Everything You Need to Know About Hair Transplant
For adults, daily hair loss varying from 100 to 150 hairs is considered normal. Those who have hair loss that is more than these numbers per day face hair loss problems.
There are some general causes of hair loss although it varies from person to person. Some of them are as follows; genetic features, insufficient sleep, causes related to psychological stress, inadequate or improper nutrition, smoking or alcohol use, some microbial diseases and ringworm on the scalp, excessive use of cosmetic products, and side effects of some drugs.
When the products with herbal ingredients and some applications are not enough for the solution of the hair loss problem, a hair transplant is performed. Briefly, a hair transplant is the restoration of the hair strands that have been fallen out by putting a new hair strand through a surgical operation.
This surgical operation has been used for years and good results are obtained. In addition, Turkey hosts clinics and doctors that are very successful in hair transplants. For this reason, many patients from abroad come to our country to have hair transplants every year.
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Many medical terms are used in the hair transplant process. Knowing what these medical terms mean will be helpful for those who have questions about hair transplants. Detailed information will be provided about the process to help make a final decision for a hair transplant. After all, people have concerns when they do not know what they will be dealing with.
We have gathered some of these medical terms and their meaning. It is presented for your information as follows:
Recipient Area: It is the balding area that has hair loss and where grafts taken from the donor area will be placed. In male-pattern hair loss, this area is just above the head.
Alopecia: It means hair loss and it is one of the words used commonly for hair loss.
Alopecia areata: It means regional hair loss. It is the most common type of hair loss seen in men. It includes round or oval-shaped hair losses in the areas of the scalp, beard, mustache, eyelashes, or body hair without any changes to the skin. It is known that this type of hair loss is formed by a person’s immune system attacking the cells in their body as if it is a foreign substance. Thus, alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition.
Alopecia reduction: This term means that the balding skin is removed and the skin is re-stitched and covered.
Alopecia totalis: It refers to equal hair loss in all areas. It is mostly seen in women.
Anagen phase: It is the first stage in the life cycle of hair. At this stage, the hairs are developing and growing rapidly. The later stage is the catagen phase. The last stage is the telogen phase.
Anagen effluvium: Sudden hair loss is called as anagen effluvium. This hair loss is usually temporary. Hair loss due to chemotherapy used in cancer treatment can be given as an example.
Androgenetic alopecia: This term is also known as male pattern hair loss. Scientific researches show that 50% of men experience this problem at some point in their lives. It is also rarely encountered in women in the post-menopausal period. However, the progress of this type of hair loss in women is not the same as in men. Prostate enlargement, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are among some of the causes known for the formation of androgenetic alopecia.
BHT: It is a hair transplant technique using body hair. It is used when there is an insufficient area to take donors on the scalp. In that case, a hair transplant is performed with hair follicles harvested from various parts of the body.
Biotin: It is known that biotin, which we encounter as vitamin H or beauty vitamin in the literature, increases the quality of hair and nails.
Crown: The highest point on the top of the head is defined as the crown. Another term for this area is the vertex.
Multiple follicular unit grafts: It is defined as the hair follicles taken from the donor area containing 2 and 5 follicular unit grafts.
Dermal papilla: Contains groups of cells that play the most active role in the hair follicle and strand production. The dermal papilla forms the bottom of hair bulbs.
Densitometer: Before deciding on a hair transplant, it is necessary to determine whether or not the candidate is suitable for a hair transplant. This determination progress is carried out in the consultation stage which is the first stage in hair transplant. With the densitometer, the amount of hair per square centimeter is estimated in a certain area of a person’s scalp. The information obtained as a result of the calculation is adapted to the general and it is decided whether or not the person is a good candidate for a hair transplant. In addition, this measurement provides information about the future condition of a person’s hair loss.
DHI technique: The DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) technique, is the most preferred hair transplant technique in recent years. DHI hair transplant technique is mostly preferred in women. With this technique, the gaps between hairs are filled without damaging the existing hair. This method is highly preferred among hair transplant techniques because no scarring is formed and new hairs grow in the same direction as the existing hair with this technique.
DHT: It is the hormone that gives male characteristics. With increasing age, hair follicles show sensitivity to DHT hormone, thus, hair loss occurs. With the medications, hair loss caused by the reaction to this hormone can be prevented.
Tissue expansion: It is a method applied to people who have experienced intensive tissue loss. With this method, the tissue in the hair region is expanded and the hairless area is covered. In this way, a better view will be obtained.
Donor area: It is also called the donor site. The nape region of the head between the two ears, which have relatively thicker hair roots and tend to fall out less or never fall out, is called the donor area to be transferred to the balding area. In addition to the nape area, the upper part of the ears on the side of the head, which is called the temple area, and the eyebrow level are also suitable for being a donor area due to the characteristics of the hair follicles. Finally, any hairy part of the body that the donor area is not sufficient for can be determined as the donor area.
Donor dominance: The hair roots that are harvested from the donor area and transferred to the balding area, grow strong and are resistant to falling out as in the donor area.
Flap technique: With this technique, a section from the scalp is cut and moved to the balding area. Then it is stitched to cover the balding area.
Follicle: It means hair root. With hair transplant, strong follicles are transferred to the area where hair loss has occurred.
Follicular unit: This structure, which contains 2 to 4 strands of hair, is wrapped with hair follicles and a sheath-like structure. When the sebaceous gland, sweat gland, and muscle are added to this structure, the follicular unit is formed. When it is transplanted to the hairless area via hair transplant, they should not be separated from each other and it should be transferred into the area as a whole.
