A Day at Dr. Ilker Apaydın’s Hair Clinic
Welcome to Dr. Ilker Apaydin’s Hair Clinic. Do you have hair loss? Don’t worry. According to the American Hair Loss Association by the age of 35, two out of three U.S. men will experience some hair loss and by the age of 50, about 85 percent will have “significantly thinning hair”. In other words, there is a good chance that you are part of this club. Let me introduce myself first. This is Sevde. I’m an assistant of Dr. Ilker Apaydin. In this article, I would like to share with you an ordinary day at Dr. Ilker Apaydin’s Hair Clinic. Here we go.
In the morning, by 7.30 am, we meet with our patients at the hotel. Even though our clinic is almost a walking distance from the hotel, we still take a taxi. Istanbul traffic is always very hectic and it takes around fifteen minutes to go to the clinic. I give you some information about the surgery on our way. By the way, two nights’ stay at a 4 Star hotel is included in the package. This package also includes transfers to and from the airport, post-op PRP session, post-op controls, and medications.
When we arrive at the clinic, our patients meet Dr. Ilker Apaydin in person. The doctor makes a face-to-face consultation with the patient, he explains each and every part of the surgery. He also designs the hairline by drawing it on the forehead and he makes sure that the patient is happy with this hairline.
After the consultation, the medical team prepares our patients for the operation. One of our teammates, a nurse dies the hair and makes the necessary shavings. The patients take some pills to prevent the swellings during and after the operation, some pills to relax and some to protect the stomach from the medications.
Our patients chat with the team and the doctor during the operation. The doctor plays his playlist on Spotify. Our patients mostly enjoy this playlist- or they are just trying to be kind. During lunchtime, our patients can take a break and have a small meal. The operation takes between 6 – 8 hours. It depends on how many grafts are transplanted during the operation.
Finally, when the operation is over I give some instructions for the post-operative care of the scalp. If you want to accelerate your healing process, follow all instructions after the hair transplant operation. I enjoy my work so much. I always make friends with our patients as we need to keep in touch for a while for a proper follow-up period of the operation.