Hair loss is an uncomfortable problem that affects both men and women. Hair transplant is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which the hair is moved from the areas of intense growth to the bald area.
Although hair transplant is thought of as creating new hair, it is actually the transportation of existing hair. Hair loss usually occurs at the front and top of the head. In hair transplantation, the thick hair on the back and sides of the head is moved to the areas with hair loss.
Hair loss is mostly caused by genetic and hormonal reasons. Hair thinning and baldness become more visible with age. People who are in good health, still have thick hair on the scalp and have realistic expectations are suitable for hair transplantation.
Before hair transplantation, local anesthesia is applied to numb the scalp. A piece of the scalp is removed with a surgical knife. Hair and hair groups are carefully separated from the scalp. These healthy hairs are placed in tiny incisions made in balding areas. This process is repeated several times during a treatment session.
After hair transplantation, discomfort such as a feeling of tension and pain in the scalp may occur. In this case, it may be necessary to use painkillers. Antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. It is necessary to wear a bandage on the scalp for one or two days.
The newly transplanted hair will fall out approximately 2 weeks after the procedure. This is normal and paves the way for new hair to grow. In most cases, results are visible after 6 months. In some patients, this may take up to 12 months.
Hair thinning and hair loss may continue even after hair transplant. For best results, it may be necessary to use a medication that treats hair loss. These medications can slow down and prevent hair loss. In this way, the natural hair appearance can be maintained for many years.
It is recommended to wait for hair transplantation until the age of 30 and above, when hair loss slows down and becomes more predictable. People who do not have enough hair and people who experience hair loss due to medications such as chemotherapy are not suitable for the treatment.
Since natural hair is used during hair transplantation, completely natural-looking results are obtained. Thanks to recent technical and technological developments, it is possible to achieve much better results.