Before Hair Transplantation
Aspirin or any other blood diluent medications should not be taken in the last week before the operation. Use of alcohol and cigarette should be stopped 3 to 4 days before the operation. If there are lotions or medications that are used for hair loss, they should be given up by the last week before the operation. The patient should not be dyed before the operation. Haircuts should be avoided as per the opinions of our specialists.
Day of Hair Transplantation
Since the hair should not be washed for 3 days after the operation, we recommend you to take a shower and wash your hair on the day of the hair transplantation. You can prefer comfortable clothes such as tops with zippers or buttons which you can easily wear and take off. Do not drink caffeinated drinks before the operation. Do not apply hair gels, hair sprays, or herbal or cosmetic products that you may have been using for hair loss.
Hair Transplant Operation
Your hair transplantation operation will be performed in the company of our specialized doctor at a comfortable and fully-equipped operating theater at Antalya Medical Park Hospital. First, the area of transplantation and the forehead line are determined. At this point, our specialist makes a decision with you. He tries to draw your forehead line with the most natural appearance in order to give your head a natural appearance and make it unnoticeable that you underwent an operation of hair transplantation. After the forehead line is drawn, your hair is cut using a hair trimmer and your head is entirely disinfected for local anesthesia.
In the next step, the grafts – your hair follicles – are removed and put inside tubes that contain a special solution. Once the number of follicles you need is reached, our specialist proceeds to channelization and the professional staff of New Hairline Antalya Hair Transplantation Center places your hair follicles in the area where the follicles are to be planted. The duration of hair transplant operation takes 4 to 8 hours depending on the texture of your hair, size of the hair loss area and the number of grafts needed.
The 3 days after hair transplantation is an important process for adhesion of grafts. You should avoid hitting your head in this process. You can return to your daily life and job after the operation. You should sleep on your back and avoid putting a pillow on the area of operation during first week after the operation. You can learn how to wash your hair when you come to our center for having your hair washed on the 3rd day after the operation. The rashes that occur on the transplantation site after the operation generally recover in a week. You should always wear a hat whenever you are in a dusty or unhygienic environment for 2 weeks after the operation. You should avoid direct contact of sun or rain with your hair, and use scissors instead of hair trimmer if you want to have your hair cut in this period.
Generally the hair is lost and then it regrows within the first 2 to 3 months after the hair transplant operation. Sometimes the hair loss occurs within the first month. This is not anything to be concerned about. The hair grows again, especially after the third month, and 80% of the follicles that are transplanted will have grown hair from the 6th to the 8th month. The success of hair transplantation becomes obvious at the end of the 12th month. At this point, your hair has a 100% natural and healthy appearance as the grafts grow hair.