Modern Methods in Hair Transplantation

Natural, permanent and reliable results with hair transplantation performed by a plastic surgery specialist…

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation is a natural and permanent solution to the problem of hair thinning and baldness in people with hair loss. The process of transplanting healthy hair follicles with micro surgical methods to areas where hair follicle is no longer active and balding occurs is called hair transplantation.

In hair transplantation, the patient’s own healthy hair is added to the spilled area. Hair transplantation is completely personalized. With the hair transplant operation, the hair follicles that are resistant to shedding are collected in the nape of the patient and transplanted into the channels opened in the thinning or completely spilled parts. Goal; It is to give a permanent hair appearance in a natural way that will not be obvious when transplanted in the head area. Hair transplantation is actually a small surgical operation.

For this reason, it is the safest way to perform it in a hospital environment by specialist and experienced doctors and teams. With the application of hair transplantation, the person is permanently gained as if his own hair has never been shed. Our aim in hair transplantation; It is to provide the person with a comfortable natural hair appearance with modern medical applications.

Who can have hair transplantation?

Today, almost 50 percent of men over the age of 50 are faced with hair loss. Therefore, hair transplantation is the most common cosmetic surgery for men. Hair loss is not only specific to men. Many women may also experience hair loss or thinning problems.

Why is there hair loss?

One of the most important causes of hair loss is its genetic coding feature; However, it can also occur as a result of advanced age, traumatic injuries or various medical conditions. After the diagnosis is made by doctor’s control, hair transplantation is successfully applied to all people with sufficient hair follicles in the donor area.

The transplantation method can be successfully applied not only in the scalp but also in all areas with hair in the body such as eyebrows, moustache or beard.

How is hair transplantation done?

In practice, hair follicles taken from the neck are transplanted to the targeted balding area. These hair follicles are called grafts. Occasionally, in some cases, there is not enough healthy hair on the neck or temple area of ​​the person. In such cases, hair follicles can be taken from other parts of the person that contain hair, such as the arms or chest wall. The application takes a few hours depending on the amount of hair loss. If the hairless area is too large, several sessions may be required to complete the treatment.

Generally, the intervention is performed under local anaesthesia with sedation. A special bandage is applied to the head after hair transplantation. The person is discharged after 1-2 hours. Although it is seen very little, pain is controlled with painkillers. Generally, after 3 days of home rest, it can be returned to business life with the head covered.

Which methods are used for hair transplantation?

In hair transplant procedures; FUE methods that do not leave a scar or methods that can leave a slight scar on the neck are successfully applied. The person undergoing hair transplantation should have healthy hair on the back and sides of the head to be used as a donor area. Other factors such as hair color, hardness, wavy and bushy affect the result of the procedure to be performed.

The choice of method is decided together after hair and scalp analysis, taking into account the priorities of the person. Although the FUE method, which does not leave any traces, is preferred, it may be necessary to apply the method in some cases. Hair transplantation can be applied not only for baldness but also to increase hair density in thinned areas.

What is the most important factor for hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a serious surgical application. In order to minimize the risks of hair transplantation, it should be done in a hospital environment. It is very important for the best results to be performed by well-trained and experienced plastic surgeons. In order for the hair transplantation to be successful in the operation, the transplanted hair follicles must be blooded (hold) quickly in the area where they are placed. If a correct technique is applied, the success rate of hair transplantation is quite high. For a natural look, it is very important to plant the hair at the right distance, at the right angle and at the right density to the bald areas.

Will the transplanted hair fall out after hair transplantation?

The transplanted hair falls out within a few weeks following the transplantation process; however, this is normal. Because the shed hair will grow again after 3-4 months. After this temporary loss 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 shed over time, and a new hair transplant may be planned in the future depending on the decrease in hair density. Hair loss may continue progressively after surgery. Especially if an unnatural appearance occurs in the new hairline area, an additional surgical intervention may be required in the future.

What are the risks of unconscious hair transplantation?

Like any medical intervention, hair transplantation may carry some risks when not done under appropriate conditions. However, if hair transplantation is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in a hospital environment, complications are very rare. Hair transplantation is a long application and depending on the degree of baldness, several transplants may be required over a period of 1-2 years. Although very rare, complications such as desired infection and marked scarring can be seen. Pain, discomfort, some bruising and swelling that can be controlled with painkillers can be observed after the operation. In the areas where hair is taken and transplanted, numbness may occur that resolves spontaneously within 2-3 months.

