Do you have hair transplant questions? Well we’ve got answers! Browse the questions below to get answers to some of the most common questions about hair transplants! From the cost of hair transplants to hair transplant recovery!



In general, hair transplant is carried out under local anesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the transplantation period. Also, there is a most advanced needle-free injection system called Comfort-in™ is used in hair transplant operations in EsteNove and it makes the hair transplant operation painless.


Yes, hair transplant is a safe and fast-growing industry in Turkey. First of all, hair transplant clinics in Turkey have state-of-the-art technology, a high level of knowledge, more experienced surgeons and staff and the patients’ feedback is positive. Also, in Turkey, it is performed in international accredited hospitals by premium clinics. Besides that, in Turkey the hair transplant clinics adopt a solution-oriented approach, so the patients’ satisfaction is at the top level. In Turkey, there are 44 JCL certified hospitals and it is placed on the third worldwide with this feature.

Am i a good candidate for the hair transplant procedure?

Whether a person is a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure is determined through with hair analysis (such as hair tissue, hair follicles quality, hair density, elasticity, pores, skin texture) and examination results. In this respect, after considering all factors such as patients state of health, the frequency of the donor area and the width of the area to be planted, it is understood whether a person is suitable for hair transplant.

When is the best time to have a hair transplant?

Hair transplant can be performed at any time as well as the patient feel ready physically and psychologically. Patients, who want the aesthetic appearance, can have hair transplant at any time if the donor area is sufficient. In patients with hair loss, it is expected that to hairless areas will be intervened in advance and will not lose the aesthetic appearance of the hair. Because after a certain point, if hair loss reaches an extreme level, it becomes difficult to obtain an aesthetic image after hair transplant. In this respect, 1 or 2 more sessions can be applied if it is necessary. Also, we recommend PRP treatment in order to stop further hair loss.

Why Sapphire FUE?

In the Sapphire FUE method, special sapphire tips are used to open microchannels in the receiving area. With these special inserts, it is possible to open smaller and more sensitive microcaps. In this way, more dense hair transplantation is achieved and after transplanting the hair becomes dense and has a natural look. In addition to that, in the Sapphire FUE method, scarring is minimized and the healing process becomes shorter after hair transplant surgery. And patients quickly return to their daily lives. Moreover, it also allows for a large number of grafts to be transplanted.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a kind of treatment that is applied to the person’s own blood to heal some diseases in his body and to rejuvenate the skin. In PRP therapy, the blood collected from the person is separated from the plasma and made rich in platelet by a series of processes. The resulting PRP vaccine is injected into the hair follicles with very fine-tipped needles. The aim of PRP treatment is to revitalize the hair follicles that begin to shed, have lost their strength and healthy structure. It is also applied to people who have hair loss, but not enough level for hair transplant. On the other hand, sometimes it is used as a post-operative method used to accelerate wound healing and hair growth after the hair transplant operation.

How does Nove MIC® method works?

During the hair transplant process, grafts are collected from the donor area where the transplant will be performed and looked them under the light of the microscope. Then, the grafts are separated. Generally, in many hair transplant clinics, the grafts are separated manually. Considering 3-4 thousand hair follicles, in this case, the error rate can be very high. Therefore, in the Nove MIC® method, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are divided into groups containing 1, 2 and 3 roots with the help of a special microscope. Only single grafts are transplanted to the front line of the hair. Thus, the transplanted area is exactly the same as the old hairline of the patient and so natural appearance occurs. That is to say, by the Nove MIC® method, the mistake risk is minimized and patients reach the most natural results.

What are the top priorities in a hair transplant for EsteNove?

EsteNove provides international services with its most up-to-date technologies and experienced team and uses the latest technology to make a difference and get better results for hair transplant. EsteNove provides a patient-focused and transparent approach. EsteNove provides post-operative support for patient satisfaction and establishes long-term relationships with patients.

EsteNove offers solutions tailored to the needs of patients in line with a fully personalized service approach, providing satisfactory and permanent results that providing a natural look that is a must for patient satisfaction in hair transplant surgery.

Can Women Have a Hair Transplant?

Yes, women can also have a hair transplant, but the cause of hair loss needs to be well diagnosed. Because of androgenetic alopecia, known as male-type hair loss, hair loss resulting from the regression of the forehead line of the hair or an opening in the crest, women can also have hair transplantation.

Does EsteNove offer a guarantee for hair transplantation?

Yes, we give a guarantee for after post-operative results, excepting health conditions or therapy that causes patients hair loss. In addition, patients should also follow the post-operative instructions given by the doctor.

What additional services do you provide to your patients for hair transplant surgeons?

Our patients’ satisfaction is very important to us. So we provide accommodation, VIP car transfers that include airport pick up and hotel-clinic transportation for our hair transplant patients who come from out of town or abroad. In addition to that, we provide translators for our international patients.

How do I set up a consultation?

To set up a consultation with us, at first, you can leave us your contact information via our social media or website or send us an e-mail. Then our Health Assistants will contact you and our doctor will send you a special diagnosis report. In accordance with this report, when you come to our clinic, a pre-examination is performed in terms of compliance with hair transplant process.

Is hair transplant safe and permanent?

Nowadays, hair transplant surgery is performed with new methods developed in line with the most up-to-date technologies by experienced physicians and staff in international certified hospitals. So with this expertise, technology and knowledge triangle, a hair transplant is safe and results are permanent.

Can someone have a hair transplant at any age?

Technically, there is no age limit for hair transplants. So, hair transplant can be applied to everyone from 22 to 65 years of age. But we cannot say, all people in this age range can have a hair transplant. Therefore, the determinants are hair type, hair loss condition and the general health condition of the patient.


