What is Hair Transplantation, How is it Done and Everything You Need to Know?
WHAT IS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AND SUCCESS RATE?
Hair transplantation, or hair transplantation, is the name of the procedure given to the areas where the person’s hair falls and begins to fall out, the hair follicles are removed from another area in the nape of the neck behind both ears and placed in the opened canals in the fallen parts. The more hair at the root of the neck of the person to be transplanted and transplanted, the higher the success rate of the procedure to be performed. Hair transplantation is actually an aesthetic operation. If the person to be transplanted is in good health, this procedure can be performed. At the same time, in addition to the patient’s own decision before these procedures, the psychological condition and motivation of the person will increase the success in hair transplantation.
METHODS USED IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Two methods are widely used in hair transplantation. If we look at the history of this process, we can say that it started with fut method. Fut is the name given to the procedure performed by removing a lock of hair area with the help of a bisturi taken from the root of the neck and separating that area into individual hair follicles with the help of a microscope. However, there would be a small seam mark left in the operation area. With the developing technology, transactions can now be performed at higher success rates and even without a seam mark. Today, hair transplantation operations can be performed with FUE and DHI method. FUE is an abbreviated version of the Follicular unit extract of English origin. It is a method performed by removing the hair follicles one by one without stitch marks. The aim is to give the person a natural hair appearance. In the operation performed with this hair transplantation method, the hair follicles in the nape of the neck are not damaged. DHI is short for Direct Hair Implant. It is the process of taking the hair follicles with a special pen Choi Pen and opening small cuts or channels to the area to be planted and planting them directly.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE THE TRANSPLANTED HAIR?
After the hair transplantation operation is finished, the new roots that will sprout in the area are of course completely proportional to the meticulousness of the operation performed and the texture of the transplanted area and therefore show sensitivity. When the average of the operations performed is taken, it is seen that the hair follicles begin to become apparent after the second month of meticulous and correct transplants and of course may vary according to other biological findings of the patient. After the fourth month, we can see that the hair follicles that sprout begin to grow gradually. That’s when we have to pay more attention to our hair than any other time. We should start the care of the hair transplantation operation from the first periods. We should use lotions to prevent irritation and shell bonding in the area and we need to care for them precisely in daily hair washing. In the operations, not only the person performing the operation, but also the person’s responsibility after the hair transplantation is completed is quite large.
After the crusting of the hair is finished, hair planted towards the end of the first month may be shed in some patients by 40% and in others by close to 80%. If the transplanted hair is shed even higher than the given percentages, it must be protected with protective lotions and cooled to a certain extent. Again, hair elongation may occur approximately six months after hair transplantation due to genetic factors.
WHERE TO DO HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Hair transplantation operations should be performed by a specialist in the field with medical assistance in absolutely clean, sterile environments. Because, like other operations large and small, hair transplantation has a risk of infection. In addition to conceiving serious diseases, the risk of different infectious diseases can be great. In amiyane terms, it may be inconvenient to perform this operation in places such as under stairs businesses, hairdressers and beauty salons. During hair transplantation, a number of agents are applied that can numb the area locally. Serious problems may arise if the dose is exceeded or underused. For this reason, we do not recommend that you do this procedure anywhere that you do not think is an expert, whose references are not sound.
Hair transplantation is actually almost the same procedure as tissue transplantation performed in plastic surgery departments. The environment to be transplanted must be as sterile as an operating environment. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that varies between 6 and 8 hours on average.
RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Hair transplantation operation, as we mentioned above, is a procedure performed in one day (may vary between 6 and 8 hours). Painkillers are recommended for the patient who undergoes the operation to spend his day comfortably and for the pain in the place where the procedure is performed. Again, anti-biotic therapy is given to minimize the risk of infection in the place where surgery is performed. After hair transplantation, the treated area of the head for several days should not be touched on the pillow. Friction should be strictly minimal, accessories such as hat berets should not be used. After the hair transplantation operation, the patient is given a day’s rest. The person can return to their daily life or work the next day. On average, three days after the operation, hair washing is carried out at the place of transplantation.
Care after planting procedures is just as important. After the third day, the given lotion is applied to the operation area and massaged to the area through our slightly light fingertips without rubbing it wherever it is. This process is carried out every day and the head is washed. After the hair transplantation process is completed, swelling may occur in the face area of many patients. This is perfectly normal, you don’t have to worry. These swellings will go down spontaneously after a while. After the first week of hair transplantation, mesotherapy or lotion treatment should be applied to strengthen the hair and hair follicles. The patient should be advised shampoos and lotions containing the least chemicals, since these chemicals can cause serious damage to the hair and hair follicles. After the hair transplantation operation, we should protect the area, not accidentally hit our head anywhere and not cause destruction. For this, we strongly request that you exercise caution.
