Hair transplant treatments used to enhance our appearance. Even though most commonly utilised by men, to restore their beard moustache or the signs of balding, women are also taking advantage of the many hair transplant procedures for a fuller, healthier hair.
Hair transplant surgery is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that can restore your own natural hair to thinning areas such as the temples or crown.
There are 3 most popular hair transplant techniques:
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI),
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
One of the key differences among these techniques is how the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and then how they are implanted in the recipient area.
In the FUE method, hair roots are taken one by one and transferred to bald areas. No surgical intervention is required. Without taking tissue from the area where hair follicles are taken only the individual root cell is studied individually. Through this method, a very natural result can be achieved.
Sometimes the head does not have sufficient donor sites for a hair transplantation. In these exceptional cases, following a hair analysis on location, as well as a detailed consultation to discuss the results with the highly qualified surgeon, the FUE method allows hair transplants using other body hair.
FUT is the oldest hair transplant technique in which a thin strip of skin is removed from the back of the head surgically. The hair follicles are then divided into individuals units by the doctor’s assistants. The donor area is then stitched together.
FUT – Follicular Unit Transplantation – was replaced by FUE, but is still used in some cases where FUE may not be the best option.
We strongly recommend this operation to be carried out by certified plastic surgeons or done by technicians with overseeing by the surgeons.
How it works?
Throughout the process, individual follicles – typically between 1 and 4 hairs – are extracted under local anaesthesia. The extraction procedure utilises a micro surgical extraction instrument, between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter, to remove the follicles.
The surgeons, use micro surgical needles, then create small incisions that will receive the grafts. Surgeons should be experts at blending the hair in, inserting the grafts at an angle and density that matches the original hair, as it is aimed to be identical to a natural and realistic hair pattern.
Hence we strongly recommend this operation to be carried out by certified plastic surgeons or done by technicians with overseeing by the surgeons.
7 to 8 hours.
As individual follicles are removed, it only leaves small, puncture scars, which are practically invisible to the naked eye. There is hardly any post-surgical pain and discomfort – with the average recovery time being less than 7 days.
When can I see the final results?
After around 4 months, you will begin to see your first results, but it’s at about a year that you will begin to see the full effect of the hair transplant.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is the most advanced hair transplantation technique.Since DHI hair transplantation is performed without incision, without trace and seam it is among the most preferred methods of transplantation by the patients to be transplanted. Your existing hair follicles will not be damaged while the necessary grafts are taken for the region to be transplanted. The hair follicles are placed one by one and as often as possible Using the Choi (pen) which is a very fine extractor with a diameter of 1mm or less. That's why you get the most natural and successful results in DHI hair transplantation. In addition, there is no scalp puncturing, incision and stitching processes, so you can return to your daily routine as soon as possible.
DHI procedure is always performed by certified surgeons, unlike FUE and FUT procedures that are mostly done by technicians.
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