Fox test: The viability of hair strands harvested with the FUE technique is measured via this test and it is decided whether to continue planting according to the result of this test.
FUE technique: FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Hair follicles are harvested from the donor area one by one and first kept in an organ transplant solution. Then, grafts are implanted into the channels opened in the bald area one by one. The success rate of the FUE technique is known as 95%. FUE technique, which is the most preferred technique by hair transplant specialists, is seen as a much safer method compared to old techniques.
FUT technique: In this technique, hair follicles are taken from the donor area, not individually, but in a cluster form. The extracted hair roots are separated and placed into the balding area. It is a less preferred technique than the FUE technique. Removing hair follicles in clusters increases wounds in the donor area and prolongs healing time.
Graft: In hair transplant operations, hair follicles harvested from the donor area to be transplanted in the balding area are called grafts.
Female pattern hair loss: It is generally seen as a thinning of the whole hair, and baldness problems are not seen in the later stages as in male pattern hair loss.
Catagen Phase: It refers to the second stage in the life cycle of hair. It is expressed as the sleep period for the hairs. Hair growth stops İn this period.
Section Area: It is also known as hair caliber. It is an indicator of the thickness of the hair strands.
Cloning: It means reproducing the same thing of the existing thing under the right conditions. Its use in hair has not become widespread but it is expected to become widespread.
Stem cell reproduction: It refers to the reproduction and transplant of hair cells by reproducing in a laboratory environment.
Ludwig scale: It is used to classify the female pattern baldness. It consists of three degrees. The first degree refers to light hair loss, the second degree refers to medium hair loss, and the third degree refers to severe hair loss.
Local anesthesia: It refers to numbing only the specific area. It is used to prevent the patient from feeling pain. Before hair transplant operation, it is applied to the area where hair transplant will perform with the help of an injection. The risk is very low compared to general anesthesia and the patient is conscious in local anesthesia.
Macro graft: It is one of the milestones of hair transplant. It was first used by dermatologist Norman Orentreich in 1959. With this technique, the hair follicles are harvested from the nape area using punches with 5-10 millimeters tip and transferred to the recipient area without any processing. 8 to 12 grafts can be transplanted at once with macro grafts.
Micro graft: It has begun to be used since the 1980s. The use of the micrograft technique is a turning point in hair transplants. The FUT and FUE technique is within the micrograft category.
Norwood scale: Norwood scale is also known as the Hamilton scale. This scale is used to categorize male pattern hair loss. It consists of seven degrees. The first degree refers to light hair loss and the seventh degree refers to very severe hair loss. The degree of hair loss increases from one to seven. For the fifth degree and above hair loss, medical treatment has almost no effect on hair loss. The only solution to this degree of hair loss is to have a hair transplant.
Punch biopsy pen: It is used to collect hair follicles from the scalp for hair transplant.
Hairline: The point where the forehead and hair meet is defined as a hairline. Hairline varies from person to person.
Scalp reduction operation: In cases where hair loss is limited to small areas, removing hairless scalp and restitching the skin is called scalp reduction operation.
Scalp laxity: It is used to express the degree of flexibility and stiffness of the connective tissue in the scalp. The harder person’s skin is, the worse the result will be obtained from a hair transplant. The opposite can also happen. In other words, the more flexible the scalp is, the better the result will be obtained from a hair transplant.
Hair transplant: It is a permanent solution applied to the problem of hair loss when medication is not enough. It can be applied to both men and women provided that the tests are positive. A hair transplant is a surgical operation that is performed by implanting grafts harvested from the donor area into the recipient area. This surgical operation is performed under local anesthesia. There are many techniques for hair transplant and it involves different stages.
Hair miniaturization: It refers to the weakening and thinning of the hair. It is quite difficult to harvest grafts for hair transplants from those who have miniaturized hair in the donor area. In such cases, the graft is harvested from the hairy areas of the body and transferred to the recipient area.
Hair density: It is determined with the help of a densitometer. It refers to the number of hair per square centimeter in the scalp.
Sapphire FUE technique: The main feature that distinguishes this technique from the FUE technique is that the channels are opened using special tipped glass pens obtained from sapphire instead of a metal-tipped scalpel, punch biopsy pen, or scalpel. This technique provides a great benefit in terms of the naturalness and recovery period of the transplanted hair. There are no cut marks on the channels opened with the Sapphire FUE technique and no wounds are formed. The width of the sapphire tips varies between 1.0 mm, 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.7 mm, and 2.0 mm. Its length is 5 millimeters.
Senile alopecia: When the word alopecia, which means hair loss, is used with the word senile, it means hair loss or thinning of the hair strands due to aging.
Stereo microscope: It can be defined as high-resolution special microscopes used to separate hair follicles during a hair transplant.
Hair transplant with the strip method: A cut in the form of a strip is taken from the donor area and the follicular units are separated. Then, these separated follicular units are placed in incisions opened in the recipient area.
Temple area: The area between the top of the ear and the level of the eyebrow on the sides of the head is called the temple area. Hair in this region is suitable for being donor region-like hair in the nape area.
Shock loss: 5% of the people who had hair transplants experienced the shock loss problem. Shock loss is the sudden and rapid hair loss in the area where a hair transplant is performed, which is mostly temporary. Hair lost as a result of shock loss will grow back in about three months. This is known as the body’s response to the regional trauma caused by hair transplants.
Telogen phase: It is the last phase of the life cycle of hair that is the third phase. At this stage, the hair leaves the body. The hair life cycle varies from person to person. The stage of the hair in the life cycle affects how long the hair will grow after a hair transplant. In addition, it is observed that the hairs in the same region are in different cycles.
