hair transplant surgeon

Dr. Ahmet AYIK - Hair Transplant Surgeon, M.D.

Dr. Ahmet AYIK graduated from Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine in 2010. He started his graduate education at Beykent University Healthcare Institutions Management Program. 06-2010 / date of March 1, 2014 Ministry of Health of Turkey Pendik / Istanbul began his career as a family physician.

He worked as an Emergency Physician in Via Hospital Sancaktepe / İSTANBUL on March 01, 2014 / June 15, 2016. On June 15, 2016, he worked as an Emergency Physician at Anadolu Medical Center, affiliated with US Gebze / İSTANBUL Johns Hopkins Hospital. After gaining high experience in emergency and general medicine, he started to receive training on Medical Aesthetic procedures and Hair Transplantation.

Our doctor, who has a qualification certificate by Okan University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, has been performing hair transplant surgery in Clinista since 2017. It can perform, control and coordinate different types of hair transplantation, such as micro-fue hair transplantation, micro-fue eyebrow transplantation and micro-fue beard transplantation. He is also experienced in treating wounds that occur after the wrong hair transplantation with micro fue hair transplantation in different areas of the scalp and face.

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Hair Loss Types

Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss usually begins with a stagnation in the temples or a thinning hair image on the crown, and in some cases progresses to a thinning, followed by a complete loss of the upper part. The hair in the nape and over the ear area is rarely shed, but men over seventy may lose hair in the nape. Both the Hamilton and Norwood scales classify Androgenetic hair loss in men. There are three causative factors for androgenic hair loss: genetic predisposition, the presence of androgen testosterone, and the age of the patient. It causes genetically programmed hairs (in the scale regions) to produce thinner and shorter hairs at each new hair cycle. Testosterone reaches the target organ, in which case the hair follicle testosterone, the enzyme 5α-reductase, converts the testosterone into the high-power di-hydro testosterone hormone that causes the above effects and triggers hair loss.

Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss shows scattered thinning in the anterior and crown area of the scalp (Ludwig model) and rarely in the neck and sides. The cavities appear wider and the scalp is more pronounced at the front and midpoint of the head.This is a slow and gradual process and rarely covers the area completely.Androgenetic hair loss in women usually begins with puberty, pregnancy or postmenopausal hormone changes and is quite common in women over 80 years of age. Although there is normally no hair loss recognized by this type of hair loss, there are long-term cases of excessive telogen effluvium. Androgenetic hair loss has three causal factors: age, heredity and the presence of testosterone. Postmenopausal thinning is related to estrogen reduction.

Telogen Stage Hair Loss (Symptomatic, Reflective Hairloss)

The most common type of hair loss in women is acute telogen effluvium (ATE), but when prolonged it is called chronic telogen effluvium (CTE).

Acute Telogen Stage Hair Loss

Acute telogen effluvium presents a sudden excessive hair loss with a diffuse scattered distribution across the scalp. A large amount of bristles will be seen in the brush and comb, especially when the hair is shampooed and softened. Many hairs will appear small in the examination of the scalp. Also, there will be very short re-growing conical hairs of similar length along the scalp; The length of the bristles depends on the duration of the condition.

Chronic Telogen Stage Hair Loss

Telogen hair loss is called Chronic if it lasts more than nine months. Chronic telogen effluvium usually begins with a sudden spill caused by trauma, but can sometimes have a gradual onset and a seemingly ambiguous cause. In particular, there is a loss of hair density in longer hair and lengths, and there is also a diffuse thinning of the hair separations. Hair does not reach the usual length, and there are conical hairs that extend again in different lengths along the head. Re-growth with chronic telogen hair loss is still available, but different lengths. Mostly longer hairs will fall, but shorter hairs are also noticeable. The hair will not grow because the growth length is shortened.

Anagen Stage Hair Loss

Anagen effluvium is a severe hair loss caused by poisoning due to a direct toxic effect in the cells that rapidly divide the hair follicles immediately after chemotherapy or poisoning. Causes hair loss shortly after chemotherapy, but most people grow again soon after stopping treatment.

