Nowadays, almost fifty percent of men face the hair loss problem. Thus, hair transplantation is the most frequent cosmetic surgery for men. However, hair loss is not a condition specific to men only. Some women also experience hair loss or thinning problems. Hair transplantation can be successfully performed on all people with a sufficient amount of hair follicles regardless of the cause of hair loss. The transplantation method can be applied not only on the scalp, but also for hair losses in other body parts such as the eyebrows, moustache and beard.
From which area are hairs taken for the hair transplantation?
In the procedure, the hair follicles are taken from the nuchal area and are transplanted to the targeted hairless area. The hair follicles taken are called grafts. In rare cases, when there is not a sufficient amount of healthy hair in the nuchal area or in the temporal area of the patient’s head, grafts may be taken from other body parts of the patient, such as the arms or the chest.
How long does a hair transplant procedure take?
The procedure is completed within a few hours depending on the amount of the hair loss. If the hairless area is too large, several sessions may be needed to complete the treatment. In general, the intervention is carried out with sedation under local anaesthesia.
What is the recovery/healing time after the treatment?
A special bandage is applied to the head of the patient after the procedure and the patient is discharged a few hours later. Although pain is rare, pain control is provided with pain relievers. The patient can generally go back to work after a 3-day home rest. However, they have to keep the head bandage on. The first hospital-based wound dressing is done on the 5th day.
What is the success of hair transplantation?
For the hair transplantation to be successful, the hair follicles should be vascularized rapidly, that is they should “adhere” in the area where the grafts are placed. If done by a correct method, the success rate of hair transplantation is quite high. For a natural look, the hair should be transplanted to the hair loss areas with a correct angle and density. Successful clinical outcomes require a combination of medical expertise, state of the art technology and high quality care.
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