HAIR TRANSPLANTATION

Hair transplantation can be defined as ‘the permanent solution for hair loss’. A hair transplant operation can be expressed as; a microsurgical procedure that is performed in a hospital surgical setting. The concept ‘microsurgical operation’ implies that; a hair transplant procedure will be carried out with minimal surgical intervention unlike traditional surgery.

A hair transplant operation, is an effective and permanent solution for individuals experiencing ‘male-pattern baldness’ which is also referred to as androgenetic alopecia. Apart from these, individuals who have scars or have lost hair due to various kinds of hair diseases can also safely undergo a hair transplant surgery.

Hair Transplant Basics

  • Individuals aged between 20 and 60 years can undergo a hair transplant surgery.
  • The patient who will undergo a hair transplant surgery will only need 3 days for pre-operative preperation and for recovering.
  • Although the duration of surgery varies according to the number of grafts that will be transplanted, it usually lasts about 6 to 8 hours.
  • In order to respond to possible complications, the operation must be conducted in a fully-equipped hospital.
  • A hair transplant procedure is performed with a doctor and at least 3 medical technicians.
  • It may take around 6 to 18 months to see the final outcome of hair growth. Starting from the day following the operation, the patient can expect to see hair growth until the 18’th month.
7 Stages Of A Hair Transplant Process
  1. Consultation: This is the stage where the doctor develops the patient’s operation plan and creates the hairline design.
  2. Preparation: This stage incorporates the processes of sterilizing the operation site and the application of local anesthetics.
  3. Extraction: The process of extracting hair grafts from the donor area of the patient.
  4. Recipient Site Creation: This is the process of creating recipient sites by following the direction of the existing terminal hairs.
  5. Transplantation: This is the process of placing the grafts in recipient sites at right angles to hair direction.
  6. Postoperative Processes: This stage incorporates the processes of wound-dressing for the transplanted site and PRP Therapy to speed up the healing process of the operation site.
  7. Postoperative Care & Hair Wash: This is the washing process that is to be carried out for 15 days. Both the donor and the transplanted area will be sensitive during this period, so it important to carry out the washing process with extra care.