Is hair transplantation an aesthetic procedure or a medical procedure?

Hair transplantation is a medical procedure, but its aesthetic side is more important. If the donor area of ​​the patient is evaluated well and the front hairline is determined naturally in the area to be transplanted, a style can be created in accordance with the person’s image. With this aspect, it is a complete aesthetic procedure.

Who can have hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation can be performed on all individuals of all ages who have suffered from hair loss for various reasons since the ages of 19-20 in men and women, who do not have a physiological disease that prevents hair transplantation and have enough follicles in the donor area.

Am I a good candidate for hair transplantation?

  • If you have completed your physical development,
  • If you do not have a physiological disease that prevents hair transplantation,
  • If you have sufficient number of hair follicles in the donor area on your head,
  • If there is a suitable space for hair follicle transplantation in the area to be transplanted, you are a suitable candidate for hair transplantation.
  • Hair transplant operation is not only for male pattern hair loss; It is also successfully applied to local cavities, scars, burn marks, surgical sutures that may occur as a result of various diseases.
  • Hair transplantation is also applied successfully in women. Considering the size of the balding area that occurs especially in women, unshaven transplantation is also performed.
  • You can have a pre-interview with our doctor as soon as possible and have a hair analysis done.

Does the transplanted hair look natural?

In order for the transplanted hair to look natural, the operation should be performed by specialists.. In hair transplantation operations performed by experienced experts in the right health institution, a level of naturalness that is not known to be transplanted can be achieved. With the Sapphire and DHI techniques we apply in hair transplantation, we aim at the maximum density in hair. An average person has 100 hairs per 1 cm square. With new techniques, we can fit 80 follicles, or hair strands, in 1 cm square. It is tried to achieve the closest result to the patient’s dream appearance. While doing this, the forehead line is taken into consideration first.

How is the hairline determined?

The hairline is a personal anatomical line.  It is determined according to the natural hair border from the area where the forehead tissue ends and hair texture begins. The most important point in hair transplantation is to pay attention to the forehead muscle. The hairline can be adjusted as desired without touching the forehead muscle or damaging the mimic muscles. The hairline can also be changed without touching the forehead line in people with a wide forehead or with very empty hair on both sides. The desired shape can be made according to the patient’s face type, hairstyle, the way the previous hair was shed and the forehead muscle, the condition of the balding skin. If the patient requests a hair type that is not suitable for him, he is informed about the medical requirements, the anatomical structure of his face and possible consequences, and the most suitable front line and hair style are determined.

How is a hair transplant operation performed?

Shaved or unshaven transplantation can be performed according to the operation style determined by the specialist doctor in hair transplantation.

First of all, the hair tissue and the area to be transplanted are planned. The hairy tissue is planned and shaved according to the course of the procedure. Local anesthesia is applied and hair follicles are collected one by one with microsurgical tools.

Channels are opened in the area to be scattered, taking into account the direction of hair growth, the angle and density of the hair.

The roots taken are placed in these canals one by one with a meticulous and sensitive work.

Purpose during the entire operation; It is to provide a natural, healthy and permanent hair appearance that will not be obvious after the operation.

The operation is completed in an average of 6 to 8 hours.

What is the FUE Method?

It is a short statement of the term “Folicular Unit Extraction”. It is a method in which follicular units are removed one by one from the nape and upper ear area where non-androgenic hair follicles are dense, without cutting or stitch marks, and transplanted to balding areas on the same day. It can be performed with local anesthesia or sedation (no pain or pain) according to the patient’s request.

Today, the FUE method can be applied in different styles with innovative, modern approaches.

What are the advantages of the FUE Method?

Since the hair follicles are taken individually and with personalized micro surgical tools, healing will be completed in 2-3 days after the operation and no scar will be left. The whole area of ​​the hair follicles coded not to shedding (non-androgenic) is used by taking homogeneous and proportional roots. Thus, it will be possible to reuse the donor site in the coming years. In the ongoing years, according to the needs and expectations of the person, second or third session hair transplantation operations can be performed with the same method.

Which methods are used in hair transplantation?

