HAIR TRANSPLANTS

HAIR TRANSPLANTS

Hair loss is a common cosmetic problem for both men and women. Loss of 50 – 100 hair strands per day is normal, but in case of more loss, a specialist should be consulted. Hair loss can be scaled down or prevented owing to the treatments such as hair laser, PRP, etc. but in case of intense loss, hair transplantation can offer a permanent solution. If you are interested in learning how hair implant is done and the details afterwards, you can find the answers to your questions in our content.

What is Hair Transplantation (Implant)?

Hair transplantation is a procedure involving plastic surgery performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the spots suffering hair loss, by planting the hair follicles, taken from the scalp of the person, in the spots with hair loss. This process is performed by placing individual hair follicles one by one and can give results with a natural look. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetics and likely to take several hours. Your doctor will evaluate your personal situation and expectations to determine the most appropriate technique and treatment for you.

When to Implement?

Hair transplantation can be done on those individuals who suffer hair loss and have sufficient hair follicles on his/her scalp. Hair loss can be triggered by numerous factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, burns, diseases and stress, etc.
Medically, it can be applied in situations such as androgenetic alopecia (male type hair loss), traumatic hair loss, hair loss caused by physical damage, and hereditary hair loss. For this condition requiring a surgical procedure, your doctor should evaluate your personal situation and expectations. If the cause of your hair loss is a disease or hormonal change, these conditions should initially be treated to proceed further in the most appropriate time for the necessary operation.

What are Required for the Treatment?

The problem of hair loss comes first among other conditions requiring hair implant. This procedure is the first-line intervention that comes to mind in persons having hair loss problems. On the other hand, it should be checked if there is any sign of spots lacking sufficient amount of hair follicles. It is performed to fill up the areas with hair follicles missing on the scalp.
Another requirement for the procedure is the suitability of the general health condition. A healthy general condition is required for transplantation, and some diseases (such as thrombophlebitis) may not be permit the transplantation. Lastly, realistic expectations are also important. Although the transplantation process does not completely prevent hair loss, it may well reduce the hair loss in some extent and improve the appearance in aesthetical terms. People should have realistic post-surgery expectations.

What are the Pro of Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation offers quite many aesthetic and psychological advantages for people with hair loss problems. The main benefits of transplantation can be outlined as follows:
These advantages may vary depending on the conditions and expectations of the people that will get a hair implant. You can contact DFC Health specialists from hair transplantation center for more information about this practice and your suitability for transplant.

Which Methods are Used in Hair Implant?

Today, there are a number of hair transplantation methods for those who want to have strong and thick hair. The first one of these methods is FUE method which is applied by removing a great number of hair follicles one by one and planting them to another area. The FUE method is preferred in order to prevent exposed spots and formation of scars over the area of transplantation.
The second method is known as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) in which a thin strip of skin is removed from the area of hair loss and then hair follicles are planted on this strip. This method is preferred in cases where there are abundant hair follicles.
Lastly, DHI method can be another preference. DHI method is a method used to plant the hair follicles to be added directly to the target area. This method is preferred to prevent exposed spots and formation of scars over the area of transplantation. These methods may vary according to the conditions and expectations of the people that will get a hair implant.
DHI or FUE offer different advantages in transplant treatment. The most appropriate method may vary depending on the person’s expectations and situation. In this context, it can be preferred based on certain conditions. For example, the appearance of the implant site is important. FUE method is preferred in order to prevent the formation of exposed areas in the transplant site. The DHI method may be preferred as it causes less exposure around the transplant area. The length of the transplant site is also important in determining the best method. FUE method requires a shorter transplant site, while the DHI method requires a longer transplant site.
The number of hair follicles in the transplant area also enables you to decide on the choice. FUE method is preferred for the transplantation of fewer hair follicles. In contrast, more hair follicles are used during DHI method . For some people, the processing time may also be another criterion. While FUE method requires a longer processing time, DHI method takes a shorter processing time.

How is Post-Treatment Care Performed?

Post-treatment care helps to improve both the results of hair transplantation and the growth of healthier and stronger hair follicles. First of all, it is important to keep the transplant area clean. It helps prevent infection or other problems in the wake of the transplantation. The transplant site should be cleaned daily or treated as instructed your doctor. In addition, the bandages around the transplantation area ensure protection and help healing the transplantation area. In some cases, aspirin may be recommended. Aspirin can be used to prevent blood clotting and relieve pain after the transplantation.
Post-op care procedure is important, also. The conditions such as that your hair is exposed to water or sunlight for a long time, and use of hair dryer can cause damage to hair follicles. Therefore, you need to follow your doctor’s recommendations for hair care.

How is Post-Treatment Care Performed?

The treatment for hair transplantation is usually done successfully. Therefore, side effects or complications are rarely seen. However, side effects or complications may occur after the transplantation, like in any other surgical procedures. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms. After the transplantation, the pain occurring around the transplant area usually goes away within 2-3 days, and painkillers can be used for relief.
Like in any surgical procedure, transplantation may cause infection. Infection usually occurs if you fail to pay attention to the hygiene and follow the correct use of bandages. For this reason, it is necessary to follow the instructions as requested. Redness or bruising may also occur around the area of transplantion. This usually goes away within 1-2 weeks.
After the transplantation process, some of the transplanted hair may be lost. However, these hair will be replaced with new growing hair, eventually and the results of hair implant are permanent. But, transplanted hair may not look smooth and natural for a couple of months following the hair transplantation. This condition will improve along with the growth of natural hair overtime. These side effects and complications are usually temporary and can be prevented by proper post-op care and following your doctor’s recommendations. If you wish to have a smooth and hassle-free process that will satisfy your expectations, feel free to contact DFC Health, which employs the best specialists in hair transplant in Turkey.

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