What is Hair Transplantation?
A hair transplant is a procedure in which a doctor moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head. Hair transplants are minor surgical procedures and typically occur in a hospital under local anesthesia.
IS NEW HAIR GROWTH GUARANTEED AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Yes, because hair roots for transplantation are extracted from the back and sides of the head. Even in persons who lost most of their hair, the hair at the sides and back remains intact. This hair resists falling as a genetic feature. Therefore, it is guaranteed that they will grow and last for a lifetime.
DOES HAIR TRANSPLANTATION PROVIDE NATURAL RESULTS?
Yes, modern techniques for hair transplantation guarantee the results to be natural. Natural result means that transplanted hair cannot be noticed by others. The results will be natural if hair is transplanted one by one, densely and equally. The procedure should be done expertly for getting natural results.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION METHODS
There are two major techniques for hair transplantation today. The difference is about extraction of the hair. Transplantation is made in the same way in both techniques.
1. FUE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION METHOD
2. FUT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION METHOD
we at SELANT hair apply the FUE method only
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Hair transplantation operations do not take long. After the decision and interview phase of the procedure, operation is evaluated thoroughly. Hair transplantation procedure is done in approximately 5-6 hours in the same day. The duration may change due to graft number to be planted and handwork. It depends on the area of transplantation too, but hair transplantation is not a very long operation after all.
Using Fue method, hair transplantation can be done more easily, practically and painlessly. Person who will undergo hair transplantation should be prepared a week ago. Blood thinners and vitamins should not be used while on the preparation. Smoking is prohibited for 48 hours before the operation. Hair dye should not be used and alcohol consumption is also prohibited. It should be cared that hair gel, sprays are not used before the operation and hair is clean. If hair loss is in the first three stages, transplantation procedure is completed in one session. However, if hair loss is in the last three stages, more sessions may be required.
WHAT MAY CAUSE A BAD HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Hair transplantation operation should be done cautiously and carefully, placing the importance that it deserves. When hair transplantation is not done properly, unwanted results may appear. You do not get a natural look after improper hair transplantation and this affects your look negatively.
Hair transplantation should be done without any mistakes, or it may give bad results. There will be spaces in the hair, hair strands accumulate in an area and give an unpleasant frizzy look. Transplanting the hair roots in improper angles is a wrong application, hair grows straight and an unnatural look will appear.
Another note of importance is that extraction of hair roots should be done cautiously. Hair should be extracted and transplanted without damaging the roots. If hair roots get damage, that area will not grow hair and this is an unwanted condition. Existing hair may also fall off, and this is a non reversible condition.
Another bad result of improper hair transplantation is scar formation after incision and wounds in the area of extraction and transplantation. Scar formation develops after Fut hair transplantation method; because, hair roots are extracted and transplanted in a group. However, fue method does not leave a scar. When transplantation is done properly, a better look can be obtained that will make persons happy.
PREPARATION FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Do not use Aspirin or other blood thinners for 1 week before hair transplantation.
Do not consume ALCOHOL in 3 days before hair transplantation.
Inform your doctor about the drugs you have been using for chronic (diabetes, heart diseases, blood pressure, tuberculosis) or acute diseases.
Do not use tricylcic antidepressants, anticoagulatives (heparin, Coumadin etc), beta blockers and MAO inhibitors (aurorix etc.) for 2 weeks before hair transplantation. Inform your doctor if you used any of these drugs in this duration.
Do not use any local drugs on your scalp and hair before hair transplantation.
Wash your hair before coming to hair transplantation and do not use any kinds of hair gel or sprays.
Have breakfast before coming to hair transplantation. If your operation is scheduled for the afternoon, have a light lunch before coming.
Bring a cap with you that can be loosened or tightened from the behind in order to use after transplantation.
Do not smoke for 24 hours before hair transplantation if possible, if you cannot do it, try to smoke less. Do not forget that smoking will prolong your recovery process.
Do not take multivitamin preparations that involve B and E vitamins for a week before hair transplantation, because they will increase bleeding during the process.
We do not advise you to drive for 6 hours after hair transplantation, if you will come by your car, bring someone to drive on the way back.
Wear comfortable clothes (buttoned shirt etc.) that will not touch your hair during wearing and taking off before coming to hair transplantation.