Two methods are used in our Hair Transplantation Center: Sapphire pen and DHI pen. These are cultivation methods. In both, the root collection method is called FUE. In other words, FUE is not a hair transplant method in itself, but a root collection method. In the FUE method, roots are taken one by one from the donor area via micromotors. Sapphire and DHI are used as hair transplant methods. If the DHI method is preferred after the roots are removed, the hair is transferred to the skin with DHI pens. If sapphire is going to be used, first, channels are opened where the roots will be placed with sapphire pens, and then the roots taken are placed in the canals. FUE is a method of root extraction. DHI and sapphire are used as the sowing method.

What are the steps to return to daily life in the FUE method? How many days is it take for healing ?

2 days after the procedure, patients come to the center for the first washing and dressing. It is recommended to rest for the first 2 days after the procedure. On the 2nd day, the bandages are removed and the first wash is done. After that, daily life can be returned. From the first wash to the last wash, it is clear that the hair transplantation is done in a period of 7-10 days. Scabs are seen. After the last wash, the sowing symptoms disappear completely. Then the hair is expected to grow.

What is sapphire hair transplant?

It is a hair transplantation method made with sapphire tipped pens, one of the most precious stones in the world.

How is sapphire hair transplantation done?

After the roots are removed with the FUE method, three-dimensional channels are opened in the empty areas of the scalp with sapphire tipped pens, which is a valuable diamond. Then the roots taken are placed in those channels.

What should be done before sapphire hair transplantation?

Preparations before sapphire hair transplantation are no different from other hair transplant methods. There are things to do 1 week in advance. For example, taking blood thinners such as aspirin should be stopped 1 week before. It is necessary to stop drinking beverages such as coffee, green tea and alcohol that will dilute the blood 2-3 days before. In the presence of some chronic diseases such as heart diseases, the patient must obtain permission from the doctor for hair transplantation. Apart from these, no other preparation is required.

What should be done after sapphire hair transplantation?

After that, medication should be used for a certain period. Antibiotics, edema remover and pain medication are used. Information on how to use them is given to the patient after the procedure. Things that need attention such as lying position and ice application are explained to the patients. The first washing after transplantation is done in the center and the patient is told how to follow the next wash. If the patient is close to the center, all washing can be done in the center if the patient wishes. Washing should be done every day, starting from the 2nd day. In the last wash, a special washing is done and the crusts are cleaned. If the patient can come, the last washing is done in the center. Training videos are sent abroad and the patient does it himself. After the last wash, daily life is fully returned. There may be vitamin drugs or sprays that should be used for a long time.

What are the advantages of sapphire hair transplantation?

Sapphire hair transplantation has significant advantages over methods such as slit, razor or needle tip which are generally used in hair transplantation. The tissue is minimally traumatized in sapphire hair transplantation. The advantage of the 3-dimensional channels opened is that the desired direction and angle can be given to the hair. This provides a very natural result. The risk of infection and tissue trauma are minimized with the sapphire method. Return to social life is shorter, recovery is quicker. In other methods, a 2-dimensional channel is opened. This situation causes loss of naturalness. In addition, the tissue is very traumatized. This situation also increases the risks such as necrosis and infection.

What are the disadvantages of sapphire hair transplantation?

Since it is one of the newest methods among all hair transplant methods, there is no particular disadvantage. If sapphire and CHOI (DHI) methods are compared; CHOI (DHI) is particularly advantageous in people with long hair and limited number of grafts. If the area is more and the need for grafts is more, the sapphire method is more advantageous.

Is sapphire hair transplant painful?

In the clinic, patients are usually treated with local anesthesia. If there are patients with needle phobia, it can also be done by completely anesthetizing with sedation. When performed under local anesthesia, anesthesia is performed with a needle-free anesthesia device operating with air pressure. Although the pain threshold varies from person to person, pain complaints are not encountered in needle-free anesthesia devices. There is no expected serious pain after the procedure.

Is there an age limit for sapphire hair transplantation?

There is no age limit. If there are no preventative health problems such as heart diseases, it can be done safely. However, not every heart disease prevents hair transplantation. A consultation is obtained from the patient’s cardiologist. Information is given about the drugs to be used for hair transplantation. Hair transplantation can be done if the doctor finds it suitable. For example, hair transplantation can be performed in accordance with the permission of the doctor who follows up patients with 5 stents in their heart or patients living with a single kidney. However, hair transplantation is not performed especially in the presence of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV positive. In addition, hair transplantation cannot be applied to patients who receive active chemotherapy treatment. In the lower age limit, sapphire hair transplantation can be safely performed for young people and children without hair loss problems due to burns and accidents.