Unshaven hair transplant: It is among the applications of the FUE technique. If the hair loss occurs in the front lines, the area to be transplanted is not cut or shaved. This technique takes its name from there. It is often preferred by those who have long hair.
Vellus hairs: These hairs, which are found more in women than men, are light, thin, short, and soft. Usually, vellus hairs are found on the cheeks, hands, lips, and arms.
Vertex: It is also known as crown and it is used to express the top of the head.
We have gathered and tried to explain the medical terms you need to know about hair transplants. We anticipate that knowing these medical terms will make it easier for you. Making a clinic decision, therefore, choosing a doctor is as important as deciding to have a hair transplant and having sufficient information about hair transplants.
Hair Transplant Techniques
Although a hair transplant is defined as a simple surgical operation, bad results can occur when the job is not done by competent people. Our suggestion for this will be to research clinics and doctors well.
We provide a hair transplant service in our clinic under the name Now Hair Time. Being in charge of our team that implements and one of the first doctors performed hair transplants in Turkey, Operator Doctor Bahadır Imer controls all operations which are carried out with success in our clinic. We would like to state that we always prioritize customer satisfaction and we strive to be worthy of your satisfaction. In our clinic, we provide you FUE technique, sapphire FUE technique, DHI hair transplant, and unshaven hair transplant technique. Let’s examine how our hair transplant is done and what stages we went through.
Our hair transplant process in our clinic Now Hair Time consists of eight basic stages. These stages are as follows: consultation, determining the hairline, making the hair ready for operation, applying local anesthesia, removing grafts, channel opening, implanting, and medical dressing.
It is determined whether the person is suitable for a hair transplant in the consultation which is the first stage. Some diseases have a risk for hair transplant and the hair transplant is not performed on those who have these diseases without a doctor’s report. During the consultation, the patient’s medical history is taken, and it is discussed whether the person having any disease is suitable for a hair transplant. This process is not carried out unless approval of hair transplant is obtained from physicians of people with chronic conditions. Another important process at this stage is the evaluation of the hair to be transplanted. Hair transplant is not suitable for people whose donor area is not suitable due to both the result and the destruction of the hair follicles in the area. If it is decided to do a hair transplant, another thing to do at this stage is to pay attention to the sterility of the hair transplant room and to prepare it by hygiene conditions. Finally, after deciding which method to be used in hair transplant for the person who will have a hair transplant, the second stage can be started.
With the second stage, the hair transplant operation stages begin. The second stage is the determination of the hairline. As explained earlier, the hairline is the intersection of the forehead and scalp. Hairlines are special to each person and differ from person to person. Determining the hairline correctly for hair transplant is very important in terms of a natural look. Our hair transplant specialists determine the hairline just before hair transplant operation.
The third stage involves getting the hair ready for operation. Depending on the technique to be applied, the hair is prepared for the operation. For example, the donor area and the recipient area are shaved in the FUE technique while only the donor area is shaved in the DHI technique. Immediately after shaving, the donor area and recipient area are sterilized and this stage is completed.
The fourth stage is the application of local anesthesia. This procedure is applied with a needless anesthetic pen. It is local anesthesia is performed to prevent pain in local anesthesia with needles. The person does not completely lose consciousness.
The fifth stage is the harvesting of hair follicles. There are also changes in the harvesting of hair follicles according to the hair transplant technique used. At this stage, the roots are taken individually or in strip form. It is kept in sterile solution containers. Then, the decision of which roots can be implanted in which region is made by the doctor in a charge of the team.
The sixth stage is the channel opening process. It is known that the slitting method was used in the past to open channels. A slit is a tool that looks like a sharp razor blade. As a result of using this method, scars remain in the channels and the healing process is longer. For all these reasons, we do not use this method to open channels. Thanks to the sapphire-tipped pens we use, the recovery period is shortened and there is no scar. Also, sapphire tips minimize the rate of necrosis after healing. Just before the channel is opened, our experts determine the sapphire tip according to the hair structure.
The seventh stage involves placing grafts harvested from the donor area into the recipient area. The main stage at which the implanting process takes place in this stage. At this stage, the roots are placed one by one into the channels opened with precision.
The eighth stage is the final stage. At this stage, the hair transplant process ends with the medical dressing process. During medical dressing, all hair is carefully washed and cleaned, and special creams are used to ensure that the donor area heals in a shorter time. After measuring the blood pressure and pulse of the person, the surgical operation ends.
As a result of the hair transplant operation, the person who has a hair transplant is discharged on the same day. However, for the first two days, it is forbidden to wash the hair by themselves. On the third day, the person who comes to the clinic for a check-up will be washed by our medical team and will be informed about how to wash their hair. Our controls will continue at certain intervals and solutions will be offered for the problems faced. Would you like to be one of our customers who prefer us? We are looking forward to the day when we will put a smile on your face.
Does Hair Transplant Operation Hurt?
Does Hair Transplant Operation Hurt? Those who have thinning and balding hair or hair loss due to an accident now can have there have back like they used to have once.
Thanks to the developments in technology in recent years. To have your old hair back, you just need to have a hair transplant for hair restoration. However, every patient has different concerns about hair transplants.
For example, some patients are searching for the best doctors for hair transplants. Some patients are researching the best quality clinics for hair transplants.
And some patients are the most suitable country to have hair transplant surgery. Apart from these, there are two main questions frequently asked by the patients.
One of them is whether a hair transplant operation hurts, and the other is the price of a hair transplant operation. We have mentioned hair transplantation prices in our previous articles.
