A brief overview on the hair transplantation
Hair loss or alopecia is a common problem that affects both men and women and can be caused by stress, illness, certain medical treatments or genes. While some of these factors are temporary or can be reversed, many patients suffer from permanent hair loss.
This may trigger some personal issues. In those cases a hair transplantation can help both men and women who suffer from baldness or thinning hair.
What makes you a good candidate for a hair surgery ?
- your hair has thinned
- you have uncovered areas of hair
- the hairline is withdrawing
- hair loss is permanent and can not be treated by other methods
What do you need to know about hair transplantation ?
The methods of hair replacement or transplant depend on the area where the hair falls or is thinned and the desired final appearance. In all cases, hair follicles are taken from an area of the body and moved to the area where they are missing.
Most times, the surgeon will use local anaesthesia for both the donor and receiver area. There are a few cases in which sedation or general anaesthesia is also called. The donor area will be surgically removed and the incision will be hidden from the existing hair.
The surgeon will divide the scalp patch taken in hundreds or even thousands of tiny segments, each containing one or more hair. These scalp pieces will then be transplanted into the areas where the hair is missing or where it gets scared. A less common procedure involves transferring a scalp strip containing hundreds of hair follicles to the area where it is missing.
A general feature of hair transplantation is that maintaining the integrity of the scalp and minimizing trauma during this process is a fine work that lasts between two and eight hours, depending on how much hair is transplanted or transferred.
How does a hair transplantation procedure work ?
The type of your hair and the area where it lacks influence the choice of the donor area and the volume of hair that is needed.
Taking a strip with the FUT method
The sampling method consists of extracting a hair scalp, generally from the occipital area, which is divided into smaller groups that will be implanted in the affected areas. There is no risk of a visible scar because the area where the scalp is removed will be covered by the newly grown and proximal hair.
The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation
Small groups of hair grafts are taken from the entire head and implanted in the desired areas. Since those come from a donor area on the back of the scalp, the more recent FUE technique has several advantages :
- the bleeding is minimal;
- no suture are needed;
- no postoperative discomfort is felt;
Hair Transplant of scalp flaps
Remove a hairless scalp section and replace it with a piece of hair-bearing skin. This procedure is used to cover a considerable area of baldness and to create a normal hair growth band. If the skin is intact, the hair grows immediately and does not last for months until signs of development.
In some cases, an alternative or additional hair transplantation solution is used. The procedure involves removing a section of the ballet and pulling the hairline forward to fill the uncovered point. The technique is repeated one or more times later, with the purpose of reconstructing the area of cavities. If more hair is needed, a hair transplant operation may be used.
How will incisions and scars look like ?
The aesthetic surgeon’s efforts are to carefully analyse where to take healthy hair follicles so that the scar remains unclear. Taking a scalp strip will leave a linear scar in the occipital area. Otherwise, you can choose from multiple areas where skin grafts and scars have been extracted as a pen point; they can be easily hidden from hair. If after hair transplantation and scalp reduction happens to lose hair, scars will be visible.
Do you have more questions or are you suffering from hair loss issues ? Then feel free to to contact our friendly team that will answer all your queries.
Furthermore they can also offer a free and non binding hair analysis. So don’t hesitate if you want to benefit from Dr. Balwi and Elithairtransplant’s expertise for a successful and affordable hair transplant in Turkey !