Are there any risks to sapphire hair transplantation?

Since the sapphire method is a minor surgical procedure, it has the same risks as a simple dental treatment procedure. It is important to perform it in a sterile hospital environment due to risks such as infection and necrosis.

What are the steps to return to daily life in sapphire hair transplantation? How many days does is it take to healing?

Two days after the procedure, patients come to the center for the first washing and dressing. It is recommended to rest for the first 2 days after the procedure. On the 2nd day, the bandages are removed and the first wash is done. After that, daily life can be returned. From the first wash to the last wash, it is clear that the hair transplantation is done in a period of 7-10 days. Scabs are seen. After the last wash, the sowing symptoms disappear completely. Then the hair is expected to grow.

What is unshaven hair transplant?

Unshaved hair transplantation is an advantageous method for patients who have limited time and want to return to their daily life as soon as possible. In unshaved hair transplantation, the area to be transplanted is not shaved. Depending on the number of grafts needed, roots are taken from there by opening a small window in the donor area. The roots are transplanted without shaving the planting area and depending on whether the CHOI (DHI) method or the Sapphire method will be used.

What are the advantages of unshaved hair transplantation?

The return to social life takes place in a very short time. Since they do not shave, the bloody and crusty appearance is minimized. After transplantation in long hair, the appearance becomes completely normal. They can return to their daily lives immediately after. It is an important advantage that people who have struggled for many years do not need to cut their hair. Especially for women, this method provides a significant advantage because women’s hair grows slowly and cutting hair is a slightly more traumatizing situation for women.

What are the disadvantages of unshaved hair transplantation?

The biggest disadvantage is that it is taken from a small window, so the number of roots is limited. It can transplant a maximum of 2,500 grafts in unshaved transplants. This is the biggest drawback.

What should be done before unshaved hair transplantation?

Preparations before unshaved hair transplantation are no different from other hair transplant methods. There are things to do 1 week in advance. For example, taking blood thinners such as aspirin should be stopped 1 week before. It is necessary to stop drinking beverages such as coffee, green tea and alcohol that will dilute the blood 2-3 days before. In the presence of some chronic diseases such as heart diseases, the patient must obtain permission from the doctor for hair transplantation. Apart from these, no other preparation is required.

What should be done after unshaved hair transplantation?

After that, medication should be used for a certain period. Antibiotics, edema remedies and pain medications are used. Information on how to use them is given to the patient after the procedure. Things that need attention such as lying position and ice application are explained to the patients. The first washing after transplantation is done in the center and the patient is told how to follow the next wash. If the patient is close to the center, all washing can be done in the center if the patient wishes. Washing should be done every day, starting from the 2nd day. In the last wash, a special washing is done and the crusts are cleaned. If the patient can come, the last washing is done in the center. Training videos are sent abroad and the patient does it himself. After the last wash, daily life is fully returned. There may be vitamin drugs or sprays that should be used for a long time.

Is unshaven hair transplant painful?

Whether unshaved hair transplantation is painful or not depends on the method used. If painless anesthesia is applied, no pain is felt.

Is unshaven hair transplant safe?

Its safety depends entirely on the center where it is made. It is a completely safe method if it is performed by certified professionals in a sterile hospital environment.

Is there an age limit for unshaved hair transplantation?

There is no age limit.

What are the steps to return to daily life in unshaved hair transplantation?

There is no different return step than standard hair transplant methods. Since there will be no crusty appearance just because it is not shaved, daily life is returned faster. 2 days after the procedure, patients come to the center for the first washing and dressing. It is recommended to rest for the first 2 days after the procedure. On the 2nd day, the bandages are removed and the first wash is done. After that, daily life can be returned.

Is there an age limit for unshaved hair transplantation?

There is no age limit. It can be done safely if there are no health problems such as heart diseases. For children, sapphire hair transplantation can be safely performed for hair loss due to burns and accidents without hair loss problems.

Are there any risks of unshaved hair transplantation?

Since the unshaved hair transplantation method is a minor surgical procedure, it has the same risks as a simple dental treatment procedure. It is important to perform it in a sterile hospital environment due to risks such as infection and necrosis.