Losing hair of approximately 50 to 70 pieces in a day is a normal case but when mentioned about hair losing in men and women, losing of hairs much more than this number, thinning and retreating of hairline is stated. While there are a lot of reason of hair losing in men and women, the most common reason is man-type hair losing called as androgenic alopecia passed genetically.
Hair transplantation refers that permanent hairs remaining between two ears are received from the area, where they are intensive and they are transferred to the front thin hairs area. After hair transplantation, hairs lose firstly and then when they are growing again, patients have now natural, non-losing and regular growing hairs. Hair transplantation; may be performed in the form of Follicular Unit Transfer (FUT) with an old method in which hair follicles are received at a time or with a FUE hair transplantation method in which hair follicles are collected one by one and transferred. As the results of both two methods are the same nature, the only difference is whether on the area from where hairs are received has any scar or not.
Hair transplantation is carried out in the hospital conditions, under local anesthesia and with the support of sedation. Getting thousands of hair follicles, if necessary, cleaning and hair transplantation take a while about 2-7 hours. In the process of hair transplantation can watch television, tea and cola drink or talk with the hair plantation team.
Follic Unit Extraction is a modern hair transplantation technique. Hair follicles to be transferred in FUE hair transplant (follicular unit) are extracted under growing with help of micro motor from the nape of the neck, where permanent hairs are intensive. It is not sutured and suture mark does not occur. The donor area for hair is mostly the nape of the neck but rarely other areas such as chest hair are used. Donor area heals completely within ten days. Small holes are opened on the hair transplantation area with special needles and follicles, allocated to units’ hairs are placed in these holes. Hair transplantation angle is parallel to the angle of the original hair. Follicular unit use gives a natural look to the patient. The transplanted hair is lost in two-three weeks and they grow again in two to three months as a permanent. The emergence of the full results takes a period of 8-12 months.
On the donor area, scar in the form of a straight line does not occur after hair transplantation, recovery time is short in the donor area. Chance of worse scar formation called as hypertrophic scar is less. It does not make any limitation of movement after hair transplantation and is more comfortable. If scalp is much stretched, it is a good alternative. There are not any scar growing risks even if donor area is expanded. Hair follicles except for head (from the shoulder and chest area) may also be received. Especially when he needs a limited number of hairs is preferred.
It is separating of hair follicles into follicular units including 1,2 and 3 follicles by being taken from hair follicles lose-resistant neck region in the form of a strip without lose the integrity of hair under microscope and then is the process of these follicles transplantation on the hairless area. Hair transplantation is made with the support of sedation and under local anesthesia in the sit-lie position without sleeping the patient. A thin scar in the form of a line remains thanks to thrichophytic closure technique during the procedure and natural and old image is continuity of the image except for thin scar.