Hair Transplant Services Hair Transplant in Istanbul
Hair is one of the most influencing characteristics when it comes to appearance! Sadder it is if we start to lose our hair, may it be due to disease, age, or different factors..
HELP! What is the solution to my problem?
Also called hair restoration, hair transplantation, or hair implants, hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking hair from a donor area, most commonly the back or sides of your scalp, and moving it to the recipient area where you experienced hair loss.
Thus, hair transplantation is the most popular baldness treatment in the world due to its simplicity and effectiveness.
Well, let’s take a look at the techniques available!
FUE = In hair transplantation using the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, hair islands (follicular units; FU) are removed one by one without a linear incision.
It is the removal of islands of hair (follicular unit; FU) with circular incisions from the scalp using 1mm and smaller diameter instruments. The only difference between this method known as Fue Motor and the old method is that the doctor does not have to manually remove the follicular unit.
The basic logic is actually the same and with the new method, the doctor and the patient save a lot more time. The device at the end of the core biopsy pen is connected to a motor and the speed of the motor can be adjusted as desired. The thickness of the tips is changed and tips with the desired lumen diameter are applied according to the donor site. The only advantage of the fue engine is of course not only that you gain time. In addition, thanks to the motor, the tissue depth can be standardized as desired, eliminating the need to continuously control the tissue depth. Another advantage is that with the Fue Engine method, grafts can be taken at more frequent intervals and when the same amount of field scans are compared, more grafts can be removed from the field taken with the engine. Furthermore, an advantage of the motor is that it is less likely to break open grafts with multiple roots, i.e. 2-3 or even 4 roots. In other words, the success of the follicular unit in maintaining its integrity is higher.
For these reasons, it can be said that hair transplantation has become a more comfortable operation thanks to Fue Motors. Although the way the roots are taken is different, the opening of the canals and the stages of transplantation are the same as other methods.
Although now it is healthier and more comfortable with the FUE method, one must know that it is an operation that requires careful attention and very detailed work and experience. One should transplant at the natural growth angle and direction of the hair, and also transplant the removed hair follicles quickly without leaving them waiting outside for a long time. Subsequently, one of the most important factors in the health and success of this surgery is advising the patient on the process before and after the transplant. Since hair transplantation is a detailed and precise application that requires balanced medical equipment, you should choose well the center where the procedure will be performed.
Significantly less post-op discomfort or pain.
No linear scar.
Surgical wounds are much smaller and less obvious and only require days to heal.
Individual hair follicle harvesting allows for donor hair to be extracted from areas that have been impossible to harvest using the more traditional methods such as zones located on the sides of the scalp as well as the beard or body.
Extraction of hair from dense donor areas of the scalp and redistributing those hairs to the balding areas in order to minimize the contrast of balding and donor areas. This strategic extraction allows for a more even appearance of hair in donor areas that minimizes the appearance of balding.
FUE is limited by the number of grafts that can be extracted/placed in a single day. In some cases, a 2-day mega-session may be scheduled.
FUE is more operator-dependent and good hand-eye coordination is required in both extraction and placement of grafts.
FUE grafts are more delicate and special care is needed while handling and implanting them
Patients who prefer to wear their hair in a shorter style since FUE does not result in a linear scar
Patients with a small donor area from which to extract hair grafts or those who have a tight scalp
Patients with scarring from a prior FUT procedure may be able to conceal their scar during the second procedure with the option of placing FUE grafts directly into the scar line
Patients who have a limited amount of time set aside before returning to work
Patients who head towards more advanced classes of baldness and are willing to not only restore the balding areas but also minimize the visibility of the typical horseshoe pattern seen in people with advanced baldness ..
When performed by an experienced and skilled hair restoration physician, the final results should be so natural in appearance that others will not be able to tell that the hair was transplanted.
The number of grafts in an FUE procedure depends on the size of the area to be covered and the desired density. Thick hair and grafts containing larger numbers of 3’s and 4’s give the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Unfortunately, this is genetically predetermined. We review patient goals and possible options before determining the number of required grafts during the initial consultation.
