HAIR TRANSPLANT: HAIR IMPLANT
Hair micrografting, a natural look
A few years ago hair transplants were accused of giving the appearance of leek fields. This appearance was due to too large grafts, each containing more than 10 hairs. Currently two techniques make it possible to obtain grafts of 1 to 6 hairs, i.e. 1 to 2 follicular units (each follicular unit is formed of 1 to 3 hair bulbs):
The micrograft consists of meticulously cutting a strip of skin, taken from the occipital level, into follicular units.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) allows follicular units to be removed directly using circular scalpels 1 to 2 mm in diameter, called punches.
The micrograft gives a horizontal scar at the level of the neck, which can sometimes widen whereas the FUE leaves multiple scars of 1 mm in diameter most often invisible even if the patients wear very short hair. This technique is our preference.
How is a hair transplant performed?
At the level of the donor area (occipital region), the hair is cut with a clipper (approximately 5 mm in length) then local anesthesia is performed.
The grafts are taken using punches, the size of which is chosen according to the area to be grafted (frontal line: punch 1.25 to 1.5 mm in diameter and more posterior area: punch 1.75 to 2 mm in diameter). diameter). This first step is the most meticulous and requires a trained operator. The grafts are sorted by an assistant, according to the number of bulbs they contain and placed on compresses soaked in physiological saline.
The grafts without bulbs are eliminated. In a second step, the recipient area is anesthetized then pierced with small holes or slits, in which the grafts are introduced using micro-tweezers, respecting the direction of implantation of the hair to avoid the ears. The number of grafts varies depending on the surface to be grafted (up to 600 grafts can be grafted in one session, i.e. more than 2000 hairs) but also on the capacity of the donor area.
What to do after the session?
A dressing is necessary for 3 days on the donor area but not on the grafted area, which is only covered by a sprayed lacquer: Ercefilm ® . A shampoo is authorized from the 5th day. The aftermath is not very painful, however the patient may have an edema in the forehead for a few days, if the grafted area is extensive. Scabs form after 24 hours and fall off 15 days later carrying most of the grafted hair which will only grow back from the 3rd month (the regrowth rate is usually > 90%). Sometimes hypoesthesia (decreased sensitivity) or dysesthesia (tingling) in the neck may appear and persist for several months. There is no graft rejection because it is the patient's hair.
How does a hair transplant work?
Men are programmed to have hair for a hundred years: each hair has 25 cycles, that is to say it will grow and then fall 25 times, each cycle lasting about 4 years. But, in the case of androgenetic alopecia (baldness), the cycles will be shortened due to hypersensitivity of the hair bulbs to androgen hormones, the 25 cycles are then more quickly exhausted. This hypersensitivity only affects the hair bulbs of the fronto-temporal zone, baldness always spares the occipital crown. Indeed, the bulbs of the occipital zone not having receptors for androgen hormones, they are insensitive to these hormones and remain so even when they are transplanted at the level of the bald zone.
Can cicatricial alopecia benefit from a hair transplant?
Post-surgical scars (neurosurgery, facelift scars) and post-traumatic scars (road accident), alopecia secondary to burns or occurring after certain dermatological diseases can be corrected by this technique. When the scarred skin seems of poor quality, it is necessary to do a first test session, of a few dozen grafts to check that the grip is correct. On the other hand, alopecia areata is not an indication for hair transplantation
Hair Transplantation by Turkey Hair Expert
Turkey Hair Expert provides high quality and safe hair transplant in Turkey at its contracted premier clinic, using the most advanced techniques and technologies. With a patient-centric and ethical approach, Turkey Hair Expert offers high-quality hair transplantation in Turkey with its experienced doctors and medical team.
For 3 years we have been chosen as the best hair transplant clinic in Istanbul (2016-2017-2018). Since our foundation we have dedicated all our knowledge and skills to hair transplantation, becoming true leaders in the sector.
As Turkey Hair Expert we are proud to offer competence and professionalism to patients from all over the world, who choose the experience of Dr.Emine Karabash, Dr.Mustafa Yilmaz and the highly qualified team of professionals.
At first I had some nerves surrounding the procedure, however, these were soon gone when reassured by the professional staff. So much so I came back for a second hair transplant. The procedure was painless and was completed on the same day, allowing for visible results with minimal scarring.
- James Elliott -
I came to Turkey Hair Expert clinic for hair transplant. From the start to finish everything was very professional. I received great service. The experience was outstanding.
- Allen Jones -
I recently underwent a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and the care and attention that I received were outstanding. They cover everything for you and booked everything but the flights. They are all extremely friendly and make you feel welcome from start to finish. Definitely, recommend.
- Wayne Bennett -
I travelled to Turkey for a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and was blown away by the facilities and the caring staff that were there upon my arrival. The result I am beginning to see are amazing and have fully restored my confidence. Definitely my top recommendation.
- Angar Safi -
I found out about the services provided by Turkey Hair Expert through a friend who had previously had the procedure done with them. I found the service to be highly professional with high-quality results, I would recommend this service to anyone.
- Oliver Lewis -
Turkey Hair Expert has helped to make the hair transplant more affordable to those who need them and the staff are amazing. They are on hand every step of the way and will answer any questions that you may have. – Definitely, recommend this service to all.
- Darren Thomas -
I came to Turkey to have a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert. I had a large number of graphs done and the time flew by. The process was seamless with an extremely high level of care. I highly recommend this service to all. Thanks, Longevita.
- Leon Hazlewood -
The overall experience with Turkey Hair Expert has exceeded my expectations. The surgery was painless and undergone in a professional manor and the results are outstanding. Extremely happy!
- David Miller -
I could not be happier with the results of my FUE hair transplant. The experience was outstanding and the accommodation, as well as the overall location, was beautiful. Definitely, use this service for a hair transplant!
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I am absolutely satisfied with the procedure and the outcome visible so far. The communication and consultation with Turkey Hair Expert was very friendly and clear from the beginning to the end.
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- Joshua Hunter-
Very good experience with Turkey Hair Expert. Extremely well organised, professional and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more if you’re thinking about hair and beard transplant.
- Nick Roth-
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