Hair Transplant Female | Before and After

The occurrence of hair loss affects many women, so finding a comprehensive solution is extremely important. Therefore, we are here to help you find out what causes this problem and what can be done about it. Due to advancements in modern hair transplantation, females have now been able to have successful hair restoration that was previously impossible. Carry on reading to find out more about hair transplant female before and after results.

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Female Hair Transplant Cost Expectations in Turkey

One of the cheapest countries to get a hair transplant in is by far Turkey. A hair transplant in Turkey costs between €1,100 and €6,000. However, the price may vary considerably depending on the amount of hair that needs to be moved.

The overall average of a hair transplant in Turkey is €2,300, whereas the cost of a hair transplant average is around €11,300 in the USA, but often can cost more. This means you can save up to nearly 80% of your money by getting your hair transplant in Turkey!

Many women might be wary about having their hair transplant due to the low cost, as many individuals believe that low cost means low quality. But this is definitely not the case as the main reason for this is the balance difference across different currencies. The hair transplant field within Turkey has also grown drastically resulting in doctors having to reduce their prices due to competition.

Another factor to help put you at ease is that all clinics need to be accredited by the Turkish Health Ministry if they want to perform hair transplants.

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Key Facts About Hair Transplants

Patients who decide to undergo a hair transplantation can reap great rewards and satisfaction from the process. As a woman, you now have a greater range of options due to advances in medical science. This helps to relieve your hair loss and gives you options. The FUT/FUE procedure is restoring patients’ faith that they can once again have a full head of hair by combining precision, skill, and an eye for outstanding results! Let’s review some of the key facts about hair transplant surgery, specifically the FUE procedure.

  • There are different methods for hair transplants
  • Hair transplantations are surgical
  • Hair transplantations are permanent
  • Hair transplantations are not effective for everyone
  • You will not be left with a scar
  • Your new hair will fall out – This is normal and you have nothing to worry about!

Things to Take into Consideration Before a Hair Transplantation

It is important to fully understand everything about hair transplants before going through the surgery yourself. Hair transplantations have been more successful than products women get over-the-counter to assist them with their hair loss. Here are a few things to take into consideration before going for a hair transplant:

  • Only after 3 to 4 months will your transplanted hair start to grow back.
  • If you have dormant hair follicles, the hair transplant may be less successful.
  • Hair transplants are done with already existing hair on your scalp.
  • They are not effective if your hair loss is due to chemotherapy, if you have widespread baldness or if you have a thick scar caused by a previous injury
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Female Hair Transplant | Different Transplant Methods

There are a few types of hair transplant solutions and methods a woman can look at, but the two most common methods are follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit excision (FUE). Regardless of which one you decide to choose for treatment, they both provide results that look natural and have a pleasing aesthetic.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

FUT surgery involves a surgeon cutting a strip of skin from your scalp, usually 0.4 to 0.6 inches (1-1.5cm), either from the back or from the sides of your head. The surgeon then proceeds to extract individual hair follicles from these strips of skin and then inserts these follicles into the parts of your scalp where balding is occurring.

When undergoing a hair transplant, it usually takes anything from 4 to 6 hours to complete. A majority of the time you will be awake during FUT surgery, whereas the surgeon will only use a local anaesthesia to numb your scalp.

PROS & CONS OF FOLLICULAR UNIT TRANSLANTATION

PROS

CONS

It is a more cost-effective option

Stitches are required

Operation time is shorter than FUE

Possibility of leaving a scar

You can have repeat procedures in future

Healing time is longer

FUE can be done afterwards if needed

More discomfort

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)

FUE surgery involves a surgeon shaving the back of your scalp and removing the hair follicles one by one. The surgeon will then clean and numb your scalp where the follicles need to be placed. A scalpel, needle or pen is then used to create small hole-like incisions where each follicle is then carefully and delicately placed into each of the holes made.

When undergoing an FUE procedure, it usually requires multiple sessions of 2 to 4 hours and is scheduled across several days. Although you are awake during this surgery, with only a numbing anaesthesia for your scalp, a mild sedative may be requested to help you relax.

PROS & CONS OF FOLLICULAR UNIT EXCISION

PROS

CONS

No stitches are required

More expensive than FUT

Short healing time (Often a day)

An FUE/FUT cannot be done afterwards

Almost unnoticeable dot-like scars

Surgery over several days

Less discomfort

Difficult to do FUE on larger areas

Follicular Unit Transplantation VS. Follicular Unit Excision

Let’s take a look at a quick comparison between FUT and FUE to help you with making your choice in hair transplant method.

