Hair transplant is the most permanent solution to the problem of people with hair loss.
Hair loss can be seen regardless of men and women due to genetic reasons and environmental factors. The problem of baldness and hair loss can have negative effects on human psychology today. Although there are many treatment methods for hair loss and baldness, the most definitive and permanent solution is hair transplantation. Hair transplant is the name given to the process of transplanting hair follicles taken from the scalp to the balding area.
In hair transplantation, the patient’s own healthy hair is transplanted to the balding area. In the hair transplantation procedure, which is completely personalized, strong hair follicles in the nape area are collected and transplanted into the channels opened in the transplantation area. The purpose of a hair transplant is to get a hairy and natural appearance.
Today, almost half of men over the age of 50 face the problem of hair loss. For this reason, hair transplant is a frequently preferred aesthetic procedure for men. However, recently, women have also started to prefer hair transplantation frequently.
How is hair transplantation performed?
In hair transplantation, hair follicles taken from the donor area are transplanted into the balding area. The hair follicles are called grafts. In some cases, there may not be enough grafts in the nape area of the person. In such cases, grafts can be taken from the beard, arms, chest, and other areas containing hair. The duration of hair transplant may vary depending on the degree of hair loss. If the level of baldness is very high, it may take several sessions to complete the treatment.
A hair transplant is usually performed under local anesthesia. However, sedation can also be applied under the supervision of a doctor upon request. Before the hair transplant procedure, the patient is subjected to a general examination and it is determined whether there is an obstacle to the procedure. If there is no obstacle to the procedure, the procedure is started. After a detailed hair and head examination, the hairline is designed first.
Hairline is very important for naturalness. After the hairline is designed in line with the patient’s wishes and the physician’s recommendations, the extraction process is started. The extraction process is performed with the help of a special micromotor. The grafts taken from the donor area are preserved in special solutions until the transplantation process. In this way, the grafts are protected. After the harvesting process, the canal process is started. In the canal process, micro incisions are made to place the grafts to be transplanted into the balding area. (In transplantation using the DHI method, the canal is not opened. The grafts are directly transferred under the skin with special pens) After the canal process, the transplantation process is started. The collected grafts are transplanted one by one into the opened channels. It is very important that the hair is transplanted at the right-angle during transplantation. Hair transplantation is a procedure that requires professionalism. For this reason, the team that will perform the transplantation process must be specialized and skilled in their field.
Hair Transplant Methods
A hair transplant is an aesthetic procedure that has been performed for many years. Thanks to the passing years and developing technology, many hair transplantation methods have emerged. these methods are FUE, DHI, and SAPPHIRE FUE methods. Although the most commonly used method is the FUE method, other methods can also be applied in line with the patient’s wishes and needs.
Fue Hair Transplant
In the Fue method, hair follicles are collected one by one from the donor area and transplanted to the desired area. The hair follicles are meticulously transplanted to the transplantation area one by one, not collectively. Hair transplantation with the Fue method is one of the most widely used methods. Fue hair transplant should be performed by experienced hair transplant specialists. Otherwise, an unnatural and unaesthetic hair appearance will occur.
Micro FUE Hair Transplant
Micro FUE Hair Transplant technique is an advanced version of Manual FUE hair transplant technique. In micro FUE hair transplantation technique, hair follicles are taken with equipment with micro tips. The tips of micromotors are usually between 0.6 and 0.9 mm. Thanks to these micromotors, micro circles are opened on the scalp and hair follicles are removed.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant
The only difference of sapphire fue from other techniques is in the tips used. The tips used in the sapphire fue technique are not metal, but tips obtained from sapphire. Thanks to the sapphire-tipped micro-needles, there is less crusting on the skin and the healing process is even faster.Reasons Why FUE Hair Transplantation is Preferred:
Fue hair transplantation provides a lot of convenience compared to the old methods. In Fue hair transplantation, the skin is not cut. For this reason, there are no situations such as stitching. The healing speed is much faster than the old methods.
In Fue hair transplant, there is no serious bleeding and no scarring. There is no pain and soreness in this procedure and it is performed quickly. The hair transplantation process is completed within an average of 6-7 hours. Hair transplanted with the tatio has a natural appearance and is permanent. The hair that grows after the transplantation process does not fall out again.
