Can HIV Positive patients have hair transplant, can HIV carriers get infected during hair transplant, can HIV patients have hair transplant in Turkey under safe and sterile conditions are among the questions that HIV Positive patients may wonder. In this article, we will try to answer all the questions that HIV patients wonder about hair transplantation. So let’s get started.
Many people experience hair loss due to environmental conditions, hormonal changes, malnutrition, skin diseases, genetic factors, and side effects of medications. Hair loss can cause bad experiences in our lives from time to time. Since hair is a very important factor for aesthetic appearance and personal image, hair loss is a challenging process for many people. HIV patients are also among the individuals who suffer from hair loss. HIV Positive patients have a weak immune system due to their disease. Their low immune system causes their hair and nails to break and fall out quickly. Hair loss can be prevented or reduced by keeping the immune system strong. However, it will not be possible to regain the lost hair. The most effective and permanent solution to prevent permanent hair loss today is hair transplant.
As Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic, we offer hair transplant to HIV carriers in sterile and hygienic environments. In our hair transplant clinic located in one of the most popular places in Istanbul, we perform hair transplantation procedures with our high-level service understanding, expert team, and state-of-the-art equipment. For more information about hair transplantation procedures for HIV patients, you can get a free consultation from our expert consultants.
What is Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is a microsurgical operation performed to eliminate the aesthetic concerns of individuals. Hair transplantation is performed by transplanting healthy hair follicles taken from your nape area, which is determined as between 2 ears, to the balding areas in the front and crown of the head. Before hair transplantation, local anesthesia is applied to the necessary areas to prevent any pain or suffering.
After local anesthesia, hair grafts are taken from the area where there are healthy and strong hair follicles in the nape of the patient. Hair grafts are extracted in single, 2, 3, and 4 grafts by means of micromotor pens. Afterward, the collected hair follicles are collected in containers with a special solution that prolongs graft life. After the graft extraction is completed, the hair transplantation process is started. At Hair Center of Turkey, we apply Safir FUE, DHI (Direct Hair Implantation), or Hybrid hair transplant method where both methods are used.
The hair transplant method to be applied to the patient with HIV is determined and planned before the treatment. In addition, the most suitable hairline for the patient is also determined before the procedure. After the hair grafts are harvested, hair transplant is performed according to the hair transplant method determined for the patient. According to the number of grafts determined, the grafts are transplanted into the gaps in the front or top of the patient. On the first day after transplantation, washing, and care procedures are performed in the clinic. After about 3 months, hair growth and elongation are observed. In order to get the full result from hair transplant, a period of 8 to 12 months is required.
Is Hair Transplant Risky for HIV-Positive Patients?
HIV disease is a chronic disease transmitted through sexual intercourse or blood that damages the immune system and causes disease. There is no definitive solution for HIV disease today. However, HIV Positive patients take a number of medication supplements to have a healthier and better life. Hair transplant for HIV Positive patients should be performed in highly protected and sterile environments. In procedures performed with disposable equipment, the expert team that will undergo hair transplantation starts the procedure by taking high-level security measures and providing the necessary conditions. If the necessary safety precautions are taken, HIV patients can easily undergo hair transplantation.
There are some infection risks that may occur during hair transplantation. Since hair transplantation is a micro-surgical procedure in which the incision is made and local anesthesia is performed, it is natural that there is a risk of infection. This risk of infection applies to HIV patients as well as all patients. The risk of infection is very low if the procedure is performed by experienced specialists in the field, in quality and well-known aesthetic clinics.
How is Hair Transplantation Performed for HIV Positive Patients?
A special clinic room is prepared for hair transplantation for HIV-positive patients. There are basically no major differences in the hair transplant procedure applied to HIV patients and the hair transplant procedure to be applied to other patients. HIV-positive patients have a weak immune system and have a disease transmitted through blood. In this respect, extra care must be taken to protect the health of clinic staff and other patients when performing hair transplantation on HIV-positive patients. During hair transplantation, small incisions are made on the scalp. Therefore, antibiotic use is required throughout the entire hair transplant operation process. After the incision in the body, the body naturally tries to heal the wound. The open wound makes the patient vulnerable to infection. However, the risk of infection is a risk that can occur in all patients. In HIV Positive patients, the risk of infection is higher than in other people. Therefore, we take higher precautions for HIV patients to have a safe operation.
Things to Consider Before Hair Transplantation for HIV Patients
There are some things to consider before hair transplant for HIV Positive patients. In order to perform a successful hair transplant in HIV Positive patients, we need to be sure of the patient’s recent health status before the procedure. Especially the patient’s immune system should be in good condition. HIV-positive patients may need to go through a preparation period before the operation to strengthen their immune systems. In this case, the hair transplant operation is planned according to the patient’s condition.
