Hair transplantation in Turkey is very common among foreign patients. The most effective way to permanently and naturally restore hair is to get a hair transplant. It is for those who, for various reasons, suffer from hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a surgical operation that transfers hair follicles from a section of the head called the ‘donor region’ to a part of the head that is bald or bald.
Why do people need a hair transplant?
- hair loss,
- dilution of hair,
- burning of hair,
- scars on the head,
- not having hair in certain areas because of congenital reasons
People who are uncomfortable with their balding areas prefer to undergo hair transplant.
What is Hair Transplant?
It has always been an important fact to have healthy hair for a better look and self-confidence as it impacts it and social life.
Several factors affect hair growth and strength and induce hair loss at an early age, as an example, one in three people may have predicted baldness at some stage, according to recent research, 25% of men start experiencing hair loss at age 20.
The Hair Transplantation takes place in the operating room. Hair Transplant operation is a microsurgical procedure and must be operated in the hospital environment. Istanbul is the place for people who want to have hair transplant operation safely.
Hair Transplant Methods
What is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Method Hair Transplant?
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a method of hair transplant operation that is often performed as a permanent baldness solution (alopecia). In short, it is the process of taking one by one hair follicles using a micromotor device and putting them in their new places.
Most Common FUE Methods
Whatever we call the name of the procedure used for FUE hair transplantation, the sequence of the process does not alter drastically. CLASSIC FUE and SAPPHIRE FUE are the most similar methods, when opening channels, the key difference between these two techniques is the instruments used. Standard slits are used in classic FUE, while the sapphire tip is used to open the channels in Sapphire FUE.
Consultation Before Hair Transplant
We try to find out the cause of hair loss during the hair analysis. To find out the cause of hair loss, we’re doing some blood tests and reviewing the patient’s medical history. After reviewing the results of the blood analysis and the person’s medical history and ensuring that he/she does not have any systemic diseases, we examine the donor area.
All patients who wish to have hair transplant surgery should have a general medical examination first. During this general examination, any chronic disease, previous surgery and any allergies to any drugs or other factors of the patient are diagnosed. After that, the patient’s suitability for hair transplantation will be determined on the basis of the results of a detailed clinical examination.
Steps of Hair Transplant Surgery
- We prepare the donor area before starting the procedure and apply local anaesthesia, so the recipient will not experience any discomfort during the operation.
- By using a special device called Micro Motor, we remove the follicles and place them in a jar containing a special solution to protect the follicles.
- The next step will be to prepare the reception region, apply local anaesthesia and open the channels for follicles to be put in these channels. We should ensure that the length of the grafts and the orientation of the original hair are suited to these networks.
How long would the donor area take to recover?
The hair scabs start appearing in the areas where the hair has been transplanted after a few days after the procedure. The donor and receiving area’s recovery period is two days and during this period the person should follow the doctor’s orders, and the patient should wash his hair and do some hair care as stated by the doctor on the third day.
After about 10 or 11 days of washing the hair, the scabs in the donor and receiving area begin to fall off. The donor and receiving areas will be healed completely two weeks after the procedure and there will be no scars or signs left at all.
Result of A Hair Transplant Operation
After hair transplantation, some of the transplanted hair will shed; this is an expected thing so that it does not bother patients. Since the dropping component is not the root of the hair.
Hair roots remain under the skin, and new hair continues to emerge from established hair follicles roughly 2.5-3 months following transplantation, which can last up to one year. The period between the 8th and 12th months of hair transplantation is the best time to assess the effects of hair transplantation. From the date of transplantation until this time, the thickness of hair increases and the hair thickness becomes similar to the thickness of the hair in the donor region.
Advantages of FUE Hair Transplant
- Roots recover from 24 to 48 hours,
- Easier and faster,
- No loss of texture and feel.
- No incision process and no sewing required,
- It can also be used for beard, moustache and eyebrow transplantation in addition to hair transplant grafts taken from the neck,
- The faster recovery process,
- lack of pain after surgery due to the minimal incision.
DHI (Choi Pen) Hair Transplant
DHI (Direct Hair Transplant) hair transplantation is one of the advanced hair transplantation techniques used nowadays. This technique is basically similar to the FUE Hair transplantation. At DHI technique, we take the hair follicles one by one using a micro motor device and we transplant them to their new places using Choi pens which are implanter pens.
Hair Analysis and Consultation
All patients who want to have a hair transplant operation should have a general medical examination first. During this general examination any chronic disease, previous surgical operations and any allergies to any drugs or other factors of the patient are diagnosed. After that, the suitability of the patient to hair transplant will be determined according to the results of a detailed clinical examination and hair analysis. During hair analysis we try to find out the cause of hair loss. In order to find out the cause of hair loss we do some blood tests and review the patient’s medical history, After reviewing the results of the blood analysis and the medical history of the person and making sure that he/she doesn’t have any systemic diseases we examine the donor area, in case the number of follicles in the donor area is enough and the cause of hair loss does not prevent hair transplantation we perform hair transplantation to the patient.
Frontal hairline drawing
Frontal hairline drawing is one of the most important stages of hair transplantation because the front hair line is an important factor that not only affects the appearance of the person but also affects his mood and psyche. The drawing of the front hairline, how much hair density will be, the shape of the recesses and protrusions of the front hairline is done by specialized doctors in our clinic.
What are the steps of DHI hair transplant?
- Before starting the operation we prepare the donor area and apply local anesthesia thus the patient will not feel any pain during the operation.
- After that we extract the follicles using a special device called Micro Motor and put them in a container that contain a special solution to preserve the follicles.
- The next step is preparing the receiving area, applying the local anesthesia and transplanting the follicles using implanter pens without opening any channels.
- We should make sure that the diameter of pens is suitable with the size of the follicles and the follicles are transplanted in the same direction of the original hair.
How long does it take for the receiving area to recover?
After a few days of the operation, the hair scabs begin to appear in the places where the hair transplanted. The recovery period of the donor and receiving area is two days and the person should follow the doctor’s instructions during this period, and in the third day patient should wash his hair and do some hair care as the doctor described.
The scabs in the donor and receiving area begin to fall off after about 10 days of hair wash. Two weeks after the operation, the donor and receiving areas will be recovered completely and there will be no scars or traces left at all.
When do hair transplant results appear?
Some of the transplanted hair might shed after hair transplantation; this is an expected thing so patient shouldn’t be worried about it because the falling part of hair is not the root, Hair roots remain under the skin, and new hair starts to grow from the existing hair follicles approximately 2.5-3 months after transplanting, this process can last for up to one year. The period between the eighth and twelfth months of hair transplantation is the best period to evaluate the result of hair transplantation. The thickness of hair increases starting from the date of transplantation until this period and the hair thickness becomes close to the thickness of the hair in the donor area.
There is no need for an extra special care for the transplanted hair. It can easily cut, washed, shaped, dyed etc… .
What are the advantages of DHI Hair Transplant?
The most important advantage of DHI hair transplant technique is that there will be no trace or scar of hair transplantation due to the single extraction of the follicles. Since there will be no scar or trace after the operation, it is possible for the patient to keep his hair short.