What is Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation is the process of transferring the hair follicles, which are located between the two ears behind the head and which are programmed not to shed, to the shed or diluted area.
There are two different methods:
- FUE (follicular unit excision method): It is the process of removing hair follicles one by one. Punches of 1 mm or smaller are used. It leaves small scars in the form of pearl grain. Manual, Motor or Robot method can be done.
- Strip or FUT method: It is the process of removing hair follicles from the area programmed not to fall out of the head as a strip and then separating them into follicular units under a microscope. Leaves a streak-like mark on the scalp.
What is the purpose of hair transplantation?
Hair loss due to genetic causes or other dermatological diseases is irreversible and there is no medical way to restore these destroyed roots. Hair transplantation or hair transplant is currently the only alternative method for the recovery of those lost hair. Successful and natural results can be obtained if performed under appropriate conditions and by specialist physicians.
Who are eligible for hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation can be applied on the scars of the hairy areas caused by male and female type androgenetic alopecia, accidents and burns. In addition, eyebrow, beard and eyelash transplantation can be done with hair transplantation.
In hair loss related to genetic reasons, the patient must be over 20 years old, and if he is between 20-25 years old, he should go under a hair transplantation after being evaluated by a dermatologist.
Who are not eligible for hair transplant?
The patient should not be under the age of 20 for a hair transplantation to be done for aesthetic reasons. Donor hair should be available to meet the patient’s expectation. Patients with insufficient donor(weak donor area), allergy to anesthetic agents to be applied during the procedure, patients with infection in the procedure area, those with blood clotting disorder, skin disease affecting the hair follicles, patients with alopecia areata are not eligible for hair transplantation.
What should be considered before the procedure?
Before hair transplantation, the patient should inform the doctor who will perform the surgery about the medications used and chronic diseases. Some of the medications used may need to be discontinued before the surgery.
What should be considered after hair transplantation?
Care should be taken to avoid infection after the procedure. The instructions of the clinic must be followed for washing. Dermatologist’s opinion can be taken for auxiliary treatment methods.
What are the side effects of hair transplantation?
Complications are not expected when performed under appropriate conditions. Side effects include unnatural result, rare result, blistering or collapse of the scalp and skin, necrosis due to local circulatory disorder, and over harvesting the donor area.
What are the expected results after hair transplantation?
Patients with adequate donors and selected correctly will be happy with the outcome of the procedure if there is no complication.