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Dr. Ötzan Özgür


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The pioneer for FUE Surgery and founder of the HLC Hairline Clinic Dr. Özgür Öztan was one of the first physicians performing FUE hair transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction) in Turkey.

Being the medical director of the Hairline Clinic (HLC) Doctor Özgür Öztan has started in 2002 to found the Hairline Clinic in Ankara for high-level hair transplants on patients worldwide regularly granting solid and substantial quality with outstanding results. As FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction has been characterized as the only minimally invasive technique for hair transplant ever since Dr. Özgür has been one of the pioneers around Turkey and Europe to present scarless outcomes.

Being inspired by the work of the famous hair surgeon Dr. Ray Woods he started hair transplant with FUE at the same moment as internationally awarded physicians like Dr. John Peter Cole and Dr. Jones have taken a step forward to introduce their method to the US. Dr. Özgür has gained high reputation in the hair transplant industry by achieving outstanding and natural results with a rising number of patients. Dr. Özgür is specially known for his talent and skills with BHT (Body Hair Transplantation) making him one of the leading experts within Europe.


Q Does the head need to be fully shaven for hair transplant?

For regular hair transplant via FUE we kindly ask every patient for a full shaving of the scalp including the donor area and the recipient site. However the HLC appreciates the personal needs and circumstances of patients asking for discretion and willing to migrate back to social life instantly. Therefore the HLC offers hair transplants without shaving the recipient site. As this method is more labour-intensive and time-consuming the rates for part-shaving hair transplants will be higher than those for regular procedures.

Q What is the transection rate at the HLC?

Unfortunatly some of the hair follicles will be damaged during the extraction process in case the physician does not have the necessary experience and precision needed. Sometimes hair follicles offer a complicated position and may not easily be extracted by the manual punch. Furthermore some hair surgeons are using wrong or older medical tools / devices for the removal of the grafts. This often involves a damage of the individual follicle respectively the hair bulb. Our medical team will use all their artistic skills to delicately perform expert hair transplants with one of the lowest transection rates in the business. As with untalented physicians rates of 20 to 30 % are regular the HLC has an average yield of about 1 % only.

Q When will I be able to go back to work post transplant?

As for FUE representing a minimally invasive method for hair transplant the recovery time is shorter than with any other methods. Scabs can take up to a week to fall off und some reddening at the recipient site might occur for a while. The HLC kindly asks every patient to wait for at least 10 days before going back to work again. The healing process will be longer risking the success of the hair transplant in case patients want to migrate back to social activities earlier. Depending on the physical requirements of the patient´s work we ask to avoid heavy activities and sweating during the first week. Those who do not care about scabs or a shaven head and who will not be involved with strenouus work can feel free to instantly go back to work after transplant.