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Donor Area After Hair Transplantation

If you’re dealing with hair loss and are looking for the best and most affordable hair restoration surgery, Turkey might be your best bet. To have a successful hair transplant, you need an expert hair transplant surgeon, and Turkey doesn’t have a shortage of those.

Istanbul, in Turkey, is one of the best places for restoring your youthful appearance with transplanted hair. At Dr. Cinik Clinic, you can get a top-notch, affordable hair transplant surgery that stimulates natural hair growth.

The most common hair transplant procedure we use is the FUE hair transplant, which involves extracting hair follicles from a donor zone and transplanting them into the recipient areas. The follicles are extracted from a donor area with a microsurgical tool that removes the follicular units with tiny round surgical punches. This way of extracting the FUE grafts leaves absolutely no linear scar, no matter the number of grafts.

There may be potential side effects, such as minor swelling, itching, and bleeding, but they shouldn’t last longer than a few weeks with proper care during the post-op.


How Does It Work with Donor Hair During a Hair Transplant?

One of the most common misconceptions about hair transplantation is that you need to shave your head before the procedure. The truth is that you can get a hair transplant without shaving, and enjoy wearing your hair longer once your transplanted hair starts growing naturally.

In an FUE hair transplant, the surgeon first trims the donor hair to prepare the hair grafts. After administering local anesthesia, the surgeon then makes tiny incisions in the recipient sites (balding areas), where they will insert the grafts using a micro-motor surgical tool that leaves no visible scars. 


What Happens to the Donor Area After Hair the Transplant?

The hair growth in the donor area after hair transplantation is not negatively affected in any way. Your hair in the donor area will continue to grow entirely naturally after the surgery. This is because your surgeon will extract hair follicles from the sites with the highest hair density so that no change will be noticeable.

Since the hair in the donor area was previously trimmed, it does look thinner, but only for a short period. In about 3-4 weeks, you can expect full hair regrowth in your donor zone.


How Do I Take Care of the Donor Area After the Hair Transplant?

Proper care of the donor area after hair transplantation is crucial for reducing the risk of any potential side effects. It’s also vital for making sure you get the best possible hair transplant results.

Your doctor will provide you with pain medication if needed, as well as give you a special foam spray and shampoo for washing your hair during the first week after the surgery. At Dr. Cinik Clinic, we will also do your first hair wash, as well as thoroughly explain how to wash your transplanted hair carefully.

You’ll also get a unique hat and a sleeping pillow. Speaking of sleeping, you should sleep in an upright position for the first few days, and not touch your scalp or expose it to the sun.

Don’t worry when your transplanted donor hair starts falling out between 2 and 8 weeks after the surgery. That’s just your new hair trying to spring out. It’s only between 6 and 9 months after the hair transplant that your hair starts growing entirely naturally.

If you’re interested in learning more about the donor area after hair transplantation, or you’re ready for the hair restoration procedure, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact us today to get a free consultation.

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