Today's advancing health technologies have made many things possible that were not possible until a few years ago. Hair transplantation in Turkey can also be integrated into developing health technologies very quickly. Thanks to these developing technologies, hair transplantation, which could not be performed in HIV-positive patients until a few years ago, can be performed today, just like in healthy patients.

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Hair Transplantation in HIV Positive Patients

In HIV-positive patients, the immune system is weakened and hair loss accelerates accordingly. In this process, patients may experience physical health problems as well as experience psychological problems due to hair loss and withdraw from social life.

In order to eliminate possible problems in social life, hair transplantation can be performed on HIV-positive patients in Turkey.

However, it is necessary to investigate whether the patients are suitable for hair transplantation beforehand.

In order to understand whether people are suitable for hair transplantation, hair transplantation and blood tests are used in HIV-positive patients. It is checked whether the general health status of the person is good and whether the immune system is strong. Another point to be considered here is the contagion level of the disease. In case of a high level of contagiousness, the application is not recommended, as the operation will carry risks for the person and the team that will perform the application.

How is Hair Transplantation Performed in HIV Positive Patients in Turkey?

One of the main reasons for hair transplantation for HIV-positive patients is the inability to create a sterile clinical environment suitable for these patients. However, in today's conditions, there are equipment and sterile environment that can perform hair transplantation for HIV-positive patients.

The hair transplantation process in HIV-positive patients works as follows:

  • The health information of the patients is obtained and the treatment they have received for HIV-positive disease is evaluated,
  • Necessary blood and HIV tests are performed,
  • If the patient does not have an obstacle to hair transplantation, hair analysis is performed and it is decided in which areas the hair will be transplanted in line with the patient's demands,
  • It is decided which of the methods such as FUE, DHI or Sapphire will be used in hair transplantation,
  • When the day of the operation comes, the patient is put under sedation,
  • Grafts are collected, channels are opened and hair transplantation is performed.

The duration of the operation may vary according to the general health condition of the patient, the area to be transplanted and the amount of transplantation. It is of great importance for the success of the operation that the patients strictly follow the physician's recommendations after the operation.

Things to Consider After Application

Since the immune system of HIV-positive patients is much lower than that of normal patients, they are expected to take care of themselves meticulously and be much more careful in the post-operative period. In this process, it is important to protect both the immune system and the hair transplant area.

The factors that HIV-positive patients should pay attention to after hair transplantation are as follows:

  • Care and cleaning practices recommended by the physician should be carried out regularly and correctly,
  • Intense exercise should be avoided
  • Cream, lotion or drugs prescribed by the physician should be used regularly,
  • The planting area should be protected from sunlight.

Patients can start washing their hair after the 3rd day of planting, adhering to the recommendations given by the physician.

Recovery Process in HIV Positive Patients

Although some situations during the healing process may make patients nervous, in fact, each of these should be considered normal.

For example, it is normal for redness, swelling or bruises to occur in the planting areas for a week after the application.

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The conditions that patients should know about the healing process are as follows:

  • The transplanted hair falls out in about 1 month. This does not mean that the operation failed, it is a normal result of the operation. The shed hair will start to grow again and it will look like a beard in the first days.
  • The strengthening of the hair follicles and the start of hair growth take place within a period of 3 to 6 months.
  • You may feel extreme itching for a few days after the operation. But it is important for the success of the operation that the area is not itchy. Your hair starts to look much more natural in about 6 months and becomes permanent.

Your hair starts to look much more natural in about 6 months and becomes permanent.

Do not forget that for the success of the operation, you need to choose an expert and experienced physician or clinic!

What HIV Positive Patients Should Know About Hair Transplantation

Although the information we have given above gives sufficient idea about hair transplantation in HIV-positive patients, the question marks in the minds of some patients may still not be resolved.

It is possible to compile the important points that should be known about hair transplantation in HIV-positive patients as follows:

  • Since the operation is performed in a sterile environment and by specialist physicians, there is no risk of complications,
  • The transplanted hair is permanent for life depending on the area where the grafts are collected.
  • After the hair gains its natural appearance, you can perform all the care applications you have done on your hair before,
  • The hair gains an extremely natural appearance and it is not understood in any way that it is transplanted,
  • It is not recommended to swim in the pool or the sea for 1.5 to 2 months after the operation, and to be in environments such as hammam and sauna,
  • If you want to dye your hair, you have to wait for 4 to 5 months.

You can also consult us for questions that you can't get an answer for, and you can contact us for hair analysis and planning the transplantation process.

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