In words of one syllable, a hair implant can be defined as replacing lost hair with new ones. At present, hair shedding problems may be seen as common due to genetic or various reasons. As a result of hair loss, people may lose their self-confidence and feel its deficiency in their social lives.
Hair transplantation is an operation by generally removes strong and does not shed hair follicles, which are located in the nape area, and transfers them to pour out or dilute areas. Scars, shedding caused by burning, local shedding vb. Problems are cured by hair implants. However, this transaction must be evaluated by specialist doctors and personnel. Otherwise, this operation may bring about complications that are difficult to reverse.
How to Do Hair Transplantation?
First and foremost, after a detailed examination and blood tests, it is decided whether the operation can be performed or not. People who have heart conditions, diabetes, and blood pressure are in the risk group and these discomforts should be evaluated during the examination. When the decision to operate is made, plans are made with the patient about the new hairline. The hairline is an essential stage of the hair implant procedure, as the patients will spend the rest of their lives with their new hair structure. The hairline should be carefully planned within the anatomical boundaries and the patient’s demands.
Hair transplantation goes on for 6-8 hours and is performed under local anaesthesia. After the local anaesthesia procedure, there will be no ache/pain sensation during and after the operation. Thanks to new technologies, local anaesthesia is also performed painlessly.
The first step is the process of taking the roots (graft) from the area planned as the donor area (usually the nape area between the two ears) and storing them in a cold place. This operation, which is made with a surgical material called a punch, in sizes of 0.6mm and 1mm proportional to the hair thickness, is called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). Then, holes are made in the needed areas with the help of various materials and the grafts (hair follicles) taken from the donor area are placed one by one in these holes.
In this process, the frequency and angle of the opened canals are highly essential in order to avoid a bad image described as grass man and to reach the most natural result. The front areas should be planted at an angle of 30 degrees, and the middle and top regions at an angle of 45-60 degrees.
After the transplantation process is completed, only the area where the grafts are taken is covered with a sterile dressing, the transplanted area is left open.
What Are the Rules To Be Followed Before Hair Implant?
As the hair implant is a medical transaction, some rules must be paid attention to. Especially, it does matter to avoid activities which increase blooding. To illustrate, it is recommended that people who do sports regularly should stop doing sports about 10 days before the operation. On the other hand, because smoking and alcohol habits will increase the possibility of bleeding, quitting hair transplantation approximately one week before the operation affects the operation significantly. If care is not taken, it increases the possibility of excessive bleeding during the procedure and necrosis (tissue death) after the operation. For this reason, it is of great importance to reduce smoking and alcohol use as much as possible after hair transplantation.
The transplanted hair will start to shed about 3 weeks after the operation, leaving its roots inside, and new hair will continue to grow gradually from the 2nd month. Although the majority of them have grown in the 6th month, it will take about 1 year for all of the transplanted hair to grow.
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