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The 5 Stages of A Hair Transplant Procedure

We offer the very best hair transplants in Turkey at our award-winning clinic. All stages of a hair transplant are undertaken with nothing but professionalism, dedication, and understanding of our patient’s requirements. When you choose Vera Clinic for your FUE hair transplant, there are many options available to you. A selection of these include:

For any of our award-winning procedures, the process leading up to, during and following the procedure is roughly the same, involving 5 major hair transplant stages.

Hair Transplant Stage 1: Pre-Op

The first hair transplant stage is pre-op and consultation. When you arrive at our award-winning hair transplant clinic in Istanbul, our team will ensure you are as comfortable as possible through every step of the journey. Depending on the hair transplant procedure of choice, the procedure can take anywhere between 3 – 10 hours.

You will be consulted for a one-to-one with one of our leading surgeons who will assess your individual case, determining the number of grafts required for your hair transplant. Certain testes will then be run within this hair transplant stage, assessing your eligibility.

Hair Transplant Stage 2: Shaving & Anaesthesia

The next stage of a hair transplant involves the shaving of your head within the donor region and targeted area you have chosen for your hair transplant. Following this, local anaesthesia will be given to you, making the next stages of a hair transplant a painless procedure, without having to render you unconscious.

Hair Transplant Stage 3: Follicular Unit Extraction Stage

This next step is the third stage of a hair transplant. Our specialist surgeon will extract the donor grafts from your scalp, which is usually the ideal donor area. Grafts are extracted one by one within an FUE hair transplant, which is the safest, most effective method.

No scarring will remain once this hair transplant stage is complete, so you don’t need to worry about any physical evidence remaining following this. The number of hair grafts extracted will impact the total procedure time, but this will be discussed in depth prior to your procedure.

Hair Transplant Stage 4: Channel Opening

The fourth primary stage of a hair transplant involves the opening of a channel within your scalp. Small incisions are made within this area in order to insert the extracted follicles.

Our surgeons will ensure that this stage of the hair transplant goes perfectly, analysing factors such as the depth of the hair follicles, direction of growth and the health of the follicles prior to transplantation.

Hair Transplant Stage 5: Hair Transplantation

Once the grafts have been extracted and the channel within yours scalp has been opened, the hair will be carefully transplanted. Our specialist team will ensure that the grafts and existing hair match appropriately, giving you natural looking hair.


The main stages of a hair transplant are the most complex but ensuring your aftercare plan is followed appropriately is equally important for optimal recovery.

You will be given an aftercare kit including information in regard to managing your newly implanted hair as well as shampoos, creams, antibacterial serums, and painkillers which have been carefully designed to be gentle on the scalp.

Follow the guidance our highly trained surgeons give you following your hair transplant, and you will be able to enjoy your new head of hair once you have recovered, keeping healing time to a minimum.