Alopecia Areata.

Alopecia areata, which is often the hardest type of hair loss, offers a range of circularly bald areas. They sometimes combine with other bald areas. Alopecia areata, which is often the hardest type of hair loss, offers a range of circularly bald areas. They sometimes combine with other bald areas. The hair follicles are clearly visible, and the earliest bald area usually extends again, often with white hairs in the center of baldness. When hair loss covers the entire scalp, it is called alopecia totalis. Alopecia universalis is called when the whole body is affected.

Ophiasis

Ophiasic areata is a marginal presentation of alopecia areata and may affect the neck and front and sides of the scalp. This type of alopecia areata may be more permanent.

Traumatic Alopecia

Traumatic alopecia is often seen in the upper ears of the scalp and sometimes shows hair loss in the crown area as irregular bald areas. In this region, bristle and short-growing hairs will grow again. It is caused by excessive chemical, thermal or physical trauma as well as scalp scratching. Traumatic alopecia is common in Afro-type hair when exposed to any or all of the above hair styling methods for extended periods of time.

Traumatic Hair Loss

Trichotillomania is a form of self-injurious physical trauma and a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They are very common in children and usually grow with habit. However, it is a much more difficult habit to break in adults.

Scarrıng Alopecia

Scarring alopecia often presents as an irregular, bright, irregular area of the skin, which may be a darker or lighter color than the surrounding itself. Hair follicles are absent and the skin may be atrophic, even elevated and thickened (Keloid). A wound occurs when a wound heals itself after deep tissue damage. The structure of the scar tissue is different from normal skin and does not support normal hair growth. There are three main causes of scarring: chemical causes, infection and autoimmune disease.

Skin Related Hair Loss Types

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic eczema is a chronic relapsing inflammatory scalp condition that occurs in the seborrheic areas (where more sebaceous glands are present). Despite its name, oily skin is not necessarily required. It presents different signs of excessive exfoliation and scabbing of dried exudation on a red and moist scalp, ranging from mild pruritic scaling to erythema. and pustulation together with secondary infections. Seborrheic eczema is rare in childhood. It begins during or after puberty and lasts for life.

Contact Dermatitis

Irritant dermatitis is caused by a substance that can cause cell damage when strong concentrations, ie, bleach, relaxant (sodium hydroxide) are applied. Weak concentrations of sequential applications may also occur when shampoo is used. This substance is called a primary irritant. The causative reaction may be inflammatory, but not an allergic reaction. The primary irritants that can cause non-allergic reactions include hair cosmetics such as shampoos, hair conditioners, lotion adjustment or allowed lotions, coarse dyes on black hair and muscle relaxants. Plants and metals can create similar problems.

Allergic Dermatitis

Allergic dermatitis is a life-threatening reaction to a substance previously used on the skin. The reaction takes place after a while. Allergic reaction creates an extremely irritating reaction that occurs after the application of a substance to the skin.A few hours or even days after the application of the substance, the affected skin may be swollen, red and fluffy or dry and crusted. The area in contact with the substance is often affected, but when the scalp is affected, the reaction can spread to the eyes and face, and sometimes swollen lymph nodes and secondary infection. It may be anaphylactic shock with respiratory restriction. . It causes allergic dermatitis, intense itching and burning.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis often begins on the scalp or elbows is distinctly different from the normal colored skin in which the color is normally adjacent. These areas are covered with dry white, sticky silver scales, which can sometimes be quite dense. These scales are not easily removed, but when they are, rough lined skin with bleeding points underneath can be seen. Other areas that may be affected are the knees, elbows. Nails and toenails can be affected by thimble cupping. Hard and painful joints can accompany psoriasis.The cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it seems to be a familial feature. Two percent of Caucasians are known to suffer from discomfort more often seen between the ages of ten and thirty.The situation is triggered by stress, skin damage, disease and bacterial infection. Itching to an adjacent region usually refers to the extension of the condition.

