What Is Hair Transplant? Hair transplant is among the most preferred aesthetic operations of recent years. Hair loss is experienced for various reasons since adolescence causes the person to feel psychologically uncomfortable. Permanent hair loss occurs due to many reasons such as genetic structure, hormonal problems, environmental factors, stress, diseases, and drug use. Today, the most permanent solution to hair loss is a hair transplant. It is easily preferred by many people, as hair transplant operations are performed in a short time, no scar is formed as a result of the procedure and the transplanted hair is permanent for life.
Hair transplant operation can be defined as a microsurgical operation and what is meant to be expressed as a microsurgery operation is to perform hair transplant with much fewer interventions than a normal operation in hair transplant. Hair transplant operation is an effective and permanent solution for people with androgenetic alopecia, which is medically known as male pattern hair loss, but apart from this, people with scars or hair loss with various hair diseases can easily have this operation.
A hair transplant is an operation performed under local anesthesia and the patient, who does not feel pain thanks to regional anesthesia, is sober during this process. Depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted, the operation may take between 4 and 8 hours. Hair transplant operations are performed by collecting the grafts, opening the channel, and placing the grafts. A hair transplant can only be done with the person’s hair follicles.
Basic Information for Hair Transplant Operation
- People between the ages of 20 and 60 can transplant hair.
- It is sufficient for the person to be operated for 3 days before and after the operation.
- The operation time is approximately 6 – 8 hours, depending on the amount of follicle needed.
- Operating in a fully equipped hospital environment is necessary for immediate intervention in case of a possible complication.
- The operation should be performed with a doctor and at least 3 medical personnel who are experts in the field.
- It takes between 6 months and 18 months to get full results. In other words, the hair can continue to grow up to the 18th month from the day of the operation.
The following steps are followed in the hair transplant process;
- Hair analysis and preliminary examination,
- Determination of the number of grafts,
- Completion of tests before hair transplant,
- Drawing the hair transplant areas with the help of a special ruler,
- Anesthetizing the head area with the help of painless anesthesia,
- Collection of hair follicles,
- Holding the grafts in the organ transplant solution,
- Transfer of the collected follicles to the balding area,
- Golden cream application after the operation,
- Ozone vapor application after the operation,
- First wash
Hair Transplant Methods
The most commonly used hair transplant techniques are FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) techniques. The difference between these two; In the FUE hair transplant procedure, the percentage of hair growth decreases somewhat because blood clots occur in the canal, as the channels in which the hair will be placed are opened in the area where the procedure will be performed. In the DHI hair transplant method, the Choi Pen has a 100% success rate, as it opens both the channel directly under the skin and places the hair under the skin untouched.
This technique is quite often preferred. Cutting or sewing is not performed in the DHI method. There is also the possibility of transferring from beard to hair. For women, this method is also often preferred in the hair transplant procedure, and the hair cutting process is not applied. From the roots taken, there is also no loss, no trace remains and offers the possibility of more frequent transfer. With this technique, with a more natural appearance, the direction of the hair can be given to the desired side. Recovery is observed in a short time and there is no need to wait between sessions.
DHI and FUE Procedures
In hair transplant with FUE, the hair follicles taken from the nape area are collected one by one without any linear cuts and transplanted to the area to be transplanted. It is highly preferred because it can be performed more comfortably than the hair transplant methods applied until today. In this method, it is possible to perform hair transplants by collecting hair follicles not only from the nape area but also from other parts of the body.
With all this, the DHI hair transplant bears a very similar resemblance to the FUE technique. As with the FUE hair transplant procedure, the hair roots are taken and the transfer process takes place. The only difference between both methods is the way the procedure is performed. The FUE hair transplant procedure is performed in three stages, while the DHI hair transplant procedure is performed in two stages. In the DHI method, hair roots are taken with a special pen, so the hair roots are transferred with the same pen, waiting much less outside. The area where the donor will be taken is numbed with local anesthesia. Hair follicles are transferred after about a minute.
Things to Consider After Hair Transplant
Since both the donor area and the transplant area are treated during the hair transplant operation, extra care should be taken in these areas. After the hair transplant, you should rest at home for the first 3 days and protect the head area from possible impacts.
In the first 15 days after the operation, redness and crusting occur on your hair. These crusts will shed spontaneously within 15 days. If the crusts do not shed, you can intervene with the method your doctor will recommend.
The first 15 days after the operation should wear a hat. In this way, the head will be protected against external factors such as harmful UV rays from the sun, rain, wind, and dust. For the first month after hair transplantation, environments such as gyms, sea, and baths should be avoided. Thus, inflammation and possible blows that may occur in the transplanted area are prevented.
With a few sessions of PRP procedure that can be done after hair transplantation, the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed in the development of hair follicles can be provided. In this way, the transplanted hair will grow much faster and look more natural.
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