HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AND GRAFT
Hair loss, which is seen as a problem only for men today, does not actually distinguish between gender, and it can result from diseases and use of wrong care products. Especially by the age of 35, it is a common problem that about 2/3 of men experience some degree of visible hair loss and this number increases to 85% after the age of 50.
As we mentioned earlier, it is not only men who are affected, but women make up almost half of the rate of hair loss patients. Looking at these types of statistics, it becomes even easier to understand why so many people are looking for hair loss solutions that truly work. Advances in hair transplant techniques and technologies in recent years mean that patients have access to solutions that provide real, long-lasting results. Most people between the ages of 35-50 who face this problem prefer permanent hair transplant treatment rather than many other solutions.
Although Hair Transplantation may seem costly at first, it is a one-time procedure and will save you a lot in the long run. When deciding on hair transplantation, there are many techniques that differ in terms of application method and feasibility. Below, we will try to explain some of the hair transplant techniques used in modern clinics for you.
WHAT DOES GRAFT MEAN?
A graft refers to a piece of living tissue that is transported from one body area to another without surgically bringing its own blood supply. After it is placed in the target area, a new blood supply will grow. Hair follicles grow naturally in groups of 1 to 4 hairs known as follicular units. FUE hair transplant surgeons will aim to collect and transplant hair in their natural groups to promote uniform hair growth. The surgeon uses micro blades and fine needles to place the grafts in the target areas, consistently angling the grafts for a natural look and density.
Post haır transplant experıences
Hair transplantation is not actually a problematic operation. Usually, minor complications are observed for only a few weeks. Complications or side effects that usually last only a few weeks are typically minor.
These can include:
- Bleeding, inflammation or swelling in the area where the procedure was performed,
- Prolonged numbness or lack of feeling in the treated area,
- Infection, bruising around the eyes, crusting around the treated areas, unnatural tufts.
SUITABILITY FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Experts can recommend hair transplantation to anyone experiencing partial baldness due to male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, receding hairline, traction alopecia or head trauma. Hair transplantation can offer a permanent, natural looking solution to suitable candidates. The procedure is not recommended for those who experience widespread hair loss, spot baldness, or those with insufficient hair in the donor area. Because it is difficult to predict the long-term stability of donor hair and the extent of future hair loss, surgery is generally not recommended for anyone under the age of 25.
HAIR TRANSPLANT COMPLETION TIME
The length of the procedure varies depending on the number of hair grafts required and the size of the surgical team, but it is usually completed in 4 to 8 hours. Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the patient is fully awake and he can read, watch television, chat, eat, etc. during the operation.
Immediately after the procedure, patients can move around and continue most of their normal daily activities. The transplanted area will be swollen and tender between 3 and 5 days, but patients can return to work 2 to 3 days after hair transplantation. After the procedure, there will usually be redness and crusting for 10 to 14 days. Some patients may request hair transplantation to be performed in more than one session with a few months apart to achieve the desired result. It can be determined by the surgeon before the procedure.
EXPECTATIONS AND IMPROVEMENT AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Your scalp may be very sensitive after surgery. You may need to take pain killers for a few days. Your surgeon will make you wear a bandage on your scalp for at least a day or two. The surgeon may also prescribe an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory medication for you to take for a few days. Most people can return to work 2 to 5 days after surgery.
Transplanted hair will fall out within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, but you should start to notice a new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.
Ideally, those who have had a hair transplant will continue to grow hair in the areas of the scalp that have been transplanted. However, new hair growth can appear more or less intense, depending on whether your scalp is loose or how loose the skin on your scalp is. The density and the hair quality of the transplanted hair follicles may also affect the hair growth of the transplanted hair.