Hair Transplant Recovery

Hair Transplant Recovery is undesirable for many people on the way to gaining full hair and an aesthetic appearance. There can be many reasons for these undesirable situations. We will talk about them in this article.

In the vast majority of cases, we can help victims of a failed hair transplant and visibly improve the result. Here, however, the individual chances of success always depend on the individual case. No general statement or guarantee of success can be made.

Hair follicles are a finite commodity; once they have been removed, they do not simply grow back. However, there is the possibility of using other body hair as a transplant (so-called body hairs: beard hair or chest hair are suitable for this)

The easiest way to correct this is hair transplants with a low growth rate. Ideally, the strip method with severe scarring or the aggressive removal using the FUE method was not used for this. Then there may still be enough donor hair available to carry out a correction. This hardly differs from a conventional hair transplant.

Severe scarring in the donor area on the back of the head can lead to bald spots. In such a case, sufficient additional donor hair is also a prerequisite for a correction.

The healthy transplanted hair is particularly difficult to correct, but it has visual flaws. If the surgeon does not pay attention to the natural hairline on the forehead or the direction in which the hair is growing, the result will be unnatural. The so-called doll’s head effect and the wrong direction of growth of the hair cause a lot of correction effort.

Hair Transplant Recovery For Unsuccessful Hair Transplants

There are many reasons why a hair transplant fails. It cannot be overemphasized, therefore, the importance of choosing a reputable specialist with an in-depth knowledge of hair surgery.

  • Outdated treatment methods (scarring, thinning of the donor area)
  • Use of wrong or unsuitable instruments
  • Treatment by unqualified personnel (inexperienced, poorly trained)
  • Unprofessionalism of the attending physician
  • The wrong technique of taking donor’s hair
  • Incorrect placement of the hair implants (wrong direction of growth)

The most common reason for a failed hair transplant is improper implementation by untrained personnel. In the case of dubious providers, treatment steps are delegated to inexperienced employees. Crude surgical instruments and incorrect transplantation methods also cause irreversible damage.

How Do You Recognize A Failed Hair Transplant?

There are various signs that something is wrong after a supposedly successful hair transplant. They appear at different times after the procedure. The first clue is often severe pain after the transplant.

Another clear sign of a failed hair transplant is if the area remains red and bald months after the procedure. It is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out a few weeks after the transplant. The transplanted hair follicles do not yet have their own vessels for the necessary supply of the hair roots with oxygen and nutrients. Revascularization (new vessel formation) only takes place in the following weeks. About three months after the operation, however, they slowly start producing new hair again. However, balding and decreasing hair density are signs that the hair follicles have not grown properly. The target areas remain bare despite the hair transplant.

Not every hair transplant is either a complete success or an absolute failure. There are also cases in which the transplanted follicles grow, although that look unnatural end. This often happens with surgeons with a lack of experience and expertise.  If that doesn’t happen, the result looks unnatural and artificial.

Tapping Point

The outdated FUT technology often creates pronounced scars. 17-23 cm and a width of approx. 1 cm. Scarring is a logical consequence of this technique. The size of the scar varies, however, and often only shows up after the operation (approx. 6 months later).

Scarring: If, for example, an even larger strip of skin is removed, the scarring is correspondingly larger. The size of the scar also depends on the elasticity of the scalp. Another cause of pronounced scarring can be starting exercise too early. Intensive use of the shoulder and neck muscles definitely has an impact on the formation of scars on the back of the head and can enlarge them.

Hair loss & thin hair: Due to the procedure, the surrounding area is poorly supplied with nutrients. The cut on the back of the head injures the vessels of the hair roots below the scar. As a result, the hair follicles are poorly supplied with oxygen and nutrients. The consequences are a miniaturization of the hair follicles and a change in the hair structure and thus thinner hair.

Tissue trauma & hair loss: The use of robots (micromotors) also leads to increased thinning and so-called shock loss. As a result of this trauma, surrounding, still healthy hair falls out after the hair transplant.

Why Are Some Hair Transplant Recovery?

What are the most common reasons for hair transplant recovery? Hair Transplant Correction: The Treatment Approaches

Correcting a failed hair transplant depends entirely on the individual case. In the following we present problematic situations that we, unfortunately, have had to deal with many times and the corresponding treatment approaches:

The scar is too big: a hair surgery by a practice doctor can reduce the scar. After healing (approx. 8 months later), individual hairs can be transplanted in the scar area to further cover the scar.

Thinning through overharvesting: We try to fill in thinned areas of the donor area with other body hair (beard, chest hair) or with hair from the temples.

Necrosis & Scars: Grafts can also be placed on scar tissue. This procedure is carried out particularly carefully using the FUE technique. This allows the scar to be made more inconspicuous and “hidden” behind hair.

Hairline unnatural: By moving individual hairs, we can create a harmonious hairline. We attach great importance to a coherent design of the hairline, according to other hair contours and suitable for the age of the patient.

Legal Claims In The Event of Hair Transplant Recovery

If you suffer damage from medical malpractice, you have the right to compensation. Compensation for damages can become valid due to incorrect clarification or poor treatment (due to a deviation from the generally recognized professional standard). As a patient, however, you have the burden of proof.

It can be difficult to enforce your legal claims, especially in the case of treatment abroad: Follow-up is often tedious and the search for the owner often proves to be difficult. In addition, the respective national law applies, unless the placement took place in Turkey.

Aslı Tarcan Clinic Should be Your Chosen DHI Hair Restoration Clinic!


If you are looking for DHI hair transplant locations in Turkey, there are so many to choose from. Most clinics offers various hair repair methods, inclusive of hair transplant DHI. The hair restoration clinic can make sure that the DHI transplant looks natural.

The procedure is a minimally invasive once that done with a unique device that insert individual hair follicles into the scalp. DHI can be is used on male and female balding patterns and have been proven to be effective. The operation is done under local anesthesia, and you will not have stitches. DHI hair transplant’s recovery time can be shorter than other methods. Most patients go back to their daily routine within a couple of days. For any additional questions associated with DHI hair transplant, you may book a free consultation with our clinic, or read DHI Hair Transplant FAQ online to see the important aspects of this type of procedure that you haven’t thought of.


Aslı Tarcan Clinic also perform other types of procedures associated with hair restoration like platelet-rich plasma therapy, laser therapy or mesotherapy. They provide services tailored to each patient’s individual requirement. The surgeons and doctors all have years of experience with the latest procedures and techniques. Schedule a consultation with Aslı Tarcan to get informed on DHI hair restoration & clinic ‘s other offerings.