Hair loss is one of the most common conditions in human history. Stress, genetic factors, and harmful cosmetic products can cause hair loss.

Hair loss occurs in both men and women, but it is more prevalent in men. In recent years, hair transplantation procedures using the FUE technique have become a preferred treatment for this condition.

Hair Transplantation

Stress, genetic factors, and harmful cosmetic products cause hair loss…

Precautions to Take Before Hair Transplantation

  • Blood thinning medications should not be used. Clotting problems may occur. All medications that prevent blood clotting accelerate blood flow. Therefore, these medications should not be used before the operation.

  • Blood-thinning foods should not be consumed. The consumption of natural blood-thinning foods has the same effect. Onions, garlic, lemon, and similar blood-thinning foods should not be consumed.

  • Foods that cause bad breath should not be consumed. (Such as sausage, garlic, onion, etc.)

  • Alcohol should not be consumed. If alcohol is consumed, the operation will be rescheduled for another date..

  • A blood test should be conducted. Based on this blood test, the hair transplant procedure is performed.

  • The patient should not come sleep deprived. They should arrive alert and well-rested. During the operation, the patient is not put to sleep. Only local anesthesia is applied to the areas where the transplant procedure is performed.

Hair Transplantation Techniques

There are two methods in this category: FUT and FUE techniques, which differ in their application characteristics. In the FUT technique, hair follicles in the back of the head are extracted along with the skin. This method has not shown the desired success in hair transplantation.

The FUE technique, on the other hand, is a more successful technique compared to the FUT technique. Currently, the FUE technique is preferred in hair transplantation procedures. In this technique, only the root part of the hair is extracted with a special pen. These extracted roots are then implanted into the area where the hair is lost using special methods. Before the implantation process, anesthesia and small incisions are made. These incisions are used to implant these hair follicles with special pens.

The oldest method still used today, the FUT technique is a method that allows hair transplantation to be completed in a short period. It involves removing hair from the back of the head, where strong hair roots are located, in a strip. The hair follicles, along with the skin, are then transplanted into the targeted area by dividing the harvested strips into pieces.

Since selection is made among the harvested hair, approximately 80% of these hairs can be transplanted. When using the FUT technique, attention should be paid to the direction of hair growth and the hairline, and the transplantation should be performed accordingly.

In the FUT technique, where an incision is made, it is necessary to suture the donor area from which the hair is taken; otherwise, there is a risk of infection in the area.

Approximately 1 week after the operation, the stitches need to be removed.

There is a high probability of scarring in the area due to the incision process. Therefore, it is recommended for patients who do not have very short hair.

“The FUE technique, which has been used since the early 2000s, is described as the most advanced hair transplantation technique today. In this technique, healthy hair follicles are individually collected using microsurgical tools, and there is no need for any incision process.

In the FUE technique, local anesthesia is applied to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. The first step of the procedure involves shaving the hair in the donor area. After anesthesia is administered, the hair follicles are individually extracted and then placed into the opened channels in the bald areas.

Unlike the FUT technique, in the FUE technique, high-quality hair follicles are selected, resulting in a 100% success rate in transplantation. Since no incision is made in the donor area, there is no need for stitches, and therefore, no scars are left on the scalp. Patients can fully recover and resume their daily routines approximately 2-3 days after the operation.”


After Hair Transplantation

After the hair transplant operation, the patient should rest for a certain period. It may take some time for the transplanted hair to adapt to its new location. Therefore, resting during this period will help reduce the recovery time. It’s important to stay away from dusty or smoky environments. Additionally, you should wash your hair according to the instructions provided. The adaptation of the transplanted hair may take some time.

Following the transplantation, adhering to the given instructions and resting will shorten the recovery period. It’s normal to experience itching and similar sensations during the healing process. The adaptation process for the hair varies for each patient. While some patients recover quickly, others may take longer to heal.