HAIR LOSS AND HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Hair loss due to stress is generally seen in women. Hair loss, which is more common in men, is a problem affecting a large part of the population, where genetic inheritance is the most influential factor and environmental effects such as insufficient hair care, air pollution, and exposure to chemicals. Hair loss, especially in male patients, often depends on the testosterone level and the number and sensitivity of testosterone receptors in the hair follicles. Although genetic inheritance is thought to be extremely effective, some external factors also stand out as factors that accelerate hair loss. So that’s why, hair loss in women should be handled differently, and any hair transplant operations and planning should not be made before the underlying causes are investigated and revealed.
How to do hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation, which is an operation performed under local anesthesia, is a procedure that should be managed by specialist physicians due to the severity of the procedure. It is a tissue transplant that involves the transfer of hair follicles, which are programmed not to shed, between the two ears, on the nape of the neck, to the area of hair loss.
Before the operation, hairline planning is done with the patient. Depending on the hair condition of the patient, one of the hair transplant methods such as FUE, DHi, and Sapphire hair transplant methods may be preferred. The region is marked. Hair is cut with the help of a shaver. The patient is laid face down. Pain is prevented by nerve blockages and local anesthesia. The first step is to remove the hair follicles. The duration varies according to the number of hair follicles to be taken. While the hair follicles are taken, the auxiliary element arranges the hair follicles according to their types. Samples with higher quality and single roots are separated and arranged for the more visible front part. After the intake is completed, the patient is removed and rested. If desired, the patient can eat during this time. In the second part, the patient is placed on his back, and transplantation is done. After the transplantation process, the area is covered with a dressing.
After hair transplantation?
After two days of bandage, the hair is washed. The wounds heal in about ten days and scabs fall off. In the next process, the hair in the existing follicles will fall out and regrow for about six months. In the period between six months and a year, the hair is expected to grow and reach its natural state. The hair in the transplanted roots is permanent and does not fall out for life. The dressing applied to the donor area in the first control is sufficient in the early period. Washing with special shampoo and lotions is applied to the hair transplantation area. Most of the hair in the transplanted area starts to fall out in the 3rd week and starts to grow again in the 3rd month. Considering that the hair will grow an average of 1 cm per month, it is necessary to wait an average of 6 months to see satisfactory results.