Hair Transplants Without Shaving In Turkey

Keep your hair and still have a hair transplant!

Traditionally, most hair transplant procedures have required the patient to partially or fully shave their heads. This can often be seen as a deterrent for men and women who may otherwise greatly benefit from hair restoration. Our medical team has made great strides in the practices of unshaved hair transplantation, allowing the patient to keep most – or even all – of their existing hair.


How Do Unshaven Hair Transplants Work?

Depending on the nature and degree of hair loss facing the patient, three different procedures may be used. In all cases, the donor site is typically the back of the head as these hairs are particularly resilient and hair loss is rarely suffered in this area.

1. Shaven donor site, unshaven recipient site

For patients whose recipient area is nearly completely bald, it may be necessary to shave the donor area. If the recipient area has retained a significant amount of hair, then this procedure becomes more time-consuming and difficult.

2.Limited shaven donor site

Only one or two small strips of hair in the donor area are shaved. This allows the donor area to be hidden by the patient’s remaining hair. However, this limits the number of hair follicles (grafts) that can be harvested. This can typically allow for up to 2,500 grafts per session.

3.Fully unshaven

The hair grafts are extracted from the donor area before being implanted in the recipient area without the need for shaving. This allows for the quickest results as much of the hair will not need to grow back out. However, this greatly limits the number of grafts (typically no more than 1,000) that can be transplanted during a single session. For unshaven hair transplants in Turkey, it is most common to use either the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique or the DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) method. Both offer full, natural final results and are performed by our world-leading hair-restoration specialists. Which style of hair transplant used will depend greatly on the particular patient’s needs. More information on the pros and cons of both methods is outlined on their respective pages. Following any hair transplant, it is not uncommon to experience a degree of “shock loss” where the newly transplanted hair will fall out over the next few weeks. This is normal and to be expected. The hair will grow back in permanently over the next 10-12 months providing full, natural final results.

Requirements For A Hair Transplant Without Shaving

Unshaved hair transplant surgery in Turkey is ideal for patients whose hair loss is mild to moderate. It is especially beneficial for patients suffering from receding hairlines and thinning temples. As the number of grafts that can be harvested and transplanted during a single unshaven hair transplant session is limited, it may be necessary for patients with more severe hair loss to undergo multiple procedures to achieve full results.

The nature of the procedure means that it is far more delicate and complicated, meaning that any doctor who attempts an unshaven hair transplant must possess considerable training and experience.

Any hair transplantation procedure begins with a full, free consultation to determine the exact nature of treatment best suited for each patient.

What Are The Risks And Benefits Of An Unshaven Hair Transplant In Turkey?

Hair transplants without shaving provide several benefits. One of the most desired benefits is the discretion offered by an unshaven hair transplant. There are virtually no visible signs of an unshaven transplant following the procedure. Additionally, since the hairs are not shaved before extraction, it is easier to match them with the natural angle and direction of hair growth.

Our medical team have long been pioneers in the field of hair restoration; our state-of-the-art clinic in Istanbul features industry-leading equipment and award-winning staff. 

While hair transplants in the UK can cost up to £30,000, the same procedure can be performed in Turkey at a fraction of the price. Dr Serkan Aygin possesses over a quarter-century of experience in hair-restoration procedures and has contributed greatly to the advancement of the field.

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