DHI = The purpose of this technique is to transplant the grafts taken from the back of the head directly, without opening the canal. The grafts taken are immediately reinserted in order to achieve a healthy and strong result. Because the longer you wait for the transplants, the more the quality of this method suffers.
For hair follicles/grafts taken from the donor area to be transplanted, no holes are opened in the areas where the hair will be transplanted, and hair follicles are directly transplanted with special tips. Also this technique is more laborious and takes longer than the classic FUE technique. On the other hand, the healing process is faster because there is no incision.
The fact that no hole is opened in the area to be transplanted increases the number of roots that can be transplanted and allows for more intensive transplantation.
Besides the FUE technique, one of the new and very special techniques of hair transplantation is the DHI technique, which is used in only a few hair transplant centers in the world, especially in Türkiye.
Advantages of hair transplantation with DHI Technique ;
The most important feature of this technique is the latest hair transplant technique, which is the closest to natural hair. This method has a low risk of scars, denser hair density and, thanks to special needles, a high recovery rate. The density is twice that of the strip/side cut technique, 40-60 grafts per square centimeter. This density provides very good coverage in the buried area.
Moreover, this method offers the possibility of hair transplantation on different areas of the hair. It offers a more natural appearance and much more successful results when applied to sensitive areas, especially around the hairline.
Since it is a very delicate technique that must be applied individually, a team of experts, very successful in their field, work in hair transplant centers where this technique is used. Hair design in hair transplantation using the DHI technique achieves the most natural and successful results.
This is the most important DHI hair transplant FAQ question for patients. The choice between FUE or DHI procedure is important and depends on several different reasons the patient’s size of the thinning area and the quantity of available donor hair. We believe that this technique will meet the patient’s expectations. Both FUE and DHI methods are different types of hair transplant techniques but the goal is the same. They can help you to achieve your natural dream look. The Follicular Unit Extraction technique is the best for covering large areas.
On the other hand, the DHI method can achieve higher density. if the patient has large bald patches to be covered this patient will be a better candidate for the FUE hair transplantation technique surgeon can harvest large numbers of grafts in one session. You have to shave your hair before the FUE technique however you do not have to shave your hair before the DHI method.
here is no reason to worry. You may experience itchiness or dry skin during the first days after the procedure. This is part of the healing process. In that case, you may repeat the washing or simply spray with cool natural saline spray.
You may experience swelling between the 2nd and the 5th-day postoperatively. Edema can start from the hairline and move to the forehead and end up in the area around the eyes and nose. This is nothing to be worried about as it goes off after a few days. Try to be persistent in taking your medication. You may help the swelling by lightly massaging the forehead from the mid area towards the temples. Contact your consultant for further advice.
DHI hair transplant procedure may take around 6-8 hours and involves multiple steps. The duration of time depends on the technique used and the number of grafts needed by the patient. The steps that take most of the time are extraction of hair grafts and opening channel, duration of 1-3 hours for each.
The procedure is usually performed as day surgery. On the next day after transplantation, washing process is done. In general, the whole process will take 2 days.
The most important feature of the sapphire technique is that when the channels are opened with a sapphire pin, the hair looks natural, conforms to the tissue and minimizes the possibility of necrosis.
When transplanting roots from donor areas, 2 different transplantation techniques are used worldwide.
The first and most commonly used technique is the classic slit technique. The roots are transplanted in canals prepared with a thin, straight incision in the transplant area. The channels in which the roots will be transplanted are previously opened with thin slits.
The second is the latest sapphire technology. The roots are not transplanted in straight cuts, but in round holes opened with a sapphire pin instead.
What is the difference to other methods, and why should one prefer this method?
The advantages of the sapphire transplantation technique can be explained primarily with “naturalness and dense transplantation prerequisite”. In hair transplant operations, determining the root density in cm² to be applied to the transplant area is very important to show the success and quality of the operation.
Naturalness in hair transplantation means dense hair transplantation in the bald areas and that the transplanted hair has the right angles. The international term “density” (i.e. root density per cm²) is the most important determinant. For hair transplants with a root density of 40-45 cm², the result is an extremely intense hair appearance.
