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Hair Transplant

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Hair transplantation is a treatment performed by collecting healthy and strong hair follicles from one part of the body with special methods and transplanting them to thinning or balding areas of the hair.

Treatment Content

Causes of Hair Loss and Hair Transplantation

There are many methods developed to prevent hair loss, but the most effective and satisfying solution is hair transplantation.

The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary baldness. If you have a family history of baldness, you may have this type of hair loss.

Hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss. Examples include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause.

Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include thyroid disease, ringworm, and scalp infections such as ringworm.

About Hair Transplant

The procedure can vary from person to person, but in general;

Average Length of Stay
Length of Hospitalization
Operation Duration
Anesthesia
Recovery Time
3 Days
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6-8 Hours
Local Anesthesia
7-8 Months
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Hair Transplant Techniques

There are various methods and techniques for Hair Transplantation Operation.

Sapphire FUE is the same as the original FUE technique except for the blade used in the hair transplantation process. In this method, instead of a razor blade or steel, a sapphire blade is used to create channels in the scalp during hair transplantation.

 

The follicles collected from the donor area are transplanted to the areas of need where channels are created with sapphire blades. Opening the channels is the most important part of the hair transplantation process because it affects the density, angle and direction of the hair.

In FUE hair transplantation, the surgeon removes healthy and more durable hair follicles from the scalp. FUE is usually performed with the help of channels opened with a specially produced punch. The follicles collected from the donor area are placed one by one into the channels opened in the areas where the hair is lost or thinning.

An experienced and well-trained surgeon can transplant 4500 to 6000 follicles in this time interval. Both areas are then covered with bandages or gauze to prevent any infection.

Depending on the patients' hair quality, the size of the hair loss areas and the desired follicle density, more than one session may be necessary to achieve the planned results.

The most important difference between FUE and DHI is the tools used in the operation. Needles called Choi pens are used instead of punches. Choi pens come in different sizes. The width of the pens, the thickest of which is 1 mm in diameter, is decided by the hair transplant surgeon according to the patient.

 

The Choi pen penetrates the skin, collects the follicles and leaves the skin with minimal discomfort to the operation area and its surroundings. Therefore, it provides a more precise removal process.

 

Using the Choi pen eliminates the risk of scalp pitting, a side effect that can occur with the FUE technique. Since the DHI method is the least invasive of the hair transplantation methods developed so far, there is no scarring after the operation.

Operation Process

Frequently Asked Questions

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Since hair transplantation is a procedure performed under local anesthesia, the patient does not feel pain or ache.

Anyone over 22 years of age can undergo a hair transplant operation. A professional hair transplant specialist can examine the type, rate and possible causes of hair loss and decide whether the patient needs a hair transplant operation.

Hair transplantation can be performed on women as well as men with precise techniques after certain examinations. The reason why the operation is different is that different applications may be needed according to the hair shape and type. For detailed information, you can visit our Hair Transplantation in Women page.

Shock shedding can usually occur between 1 and 3 months following hair transplantation.

The hair will not grow again in the area where the roots are taken, but there will be no visibility in the transplanted area as the roots come closer to each other.

In the first six months after hair transplantation, it is very important to cut the hair and shorten the hair loss. However, care should be taken not to expose the hair follicles to a knife or razor blade. It is recommended to shorten the hair with scissors.