Repair Hair Transplant in Turkey
Content overseen by Doctor Costin Pasnicu who has over 7 years of experience in the medical field and has performed numerous successful surgeries. He graduated from the renowned University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.
Improperly effectuated hair transplants may lead to unnatural looks. Excessive extraction of grafts with FUE, visible scars caused by FUT, traditional methods utilized for hair restoration like mini grafts and plugs, scalp reductions, poorly designed hairlines, irregular distribution of grafts, too much hair on the forehead and improper hair density could be some of the issues that need to be corrected with a repair hair transplant in Turkey.
If you are searching for the best hair transplant clinic in Turkey for this procedure, you should know that in our clinic you can benefit from hair transplant repair procedures performed by qualified hair transplant doctors no matter the affection you suffer from.
What are some examples of unsuccessful hair transplants?
Hair restoration poses a series of challenges and the doctor’s experience and technique are essential for the success of the procedure. When the results are not as expected, the patient is understandably discontent and angered. This is why the task of the new surgeon who will repair the hair transplant is even more important.
- Hairline problems: the hairline is too broad or positioned improperly;
- Scarring: one or more scars of various sizes are left visible in the recipient area and/or the donor area;
- Wring placement: in some cases, the hair could be placed in the wrong direction; this, combined with unrealistic area coverage leads to an unnatural look, the opposite of what the patient was expecting;
- Others: ridging, hair waste, and an improper graft size (too large) may be reported by patients.
Who is a good candidate for hair transplant repair procedures?
In our clinic in Turkey, we welcome all patients, including those in need of repair hair transplants. Among the patients who usually require such interventions, are those who have suffered various accidents such as burns and other injuries that have affected their scalp, persons who suffer from various diseases, including alopecia, but also those who have undergone hair transplants with unfortunate results.
Hair loss is also a common cause that requires hair transplant repairs because in many cases the loss is uneven. This is mostly the case of female patients. So, it is safe to say that all types of patients can be subject to hair transplants through reparatory procedures.
We invite you to our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul to discover the procedure which suits you the most.
Repair hair transplant procedure – where can they be used?
One of the most frequent questions our patients ask us if they can benefit from hair transplant repairs on other areas, such as the eyebrows, the beard and mustache, and even the sideburns. The answer to this question is yes, a patient can benefit from various types of hair transplant repair procedures on various areas of the face or the scalp, including the hairline.
The face is a business card for most people, which is why our hair transplant surgeons in Turkey are specialized in offering various types of solutions, no matter how serious a patient’s problem is. You can be confident that in our clinic you will find a personalized solution.
Hair transplant repair techniques in our clinic in Turkey
The methods used for repairing the cosmetic issues resulted from outdated hair transplant techniques have improved greatly over the last ten years. The surgeries for repairing hair transplants in Turkey include the following:
- camouflage which helps improve the looks of patients through the implant of new hair grafts;
- graft removal which refers to the removal and replacement of hair grafts for a more natural look;
- combined repair hair transplants which refer to the implantation and the replacement of hair follicles;
- scar fixing for patients who have suffered from accidents or who have undergone other hair transplants through old techniques;
- laser hair removal which is usually used in patients who have undergone other hair transplants which did not succeed as expected.
In our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul, all patients are treated based on personalized treatment schemes, including persons in need of repair hair transplants.
It is a technique in which small follicular units are implanted exactly in front of the larger grafts to hide them, or to improve their form by rendering a softer and more natural-looking hairline.
Our Turkey hair transplant experts can recommend this technique to those patients who require the correction of the hairline as this can easily improve the overall appearance. A natural result is the most important advantage for this procedure and, as the name suggests, it “hides” any mistakes or unnatural areas that might have been created during the initial transplant. For some patients, one session may not be enough to correct all of the issues. In this case, our specialists can recommend a second session and this will take place eight to twelve months after the first one, once the hair from the first procedure has grown in.
It is a more aggressive method of extracting and re-allocating the anomalous grafts to make the consequent camouflage more effective. In graft removal, also called graft excision, the problematic grafts are extracted with care, divided into individual follicular units, and after that, they are implanted again in the correct location and direction. The places where the bigger grafts had been extracted are after that sutured closed. In addition to making it possible to use the same follicular units again, another advantage of this method is that, while the grafts are extracted, the scarred tissue is also eliminated, leading to an overall improvement of the appearance of the skin in that particular area. Our Turkish hair transplant surgeons can provide you more details on this technique and can send you details about the hair transplant cost in Turkey.