Since the roots are placed in extremely small holes that are opened at the right angle with sapphire pins, there is no possibility that the roots will move and their angle will change. In addition, there is no risk of damaging the roots, since each root to be transplanted is held by the hairy part and placed in the hole. Since the transplant area is processed with fine needles after the operation, it helps the area to heal after 2-3 days, and most importantly, there are no scars. The sapphire technique should be preferred if there is a need to return to normal life faster after the operation and the hair with natural density is aimed for.
How long does the healing process take?
With the sapphire technique, the healing process of hair transplants is extremely fast. After 2-3 days, the transplanted area will recover. The only thing to take care of after the operation is to protect the transplanted roots from dangers such as rubbing or hitting.
Are there any side effects?
No, with the sapphire technique, hair transplantation has no side effects and minimizes the negative effects such as necrosis, scar and swelling that can occur with other techniques.
Who prefers this method?
After a process is well known and generally accepted, the next step is “quality and perfection in detail”. Hair transplantation has been similar over time. Fue hair transplantation is an operation that has been used for a long time and is widely accepted. The search for quality and perfection in hair transplantation leads to the “sapphire technique”. For this reason, our patients who prefer the sapphire transplantation technique are those who do not want to take any risks in hair transplantation. Naturalness and hair density are very important for the group of patients who prefer the sapphire technique.
Patients should abstain from smoking and alcohol consumption. These two have been found to reduce the recovery time and damage the grafts. If you are taking any blood thinners like aspirin etc., then consult your doctor and get approval to stop them for a while. Usage of blood thinners during the surgery period will increase the risk of bleeding. On the day of the surgery, be sure not to apply any hair products even if you use them regularly. Instead, wash and dry your hair and keep up a positive, cheerful attitude.
Due to Sapphire blade tips, 4000 grafts can be applied In a single session. In most cases, the entire process is completed in a single session of 6 to 8 hours. The duration of the procedure depends upon factors such as the number of grafts to be used and the width of the hair transplantation area.
During the recovery phase, the patients should avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
While sleeping, care should be taken so that the sensitive transplanted area does not contact the pillow.
Make sure that you are thorough with the regular follow up.
Avoid activities that cause sweating. So it’s best to stay away from heavy exercise, swimming, and strain.
Eye Brow Transplantation ;
In humans, sometimes due to diseases, accidents, and sometimes genetic deformities can be seen in the eyebrows. These disturbances have a negative effect on visual aesthetics.
Eyebrow transplantation is performed using the FUE technique, which eliminates this problem. The person to be transplanted is anesthetized locally, then micro-channels are opened with the side slit and implanted in these channels. Needles of 0.6 mm and 0.7 mm are used. When performing an eyebrow transplant, it is important that the roots, like the hairs on the eyebrows, are single and the canals are opened in the same direction.
Well, yes as we are implanting hairs that you didn’t have before. I might add that those hairs will in most cases fall within the first month returning your eyebrows back to where they were pre surgery. This is quite normal giving time for the new hairs to grow over the following months.
The first thing you want to do is consult with your Doctor, they will show you a couple stencils to help you decide on the shape and size of your new eyebrows.
As with any hair restoration procedure, donor hair is typically taken from the back of the patient’s head.
Beard & Mustache
Beard and moustache are important factors in the male identity formation. Without a beard and mustache, the individual may experience social problems, lack of self-confidence, unhappiness.
In some people, the beard and mustache only grow in certain areas.
Apart from these, conditions such as burn marks, alopecia and wounds can appear as an additional problem. For people who want to correct this situation, the solution is beard and mustache transplant. Today there are treatment methods for all kinds of beard and mustache problems.
One medical method is beard and mustache transplantation.
Conditions That Can Be Corrected By Beard And Mustache Transplantation:
• Sparse Hair
• Scar, stitch scar or burn
• Hair loss
• Fine mustache
How is a beard and mustache transplant performed?
Depending on the person’s desires, most often the root is taken from the nape of the body. Subsequently, the transplant areas are determined by our team of experts, taking into account the wishes of the person. The FUE method is used during transplantation.
