Oya Şişman, a specialist in hair and beard transplant, answers our patient most common questions about FUE, DHI, and FUE Sapphire hair transplants.
Oya Şişman recieves patients at Istanbul Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. Around 6,000 patients have visited Istanbul Aesthetics for the services. 99% of them are satisfied with the outcome. The center is popular with visitors from the UK, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, and Argentina.
Keep reading to find out answers on most demanded hair transplants, PRP therapy, and expert's recommendations firsthand.
How many hair transplants have you already performed?
I don’t really have an answer, but for the last 4 years we have had 4 transplant daily — it's over 3,500-4,000 operations.
What is the average success rate of hair transplant?
So far, we got only 8 complaints out of thousands patients. We did revisions for them and everyone is happy.
How long should a patient stay in the country before and after the procedure?
He should stay 2-3 nights.
Do PRP injections improve the result of hair transplant?
Yes, PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
How a patient can be sure of the hair transplant procedure result and safety?
Non can be sure. It depends on some factors including a human one. If a patient doesn’t follow instructions then it’s going to fail, and he will blame us.
Do you provide warranty?
No, we don’t provide warranty, but we do revisions for free if there is something wrong.
Which hair transplant option do you usually apply?
We perform FUE, FUE Sapphire and DHI.
- FUE hair transplant is a technique of one by one follicular transfer from the donor area into the recipient one with a micro-needle. The grafts are implanted in previously made holes. Leaves no scars. Allows returning to work in around 6 days.
- FUE Sapphire is the same FUE method but performed with a sapphire knife which has a thinner blade and makes a smaller and cleaner cut than a traditional one.
- DHI is a FUE method when the transplant is performed with implanter pen which has more control of the implant depth and angle than in FUE. Leaves no scars. Allows returning to work the same day.
What factors should a patient pay attention to choosing a doctor?
Avoid a non-professional hair transplant surgeon. Ask around, do some research, check the doctor's qualification and the doctor’s job.
What areas do you usually use as donor ones?
The back and sides of the head.
What is a maximum number of grafts you transplant during 1 operation?
What affect the price? And can it increase after arrival at the clinic?
We charge per session and the price won't change unless a patient adds another operation like beard transplant.
Do you perform a hair transplant for women?
Yes, we do, in case a woman has some gaps in the head or thin hair.
How long will the result last?
The results will last forever as the grafts are the strongest in the body, of course some vitamins with serums after the operation.
Which type of hair transplant — DHI and FUE— allows transplanting more grafts at once?
At Istanbul Aesthetics, it doesn’t matter, we do 4,000 in both techniques.
Is DHI less painful than FUE?
No, it’s the same.
Which option is more preferable among patients?
The patients read a lot of things online and they always prefer the latest technique without knowing what the best for them is.
What method do you usually recommend?
For woman DHI and for men either Sapphire FUE or DHI.
What anesthesia type is usually applied during a hair transplant?
Sapphire local anesthesia.
And which one — DHI or FUE —is more expensive and why?
DHI, the instruments and the team work are more expensive.
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