Hair Transplantation and Health

Hello, welcome to Turkey, the world's hair transplant center.

Every year, more than 500 thousand people prefer Turkey for hair transplant procedures, which makes Turkey one of the countries with the most hair transplants in the world.

What makes Turkey such a center is the hospitals equipped with the latest devices and technologies, as well as the world-renowned experts accompanying them and the very reasonable prices.

My name is Emre, I live in Turkey and I am also suffering from hair loss. This situation affects both my psychology and my private and social life. I also know that there are millions of other people experiencing these problems. Since I am a careful and meticulous person when it comes to health, I have spent the last two weeks researching everything I wonder about hair transplantation, talking to experts and visiting clinics. On this page, I will share with you what I have learned in this process.

In this article, you will find everything you wonder about from different hair transplantation techniques to operation procedures, from recovery times to what you need to pay attention to increase the success rate of the operation. At the end of the page, I have added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section consisting of both my curiosity and other people's questions. So on this page you will find answers to all your questions.



What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is the general name given to the hair loss in a part of the head, which is experienced completely or partially due to genetic or external factors, where the hair is the strongest, the hair taken from the area between the two ears of the head and called the "donor area" is transplanted to the region where the loss is experienced.

This process can be applied 1 or 2 times, depending on both the intensity of hair loss and the technique applied. The secret of hair transplantation being so successful is that the transplanted hair preserves the characteristics of the donor area from which they were taken. In other words, they do not have genetic or external features that cause hair loss in the area where the hair is transplanted.

Thanks to the local anesthesia applied during hair transplantation, the person feels no pain during the procedure. You are in constant communication with the doctors during the procedure; At the same time, you can take care of other jobs you prefer and watch TV. Whether or not to use a special drug or shampoo after the hair transplant procedure differs according to the doctors. Some doctors may recommend that the shampoos included in the price packages be used within 2-3 months.

Hair transplantation, which is widely practiced around the world, offers people a very easy and successful solution that lasts a lifetime. Transplantations performed in Turkey, the world center for hair transplantation, stand out with their success rates above the world average and specialist doctors. While the success rate of hair transplants worldwide is between 90 and 95%, this rate is 98% in Turkey.

Who are Suitable for Hair Transplantation?

Unfortunately, hair transplantation cannot be done for everyone. In order to have a hair transplant, the first condition is to be over the age of 18 and not have a serious illness. These serious diseases include heart disease, kidney and liver failure, diabetes and blood pressure diseases, as well as AIDS, Hepatitis C and Hemophilia. The purpose of the blood test before hair transplantation is exactly this, that is, to find out whether there is a disease that the person does not know and that will prevent the procedure.

Since anesthesia is applied during the procedure, the person's allergy to anesthesia also prevents hair transplantation.

Unfortunately, transplantation cannot be performed on someone who has completely lost hair or has very low hair density in the donor area. Although the hairs taken from the beard or more rarely from other parts of the body can be used as a support in hair transplantation, the main hair source must be taken from the donor area on the nape. In cases where this is not possible, hair transplantation cannot be performed, and in cases where it is done, the success rates are low. So in such a case, it is important to reach good doctors with good research, because it is possible that there are people who want to deceive you for money.

Hair Transplantation Methods

There are two basic techniques applied in hair transplantation processes around the world and in Turkey. These are Follicular Unit Extraction known as FUE and Direct Hair Transplantation techniques known as DHI. The older FUT technique, which had a lower success rate, is almost no longer used; so I will explain these two basic techniques.

Although the FUE method is mostly used in hair transplantation applications around the world, the use of the DHI technique is becoming more and more common. Since both techniques are not surgical operations, only local anesthesia is applied in both of them and you can comfortably deal with the job you want during the application.

Differences Between FUE and DHI

These two techniques of hair transplantation can sometimes confuse people. It confused me a bit. What are the differences, which one should I choose, which technique is better, etc. So I asked the experts who do this job.

