Hair transplantation is the process of collecting strong hair follicle seeds (graft) taken from the donor area and transferring them to the bald area without hair or to the area with sparse hair.
Hair transplantation was first introduced by a Japanese doctor in 1930. However, the first successful hair transplant operation was performed in 1950. Hair transplantation methods used until the 1980s do not give natural results. Thanks to the developing technology in the early 1990s, more natural and permanent results were developed. This is how the foundation of hair transplantation methods used today was laid.
Today, the problem of hair loss in men and women is increasing due to changing weather conditions, malnutrition and genetic factors. Although it is considered normal to lose 100 to 200 strands of hair per day, not taking precautions can cause results such as thinning of the hair or baldness over time. It is possible to find solutions for hair loss in certain areas due to openings on the forehead line, baldness on the side and top of the head, or hair loss in certain areas, thanks to a comfortable, practical, pain-free hair transplant. The purpose of hair transplantation is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life by regaining the healthy hair of the person.
With the developing technology, different methods are applied in hair transplantation operation. Let’s examine these methods in detail;
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Method
Fue hair transplantation is the most common permanent solution method for hair loss and baldness problems worldwide. Fue hair transplantation technique is applied in the form of collecting healthy hair follicle seeds (grafts) from the hairy area on the head and placing them in the bald area where there is thinning or shedding completely.
Fue hair transplantation method, which is one of the most preferred methods worldwide, is a method that can be applied easily to both women and men. It is the most natural right of everyone to have healthy hair that makes our self-confidence high. The fue hair transplant method, which has been reliably applied around the world since 2004, is one of the most effective ways to achieve healthy hair.
What Are The FUE Hair Transplant Stages?
It is very important that you share all the details about what you expect in hair transplantation in the first meeting you will have with your reliable clinic and specialist doctor after you have decided to have a Fue hair transplant method. Your expert, who fully understands you, will guide you in the best way.
In this first meeting, the necessary examination is done. After mutual expectations are discussed, necessary blood tests are performed and it is ensured that there is no obstacle to hair transplantation. The next step is to determine the hairline. After the determined hairline process, the next stage of the fue hair transplantation method is started.
Stage Hair Root Seeds (graft) Collection
After the first examination and preparation stage, the areas where FUE hair transplantation will be applied are anesthetized with local anesthesia after the necessary purification process. Thanks to local anesthesia, no pain or pain is felt during the hair transplant procedure. In the Fue hair transplant method, the area where the hair follicle seeds are collected is generally the nape area, which is more resistant to shedding. Healthy hair follicle seeds are carefully collected from the nape of the neck, which is determined as the donor area. Being sensitive at this stage is very important in planting healthy hair in the next stage of hair transplantation.
Each collected hair follicle contains an average of 2.7 hairs. According to the healthy hair follicles in the donor area, an average of 2500-3000 hair follicle seeds are taken in a single session. The collected hair root seeds are preserved in a special solution.
Stage Hair Root Seeds Placement in The Channels
Small channels are opened to place the hair follicle seeds collected for Fue hair transplantation. At this stage, it is a process that requires a lot of attention. The specialist doctor opens very minimal channels with thin steel-tipped slits in the area to be transplanted. The number of these channels is determined according to the size of the area to be transplanted at the first meeting. The collected hair follicle seeds are meticulously placed in these opened channels. At this stage, attention should be paid to the direction of hair growth and hair transplantation should be done in that way.
Sapphire Hair Planting Method
Sapphire hair transplant; It is a hair transplantation method using sapphire-tipped blades used together with the fue method. Thanks to these sapphire blades used, the channels opened are smaller, so the healing time is shorter. The area to be transplanted with sapphire and the donor area are anesthetized with local anesthesia. Hair follicle seeds are carefully collected from the donor area with the fue method and micro motors. The collected hair root seeds are preserved in a special compartment. After the collection process, small channels are opened in the area to be transplanted with the help of sapphire-tipped blades. Hair follicle seeds collected in these opened channels are carefully placed. Thus, the sapphire hair transplantation process is completed. The operation takes 3-6 hours on average. It differs according to the width of the region.
Ice Fue (Follicular Unit Extraction) Method
Ice fue method has become a remarkable method because it provides healthier growing hair.
The ice fue method has the same stages as the fue method, the only difference is that the hair follicle seeds collected from the donor area are taken into a special cold solution and preserved. Thanks to this solution, it takes the nutrients it needs for the development of hair follicles, allowing it to adhere to the area to be transplanted and grow healthier.
Although the operation varies according to the size of the area to be transplanted, it generally takes 2 to 3 hours.