Today, in addition to genetic factors, there is an increase in hair loss due to changing weather conditions, stress of daily life and unhealthy diet. While it is considered normal to lose 100 to 200 hairs in daily life, this number is too high for some people, and over time, the hair is completely lost. After this point, permanent and natural solutions are provided to the balding appearance, which has become an aesthetic and psychological problem, thanks to hair transplant operations. The hair transplant procedure, which was first tried around the world in 1952 in the USA, has been applied in Turkey for many years. The point Turkey has reached in hair transplant operations is one of the most preferred countries in the world. Thanks to specialist doctors, the success rate of hair transplant operations in our country is very high. We have brought together some of the most successful hair transplant methods applied in Turkey for you.
Fue (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant Method
FUE selection method is the most advanced hair transplantation method that was started to be applied after the first FUT method. The success rate of the FUE hair transplant method, which has been the most applied hair transplant method worldwide since 2004, is increasing with the developing technology. FUE hair transplantation method, which provides a permanent and natural solution to the problem of baldness, is one of the most effective ways to achieve healthy hair.
Fue Hair Transplant Stages
After you decide to have a FUE hair transplant procedure, you must be wondering what stages await you. We have gathered all the stages together in detail for you. After completing the first control and planning stage, the stages applied during the hair transplant operation are;
- Local anesthesia application phase
Local anesthesia is the first step of the hair transplant operation. At this stage, an anesthetic is injected into the area to be transplanted and the donor area, which will provide a feeling of numbness. This procedure is done with a needle and no pain is felt after the first few needle insertions. The anesthetic agent is applied under the skin and is expected to act, and there is no pain or feeling of pain during the procedure.
- Hair follicle seed (graft) collection stage
At the stage of collecting healthy hair follicle seeds from the donor area, which is anesthetized with local anesthesia, the number of roots determined in the first examination is collected. The donor area is usually determined as the nape area that is resistant to hair loss. At this stage, 2,000 to 4,500 hair root seeds can be collected depending on the need. Being careful at this stage affects other stages of hair transplantation. Proper collection of healthy hair follicle seeds affects the success rate of hair transplantation.
- Opening phase of channels
At this stage, the front hairline is bordered and channels are opened to the area to be transplanted. This stage is very important for the success of the hair transplant process. Opening channels according to the growth direction of other hair is very important for the natural appearance and easy shaping of the hair that grows after the transplantation process. Likewise, the depth and opening directions of the channels are very important for the attachment and healthy growth of the hair follicle seeds. At this stage, the doctor should work meticulously and use his manual dexterity with all his means.
- The stage of placing the hair root seeds
The placement of hair follicle seeds, which is the last stage of the FUE hair transplant method, is as important as the channel opening stage that we have mentioned before. At this stage, the collected hair root seeds are placed in the opened channels as 1, 2 or 3 roots. The number of hair follicle seeds to be planted is determined at the first examination and the number of follicles is transplanted. The procedure takes 6 to 9 hours, depending on the size of the area. After the hair follicle seed placement, the patient is discharged on the same day.
Dhı Hair Transplantation (Direct Hairimplantation) Method
DHI hair transplantation method has recently become one of the most preferred hair transplantation methods worldwide. The method, which was developed with new technological applications, drew attention as the success rate of the method was high and it was easily applied to women as well. The difference of DHI hair transplantation method from other hair transplantation methods is that shaving applied in classical methods is not performed in this method. A special medical pen called choi is used during the DHI hair transplant operation. Thanks to its thin and pointed special design, this pen can collect the seeds of the hair follicle in itself without making any cuts. Another difference from other hair transplantation methods is that no channels are opened in this method. Hair follicle seeds collected with a special medical pen are directly planted by applying light pressure to the area to be transplanted.
The reason why DHI hair transplantation method is so preferred is that shaving is not required during the transplantation process. In some cases, even if regional shaving is done, the shaving is not obvious because this area will be covered by long hair. It is especially preferred by women because it is not shaved. DHI hair transplant procedure is local momentIt starts with the application of aesthesia and the hair root seed is taken from the donor area with a medical pen and transferred without waiting with the same pen by applying light pressure to the area to be transplanted. Although the DHI hair transplant method varies from person to person, it takes between 6 and 10 hours on average. Clear results can be seen within 6 to 12 months after hair transplantation. The success rate of DHI hair transplantation is quite high.
Sapphire Fue Hair Transplant Method
Sapphire hair transplantation method has taken this name because of the sapphire-tipped blades used together with the FUE hair transplantation method. The general application process is the same as the FUE hair transplant method, the difference is that sapphire-tipped blades are used instead of the medical blades used during the procedure. Since these sapphire blades used are very fine-tipped and sharp, the channels opened during the hair transplant operation are smaller, and the recovery time is much shorter. Sapphire Fue hair transplantation process begins with the application of local anesthesia, then the planned number of healthy hair follicle seeds are collected from the donor area, and then the channels are started to be opened with the help of special sapphire-tipped blades. The hair root seeds collected in these micro channels are carefully placed, thus completing the sapphire Fue hair transplant method. The operation takes an average of 3 to 6 hours and is a method with a high success rate.
Ice Fue Method
The IceFue method was developed as a sub-application of the FUE hair transplant method. IceFue hair transplantation method aims to have healthier and faster growing hair. Thanks to this feature, it has started to attract attention and the number of applications has increased.
The stages of the IceFue Hair transplantation method are the same as the classical FUE hair transplantation method, the only difference is that the hair follicle seeds collected from the donor area are protected in a special cold solution. The substances in this special solution allow the hair follicles to attach easily and grow healthier. Thanks to the substances in the special solution, the hair follicles are fed and the success rate of the hair transplantation process increases. Although the IceFue hair transplant operation varies according to the size of the area to be transplanted, it generally takes between 2 and 6 hours. The success rate of the procedure is quite high.