Hair Transplantation Hair impacts a person's external appearance, social and psychological status. There are tens of diseases that may lead to hair loss. The correct diagnosis should certainly be made before hair transplantation and hair treatments and hair transplantation should be performed accordingly. With recently developing technologies, hair transplantation is a procedure that has been preferred by many people complaining of hair loss and produces permanent solutions for hair loss. If we define hair transplantation in general, it is the procedure of transplanting hair follicles resistant to hair loss, which are harvested from the chest, arm, leg and especially from the nape region in the body, to the area of hair loss. The individuals aged between 20 and 60 years are eligible candidates for hair transplantation. It is sufficient for the person who will undergo transplantation to spare 3 days before and after the operation. Although it varies depending on the amount of hair follicles required, the duration of transplantation is about 6 - 10 hours. On the day of the operation, it is recommended to come to the health center after taking a bath and washing hair. Blood thinners such as aspirin should not be taken one week prior to the operation. HAIR TRANSPLANTATION TECHNIQUES FUE (FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION) It can be defined as the procedure of transplanting hair follicles resistant to hair loss which are harvested from a specific area, such as the back, chest, to the area of hair loss. In FUE hair transplantation, healthy hair follicles collected one by one from the determined area in the nape using FUE micro motors are kept in special solutions for a while. Hair follicles are transplanted into the channels opened according to the natural growth direction of hair in the area of hair loss. While determining the hairline, attention should be paid to it being symmetrical and compatible. The hairline should be in harmony with the person's face shape and anatomical structure. Thanks to special techniques used in FUE hair transplantation, no cut, suture or scar forms on the skin. In FUE hair transplantation carried out under local anesthesia, the patient does not feel any pain during or after the operation. The materials to be used during hair transplantation are prepared by being chosen individually according to the thickness, length and number of hair follicles. The donor area where hair follicles will be harvested and the transplantation area are determined. Both areas are anesthetized. After anesthesia procedure, hair follicles are harvested one by one from the donor area using FUE micro motors and kept in special solutions. Channels are then opened for hair follicles in the area where hair will be transplanted. The hair follicles kept in the solutions are placed meticulously and one by one in the channels opened for transplantation. After hair transplantation procedure is completed, PRP is applied to the patient's scalp to support the hair follicles. After hair transplantation, the transplantation area is not closed. The area where the hair follicles are harvested is dressed and closed. The dressing is removed in the first day post-transplantation during your follow-up. Drugs are prescribed to accelerate wound healing and to prevent infection development. Hair is not washed in the first 2 days after the procedure. 2 days later, the first washing is performed in our clinic. The transplanted hair begins to fall out after about one month. Then the hair follicles transplanted again begin to grow. This process is completed in about 6 months. HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS IN BRIEF Step 1: Transplantation plan and determination of hairline with a specialist. Step 2: Sterilization of the patient's operation area and administration of local anesthesia on the day of transplantation Step 3: Harvesting of the person's hair follicles from the donor area meticulously and one by one Step 4: Opening channels of appropriate angle and size in accordance with natural hair growth direction in the transplantation area Step 5: Transplantation of hair follicles at an appropriate angles into the transplantation area Step 6: Application of dressing and PRP to the operated areas Postoperative Hair Wash: Washing process to be carried out for 10-15 days provides elimination of crusting and acceleration of healing WHAT ARE THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE RESULTS OF HAIR TRANSPLANTATION? The person's age, diet, lifestyle, wound healing time, hormonal and genetic factors, the quality of hair grafts and environmental factors affect the results of hair transplantation. DHI HAIR TRANSPLANTATION (HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WITHOUT SHAVING) WHAT IS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WITH DHI TECHNIQUE? DHI Hair Transplantation (Direct Hair Implantation) In the DHI hair transplantation technique, normal hair transplantation steps are followed except for opening channels. With the help of medical pen, called CHOI, the grafts are harvested, and then, the hair follicles harvested again by this pen are directly implanted into the skin without opening channels. The goal of the procedure is to preserve the current hairy appearance and to perform hair transplantation without shaving the hair. First, the donor area where hair follicles will be harvested is locally anesthetized and the follicles are harvested one by one from the donor area with the Choi pen. Since there is no channel opening in the DHI technique, the hair follicles prepared are implanted without waiting. The hair follicles harvested are placed into the pens, called Choi pen, and then implanted. When the hair follicles to be implanted are being placed in the transplantation area, natural hairline should be taken into consideration. DHI hair transplantation procedure lasts about 8-12 hours. As in the FUE technique, hair wash is started in the second day after transplantation and continues for 8-10 days. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DHI? Ability to provide a high hair density and to obtain more natural looking. The waiting time of hair follicles during hair transplantation is shortened with the help of Choi pen, minimizing the risk of follicle loss A rapid healing process PAINLESS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION (WITH SEDATION It is performed to make the patient have hair transplantation procedure without worry and pain. In sedation, analgesic (pain killer) and sedative (relaxing) drugs are administered by an anesthesiologist. After the administration, the patient is conscious but feels slight sleepy and relaxed. SAPPHIRE FUE TECHNIQUE It refers to the use of a special sapphire tip instead of a metal slit at the channel opening step of hair transplantation. Tips produced from real sapphire, which is a precious valuable metal, are used. It opens smaller micro channels in the area where hair follicles will be implanted. In this way, less crusting, accelerated healing process, and thicker and fuller hair transplantation are obtained. LASER-ASSISTED HAIR TRANSPLANTATION The main goal of laser application after hair transplantation operation is to accelerate wound healing after hair transplantation, to rapidly reduce the side effects such as swelling, redness, pain, and help achieve successful result quickly. Since the source in the laser system does not generate heat, no side effect is expected. The laser light stimulates the follicles, which are the root structure of hair, and provides your hair to regain its natural growth cycle. The treatment supports fuller and denser hair growth. BEARD, MUSTACHE AND BROW TRANSPLANTATION Beard, mustache and brow transplantation is also performed by our expert team in our clinic.