Hair transplant In Istanbul Reviews A hair transplant is not a trivial matter. It must be performable by a trained medical team with extensive experience in this technique. A medical consultation is systematic before performing a hair transplant Turkey. However, some questions are not always addressable during this initial meeting.
Is a biological assessment necessary before an FUE?
This assessment is not systematically requestable. Blood loss is very minimal during FUE. A blood test is sometimes requested during the initial consultation if the doctor considers it essential. In this case, the blood test is not reimbursed by health insurance.
What are additional examinations essential during a consultation for alopecia?
The questioning and physical examination are usually sufficient to make a diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia and to assess the number of grafts needed for FUE. A micro-camera examination is also in use in some cases. The digital analysis of the photos makes it possible to determine the density of hair, its nature (thickness) and to monitor the results after the treatment. The realization of a Trichogramma is only in proposition in diffuse alopecia in women and rebellious telogen effluvium.
Is antibiotic treatment essential before or after the FUE transplant?
A flash antibiotic treatment (3 g of Amoxicillin) 1 hour before FUE is, however, recommended in certain “fragile” patients (diabetes, chronic viral disease, etc.).
Does tobacco consumption contraindicate the achievement of FUE?
Stopping smoking is always advised, at least one month before and during the month following the hair transplant Turkey. The cutaneous vascularization being better, the result of the FUE is very improved.
What preparation before an FUE?
It is very simple:
Stopping Minoxidil® 1 month before FUE. The resumption of this treatment is over one month after the micrograft,
Finasteride (Propécia®) and any chronic treatments are maintainable,
No aspirin or anti-inflammatory (including ibuprofen) taken during the week before FUE,
Shampoo the day before or the morning of the operation (a Betadine® shower is totally unnecessary),
Eat a light breakfast before FUE.
Is socio-professional eviction necessary after FUE?
Theoretically, it is possible to resume a professional activity immediately after carrying out an FUE. But in practice, we advise patients working in soiled or poorly clean environments to provide a few days of rest (3 to 7 days) after FUE. It is also possible to wear a hat or a large-cap.
Can we practice FUE in a young patient?
Yes. However, this FUE must be carried out, taking into account the evolutionary nature of alopecia. It is, therefore, essential, alongside the practice of FUE, to preserve the hair still in place thanks to long-term medical treatment (Minoxidil® and/or Finasteride).
What is a follicle transection?
The follicle that is took is cut transversely by the punch. The graft is therefore no longer viable because it lacks a vascular pedicle. The meticulous and controlled harvesting of grafts is, therefore, an essential step in FUE. This greatly determines the end result.
What is the percentage of success during the implantation of grafts?
It is close to 100%, provided that the sample has been taken meticulously (no transection), that the skin of the skull is healthy and that the patient does not smoke.
Some simple tips should also be follow the patient for a few days after the hair transplant Turkey, for example, avoiding wearing a helmet …
What is the percentage of success when implanting grafts in a scarred area?
A skin scar generally has poorer vascularity than healthy skin. The percentage of graft development in the scarred area is, therefore, often less than that observed in a healthy area, sometimes less than 60%.
What is graft capital?
This is the maximum number of follicles available for one (or more) hair transplant (s). These follicles are taken from the posterior and posterolateral areas of the scalp, spared by androgenetic alopecia. The total number of follicles in these areas is approximately 15,000 (32,000 hairs). This number of follicles is, however, very variable and often significantly lower, especially in women and in men over 45 years old.
Respecting your graft capital is, therefore, a primary objective.
At the end of one or more FUEs, it is therefore wise to have taken a maximum of 4000 follicles.
Is the practice of FUE transplants abroad dangerous?
An FUE in Turkey, Tunisia, or Portugal is a bit like playing the lottery; the best is possible, but the worst too…. It is obviously tempting to consider an FUE abroad when the advertised prices are very low.
However, both FUE and FUT are techniques that require great medical competence and extensive experience. In particular, it is essential to preserve your graft capital in the donor area.
Do you know the practitioner who will perform the FUE?
Is an initial consultation on the table before the hair transplant Turkey? This appointment is essential for the future.
Have you calculated all the costs of an FUE abroad (FUE fees, possible day hospitalization, transport, and accommodation costs)?
How will post-transplant follow-up be ensured?
Is robotic FUE a significant technical advance?
Robotic FUE (sampling and implantation) is very spectacular. However, this technology does not significantly improve the results of FUE. The highly trained human eye analyzes perfectly (arguably better than the most advanced robot) which grafts may be taken and their quality for reimplantation.
So what is the point of the FUE robot? Robotization, no doubt, makes it possible to reduce (a little) the sampling time and possibly to treat several patients simultaneously with the same team. The robots are, therefore, with primary intent for the medical team and not for the improvement of FUE itself.
What is the “maxi” 3D hair transplant?
Highly publicized, this “new” technique furiously resembles the classic “leek field” hair transplants. Very practiced in the 70s and 80s, this technique, ancestor of FUE, used large punches of 2 or 3 mm (0.9 or 1mm for modern FUE), allowing the simultaneous removal of several follicles. The main advantage of this old technique, which has been recycled in some centers, is its speed of execution. On the other hand, the drawbacks are very real: visible scars from harvesting and, above all, too regular, unnatural appearance of hair implantation in a “leek field.”
What future for follicle transplants from stem cells?
Still hypothetical, hair transplant Turkey would theoretically allow unlimited follicles to be grafted in patients with androgenetic alopecia. It is, however, a still unattainable dream. Research on stem cells is in focus primarily on serious diseases such as cancer or orphan diseases.
Should FUE be in use in a sterile environment?
Unlike FUT, which requires a surgical unit and the presence of an anesthetist, FUE is always in usage in a dedicated medical structure while respecting the essential asepsis rules. FUE is technically close, and the (low) risk of infection to surgery is in use in a dental office.