Never heard of FUE or SMP? FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and refers to a method of hair transplantation. SMP stands for Scalp Micropigmentation, a cosmetic procedure that gives the illusion of very short hair. These two hair loss treatments can be combined together to create the appearance of a full head of hair – even if you’ve lost a significant amount already.
Did you know that hair transplantation dates as far back as the 19th century? Thankfully, the procedure has come a long way in the last 100 years or so. But hair transplant surgery is still greatly misunderstood by the general public. Many believe, for example, that the new hair is fake, or that it falls out after a few years. This isn’t true, of course, but a hair transplant is not a miracle cure. In this article, we’ll look at how hair transplants work and what sort of results you can expect.
Hair loss is unpredictable. Some people will see their hairline recede in their early 20s, only for it to remain stable until age 80. Others may have a full head of hair until age 30, only to be completely bald five years later. Because of this unpredictability, some doctors advise against getting hair transplant surgery until hair loss has stabilised. So are they right? Can you be too young to get a hair transplant? In this article, we’ll look at the potential dangers of getting a hair transplant too early and how to minimise them.
With more than 350 clinics in Istanbul alone, hair transplants are big business in Turkey. An estimated 5000 patients travel here each month to restore their hair via surgery, creating an industry worth $1 billion to the Turkish economy. And as the procedure becomes more and more common, Turkey is fast emerging as the hair transplant capital of the world. So just what is it about this country that is attracting patients from all corners of the globe?