There is a fundamental difference between the two techniques in terms of application, which is where they actually get their name. In order to place the hair grafts taken from the donor area in the FUE technique, channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and the grafts are placed in these channels. In the DHI technique, the channel is not opened. The hair is placed in special needles and with these needles they are placed directly on the skin without opening channels. This is the fundamental difference. Due to this difference, the area where hair transplantation will be performed is shaved in the FUE technique, while DHI may not be used.

The advantages and disadvantages vary. Transplantation sessions with the FUE technique may take longer due to the opening of the canal. But if the area to be transplanted is large, the FUE technique is much more effective at this point, because the channels opened one by one are more effective at this point.

So it's not just about choosing between two techniques; The structure of the region to be planted determines this a little bit. Therefore, it would not be right to say one is better than the other, experts recommend the better one, which will increase the success rate of planting.

What is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)? How does it Work?

In the FUE technique, which is the most applied hair transplant method worldwide, the hair is taken from the roots and transferred to the balding areas.

Hair follicles are taken from the back of the neck, which is also called the "donor area" and has a non-shedding feature. The areas of the skin where the hair follicles are located are called “grafts” and each graft contains between 1 and 4 hair follicles.

Before the application, the procedure is done easily thanks to the anesthesia applied to the areas where the hair will be removed and transplanted. “Painless anesthesia” can be applied to people who are sensitive to the minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and are intolerant to pain. So good news in every way. It was very pleasing to learn about the point that medicine has reached. The person does not even feel discomfort thanks to the painless anesthesia that numbs the skin and ensures that the person does not feel the entry of the anesthesia needle into the skin.

Before the hair is taken from the donor area with micro motor tips, all the hair on the head is shaved to be shorter than 1 mm. During the process, the hair cut with micro motor tips is collected by the expert team that performs the process. After the collected hair is kept in a solution specially prepared for this process, the hair is transplanted.

Hair grafts are transplanted into small holes or channels in medical terms, one by one, by calculating their natural growth directions.

The Application of FUE Method

Hair transplantation procedures performed with the FUE technique vary according to the size of the area to be transplanted, but 6000 hair grafts can be transplanted in a one-day procedure. In the transplantation process to be performed on a medium-sized area, approximately 2000 hair grafts are planted.

The application process varies between 6 and 8 hours in total. We can divide the process into 4 parts. In the first stage of the procedure, a blood test is performed to control the conditions that may hinder the operation, the person is informed and the area to be transplanted is determined and shaved. This stage is generally referred to as the preparatory stage.

In the second stage, the hair is taken from the donor area and kept in a special solution. In the third stage of the procedure, channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and this area is prepared for the hair. In the last stage, the hair is planted in their new homes by expert teams, so to speak.

The Healing Process for FUE Method

The question that people are most curious about in hair transplantation, as far as I have seen and in my research, is the healing process that determines the process of returning to our normal social life. This is how this process works.

Bandages used for wounds during hair transplantation are removed within 1-2 days. The first washing of the hair is carried out in the clinic on the third day of the procedure. The hair is gently washed every day for a week after this first wash. This part is important in terms of increasing the success rate.

The crusting in these areas is cleared within 7-10 days. Doctors state that the person who has the procedure can return to his social life after these crusts are cleaned.

The newly planted roots shed after 2-3 weeks, but don't worry, this is completely natural. The reason for this is that the hair is broken, that is, the hair follicles are in place. Then the hair starts to grow again. The hair transplanted to the front areas takes its final shape in 6-8 months, and the hair transplanted to the top of the head takes its final shape in 8-12 months. The factors affecting these time periods are the genetic characteristics of the people or external reasons. Of course, you get the most accurate information about this from your doctor.

Things to Consider in FUE Method

Since you will need a recovery period after the hair transplant procedure, you will need to take a 7-10 day leave from the workplace if you are working. Before the procedure, blood thinners such as aspirin, antidepressants, painkillers, vitamin E and B vitamins and multivitamins should not be taken. Alcohol use should also be stopped at least 7 days before the procedure.

