Hair Transplant

Wondering About Hair Transplantation

What should be the purpose of hair transplantation?

Purpose of hair transplant applications; To provide the people who come for hair transplantation with the desired natural and healthy hair comfortably with modern medical applications.

How long has hair transplantation been performed?

Modern hair transplantation was first performed in Japan in the 1930s. In the Western world, it was first applied in the 1950s. Hair transplantation techniques have been perfected since then, with the advancement of technology and a better understanding of the hair and scalp structure.


Who can have hair transplantation?

Today, almost 50 percent of men over the age of 50 are faced with hair loss. For this reason, hair transplantation is the most common cosmetic surgery performed by men. Of course, hair loss is not an issue only for men. Many women may also experience hair loss or thinning problems. Hair loss can be seen as a result of genetic inheritance, aging, after traumatic injuries or various medical conditions. Whatever the reason for hair transplantation, it can be successfully applied to all people if there is enough hair follicle in the body. It can be applied not only on the scalp, but also on the loss of all areas with hair on the body such as eyebrows, mustache or beard.


Which methods are used for hair transplantation?

FUE method can be applied to those who do not leave any scars in hair transplantation, and the FUT method that can leave a scar on the neck. In the FUE method, hair follicles are taken one by one and transplanted into the missing areas, while in the FUT method, a skin line containing hair is removed from the neck. People who are candidates for hair transplantation should have healthy hair on the back and sides of their heads to be used as donor areas. Other factors such as hair color, degree of hardness, wavy and bushy affect the result of the intervention to be made. Following the analysis of our patient’s hair and scalp, which method will be more appropriate, a joint decision is made with our patient, taking into account the priorities of our patient. Although the FUE method that does not leave any traces is generally preferred, it may be necessary to use the FUT method in some cases. Hair transplantation can be applied not only for baldness but also to increase hair density in diluted areas.


How long does hair transplant take?

The application takes place in a few hours depending on the amount of hair loss. If the hairless area is too large, several sessions may be required to complete the treatment. Generally, the intervention is performed under local anesthesia with sedation (calming).


How long does it take to return to social life after the operation?

After the hair transplant, a special bandage is applied to the head. The person can be discharged after 1-2 hours. Although it is rare, pain can be controlled with painkillers. Generally, after 3 days of home rest, it can be returned to business life with the head covered. The first dressing is done on the 5th day.


From which area is the hair taken for hair transplantation?

In practice, the hair follicles taken from the neck are transplanted to the targeted balding area. These hair follicles are called grafts. In rare cases, there is not enough healthy hair on the neck or temple area of ​​the person. In such cases, hair follicles are also taken from other areas that contain hair, such as the person’s arms or chest wall.


Does the transplanted hair fall out after hair transplantation?

The transplanted hair will fall out within a few weeks following the transplant. This is normal and they will come out again after 3-4 months. After this temporary loss is corrected, the transplanted hair follicles retain their character and do not fall out. However, the original hair in the same area may continue to shed over time, and a new hair transplant may be planned in the future depending on the decrease in hair density. Hair loss continues progressively after surgery, especially if an unnatural appearance occurs in the new hairline area, additional surgical intervention may be required in the future.


What should be considered in hair transplant operation?

Performing hair transplantation in a hospital environment will minimize the risks that may occur in hair transplantation. It is very important for hair transplantation to be performed by well-trained and experienced plastic surgeons in order to get the best results. Performing hair transplantation by a team that includes more than one plastic surgeon increases the success of the treatment.


What is the success rate of hair transplantation?

In order for the transplantation to be successful in the operation, the transplanted hair follicles are rapidly bleeding in the area where they are placed; that is, it has to “hold”. The correct application increases the chances of success in hair transplantation. For a natural look, it is very important to transplant the hair at the right distance, at the right angle and at the right density to the bald areas.


Are there any risks to a hair transplant?

Like any medical intervention, hair transplantation also carries various risks. Hair transplantation is a long application and depending on the degree of baldness, several transplants may be required over a period of 1-2 years. Possible complications, not getting the desired result, infection