Hair transplantation, is the latest aesthetic medical procedure not only for those who have lost their hair due to earlier hair loss (men or women) who want to regain their self-confidence, but also for those who they want to change the line of their hair or acquire attractive and thick hair. Here’s what you need to know before undergoing a hair transplant procedure:
This is a surgical process that involves removing hair follicles from anywhere in the body, such as the face or legs, and grafting them onto the hairless area (this could be the head or face). The latest techniques are permanent by collecting follicular hair clusters from the hairy part of the head. This process is called follicular hair transplantation (FUT), which can be performed in two ways, strip collection and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
Follicular hair transplantation (FUT)
When collecting strips, skin strips with good hair growth and then transplanted to bald areas and in a follicular block, the hair extraction clusters with their roots are removed manually and transplanted to the place without hair. Collecting skin strips with good hair is what surgeons most often accept these days. This process leaves a thin scar on the donor’s site and the recovery is within two to three weeks.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
FUE is a manual and time-consuming procedure, but gives very natural results and leaves no traces. This is a procedure that takes time for both the doctor and the patient. However, the use of robotics has reduced the time in this process and simplifies it greatly, although it is not applicable to every patient.
Hair transplant preparation
In the initial step of the hair transplant procedure, the hair follicles from the back of the head are removed and moved to the balding areas. Before the transplant begins, the hair in the donor area is shaved. After the hair in the donor area is shaved, local anaesthesia is performed.
Removed tissue in the donor area
The tissue in the donor area, which contains baldness-resistant hair follicles, is surgically removed and the donor area is sutured. The sutures in the donor area are hidden by the patient’s hair, which is combed on them. These strands are removed almost ten days after the hair transplant procedure is performed. Surgical specialists then use microscopes to examine the donor tissue for dissection and preparation of hair grafts of follicular units.
Preparation of the bald area
After an anaesthesia is performed on the patient, the bald recipient area is prepared for the surgical process. No haircut or hair removal is required at the top of the recipient area. The grafts of follicular units are placed in small incisions, which are made according to an irregular pattern in the area of the recipient. The smallest grafts are placed in front of the hairline, and the thicker ones are placed behind it.
Laying the grafts
The smallest grafts are placed in front of the hairline, the thicker ones are placed behind it. After the hair transplant operation, small incisions with short hair will be seen on the patient’s operated area. The scars from the incision heal naturally and the redness in the patient’s area disappears within a week or two.
Hair transplantation is a non-invasive procedure and is performed on an outpatient basis several times. Patients are usually allowed to shampoo their hair two to three days after the procedure, although the scalp should be protected from the sun and infections for some time after surgery. Patients are usually prescribed antibiotics for a few days.
Facts you should know about hair transplantation
Transplanted hair behaves like natural hair and is delayed between two to four weeks after transplantation. Then the roots begin to germinate naturally and the hair continues to grow for life. The use of local anesthesia makes the procedure painless and the patient can go home the same day. Hair transplantation is different from non-surgical hair restoration, in which a pre-selected base is fixed on part of the scalp.
Facts you need to know
Hair transplantation does not mean that you will have a luxurious hair style, as the result varies individually for each person. It is also related to the natural quality of human hair. Every case of baldness has no solution in hair transplantation and must examined individually. It all depends on a case by case basis. The cost of the procedure depends on the number of grafts. The higher the number of grafts, the higher the cost.
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