After FUE hair transplantation, the transplanted area should be protected very well for 7-10 days. During this period, heavy sports, sexual intercourse, sudden movements, bending and excessive fatigue should be avoided. The bandages to be worn at the end of the procedure are removed between 1-2 days and the hair is washed in the clinical setting only on the third day of the procedure.

In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, experts recommend avoiding activities such as pool, sea, solarium, gym, sauna, steam room for 1 month after hair transplantation. Following the recommendations is the key to increasing the success rate.

Let me state that these processes are generally implemented and followed. These processes and measures may vary if you have a separate disease, skin condition or something else.

What is DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)? How does it Work?

The DHI technique is considered to be the most advanced technique among the currently applied hair transplantation techniques, both in terms of technical possibilities and healing processes. The distinctive point of the DHI technique, also known as Direct Hair Transplantation or Pen Method, lies not in the removal of hair follicles, but in the transplantation of the hair.

Hair follicles are taken from the area between the two ears, from the back of the neck, which is called the "donor area" and has a non-shedding feature. The skin areas where the hair follicles are located are called “grafts” and each graft contains between 1 and 4 hair follicles.

Before the application, anesthesia applied to the areas where the hair will be taken and transplanted allows the procedure to be done easily. “Painless anesthesia” can also be applied to patients who are sensitive to the minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and who are intolerant to pain. So thumbs up for us pain haters. You do not feel anything thanks to the painless anesthesia, which numbs the skin and ensures that the person does not even feel the entry of the anesthesia needle into the skin.

The hair is cut from the donor area with micro motor tips, as in the FUE technique. These cut hairs are placed directly on the needles instead of being kept in a special solution as in FUE. Then, the main distinguishing point of the technique is the hair transplantation.

This new generation innovative DHI hair method does not have a channel opening phase. Hair follicles are placed directly under the skin with the help of a special pen or needle. Then the needle is automatically withdrawn and the root is placed under the skin. Therefore, it allows more intensive planting compared to the FUE technique. In this innovative method, the grafts are placed one by one on the scalp.

The Application of DHI Method

Hair transplants performed with the DHI technique vary according to the size of the area to be transplanted, but between 2000 and 2500 hair grafts can be transplanted in a 5-hour procedure. Since the hair in the area to be transplanted is not shaved in the procedures performed with the DHI technique, less transplantation is performed in the same time compared to the FUE technique. In order to remove the hair from the donor area, that area is shaved in both FUE and DHI techniques. So at this stage there is no difference between the two techniques.

The application time of the DHI technique varies between 6 and 8 hours in total. The process consists of 3 parts.

In the first stage of the procedure, a blood test is performed to control the conditions that may hinder the operation, the person is informed and the area to be transplanted is determined and shaved. This stage is generally referred to as the preparatory stage.

Removing the hair from the donor area is the second step. In the third and final stage of the process, the hair is transplanted into their new homes, where they will stay for life, by expert teams with DHI needles or pens.

In DHI hair transplantation, performing the grooving process and the hair follicle transplanting process at the same time can shorten the hair transplant period by 1-2 hours. The number of grafts planted in the area where the hair is shed may be higher due to the fact that it can be transplanted more frequently than the FUE technique.

The Healing Process for DHI Method

The question that both me and everyone who is considering hair transplantation are most curious about in hair transplantation is the recovery period, which determines the process of returning to our normal social life. According to what I learned from my interviews with experts, this process works like this.

Since there is no channel opening in the DHI technique, there is not much crusting on the scalp. The bandages used can be removed 1 day after the procedure. The crusts on the scalp are completely shed within a week. Doctors say that the person who has the procedure can return to his normal social life after these crusts are cleared. The first washing of the hair is carried out in the clinical setting on the third day of the operation. In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, the hair should be washed gently every day for a week after this first wash.