For these and other reasons, FUE hair transplant offers significant advantages for both the patient and the transplantation practitioners. Due to these advantages, FUE hair transplant is one of the most widely used hair transplant methods.
After Hair Transplant
The patient is called for dressing 1 day after transplantation. After general controls and dressing, the patient is sent home. Washing starts on the 3rd day after the procedure. The first 10 washes are usually performed in the clinic. The crusts formed on the hair, which are meticulously scrubbed with special shampoos, begin to fall off from the 10th day. The patient should never interrupt his/her washings and if he/she will do it himself/herself, he/she should do it in accordance with the procedures. After hair transplant, the patient should avoid heavy exercises for the first 1 week. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be avoided as it will negatively affect the healing process. Care should be taken not to sweat the head, and high temperature environments such as baths and saunas should be avoided. The transplantation area and donor area should be protected from impact and irritation.
The shock shedding period begins within 3 months after Fue hair transplantation. The transplanted hair falls out completely. After the shock shedding period, the transplanted hair grows and the result will be seen within an average of 1 year.
DHI Hair Transplant
DHI stands for direct hair transplantation. In the DHI method, the transplantation process is performed using special pens. The most important difference that distinguishes the DHI method from other methods is the channel opening stage. In the DHI method, the channel is not opened, the grafts are transplanted directly under the skin with special DHI Hair Transplant Stages:
DHI Hair Transplant Stages
DHI hair transplantation also starts with the harvesting process. After local anesthesia is applied to the donor area, hair follicles are collected one by one with a special pen. The collected hair follicles are transplanted directly under the skin with a special pen. DHI hair transplant, which minimizes the damage to healthy tissues, allows for much more frequent transplantation. DHI hair transplant should be performed by experts in the field. Since local anesthesia is applied in DHI hair transplant, which takes approximately 10-12 hours, the patient does not feel pain and soreness.
What are the possible complications after hair transplantation?
Hair transplant is an easy procedure today. The risk of complications after the procedure is very low. Some normal side effects disappear spontaneously in a short time. Complications that may occur after hair transplantation are as follows; bleeding, infection, itching, bruising around the eyes, swelling, numbness in the procedure area. As mentioned above, these conditions are completely temporary. They will disappear completely within 1 week on average.
How many grafts of hair should be transplanted for natural looking hair?
Natural appearance is very important in hair transplantation. Everyone’s head and hair structure is different from each other. For this reason, it is not possible to transplant the same number of grafts to everyone. The number of grafts needed is determined according to the degree of hair loss of the person. For the ideal number of grafts and naturalness, the graft should not fall below a certain number. 25-30 grafts per square centimeter is the ideal number of grafts.,
Turkey Hair Transplant
Turkey is one of the world’s leading countries in the field of aesthetics. It has become the center of the world especially in hair transplantation. Many clinics providing hair transplantation services in Turkey offer advantageous packages to international and domestic patients. Turkey, which continues to progress day by day in the field of hair transplantation and plastic surgery, is advancing day by day due to ease of transportation, security, economic conditions, geographical beauty and other advantages. Every year, 100 thousands of patients continue to come to Turkey hair transplant.
Hair Transplant Costs in Turkey
One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of hair transplantation in Turkey is that it offers affordable options to patients. Hair transplant costs in Turkey, which are much more affordable than hair transplant costs in European countries and other countries around the world, vary between 2000 euros and 6000 euros. For example, Fue hair transplant, which is 8000 euros in Europe, is between 2 thousand and 3 thousand euros in Turkey, including accommodation, transfer and treatment. Hair transplant in Turkey, which is much more economical compared to Europe and other countries, continues to progress day by day. Affordable prices are the main reason why Turkey has become the center of the world in hair transplantation. Apart from prices, transportation, security and geographical beauties have also enabled 100 thousands of patients to come to Turkey every year.
Daniel Willian was born in London in 1994. Willian, who was interested in writing from an early age, started writing articles for the school newspaper during his high school years. After graduating from the journalism department at university, Willian worked as a content editor in various media organisations. He is now working as a content editor at Hair Center of Turkey.