In this article, we would like to give you some information about whether a hair transplant hurts and causes pain for the patient.
Medical interventions are seemed as frightening and something to be avoided by most people. People never want to visit hospitals and clinics unless they have to.
When they have to, they want to investigate the matter in detail and know whether it will cause pain during or after the procedure.
Most people ask and say that “Is hair transplant a painful process for most people? Do I feel pain during the hair transplant operation, I’ve decided to have a hair transplant but I’m afraid.” and they apply to experts with these kinds of questions.
Does Hair Transplant Cause Pain?
A hair transplant is a medical intervention. It is a regional procedure performed under local anesthesia. This process is performed within one day. Besides, we can talk about a one-week process with the recovery period.
Up to fifteen years ago, hair transplant was a much more painful and problematic medical procedure. Factors such as developing technology, new techniques developed in the field of hair transplant, the professionalization of the devices used and the increase of the expertise of doctors have minimized the pain in the hair transplant.
In addition, pain and ache do not apply to all patients due to the different pain thresholds. Most of the patients who were asked for satisfaction after the hair transplant procedure said that they did not experience any discomfort after the procedure. However, some patients reported that they felt minimal pain.
The majority of people who say that they suffer from hair transplant states that the problem is due to the doctor. This demonstrates the importance of consulting a specialist.
The Effect of FUE Method in Hair Transplant
There are 4 different hair transplant methods around the world. The most preferred method is the hair transplant method known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant procedure.
With the development of the FUE method in the last decade, patients can have more comfortable and painless hair transplants. In this method, stitching and so on are never used. The success rate is quite high.
Does Hair Transplant Operation Hurt?
Many patients wonder whether it will hurt during or after a hair transplant operation. The biggest concern is the feeling of pain during the operation. Before the hair transplant surgery starts, the area to be performed transplant is being numbed. In this way, the patient does not experience any pain or ache during the hair transplant operation.
Local anesthesia takes approximately five minutes. If necessary, anesthesia can be applied again. In addition, some patients have fear of needles.
There are of course solutions for people who give up hair transplants because of fear of needles. Sedation and jet injection methods can be used for patients who are afraid of being anesthetized before a hair transplant. The sedation method puts the person into a short sleep of fifteen minutes.
However, this method is not like general anesthesia. Vital activities continue in the same way. The patient is then anesthetized and the patient never meets the needle.
Why is Local Anesthesia Applied instead of General Anesthesia in Hair Transplant?
One of the most frequently asked subjects by the patients is why local anesthesia is preferred over general anesthesia during a hair transplant. There are multiple reasons for this. However, the most general answer is not to risk the patient’s health and the success of the operation.
Local anesthesia is the anesthesia of a certain area. The patient is conscious and functions such as breathing are not suppressed.
The patient can sleep, listen to music, watch movies or talk during the operation. In this way, any negative situation that may occur is prevented. In general anesthesia, the situation is the opposite. In hair transplant operations, it is asked that the person having the hair transplant, needs to change positions continuously from the beginning to the end of the operation.
In addition, the risks are quite high, so general anesthesia is not preferred during a hair transplant.
Does Hair Transplant Operation Hurt? Pain after Hair Transplant
After the hair transplant operation is completed successfully, the healing process of the donor site takes approximately three days. The recipient areas will be healed in about ten days.
This period can be very comfortable in some patients, while it may cause minor problems in others. However, the pain will be eliminated by painkillers to be given.
- It is very important not to hit your head or take a hit to your head after a hair transplant.
- In general, no pain is felt for 8-10 hours after the hair transplant procedures due to local anesthetics applied into the area of the scalp during the operation.
- In the following days, you should take the painkillers recommended by your doctor. It is important to use medications before the pain begins.
- If you want to have a painless and trouble-free hair transplant, we recommend that you meet our expert team. Please do not hesitate to contact us to ask your questions on your mind!
Planning in Hair Transplant
What Is Planning in Hair Transplant? What everyone who decided to have a hair transplant operation is whether their hair becomes natural and beautiful like it was used to be before and there are any side effects.
People who suffer hair loss due to hair fall. Thinning or some type of accident want to have hair transplant surgery for hair restoration.
However, no one wants their hair to look artificial, funny, or hedgehog-like. It is very important to plan before hair transplant operation to avoid such unaesthetic hair.
You can only get the thicker and natural-looking hair that you dreamed of with the right planning.
What Is Planning in Hair Transplant?
As mentioned above, the greatest importance of planning in hair transplant is that the person has a natural look after the hair transplant operation is performed and the hair will grow.
Otherwise, with bad planning for a hair transplant, you will not obtain the desired look for your hair.
There should be enough hair in the donor area to be harvested for hair transplant and the hair taken from here should be kept without damage.
However, these procedures alone are not sufficient. In addition, before the hair transplant procedure, planning must be made for the operation.
Two things are very important for a natural appearance.
The first thing is to distribute correctly the hair collected from the donor area to be transplanted into the recipient area and the second thing is to draw the front hairline correctly.
The front hairline that looks straight drawn by the ruler will create an unnatural image. Instead, an indented outline and the correct starting point of the hairline will give you a natural look.
Factors Determining The Success Of Hair Transplant Planning
Face shape is one of the first factors affecting hair transplant planning. When planning the hairline, the person’s face structure (round, rectangle, oblong, etc.) should be taken into consideration and the line should be drawn accordingly.
What Is Planning in Hair Transplant? The size of the bald area; it is important to know how much area is fell out in the head area; When planning for a hair transplant.
This is because the number of grafts to be harvested from the donor site is estimated. The number of grafts to be harvested is calculated depending on the width of the area.
