Hello everyone and congratulations for this forum.
I am Italian 35 years old and I decided to go for an hair transplant and after hours on the net, I think Turkey is a good compromise of quality and affordability.
The problem is there are so many clinic and I really don’t know how to choose, the range of price vary between 1.300 euro and 2.500 euro
Some of the clinic have doctor that perform the surgery some have a nurse, some use the microscope some don’t.
Guess what? I would like to get the best natural result with high density.
Which are the write questions to ask to a clinic?
This male patient underwent a follicular unit extraction (FUE) session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in which a total of 2336 grafts were placed.
His hair follicles were incubated in autologous (his own) platelet rich plasma (PRP) throughout the duration of the procedure. This, combined with an ATP-containing storage solution has been shown to enhance survival of transplanted hairs.
Rather than a larger FUE punch used by a robotic approach, Dr. Wesley used a smaller caliber hand-held motorized punch to performed the donor harvest. This approach better enabled the capture of donor hair roots that are slightly curved beneath the skin surface. Upon completion of the harvest, the patient’s donor area was treated with PRP and ACell in order to not only minimize scar tissue formation, but also encourage partial regeneration of donor hair follicles.
The patient returned three years after his procedure and images of the patient can be seen below.
Using a 0.8mm follicular unit extraction (FUE) punch, Dr. Wesley was able to harvest 2331 in a single session. The patient can be seen before, during, and after his session. Even one week after his FUE procedure, this patient felt comfortable returning to work.
A 49-year-old wanted to have a full head of hair to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday. A combination of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) coupled with both scalp and beard follicular unit extraction (FUE) was deemed the best approach.
The patient can be seen before and about two years after his two sessions. A combination of over 4000 grafts were used to fill in his crown and add fullness throughout the caudal portion of his scalp. In addition, his hairline was slightly advanced in order to ensure that all of his scalp was addressed. As with all of our patients, this patient was not required to shave his hair within the recipient area. This enabled him to return to work and social activities sooner.
There are so many hair loss myths. This forum is helpful in sifting through them to help get us closer to the facts. We've started a series of fun hair-related findings (and never been founds!) on Instagram and Twitter.
Here's the first in the series. Can you guess which is true?
For the curious folks, here is an interesting article that describes the mechanism by which caffeine can help slow hair loss. It's inhibition of the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT, or the enemy of scalp hair) is caffeine's primary benefit.
Now, this doesn't mean that drinking copious amounts of espresso will stimulate hair growth. Rather it is caffeine in its topical form that can have this beneficial effect.
Our office would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a healthy 2016.
We would also like to reflect on a wonderful year. I have posted an in-depth montage of the various patient transformations that took place in our office during this time period. Male and female patients benefited from surgical approaches (FUT and FUE) as well as non-surgical procedures (PRP and SMP) throughout the year.
In addition to the standard before/after pictures, various patients also volunteered to include video footage of themselves for prospective patients to also view.
On a personal note, I have grown to appreciate the candid dialogue on sites such as this more this year than ever before. Just like in a "healthy democracy," reason and level-headedness truly seems to prevail when patients' personal experiences with the various procedures and medical therapies shape each debate.
Happy New Year!
This 33-year-old patient simply wanted to preserve his current hair pattern, but add to its fullness. Preferring to wear a short hairstyle and having a limited donor hair reserve, he elected to have a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure with our team. A 0.8mm FUE punch was used to perform the harvest and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and ACell Matristem was used as a holding solutions for the grafts while they were out of the body. The patient returned about one year after his FUE session for a follow-up.