It has been first performed in Japan in 1930 as transplantation we know today. It’s been developed massively with the improvement of the techniques with science and knowledge about hair scalp.
What is the purpose of hair transplantation?
The hair is always been one of the most attention-grabbing things on a person for both genders. First thing or one of the first things is that the people look when they look at the mirror is their hair. Therefore, there is no surprise that rising interest in hair transplantation in recent years.
Who can have hair transplant operation?
There is no restriction in the modern world but who can do it? Both women and men are able to apply this operation. But mostly, men do it depending on the manly hormone called androgen. Aside from that, thanks to today’s technological developments, people can also have moustache and beard transplant.
What kind of methods executed for hair transplant?
Well, there are two techniques of hair transplantation; FUE method and FUT method. The main difference between these two is FUT can leave a scar on the neck. Because in this method a skin line containing hair from the neck is removed. On the other hand, in the FUE method, hair follicles are taken one by one and planted in the missing regions. And there isn’t going to be any pits or trails after the operation. There are also DHI, Sapphire and Manual Punch methods in FUE hair transplantation.
Generally, non-marking FUE method is preferred by most of the patients. Hair transplantation is not only for baldness. It can also be applied to increase hair density in diluted areas. After the hair and the scalp analysis with experts, they mutually decide which method would be more appropriate considering the hair type, colour, density.
Which area is better to take follicles for hair transplantation?
Hair follicles are usually preferred for hair transplantation from the back of the head. If hair follicles, which called grafts as a medical term cannot be removed from the back of the head or the temporal sides, the patient’s chests or arms can be used for hair transplantation. Surprising right? Yea but with the developments of the science, we always see anything is possible.
What happens after the operation?
It is essential to rest and wait for recovery between three and five days. Within one week or ten days, the patient will be fit to return to his everyday social life. After a few weeks after sowing, the transplanted hair will fall out and should not be worried, because this process is absolutely normal. Hair follicles getting prepared for new the hair. New hair starts to grow in three and four months and is completed in one year.
What is the success rate of hair transplantation?
The determination of the number of grafts required for hair transplantation is very important. Hair transplantation should be very well planned. The success rate will increase if the hair is planted at the right angle and at the right density. If all these factors are applied correctly, the success rate approaches 100%. It is important that the place to be hair transplanted is a full-fledged hospital. The operation room should be kept hygienic when looking for a place for hair transplantation; a patient should focus on the quality of the operation team and experience of the specialists.
Is there any risk of hair-transplant operation?
Well, like any other surgical operation there are some risks about it, as well. It’s a long process and depending upon the baldness several implanting may be required in a period of one to two years. What could be the risks can be; marked scar remains, infection and a failure to achieve the desired result.
However, the good news is; all of these are very rare if the operation is carried in the hospital by an experienced plastic surgeon. Postoperative pain which can be controllable with pain relievers, discomfort, bruising and swelling might be seen and in the areas where the hair is taken and transplanted, a self-healing torpor feeling may develop within two to three months.