what do you need to know about a hair transplants?

An introduction to hair transplants


Read on this page why you are going bald, what the difference is between the donor area and the recipient area, how a hair transplant is performed, how much hair is needed and whether you are suitable for a hair transplant.

Why am I going bald?

Losing hair is a natural process, because a person loses between fifty and a hundred hairs every day. However, normally new hairs are added as well. As a result, there is no question of going bald. If you suffer from excessive hair loss, this can cause bald spots.

There are several causes of excessive hair loss. For example, it can be a result of stress. Hair loss can also be a result of a genetic process called androgenetic alopecia.

The baldness in androgenetic alopecia is caused by the hair follicles being sensitive to the hormone dihydroxy-testosterone (DHT). DHT attaches to the hair follicles, which then causes the hair follicles to shrink, which shortens the growth phase. Ultimately, this will stop new hairs from growing.

How does the hair loss process work in men?

There are different stages in baldness. The Norwood scale is used to express the degree of genetic baldness in men. Hair loss in men follows certain patterns. Some lose their hair first on their vertex (crown) against which others lose the hair first at their temples. The image shows the different stages of hair loss.

It is easy to form a picture of the hair loss via the image. What is striking is that the hair growth on the back of the head and side is permanent. This is also the part that is used for the hair transplant. These hairs are not hereditary burden on baldness.

How does the hair loss process work in women?

Androgenetic alopecia in women is also the most common cause of hair loss in women. The causes of hair loss in women can be the same as hair loss in men, however research is often needed to determine the correct cause of hair loss before a hair transplant in women is being considered. The pattern of hair loss in women can be classified as follows.

What is a hair transplant?

A hair transplant in Turkey at Hair Clinic Wolf is a permanent solution for hair loss. It will help you take back control of your appearance, look younger and boost your confidence and lifestyle. With the hair transplant there is a solution to permanently restore lost hair.
In a hair transplant, healthy hair follicles, which are not prone to hair loss, are moved from the back of your head to the area where the baldness occurs. These hair follicles will start to produce new hairs over time, making the bald spots disappear.

A hair transplant is performed under local anaesthetic. Because of the local anesthetic and because the hair transplant is performed by a professional team, a hair transplant is not invasive for the patient.

How does a hair transplant work?

With a hair transplant, hair follicles – also called grafts – are moved from the hair crown at the back of the head to the treatment area. That can be the scalp, but also the eyebrows. Because the hairs that grow in the hair crown are immune to hair loss, they also continue to produce hair in their new place for life. The hair follicles can be moved in different ways. You and your doctor decide which method is most suitable for you. Read more about the different techniques for hair transplantation.

How much hair is available for a hair transplant?

About 75-80 grafts grow per square centimeter in the donor area. A person has a total of about 14,000-15,000 grafts available in the donor area. However, it is important not to harvest too many hairs to prevent baldness on the donor area.

Am I suitable for a hair transplant?

Hair Clinic Wolf will always give you honest advice, it is also possible that you will be told that you are not suitable for a hair transplant. There are several possible reasons for this. Temporary hair loss, for example, is not treated with a hair transplant, it is important that the direct cause is investigated and remedied. It is also possible that your donor area is not sufficient for the desired result.

For example, if you are familiar with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or haematological disorders, this will be assessed by your treating doctor, it is possible that you are not suitable for a hair transplant.

Are you curious whether you are suitable for a hair transplant? Request a consultation with one of our advisors and you will receive honest, personal and non-binding advice.



Review by Twan

A hair transplant.. long thought about it and doubted…

Finally had contact with the advisor of Hair Clinic Wolf and a consultation was quickly scheduled. The entire process was clearly described and explained with photos and videos by a knowledgeable consultant. If there was any doubt, it was removed. A very competitive quotation followed and the choice for Hair Clinic Wolf was made.

The entire journey was well organized and looked after, from the pick-up and return to the airport to the escort from the excellent hotel to the clinic and back.

The medical team led by Dr. Taner Karahan is very knowledgeable. You are put at ease immediately after entering and they give a very clear explanation of what is about to happen. The anesthetic was given almost painlessly and I hardly experienced any pain during and after the treatment.

The day of the follow-up also goes smoothly and finally a first hair wash is provided. And the result…..Amazing!!!

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Which areas can be treated?

There are various treatment methods to treat hair loss and baldness. You can choose between surgical and non-surgical treatments. The first category covers all hair transplants. Non-surgical treatments mainly aim to treat thinning hair.

