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Attention for Those Thinking of Hair Transplantation!

Stating that hair loss is no longer a matter to be scared of nowadays as before, Clinicana medical director Mr. Eyad Attar says, “This problem goes away with the procedure of hair transplantation. However, the criteria of hair transplantation must definitely be paid attention.”

Medical director of Clinicana Hair Transplant Center in Istanbul, Turkey gives information about the procedure that “There are some points to be taken care of for not ending with a disappointment, and I would like to talk about those points. Although Turkey is described to be a paradise for having hair transplant operation, it might turn into a bad experience with an inexperienced and unqualified medical staff.”

Mr. Eyad Attar has emphasized the important points in hair transplantation as follows:

SEARCH FOR THE REASON WHY YOU LOSE HAIR

You can’t find out the reason of genetic hair loss with blood tests or check-up; but you can reveal the causes of hair loss such as lack of iron or zinc in your body, and hormonal imbalances. There are many reasons of hair loss and finding the right reason will help you to choose the appropriate treatment. If the underlying reason is a genetic loss, an experienced hair transplant physician can understand this fact and direct you for the operation.

ARE YOU SUITABLE FOR THE HAIR TRANSPLANT OPERATION?

Before the procedure, find out if your health condition is suitable for the operation by having examination and sharing your medical diseases with your physician who will perform the hair transplant operation. There is no requirement that hair transplant should be done for any case of hair loss. Early hair loss problems can be avoided by medical treatment.

DETERMINE WITH A SPECIALIST MAXIMUM HOW MANY GRAFTS YOU CAN HAVE FOR TRANSPLANTATION

It is important to determine how many hair follicles you have in your donor site (the area of nape and upper of ears) or how many grafts can be extracted during the operation. Physicians have the chance to extract about 4000-5000 grafts from this area. So, it is wrong to think in the way that you can have as many sessions as you want if you lose your hair in the future. In addition, it is possible that most patients might lose their already-existing hair after hair transplantation. If wrong decisions are taken about the number of grafts and the location to be transplanted, patient might be disappointed with the result.

ASK ABOUT THE RISK OF “SHOCK LOSS” FOR YOUR EXISTING AND TRANSPLANTED HAIR

While you might coincide with hair loss problem on the transplanted area due to a skin trauma that might occur at the earliest times after hair transplant procedure, patients might also suffer from the loss of existing hair after an unsuccessful operation. Hair follicles can be damaged by early hair transplant procedures or after a defectively planned operation, and patient may lose his existing hair also. It is very important to undergo the operation with a very experienced physician and medical team in order to prevent all of these.

AVOID FROM MEDICATION THAT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK OF BLEEDING

Certain medications such as aspirin, gingko biloba, ginseng, garlic pills, vitamin E should be stopped due to prevent blood-diluting effect. You should talk to your doctor about these medications.