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an inflammation and infection of the hair follicle, which mostly affects black young men. Symptoms of folliculitis are pustules and follicular inflammation along the scalp, but they can often involve raised nodules and keloidal scars that affect the skin, as well as the occipital area. Symptoms may include prolonged intense itching and may occur in any hairy body area.

Necrotic Acne

Acne necrotica milliarias present yellow pustules that are extremely itchy. They are located at the point where the hair follicles open to the skin. The pustules have a cone-shaped shell on a moist base and are pin-head in size. Four or five of these small lesions can be found scattered throughout the scalp. They tend to affect the top of the scalp, and when they are healed, they form small scars that may result in loss of pattern on the hair, which may result in scarring.

Hair Fungus

It is a superficial fungal infection of the scalp that mostly affects children. A gray scale and erythema with irregular hair loss that shows fragile hairs and broken hairs. The patch or patches are circular and show dry, dull-broken hairs, which differ from the surrounding non-infected hair. The bristles tend to lie at different angles relative to each other.

What is FUE?

Follicular Unit Extraction as known as FUE is one of the primary methods for treating baldness. In this method hair transplant surgeons extract follicular units from donor area (the back side of scalp).

When you decide to have a hair transplant, it’s too important for making detailed consultation. Pre operative consultations very important for understanding patients expectations.

Planning a customized program for your hair loss that meets your desires and budgets and fits your sex, age and type of baldness. We will advise you the best medical and / or surgical treatment with the quantification of the area to cover, the density and the volume of the implants.

-Could we cure Baldness in women and men?

With right hands and with right techniques yes. In so far the best method is hair transplant. But which is the best method for hair transplant? All method’s (DHI, FUE, FUT, Micro-FUE) has its advantages and disadvantages.

When all methods are examined in terms of patient comfort, efficiency, price, duration, reliability in so far Micro-Fue is gold standart for many medical societies all over the World.

-How many sessions do the patients need to have hairs?

A session that could be one and only in Micro-FUE!! We are able to implant 4000 to 5000 FU or more if available, with a possibility to realize real megasessions in a one-day at maximum density, without dividing the transplant into multiple sessions (with relative expenses) at a cost affordable to everyone.

-How long does it takes turn normal life for patients after surgery?

Micro-Fue Hair transplantation is minimal invasive procedure that allows you to go to your home by foot after surgery. First 3 days you need to be careful for hitting your head. After 3 days you can wash your head gently. International patients could turn their homes after the day of surgery. Its possible to fly and travel after the surgery without any problem.

Hair distribution:

Hair distribution is unique to each individual, by color, consistency, density, sex, age, extent and type of baldness. We select and position of the different FU to rebuild your dense and natural hair with the insertion up to 4000-5000 FU at an affordable price. FU means follicular units. The follicular units can be one, two, three of four hairs clustered in each unit. You can think follicular unit like a piece of tissue carrying hair follicles.  This is the way how hair grows naturally.

Using 100% of the donor area

The third-generation 0,7mm. punch MICRO-FUE technique with led lighting avoids damage to the follicular units. Unlike the STRIP-FUT technique, the FU are not manipulated under the hot and intense light of the microscope and their survival is guaranteed, in addition there’s not the feared long 25-30 cm long scar, often dilated and painful with paresthesia in the surrounding areas. To achieve a natural look from your transplant depends on many factors such as anterior hairline desing, good density, direction of implantation, use of appropriate follicular units in each location, etc. With the old punches, each punch could able to remove 10 to 20 hairs together giving the “dolls hair” aspect that is definitely in the past

Can I get hair that looks really natural as a result of hair transplantation?

Yes, it is possible to reach completely natural looking hair with the experience of the surgeon who performs the operation, the suitability of the person for the operation and the right planning. It is not understood by anyone who you have been treated in a hair transplant that is correctly distributed in the donor and transplantation area.

Is hair transplantation a painful procedure?