In this way, the area to be transplanted will be a thick and natural look.
The level of hair loss; the level of hair loss is important data to be considered while planning a hair transplant operation. As we have often mentioned before, it is not correct to implant hair for those whose hair fall has not been completed and is still falling out excessively.
Because a few years after the hair transplant operation, the hair begins to be thinning in the areas where hair existed before. The results will be unaesthetic.
For this reason, it is generally not recommended for people younger than their twenties to undergo hair transplant surgery. If the person wants to have a hair transplant operation for some reason.
They should consult with their doctor and make planning with their doctor.
Is hair Structure Important in Hair Transplantation?
The density of the hair in the donor area is important in terms of providing sufficient resources for hair transplant operations. People who have more thick hair in the donor area that is genetically coded not to fall out, have a higher success rate in hair transplants.
The structure of the strands is also a factor that is taken into consideration during the planning of a hair transplant. What will affect the implanting process here is whether the hair strand is thin or thick.
Thin hair strands are less effective in covering the balding area. For this reason, if the hair of the person who will have a hair transplant is thin, more roots should be harvested from the donor area.
Doctors are highly knowledgeable on the above-mentioned factors for hair transplant planning. Therefore, listening to and assisting them during the planning stage before the hair transplant process will affect the success of the process positively.
Hair Transplant Planning Step by Step
When you decide to have a hair transplant operation, planning is made for the hair transplant procedure. In the first stage of this hair transplant planning, the structure of the hair.
The shape of your hair, the size of your baldness, and the thickness of the hair in the donor area are examined for the transplant.
After this analysis, it is decided how many hair follicles should be harvested from the donor area.
Then, it is decided in which directions collected grafts will be implanted and where the grafts collected will be distributed to the balding area.
What Is Planning in Hair Transplant? At this stage, it is important to know that the success of hair transplant will be higher if a person has denser hair in the donor area and the balding rate is low.
The person will have his hair like they used to have before after the hair transplant. However, if the hair density in the donor area of the person who will have a hair transplant is low, and also the balding area rate is high.
There will not be thick hair after the transplant.
This information should be discussed between the doctor and the patient before a hair transplant operation. Otherwise, the person may keep their expectations too high.
However, a hair transplant procedure is not a magic medical intervention. Existing conditions cannot be exceeded.
Front Hair Line Must Be Determined Correctly
After this stage, the front hairline is determined by considering the face structure of the person. When determining the hairline, the doctor must decide where to start the hair. A place that will be natural and will not have a bad appearance from an aesthetic point of view.
The front hairline is the most important stage for the hair to look natural after a hair transplant and to prevent any problems in the social life of the person.
The hair that starts from the front too low or vice versa leads to a funny look. Therefore it is necessary to be careful when determining the front hairline.
As a result, it is necessary to plan carefully after the hair transplant operation has been decided to have. As in all jobs, the planning stage has great importance in hair transplant, as well.
Starting directly without planning will cause problems in later stages. To prevent this, it is necessary to plan every stage of the hair transplant process in coordination with your specialist.,
What are Graft Types?
What are Graft Types? We try to explain all stages of a hair transplant operation in a way that you will no doubt the surgery. Today, we will explain to you what the term graft means, which is one of the first terms that come to mind when we talk about hair transplants.
If hair loss, thinning hair, or an accident causing regional losses occurs, the best solution is to have a hair transplant operation. People who decide to have hair transplant surgery are generally afraid of this operation.
For this reason, they want to find answers to all questions they have in mind to overcome their reservations. The first media that the person who decides to have a hair transplant consults is the website.
They try to get information through the hair transplant websites on the Internet. One of the most frequently encountered words in the process of obtaining information is the term graft. Most clinics will calculate the price for hair transplants according to the number of grafts.
It is possible to encounter the term graft in most areas of medicine. In general, it means ‘tissue‘. However, the term graft used for hair transplant is used in a slightly different sense.
The total number of roots contained in each strand is harvested from the back of your head. Ie from the donor area is called a graft. Hair grafts do not always have a root. There are two roots, tree roots, or even four and five roots in a graft.
When talking to your doctor, 1,000 grafts are said to be transplanted, which does not mean 1,000 hair follicles. The more hair follicles contain, the thicker and denser the result of transplant will be. Most hair transplant centers determine their prices according to the number of grafts to be transplanted. However, some hair transplant centers try to provide the best for you at a fixed price to ensure maximum benefit.
For example, naturally, you want to achieve Now Hair Time one of the pioneers of Turkey in this business and you have what you need for aesthetics it makes up graft rate in October. Moreover, it does not charge additional fees for this situation, the price is fixed. Thus, as in other companies during the transaction, you will not encounter additional costs of surprise.
Leading Brands is Now Hair Time
What are Graft Types? Hair grafts do not always have a root. There are two roots, tree roots, or even four and five roots in a graft. When talking to your doctor, 1,000 grafts are said to be transplanted, which does not mean 1,000 hair follicles.
The more hair follicles contain, the thicker and denser the result of transplant will be. Most hair transplant centers determine their prices according to the number of grafts to be transplanted.
However, some hair transplant centers try to provide the best for you at a fixed price to ensure maximum benefit.
For example, naturally, you want to achieve Haier Time Now one of the pioneers of Turkey in this business and you have what you need for aesthetics it makes up a graft rate in October. Moreover, it does not charge additional fees for this situation, the price is fixed. Thus, as in other companies during the transaction, you will not encounter additional costs of surprise.
How Many Grafts can be With Hair Roots?
