People pay attention to the beauty of their images throughout their lives, and hair is the most prominent of them. People who care about hair care every day try to make them look beautiful. However, hair loss occurs due to natural causes, stress and distress. There are many different methods to deal with this problem, but the most precise method is hair transplantation.
There are basic principles in all methods of hair transplantation operations. These principles are:
- 1. Local anesthesia and collection of hair follicles
- 2. Opening Channels
- 3. Cultivation of roots
Stage 1 Local anesthesia and collection of hair follicles
After determination of the areas where hair follicles will be taken and transplanted, the donor area is anesthetized by micro-needles or special creams. After about 5 to 10 minutes of anesthesia, the hair follicles are taken individually from the donor area with FUE micro motors in single, bilateral or multiple groups together with the tissues. Hair roots are counted and ready for planting in special solutions. This stage lasts between 1 and 3 hours.
Stage 2 – Opening of the required channels for the sowing process
The materials to be used in FUE hair transplantation are determined by the thickness, number and length of hair follicles taken from the donor area. The channels for the hair roots are opened in the area where the transplantation takes place. This stage lasts from 45 to 90 minutes on average.
Stage 3 Root planting
Hair follicles taken from the donor area are selected from the solutions and transported to the channels in the area where the transplantation will be performed. After completion of this procedure, the patient undergoes PRP (a process that nourishes the skin and plays an important role in wound healing). This phase is completed in 2 – 3 hours. After the operation, in order to prevent infection in the applied area and to facilitate the healing of wounds, the next day, the dressing area is dressed and closed.
How to do hair transplantation?
With the advancement of technology, hair transplantation is now easier and more effective than ever. Previously known as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), the method in which the hair follicles were taken in clusters by surgical cutting of the skin is no longer preferred because of the fact that they are laborious and leave permanent marks on the patients. Today, the gold standard for hair transplantation is known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). In this method, which is also preferred by Istanbul Hairline, hair roots are taken from the donor region one by one and transplanted with the help of special devices.
FUE technique is the newest technique used today in Hair Transplantation. The donor hair is removed within a few hours by the help of a micro-motor from the back of the head, that is to say from the neck and sides, and is transplanted into the initial free and balding areas. Thus, the golf courses in the temple area can be refilled and advanced hair loss can be solved. In the following article, you can reach the advantages and disadvantages of FUE method compared to other methods in Hair Transplantation.
Fundamentals of Hair Transplantation
- Persons between 20 and 60 years of age may have hair.
- The operation will be enough for a 3-day period before and after the operation.
- Operation time is approximately 6 – 8 hours depending on the amount of root needed.
- Operation in a fully equipped hospital setting is necessary for immediate intervention in a possible complication.
- The operation is carried out with a doctor and at least 3 medical personnel who are experts in their field.
- The exact results take between 6 months and 18 months. In other words, hair can continue to grow up to 18 months from the day of operation.