Sports people can resume their sports about a week after the completion of the operation. Our patients who want to spend time in environments such as pools and seas can enter the pool or the sea after about a week by paying attention in the same way.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
In the article we wrote in the above section, we tried to give brief information about hair transplantation and its aftermath. In this part of our article, we will try to explain to you the issues that should be considered after planting.
We will explain all these procedures that need to be done and taken care of in days, weeks and months. In this way, we will give more useful information about which time periods and what you should pay attention to after hair transplantation. We hope it will be a big part of your memory.
Things to Consider on the First Day of Hair Transplantation
Dipçe: All explanations that we would like you to pay attention to under this heading are valid only during the first week, fyi.
If you have to return to your home, work or hotel immediately after the operation and there is a sun on the hill, wear an absolute hat! Exposure to the sun’s rays can have very troubling consequences for both your surgical area and your donor area. After a while, burns may occur in the area, and redness may occur with the effect of this burning. We advise you to be careful with violence. In all these scenarios, adjust the hat to use so that it does not bore your head. The use of soft hats will not damage this area unless it compresses the surgical site. When resting in a shadowy area, make sure you take off the hat and let your head take off.
After the successful hair transplantation operation, the use of hats should be limited only to the day of transplantation, as we mentioned. It is worth repeating, if there is no sun exposure, the hat should not be used with certainty. It will be useful not to wear a hat from October until months later. This means that from the hair transplantation process, you will not use a hat for about two months.
Do Not Use Any Medication Other Than Painkillers And Antibiotics Given by Your Doctor!
Local anesthesia, which is applied or injected to numb the area during the operation, does not cause you any pain or burning sensations for a period of time. But the effect of this drug begins to gradually lose its effect during the day or into the night. This means that you will feel the pain of the wounds on your head. The way to minimize the pain you experience in such cases is the medications given to you by the hair transplant specialist and recommended for how long you should use. Therefore, do not use any drugs other than the medicines given to you.
Don’t Get Hit in the Head
There is nothing more damaging to the operation than the blows to the head after the hair transplantation operation. In fact, after a successful hair transplantation surgery, the first response to these people who blame the hair transplantation center for not growing hair is “after hair transplantation, it is hiton the head…”
You don’t get full anesthesia during the operation, so you don’t get put to sleep. Your consciousness is in your place. However, despite all this, after the end of the operation, your body may become weak in response to these procedures and you may have a severe state of dizziness. We should be aware of this and especially after planting we recommend going home with a support. Unfortunately, many of those who have hair transplants get hit in the head while getting in their cars or at home on the first day. Please pay attention…
Beware of First Night’s Sleep After Hair Transplantation!
A mistake you make during sleep may cause the transplanted hair not to hold and therefore to reverse a successful operation. During the operation, the attached hair follicles are placed in channels larger than the size of itself. For this reason, even the slightest contact can cause the roots to dislodge.
It will be healthier to spend the night after the operation in a chair or sofa. In the same way, our advice to patients who want to sleep in their bed is that their pillows are soft and that they do not sleep on the area where the operation was performed.
Patients who have their head transplanted only in the front area should sleep with their face facing the ceiling. But on the contrary, patients who have both the front and back transplanted, it would indeed be wiser to spend the first night in a seat, at least without sleeping, even if they are asleep.
Your sleep may be light, you may also think that you will not turn your head when you sleep at night. However, it should be noted that this operation lasts about eight hours and you may be going on a long journey after this operation. Accordingly, you may become sleepy and too tired to even feel your head rubbed against the pillow. He’s telling us.
After the operation, a bandaged cloth will be placed in this area. This cloth can smear blood on the pillow or seat where you put your neck or head. Therefore, it is in your best use to cover it with a blood-resistant cloth.
Hair Should Never Come Into Contact With Water After Hair Transplantation
One of the most important considerations as a result of hair transplantation operation is the protection of hair from water. The act of hair washing is never carried out on the first day anyway, the hair is cleaned or washed with lotion. Apart from this, when washing the face, even a few drops of water to the operation site can greatly damage your hair. Do not wash your forehead area when washing faces. You need to go out and if it’s raining outside, always go out with a soft, non-squeezing hat or umbrella.
Stay Away From Smoking Strictly
Smoking is one of the body’s greatest enemies in this operation, as everywhere else. Smoking greatly slows down the blood flow in our bodily functions. During hair transplantation you will already lose some blood, remember that they get the most basic source of nutrients of transplanted hair through blood. With the feature, cigarettes you smoke on the first day are not recommended or even opposed by physicians on the grounds that they will slow the blood reach the hair follicles. If you’re addictive, at least push yourself to minimize it.
Do Not Consume Alcoholic Beverages!
Harmful substances found in alcoholic beverages spread throughout the whole body very quickly through the blood. For hair follicles that have just been planted fresh and have yet to be replaced, these harmful substances can have bad consequences. Our advice to you is not to consume alcoholic beverages for at least ten days or even until the second week.
