For those suffering from hair loss, it can be very upsetting. Although fairly common in society, especially amongst men, it can still have quite an impact on someone’s confidence and life. Many people search in vain for a solution but find them either almost useless at preventing and reversing hair loss, or simply unaffordable.
There have been remedies on the market for many years, but the truth is, that once the hair is gone, it is very unlikely that it will return. When this happens the only real answer is to have a hair transplant, seen in celebrities in recent years. However, this type of cosmetic treatment has long been out of reach to the average person. Not so anymore, as people discover the hair transplant Turkey has to offer, that is not only affordable, but of the best quality by the best experts.
What causes hair loss in men and women
Hair loss is a fact of life, and there are many reasons it can occur. Understanding the true reason for your hair loss is very important so that you can accurately decide how to undergo treatment that will actually work for your condition if you do not wish to life with the hair loss.
The most common cause of course is plan old genetics and the production of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. There is only really one treatment for this that really works permanently and that is to opt for a hair transplant such as offered by the likes of CapilClinic.
Of there are other causes, particularly in hair loss in women, and this is why it is very important to talk to a doctor about hair loss before making and treatment decisions.
One of these causes is due to infection. There are many types of bacteria, virus and even fungal infections that can lead to hair loss. There are even microscopic mites that feed on the sebum produced by sebaceous glands and so deny the hair essential nutrients and cause thinning.
Hair loss can also be cause by a number of medications as a side effect. These include blood pressure drugs, diabetes and heart disease medications, hormone replacements and chemotherapy. The hair loss can be temporary or permanent.
There are many types of alopecia in men and women
Certain types of alopecia are caused by trauma to the scalp or face. For example traction alopecia is often caused by tight ponytails and braiding pulling the hair from the scalp and damaging the cuticle. Rough treatment can have the same effect.
Frictional alopecia is caused due to excessive rubbing, for example of clothing. And alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that can cause hair loss in patches, on the scalp or face, leading to some men opting for a beard transplant, or it can even affect the entire body.
This is just the start of causes, major surgery, childbirth and pregnancy, poisoning and severe stress are some of the many other causes. You need to ensure that the hair loss has a chance to be treated, if possible, and given a chance to settle down before looking at permanent treatments.
How does a hair transplant replace lost hair
The theory is quite simple. Together with the clinician, the client will choose an area that has healthy hair growth to donate hair follicles to the area suffering from hair loss.
The procedure is considered non-surgical, and there is very little blood loss. Each hair or group of hairs is removed individually using a small punch like tool that isolated the follicular unit. This is repeated thousands of times until the hairs are then inserted into the recipient site.
In order to do this, the hair must be trimmed very short before the procedure. Once in position, healing time is very quick, and hair growth should start relatively quickly. However it can take several months for the full results to be seen.
But once the hair starts growing, it is there to stay. Just look at some of the before and after pictures available to see the difference.
Why choose Turkey for the procedure
One of the biggest factors for choosing Turkey, is the level of expertise they have there in this particular procedure. Istanbul is now known as the world leader in hair transplants with experts from all over the world heading there to learn the latest techniques at the best clinics in the world. The innovation and adaptation of tools and materials are producing the best results and quicker healing times. And the procedure is carried out at state of the art hospitals and clinics of the highest standards.
The other factor is the cost. A hair transplant in Turkey can be as little as 2,500 euros, compared to many, many times that in the UK or US. The reasons for this are threefold.
Firstly the running costs of cosmetic procedures in Turkey are far less than elsewhere. Wages are generally lower too, which cuts many of the overheads. Those savings can then be passed onto customers.
Secondly, the local currency, the Turkish lira, does not perform well against other currencies such as pounds sterling, the US dollar and the euro.
Finally, with Turkey now being the place for hair transplants, competition is fierce. Clinics are trying to provide the best service for the lowest price.
And when we say the best service, it is the very best. Dedicated VIP meeting point at the airport, personal chauffeur and assistant to get you to your hotel and appointments and act as a translator during the stay. Last but not least there is also the fact that you will stay in a 5 star luxury hotel during your visit, so you really can recover in luxury and comfort.
With all this it is no wonder people are looking to head to Turkey for treatment. It is also easy to travel to, with fairly relaxed travel and visa regulations for most countries.
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