Hair has always been a critical factor of appearance for both men and women, affecting their sense of confidence depending on whether they have thick or thin hair. Today, having strong healthy hair is considered one of the principal ways of attracting the attention of the opposite sex. That’s why hair loss can cause both a loss in self-confidence as well as other psychological problems. The treatable form of hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. Over the last decade, due to technical and technological advancements in microsurgical tools, natural looking hair transplants are now possible.The truth about hair loss
Baldness is often blamed on poor circulation to the scalp, vitamin deficiencies, dandruff and even excessive hat wearing. All of these theories have been disproved. It's also untrue that hair loss can be determined by looking at your maternal grandfather, or that 40-year-old men who haven't lost their hair will never lose it.
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones and a family history of baldness.
As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become.
What are the methods for hair transplantation?
Different methods were used to transplant hair in previous times. However, there are two methods commonly used today. FUT and FUE methods are two methods are frequently applied in hair transplantation.
The FUT method is carried out by taking the hairy part in the form of a strip from the nape and transplanting it to the bald area. This method is rarely used in recent years because it leaves visible scars and stitch marks. And the margin of error in the adjustment of the hairline is higher.
In the FUE method
, hair follicles, which are defined as graft consisting of three or four strands of hair are removed using special techniques and transplanted in the area with hair loss.
This process takes longer since all the grafts are taken out one by one, and more care and diligence is required than previously applied methods. This method is highly preferred by people because there are no scars and surgical traces. The FUE method requires a very long time and energy and should be done by a professional, experienced team.Sapphire hair transplantation
is the name given to FUE hair transplantation in which the latest technology sapphire blades are used while the channels (incisions) are opened. It is the most familiar type of FUE hair transplantation technique, is the most frequently applied aesthetic procedure for men.DHI Hair Transplantion
is one of the most researched and popular transplantation methods by potential patients who want to have a hair transplant operation today. The grafts taken from the donor area through Micro FUE hair transplantation method can be directly transplanted the area of transplantation without classical micro-incision and channel opening.There is no scientific study comparing DHI and sapphire FUE methods, so it is not logical to rank one above the other. Each method has its advantages. It is not a suitable method for every patient. The right method for you is going to be determined with a consultation between you and your clinician.
What are the steps of hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is done according to some rules before and after the procedure. Initially, preliminary planning is done for hair analysis, blood tests, shaving and the frontal hairline is decided. Subsequently, local anesthesia is applied to collect grafts and open grooves in the places where hair transplantation will be done, and then the collected grafts are inserted into these grooves at appropriate angles which completes the procedure. For healthier hair, some rules should be followed hair transplantation.What should I expect during my recovery period after hair transplantation?
After the surgery, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. Your surgeon will have you wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day or two. They may also prescribe an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug for you to take for several days. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months. Some surgeons prescribe the hair-growing drug minoxidil (Rogaine) to improve hair growth after transplantation, but it’s not clear how well it works.What should I expect as a result after hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a procedure that requires expertise and surgical competence. In this respect, the choice of the hair transplantation center and doctor directly affects the results of hair transplantation. The experience and knowledge of the doctor who will perform the application allows the hair transplantation to look more natural and beautiful.Anatomical features, hair features, application method, genetic factors, factors such as personal care and nutrition after transplantation are factors that affect the success of hair transplantation.