Hair Transplantation, What you should know?

Am I a good candidate for Hair Transplant?

The patient (men/women) must know that to be a potential inquire, there are some important factors.

However before committing Hair Transplant, the patient must take into consideration the age, general overall health, hair density level of the donor area and the recipient area.

What is the success rate of hair implantation?

The patient asks frequently about the success rate of the hair surgery. According to Dr. Arslan, the studies and the experience have shown that the rate of the success is 95% for men and 85% for women. Those rates are defined according to eventually regrowth of hairs from the grafts implanted and meeting the expectation of the patient.

What is the best method for the hair transplant?

There are two scientific accepted methods for the hair transplant:

  • FUT- Follicular Unit Transplant
  • FUE- Follicular Unit Extraction

Nowadays, the hair transplant techniques have been developed. FUE (follicular Unit extraction) is constantly evolving. When the level of the baldness is advanced we perform the FUE which is the implantation will be done by 2 steps: preparation of emplacement of the grafts (incision) then the implantation of the grafts. If in the recipient area there are existing hairs, then the doctor performs 2 steps in one that means he does the implantation directly with the CHOİ PEN which is known as DHI (Direct Hair Transplant).

In some cases, the hair transplant surgeons do perform the two types of implantation according to the shape of the recipient area. The level of density will be the same as its related to the grafts number not the implantation technique.

Is the implanted hair being permeant?

The implanted grafts will never fall out and will grow for a lifetime because there are taken from the back of the head which called the donor area.

The donor area is genetically coded.

What should you expect after hair transplant?

  • You must avoid touching the grafts because they could come out of the incisions. You must stay in a semi-laid position with 2 or 3 pillows to keep your head raised up.
  • A feeling of tightness is possible around the donor area.
  • Crusts will form the next day and will fall at the first and second hair wash.
  • Redness on the scalp may appear for about 1 week to 10 days after the transplant,
  • Eventually swelling (edema) may occur at the nose and forehead for 2 or 3 days after surgery. This disappears no later than 6 or 7 days later.

What are the risks of getting a hair transplant?

If the surgery is done by an assistant or nurse, the hair transplant can have some risks as bleeding and infection. Also, you may have scars and unnatural looking new hair growth. It is possible also to get a hair loss suddenly which is shock loss of the original existing hairs in the recipient area.

As any kind of plastic surgery, hair transplantation is a medical procedure that must be done by a specialist doctor, to diminish those risks.


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