Hair transplantation is the operation of transferring strong and healthy roots from the donor region to the areas where there’s few or no strands. Donor regions are the nape and sides of the head. “Fue” or “fut” methods are applied during the transplantation. The difference between the two is the taking method of the roots. Fue became the most accepted technique in recent years. It’s possible to transfer 3500-5000 strands in a single day. Fue is an expensive technique, being a troublesome method, transferring the strands one by one.
No scars are left on the nape in fue. On the fore head, as the existing line skips back for about 2 centimeters, the doctor and patient should decide together on determining a new line. A natural and homogeny look can be obtained by zigzag transplantation method. Fue can be applied 3-4 times. After the first operation, dressing will be made at day 3 and washing at day 4. During the first week, there are scabs. The strands break after the first month and new ones come up growing after the third month. The entire evolution is completed in 1,5 years’ time. A new operation can be made if the doctor recommends. There’s the same procedure in beard and eye-brow transplantation. Cutting with clippers is done in eye-brows as the strands grow. Strands used from other parts of the body are also possible; however, its life will be short. They will shed easily after 1,5-2 years.
Direct Hair Implantation Technique (DHI)
Probably you were waiting for such an easy hair transplantation technique for years. DHI is the best technique that eliminates the lancet use, leaving no scar behind and feeling no pain. The application is being finished at one sitting ,and new hair continues to grow in its new life. The aim of this new and advanced technique is to reduce the time during the transplantation of the roots and to put them in their new places immediately, letting the strands continue their vitality and growth.
DHI does not contain any sign of fue, strip, injury, drilling or holes. It’s simple and easy; an advanced medical application with 100 percent natural results. It requires minimum medicine treatment after as it’s applied very quickly and without pain.
– Applied by 0,7-0,85 diameter implants leaving no scars behind and providing a faster healing. Transplanting the roots without any time interval prevents them from damages, stops local bleeding and prevents injury.
– It’s more superficial.
– Creates no wounds.
– Significantly avoids bleeding.
– There’s almost no risk of infections as the hair roots are taken and replaced immediately.
– No injuries or wounds after the operation.
– No microscope is needed as the hair roots are taken under a cold light source that eliminates the heat.
– No need to deposit the roots in any other containers so that the time period for the roots to stay alive increases.
– It’s the least tiring operation for the patient as being applied in a sitting position.
– Drying of grafts is being avoided as the separation time from the skin is minimized.
– It needs less time for healing after a small amount of anesthesia.
– The hair starts growing immediately as the follicles are transplanted in the anagen phase.
All negative factors are eliminated in this technique. The minimal feature of this new technique is an important factor that reduces the hair damage. Consequently, the time period for the strands to stay vital without loss is increased. Because hours required taking the roots one by one and transferring them into their new positions is reduced to just seconds.
Ones Having Less Hair
It’s not common that the scalp looses its entire hair.The hair of men usually thins from the crown and forehead. A circle region with hair lasts on back of the hair and nape. Such shedding cases are available for hair transplantation.
Frequent wavy and curly hair provides a massive thick look. Transplantation of such strands provide a better camouflage.
Skin and Hair Color
The more similar the colors of the skin and hair, the more successful it is to covering the scalp. For example, when blonde hair is transplanted in a light skinned person, the skin successfully covers the signs of the operation. More apparent signs are usually left in brunette people.
Laser Instead of Surgery
Special surgery instruments are used to create holes or cuts in hair transplantation operations. Some doctors prefer using laser instead of lancets. Finally it’s also an operation, and time is needed for healing.
Hair transplantation can be done in all ages. Although it’s not a complicated process, the operation is made only in hospitals. Transplantation cannot be performed in patients having diabetes, renal disorders requiring dialysis or hard cardiovascular disorders.There are no restriction except these cases.
What are the Points to be Careful after Hair Transplantation Operation?
– If there’s feeling of itching at the operation area, you should use the spray recommended to you in the recommended way.
– You shouldn’t have sexual activity during the first week after the operation.
– You should protect the operation area from hits and strikes during the first week after the operation. You shouldn’t scratch this area.
– You have to sleep on flat position during the first week after the operation. You shouldn’t touch the operation area on the pillow.
– You should beware avoid heavy exercise, swimming, visiting spa and staying under sun for long time during the first month after the operation.
You may have difficulties in sleeping because of anxieties remembered from the operation night. The point to be careful is to lie down in a flat position protecting the operation area from touches without having stress. It’s better to sleep with a friend or relative to control and prevent the unwanted movements when sleeping on the first night. Patients usually sleep well after the first washing. You can turn back to your usual sleeping habits after the first week.
First washing is made by the specialist at the center that the operation was made in the first appointment day after the operation. You should wash your hair using warm water with the recommended shampoo at home in first two weeks. Be careful in drying your hair as instructed. You should use appropriate hats when going out after washing. You can turn back to your usual shower habits after 15 days. However, shampooing more than once is not recommended.
Is Shedding Just After the Hair Transplantation Normal?
The transplanted hair starts to shed following the first month of the operation. It’s not a situation to be afraid of. Hair will restart growing after this period, and the real growth process will start. The hair growth will become apparent in the third month. Most of the hair will be grown in sixth months; in eighth month, the hair will be in desired shape. If you want your hair to grow faster and healthier after this process, you may prefer having hair mesotherapy or PRP operations.
Prosthesis does not require surgery. That’s the reason for its being a preference. It’s possible to have such beautiful hair with a single session with this method. Hair prosthesis is not a wig; it’s just like natural hair. There is no difference from person’s own hair in terms of both look and usage. You can have shower, comb your hair and even swim with your prosthesis.
The related region should be examined at first. Possible bald areas should also be considered. A mold of the hair is made and samples from the hair are taken. These are sent abroad to the prosthesis centers. An artificial skin permeable of air and water is prepared. Hair strands obtained from hair banks are implanted one by one on this artificial skin due to the directions. The prepared prosthesis is put on the patient’s head inside special rooms with an operation lasting about 2 hours. Special gums or micro tubes are used to fix the prosthesis on the scalp. The happy ending ceremony is the haircut with desired model. The real scalp and hair roots continue to respire and don’t lose their vitality as the prosthesis is penetrated by air and water.