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Hair Transplantation – FUE technique
Our surgeon performs FUE (Follicular unit extraction) tecnique and CHOI pens for hair transplantation. In 1 session he does always the best graft number (4500-5500 grafts) as much as he and his team can. Fue can be planted in large areas. Thanks to Fue technique homogenization has become the new standard for hair appearance. Follicular unit grafts, consisting of a small number of hair follicles, are individually removed from the genetically stronger areas of the scalp and restored to the thinning areas. And because there are no linear scars and no stitches, the area will heal in few days. It has natural looking and permanent results. Surgeons apply micropunches to extract single follicles and move them, leaving behind almost no signs of extraction. If you have a thinning hair or balding but still have enough hair to use for a transplant you are the best candidate for a FUE hair transplant. It is simply like planting a seed so that it can become a tree. After this transplantation, your hair will start to grow in the same way as they used to grow. After the transplant, the follicles will be nourished by blood vessels and begin growing hair in the area that previously had thin hair or balding. You experience temporary side effects that disappear a few days after treatment. Swelling, bruising, and sensitivity are main side effects. You can turn to your daily routine after FUE. But don’t wet the area or do any heavy exercise for about a week. Transplanted hair begins growing back in about 3 to 4 months.
Hair Transplantation Process
Extraction of hair follicles -As with the normal Hair transplant procedure the doctor starts with the hairline drawing and checking the capacity of the donor area and planning for the extraction. Beginning with the local anesthesia application by injection. The doctor will start with the extraction step using the mini micro extractor device to extract the grafts from the donor side. Grafts are removed from the skin.
Implantation of hair follicles – The hair is transplanted in the skin as someone plant the seed. By using Choi implanter pen, the doctor loads the follicles extracted from the donor region into the implanter pen. Then the pen is used to implant the preloaded follicles into the scalp, the doctor inserts the needle at an appropriate angle into the scalp and implanting the follicle one by one. During a typical transplant procedure, the doctor performing the procedure and the medical team working with him use about 3 implanter pens alternately to get the best transplant result in a timely manner. Each of these implanter pens is equipped with various sizes of needles to fit single, double and triple hair follicle units. After that, the patient can easily go out of the clinic and go wherever he/she wants.
Advantages of CHOI pen method – The Choi Pen technique is currently among some of the best hair transplant techniques as it allows surgeons to input the hair without the graft being left out of the scalp for too long. Choi pens are effective when the patient does not prefer to shave the hair in the transplanted recipient area and the doctor will only shave the hair in the donor side. The doctor will be able to open incisions without the need to shave the hair in the transplanted recipient area. The procedure is simply extracting the grafts from the donor side and loading the grafts in the Choi Implanter Pens and with one move open new channel incision and transplanting the graft in that incision is also another advantage. And there is no need to open the channels and transplant the grafts in them using forceps.
After care – Discharge Information
In the evening of the day of the surgery, you can take off the bandages from the back of the head and put a clean soft towel on the pillow to absorb wound leakage. You should take the prescribed antibiotic and painkiller after dinner.
Your doctor will see you the second day and help to shower the back of the head with lukewarm water and wash off the dried blood. You need to spray the implanted area every two hours with the provided bottle of solution. In the 4th and 5th days in the evening you can start taking shower with lukewarm water and dry your head with very gentle movements without rubbing. In the 6th day you can use baby shampoo to wash off gently the small crusts from your head without rubbing the crusts. Within four weeks after the surgery, the upper part of the implanted hairs might fall off, but because the hair follicles remain in their place in six months following surgery they start to grow; roughly a year after the surgery they catch up with those tiny hairs that did not fell off within four weeks after surgery and grew continuously
Beard Transplantation- This is done by transplanting the hair follicles taken from the scalp to places where hair is lost in the beard. Beard transplantation can be done in hairless areas due to genetics or wounds, burns, and infections. The beard is not like hair. Everybody has different density. Therefore, beard transplantation is performed uniquely for everyone. With the local anaesthesia during beard transplantation, the procedure is performed without any pain. As FUE technique is used, it is performed very comfortably.