Do you already know which area you would like to have treated? Then choose one of the options below.

hair transplant

Baldness issues related to your scalp. We offer you two modern surgical treatments: FUE and DHI. Non-surgical treatments such as PRP can also be used to reduce hair loss.

beard transplant

Problems concerning mustache and/or beard hair. With the help of a facial hair transplant, areas with scars or reduced beard or mustache growth can be treated.


Problems concerning the area of the eyebrows. Eyebrow restorations are performed to correct an abnormal shape, reduce bald spots and thinning eyebrows.

Marijn V.

Very well organized from start to finish! Lieselotte personally came to my home to explain the entire procedure surrounding the hair transplant in Istanbul. I was walked through each specific step (visually) and was able to ask the necessary questions.

In Istanbul, everything was well organized; at the airport I was picked up by a driver and dropped off at the hotel which was otherwise fine (the hotel was clean, the staff helpful, and the food fine).

The next day I was driven to the university hospital for treatment. The doctor, Taner, received me there kindly and spoke very good English. The hairline was drawn and slightly corrected at my request. Although I had some doubts at first whether the hairline would look ‘natural’ enough, luckily this turned out to be the case afterwards. Taner also said that this may have been the most important criterion for him for the hair transplant. After drawing the hairline, some specialists removed the hairs from the donor area. The planting of the hairs was performed by Taner and another experienced specialist. The entire treatment was painless thanks to the anaesthetic, but it was quite a long session (~8 hours). The younger specialists spoke Turkish to each other at that time, which makes sense, but because you don’t understand it, in combination with the long seat, it was somewhat tiring for me.

After the treatment, the driver took me back to the hotel and both Taner and Lieselotte checked regularly via the app over the next few days how I was doing. After three days and a PCR test at the hotel, the driver took me back to the airport in the direction of Amsterdam. The recovery is now going well at home. Sleeping with the neck pillow is not ideal, but I don’t think there is much that can be done about that. We will have to wait and see what the result will be in the near future, but I have every confidence in it!

A. Boerekamps

After having intake interviews at Dutch clinics, I came into contact with Lieselotte from Simson’s Hair (later Hair Clinic Wolf). It felt very good and familiar from the first moment. I got extensive information and I was immediately out. At Simson’s hair I went to do the hair transplant.
I have had contact with Lieselotte at least 30 times about anything and everything, all my questions were patiently answered.

July 30 I went to Turkey with a friend. From the beginning to the end I experienced the involvement and expertise of Lieselotte and the team in Turkey. The doctor Dr. Taner once again explained how the day would go and drew the hairline in consultation with me. My girlfriend was also involved and informed. The anesthetic was not pleasant, but I did not feel any pain at all. A long day, with lunch in between.

Hotel was very neat with very friendly staff and a nice spacious room. The food was good too. August 2 ablution and we were taken back to the airport. Even at home I still feel the involvement. I am so enthusiastic about Simson’s hair that I wish it on everyone who is thinking about a hair transplant.

I. Cohen

Had a hair transplant a month ago through simson’s hair (later Hair Clinic Wolf). The intake with Lieselotte went very well and the contact afterwards was also great. There was a lot of contact and I could always ask questions.

All transport and facilities were super arranged and prepared, both in the Netherlands and Turkey. This includes instructions, taxi, hotel, etc. The treatment itself, led by Taner, went very well. Again clear instructions and put at ease (good English) and hardly had any pain. A month later, no problems at all and looking very good! Highly recommended for everyone!!

M. Lobbes

On the advice of via , and after already hearing a positive experience, I decided to go to this clinic myself and it was more than worth it.

Super good guidance, personal follow-up process and the Doctor himself and the team were very friendly and walk you through the treatment. Aftercare is still very involved and you can always reach someone if you have any questions or concerns. You will be taken care of before, during and after the treatment!

M. Klinkenberg

On December 11, 2020 a hair transplant was done at simsons hair, later Hair Clinic Wolf. From the consultation to the aftercare, everything was perfectly arranged. Lieselotte knows what she is talking about and is clear and honest, the doctor in Turkey (Dr Taner) and his team are very friendly and work professionally. Now 7 months later and more than satisfied with the recovery and the process. Definitely recommended if you are looking for an honest and professional clinic for a hair transplant.

J. de Klerk

Top service. From transport in Turkey to English-speaking guidance in the clinic, everything is arranged down to the last detail. In particular, big compliments for the possibility of easily accessible contact with Lieselotte. I could go to her with all my questions and so I never felt insecure for a moment. Highly recommended!