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Follicular Unit Transplantation

Follicular Unit Excision 

More Expensive

Natural Results

Stitches

Can have surgery with tight scalp

Scarring

Line Scar

Small round scars

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What Is a Hair Transplant & Is It Permanent?

A procedure known as hair transplantation is a procedure that involves donated hair follicles being transplanted to thinning areas of your scalp using micrografting technology. It takes time for your skin to heal after your hair follicles have been placed into areas where your hair is falling out. It is normal to lose some of your hair within the first three months after the procedure.

The transplanted follicles begin to grow hair once the healing process has been completed. These hair follicles will fill in bald patches on your scalp. As for the transplanted hair follicles, their movement is permanent, and they can’t be placed back in their previous position, but they have a lifespan like those in your natural hair. As you grow older the hair will start thinning, as any other hair would while ageing.

Undergoing more than one hair transplant is possible. There have been some individuals who were not happy with their first transplantation and therefore have undergone more than one session to achieve the look that they were going for. But a majority of the time, candidates are extremely happy with their results after just one session.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Your Hair Transplant

For a patient to arrive at an accurate estimate of the cost of a hair transplant, they should be aware of the fact that the process can vary depending on several factors, like the surgeon, the clinic location, or the number of hair follicles. You should be aware of the following factors that may affect the cost of your procedure.

  • The first factor that affects the cost is the size of the balding area. The bigger the area that needs to receive a transplant, the more expensive it’ll be.
  • The method of transplant used for your hair transplant. FUE is costlier than FUT.
  • The number of operations you have to undergo. FUT is mostly done within one session, whereas FUE is done over multiple sessions.
  • The popularity of the clinic you’re getting a hair transplant at. The bigger their reputation, the more expensive they’ll be.
  • Consultation fees. Although many clinics offer a free consultation fee, there are a few that ask for a consultation fee.

Good Female Candidates for Hair Transplantation

There are a few things that make a good candidate for a hair transplant, but the first obvious is anyone that is worried about their appearance when it comes to their hair and wants to improve it. A few other things can include a candidate with a healthy lifestyle and good health conditions. The most important thing that can classify you as a good hair transplant candidate or not, is the amount of hair you have already lost, and how much donor hair you have that can be used for the transplant.

Bad Female Candidates for Hair Transplantation

Unfortunately, there are a large number of reasons why not every individual is a candidate for a hair transplant. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons that make females bad candidates for a hair transplant.

If you have no hair on your whole scalp, since birth, you will unfortunately not be able to get a hair transplant because a transplant involves hair follicles being taken from one section of the scalp and transplanting them to where the balding is occurring.

The recommended minimum age for a hair transplant is 24 years old, so many doctors will not help you if you’re under 24. This is because hair loss needs to run its course, which often doesn’t exceed one’s 24th birthday.

If you have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, kidney failure, liver failure or diabetes to just name a few, you may not be a good candidate for a hair transplant as there may be risks involved despite the simplicity of the procedure.

If you’re one of the women out there that find themselves reacting negatively to any form of anaesthesia, then you are unfortunately not a candidate for a hair transplant as local anaesthesia is required to perform a hair transplant.

Women who have a blood-borne illness such as HIV or Hepatitis C are usually not considered good candidates as there are big risks involved with both parties involved.

Most Important Part of a Hair Transplant

One of the most important things there are when it comes to hair transplants is by far the planning of the hairline. Although the main focus point of hair transplantation is increasing the density of hair, if hairline planning isn’t done correctly it can result in unwanted results in your hair transplant. Some of these poor results include unnatural looking hair growth that requires a lot of additional care.

A hair transplant is a permanent procedure that takes place, which is why it is important that your hairline must be planned out to ensure your hair is left natural-looking, and therefore boosting your self-confidence.

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What to do Before Undergoing a Hair Transplant

There are a few things you need to do before undergoing your hair transplant. Some blood tests are required to ensure you don’t have any underlying medical conditions that could possibly complicate your surgery.

There are a few other precautions to take before undergoing your surgery. A month before your surgery, it is advised to start massaging your scalp for anything between 10 and 30 minutes a day as this helps with blood flow and also promotes healing after the procedure.