Avoid Sexual Intercourse for a Few Days
After the hair transplantation operation, you should avoid sexual relations for the first few days. The effort and energy you put into the relationship can tire you out and damage your hair bottom and roots.
Do Your Best not to Sweat
One of the most important things to consider after this operation is that you should definitely not sweat, especially if you have had a hair transplant in the summer and the weather is also hot. Sweating of your head area can cause blood, which is a clot in the area where the hair follicles are placed, to chirp and the bottoms of the hair to dislodge. For this reason, observe cool weather after the operation is over and avoid activities that may make you sweat on the first day.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR AFTER THE THIRD DAY AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
How should the first washing be after hair transplantation?
We tried to help with what to do and what not to do on the day of hair transplantation and the day after the operation. One of the most important points to consider after hair transplantation is undoubtedly that the first wash has an important place.
Although the first washing after hair transplantation is usually done on the third day, there may be some who rarely prefer to do it on the second day. After the days following the hair transplantation, you act according to the request of the person performing the operation and go to the hair transplantation center to have your hair washed. The first action will be to remove the bandage wrapped around your head. The bandage will stick to the area as it comes into contact with the blood during the operation, which may cause you some pain. After the removal of the bandage, the hair washing process is proceeded. A special cream is applied both to the area where the hair is planted and to your neck area. The purpose of applying this cream is necessary to soften the dried blood in the upper part of your head and to carry out hair washing in a healthy way. The absorption of the cream in the applied area and the softening of the hair varies between twenty and thirty minutes on average. After the softening process is completed, you are taken to the hair washing unit. The first wash is carried out with neither hot nor cold, slightly warm water and a natural shampoo.
At the first wash, the foaming and rinsing process should be carried out quite precisely. After the washing process is finished, drying should be done with the help of a soft towel. Towels are pressed and lifted as if they were slightly buffering the operation area. In this way, you will have a smooth washing process.
Can I Travel After Hair Transplantation?
Of course, it is ok to travel after hair transplantation. But provided you’re careful. Most patients who come to have hair transplantation have to go home on the same day because they prefer us from out of town. During these journeys, many people prefer bus or air travel. However, the patient should be very careful during long-term journeys. You must protect your hair during your journey. Relax your neck area with a pillow, these inflatable pillows will prevent you from rubbing your head anywhere. If possible, we advise you not to sleep during this journey. Because during sleep, you can hit your head on the glass or something and get hit. With all these situations in mind, we recommend that you complete your journey not by sleeping, but by watching outside.
Waive Almost All Sports for a Few Days
We know that it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get out of a gruelling surgery like hair transplantation and do any sport in a few days. But let’s face it, if you think about such a situation, please remember this article and stop playing sports. Spend your first three days just resting. Do not resort to any strenuous action other than this action. This both jeopardizes the operation and delays the healing process.
Do Not Use Aspirin or Any Blood Thinners
It is worth repeating, do not introduce any drugs except the drugs given by your hair transplant specialist. If there are medications that you have to use all the time, be sure to say this in consultation with your doctor.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR DURING THE FIRST WEEK AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
With priority, it’s worth remembering that. All the above information is actually measures that should be implemented during the first seven days. However, let’s continue to give brief advice on what to do and what not to do in the seven days after hair transplantation so that you do not make any mistakes.
Haircuts should not be done with certainty.
Hair should not be dyed.
Sexual intercourse should be avoided.
Healthy and beneficial foods should be consumed. This also directly affects the healing process.
Alcoholic beverages and smoking should be avoided.
The head and operation area should be protected from possible impacts.
The hair is washed after a while and the blow dryer should never be used for drying.
Instead of chemical soaps and shampoos, natural soaps and shampoos recommended by your hair transplant specialist should be used.
Heavy loads should not be removed.
Foods with high blood-forming properties and healthy foods should be consumed.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE FIRST MONTH AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
The bans, which are given about a month after hair transplantation, gradually begin to be lifted. It is still advisable not to continue some harmful habits mentioned above. It is obvious that these harmful habits will cause damage to our body as before. However, there is not much research to suggest that it affects much after the first month, we would like to remind you. So, what are the things we need to do after the first month has passed?
Shock SpillAge Process
One of the most important components of the process after hair transplantation is an event called shock loss. Shock loss is an expected step in this process and occurs in almost many patients, there is no cause for alarm. It usually occurs in the second and fourth weeks after planting. However, it is observed that it also occurs in longer times.
Shock loss is the case of hair redoring after transplantation. But it is worth repeating, there is no need to be afraid. This shedding is not permanent. Even if the upper areas of your hair fall out, the roots will still stand alive at the bottom. They sprout again after a temporary sleep phase.