Graft has a minimum of one hair follicle and a maximum of six hair follicles. So the grafts types are:
- With one hair follicle
- With two hair follicles
- With three hair follicles
- With four hair follicles
- With five hair follicles
And a graft with six hair follicles is rarely seen. If the hair follicles in the grafts taken from the person contain four, five, or six roots, the thickness of the implanted hair will increase. It should also be remembered that these grafts are tissue and should be carefully transplanted.
How Are the Grafts Harvested from the Donor Area?
As you know, a hair transplant operation cannot be performed in a different area. Grafts are taken from the back of your head between two ears, where hairs do not fall out and are genetically coded not to be fallen out. Then grafts harvested from the donor area are implanted into the balding areas.
There are two main methods used in hair transplant, FUT (follicular unit transplant) and FUE (follicular unit extraction). Other methods are also being used. FUT method has become a less preferred method with the discovery and spread of the FUE method. In the back of the head, the grafts from the area that is genetically coded not to fall out, are taken care of without any damage via a device with the micromotor. It does not leave any scars, wounds, or stains in the donor area.
Harvested grafts should be stored under the supervision of specialist personnel and under certain conditions. Because these tissues are alive and if they are damaged, the chance of successful hair transplant is reduced. The collected grafts should be kept in a special solution in a cold area. The waiting time should be kept as short as possible, as this will affect the success of the surgery. But, now that you have no hesitations about this, Now Hair Time staff is in control of all processes and conducts everything with utmost care.
How Many Grafts can be Transplanted in One Session?
There is no clear limit of the grafts that can be transplanted in one session during a hair transplant operation. However, there are average numbers for the success of the procedure and the aesthetics of the planted hair. A maximum of 3000-5000 grafts can be transplanted daily according to the needs of the patient. Some hair transplant centers claim to be able to plant 6,000 grafts per day. This is not a healthy implanting for the person.
If the number of grafts required to achieve the desired image is 6000 or more, the procedure should be performed in 2 sessions with a minimum interval of 8 months. Because taking a such number of grafts from the donor region at one time can both damages the donor site and causes a thinning look in the back of the head. Do not rely on hair transplant centers claiming that 6000 grafts or more can be implanted in one session.
What are Graft Types? | Top Things to Know about Grafts
The healing process of the area where the graft is taken is one of the subjects that people wonder about. The donor area where the hair is removed is self-healing and the tissue here regenerates itself. There is rarely difficulty in healing or a wound in the area, and so on. If it occurs, treatment with various creams is possible.
After having a hair transplant, there are a few questions on the patient’s mind such as if graft transplanted will fall out if it does these how these losses will affect the parent. The success of the process depends on this. The less loss in the transplanted grafts means the more successful the procedure.
Hair Loss Is Normal
The concern in any hair loss after the hair transplant process is another issue that people are most curious about. The so-called shock hair fall is normal after each operation. However, a few months after this hair fall, you will have your real hair. In addition, hair fall can occur due to malnourishment, damage to the area, and not protecting the recipient area from external factors. For this reason, you must protect the recipient area from any external damages for a few weeks after hair transplant. Your doctor will give you detailed information about this subject.
Is Hair Transplant Performed in Summer?
Hair transplant is an operation that has become popular all over the world. With this operation, those who lost their hair as a result of an accident or due to the hair fall and thinning hair now can easily regain their beautiful hair like they used to have before.
Since the success rate and visual aesthetics of the surgery are so high, the demand increases. However, as the demand for hair transplants increases, some rumors continue to spread.
We would like to inform you about these allegations, many of which are unfounded and have the potential to affect people who will undergo a hair transplant.
A person who decides to have a hair transplant will be curious about many things. When you research on the internet to satisfy this curiosity and find the answers to your questions, dozens of different allegations appear.
Such situations is confusing those who want to have a hair transplant. Even some people change their minds to have a hair transplant. Instead, doing healthy research will eliminate the questions in your mind.
Subjects Needed to be Searched for Hair Transplant Process
There are certain issues researched by a person who will have hair transplant surgery. By having information about these issues, you can put an end to your concerns and have a hair transplant with peace of mind.
Subjects that must be searched are as follows:
- What is the success rate of hair transplants?
- Will I regain my old appearance after a hair transplant?
- Does hair transplant hurt?
- How long does the hair transplant operation take?
- In which country should I have a hair transplant?
- Which clinic/doctor should I prefer for a hair transplant?
- When is the right time for a hair transplant?
The subject of this article is about the right time for the hair transplant operation mentioned earlier. In our previous article, we touched upon that the best time for a hair transplant is after the hair fall rate slows down to a certain level. Because hair loss while the shedding continues may cause an aesthetic appearance in the following years.
For this reason, it is not right to have hair transplantation when you are very young and your hair is still falling quickly. For people who do not want to wait for some psychological reasons, after planning the second hair transplant with the doctor, the procedure can be done while the hair fall continues.
Now, we will focus on the issue of hair transplant which is one of the biggest concerns of those who decide to have hair transplant:
Is Hair Transplant Performed in Summer?
Many blogs, forums, and similar sites on the Internet contain information that ha it is not correct to have a hair transplant in the summer months and the success rate will be low or it is dangerous. People who read this give up or postpone having a hair transplant.
However, you do not have to postpone or give up a hair transplant procedure which is very important to you. Because in the summer or any time of the year, there is no danger or harm to have hair transplant operation. These are often false information spread over the Internet.
Of course, as always after the hair transplant operation, you should pay attention to the advice of your specialist. In the summer, people who have hair transplant surgery should be a little more careful than others.
