About FUE Hair Transplantation
|Hair Transplantation Surgery||At A Glance|
|Duration of Operation||4-10 Hours|
|Who Is Eligible||Patients confirmed by our doctor via consultation or online consultation|
|Recovery Duration||7-10 Days|
|After Surgery Visit||Once for hair washing|
|Final Results in||Around 12-15 Months|
|Success Rate||Over 95%|
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure used for restoring the hair in an effective and permanent way. It’s first experimented in the 1950's, however, became very popular in the 1990’s due to the technological development of the medical equipment used in operation. Today, hair transplantation operation is accepted as the only permanent way of restoring hair by the medical authorities.
At Essi Cosmetic Surgery, we are specialized in the Follicular Unit Extraction technique of hair transplantation, also known as FUE method. FUE is accepted as a superior technique among the hair implant techniques. We also provide dense FUE also called D-FUE technique, where we put 200 grafts in a cm2 on average. If you fill the free online consultation form, you will be given a medical report that explains further about your operation. We handle all our clients individually so that our clients could have excellent results.
Why FUE is accepted as the gold standard? It is because FUE hair transplantation is natural, painless and scar free. There are various types of the FUE including "DHI Hair Transplant", “Ultra Refined FUE”, “Undetectable FUE” and “Robotic FUE”, however, the principal of all of the methods are exactly the same as you can see in our hair transplantation process infographic.
Hair transplantation at Essi is affordable especially in terms of quality/price and it is considered as the safest choice by many British looking to have hair restoration in Turkey or Cyprus, because we are offering access to best surgeons and medical teams to our clients and also we offer best aftercare service thanks to the fact that we are located in London. If you are considering hair transplantation in Istanbul, Izmir or Cyprus or any other country, we advise you to do your research very well.
Why should you choose Essi Cosmetic Surgery
- We only work with the top surgeons and medical staff,
- We care for our clients by offering excellent service,
- We do not have sales representatives,
- We represent the largest chain of clinics in Turkey,
- We are based in the UK, registered to Companies House,
- We have a great after care follow up policy which gives our clients great confidence.
Natural Hair after the Hair Transplantation
We specialize in artistic, state-of-the-art FUE, you will get a completely natural looking hair, including a hairline that can be brushed back or cut very short. We achieve this naturalness by designing a hairline in harmony with your facial proportions.
Step by Step Hair Transplantation Guide
Essi Cosmetic Surgery is based in London, which makes us the unique company among those who offer hair transplantation abroad. Along with the excellent service quality and access to the most experienced hair transplant surgeons and medical teams, we provide trust and confidence to our clients by being able to help them pre and post operation through our London office. Our clients feel at safe hands because we care for them and follow up their post-operation closely through our London office. They know that when they need us, we are here for them.
If you are also thinking to have hair transplantation with us, please see the guideline for your hair restoration journey below.
Thanks to our free online consultation tool, our doctors can receive your inquiries directly.
To be able to assess if you are suitable for FUE hair transplantation or assess how many grafts should be needed, please fill the free online consultation form. Please click here to start your online consultation.
In case you would like to book a free consultation with our patient care coordinator in London, please call us on our free toll 0800 069 8259.
Once our doctors have assessed your suitability, we will send you a medical report about your hair transplantation operation including how many sessions you might need, how many grafts to be placed etc.
After you receive your report, if you decide to restore your hair with Essi Cosmetic Surgery, we will book a date available for you. If you need further information or explanation about your report, do not forget that we have our office in London so that you have the opportunity to visit us or call us to discuss about your medical report.
Once you have transferred the booking deposit of 20% of the total amount, we confirm the final booking and you book your flight tickets. The rest of the total payment should be transferred to our bank account before your journey starts.
Please note that our Izmir, Istanbul and Cyprus clinics are very busy in the summer term, you might need to arrange your booking at least 6 weeks before for the summer term.
You should land to the city you picked at least 1 day before the surgery date. We will pick you up from the airport to the clinic for the first medical examination. You will have your first consultation with your doctor and you will be given a brief introduction of what you will experience in the next couple of days. Then your patient care assistant and driver will take you to your hotel.
We will pick you up from your hotel to the hospital that the surgery will take place. Please see the detailed explanation of the steps of the hair transplant operation through clicking the infographic below.
Once the procedure is finished you will be presented with an aftercare post-operative package. This package consists of various medications such as anti-biotic, mild painkillers and other assorted items to make your post-operative healing time go as smoothly as possible.
We will finally bring you to your hotel to rest after the operation. You will be able to reach to your personal patient care assistant 24/7.