The hair follicles must be suitable for the beard because the hair roots in the beard area are not similar to the hair. Because the hairs are usually thinner, the follicles extracted should be suitable. That is why the hair roots to be extracted from the neck in the beard region are more preferred. In this way more natural appearance will be obtained. When the hair follicles are extracted from the neck, they should be transplanted to the recipient area without waiting as the hair follicles taken are living tissue. If they are kept waiting, they lose their function and thanks to Choi pens this can be achieved successfully by an experienced specialist.
Causes of Hair Loss – Family history (heredity) type of hair loss is one of the main causes. If you have a family history of baldness, you may have this type of hair loss. Certain hormones can trigger hereditary hair loss starting from as early as puberty. Pregnancy or menopause are among hormonal changes that will cause hair loss. Medications and supplements or radiation therapy can be effective in hair loss. Thyroid disease or infections on scalp are samples. Stress which is the main problem of our era is another cause. Hairstyles and excessive treatments on your hair also damages your hair growth. Damaging hair appliancesthat cause sudden hair loss include blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons. These hot hair appliances cause great damage to your hair when you use them on wet hair, since they actually boil the water in your hair shaft, leaving your hair brittle. You can have thinning hair from a diet missing protein, iron, and other vitamins. Being generally wrongly nourished can also lead to hair loss.
Negative effects of hair loss on your health- The hair loss can be a sign of another serious health issue. If it is accompanied by other symptoms, like rashes, lack of energy, or muscle aches your hair loss could be more serious than aging or a hereditary causes. When thinning hair and muscle aches occur continuously, it’s possible you have hypothyroidism, a type of hormonal autoimmune hormone imbalance. There is a type of mental disorderknown as an impulse control disorder, and is most commonly seen in teenagers. Because of this disorder you repeatedly pull out your own hair, which can result in noticeable loss of hair.
Basic information on hair transplantation- If you are a smoker you should stop smoking minimum 2 weeks before the surgery. Smoking harms the healthy follicles and causes healing problems. After the surgery, your scalp may be very tender which is normal. You 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. Mostly you will notice 60% of new hair growth after 6-9 months. Your surgeon may prescribe a hair-growing supplement to improve hair growth after transplantation. Your health and comfort depend heavily on the surgeon who understands how to restore a fuller head of hair that looks natural.
Hair Transplantation Methods- There are two types of hair transplant techniques: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The FUT method basically is based on taking a strip of skin with hair follicles from the back of your head where hair is naturally fuller and less prone to balding. From this part, small groups of tissue containing hair follicles are extracted and prepared for transplantation. At the same time, tiny holes are made in the recipient site where you are experiencing hair loss. Afterwards the extracted grafts are placed into the recipient site one by one. This surgery can take many hours, depending on the number of grafts placed. There is also no way to avoid the horizontal scar at the back of the head. This incision will be permenant and you will need to take care of both this incision and the recipient areas during recovery.
FUE method doesn’t involve removing a strip of tissue from the back of the head but rather collecting individual hair follicles directly from the scalp and inserting them into small incisions made in the recipient site. Though the detailed FUE technique requires more time in surgery, there is no linear scar at the back of your head. As there is no scar, the risk of infection is much lower with FUE than with FUT. The FUE method also reduces downtime and levels of post-op discomfort. When it comes to surgical hair transplantation, it’s crucial to work with a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure. This method is also favoured by men and women with long hair, who do not want to cut their hair before the operation. FUE has certainly a higher success rate and is the most popular procedure in the field of hair transplants nowadays.
- Benefits of Hair Transplantation – First of all your appearance will be improved along with your self trust. People that seek out a hair transplant procedure will tell you it is because their baldness makes them feel disappointed with the way they look. Think that each and every time you look in the mirror and you see only that thinning or bald area which you will try to hide by brushing your hair to the reverse side or using a cap or hat even in hot weather. Hair transplantation is a permanent remedy for you. Easy procedure. You sacrifice few hours of your time, feeling no pain and easy aftercare so low maintainance. Another benefit of hair transplantation is that it guarantees minimal downtime. Just after taking rest for a few days, you can go back to your daily activities.