During your research on hair transplants, you may have seen that doctors, nurses, technicians, or all of the specialists mentioned above are often involved in the procedure. So who does what and why are so many people needed for treatment? Clinics will vary in how they set up and organize their staff, but we will discuss the role of doctors, nurses and technicians in relation to hair transplant clinics in Turkey, in particular. Many Turkish hair transplant clinics offer hair transplants with “megasessions”, which is the term used when more than 1200-2000 grafts are transplanted in one session. In addition to analyzing the role of doctors, nurses and technicians, we will also discuss the steps of a hair transplant, the reasons why technicians participate in the procedure, and we will introduce you to some of the staff members who participate in our Qunomedical-approved hair transplant clinics.
A doctor or nurse will always be with you during your preoperative consultation and planning. Nurses who specialize in hair transplantation usually have a similar or greater level of experience and expertise in the procedure than the doctors they work with. Some nurses are also known as technicians, but not all technicians are qualified nurses. This is an important distinction, but it can cause some confusion.
A doctor or nurse will also perform some aspects of the hair transplant that require incisions to be made in the head. This includes preparing for the extraction of hair grafts and the creation and opening of channels for implantation. It's also common for a doctor or nurse to perform the post-operative consultation. Technicians generally help prepare and implant hair grafts, aftercare, and general assistance, as needed.
However, you may have noticed before that the measures taken by technicians usually take a few hours, while those performed by a doctor or nurse usually take less than an hour. This means that you may not see your doctor or nurse as often as you would expect and that, for the most part, you will be treated by technicians. However, this isn't something to worry about. Many of our Qunomedical-approved doctors and nurses have personally trained their technicians.
They understand that the key to a successful hair transplant depends as much on the skill of their technicians as on anything else, and they expect them to maintain high standards at all times. Due to improved technology and the reduction in hair transplant costs, there has been an increase in the number of hair transplant clinics around the world. Many often claim to offer low-cost hair transplants because they are performed by technicians. However, the definition of who qualifies as a “technician” is often unclear and, in some cases, it can be difficult to know if an experienced doctor or nurse will be involved in the procedure.
At Qunomedical, we strive to provide transparency and clarity in this area, to minimize confusion. All of our clinics approved by Qunomedical must provide full details about the participation of doctors and nurses and communicate them to patients. That said, when there are doctors and nurses involved, why are additional technicians needed as well? It's important that every stage of a hair transplant be performed as efficiently as possible. This is especially important when it comes to removing hair grafts, as they can only be separated from the body for a limited period of time before they are damaged and unusable.
Therefore, having two technicians available to perform this stage can speed things up a lot and reduce the risk of damaging or losing the grafts. During an FUE hair transplant, technicians will analyze and separate the thousands of grafts that were extracted while the doctor focuses on creating the channels to receive the grafts. Observe hair through a magnifying glass with bright light for several hours. Careful collection of thousands of hair grafts.
Create hair channels with natural-looking spacing and density. All of these tasks require focus, stamina, dexterity and coordination. Having additional technicians on the team to help with these tasks can ease some of the pressure on doctors and nurses. Anyone who has repeated the same task for hours on end understands that this can cause skills to start to decline over time, no matter how skillful you are.
Therefore, the doctor or nurse will have a team of trained technicians to help them and perform the various tasks of the transplant procedure. Below, we list some of the nurses and technicians involved in the clinics approved by Qunomedical. Hair transplants involve detailed work that requires skill and precision. Because of the multiple steps of a procedure, all surgeons work with technicians to complete the surgery.
However, is it best practice for these technicians to be “rented on a case-by-case basis”, as do many surgeons who don't generally specialize in hair transplants?. The most popular are follicular unit extraction (FUE), follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and direct hair implantation (DHI). Now you understand the importance of having quality hair transplant technicians and the crucial role that these “supertechnicians” play in surgery. The “best practice” guidelines of the ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery), the world's largest organization of doctors specializing in hair transplants, dictate that only licensed professionals, that is, the doctor or a physician assistant (PA) or a nurse practitioner (ARNP), should perform the graft extractions and the formation of the receiving site.
This makes sense; your hair transplant doctor will perform a permanent procedure that will alter your life in one of the most visible regions of the body. Some medical or surgical procedures where an assistant may be in charge of setting up tools or delivering things to the doctor; however, hair transplant technicians are actively involved in surgery. Qunomedical only lists hair transplant clinics and doctors who have been thoroughly screened considering quality and affordability. That's right, a hair transplant technician plays a very important role in surgery; a role that has a direct impact on the results.
Quality clinics see themselves not only as hair transplant providers, but also as trainers of hair transplant technicians. .