One of the most common cosmetic problems these days is hair loss. Although it is considered specific to men, it is also a problem that women face from time to time. It is normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. If there is hair loss in numbers greater than these, an expert should be consulted. Hair loss can be reduced or prevented by various hair treatments such as laser, hair transplant surgery is performed as a permanent solution for people who have suffered severe hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a natural and permanent solution to the thinning and baldness problem that occurs as a result of hair loss. Hair transplant surgery is carried out from the patient’s nuchal region to collect the hair bulbs that are genetically resistant to hair loss and transplanted to the channels that are opened in the areas where baldness or thinning occurs. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia.
Hair transplantation takes place in three stages
- Collection of hair follicles
Once the donor area is prepared for the procedure, the hair follicles are collected individually with the FUE motor. In the meantime, it is very important that the follicles are not damaged. Each of these follicles, called grafts, contains an average of 2 to 3 hairs.
The opening of the channels
Opening the channels to the correct size and depth according to the region of the transplanted hair affects the output rate. The size and length of the hair follicle should pay attention to open the appropriate channel. The angle of the channel should be adjusted correctly to achieve the most natural appearance.
- Plant the follicles in the open channels
The collected late-stage follicles are placed one by one at 40–45-degree angles to the open channels and the hair transplant operation are completed.
Today, the following hair transplantation methods are successfully applied. Each method is specially chosen according to the needs and requirements of the patient. The common point of view of the doctor and the patient on the method to be applied is effective.
- DHI Hair Transplant
In this method, also called direct hair transplantation, the procedure of opening and transplanting the channels using the medical pencil named Choi is performed at the same time. The hair follicles to be planted will remain in the external environment for a shorter period and are more likely to remain healthy.
- Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant
In this method, a special sapphire-tipped pen is used instead of the metal slit during the channel opening phase. What makes the method different are these sapphire tips which allow smaller micro-channels to be opened, thus speeding up the healing process and reducing the formation of scabs.
- FUE hair transplant
The hair follicles collected and separated using the micro-motor are planted in the manually opened channels.
People who experience androgynous-type hair loss can get a hair transplant. That is, who experience hair loss due to age, genetics, hormones.
Hair transplantation should be performed by trained trichologists.
It depends on the patient; however, it usually lasts between 6 and 8 hours.
Keep in mind that hair transplantation is a surgical process and should be performed in a sterile hospital environment.
We can have a free consultation and our doctors will assess your case.
Underage patients, diabetic patients, patients with high blood pressure, patients who do not have enough donor area for the procedure, HIV positive patients, hepatitis C patients are not eligible for transplantation hair. We also do not recommend it for patients with sickle cell disease or a sickle cell trait.