Precautions to be taken when performing hair transplantation for HIV patients
The precautions to be taken during hair transplantation for HIV patients can be listed as follows:
– HIV Positive patients should definitely tell the hair transplant clinic that they are HIV carriers before having hair transplant treatment, – There is no harm for HIV-positive patients to have hair transplantation if their immune system is strong, – In order to perform a safe hair transplant procedure for HIV carrier patients, the room where the procedure will be performed must be extremely sterile and safe,
– Equipment must be disposable in hair transplantation procedures performed on HIV patients, – The team performing the hair transplant wears double-layer gloves and a high-security mask, – When hair transplantation is performed on HIV patients, it is ensured that not too many people enter the room during the process, – After the procedure, the room where the patient underwent the operation is cleaned using ultraviolet technology. UV ray technology is a method used for water, air, and surface sterilization. It is used by our clinic as it is easy to use and offers an effective cleaning.
Hair Transplantation Methods for HIV Patients
Hair transplantation methods applied to HIV patients do not show serious differences from hair transplantation methods applied to other patients. The methods used in hair transplantation are also applied to HIV Positive patients. The most known of these methods are Sapphire FUE and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) methods. At Hair Center of Turkey, we also apply the Hybrid hair transplantation technique in addition to these methods in our hair transplant clinic. Hair transplantation methods applied to HIV Positive patients can be listed as follows:
Safir FUE Hair Transplantation for HIV Positive Patients
Sapphire FUE hair transplantation method is among the latest techniques developed among hair transplantation methods.
Sapphire FUE hair transplantation is performed with Sapphire-tipped pens and is performed by opening a channel. Sapphire is a precious natural stone found in nature. Sapphire tips are compatible with the scalp thanks to their light and durable structure.
Thanks to its close-to-nature structure, the use of sapphire-tipped pens causes fewer complications on the scalp. In addition, the healing process takes less time after the Sapphire FUE procedure. Sapphire FUE hair transplantation method can be applied to HIV Positive patients after hair analysis. The method to be applied is determined according to the patient’s hair loss type and the method to be used. In addition, after the hair analysis, it is also decided how many grafts should be transplanted and which method should be used. Sapphire-tipped pens and equipment used after Sapphire FUE hair transplantation are not used again. High-level hygiene measures are taken for the safety of the patient and the working team. In this way, a healthy and reliable hair transplantation process is realized.
DHI Hair Transplant for HIV Positive Patients
DHI hair transplantation method is a hair transplantation method performed without the need to open a canal. DHI hair transplantation is performed with pens called Choi. After the hair grafts are collected from the nape area, grafts containing single, 2, and 3 hair follicles are placed in the Choi pen and directly transplanted to the balding area. DHI hair transplantation is performed for HIV Positive patients. After the hair analysis of the patient, the most suitable hair transplantation method is determined. If DHI hair transplantation is decided, a sterile environment is created and disposable equipment is brought. Thus, the patient’s hair transplantation procedure is performed in a sterile and safe environment.
HYBRID Hair Transplantation for HIV Positive Patients
Hybrid hair transplantation technique is a method in which DHI and Sapphire FUE hair transplantation methods are used together. Hybrid hair transplantation technique can be performed on HIV Positive patients if deemed appropriate. The hybrid hair transplantation technique is used when the patient needs both techniques. With the DHI hair transplantation method, tightening is performed with Choi Pen pens in the parts where there is a scalp, while with the Sapphire FUE method, transplantation is performed with Sapphire pens in the parts where there is no hair or less hair. With this method, in which the advantages of the two methods are used, we achieve a natural hair result. Thus, our HIV Positive patients can have dense and full hair like our other patients.
HIV Positive patients can have hair transplantation in quality clinics approved by the Ministry of Health in Turkey. It will be easier for HIV patients to have the procedure if their immune systems are strong.
HIV Positive disease is transmitted through blood and sexual intercourse, as well as through surgery. Therefore, high security measures must be taken in order to perform hair transplantation for HIV Positive patients. It is very difficult for HIV patients to have hair transplantation in health clinics that do not want to take these security measures. Therefore, hair transplantation should be performed by quality clinics.
HIV patients who want to have a hair transplant in Turkey have the chance to receive a convenient and quality service. Hair transplant clinics in Turkey are located in popular cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. While having a hair transplant in Turkey, you can visit the country’s historical, natural and cultural riches. You can have a hair transplant accompanied by your tourism activities.
