What is Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a natural and permanent solution to the problem of thinning and baldness in people who have hair loss or hair loss. Hair transplantation is called hair transplantation by microsurgery methods in areas where hair follicles are no longer active and hairlessness occurs. In the area that is shed in hair transplantation, the patient’s own healthy hair is added.
Hair transplantation is planned and applied completely individually. With hair transplantation operation, the hair follicles of the patient, which are usually resistant to loss in the nape area, are collected and planted in the channels opened in the diluted or completely shed parts. The goal is to make sure that you it is to give a permanent hairy appearance, with a naturalness that will not be obvious that transplantation is carried out in the head area. Hair transplantation is actually a small surgical operation. Therefore, it is the safest way to be done in a hospital environment by specialist and experienced doctors and team. With the application of hair transplantation, the person is permanently given as if his own hair had never been shed. Our aim in hair transplantation; to restore the appearance of natural hair comfortably with modern medical applications.
Who is Hair Transplantation Performed?
Today, almost 50 percent of men over the age of 50 face hair loss. Therefore, hair transplantation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery for men. Hair loss is not unique to men. Many women may also experience hair loss or sparseness.
Why Does Hair Loss Happen?
One of the most important causes of hair loss is genetic coding; however, advancing age can also occur after traumatic injuries or as a result of various medical conditions. After being diagnosed with doctor’s control, hair transplantation is successfully applied to all people who have sufficient hair follicles in the donor field.
The transplantation method can be successfully applied not only in the scalp, but also in all areas of the body that have hair, such as eyebrows, mustaches or beards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The transplanted hair is shed within a few weeks of transplantation; however, this is normal. Because the hair that has fallen out will come out again after 3-4 months. After this temporary shedding is corrected, the transplanted hair follicles retain their character and do not fall out. However, the original hair in the same area may continue to fall out over time and a new hair transplantation may be planned in the future due to reduced hair density. Hair loss after surgery may continue to be progressive. Especially if an unnatural appearance occurs in the new hairline area, a plus surgical intervention may be required in the future.
Like any medical intervention, hair transplantation can carry some risks if not performed under favorable conditions. However, complications are very rare if hair transplantation is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in a hospital setting. Hair transplantation is a long-lasting application and several transplants may be required in a period of 1-2 years, depending on the degree of baldness. Although it is very rare, complications such as desired infection and pronounced scarring can be seen. Pain, discomfort, some bruising and swelling can be observed, which can be controlled with painkillers after the operation. In the areas where hair is removed and planted, numbness may occur, which resolves spontaneously within 2-3 months.
The hairline is a personalized anatomical line. It is determined according to the natural hair boundary from the area where the forehead tissue ends and the hair tissue begins. The most important point in hair transplantation is to pay attention to the forehead muscle. The hairline can be adjusted as desired without landing on the forehead muscle and damaging the mimic muscles. In people with wide foreheads or very empty hair, the hairline can be changed without touching the forehead line. The patient’s face type, hairstyle, the way their previous hair was shed and the forehead muscle can be made according to the condition of the hairless skin. If the patient has made a request about a hair type that is not suitable for him, medical requirements, anatomical structure of his face and possible consequences are informed and the most appropriate front line and hairstyle are determined.