It may be called as hair root (graft) transplantation basically. The hair transplantation is a procedure at which the hair roots to be taken from the areas where the hair is dense (from nape and side parts) will be transplanted into the areas where the hair roots are thinner. Today so many people may come across with hair loss and baldness problems. So many different factors may lead to this situation and sometimes this situation may reach disturbing dimensions for the individuals who are willing to maintain their life with a healthy appearance.
To be able to bring a permanent solution to this problem, the first studies were started in 1940s and the rules of hair transplantation procedure was published in 1970s and then in 1998, the basis of being able to make a completely natural hair transplantation with follicular unit transplantation were explained through published articles. Since 2002, a new hair transplantation method called as FUE at which the hair roots are taken one by one was defined and who are eligible for this method and its boundaries were become clear in 2005.
Along with that it has different techniques; it may be called as hair root (graft) transplantation basically. The hair transplantation is the procedure of transplanting the hair roots to be taken from the areas where they are most dense (nape area and side parts) to the empty areas at which the hair roots are thinner. The hair transplantation may be called as an organ (graft) transplantation that is done by transferring own graft of the person to another part.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION TECHNIQUES
The hair transplantation methods are classified into two. In both of the techniques, alive hair root transplantation is achieved and it does not require a general anesthesia. The difference of these techniques is the manner of taking graft. As an incision is done in the first method (FUT), a scar in the shape of a line will stay at the area that the hair will be taken between two ears but in the other method (FUE), there will be no scar at the area from which hair will be taken.
FUT: It is not used anymore in terms of patient comfort.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Nonsurgical Hair Transplantation: the hairs are taken from a little above the nape area between two ears in the Fue method. The hairs are taken one by one form this area with the tools having a tip 0,6-0,7-0,8 mm dimensions that is called as punch. The hair number within the taken grafts may be 2 or 3-4. With this method, hair transplantation up to 5000 graft (averagely 15000 and 20000 hair strands) may be done. Also thanks to this method, 2nd or 3rd sessions may be done if need; but of course if his/her who will have transplantation is enough. Average transplantation period varies in accordance with the bigness of the area at which transplantation will be done. If the area at which hair transplantation will be done is big, it will take approximately 8-10 hours and if it is small, it will take 5-7 hours.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION EXAMINATION AND ANALYSIS
We use expressions such as straight or curly, thin or thick, dry or oily hair when we talk about our hair. In fact, our hair has some different characteristics other than these ones that we are not able to directly recognize. With the hair analysis, graft of the hair, quality of the hair roots, density of the hair, elasticity of the hair, pores and skin texture may be examined.
Thanks to this detailed examination done on the hair, you may have opinion about your hair and scalp. Thanks to the hair analysis examination, we give right information concerning to that what you will do after that.
WHO MAY HAVE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION OPERATION?
The hair transplantation operation may be done to everybody without making discrimination as women or men primarily who are healthy and experience a men type hair loss problem. As well as that, it is necessary that the donor (the area from which hair roots are taken) of the person will be fertile. At the same time, the people who had a trauma on the scalp and who had a burn scar after an accident provided that it is controlled whether there is a blood circulation or not may be applied hair transplantation operation and also hair transplantation may be applied in the cases the hair losses (Traction alopesisi) that may occur due to excessive regression of the hair and regional hair losses that may occur due to a previous infection.
THE ONES THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
- Please quit taking alcohol 1 week before the operation.
- Please quit using aspirin and other anticoagulant drugs 1 week before the operation.
- Please give information to your expert if you are using drugs due to chronic (diabetes, blood pressure, tuberculosis, etc) or acute disorders.
- Please avoid using antidepressant and anticoagulant drugs 2 weeks before the operation and give information to your expert if you have to use these drugs within this period.
- Pleas avoid using lotions that will affect your hair and scalp before the operation.
- Please take shower in the operation day before coming to the clinic and avoid using hair gel, etc.
- Please wear casual dresses that you may wear and take off easily (shirt, sweater, etc.)
- Please absolutely have breakfast before the operation.
- If you are smoking, do not smoke before 24 hours of the operation if possible and if you are not able to do, please decrease smoking. Do not forget that smoking will extend the healing period.
- Please do not drive car after 6 hours of the operation. If you will come to the clinic by driving your own car, please pay attention having an companion who will drive the car.
WASHING AND CARE AFTER THE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
- Your hair will be washed by us with a special lotion and shampoo for the first time after 3 days of the operation in our clinic.
- Then you will wash the transplantation area everyday once in a day as told to you.
- We will host you again in our clinic for the follow up examination in 10th day of the washing and we will exfoliate the scabs if any.
- Please avoid sexual relationship, heavy works and hitting the transplanted area for 1 week after the hair transplantation operation.
- Please avoid sport, sea, pool, sun, solarium, Turkish bath and sauna for 2 months of the operation.
- Acne may be seen at the transplanted areas after 2,5 months after the hair transplantation. If this occurs too much, you may get in contact with us.