Hair Transplant In Turkey

All You Need to Know About Hair Transplant

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is a surgical treatment that is used as a solution to hair loss. The treatment involves transplanting individual hair follicles from a part of the body known as the ‘donor site’ into bald part of the head called the ‘recipient site’. There are 2 primary methods used for hair transplant traditionally: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

Along with these traditional hair transplant methods, MCAN Health offers its patients a unique and advanced hair transplant technique developed by one of MCAN Health surgeons, Dr. Yetkin Bayer. This advanced technique, called OSL (Oblique Semi-Lateral) Method, involves transplantation of the grafts taken from donor area to opened canals which results in more natural look hair.

Methods of Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): a procedure where hair is transplanted from the “donor site”, in naturally-occurring groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs called follicular units, into the bald or balding areas of the scalp by using the strip technique. A strip of tissue with hair on it is removed from the “donor site”, and then the donor strip is cut into follicular units and these follicular unit grafts are transplanted into the tiny holes in bald or balding areas of the scalp which were determined by the surgeon. Local anesthetic is used to perform FUT. Recovery period takes around two weeks.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): A procedure where individual hair follicles are extracted from the “donor site” of the patient one by one and grafted to the bald or balding areas of the scalp. In other words, Hair Transplantation is a process of Hair Redistribution. It is moving hair from one part of the scalp to another part of the scalp where there are balding and receding areas. FUE is carried out under local anesthetic. Recovery period may vary from one patient to another but it usually takes 4 to 5 days. Since individual hair follicles are extracted directly from the scalp, there is no stitching process which means less pain during and after the operation and, almost no scars after the procedure.

The main difference between FUE and FUT is the way the follicle units are extracted from the “donor site”. In FUT, a strip of the scalp with hairs is taken from the “donor site” and the hair follicles on the strip subsequently are extracted whereas in FUE individual follicular units are extracted directly from the “donor site” of the scalp. FUE is a more advanced technique compared to FUT. It offers minimum pain, almost no scars and, more natural looking hair for its patients. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE is used for the majority of hair loss treatments. Depending on the circumstances and needs of the patient, another hair transplant method called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) could additionally be used for some patients to get the best result.

OSL (Oblique Semi-Lateral): The grafts taken from donor area with FUE technique are placed to opened canals. The success of the hair transplant is much more with OSL Technique and extracted grafts look much more natural.

Unshaved FUE: Unshaved FUE, also known as U-FUE, Undetectable FUE or Unshaven FUE, is performed without shaving the whole scalp. If the patient need less than 2000 grafts and if the patient’s hair is long enough to cover donor area, then the surgeon can perform Unshaved FUE.

In Unshaved FUE, only donor area will be shaved. Extracted grafts from the donor area will be implanted to receding and balding areas. The hair above the donor area will cover the shaved area. So that patient can enjoy daily life as if s/he did not have FUE Hair Transplantation.

How is Hair Transplant Performed?

MCAN Health offers a safe out-patient hair transplant with finest equipment. Hair transplant, carried out under local anaesthetic, takes between 6 to 8 hours. The procedure is pain-free in fact patients watch a film or read a book and even fall asleep during hair transplant. After the hair treatment, the patient is given instructions about post-operation controls by MCAN Health surgeons. Thanks to its experienced hair transplant surgeons and cutting-edge technology, MCAN Health offers its patients pain-free and scar-free hair transplant at a very relaxing setting.

Motorised FUE

What is Motorised FUE?

Motorized FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a type of Hair Transplantation method that is done by using an electronic device with high rotational speed, which is called “Micromotor”. Thanks to high technology, now it is now easier and faster to extract hair follicles with Motorised FUE method.

How is Motorised FUE performed?

Motorised FUE is performed with the help of a micro motor punch and the surgeon scores and cuts the hair follicle unit. Each micro motor features different sizes and diameters. The diameter of the micromotor may vary between 0.6-0.9 mm. Motorised FUE method both improves the surgeon’s efficiency, reduce fatigue and significantly increase the success rate of the hair transplantation.

Manual FUE

What is Manual FUE?

Manual FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a type of Hair Transplantation method that is done by using hand. When performing Manual FUE, the doctor uses a manual punch, which has a special cylindrical blade. Each hair follicle is collected manually from the tissue of the scalp by rotating this special cylindrical blade.

