Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a hair transplant?

Hair transplantation involves the relocation of hair from an area of greater density and fullness from the back of the scalp to an area of hair loss on top of the head.

2.What is MicroFUE technique hair transplantation?

MicroFUE technique is the top of the lıne newest and most advanced technique for hair transplantation. With this technique, individual hair grafts (micrografts which usally contain 1 to 3 hair roots with a little skin) is obtained from the donor scalp region using a micromotor and micro-punch tips less than 1 mm in diameter (0.6-0.8 mm) under the magnifying view of an ocular microscope.
This technique is the most delicate hair transplantation application and involves no incision, no suture, no pain, no scarring. The net effect is faster healing with reproducible natural results compared to the other standard hair transplantation techniques.

3.What is the average cost of a MicroFUE hair transplant operation?

Anyone who has a regular income can easily afford the cost of a hair transplant operation. However the cost changes dependıng on a nature of hair loss and the number of micrografts required.

4.Is there any age limit for the operation?

There is no upper age limit for a healthy person, it can be performed even in very old ages. It is better to apply after 25 in young ages. However, it can rarely be performed before 25 if hair loss process is completed.

5.Is MicroFUE hair transplant safe?

Yes. It is perfectly safe in terms of health. Any surgical risk or complication has not been observed in patients.

6.Is MicroFUE an easy operation?

Yes. A lot of patients are surprised because of the easiness and comfort after the operation. First skin numbs with anesthetic ether spray by cooling. Then local anesthesia is applied. The effect of anesthesia lasts for 12-14 hours.

7.How long does the operation take?

An average mega session microFue operation for 3000-3500 grafts lasts 6-7 hours.

8.Do I feel the pain after the operation?

The effect of local anesthesia lasts 6-7 hours. After that, patients can spend their time comfortably by taking mild painkillers.

9.Does the result look natural?

Yes. Distributing hair homogeneously and densely in the recipient area, designing front hairline naturally and aesthetically and filling the area with the hair densely create a natural looking result.
Hair transplant is among the most frequent operations because of the natural looking and permanent results.

10.Is the result permanent?

Hair follicles taken from the donor areas (back and sides of the head) are genetically resistant to the hormones causing hair loss. These follicles can keep their genetic features in the recipient area too. So they become permanent.

11.Is there any scar after left the operation?

No. MicroFUE is a seamless and no-scar operation.

12.Does the hair in the donor area diminish?

Without any obvious diminishing or thinning, the half of the hair at the back of the head can be taken in 3-4 sessions safely thanks to MicroFUE technique.
Even from the patients suffering severe hair loss, 5-6 thousand grafts can be taken from the donor area. So this means approximately 15 thousand hair follicles with satisfying results.

13.Does hair transplant really work?

Yes. It is the only effective treatment in our day for hair loss. A great majority (around 98%) of transplanted hair follicles survive and grow.

14.How long does it take to go back to work and normal life after the operation?

Normal daily activities can be performed the day after the operation. In 2-3 days, you can start working and your normal life. After a week, you can do heavy exercise, or go swimming.

15.When can I start travelling after the operation?

If it is necessary you can travel the next day after operation. However we suggest patients to have a rest one day after operation and leave the other day.

16.When can I start to see the result?

Translanted hairs fall off in the first month. Three months later, they start growing permanently. In the begining, they can be thin and curly. It will be thicker and more like your natural hair as it grows. Nine months after operation, the final outcome can be observed.

17.Does it need to be checked later?

The bandage at the back of the head is opened the next day after the operation.There is no need for special treatment or any check after that. You can wash your haiy by yourself.

It will be better to come for a check or share your pictures with us 9 months (when final result appears) later to evaluate the results.

18.How many operation do I need to have?

It depends on your age, the type of the hair loss, the size of the head, hair thickness, hair type, the density of the donor area and your expectations ad wishes.

One session is enough for ideal patients.It may change between 1 to 4 sessions. A lot of people have 2 sessions. There are 9 months between 2 sessions.

19.Do I need to apply a special care to my hair?

No special treatment is needed. The hair that grows after the operation is your own natural hair. So you can treat them as you always do. You can have haircut in any style or dye it in any color you want.

Hair Loss Reasons Aestimed Observation

Hair Loss Reasons Aestimed Observation

Whether it’s noticing extra strands in your comb or finding clumps of hair in the shower drain, the moment you realize your hair is thinning can be harsh. But luckily, hair loss prevention has come a long way, and we now know that it’s not just about genetics. “The great thing is that environmental and physical stressors are something we can take charge of,” Aestimed says “Simple and easy things like maintaining a healthy diet and selecting the right shampoo can protect against hair fall.” It’s also important to know what can cause damage. “Many guys are unaware of the impact everyday physical and environmental factors can have on their hair,” Aestimed spells out the most common culprits of hair loss and what you can do about them.

