Hair loss is an undesirable condition that occurs in every stage of life due to genetic, hormonal, old age and some chronic diseases. Today, there are various degrees of hair loss in more than 50% of men and more than 25% of women. The hair is in a continuous cycle. In this cycle, some of the hair grows while some of the hair is lost. The lost hair roots enter a certain resting phase (Telogen Phase). After this period, Anagen Phase is entered. In this period, hair starts to grow and the hair in this period constitutes 80-90% of all hair. This period lasts about 3-4 years. In the phase we call Catagen Phase, the growth stops, the hair is weak, and becomes thin. There is no hair loss in this period. These periods are intertwined and they follow one another. The repetition on average is every 3-4 years.
In males, hair loss usually occurs in the so-called androgenic type, causing hair loss in forehead and top. On the other hand, in these people the hair in the nape region, and behind the two ears is never lost. The main reason for this type of hair loss is that the hair follicles are susceptible to the testosterone hormone found in men. The absence of hair loss on the nape of the neck is due to the fact that the hair roots present here are not sensitive to this hormone. Since there is no hair loss in these parts, hair follicles are obtained from this region.
How many types of Hair Transplant are there?
Today, there are two methods in the world that are preferred for hair transplantation and are preferred in terms of the natural look of the results. These are the FUT method and the FUE method. These are alternative methods to each other.
How does FUT implementation work?
In the FUT method approximately 12-14 cm. length and 3 cm. wide elliptical hair is taken under local anesthesia. The hairs on this strip are separated into Single, Double and Triple hair groups and they are prepared for the transplant. During this process, hair roots are never damaged. These prepared hair groups are carefully placed in the planned places by opening the holes one by one. Placement is performed to create a natural look hairline.
What needs to be taken care of after application?
One to two hours after the procedure is complete, the patient can easily go home. The hair is not washed for 48 hours after the transplant procedure is done. Then the hair is washed with special solutions and then the washing process is carried out on a daily basis. After the procedure, in the forehead and around the eyes, swelling and bruises may appear. This disappears after a few days. The transplanted hair is than lost and starts to reappear after 2-3 months. About 1000-1500 hair roots are transferred at a time. The second session may be necessary for large areas as the transplant may be sparse. It should not be forgotten that hair transplant is a surgical procedure and it is a procedure that must be done by a qualified physician.
How Does FUE Implementation Work?
It is a process of picking up the hair roots one by one via very thin special needles of 0.9-1 mm from the back of the neck or other parts of the body (like the chest, back). The most important difference from the other method is that the stitching mark does not occur at the neck and the healing is faster. Especially in those who have insufficient transfer area flexibility, it is a solution provider. The only difference between the FUT method and the FUE method is the method of picking roots. The transplant stage is like the FUT method. The most important advantage of the FUE method over the FUT method is that it does not leave marks on the graft site. But fewer grafts are obtained compared to the FUT method.
The transplanted hair is lost after being transplanted and starts to reappear after 2-3 months. About 1000-1500 hair roots are transferred at a time. The second session may be necessary since in very large areas hair after transplant may be sparse. It should not be forgotten that hair transplant a surgical procedure and it is a procedure that must be done by a qualified physician.