How long does a patient need to stay in Istanbul for hair transplant surgery?

Patients need to stay in İstanbul for 3 days for hair transplant surgery.

Day 1: Come to Turkey. Examining the health status and hair.
Day 2: Hair transplant surgery is performed
Day 3: Hair washing after the transplant surgery and patient return back to his / her country. In addition, PRP treatment is performed.

How much does a hair transplant cost?

Hair transplant surgery is a serious operation, so it varies from person to person. So hair transplant cost is determined by many factors such as surgery technique, number of grafts, the density of hair loss and hair quality. For more information about this, please contact our expert staff.

Is hair transplant procedure done under local anesthesia?

Yes, the hair transplant procedure is done under local anesthesia.

As EsteNove, we use Comfort-In technology which is one of the latest methods of local anesthesia. With this needle-free technology, we minimize the amount of pain during and after the operation. You should also read the article we prepared about painless hair transplant service page.

How long does a hair transplant procedure take?

Hair transplant procedure takes last from 6 to 7 hours depending on the number of grafts being implanted to the bald area and the technique applied.

How many grafts/follicles will be transplanted?

The amount of grafts the patient needs depends on the degree of hair loss and the density that the patient desires. After contacting EsteNove, on the diagnosis report that prepared by our physician, the number of grafts needed will be decided.

What should you consider before committing to a hair transplant?

Before a hair transplant, the patient should consider the nature of the surgery and surgical risk factors. Also, it is important to ensure that hair transplant is the best decision for hair loss problem. Besides, patients should consider the technique that will apply for surgery, the surgeon’s experience and knowledge, hair transplant clinic reliability and of course the cost of surgery.

Do I have to cut my hair?

In hair transplant surgery, the hair should be shaved before transplanting so that the doctor can see the hair roots easily, can give the hair right angles and move comfortably in the donor area. In the FUE technique, it is recommended to shave the donor area at least two weeks before the operation so that the marks can be hidden easily. Also, the appearance of the hair tends to recover itself 2 to 3 weeks. In the FUE hair transplant method, if the graft number is low, the hair can be transplanted without cutting hair, but in general, it is recommended to perform with DHI.

Do I need to stop taking drugs before the hair transplant surgery?

Yes, you need to stop taking drugs, especially blood thinners, before the hair transplant surgery. Also, you should stop taking, depression medications, painkillers, vitamin E and B drugs, food supplements, herbal remedies, and multivitamins.

Should I stop alcohol and smoking before hair transplant surgery?

Alcohol consumption and smoking should be quitted approximately 1 week before the hair transplant surgery.


What is shock loss?

Shock loss is the loss of hair strands that are transplanted the hairless area after hair transplant. It occurs due to the procedures applied to the scalp during a hair transplant. It is a temporary process, after that the hair grows more dense and healthy.

Will there be any scarring after a hair transplant?

In line with the developing technology, scarring risk after hair transplant has been reduced to a minimum with the use of FUE and DHI hair transplant methods, which offer less scarring and short recovery time than the FUT method.

Can smoking affect my hair transplant results?

Smoking affects hair transplant results negatively. Smoking slows the blood circulation and reduces the blood supply to the newly transplanted hair follicles. Through this, it can prevent or delay the growth of newly transplanted hair follicles.

How soon after hair transplant surgery can I see the result?

Two months after hair transplant, shock loss ends and the hair roots begin to grow. On this direction, the first results after hair transplantation are possible as of the third month. The final results can be seen about a year after the transplant procedure.

What are post-operative instructions following hair transplant surgery?

The post-operative instructions are wound dressing for the transplanted area and PRP therapy implementation for the purpose of healing transplanted hair follicles. Through this, to heal faster after hair transplant you should follow these general instructions.

Following hair transplant surgery, you should rest and avoid tiring and sportive activities. Pay attention to your physical activities after the operation.

In the first three days after transplanting, to decrease the risk of swelling or bleeding, you should lie on your back with your head elevated at 45 degrees and avoid touching the transplanted area.

You should not use alcohol or aspirin/aspirin-containing products/supplements and avoid smoking.

Take care to follow the instructions given by your doctor about hair washing and the necessary drug use.

Are there any side effects of a hair transplant?

Possible side effects of hair transplant are swelling, infection, scarring, numbness and itching. However, side effects are minimized if the instructions are followed carefully and necessary drugs and shampoos are used.

When can I go back to work after the hair transplant procedure?

If you work in an office you can go back to your work the next day after transplant surgery. But if your work has heavy conditions you should wait at least a week after surgery.

Can transplanted hair fall out?

The hair strands in the area called donor (the part of the hair near the neck and between the two ears) are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes hair loss. As the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to DHT, transplanted hair cannot fall out.

How should I wash my hair after hair transplant surgery?

At first, the day after the operation, our medical assistants will show you how to do the washing. Then the first 10 days hair is washed as shown. You should wash your hair 3 days after hair transplant surgery. Furthermore, both the donor and the transplanted area will be sensitive for 15 days, so it is important to take extra care to the washing process.

When can I go back to the gym after hair transplant operation?

Sportive activities increase blood pressure and heart rate. Increased heart rate may cause bleeding of microchannels where hair follicles are transplanted and may damage the hair follicles. So, we recommend that you stay away from activities that will make your body be overstrained and sweaty. Since the scalp is very sensitive due to the transplant process, for about 15 days, you should avoid bodybuilding or other heavy exercises, which may cause excessive sweating.

When can I shave my hair after a hair transplant?

After a hair transplant, hair can be shaved about 2 months later. Since hair roots are sensitive, it is recommended to make the first haircut with scissors in order not to cause any damage on roots. In the third month, the shaver can be used. After 6 months, the hair can be shaved by using a razor.