In some cases, if the grafts are distributed correctly and they are forming the right direction, supplementary follicular units might just be transplanted around them to render a more natural look. In other cases, if there are numerous grafts that need to be extracted, the graft extraction process and re-transplantation could necessitate several sessions. This method in which graft excision and camouflage are used is called combined repair.
As previously mentioned, waiting a certain amount of time is essential before procedures and this is also the case in a combined repair. The patient will need to wait for the graft excision to heal before the FUE/FUT technique is used for the camouflage. The doctor will decide which of the two techniques is better in the patient’s case. Often, follicular unit transplantation is chosen because this allows for maximum precision.
It is a more recent technique in repair hair transplants in Turkey, consisting of utilizing the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to camouflage an enlarged scar on the donor area. The hair is taken out from around the tissue of the scar and then implanted directly on it.
Laser hair removal
The laser hair removal is used when the transplanted grafts are small, however, they had been located wrongly or have the incorrect direction, for example too near to the forehead. In order for this technique to be effective, the underlying tissue has to be approximately normal, so that after the hair is eliminated there should be no signs that a prior surgery took place.
Other repair hair transplant techniques in Turkey could consist of laser resurfacing (used to repair scars and level the skin), scalp micropigmentation (a permanent enhancing “tattoo” that imitates the extremely short hairs on a shaved scalp) and depleted supply (an appropriate donor hair supply). Our hair transplant physicians in Turkey can provide you more details on these techniques.
The most common techniques used in hair transplant repairs
Our hair transplant surgeons in Turkey use the latest techniques no matter the intervention a patient needs. Among these, Follicular Unit Extraction and Follicular Unit Transplantation, or FUE and FUT, are currently the most employed because they offer what all patients need: less to no visible scars and natural-looking results. Our doctors can perform these techniques for a wide range of patients, so if you are an Asian man or an Afro-American man who needs a hair transplant in Turkey, our surgeons are at your disposal.
While FUE implies the harvesting of individual follicles which are then transplanted by making small punches onto the recipient site, FUT implies the collection of hair strips and their implantation on a larger area of the recipient site. No matter the technique used, a hair transplant repair requires a lot of attention and patience, our doctors have the skills to complete such delicate interventions.
In our clinic in Turkey, our surgeons can also use various innovative tools, such as the NeoGraft technique which implies the use of a special collector tool that harvests the hair follicles. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, this technique is one of the most popular in the world and it is also used in our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul.
Before deciding on the technique for a hair transplant repair procedure, the patient will first need to undergo an evaluation with one of our doctors and discuss the method and the results to be expected.
We invite you to watch a video that summarizes the main hair transplant repair procedures:
Hair transplant repair issues
The experts at our Turkey hair transplant clinic will always strive to provide you with satisfactory results related to the repair of a previously unsuccessful procedure. During the initial consultation, one of our doctors will assess your case and will discuss the prospects and the limitations of the new procedure. This is not to say that results cannot be achieved. We encourage open communication between the surgeon and the client who will receive information about what is achievable, and what is to be expected after the repair procedure. The surgeon will also discuss the repair plan, especially in those cases in which a combined procedure is needed or when subsequent interventions are required.
- the limitations of the donor supply area: our surgeons will attempt to make the most of out the donor supply area and ideally the hair available on the scalp in other areas will be healthy enough to allow for the supply; our team will evaluate and propose suitable solutions such as body hair transplant;
- personal particularities: each patient has a unique genetic makeup and this determines the hairline design, growth angle and others; moreover, the hair density can also be determined genetically; this is why at our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul our doctors pay great attention to symmetry or asymmetry as well as the growth angle;
- skin health: the health and structure of the skin, as well as any existing skin conditions (if any), need to be carefully assessed; our team takes great care in assessing the health of the skin especially after a previously unsuccessful hair transplant.
Body-to-scalp transplant as a repair procedure
As mentioned above, a solution for repairing a previously inadequate hair transplant intervention can be the use of body hair. There are several areas from which the doctor may choose to harvest healthy hair, and the beard if often the first one to be taken into consideration. For the majority of patients, this is the type of body hair that allows a desirable thickness. It is also able to grow as long as needed and it will maintain its shape.
