While hair loss is more commonly associated with hair on the scalp, our eyelashes can also be affected by genetics, alopecia or through other trauma-based causes. The condition of our eyelashes can play a vital part in how we feel about our overall appearance and, as with any kind of hair thinning, loss of eyelashes can leave both men and women with reduced confidence regardless of the cause. However, in cases where a patient may be witnessing excess loss of their lashes, an eyelash transplant in Turkey can provide a solution.
An eyelash transplant Turkey procedure sees the extraction of hair from a donor area either through a one-by-one or strip technique, which is then transplanted into the eyelids using small incisions. Through the implantation of donor hairs, a patient can either see the restoration of their lashes, or improved density if not all the lashes have been lost.
Why Might I Choose An Eyelash Transplant?
Eyelash transplants in Turkey were initially designed to offer a solution for victims of traumas such as burns or other accidents, where their eyelashes or the skin around the follicles was damaged permanently. The procedure was designed to help restore a level of confidence or self-esteem in these patients, but since the first eyelash transplants in 2009, the procedure has since become available for anyone suffering from thinning or loss of lashes.
Common causes of eyelash loss include:
- Trauma – As mentioned previously, eyelash loss can be caused by a number of traumatic events. This can include anything from car accidents, injuries at work, tattoos on or around the eyelids and thermal or chemical burns.
- Alopecia – Alopecia can affect any part of the body and the eyelashes are no exception. In some severe cases, patients may find they lose hair across their scalp, eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy – While it’s not unknown for cancer treatments to cause hair loss, some patients may not realise that this can include their eyelashes too.
- Trichotillomania – Trichotillomania is a condition that sees patients unable to resist an urge to pull out their hair. This can be hair on their head, their eyebrows and their eyelashes.
- Beauty Routines – Excessive application of false eyelashes or over-plucking can see the permanent damage or loss of eyelashes.
- Congenital Conditions – Some patients may lack hair across their entire body due to genetic causes.
If you find that you are suffering from eyelash loss for any of the above reasons, an eyelash transplant in Turkey could offer a solution to regaining symmetry in your features. It’s important to speak to your GP ahead of the transplant in cases of trichotillomania or medical causes, as you may benefit from having these underlying conditions treated first.
The Process Of Undergoing An Eyelash Transplant In Turkey
If you opt for an eyelash transplant in Turkey at either of our clinics in Istanbul or Izmir, you’ll first be able to attend an initial consultation with one of our experts at our London office. This consultation will allow you to not only gain a better understanding of the procedure itself, but it will give you the opportunity to discuss what you’re expecting from the eyelash transplant in Turkey.
If you are happy with the consultation and wish to go ahead with the treatment, you will be given a quote, of which you will need to pay a 10% deposit in order to secure your booking. Our team will then set to work in organising your trip on your behalf including accommodation, private airport transfers and your treatment and aftercare. We will also compile travel packages for flights that you can choose from dependant on price, time of flights and more.
On arrival at our clinics in Turkey, your eyelash transplant surgeon and the dedicated host will meet with you to discuss the procedure in more depth. This will be your opportunity to clarify the results you desire and ask any final questions ahead of the treatment.
The eyelash transplant Turkey procedure itself will last approximately one to two hours. The length of treatment will depend on each individual case, however, a full eyelid of eyelashes can take approximately 25-50 grafts. The harvesting process for the grafts will involve the shaving of a small section of hair on your scalp, from which the follicles are then extracted using an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) transplant method. The grafts are then transplanted into the eyelids using small incisions, angled to mimic the natural growth pattern of your eyelashes.
Due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, there will be very little necessary downtime following your eyelash transplant in Turkey. You may experience ‘crusting’ around the eyelashes in the first few days, however, this typically goes away within two or three days following treatment. Your surgeon will discuss aftercare requirements with you after the procedure and while it is advised that you stay in Turkey for up to seven days post-surgery, you will be free explore the surrounding city as you recover.
We will maintain contact with you for up to 12 months following the procedure in order to keep track of the results and how the grafts are settling. Your original host will check in at one-month post-procedure, and then three, six, nine and twelve months. Alongside general care of the transplant area, it’s important to note that these transplants will require a level of maintenance. As the follicles have originated on your scalp, they will grow in the same way and will need trimming and curling to maintain the best results.
For more information regarding our eyelash transplants in Turkey or whether you will be eligible for the treatment, feel free to get in touch with a member of our expert team on 0845 519 8948, today.