Conditions & Care Areas Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get a full head of hair?

No, remember, the technique redistributes existing, healthy hair. However, a comparatively small amount of hair transplanted expertly can produce the illusion of substantially more hair than there actually is. The results will improve how you look to others and to yourself.

How long will it take?

Transplanted hair begins to grow about 10-12 weeks after the procedure at the normal rate of approximately one half inch per month and thus your transplant will be fully grown approximately 9 months after your session.

Will this procedure mean time off from work?

Little or no time off from work is required. Most patients return to their normal routine in one or two days.

Is it painful?

Most patients watch a movie or take a nap while the procedure is being done under a local anesthetic. Any discomfort afterwards is usually very temporary and nearly always minimal. Only approximately 25% of patients prefer to take pain relieving pills during the 1-2 days, following a procedure.

Is it dangerous?

No. It is minor surface surgery, literally only skin deep, and one of the safest surgical procedures ever performed.

Where is the procedure performed?

At our state of the art, in-patient surgical center staffed by Dr.Karademir and four highly trained surgical assistants.

What are the different classifications of hair loss?

Since balding patterns vary, the common classifications are listed as 2-7 from slight hair loss to severely bald. Your baldness or thinning classifications can change over time.

Where does transplanted hair come from?

The transplanted hair comes from your own genetically programmed permanent hair from the back of your head or beard.

How do I wash my hair after the operation?

The first time you will wash your hair will be the 3rd day after your operation. Please apply the doctor recommended shampoo to the donor area gently. Please use hair dryer on cool air mode from a short distance from your head. Also, please do not use towels during this period. If there is no abnormality, after 15 days you may start applying any kind of shampoo of your preference. After 1 month you may cut your hair and resume washing your hair regularly. You can also dye your hair after 2 months. Please do not use razors (Gilette) for at least six months. Your donor scar will be pink for 6 months and you may get some pimples in the donor area for the first 6-9 months. The hair is trimmed above and below the incision and you may get some shedding of hair around your incision. You should always ask your hair stylist to look at the scar first and to avoid cutting your hair too short.

Can I have sex post-surgery?

All physical activity doesn't have to be avoided for a whole 2 weeks after a hair transplant as long as it's moderate, doesn't strain the donor area, and doesn't harm the follicular unit grafts. Ultimately, as long as your partner doesn’t massage your grafts on top of your head for the first 10 days and you don’t strain the donor area, you should be just fine. Please avoid hair pulling, scratching or hitting your head. Signs of recipient area damage would ultimately be the dislodging of a graft and blood on top of your head. Signs of donor damage may include major pulling or pain around the scar.  In conclusion, use common sense. If something is straining or pulling, don't do it. Gradually increase any physical activity within reason over the next 2 months and you should be just fine.

How Long After Hair Transplant Can Grafts Fall Out?

Each day following the hair restoration, the transplanted grafts become more fixed in the scalp and the hairs in the grafts become more dissociated (loose). At nine days post-op, the grafts are fixed firmly in the scalp – it has essentially become part of the scalp in the new area and can’t be dislodged. The hair, however, has totally separated from the follicle by this time, so that it can easily be pulled out without dislodging the remainder of the follicle that contains the growth center. When this hair is pulled out (or is naturally shed) one often sees a tiny bulb at the end. This is the root sheath of the hair and not the growth center. This is normal and is not a lost graft. If a graft is lost, an event that may occur within the first 3-4 days following surgery, it is almost invariably associated with a small amount of bleeding. You will likely shed almost all of the transplanted stubble in the first 2 – 6 weeks after your hair transplant and won’t see new hair until about 4 months after your hair transplant. You will not see daily improvement but will see big monthly changes until about 8 months then subtle changes from then until 1 year after your hair transplant.

How Long Are FUT and FUE Hair Transplants Visible After Procedure?

The recipient area in both procedures is visible for up to 10 days. The donor area in FUT is generally not visible immediately after the procedure. In FUE, the donor area must be shaved, so that will be visible for up to two weeks (the time it takes for the hair to grow in).

Who qualifies for hair transplant surgery?

Most healthy men and women. A thorough consultation with Dr.Karademir will analyze your individual hair loss and outline your treatment options. Factors that determine whether you are a good candidate for a transplant include the number of grafts necessary to produce the results you desire, availability and density of donor hair, hair color, skin color, hair texture and potential future hair loss. Virtually any man or woman who is experiencing some degree of hair loss can be a patient. There are no absolute age limits and patients generally range from 21-76.

Does it really work & are the results permanent?

Yes! Hair transplant surgery redistributes existing, healthy hair, which is genetically encoded to last a lifetime.

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