What Does the Donor Area Look Like After Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation in Turkey androgenetic alopecia, hormonal problems, stress, and nutritional disorders due to problems such as androgenetic alopecia, hormonal problems, stress, and nutritional disorders are among the procedures commonly applied by people who have hair loss problems. A hair transplant operation consists of 2 stages. The donor area is where the hair grafts are extracted and the recipient area is where the hair follicles extracted from the donor area will be transplanted.

The planned use of the donor area is an important factor for the success and safety of hair transplantation. Continue reading our article to learn about the health of the donor area and how it will look after transplantation.

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What is Donor Area in Hair Transplant?

Donor area in hair transplantation means the area where hair follicles are removed. In hair transplantation operations, the nape area is usually used as the donor area. However, if deemed necessary, beard or chest hair can also be used.

The hair taken from the donor area is expressed as grafts and each graft contains 1 to 4 hair follicles. The donor area, which is determined as the nape of the person, is selected due to the density of the hair.

In addition, the hair on the back of the head is preferred for hair transplantation because it consists of hair that is genetically resistant to hair loss. Some of the hair of people who want to have hair or beard transplantation is taken from the donor area and transplanted to bald areas.

During transplantation, it is of great importance that the hair follicles are well protected, the hair is removed correctly and the transplantation is carried out carefully.

Why should the donor area be protected?

Protection of the donor area is one of the necessary steps for the successful outcome of hair transplantation. Contrary to the general opinion, the donor area is not a non-exhaustible area. After the hair is removed from the donor area for hair transplantation operation, the hair in this area does not come back.

Therefore, when removing hair grafts from the donor area, they should be removed in a planned manner without disturbing the general appearance of the donor area. In addition, if a second hair transplantation is desired, there should be enough grafts in the donor area.

In some cases, a second hair transplantation may be required. If the balding area to be transplanted is too large, if the area to be covered requires too many grafts, and if androgenetic alopecia develops after a few years after the first hair transplantation, hair transplantation may be required again. In this case, the patient must have healthy and productive hair in the donor area.

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How is the hair removed from the donor area during hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation is basically a process consisting of 3 stages. The first stage is local anesthesia to numb the scalp and prepare the patient for the operation. Then, hair grafts are extracted from the donor area, which will take 3-4 hours. In the last stage, the collected hair follicles are transplanted to the areas where the patient’s hair is open.

Hair grafts are extracted one by one from the donor area with devices called micro motor. Hair grafts usually consist of 1-4 hair strands. Hair grafts are kept in containers with a solution together with the accompanying tissue. At this point, it is important that the hair follicles do not die and are kept alive. Therefore, special solutions that protect graft health are used. After the graft collection process is completed, the hair transplantation process begins.

How Does the Donor Area Look After the Procedure?

The general appearance of the donor area after hair transplantation is very important. The healing of the donor area and the correct growth of the remaining hair follicles is one of the indicators of a successful hair transplant operation. A hair transplantation operation will be successful as long as it is performed by experienced specialists with the right methods. Preserving the general appearance of the donor area and not removing excessive amounts of hair grafts also depends on the foresight of experienced people.

How Many Grafts Can Be Removed From The Donor Area?

According to the article published on the American National Library of Medicine (NLM) website, a maximum of 6250 grafts can be removed from the donor area. There are approximately 50 thousand follicular units of hair on the scalp of a person. While 37,500 of these are located on the front of the person, the remaining 12,500 follicular units are located in the nape area. In order not to spoil the general appearance of the donor area, a maximum of 50% of the units can be removed from this area. This corresponds to 6250 follicular units.

How does the donor area heal after the operation?

After the hair transplant operation, the donor area heals after 1 month and regains its old appearance. In this process, the wounds in the nape area scab first, and then the scabs fall off. During the scabbing process, the patient should not interfere with the scabs and should not touch the scabs too much. Otherwise, the healing process of the area will be prolonged.

Will the hair in the donor area grow back after a hair transplant?

After hair transplantation, the hair removed from the donor area with a micromotor does not grow again. However, the remaining hair grows back. As a result of the planned removal of hair grafts by hair transplant specialists, the general appearance of the donor area is preserved. Since the remaining hair will grow, the appearance of the donor area will return to its former appearance.

Will there be a scar in the donor area after the operation?

After the operation, a scar remains in the donor area, even if it is very small. These scars are in the form of small white scars. After the hair in the donor area grows, these scars will not be noticeable from the outside.

My hair in the donor area is sparse or non-existent How is the procedure performed?

Hair transplantation is performed using the person’s own hair. Having fertile and healthy hair follicles in the donor area is one of the first conditions for the procedure to be performed. Hair transplantation is not performed when the patient’s hair loss is advanced and not enough hair can be extracted from the donor area.

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