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Today, there are 2 types of hair transplantation methods, FUE and FUT technique. In the FUE technique, the hair follicles are taken one by one from the donor area using micro motors, while in the FUT technique, long strips are cut. Since the FUT technique leaves scars, it is not possible to achieve an aesthetically natural appearance. As Hair Med Hair Transplantation Center, we prefer the FUE method in our operations.
Since the hair transplanted in hair transplantation is genetically taken from the nape area, which is the least shed, it does not fall out. The transplanted hairs continue their genetic characteristics in the nape region.
Like men, women can also have hair transplants. The causes of hair loss should be investigated before the transplantation, and if there is a hormonal disorder or similar problem, it should be treated before the transplantation. Hair loss in men is generally due to genetic reasons. For women, the reasons for this situation are quite diverse. First of all, the cause of the problem should be determined.
Hair transplantation can be successfully applied to anyone over the age of 18 with male pattern hair loss. If you have an important disease, allergy or a disease such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart, you should definitely state this before the procedure. In such cases, it is decided whether you are a suitable candidate for hair transplantation during the pre-controls.
Hair transplant operation is a procedure performed with local anesthesia. The person only feels the procedure while applying local anesthesia. Since the area is numb after local anesthesia, it does not feel any pain or pain. Pain may occur after the operation. These can be prevented with recommended painkillers.
The hair transplantation process is a process that starts with the decision of the person to have hair transplantation and completely ends about 1 year after the procedure. Hair analysis is done before hair transplantation. It is decided whether the person is a suitable candidate for hair transplantation, and if he is a suitable candidate, how many grafts will be transplanted. The duration of the operation performed with the FUE technique varies between 4 and 8 depending on the number of grafts. Since local anesthesia is applied before the procedure, no pain is felt during the operation. The person can listen to music, watch television, read newspapers and books until the end of the hair transplant.
The first few weeks and especially the first 3 days after hair transplantation are very important for successful results in hair transplantation. In this process, the person should pay attention to his head and avoid possible blows and contacts. He should wear a hat or bandana when he goes out, and stay away from unhygienic environments and external factors such as sun and rain that will come into direct contact with the hair. Particular attention should be paid to the sleeping position for the first 3 days. You should lie on your back and the hair transplant area should not come into contact with the pillow.
The transplanted hair may fall out in the first few months after the operation. This is an expected situation. Sometimes it can be poured early, sometimes it can be poured late, sometimes even not at all. It varies from person to person depending on the physiological condition. The first hair starts to grow about 3 months after hair transplantation. At the end of the 7th month, most of the transplanted hair will come out. At the end of the 1st year, all of the transplanted hair will come out.
Since local anesthesia is performed, no pain is felt during the treatment, except for a few small needles created at the beginning of the procedure. There may be some pain on the first night after the procedure, we give painkillers for this.
Hair transplantation can only be done from your own donor area or in identical twins, so identical twins have the same genes. It is not done by taking someone else’s hair, because your body does not accept foreign hair.
Hair transplantation method is seen depending on age, hormone structure and genetic conditions. The solutions applied for male pattern hair loss are the most frequently applied aesthetic interventions. Those who have transplanted before but are not satisfied, those who have open areas of hair or eyebrows after a burn, those who have partially bald areas due to diseases, and those who experience female pattern hair loss are candidates for hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation does not have any visible damage. Patients with local anesthesia allergy may not be able to have hair transplantation. Such patients should consult their doctor and seek an expert solution.
Hair transplantation must be done in operating room conditions. This is a very important rule in hair transplantation and is a legal requirement. The Ministry of Health thought that the patient should also have a suitable infrastructure in terms of the comfort of the team and health, and it was decided that it should be done only in hospitals or surgical medicine centers.
Although the risk of hair transplantation operations is very small, it is necessary to intervene immediately in case of mishaps. In this case, hospital conditions can be life-saving. Hair transplantation is a very serious and beautiful sensory operation and no matter what, it should be worked in sterile conditions and with sterile disposable medical supplies. This is only possible in operating theaters of hospitals.
Regardless of what hair transplantation is, it should be performed by a nurse and a specialist surgical team who have received years of experience and have received an adequate amount of training under the control of a Plastic Surgeon and Dermatologist. Otherwise, it will cause undesirable results.
Whether you are suitable for hair transplantation is determined by the hair analysis to be performed by the experts. If there is enough hair in the donor area (between the two ears), you are eligible for a hair transplant. If you send us your hair photos via the internet, we can inform you in detail about the procedure and we can determine what you need to graft.
There is no harm in returning to normal life on the first day after hair transplantation. It is enough to pay attention to the first 10 days. If possible, 2-3 days of rest is recommended. Between the first 10 days of hair washing, the crusty appearance and redness in the planting area will be improved.
After hair transplantation, crusts can be seen in the transplantation area. These crusts are completely removed by washing your head once a day for about 10 days. While the crust is falling, some of the transplanted hairs also experience shock loss and enter the resting period. This spill is temporary. In this process, the patient returns to his pre-sowing appearance and there is no change in this appearance for 3 months. At the end of 3 months, it is seen that the hair starts to grow. The months with the greatest change are 5-6 months. It may be necessary to wait up to 1 year for all the hair to grow. These processes may differ from person to person. It varies depending on the person’s hair structure, nutrition and mental state.
Hair transplantation performed under local anesthesia is not necessarily a comfortable treatment and has its own risks. Possible risks are failure to achieve the desired result and the risk of infection. If the procedure is performed by an experienced team of specialists and in a hospital or surgical medical center setting, these complications are very rare and have no negative side effects in terms of well-being.
The number of sessions in hair transplantation determines many effective factors such as the density of the donor areas of the person, the size of the transplanted area, the causes of hair loss and whether it continues, the forehead line, head structure and whether the hair follicles are healthy. In the FUT method, this amount is determined by the laxity of the individual’s neck skin and approximately 1500 roots can be obtained. If necessary, a second session can be done. In the FUE method, approximately 4000 roots can be taken in one session. If this amount is sufficient to close the gap of the individual, the transaction is completed in one session. If necessary, the second session can be done after 8 months.
Hair transplantation can be done in any season, but the individual must be fragile and act very carefully in order not to damage the transplanted hair after hair transplantation. It should be taken into account that the patient cannot enter the sea, pool and solarium for 1 month immediately after hair transplantation in the summer season. Strong sun rays should be avoided, especially in the first days, and it is necessary to be cautious against rain in the winter season.
It is beneficial to do the first wash in the clinic 24-48 hours after hair transplantation. Patients can care and wash their hair once a day for 10 days with the recommended Lotion and Shampoo in order to remove the crusts formed after hair transplantation and to adapt the hair to the transplanted area. Before washing, a very thin layer of softening lotion is applied to the donor area to soften the dried blood clots without rubbing with your hands. The lotion is absorbed by the skin and softens the skin.
It is kept in this form for half an hour. Then, in the washing process, the participation of the lotion is ensured with normal washing movements in the nape area and soft movements in the planting area. Shampoo is applied by rubbing slowly. It is rinsed for a long time with clean water. With a soft towel, it is dried by making light compresses without rubbing. After 10 days, the crusts will disappear and you can easily wash your hair with your own shampoo with your own rhythm.
A successful hair transplant means getting completely organic-looking hair that is far from the male grass look. If hair transplantation is done correctly, the success rate is also very high. The success rate in FUE and FUT techniques is similar. Whichever method is applied, the success rate, education, knowledge, skills and experience of the hair transplant specialist who performs this procedure are very important. For a natural look, the experience of the team is very important in rooting, planting, determining the hairline, and giving the right direction to the hair.