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.