We don’t recommend shaving until at least 10 days after your beard transplant surgery. Because your face may be red, tender, or swollen at first, you’ll need to be extremely gentle the first few times. We generally advise you to refrain from touching or grooming the area within the first few weeks, so as not to disturb the transplanted follicles.
Every incision made during beard hair transplant surgery is made with attention to your beard’s hair growth direction, angle, and density for the best results. You should start to lose the transplanted hairs in your beard within two to three weeks after your procedure. However, these hairs will begin to grow permanently within the first three to four months after your body has had time to regenerate your hair follicles. Results are usually permanent, meaning your increased self-esteem is here to stay.
Anyone who has had trouble growing facial hair or who has dealt with facial hair loss makes an ideal candidate for a beard transplant. Many patients also come to us seeking a facial hair transplant to cover up acne or facial scarring caused by a traumatic injury. Even if your scalp hair differs slightly in color from your facial hair, we can help you achieve natural-looking results. Candidates must have sufficient hair growth on their scalp for the transplant procedure to be the most successful.
Hair is one of the most important elements that complement the external appearance of both men and women.
In the case of advanced hair loss, hair transplantation can be performed and the situation can be intervened. If the hair structure is weakened and a fuller appearance is required, positive results can also be achieved thanks to hair transplant and hair treatment applications. In addition to hair transplant applications, there are many new techniques to revitalize existing hair structure.
What is hair mesotherapy?
The minerals, vitamins and amino acids needed by the hair are mixed and injected into the scalp using very fine-tipped needles. Thanks to the hair mesotherapy method used by various centers and clinics; Hair loss can be largely prevented. With these technical treatments, the structure of the hair becomes thicker. The amount of new hair growth increases. The method also largely prevents hair dandruff. The natural hair color is protected and lightening is prevented. More voluminous hair is obtained and the lifespan of the hair is extended.
Method of applying hair mesotherapy
Hair mesotherapy is much easier to apply than hair transplantation. The process is applied to the area between the fat and tissue layer. The basic principle is to inject the liquid mixtures prepared with the help of a mesotherapy gun into the scalp with a very fine sterile needle at the tip. This process, used by professionals, typically takes 30 minutes. The recommended process is to repeat the procedure every week and continue the process without a break for 8 weeks.
It takes at least 5 weeks for the application to take effect. The liquid mixture to be injected in mesotherapy is determined depending on the characteristics of the people who will benefit from this method.
Prp hair treatment method
Our center successfully applies the Prp hair treatment method thanks to its specialized staff. The PRP method is a method for improving existing hair. With this method, the blood of the person to be treated is taken and the substances in this blood are separated and converted into plasma. This prepared plasma serum is injected into the areas where the hair of the person having the application is weak and the hair follicles using the method known as “Napaj”. The Prp method performed takes 30 minutes. After the procedure, there is no wound or scar on the patient. The fact that the injected mixture is made from the person’s own blood reduces the possibility of infection to zero. After the method used, people can easily go back to their daily routines. The recommended duration of use is to repeat the process once a month for 3 months.
Effects of the PRP method on hair
The painless application of the Prp method offers an advantage for those who prefer the procedure. There is no scar on the body of the people who use it. It can be used easily and safely. It has a refreshing and relaxing effect on the hair follicles. It does a great job in reducing hair loss and regenerating weak hair follicles. Positive effects can be seen for a long time after Prp application.
In order to achieve successful results, it is important to carry out the application frequently and in the recommended time. It should be repeated especially once a year. Thanks to the process, the cells in the hair follicles are triggered and the hair continues to grow in a healthy way. The procedure is also easy to use on people with dandruff and greasy hair. After application, a noticeable shine and gloss can be observed in the hair.
You can expect new hair growth along your existing hairline and improved density, health and texture of hair.
It is equally effective in both men and women.
One requires at least 4 sessions. The therapy can be continued further up to 10 or 12 sessions with good results by combining therapies like anti-hair loss solutions, stem cell serum, and platelet-rich plasma.