How is Manual FUE performed?

Manual FUE is performed by hand by using a special manual punch. Manual punch is a handheld, metal device that has a handle on one end and a hollow, cylinder-shaped needle on the other. The diameter of the cylinder-shaped blade may vary between 0.6 and 1.00 mm.  The manual punch can be either sharp or blunt tipped.

When performing Manual FUE, the surgeon does not use any electronic devices but his/her hand. With the help of the manual punch, s/he can incise skin around the follicular units and collect follicular units manually. This means that the surgeon that performs Manual FUE should be experienced and skilled. Otherwise, a surgeon lacking of skill and experience may damage the follicles or the skin of the scalp. Manuel FUE usually takes longer time than motorized FUE.

Is There A Difference Between Manual and Motorized FUE?

There is no scientifically proven result difference between Manual and Motorized FUE.

Instructions for Pre-Operation

All patients are informed in detail about pre-operation instructions, both verbally and in written, prior to the hair transplant. Not to take an aspirin, alcohol, and drugs during the 7 days prior to the surgery and reducing caffeine are among these instructions.

Instructions for Post-Operation

MCAN Health surgeons are the experts in hair transplant; they use experience, knowledge, talent and the latest technology to get the best results. The only thing they ask from patients is adherence to the post-operation instructions which are given to the patients in detail alike pre-operation instructions. The post-operation instructions include but are not limited to:

• No alcohol should be consumed for 3 days after hair transplant
• No aspirin, vitamins, or ibuprofen should be taken for 3 days after hair transplant
• No physical exercises such as running, climbing, cycling, etc. for 3 days after hair transplant
• Not to wash your hair for 24 hours after hair transplant

Results of Hair Transplant

After your hair transplant in Turkey by MCAN Health, you will:

• Have an increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
• Not need to hide your hair.
• Feel more attractive.
• Feel younger.

1) Does Turkey offer high quality hair transplant services?

Yes. Hair transplant in Turkey offers high quality hair transplant service with its hair transplants surgeons and JCI accredited hospitals. For further information about surgeons and hospitals of MCAN Health, you can check them here.

2) Why should I choose Turkey not another country for hair transplant?

Hair Transplant in Turkey offers high quality service and advanced techniques to hair loss with affordable prices compared to other countries.

3) Why does hair transplant affordable in Turkey? Does it affect the quality of service?

Although Hair Transplant in Turkey offers reliable and high quality service, it is more affordable compared to other countries. Since travel and accommodation costs are relatively cheap in Turkey. Furthermore, the cost of labour and rent is lower in Turkey compared to especially European countries.

4) How experienced are the surgeons of MCAN Health?

MCAN Health’s hair transplant surgeons have long years of experience, more than 20 years, in hair loss treatment. They are not only experienced but also talented. They constantly research and develop new techniques and methods for hair loss treatment. For instance, OSL (Oblique Semi-Latera,) a cutting-edge hair transplant method, is developed by one of MCAN Health surgeons. You can check their profiles here.

5) Why should I choose MCAN Health? What does MCAN Health offer me?

MCAN Health offers its patients reliable, customer-focused and high quality service. MCAN Health’s customer-focused service makes MCAN Health different from others. Offering its patients full-insurance is among many examples which makes MCAN Health unique and different from other suppliers.

6) Is Hair Transplant painful?

Thanks to developing technology, hair transplant is no longer painful. The operation is carried out under local anaesthetic and takes place while the patient is relaxing by a nice film or music.

7) Do any scars remain after Hair Transplant?

Thanks to advanced technology used for hair transplant, no permanent scar remains after hair transplant.

8) Does my hair look natural after Hair Transplant?

Yes, with FUE and OSL techniques used by MCAN Health surgeons, hair looks natural after hair transplant.

9) Does Hair Transplant offer a permanent solution to hair loss?

Transplanted hair into to bald area stays there permanently. However, hair transplant operation by itself does not prevent future/further hair loss.

10) Is hair transplant one-off operation? Do I need to have hair transplant periodically?

It depends on the patient. Whereas for some patients, one-off operation would be enough, for some further operation might be necessary due to continuing hair loss.

11) Is the same technique used for both men and women?

Yes, same techniques are used for both men and women.

12) Which part of the body do you use as a “donor-site”?

