What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is a process of restoring the hair that is lost as a result of genetic or hormonal conditions, drug usage, or an accident. In this process, the basic principle is to restore the hair while preserving the natural and aesthetic look of the hair.
Hair transplantation is a risk-free and minimally painful aesthetic treatment as compared to others. That is because in this process there is no cutting, which results in no scar. In hair transplantation, the hairs, or in other words grafts, are gathered from other parts of one’s body, preferably from back of the neck or chest.
Hair Transplantation Methods
There are two main methods of hair transplantation: FUT and FUE. In FUT (Folicular Unit Transplantation), a group of hair is extracted from the back of the neck and transferred into the transplantation area. However, with this method, there can be a scar left behind and one may not be content with the look. As a result of this, the FUT method is no longer being used, and instead FUE is widely accepted as the main method of hair transplantation.
FUE (Folicular Unit Extraction) is the mostmodern method of hair transplantation. It leaves no scars and it’s painless.
In this method, the transplantation area is determined first. For the transplantation process, hairs in the back of the neck and back of the ears are extracted, since hairs in these areas are far more resistant to hair shedding.
In the extraction process, hair follicles called grafts are extracted with the help of 0.7-0.9 micron motors. These grafts are categorized and numbered after extraction. They will be stored in a special solution until the process of transplantation occurs.
Next, the transplantation area will be canalized. The most important thing in this process is to keep track of the rotation of the transplantation canals, which are very important for ensuring the natural look of the hair. Then, the transplantation process begins.
How is the anesthesia process?
In the FUE method, local anesthesia is used. One is awake and can discuss with the doctor any concerns they have about the process freely during the treatment.
Is there any pain or discomfort?
During the operation, there will be none. One will only feel the brief pain of the injection of anesthesia.
After the hair transplantation
The bandaging, which is put in place after the process, can be removed after 24 hours. The hair cannot be washed for three days. After the transplantation, red marks and scabs will appear in the transplant area, but this is totally normal. The scabs will end after one week.
Will there be a scar after the hair transplant?
No. Since the canals for the transplantation are minuscule, there will be no scars after the hair transplantation. Also, there will be no scarring or thinness in the extraction areas, which are back of the neck and ears.
What should I pay attention to after the hair transplantation?
After the procedure, sensitive hair and skin should be carefully protected. One should avoid direct exposure to the sun and should use a hat if necessary.
Also, it is important to avoid the sea and pools. One can get back to work after 1 or 2 days. Dependent on the person, you will get results in roughly 3 months and the process will be completed within 6 to 12 months. After the hair transplantation, one can have permanent and combable natural hair.