You Should Be Warm
Is Hair Transplant Performed in Summer? We have already mentioned that spring is the most productive time for hair transplants.
However, this does not mean that hair transplant will not be performed in summer. In summer, the most important thing to protect people who had hair transplant surgery is warm environments.
The only thing you need to do is not to be in hot environments for two weeks. If possible, get permission from your work for a while after a hair transplant. Do not go out much and try to be in cool environments.
Two weeks after a hair transplant is vital to the success of the procedure. We can call this phase as crusting phase. At this stage of scalp healing, the patient should not sweat and do not harm their head.
After 10 days following the hair transplant operation, a person can wear a hat that is comfortable and not squeeze the head. Of course, not only these but also after hair transplant for a minimum of 20 days or a maximum a month, the patient should stay away from places such as the sea, pool, or even go to the beach even if it doesn’t go into the sea. The reason is because of the possibility that sand might fill the roots of the hair.
This will damage the hair follicles and reduce the success rate of hair transplant operation and might risk hair growth. However, after this period, people can enter the sea and the pool. They can enjoy their holidays.
Challenges of Having Hair Transplant in Summer
When is hair transplantation done? There is no medical difficulty or danger of having a hair transplant in summer. In this period, there are some minor difficulties experienced by the person who had a hair transplant operation. To give an example of this, in the summer, when the head of the person who has a hair transplant, sweats out, the person will impulsively wipe it.
However, when he tries to wipe his sweat with his hand or with the help of a napkin, there is a possibility of damaging the hair follicles.
To give another example, in summer the person will want to wash his head and take a shower because he will constantly sweat. However, washing procedures after a hair transplant operation depends on certain rules and times. The reason for this is to ensure that the crusting and the setting of the roots are successful.
Itchy Donor Area
In addition, whenever the hair transplant is performed, there will be a minor itch in the donor area, especially in the recipient area. This can be uncomfortable when combined with hot weather and sweat during the summer.
There is no harm in having a hair transplant operation in summer except for the negative side of the temperature. If the person who considers having a hair transplant prefers to stay in a cool place for a few weeks even though it is summer. It can get through the process without any problems.
If you still have questions about hair transplant on your mind and you cannot find the answer on the internet. We advise you to contact Now Hair Time, which has the most experienced and caring doctors in the field of hair transplantation. And get answers to all the questions you have in mind.
Who Can Have Hair Transplant?
Who can have a Hair Transplant? In recent years, hair loss has become a problem that we see frequently in both men and women. Hair transplant is carried out when hair loss due to hormones, stress, or any health problems is not treated with medicines. It is necessary to meet certain conditions for this process performed by harvesting hair roots from the back of the head which is the donor area. We have prepared the answer to the questions of whether everyone can have a hair transplant or who cannot have a hair transplant.
Who Can Have Hair Transplant? At What Age Should One Have Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant must be performed on those over 18 years old. However, anyone older than 18 can benefit from a hair transplant. After the person has been examined, it is decided whether the transplant will be performed or not. If the hair transplant is performed while the person’s hair still falling out, it will not yield good results. Also, it is not recommended to have a hair transplant for those who are going through puberty or have not completed puberty yet. Due to the hormones hair can fall out or new hairs can grow after the hair loss.
Can Sick People Have Hair Transplant?
Although it is a non-surgical operation, the person’s general health status is one of the most important factors. If you have any health problems or medications used constantly, you should consult your doctor.
Does Anyone Die During Hair Transplant?
In such a case, the health status of the person should be taken under control and necessary actions should be taken. The hair transplant process should be done after necessary actions are taken. In addition, the healing time of wounds will be extended after a certain age. In these cases, the hair transplant procedure might not be performed.
Is Donor Region Important for Hair Transplant?
The hair of the person who wants to have a hair transplant taken from the back of your head that is the donor region must be examined first.
These hairs must have strong hair roots which will be transplanted. After the necessary examinations are done, the specialist who will make the hair transplant decides if the person is a good candidate or not.
If the hair roots are weak and the hairs in the donor area are inadequate, hairs from the chest, arm, or back can be harvested and the procedure can be performed.
However, hairs from the chest, arm, or back are not as strong as the hair roots in the back of the head and beard. For this reason, hair transplant with hairs from the back of the head gives more effective results. Now Hair Time transplants hair follicles only from the back of the head and beard.
When Should Hair Transplant Be Done?
Baldness, which is among the general problems of our age, is a problem that wears down many people. Due to this wearing process, people apply to different fields and seek treatment. The most appropriate treatment for baldness, hair loss problems, is undoubtedly the hair transplant operation. Hair transplant operation is preferred by large masses and it is generally successful.
The success of the operation is related to the treatment method used as well as to the specialist who applied the treatment. The specialist should be experienced and competent in their job. People should research the experts thoroughly before performing the hair transplant operation and after that, they should decide.
Hair may become a big problem for some people due to genetic factors and inadequate hair care. Those who want to cope with this problem, whose hair loss is caused by different reasons but bears the same result, and who want to be happy in their social life, apply to the hair transplant operation. So, is there any time frame to apply for a hair transplant operation? When should a hair transplant operation be performed? Are there any seasons or days that are important for the operation?
Time is also among the decisions that those who want to have a hair transplant have difficulties making. Those who want to have an operation wonder many details about the right timing and that might turn into a problem. The answer to the questions relating to the time that people are curious about is also provided by the characteristics of the people.