Usually, the back of the scalp where hair follicles are genetically strong and resistant to hair loss is used as a “donor-site”. However, in some cases, hair follicles could be transferred from beard area and other parts of the body. 

13) How long does it take for my new hair to grow?

It varies from one patient to another. It may take from 2 months to 6 months. First new hair will grow then it will fall out. Then you will see the transplanted hair is growing stronger and thicker.

14) Can I dye my hair after Hair Transplant?

Yes, you can. However, we recommend you to do it 5 to 6 weeks after the operation.

15) What happens if I have a complication?

Hair Transplant is a very safe out-patient procedure and there is a very small risk of complication such as swelling. In case of complication, your doctor will prescribe you some extra medications to make your healing process comfortable.

16) What is the cost of Hair Transplant in Turkey?

Hair Transplant in Turkey is more affordable compared to other countries. However, the costs may vary from one patient to another according to the needs of the patient. 

17) Is there any age limit for Hair Transplant?

There is no maximum age for Hair Transplant.

18) Will I be able to communicate with MCAN Health surgeons in English?

Yes. All MCAN Health surgeons speak very well English. Also, there will be an English speaker host with you at all times.

"Thanks to hair transplant in Turkey with MCAN Health, I went back home with great confidence and memories. MCAN Health treats you as a family member. They were very welcoming and they cared about my needs, expectations. Such a great service with affordable costs, I strongly recommend."

"My hair transplant in Turkey with MCAN Health was completely amazing. I was picked up from the airport by my personal host who was fluent in English, my hotel was luxurious, and my hair loss treatment surgeon was very experienced and comforting. He informed me about the every single detail of my hair transplant surgery. He was very experienced and talented. After my hair transplant, I had a chance to see around in this beautiful city. Even after 2 months, I can see a great amount of hair on my head. I recommend hair loss treatment in Turkey with MCAN Health to everyone as I was satisfied from the every single bit of it."

"I was so scared of pain and scars but I had hair transplant in Turkey with MCAN Health and my surgeon used the latest technology called FUE, I have not had any pain or scars. After 3 months of my hair transplant, I see the great results, my hair is growing, cannot be happier. Hair loss; not a problem for me anymore thanks to MCAN Health’s hair loss treatment."

"My hair loss treatment surgeon in Turkey called me several times even when I got back to my hometown. He was following up whether I was happy and satisfied and had any problems, such a great care."

"I had lost of options for my hair loss treatment abroad. I chose MCAN Health in Turkey because of cost-effective prices although I had some concerns about language barriers. However, I realized that all my concerns were for no reason. Hair transplant surgeons of MCAN Health are fluent in English. Plus your host who accompanies you is fluent as well. I had such a great experience in Turkey. My hair is growing and I am not hiding from mirrors anymore."

"I am glad that I have chosen MCAN Health for my hair loss treatment. I just bought my flight tickets and flew to Turkey and found myself in the care of MCAN Health. My English speaking host welcomed me at the airport and left me to the hotel. My hotel was lush. My host accompanied me to the hospital each time. Briefly, MCAN Health dealt with everything and made me feel at home. After my hair transplant, I had a chance to have a sightseeing tour offered by MCAN Health, absolutely felt in love with Istanbul. It was a good way of celebrating my new appearance."

"I felt that I was very welcomed by MCAN Health from the very beginning to the end of my hair loss treatment. I had a host with me at all times helping me out for everything. MCAN Health cares about everything you need. An entire medical team with my hair transplant surgeon was at my service all the time. I am glad that I chose MCAN Health."

"I was looking for a hair transplant abroad. My friend who had hair loss treatment advised me MCAN Health. I chose MCAN Health because of the high quality hair loss treatment with affordable costs. MCAN Health uses the latest technology for hair loss treatment. I hear lots of dissatisfaction about hair transplants. My hair transplant with MCAN Health was smooth with no problems or complications. I feel so lucky that I chose MCAN Health for my hair loss treatment. I strongly advise MCAN Health’s hair transplant in Turkey to anyone who is after the highest quality with affordable costs."

"I had plenty of hair when I was young. As I age, my hair started falling out which made feel old. Even my family and friends were making fun of my baldness. Choosing hair transplant in Turkey with MCAN Health for my hair loss was one of the best decisions that I have made in my life. Feeling young and attractive is again is priceless. Love my appearance now."

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