MCT team answered the most frequently asked questions about hair restoration treatment;
* What should be the purpose of hair transplantation?
* How long has hair transplantation been applied?
* Who can apply hair transplantation?
* What methods are used for hair transplantation?
* How long does hair transplantation take place?
* How long does it take to return to social life after the operation?
* Where to get hair for hair transplantation?
* Does hair transplanted after hair transplantation?
* What should be considered in hair transplantation?
* What is the success rate of hair transplantation?
* Are there risks to hair transplantation?
1# What should be the purpose of hair transplantation?
The purpose of hair transplantation applications; The aim of this course is to provide the desired natural and healthy hair with modern medical applications.
2# How long has hair transplantation been applied?
Modern hair transplantation was first performed in Japan in the 1930s. In the Western world, it was first introduced in the 1950s. Hair transplantation techniques, hair transplantation techniques since that date, the advancement of technology, hair and scalp improved with a better understanding of the skin structure.
3# Who can apply hair transplantation?
Nearly 50 percent of men over the age of 50 now face hair loss problems. For this reason, hair transplantation is the most applied cosmetic surgery by men. Of course, hair loss is not only a male issue. Many women may also experience hair loss or sparse problems. Hair loss can be seen as a result of genetic inheritance, aging, traumatic injuries or various medical conditions. Whatever the cause of hair transplantation, it can be successfully applied to all people if there is enough hair follicle in the body. It can be applied not only on the scalp but also on the losses in all areas with hair such as eyebrows, mustaches or beards.
4# What methods are used for hair transplantation?
FUE method which does not leave any traces in hair transplantation, FUT method can be applied on the neck. In FUE method, the hair follicles are removed one by one and the FUT method removes a skin line containing hair from the nape. Persons who are candidates for hair transplantation should have healthy hair on the back and sides of their heads to be used as donor area. Other factors such as hair color, hardness, wavy and lush affect the outcome of the intervention. After the hair and scalp analysis of our patient, which is the most appropriate method, the patient’s priorities are taken into consideration and the patient’s decision is made. Although the FUE method is generally preferred, it may be necessary to use the FUT method in some cases. Hair transplantation can be applied not only for baldness but also for increasing the hair density in dilated areas.
5# How long does hair transplantation take place?
Depending on the amount of hair loss, the application takes place within a few hours. If the hairless area is too large, a few sessions may be required to complete the treatment. Generally, the intervention is performed under sedation (sedation) under local anesthesia.
6# How long does it take to return to social life after the operation?
After hair transplantation, special bandage is applied to the head. The person can be discharged after 1-2 hours. It is possible to control with painkillers for pain which may be rare. Usually, after 3 days home rest, the head can be turned to work life. The first dressing is made on the 5th day.
7# Where to get hair for hair transplantation?
In practice, hair follicles usually taken from the nape are sown in the targeted bald area. These hair follicles are called grafts. Rarely, in some cases there is not enough healthy hair in the person’s neck or temple. In such cases, hair follicles are taken from other parts of the hair, such as the arms or chest wall.
8# Is there any hair loss after the hair transplant?
Planted hair will be poured within a few weeks following the cultivation. This is normal and they will come out again after 3-4 months. After this temporary spill has been recovered, the hair follicles sown protect their characters and do not spill. However, the original hair in the same area may continue to be shed over time and a new hair transplantation can be planned in the future due to reduced hair density. After surgery, hair loss progresses progressively, especially if there is an unnatural appearance in the new hairline area, additional surgery may be necessary in the future.
9# What should be considered in hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation in hospital environment will minimize the risks of hair transplantation. It is very important to have the best results in hair transplantation by experienced plastic surgeons. The fact that hair transplantation is performed by a team consisting of more than one plastic surgeon increases the success of the treatment.
10# What is the success rate of hair transplantation?
In order for the operation to be successful in the operation, the hair follicles are sown in the area where they are placed and held. The right practice increases the success of hair transplantation. For a natural look, it is very important to plant the hair in the right distance, at the right angle and in the right density, to the bald areas.
11# Are there risks to hair transplantation?
Like every medical intervention, hair transplantation has several risks. Hair transplantation is a long-lasting application and depending on the degree of purity may require several sowing in a period of 1-2 years. The possible complications are the inability to obtain the desired result, the infection and the obvious scar. All these complications are very rare if the application is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in the hospital environment. After the operation, pain, discomfort, some bruising and swelling can be monitored. In areas where hair is taken and sown, a spontaneous remission may occur within 2-3 months.