In other words, treatment should be started by including many elements from their social lives to health conditions and personal lives. For example, another factor that is important in the timing of hair transplants is gender. Before all this, it is necessary to determine whether people need an operation or not. At this point, the gender factor will play a key role. If the person who wants to have treatment is male, the hair transplant process is required in the hair loss due to the androgen hormone. It is almost mandatory for men with aesthetic concerns to have a hair transplant operation. Hair transplant is the most permanent treatment for men experiencing hair loss.
If a woman experiences hair loss, stress is the primary factor causing hair loss. For this reason, hair transplant is not at the top of the treatments to be applied against hair loss for female patients. Other treatments can be applied to women’s hair loss. Consequently, when a hair transplant decision is made for both sexes, both women and men, different conditions and periods should be considered.
Men who have had time thinking about hair transplants should consider their age. Age is among the most important factors in determining the timing of hair transplants. The opinion of physicians is that patients under the age of twenty undergo detailed research and wait for some time because hair loss can be occurred due to adolescence for men under the age of twenty. Hair loss from adolescence is quite normal and does not require a hair transplant. However, if a hair transplant is done during adolescence, the hair loss will continue because the period has not ended.
When people are in their 30s, it is observed that hair loss decreases or stops. For those who want to have a hair transplant and ask when I should have a transplant, the thirties are the most accurate period. The hair that needs to be fallen out in the thirties has been already fallen out, and the hair loss process is completed. The performed hair transplant does not cause falling again. Even after this age, there is no risk of hair loss.
Those who consider the time of hair transplant should also consider the issue in terms of seasons In the hair transplant operation, seasons are effective and the weather conditions must not be extreme. In the period hair transplant will be performed, excessive cold or excessive heat should be avoided. The summer season is not the right time for a hair transplant. The hot air will make the person sweat and therefore discomfort will occur in the operation area.
Since it is very important not to touch the recipient area after the operation, any disturbing element should be avoided. The heat during summer and sweating due to the heat will cause a person to touch the recipient area, wiping sweat, or different factors. These motives can cause problems in the recipient area. Hot air brings with sea and beach as well.
Going to the beach and sea does not produce good results in a hair transplant operation. If you pay attention to the operation date that will be after the summer vacation, you will get better results. With the end of summer, the weather will not be extremely hot, and factors such as the beach and sea will disappear because the holiday season passed. It is essential to be protected from extreme temperatures in the winter as well as in the summer, that is, if a hair transplant is carried out in the coldest month of winter, the area where the operation is performed may give negative reactions. The person who goes out in very cold weather or very rainy weather will experience failures in the course of the operation.
Even wearing a hat during cold weather is likely to affect the process. Those who want to have a hair transplant in the winter should either get it in the first months of the winter season or the last months. Thus, the warm air condition will have occurred in both transitions and the recipient area will not be exposed to cold. As it can be seen, each time with extreme conditions affects the hair operation without being summer or winter. The month should be preferred rather than the season. Since the transition months are always milder, it affects the process positively.
The social life of the person who wants to have a hair transplant is also of great importance to choose operation date. Health in people’s social lives is one of the factors affecting hair transplants. Just like in the seasons, it is necessary to avoid extreme factors in social life.
People whose social life is active should take a break from this liveliness for a few days after October and rest. The resting time plays an important role in the success of the hair transplant operation. Patients can contribute to the process by relaxing both physically and psychologically.
The effects of fatigue and exhaustion are observed in patients who continue their social life actively and continue with their liveliness. Hair transplant operation takes into account the compliance of all kinds of effects to the result. After the transplant process, especially in the first three days patient must rest. People should make their social life stable according to the operation process and prepare an environment.
Recovery relating to the operation is observed in about ten days. The healing process is in the hands of the people, that is, people who take rest and take the necessary care will recover faster while those who do not rest and take care by acting otherwise will recover later.
One should consider the outcome of each stage and determine the social life plan accordingly. The importance of planning in the timing of the operation is unquestionably great.
The factors that are important in choosing the date of hair transplant for individuals are not limited to these. If a period that person is stress-free, healthy, and psychologically comfortable is preferred, more successful results will be obtained. As a hair transplant center, we are ready to take all necessary steps to solve our patients’ problems relating to time.
The hair transplant service we offer is not only limited to the operation but also the conditions before and after the operation are realized in the order provided by our center. If you want to get detailed information about the services our center provides, please visit our website. You can contact us via the phone number on our website.
When Should Hair Transplant be Performed?
When Should Hair Transplant be Performed? Some of the things that people wonder who decided to have a hair transplant are as follows: When is the best time for a hair transplant, is there a certain time of the hair transplant process, what is the optimal age range for hair transplant. If hair loss or hair fall has occurred, you may want to regain your old appearance by having a hair transplant.
However, as with any medical procedure, the right timing of ha air transplant is one of the major factors affecting the success of the procedure.
The Best Time for Hair Transplant: Hair Loss Level
For those who want to have ha air transplant, it is essential to determine the right time. several factors determine when the time is right. One of these factors is the level of hair loss. In other words, how much of your hair is fallen out. If your hair is still falling out and thinning a little bit, it is not correct to perform a hair transplant operation. You can consult with our expert doctors to see if you have a sufficient level of hair loss for a hair transplant.
It is not right to perform hair transplant surgery on people whose hair is still falling out fast and continuously and even those who have still hair that falls moderately. First of all, this may cause an aesthetically disturbing appearance.
If a patient has an active hair fall, existing hair is still likely to fall out within a few years even though a hair transplant was performed on the balding areas.
Therefore, it would be an unpleasant look for the patient with balding patches from place to place that occurs in the person’s head. You should talk to your doctor and get your doctor’s approval when deciding on a hair transplant to prevent the unaesthetic appearance.