At least two weeks before your surgery, you need to ensure you don’t take any anti-inflammatory medication as well as aspirin, as this thins your blood out and may cause bleeding resulting in your wounds having difficulty healing. At this time, you should also be taking your vitamins, especially vitamin c, every day to boost your immune system for a quicker healing time. Another important thing is that you do not cut your hair at this time.

A week before your surgery you need to stop taking vitamin E and B tablets. You also need to stop smoking as this affects the healing time of your body, however, some doctors might only require you to stop smoking for 24 hours before the surgery.

  • On the day of your surgery, there are a few things you’ll need to do as well, and they are:
  • Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on when your last drink and consumption of food may be
  • Wear baggy or loose-fitting clothes, as you don’t want to damage the incision spot while changing after the procedure.
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What Not to do After Undergoing a Hair Transplant

It is very important to look after yourself once you get home from your surgery, so it is essential you know what not to do once you get home. There are quite a few things you need to avoid after you’ve undergone a hair transplant. A few of the things you should not do after surgery are:

  • Drive – For at least 24 hours
  • Wash your hair for 48 hours
  • Dye your hair for the first 4 weeks
  • Allowing your scalp to be in direct sunlight within the first 2 weeks (Especially between 10am and 2pm)
  • Having sexual intercourse within the first week

What to Expect After a Hair Transplant

You can expect a few side effects after you have undergone a hair transplant, and although they’re minor and will be gone within a few weeks, it’s always good to prepare yourself to avoid stressing yourself out. A few side effects can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling of your scalp
  • Bruising around your eyes
  • Itching
  • Numbness on the area of your scalp that was treated
  • Folliculitis
  • Infection
  • Crusting

After a hair transplant, the transplanted hair will grow for around 10 days whereas after most of it will fall out. Don’t worry, because after 3-4 months it will regrow again! Only around your sixth month after having a hair transplant will you start noticing a significant improvement.

There are a few factors that can affect the density of how the new hair may appear, and they include:

  • Scalp Laxity
  • Hair quality
  • Curly hair
  • The density of hair follicles in the transplanted area

What to Expect from Hair Transplants | Long Term

Since hair transplants are permanent, they should hold up over a very long term – so you can definitely consider them a lifelong investment! You may find that your hair follicles are thin as you age, but you will still probably have at least some hair for the remainder of your life.

If you notice that your hair continues to thin as you age, you don’t have to worry about it receding all the way back to its original receded hairline. However, it is a good idea to discuss with your doctor what action you can take to ensure your hair never looks patchy or unnatural within the upcoming years after you’ve received a hair transplant.

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Possible Complications of a Hair Transplant Surgery

As with any type of surgery or operation, there will always be a risk of complications (although not common) despite hair transplant being a safe surgery performed by qualified surgeons. Let’s take a look at a few of the possible complications that may arise.

  • There is a risk of general anaesthesia, although very rare, is fatal. Most surgeons often do this surgery under local anaesthesia though.
  • There is a possibility of a permanent loss of sensation due to nerve damage.
  • Bleeding and infection is also a surgical risk.
  • Death of the skin grafts can occur.

Conclusion

Receiving a hair transplant is one of the best solutions available in assisting with hair loss. If you have found yourself to be a viable candidate for a hair transplant, you will not regret your decision in undergoing a hair transplant. Hair transplants for women have been known to boost self-confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

After their hair transplantation, most patients are able to return to work within 24 to 48 hours.

A hair transplant is permanent, so it is a lifelong change and in most cases will last a lifetime. However, after your hair transplant, it usually takes around 6 months to start seeing a change, and up to a year to see the complete results.

If done correctly, the results will look completely normal. An essential step to ensuring your hair looks natural, especially around the hairline, is undergoing hairline planning with your doctor or surgeon. We speak more about it under Most Important Part of a Hair Transplant.

It is advised to only do physical activity 7-14 days after you’ve undergone your hair transplant surgery. Ensuring you don’t exercise immediately after having this procedure done allows your hair grafts to heal properly, it also reduces the possibility of bleeding which puts a risk of dislodging your hair follicles.

Completely! Not only is it safe to get it done in Turkey, but you will also save a lot of money as they have one of the cheapest hair transplant costs than anywhere else in the world. We talk more about it under Female Hair Transplant Cost Expectations in Turkey.

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