When hair is collected from the beard, it is typically used for transplant repairs in the crown of the head as it can add thickness (as the beard has will have sufficient thickness to provide for this advantage). One situation in which beard hair is not used is for the front hairline. For this area, the surgeon will opt for a donor area from the back of the head, if possible, so as to maintain a very natural aspect as the frontal hairline is always visible and will have an overall impact on the repair procedure’s effectiveness and natural result.
If beard hair is insufficient or not available, another possible area to collect hairs from is the chest. This is not as coarse as the one found in the beard, making it suitable for certain repair works such as creating a more feathered look.
In the case of body-to-scalp hair transplants, the standard method used is the FUE technique as it allows for precise removal and then implantation of follicles. Instead of removing hair strips from the beard or chest (if these are the preferred donor areas), the FUE technique will not leave unacceptable scars and will allow for healing within a few days.
When using other body areas as donor sites, the focus is on the hair quality, and the fact that body hair is often curled in comparison to the hairs on the scalp and this can it curl back post-transplant once it reaches a certain length. In order to prevent this, the doctor will only select those areas that he believes will allow for a natural repair.
Working with an experienced doctor is a key part of the success of the repair procedure, and this is even more true when discussing body-to-scalp transplants as the doctor will need to analyze the body growth phases and commence the collection when the hairs have reached the anagen phase (the phase during which the hair grows). Because this is shorter in body hair compared to scalp hair, a special treatment can be applied beforehand to increase the number of hairs in this phase, as compared to the telogen phase (the resting phase).
Our hair transplant specialists can give you more details about the hair cycle phases and your options, should you be a candidate for hair transplant repair using body hair.
Pre and post hair transplant repair indications
Patients who have previously been through a hair transplant surgery will know that their doctor will provide several instructions to be followed, both before and, more specifically after surgery. Following these can shorten the recovery time and will likely improve the success of the hair transplant. In fact, in some cases, the initial hair transplant failure can be caused, in part, specifically by not following through with these steps, especially in those cases in which the patient did not receive proper medical advice and was unaware of how to care for the transplanted area.
Before the procedure, the doctor will likely ask you to:
- stop taking certain medications or vitamin supplements; this is important to reduce the risk of bleeding as well as in order to prevent hair loss or other undesirable side effects or reactions;
- do not consume alcohol and stop smoking approximately 3 days before the procedure; some doctors may even recommend avoiding spicy foods;
- avoid prolonged sun exposure in the week before the procedure and do not cut your hair (and body hair) as this will be handled during the intervention;
- it is also common for our doctor to ask you to perform a routine blood test.
After the hair transplant repair surgery, you will be commonly asked to:
- take the antibiotics and the painkillers that have been prescribed by the doctor;
- do not take certain types of anti-hair-loss medication;
- eat and drink plenty of fluids and sleep with the head elevated for the first few nights after surgery;
- properly care for the bandage and refrain from untying it or touching the area and do not clean it for the indicated number of days;
- refrain from strenuous physical activity.
Your doctor can also provide you with additional recommendations based on your particular situation. He will also remind you of the course of the transplant grafts and what you can expect for the following weeks.
Other hair transplant repair options in Turkey
Some patients do not know that a hair transplant repair procedure can be completed by other additional treatments, such as low-level laser therapy and micropigmentation. Combined with the FUE transplant, micropigmentation is one of the best solutions for those in need of repair hair transplants.
Here are a few interesting facts about the most causes of hair loss that can determine patients ask for hair transplants in our clinic in Turkey:
- out of all men on the globe, between 50% and 70% are likely to develop androgenetic alopecia;
- women are also prone to temporary hair loss problems, however, normal hair growth is expected within 3 or 4 months after treatment;
- stress can also be a cause of hair loss, however, the hair can grow back to normal within 6 to 12 months;
- approximately 5% of Afro-American patients can develop systemic lupus because of scars on the scalp.
The hair transplant Turkey cost for a repair procedure will depend on the level of correction needed or desired by the patient. In some cases, our doctors may recommend more than one corrective procedure (using the FUE or maybe the DHI technique) to provide a seamless and natural correction of a previous hair transplant procedure. Please reach out to us for more information about our costs.
Please contact us if you need a repair hair transplant procedure in Turkey and is you wish to know what would be the cost for this type of procedure.