Third and Fourth Day
You will be resting on third and fourth days. On the 3rd or 4th day, you will be visiting the clinic to make post-operative check-up and consultation along with the aftercare session of washing your hair. Our medical team will give suggestions and a guideline leaflet about the after operation care. Then, when you go back to your home, we will take you to the airport.
As we are based in London, you will not be forgotten after the operation. We will call you and have feedback from you regularly to follow your hair restoration progress closely. We will be forwarding all the follow-up data to our doctors to be able to forward you the necessary recommendations.
Hair Transplantation Before and Afters
What To Expect After Hair Transplantation
Just after the hair transplant operation, you will have a bandage over your donor area and hair band at your forehead to prevent swelling on your face. The scabs will be seen at the transplanted area until around 10 days. Our advice for our patients is to try to sleep with an upright angle to prevent the risk of swelling on the face at the first night.
First, Second and Third Day After The Operation:
You will be having a post-op consultation by your surgeon along with the hair washing procedure. In some patients, we leave the PRP to the second day, your surgeon will be giving you the necessary info.
First Week Care:
The transplanted grafts will be getting used to the new roots, they will not fall by touching. However, we advise our patients to avoid scratching, hitting to solid objects etc. Avoid direct sun exposure.
Around 10 days after the hair transplantation, the scabs disappear, so people will not understand that you have undertaken an operation. Generally, between 2-8 weeks (up to 12 weeks), you will see your transplanted hair will be falling out. This is totally normal and it is called shock hair loss, where it is a part of the process of your grafts getting used to new roots.
Around 4th month, your new hair growth will increase. At the end of 6 month, you will be seeing around 50% of your hair transplantation result.
Your new hair will be growing and becoming thicker. Although final results are very individual, we generally see a 90% result at the end of the first year. In most cases, we see 100% result end of month 15. In some patients, we see that the end results are improving until around month 18.
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Choosing a Hair Transplantation Company in Turkey
It’s fair to say that Turkey is one of the top countries in hair transplantation and also cosmetic surgery. There are many reasons behind this fact such as the geographical advantage that leads many patients from Europe and Middle East to have these services in Turkey. So, Turkish surgeons and medical teams are very experienced due to high number of cases they’ve seen. Another reason is the good medical training in Turkey, which we can understand from the fact that there are many Turkish plastic surgeons and dermatologists known as key opinion leaders.
Although there are many advantages, it’s really important to choose the right company, because unfortunately there are many black market companies in the market. Especially in last 5 years, there has been many new black market clinics that are not safe and even legal. Or alternatively, there are many clinics/hospitals that are not patient centered because of sales targets etc.
Here are some risks that you could face choosing a local company, clinic or agency in Turkey:
- Unfortunately many companies in Turkey are sales oriented, which causes great expectation on patient at first but big disappointment after the operation.
- Many companies does not do follow up, which is actually very important after the operation.
- If the patient have a question or problem, most of the time they can’t resolve their problem because it’s sometimes hard to reach. The reason behind this is that the sales people (most of them call these patient care coordinator) are working with commissions and they focus on new patients rather than caring for the previous patients.
- Most of the people working in this industry are not doctors (even though they are acting like doctors), so we definitely advise our clients to make sure they are dealing with doctors.
- 70% of the hair transplant companies in Turkey are unfortunately black market.
- Hair transplantation is a surgery and it has to be performed in a hospital or surgical medical centre in Turkey by law. Even some companies offer in nice clinics, it’s not legal. The reason behind this is that hospitals have 24 hours emergency surgery units for the worst case scenarios.
- Many companies in Turkey or here are middleman, where they don’t actually have a control over the medical team, it’s just a commission based business relation.
- Some clinics or hospitals have up to 15 hair transplant operations a day, where 1 doctor is trying to supervise all medical teams at the same time all day (and night). In some cases a nurse from a medical team performs 4 operations a day. Such practises have a great number of unhappy patients.
- Due to high number of patients, many companies have a lot of good results, however this does not represent the truth if you look at the rate of the success. As explained above, there are practices performing 10-15 operations a day, where the success rate is actually around 50%.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hair loss is %90 due to the androgenetic origin which is a combination of androgenic hormones and family history of baldness. Stress, hormonal imbalances (pregnancy, child-birth, menapouse), some diseases (thyroid diseases, iron deficiency anemia, diabetes…), some drugs (chemotherapeutics), aging, burns, local diseases (fungal or bacterial scalp infections), trauma, smoking, nutrition imbalances are the other causes of hair loss.