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Treatment guide

Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years. Technological advancements and a reduction in hair transplant costs have brought the treatment to the forefront of the healthcare industry. Getting a hair transplant doesn’t have the same social stigma as once did, with celebrities and sports stars alike opting for the procedure to combat hair loss. But, there’s so much information about hair transplants online - What type of procedure? Should I go to Turkey for more affordable treatment? Does it hurt? Can I get a cheap hair transplant? Which doctor should I choose?

That’s where Qunomedical can help. Founded by doctors in 2015, all of our content is vetted by our Medical Board to give you the most accurate and up to date information so you can make an informed and unbiased decision.

The content has been reviewed for quality and accuracy to the best of our knowledge by Qunomedical and its Medical Board of Experts.

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Hair Transplant Surgery: Treatments and Techniques Available

What Is a Hair Transplant?

Simply put, a hair transplant is a minimally-invasive, outpatient (no overnight stay) surgical procedure for people suffering from hair loss.

Hair restoration can permanently restore the hair of men and women who are experiencing partial baldness by transplanting new hair follicles into balding or thinning areas.

What Are the Different Types of Hair Transplant Procedures?

There are lots of different types of hair transplant procedures currently available to restore natural hair for those experiencing hair loss. The right one for you will depend on what type of hair loss you have and how many grafts you want. If you chose Qunomedical as your partner for your procedure, this can be discussed with your Patient Manager.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, Strip Harvesting)

FUT was developed in the 1950s, it involves a surgeon removing a strip of skin from the donor area (usually the back of the patient’s head) under local anesthesia, dividing it into smaller grafts, and then implanting them into place on the recipient sites.

With this method, the patient has a permanent scar in the place where the scalp was removed, and the recovery time is around two weeks.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE, FUE harvesting)

The FUE technique is one of the most popular hair transplantation methods as it’s not invasive and has minimal downtime. The FUE method involves a surgeon manually harvesting individual hair follicles from a donor area (usually the back of your head) under local anesthesia. These follicles are then grafted to where your hair loss is to create a natural, uniform look.

Some surgeons use ARTAS for an FUE hair transplant, this is a robotic surgical technique that uses algorithms to detect the most viable hairs for transplantation.

With this technique, the donor area is usually shaved down (although there are surgeons that utilize the no-shave technique) and healing takes place in under five days.

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)

Direct Hair Implantation, or DHI, is a minimally-invasive hair transplantation technique that uses a Choi Implanter Pen to restore hair in individuals with partial baldness. The Choi Implanter Pen is a tool that allows the hair to be implanted quickly, which is important as the follicle can become damaged if it is left out too long.

These methods vary because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to hair restoration procedures since there’s no ‘typical’ hair transplant patient.

How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?

Unfortunately, there's no simple answer to how much a hair transplant costs. We even wrote an entire Hair Transplant Cost Guide to cover this topic.

The cost of a hair transplant depends on the number of grafts required for each individual and where the procedure is performed. The difference in pricing for different countries is usually due to different living costs and labor costs, rather than quality.

Below are starting prices across countries for a 2000 graft hair transplant utilizing the FUE method at a high-quality hospital. These prices are not fixed or guaranteed and may vary based on a number of different factors.

CountryPrice (EUR €)
Turkey€1,800
Poland€1,850
Thailand€2,100
Hungary€2,870
Germany€3,000
Spain€3,200
Mexico€3,400
UK€10,000
Ireland€10,500

Details

What Hair Transplant Surgery Is Right for Me?

What Is a Graft?

What is the Treatment Timeline for a Hair Transplant?

How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

What Is the Recovery Time After a Hair Transplant?

What Are the Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery?

Can You Get Full Coverage With a Hair Transplant?

Does Hair Transplant Surgery Hurt?

What Are the Results of a Hair Transplant?

Results vary from patient to patient, as they’re dependent on hairlines and hair coverage prior to the treatment. Depending on the aims of the hair transplant surgery, successful results can range from the slight lowering of a hairline, to complete coverage in a previously bald area.

Results become noticeable after each growth cycle (typically every six weeks). Within the first cycle after the procedure, 85%–95% of the hair follicles should start generating new hair growth. Throughout the following cycles the hair should become thicker and although these results are often visible, the full scope of a hair transplant usually occurs between 12–18 months after treatment.

