Hair Transplantation

Hair Transplant in Istanbul

Every year, thousands of people flock to Turkey for a successful hair transplant. At Metropolmed, we bring together a talented healthcare team and state-of-the-art technology for you to achieve the most desirable outcome. Not only that, our staff assists you from beginning to end - from the moment you arrive until your departure.

Quick Facts

Avarage Length of Stay : 2 Days
Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia

Hair Transplant Technology

Methods We Use: Direct Hair Implementation (DHI) and Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Mix Hair Transplant

Men who experience hair loss, thinning, baldness, and a narrowing forehead may choose to undergo a hair transplant. This is an increasingly popular medical procedure that can restore the appearance of fuller, healthier locks of hair.

The most commonly used methods of hair transplantation are Sapphire FUE and DHI. Hair transplant centers will evaluate patients' needs to determine the most suitable treatment plan for them. In cases where individuals have extensive baldness or thinning hair, the "MIX Method" may be employed in order to get optimal results.

One of the preferred hair transplant techniques is FUE, which requires a doctor's assessment prior to its initiation. As part of this procedure, the back of the head is clipped short to facilitate easy extraction of hair roots. Afterward, each root is separately harvested from the donor area, followed by preparation of the baldness area for transplanted roots. This method proves to be most beneficial for those with a wide range of baldness.

Sapphire FUE has taken the place of the traditional FUE procedure, which involved metal tools. Instead, Sapphire FUE utilises sapphire glass blades as an alternative; these blades are made of valuable materials and come with triangular prism tips to provide superior wound healing and a more natural look.

DHI is the latest and top-choice method. Instead of creating channels for implantation, it uses a "Micro Motor" to take roots from the donor area and move them into special pens, known as "Implanter Pen". This process eliminates the need for stitches or incision marks, reducing any damage and bleeding and speeding up recovery.

What is the MIX Method? How was it developed?

When considering a hair transplant, most people must evaluate their options between two distinct procedures. Combining both methods in the MIX Technique, which employs Sapphire FUE and DHI, typically results in greater success for those experiencing hair loss over larger, balding sections as well as general thinning areas. The DHI and Sapphire FUE techniques, part of the MIX Technique, can be used to deliver successful results in hair transplant operations. This method is the latest and most advanced in this field.

When Was the MIX Method Discovered? Where is it done?

Metropolmed is one of a few clinics in Istanbul to have implemented MIX Technique over the course of the past three years.

Hair Transplantation Steps

  1. Planning :In order to determine your eligibility for a hair transplant, the doctor will evaluate your general health and baldness pattern. Subsequently, they will advise the most suitable treatment plan for you.
  2. Operation :The transplant procedure usually takes between 6-8 hours, depending on your particular circumstances. The donor area will be trimmed close to the scalp, allowing access to the follicles from which grafts will be extracted and transplanted to the target site.
  3. Recovery :On the day after your procedure, our team will be there to give you your initial hair-washing and conditioner. For a period of one year, your Aftercare Specialist will be in touch periodically to answer inquiries and attend to any requirements you have, offering all the information and advice you require for taking care of your mane.

Latest Hair Transplant Methods in 2022

Today in 2022, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI) are widely used as the latest methods for hair transplantation. Other options may exist, though they generally require more interventions, complexity, and a longer recovery time making them less favorable solutions. We will take a closer look at FUE and DHI.

Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

This method involves removing hairs from the donor area one at a time. It is done using a micro motor-driven hollow needle of 0.6 to 0.9 mm in diameter, opening U-shaped canals. The sapphire FUE hair transplant technique deviates from conventional FUE practices, as it utilises sapphire blades with sizes between 0.8 and 1.5 mm, leading to V-shaped incisions that provide greater hair density. The low-impact incisions and shortened recovery times make this technique extremely helpful for smaller sites, where as many as 6000+ grafts can be transplanted in one procedure.

Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI)

Direct Hair Transplantation is a modern hair transplant approach that eliminates the need for pre-cuts, as follicles are inserted directly into desired spots with the aid of Coi Pen - an implanting tool. Minimal incisions and scarring are hallmarks of this system, allowing for rapid healing in between sessions. DHI is suitable for smaller regions, allowing up to 4,000 grafts per session.

Mix Hair Transplant (Sapphire FUE + DHI)

The Mix Hair Transplant is our most personalized approach as it combines the Sapphire FUE and DHI methods. With the latter, we are able to focus on areas of hair loss, while the former is best suited for larger, nearly bald zones. By intertwining these two treatments, we can deliver a higher density of grafts while preserving existing follicles.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long after the hair transplant can I have a haircut?

    It is possible to get a haircut in the area where the hair follicle was taken at least 1 month after the hair transplant procedure and in the area where the hair transplant was performed approximately 6 months later. It is okay to shorten the hair with scissors.

    When will the transplanted hair grow?

    Your new hair, which starts growing within 4-5 months of surgery, will be fully grown by the end of about a year.

    How many hours does the hair transplant process take?

    The operation takes about 6-8 hours.

    What should I pay attention to after the hair transplant?

    After the hair transplant, you should sleep with a special pillow and avoid situations such as scratching and rubbing. A month should be avoided against the risk of infection from places like hammam, sauna, swimming pool, swimming. It should definitely be protected from sunlight.

    Is there a certain age criteria for hair transplantation?

    No. Anyone with hair loss can undergo a hair transplant without age criteria.

    Can transplanted hair fall out?

    In the hair transplant process, the transplanted hair is taken from resistant areas, so there is no more hair loss. After the experienced and expected hair loss in the first month, new hair will grow.

    Can I dye or cut my new hair?

    Yes. You can perform all kinds of cutting and dyeing operations on your newly growing hair.

    What should I pay attention to before undergoing a hair transplant?

    Just like other cosmetic operations, blood thinners should not be taken prior to the hair transplant. If you have a drug that is used continuously, you should tell your doctor. Before the operation, it is necessary to avoid the intake of coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and listen to the information and advice of the doctor.

    Is hair transplant a painful procedure?

    Since it is performed under local anesthesia, only the treated area is numbed so that the person does not feel any pain.

    Is it possible to lose hair after the hair transplant?

    No hair loss occurs after a certain expected period of 2-6 weeks.

    Is hair transplantation harmful to health?

    Transplanting hair is not harmful.

    Can the hair transplant be repeated? Can it be applied for the second time?

    It is possible to perform hair transplantation twice.

    Is a hair transplant procedure a permanent solution to the process?

    People with thinning or balding hair can benefit from hair transplants, which are natural and permanent solutions.

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