Hygienic and Reliable Clinical Experience at Hair Center of Turkey
In our Hair Center of Turkey hair transplant clinic, you can have your hair transplant procedures in a sterile and reliable environment. In our clinic, hair transplantation service is offered in an affordable and high-quality service package. Our packages include accommodation and transportation, and you will stay in 5-star hotels where you can also benefit from breakfast, spa, Turkish bath, gym, and swimming pool. You will also be transferred from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the clinic.
Thus, you will not have any problems with transportation. After the hair transplantation, our clinic will provide you with the necessary care, medicines, shampoos, and conditioners recommended by your doctor. After the procedure, you can benefit from hair treatments such as Agf-39, PRP, and Mesotherapy offered by our clinic to strengthen the structure of your hair. These procedures ensure that the necessary nutrients your hair needs are injected directly into the scalp. In the PRP procedure, blood is separated from the plasma rich in platelets and growth factors.
This mixture is injected into the scalp to ensure that the hair is strong, vibrant, and healthy in the long term. Products such as natural care oils and hair-strengthening care series from traditional treatment methods affect the hair for a certain period of time. However, Agf-39 hair strengthening procedures performed with injection tools for direct nutrition of the scalp offer a superior and more effective strengthening than other methods. It is also possible to apply these treatment methods to protect and nourish your hair in the long term.
About Hair Transplantation for HIV Positive Patients
Absolutely yes. If you have serious diseases such as HIV Positive, diabetes, blood pressure, or heart, if you regularly use medication, you should definitely inform your doctor about your health status.
As with other patients, HIV patients are at risk of infection during hair transplantation. Since the immune systems of HIV Positive patients are more sensitive, the risk of infection is higher. Therefore, necessary interventions are made to strengthen the immune system of our patients. Antibiotic drugs are also used during the procedure. This minimizes the risk of complications.
Hair transplantation costs for HIV Positive patients in Turkey are more detailed than the procedure applied to our other patients, so they are given at a higher price. Hair transplant prices vary according to the amount of grafts required and the hair transplant method to be applied for the patient. All equipment used in the hair transplant procedure is disposable for safety reasons. Choi Pen or Sapphire-tipped pens, gloves, masks, and other equipment are determined as disposable. Therefore, the costs of hair transplantation price increase.
To give a short answer, yes it is reliable. Turkey is the first country that comes to mind when it comes to hair transplantation. In recent years, the number of foreign tourists coming to Turkey for hair transplantation has reached 1 million. Hair transplantation costs are lower cost and quality compared to other countries. It also offers a wide range of options with around 500 clinics and hospitals for patients to choose from. In Turkey, you can have a reliable hair transplantation process in experienced and high-quality aesthetic clinics approved by the Ministry of Health.
Hair transplantation is a lifelong permanent operation if it is performed by experts and experienced people in the field. Hair transplantation is performed by taking the patient’s own hair. Hair follicles start to grow after a correct transplantation process. Hair growth takes place between the first 1 to 3 months. There are some precautions that the patient must follow during this process. If the patient takes the necessary precautions into consideration after hair transplantation, healthy hair growth takes place. The complete growth of hair follicles takes place between 8-12 months.
As long as HIV patients take good care of their hair like other patients after hair transplantation, their hair will not fall out. However, hair loss may occur again due to reasons such as stress, poor living conditions, and the patient’s abandonment of immune-boosting medications. Therefore, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations.
Hair transplantation costs in Turkey are quite affordable compared to European countries. Over 1200 hospitals and aesthetic clinics in Turkey create a competitive environment in hair transplant operations. In addition, due to the exchange rate difference, the high prices in countries such as the USA, England, and Canada are reversed. However, the provision of additional services such as accommodation and transportation along with the operation makes the procedure more affordable.
Eren Demir was born in Izmir in 1989. In 2014, he graduated from Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his doctorate and medical speciality training in the field of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation at Health Sciences University Haseki Training and Research Hospital. During the autumn and spring semesters of 2020-2021, he gave trainings on Basic Anaesthesia and Clinical Anaesthesia to many students as an academician at Gedik University. Specialist Doctor Eren Demir has many articles published in international refereed journals in his field. He is a member of the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. Eren Demir, who worked as a specialist doctor in various hospitals, worked as the responsible physician of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic in Avcılar Murat Kölük State Hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health for many years. Eren Demir, who has been working in the fields of hair transplantation and aesthetics for many years, continues his valuable work as a Specialist Doctor at Hair Center of Turkey Hair Transplant Clinic.