For optimal results, patients are encouraged to carefully follow the surgeon’s post-operative care guidelines. Most surgeons also recommend things like minimizing alcohol consumption and smoking in the weeks following the procedure, as this can contribute to poor graft survival. Overall, success rates for both FUE and DHI are around 95%.

Hair Transplants - Abroad or at Home?

The increasing number of patients seeking treatment abroad has made the decision to have cosmetic surgery outside of your home country more common. But, why?

There are a few reasons why people go abroad for hair transplants:

  • The cost of a hair transplant is 80% less than countries like the US and UK

  • Some of the most experienced surgeons are based abroad

  • Going abroad allows you to recover in a safe and private space

Hair transplants in Turkey have become increasingly popular destinations with some of the world’s best hair transplant surgeons having state of the art clinics in places like Istanbul. Qunomedical patients have opted to go abroad because of the end-to-end care you receive, with drivers picking you up from the airport, luxury hotel stays, and a relaxing end to your hair restoration journey.

Why Choose Qunomedical For a Hair Transplant?

We’ll work with you to find high-quality, affordable hair transplant treatments that are right for you. We’ll also provide you with information on hair transplants abroad, so you can choose from the highest-quality doctors worldwide.

For hair transplants abroad, we offer unique hair transplant packages, which include all the arrangements, like airport transfers and hotels, so your journey is as stress-free as possible.

Still unsure about whether this treatment is right for you? Check out one of our real patient stories below for a genuine insight into the hair transplant journey.

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Johannes P., Germany

June 19, 2020

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Thanks for everything

Many thanks to Dr. Tsomkopoulos and the whole team. My hairline was reduced by 2 cm at the Novohiar Clinic. The result is so natural that the people around me did not notice that I had a hair transplant. I am told more openly that I look fresher and more vital. I clearly recommend you. A friend of mine has already booked a treatment appointment. Thanks for everything.

Niklas K., Germany

June 19, 2020

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The result is super

I have visited the Novohair clinic for the correction of my receding hairline. The result is great. Everything looks very natural and beautiful.

Michael R., Germany

June 19, 2020

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Very good and precise work

Great experience. I had my crown refilled a little over a year ago. In the beginning I was a bit sceptical but after 6 months I was already satisfied with the intermediate result. The full density came with me from the 11 month. Very good and precise work. Many thanks to the whole team.

Stefan T., Germany

June 19, 2020

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A really great clinic

Was and am very satisfied with the treatment and the result. The whole team was very nice and empathetic. A really great clinic.

Oliver K., Germany

June 19, 2020

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The treatment was painless and my new hair looks very natural

The treatment at Novohair was very good and I am happy to have discovered this team. Everything discussed has come true. The treatment was painless and my new hair looks very natural. Thank you!

Timo P., Germany

June 19, 2020

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My results have been great and I have already recommended the clinic to 3 friends.

My consultation was very instructive from beginning to end. I got very good answers to all my questions so that I decided to come to this clinic. My results have been great and I have already recommended this clinic to 3 friends.

Steven B., Germany

June 19, 2020

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The quality of hair transplantation at Novohair is not comparable to the previous one in Turkey.

I have already had a hair transplant in Turkey where my donor area was very worn out and the final result did not please me sufficiently. Thanks to Dr. Tsomkopoulos another 2000 hair grafts could be removed. The quality of hair transplantation at Novohair is not comparable to the previous one in Turkey. My donor area now looks more even and in the front you can now speak of a real density.

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Adrian, Ireland

April 02, 2020

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All round professionals.

All round professionals. Couldn’t fault anything

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Shaun C., United Kingdom

April 02, 2020

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Picked up on arrival from airport straight to hotel, then collected the next morning to start treatment

Picked up on arrival from airport straight to hotel, then collected the next morning to start treatment Glad for the assistance [Qunomedical]

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Sajan, United Kingdom

April 02, 2020

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Would like to thank Kate at Qunomedical and the team at Dr Ciniks clinic for making this procedure as easy as possible.

Would like to thank Kate at Qunomedical and the team at Dr Ciniks clinic for making this procedure as easy as possible. Making sure every question I had was promptly answered and being as informative as possible.

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