Pain is not felt during hair transplantation unless there are extreme conditions with the anesthetic drugs and application methods developed today. Temporary and short-term pain may occur during the injection of anesthetic drugs. But most of them are only seconds of pain that can be felt instantly. After the drug is injected, the region becomes numb within 5-10 minutes and no pain is felt during the operation. In addition, patients need to be prepared for psychological pain. The applications to be done before the procedure should be explained in detail and the stress control of the patients with excessive stress should be reduced by the help of oral or medication.

How soon can I return to my normal life after hair transplantation?

Although the recovery rate of the people is different, the first washing is done on the 2nd or 3rd day after the procedure. Redness and crusting may occur in the areas where the hair follicles are sown after the first wash. You may need to camouflage this image as it will attract people’s attention. There is no problem returning to your normal life after the operation, provided that you do not have aesthetic expectations and excessive physical activity.

Will there be a loss of my own hair after hair transplantation?

Yes, temporary hair loss may occur in the planting and donor areas. Healthy hair follicles may suffer minor damage during purchase and transplantation. This is completely temporary and causes patients to panic. But in general, this situation returns to normal within 3 months and returns to the normal growth process in your hair in your treated areas with your transplanted hair.

When will my hair grow after hair transplantation?

Although there is a general term such as 3-6 months on this subject, it is said that in plastic surgery associations and publications, 12-15 months should be waited for the process to be completed. The transplanted hair can grow in a structure similar to that of a thin, curly, body hair at first. But this image disappears completely when the process is completed.

Should hair transplantation be considered in every type of hair loss?

No, there are many types of hair loss at an early age, after childbirth, after infection and severe surgeries, due to some drug use and some endocrine causes. First of all, the type of hair loss should be determined by dermatology or tricology specialists by one or more tests. While hair loss can be prevented by medical treatments, complex and long procedures may be required. It will be more accurate for your physician to draw your road map before deciding on this matter.

Will all the transplanted hair grow?

If there are no treatments like infection, trauma, endocrine disorder or chemotherapy after transplantation, the transplanted hair generally grows in the front region at the rate of 85-90% in the vertex region (60-70%).

What should be the expectation from hair transplantation?

A hair transplant done with the right methods in expert hands promises a 50-60% tightening in a completely bald area, depending on gender, skin color, hair thickness, and density of the donor area. It is very important to provide real information about the outcome and to understand patient expectations. It is important to know that with hair transplantation, it is impossible to reach a 100% frequent hair that has never been transplanted. However, we do not have an eye to distinguish between 60% frequency and 100% frequency. In FUE hair transplantation, it is aimed to get maximum efficiency by adjusting the direction and distribution of hair well. It is also one of the targeted topics that will not be noticed on the nape after the operation or that there is no scar.

Can poorly done hair transplants be treated?

It is great to correct hair transplants that grow in the form of a toothbrush and look bad in the right hands and with the right methods. Here, the patient should show the necessary consent, knowing that the physician may be a partner to the result he had received due to the previous unsuccessful procedure. Otherwise, physicians working ethically do not want to take such a risk.

Clinista | Hair Transplant Turkey fullfill all the required legal standars

You can ask for medical diplome and center certifications before deciding your clinic!

What are the basic standards “MUST” to be provided to every patient in hair transplantation?
  • “MEDICAL DOCTOR” does the operation
  • Every operation should be planned customly
  • “Help” by medical officers or nurses
  • Operating in environments where “operating room” conditions are provided (Hospital, Sterilization, Pain control, Vascular access)
  • Compulsory medical standards and medical team
  • There is no such expertise as “hair transplantation expertise”. All surgical procedures can only be performed by “MEDICAL DOCTORS“.
  • The postoperative follow-up should not be done by agents, consultants etc., but by the team performing the surgery.

 

If you go to Center’s that doesn’t have this standards what situations can you encounter?
  • People introducing themselves as a doctor
  • Although there is no such expertise as hair transplant expertise, people introduce themselves as hair transplant specialist.
  • The number of grafts not planted in a healthy way
  • The operating room and the place to be treated do not meet the required standards
  • Infection and complication risks
  • Failure to find a person to communicate after bad results and indifference
  • Incorrectly prescribed medications and products waste of money and time