Our hair is not only protecting our head, but also the symbol of our beauty. It is usual for one hundred pieces of hair to be shed a day. However, when this number is exceeded, the amount of hair decreases. This situation is more common in men than in women. In women, shedding may occur due to menopause and stress. Hair shedding in men first starts at the top of the head. The shedding passes to the front and joins in the middle. There is no hair loss on the side and back.
Stress, cancer disease, menopause, and genetic causes lead to hair loss. Hair transplantation methods (FUT and FUE) are applied in the same way for women and men. This method can be applied to young and old alike. This method has no severe side effects. Conditions such as swelling, itching, or bleeding are normal.
Investigation of Shedded Parts
At this stage, the shedded part of the hair is examined. Condition of hair follicles and hair quantity is examined at this stage. The treatment program is determined at the end of the examination. Transplantation can be challenging in people who have problems with hair follicles.
The structural properties of the hair and the root conditions are essential for the success of the operation. The shape of the hair in the nape section remains the same after transplantation. So if your hair in the nape is curly, the curly hair grows in the transplantation areas. The color and structure of hair in the neck section also maintains its characteristics in the transplanted area.
Which Methods are Preferred in Hair Transplantation
The FUE method is the most popular method in this category. In this method, the hair follicles (grafts) are harvested one by one. The roots are taken serially with manual push and micro-motor methods. These roots harvested are transplanted in the shedded parts.
The duration of transplanting varies according to the number of grafts. Hair roots are harvested with a unique device. In the FUT method, the hairy part in the nape section is harvested together with the skin. This part taken with the skin is placed in the non-haired part. The FUT method is not popular compared to the FUE method.
Measures To Be Taken Pre-operatively
In this category, first, a blood test is performed. Special methods are preferred for those with serious problems such as hepatitis B. Patients with a blood disease that interferes with the procedure should disclose this at the first stage. The structure of the skin where the hair is transplanted is also essential. Skin diseases, scars of accidents, and similar conditions are examined in the first stage.
Patients should not use blood thinner pills prior to transplantation. Also, blood thinners such as lemon, dairy products, and cherry juice should not be consumed. Turtleneck sweater type of clothes should not be worn. Button-up shirts should be worn. Turtleneck sweaters might get attached to the transplanted hair when taking them off. This situation causes bleeding. Therefore, clothing with a wide neck area or shirt-style clothing should be worn.
Since the operation lasts a long time, the patient should choose comfortable clothes. No sedative drugs should be used. Drugs used continuously should be indicated before the examination. Cardiac medication should be interrupted for two days.
Patients should come to the clinic rested. They must not eat sausage, bacon, and any food containing garlic. They cause foul breath. No cosmetics should be worn on the hair. The hair should be washed. These measures should be taken since the operation will last long. Transplantation of 2-3 thousand hairs lasts about 6 hours. This time may vary depending on the condition of the hair. During this time, food breaks and tea breaks are given. All these processes take place within a special program.
Transplanted Hair Is Your Own Hair
The hair is the subject of interest in this category. The transplanted hair is a life-long guaranteed hair harvested from your nape. The nape hair does not whiten quickly. They are the most durable hair on the head. Obtaining grafts is performed in a practical way by a micro motor or manual push method.
Your Hair Will Be As Before
The patient should be at the clinic on time because the operation is performed with the appointment system. The operation starts in the morning. First, local anesthesia is applied. Anesthesia needle is injected into the hair follicles. The patient does not lose consciousness. The patient just does not feel the hairy part. Local anesthesia is essential for a painless procedure. The root harvesting begins after anesthesia. Similarly, local anesthesia is also applied in the FUT method. In FUE method, roots are harvested one by one. No intervention is performed on the skin other than the hair roots.
The recommendations should be followed after the operation. There may be a risk of infection when the recommendations are not followed. In addition, problems such as bleeding may occur.
Measures To Be Taken After Hair Transplantation
After hair transplantation, the patient should lie on the back when sleeping for fifteen days. Heavy objects should not be lifted, and the patient should not be in dusty environments. Smoking should be avoided. The resting position is important. Special shampoos should be used for hair cleaning. Special shampoos are sold for this condition. You can perform hair cleaning using these shampoos. Washing should be carried out two days after the operation.
Pressure should not be applied to the area which is transplanted during the washing process. In cases such as pruritus, the patient should resist the feeling of itching. When transplanted areas are itched, the roots may be damaged. Swelling may occur in the face. Such conditions may happen because of a lack of adequate resting.
The swelling in the face is transient and causes no problems. Hair gel or spray type chemicals should not be used during the adaptation period of hair follicles. Also, smoking should be avoided. Cigarette smoking can cause infection. Therefore, one should try to refrain from smoking. The first week after the operation is important. Roots adapt in this week. At the end of the treatment period, you can comb your hair as you like. Continue to use special shampoos.