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How does Capilclinic help you ?
Because we know that travelling so far from home to perform any type of surgery can be stressful, we take care of everything for you and we guarantee that the medical team is highly trained for this procedure.
Why is transplant cheaper in Turkey?
There are several reasons why the price is lower in Turkey: lower wage costs than in the UK, there is a lot of competition therefore prices are very tight and the Turkish government subsidizes this type of intervention…
What is Alopecia or Baldness?
It is a natural process manifested by the visible loss of hair. The onset, speed, pattern and degree of alopecia is related to your genetic inheritance. Alopecia is produced mainly by a combination of genetics, age and hormonal changes. In general terms, it can be stated that the earlier the hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will be.
Is there any treatment other than hair transplantation?
Medical treatments can slow down baldness progression, act on the roots weakened by hormonal action and are effective in the medium and long term. However, there is no medical treatment that can make you grow new hair from dead roots, only a hair transplant will be efficient in this situation.
What types of baldness are candidates for a hair transplant?
Male androgenic alopecia or common baldness (they represent 90% of cases), some female androgenic alopecia and scarring or traumatic alopecia.
At what age can the hair transplant be done?
There is no precise age. All the conditions necessary for the transplant must be met at the time of the intervention. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to have a hair transplant before the age of 22 since the process of hair loss is very little advanced. Nevertheless, we evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis, and in a personalised way.
What does FUE mean?
It is the acronym for Follicular Unit Extraction, which means the individual extraction of follicles.
What are Follicular Units?
They are grouping of hairs. The hairs are grouped in groups (follicular units) of 1, 2, 3 or 4 strands of hair. They are composed of dermal papillae, follicles, glands and subcutaneous fat.
What is the FUE technique?
The principle is simple. It consists of extracting the follicular units one by one from the donor area to place them later in the recipient area. It is a meticulous technique that requires a long process of learning and practice, so it has to be carried out by qualified personnel with proven experience.
What is the MicroFue technique?
MicroFUE is the most advanced technique for capillary grafting. It is the evolution of the classic FUE technique. The results are more natural, undetectable, and offers lower postoperative pain and a rapid recovery.
Is the MicroFue capillary graft safe?
Yes. Within cosmetic surgery operations, it is one of the least risky.
How long is the intervention?
A mega-session FUE, from 3,500 to 5,500 grafts, lasts from 6 to 7 hours. However it is not heavy because there are breaks.
Is the post-operative painful?
The post-operative is not painful. The effect of local anesthesia lasts 6-7 hours. Afterwards, patients can take the analgesics that we provide them to avoid possible discomfort.
Does the result seem natural?
Yes. We distribute the hair homogeneously in the recipient area and design a natural front implantation line using the hair follicles to cover this first line. The hair transplant is one of the most frequent operations, due to the results obtained.
Is the result permanent?
The hair follicles extracted from the donor areas (back and side of the head) are genetically programmed to resist the hormones responsible for hair loss. These follicles maintain their genetic characteristics in the recipient area, so they become permanent.
Does the intervention leave any scars?
No, the intervention leaves no scar.
Is there a decrease in hair in the donor area?
There is no diminution in the hair density in the donor zone. Half of the hair from the donor area can be extracted with our MicroFUE technique. Even in patients suffering from severe hair loss, 5,000 to 6,000 grafts can be extracted from the donor area. This represents approximately 15,000 strands of hair, to have a satisfactory result.
Does the hair transplant really work?
Yes. It is the only efficient treatment for hair loss nowadays. A large majority (around 98%) of the transplanted hair follicles survive and grow.
When can I travel after the operation?
You can travel the day after the intervention
How much time is needed to return to the daily routine after the operation?
You can resume your normal life 2 or 3 days after the operation.
When can I start seeing the results?
The transplanted hair will fall during the first month. Three months later, they begin to grow permanently. You can see the final result 12 months after the operation.
How many operations can I perform?
It depends on several factors, age, type of hair loss, head size, hair thickness, hair type, density of the donor area and the patient’s expectations. One session is sufficient for most patients, although up to 4 sessions can be performed. If you want more than one session you have to wait 9 months between the two.
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If you have more questions or concerns, get in touch and we will be happy to help