Hair Restoration and Transplantation

Hair transplant
Definition: A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that extracts healthy, loss-resistant hair from a donor site (usually the back of the head and behind the ears) and implants it into areas with hair loss.

How does it work?

There are two methods of harvesting hair grafts from your donor site:

  • FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) - performed with a tiny, puncture-like surgical device that harvests one follicular graft unit (containing one to four hair follicles) at a time. Post extraction, the donor site may present puncture-like scars that are hardly visible.
  • FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) aka Strip Harvesting - is performed with a scalpel that removes strips of hair containing tissue from the donor site. After this, the surgeon dissects individual follicular unit grafts.

After harvesting the hair from the donor site, the recipient site (the area with hair loss) is punctured with small micro blades or tiny needles, and the grafts are implanted, saving the natural growth pattern. 

What are the risks? 

  • Swelling of the transplanted area;
  • Bleeding;
  • Infection;
  • Scarring the donor site;
  • Inflammation of the transplanted follicles;
  • “Shock loss” - sudden loss of the newly transplanted hair;
  • Unsatisfying results.

How to prepare for the procedure?

  • Perform specific Lab tests for medical evaluation, a common step before any type of surgery;
  • The use of anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory medication should be ceased two weeks before the surgery (to prevent bleeding).
  • It is recommended to quit smoking and use alcohol before the procedure, as it may negatively impact the results;

How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the area with the hair loss, the procedure may take one to two hours. You can go home the same day after the procedure

How to recover after the procedure?

The first three days after the procedure you should not shampoo your hair, and comb it with special care. Don’t forget your follow-up visits with your doctor. 

If you're considering a hair transplant, make sure to read our comprehensive Hair Transplant In Turkey Guide And Price Comparison.

Providers that provide Hair Restoration and Transplantation Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
95.8
36 United Arab Emirates
Doctor Zen Hair Transplant and Esthetics Surgery
93.22
21 Turkey
Heva Clinic Hair Transplantation & Dental Treatments
91.37
12 Turkey
Vantage Hair Restoration Clinic
91.24
2 Turkey
Terramed
88.9
4 Moldova
International Modern Hospital
88.55
1 United Arab Emirates
Sinaiclinic Hospital
88.55
1 Egypt
Esteworld Medical Group
88.55
1 Turkey
Medipunto Clinic
88.55
1 Turkey
Hair Transplant Institute - Dr. Alba Reyes
87.89
2 Dominican Republic
Medpark International Hospital
86.62
5 Moldova
Quironsalud Medical Center Mercado de Colon
81.98
1 Spain
Aek Hair Institute
80.6
5 Turkey
Erdem Hospital
61.19
1 Turkey
Vithas Xanit International Hospital
54.78
6 Spain
Medicare Clinic
50.19
2 Turkey
Estetik International
37.49
12 Turkey
avrasya hospital
Not Rated
1 Turkey
Aesthetics MediSpa India
Not Rated
0 India
AK Clinics - Delhi
Not Rated
0 India