Please do not get scared and interfere with your hair during these spills. As we have said, this incident is to be expected and you should not cause concern. Do not use any chemical shampoo, cream, lotion, serum, etc. for premature hair appearance! After the shock loss, you can patiently wait for your new hair to come out.
Acne and Acne?
Acne may occur in this area due to both the operation effect and a fatty body. While it is obvious that we will not physically affect any pimples that occur in our body, never, ever touch them after such an operation. And don’t try to blow them up. If you think it will be a big problem for you, contact your specialist who performs your hair transplantation operation. Although this is not possible, show the nearest skin to your doctor and get comfortable after the examination.
Itching on the Scalp
In the first month after hair transplantation, you can witness the itching that really bothers you and sometimes unbearable itches. The water process is also one of the big steps of hair transplantation. Many patients also experience this uncomfortable situation. Most people who scratch their hair say that their hair came into their hands after the scratching process. That’s why you must endure this pain and protect this area from irritation. If you scratch, do not scratch your fingernails back and forth. You can have two or three strands of hair between your fingernails, which can upset you. After all, you know the cost of a single hair follicles. Every hair follicle should be valuable to you. Take care of them.
Redness in the Scalp
One of the situations that bothers people with more is undoubtedly rashes on the scalp. Although this disturbing condition does not appear after three and four weeks in some patients, it may last for months in some patients. Usually in cases where the scalp is exposed to the sun’s rays, the passing of redness may prolong this period. With the use of hats and umbrellas, you can minimize this redness by not being exposed to the sun’s rays.
If the rash has not passed for a long time, be sure to consult your specialist. We regret to remind you that this rash can sometimes last for months…
Shampoo Use After Hair Transplantation
One of the most common questions after the transplantation process is the use of shampoo. We would like to remind you that there is no shampoo, soap or chemical soap that removes hair, which allows the hair to grow quickly after hair transplantation. Therefore, protect yourself from these situations that may abuse your good intentions.
Shampoo, which should be used after hair transplantation, should be natural and completely herbal in a solid form. We do not need to name the brand, but there are many herbal products that are sold at reasonable prices. Do not worry that I should find a special shampoo of my own after hair transplantation, it will be enough for you to stay away from every non-chemical shampoo after this procedure.
Massage After Hair Transplantation Operation
After the hair transplantation process, one of the most important elements that will allow the hair follicles and bottoms to be fed and strengthened is to have hair massage. After the shock shedding effect we mentioned has occurred, a light massage to the operation area causes the blood in the body to flow rapidly. Thus, the hair follicles reach the blood they need for their development faster. As a result, you can say hello to healthier and more vibrant hair.
You can also do the hair massage yourself. And you don’t have to take extra time. While you are sitting at home watching your TV, you can do this massage in any space. We can even say that it can be of great benefit to you if you make a habit of it.
An important consideration after the operation is appropriate and timely haircuts. Two or three weeks after the hair transplantation process is completed, you can shave if the operation area is not interfered with. In the process, it is better to use scissors. Since your hair has not yet fully clung to it, the hair should never be shaved for the first weeks! However, after the shock shedding effect has occurred and the hair begins to grow gradually, the scraping process can be performed. This will be valid from the third month on average.
AFTER THE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION OPERATION, WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW AND WHAT SHOULD I PAY ATTENTION TO?
After a successful operation, after about six months, the hair completely grows out and grows some longer. But it is worth remembering that the time needed for hair to complete its development is on average twelve months. If you follow the information described above and follow all the recommendations, you will already have healthy hair.
After all these stages, you can resume your life as before. However, there are still some situations and recommendations to look out for. We will now examine what hair care should be like.
What should be considered in hair care after hair transplantation operation?
It is of great benefit to wash your hair not every day, but every two or three days.
Use shampoo that best suits your hair and skin structure. (dry hair, oily hair, normal hair, etc.)
After rubbing your shampoo on your hair, massage your fingertips and bottoms of your hair to act on the scalp and rinse your hair thoroughly after this procedure.
Nourish your hair with natural and herbal masks.
Instead of heavy and unhealthy foods, take care of the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Use natural and herbal shampoos instead of chemically extracted shampoos with precision.
It is advisable not to use materials such as hair styling jelly, biryantin,spray. If you have used it, be sure to wash it for the night.
Dry your hair with a towel if possible. Avoid excessive blow dryer use.
Drink and consume plenty of water so that your hair can maintain its own moisture and for your health.
You can now get into the habit of working out.
Massage your hair at almost every opportunity you find.
If you are dyeing your hair, please avoid chemical dyes and dye them with herbal and natural dyes
Finally, we would like to remind you that there are unfortunately no definitive findings and conclusions that hair removal helps to make hair grow louder or to revive hair follicles. So enjoy them!
If you have questions, there is no doubt that we will answer them with satisfaction. Thanks.