Hair transplantation operation is briefly hair follicles being taken from the back of the head, transferred to the areas of that hair loss had occurred. It can also be called a kind of displacement operation.
The hair in the back of the head is the hair that we know as donor dominant. These hair follicles do not lose their hair extension ability when transferred to the bald areas. Dominant donor field is the scientific basis of hair transplantation.
Each individual with sufficient donor hair follicles at the back of the head is the right candidate for hair transplantation. While many patients who have had hair loss in the past are not suitable candidates for hair transplantation; the development of modern techniques and the perception of hair transplantation as an art allowed hair transplantation suitable for nearly everyone who lives today.
Is hair transplantation a permanent operation?
Hair transplantation is a permanent procedure. The hair follicles that are transplanted during the process are genetically resistant to the hair loss effect of testosterone. The planted hairs remain in the area where they were transferred for life.
During transplantation, the transplanted units are hair follicles. Hair follicles (follicular unit) in the forms single, double, triple or more hair follicles are the anatomical structures. The use of hair follicles (follicular units) during hair transplantation makes them natural, aesthetic and efficient because they are structures with anatomic integrity.
FUE hair transplantation
Under local anesthesia, hair follicles are taken from the donor area with very fine punches (0.6-0.7 mm diameter) in the form of follicular and transferred to the area of hair loss. The FUE technique is the most advanced and the most comfortable technique for the patient in the recent years. This method of hair transplantation is a seamless and non-marking method. Because the procedure is painless, the hair transplantation is relaxed. After the procedure, the patient can easily return to his/her daily life.
Some or all of the planted hair falls in shock in 1-2 months. This is a situation that varies from person to person. Some do not fall, and others can all be fallen. In general it is expected that all will be fallen and this is a normal process. Fallen hair begins to regrow after the sleeping phase, ie 3 months after transplantation. In 8 to 10 months the general look will take shape. Since the hill area is formed a little later, 10-12 months time is needed for this area.