Hair loss is a disease, which begins with the history of humanity, disturbs many people physically and psychologically and its solutions were sought in every age. Although it is seen generally in men, this disease is also a considerable amount in women. Many methods have been tried to solve this situation, even developed creams, sprays, drugs, shampoos, etc. have constituted a huge industry in this regard. Treatment of this disease which may develop due to genetically, hormonal or chronic illness is possible today. Among all known methods, the fastest and most precise treatment is seen as hair transplantation. Hair transplantation has been particularly well developed in the last 10 years and has become prominent with its effective, scientific and promising results in the treatment of hair loss.
SUITABLE PATIENT PROFILE
The hair transplantation process may be applied in all patients male or female without severe chronic diseases. Although there is no generally age limit, the hair loss process should be expected to be completed. The hair transplantation process may be applied in all losses developed from male and female pattern hair loss, trauma, burns, accidents, surgery scar.
Conditions which may be an obstacle for operation are checked by our specialist physicians with an appropriate medical history and hair analysis; the necessary blood tests are made. In case of chronic diseases which may affect the surgery, additional tests or consultations may be asked. If any blood-thinner drug or alcohol is used, they should be discontinued 1 week before operation. As smoking may impair the healing process of scar in some patients, it is convenient to minimize smoking. There is no need to discontinue the drugs used for other chronic diseases. As hair transplantation process is not applied under general anesthesia, there is no any restriction for eating and drinking before or after the operation.
Operation process varies by the width of area where hair transplantation shall be applied, hair type and the method to be applied; it takes average 6-8 hours. Hairs are cut 1-2 mm in length before operation. The operation is performed under local anesthesia. The area of operation is cleaned with an antiseptic solution. Hair follicles are collected individually as graft from the donor area by FUE technique manually or with the help of micro motor. Received grafts are made ready for transplantation in a sterile environment. Following holes are made on the targeted areas as they shall be compatible with the number of grafts collected, and received grafts are placed individually. Hair transplantation is completed after medical dressing. During transplantation, eating-drink or moving is free.