#1 Rough towel-drying. “Vigorously drying your hair with a towel—the way most guys do it—is actually quite destructive to your hair’s cuticles, or the outer layer of each strand of your hair. “Your hair’s structure is held together by three kinds of bonds, which contribute to the strength of your hair. When the hair is wet, it swells and the cuticle lifts up a little. When it dries, it comes back to its original position. When the cuticle is slightly lifted during the wet stage, it’s vulnerable to things that come in contact with it, such as your towel vigorously rubbing up against it when you dry your hair. But fear not, there are simple things you can do to mitigate damage. First, use a hair conditioner or a conditioning shampoo, , which work to coat each strand of hair so that your cuticles are protected from towel drying. Second, change the way you towel dry your hair. Instead of rubbing your wet head with a towel, pat hair dry.”

#2 Chlorine. The ubiquitous pool chemical damages hair by removing natural oils from strands and weakens the chemical bonds between hair fibers, leaving them prone to dryness, breakage and ultimately hair fall. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner daily—especially when you’re going for a dip—to help promote your hair’s health to stand up to the effects of chlorine, and also restore moisture and strengthen hair after it has been exposed.

#3 UV rays. Strong UV rays can degrade the bonds that hold hair together, causing brittleness, dryness, breakage and lack of manageability. “You might not always be able to feel the burn, but the sun’s rays can cause hair shedding,” “Guys shouldn’t feel like they can’t enjoy a day outside in the sun—just be mindful of the best ways to protect against it, such as hair SPFs, wearing a hat, and restoring moisture to the hair with a hydrating shampoo.”

#4 Aggressive brushing or combing. “This puts a lot of physical stress on the hair fiber, and can cause the cuticle to flake and strip away, Aggressive brushing while your hair is wet is even worse—it can lead to excessive pulling and breakage. Use grooming tools as intended and remember to be gentle with your hair.

#5 Wearing a baseball cap. Any sort of physical stress on the hair, such as rubbing or pulling, can lead to hair fall and breakage. A tight baseball cap fits into that category since it causes rubbing on the front, sides and back of the head and hair. Using a shampoo and conditioner that moisturizes and strengthens hair can help alleviate the amount of hair fall and breakage.

#6 Using the wrong grooming products. “If you take away one thing, just please, please, please stop using bar soap on your hair, It really can dry out hair and certainly won’t protect it from shedding. The most important step any guy can take is choosing the right shampoo.” Certain chemical ingredients found in hair products can cause hair loss. Preservatives that extend shelf life like formaldehyde and parabens are believed to affect hormones. The ethanolamines break down keratin and can irritate the scalp, and polyethylene glycol takes moisture away from hair shafts.

#7 Over-styling.  Over 80% of dermatologists cite physical stressors, such as using heat styling tools and over-styling, as factors that play a role in contributing to hair fall in men, The dermatologists in this study even attribute over-styling to hair fall more than genetic predispositions. We know that the more that you do to you hair, the more you’re damaging the strands. So simplifying your hair regimen can help minimize damage and hair fall.”

Seven Reasons To Choose Turkey For Hair Transplantation

Seven Reasons To Choose Turkey For Hair Transplantation

Seven Reasons to Choose Turkey for Hair Transplantation

1. Competitive price

The price for this procedure is one-third or more compared to the ones in Europe. If in Europe and the United States, one would pay between $7,000-$25,000 for hair transplant using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. Prices in Turkey vary between $2,200 and $7,000 depending on the complexity of the procedure, the number of grafts needed, the method chosen, the clinic and the surgeon. No matter what the price is, patients could save up to 80 percent for this procedure coming to Turkey.

2. Minimally invasive procedure

The method adopted by surgeons here is the FUE method, which is non-surgical, bloodless, faster and painless compared to the FUT method which implies the removal of the skin. FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique in which follicular units are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and transplanted one by one to the thinning area.

3. Quality equipment and successful methods

Turkish surgeons offer high-quality and highly-successful hair transplantation. They operate in state-of-the-art medical centers, using modern equipment and methods improved over the years to ensure patients receive the best hair restoration methods and patient care available in Europe and Asia

4. Benefits offered to the patients

To attract patients, Turkey also provides its patients several perks such as free airport-hotel transportation, free air tickets, free accommodation at some hotels, etc.

5. Surgeons with years of experience in the field

With years of experience and positive results, Turkey has won the patients’ trust and confidence. Turkey has many experienced surgeons in the field of hair restoration and has access to the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques.

6. No waiting lists

There are no waiting lists. If in other European countries, such as the United Kingdom, or in the United States, the waiting lists for hair transplant could make the patient wait even several months to get the procedure, in Turkey there are no waiting lists because the country offers many high-quality and JCI-accredited clinics.

7. Unique culture and hospitality

Turkey also attracts medical tourists with its unique culture and hospitality. In 2012 Turkey welcomed around 30 million tourists, from which 100,000 were medical tourists coming for cosmetic surgical procedures. Although many of them came for liposuction, rhinoplasty and thermal spas, according to statistics, the real money is in the hair transplant procedures.

Among the best clinics and hospitals for hair transplant in Turkey are Ethica Medical Group Estethica Surgery Medical Center, Aestimed Hair Clinic and Cevre Private Hospital.

One could say that Turkey is a real gold mine for hair transplantation, giving back self-confidence to hair loss sufferers from around the world. Although it’s a billion-dollar industry, for only several thousand dollars patients can have their hair back with minimal downtime