the determined method. The hair transplant operation takes about 6-8 hour depending on your specific condition.
  3. Recovery : Next day of the operation, your first hair wash and care will be provided by us. All the necessary information and care instructions for your hair will be given by your Aftercare Specialist who will be in contact with you on a regular basis for a year to better follow up with your questions and needs.

Latest Hair Transplant Methods in 2022

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI) are the latest methods of hair transplantation today in 2022. There are also a few other methods that are not being applied widely as they require more interventions, complexity and longer recovery time. Let’s take a quick look at these two latest methods for hair transplantation.

Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. In this method, hairs are removed one by one from the donor area through a hollow needle that has a diameter of 0.6 to 0.9 mm and is driven by a fine micro motor. In this method, canals can be opened in the U shape. In contrast to the standard FUE method, the sapphire FUE hair transplant method is characterized by the use of sapphire blades that have sizes of 0.8 to 1.5 mm that allows opening V-shaped and smaller incisions which brings more density. As another result of those smaller incisions is less tissue damage on the skin which means quicker recovery. Sapphire FUE method is highly effective to treat relatively smaller areas and maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted is around 6000+ per session. Learn More

Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI)

Direct Hair Transplantation is the latest hair transplant method and it differs from the FUE method as it does not require prior incisions since the extracted hair follicles are embedded directly to the target areas. In the DHI method, the extraction and implantation processes are combined through an implanting tool called the Coi Pen. Thanks to DHI method Minimum incisions and scars occur which brings quicker recovery. DHI method is highly effective to treat relatively smaller areas and maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted is around 4000 per session. Learn more

Mix Hair Transplant (Sapphire FUE + DHI)

Mix Hair Transplant is a special method we use to serve in the most personalized way for those who need hair transplant. Mix Hair Transplant is the use of Sapphire FUE + DHI methods together. Sapphire FUE is applied on large - mostly or completely bald - areas whereas the DHI is applied on hairy, sparse areas for the best possible outcome. Maximum number of grafts can be obtained through this method as the DHI method allows to operate within small, partially hairy areas without destroying the existing hair follicles. Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after the hair transplant can I have a haircut?

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.

When will the transplanted hair grow?

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

How many hours does the hair transplant process take?

The operation takes about 6-8 hours.

What should I pay attention to after the hair transplant?

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.

Is there a certain age criteria for hair transplantation?

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

Can transplanted hair fall out?

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.

Can I dye or cut my new hair?

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

What should I pay attention to before undergoing a hair transplant?

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.

Is hair transplant a painful procedure?

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

Is it possible to lose hair after the hair transplant?

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

Is hair transplantation harmful to health?

No harm to health has been observed in hair transplant procedures performed for approximately 20 years to date.

Can the hair transplant be repeated? Can it be applied for the second time?

It is recommended to wait 6 months after the first operation.

Is a hair transplant procedure a permanent solution to the process?

Yes. If the donor area has a healthy and high quality hair structure, hair transplant operations are the ultimate solution to baldness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after the hair transplant can I have a haircut?

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.

When will the transplanted hair grow?

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

How many hours does the hair transplant process take?

The operation takes about 6-8 hours.

What should I pay attention to after the hair transplant?

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.

Is there a certain age criteria for hair transplantation?

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

Can transplanted hair fall out?

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.

Can I dye or cut my new hair?

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

What should I pay attention to before undergoing a hair transplant?

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.

Is hair transplant a painful procedure?

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

Is it possible to lose hair after the hair transplant?

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

Is hair transplantation harmful to health?

No harm to health has been observed in hair transplant procedures performed for approximately 20 years to date.

Can the hair transplant be repeated? Can it be applied for the second time?

It is recommended to wait 6 months after the first operation.

Is a hair transplant procedure a permanent solution to the process?

Yes. If the donor area has a healthy and high quality hair structure, hair transplant operations are the ultimate solution to baldness.

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