After this stage, the person's hair begins to grow slowly. 3 months after the application, the person's new hair becomes visible. While an average of 70% is filled with hair in a 6-month period, a 99% increase is experienced in the hair follicles 1 year after the application.

In the DHI technique, the rate of deterioration in the hair placed with a pen is between 3 and 6 percent more than the FUE technique. Doctors provide the necessary information and guidance about which method is most suitable for your hair type.

Things to Consider in DHI Method

Since you will need a recovery period after the hair transplant procedure, you will need to take a 7-10 day leave from the workplace if you are working. You should not take any blood thinners within 1 week before the procedure, and you should not use alcohol or harmful substances within 3 days.

The area where hair transplantation is performed with the DHI technique should be well protected for 7-10 days. During this period, heavy sports, sexual intercourse, sudden movements, bending and excessive fatigue should be avoided. The bandages to be worn at the end of the procedure are removed between 1-2 days and the hair is washed in the clinical setting only on the third day of the procedure.

In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, experts recommend avoiding activities such as pool, sea, solarium, gym, sauna, steam room for 1 month after hair transplantation. Following the recommendations is the key to increasing the success rate.

Let me state that these processes are generally implemented and followed. These processes and measures may vary if you have a separate disease, skin condition or something else.

Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately 95% of hair loss is due to genetic reasons. These are known as "androgenetic alopecia" in medical language and can be seen in both men and women. However, because it is more common in men, hair loss called "male pattern hair loss" is more commonly known. But let there be no misunderstanding because of the name; There may be male pattern hair loss in women and female pattern hair loss in men. Other causes of hair loss include some skin diseases, psychological causes and thyroid diseases, as well as mineral deficiencies and some lifestyle habits. Among the causes of hair loss seen in women, anemia and differences in hormone levels during pregnancy and after birth come to the fore. Finally, it is good to know that it is normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day. These shedding, which is experienced due to the life cycle of the hair, is not considered as a cause for concern by experts. So don't be sad when you see your hair falling out. An interview with a good specialist will answer the question of whether you have hair loss, if so, what type it is and what is the most appropriate transplant method.

Especially in cases of permanent hair loss due to genetics, hair transplantation is recommended in cases where hair follicle loss is high and the area where the hair is shed is large. In addition to hair loss, hair or tissue loss due to any accident, hair transplantation is applied to bald areas caused by burns. In any case, the procedure is hair transplantation. The most important reason why hair transplantation method is preferred in permanent hair loss is that it offers a permanent solution. In addition to stem cell, PRP and Mesotherapy treatments, mineral treatments or treatments for the source of the disease are recommended for other reasons or seasonal hair loss; because in these cases of hair loss, when the source is removed, hair loss can both be prevented and new hair can grow.

The hair to be used for hair transplantation can be taken from the beard area. In such a case, the lower chin, neck and upper cheekbones, which have high closure density, are preferred as donor sites. When necessary, hair can be taken from other parts of the body, such as the chest and arms, and transplanted. But you need to know that all the hair to be used in transplantation cannot be made up of these. The hairs taken from the beard area are used for support purposes only in cases where the hair density is low in the donor area from which the hair is taken. In cases where the hair is completely shed or has very little density, it cannot be transplanted from other parts of the body.

One of the most curious questions of people considering hair transplantation is whether pain is felt during the procedure. I asked this to the doctors, too, and got some comforting answers. Since both techniques are performed with the support of local anesthesia, you do not feel pain or pain. You can easily deal with other things during both the removal and transplantation of hair follicles, for example, you can watch your favorite TV series. “Painless anesthesia” can also be applied to patients who are sensitive to minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and who are intolerant to pain. In this method, you do not feel the anesthesia needle, as the scalp is numbed beforehand.

Hair transplantation has nothing to do with the skull. Since hair transplantation is performed on the scalp, it does not have any effect on the skull.

Saline solution is a substance used in many operations due to its chemical structure. It is used three times during the hair transplantation process. The first of these is during the removal of hair follicles, and the second is during planting. The last use is during the hair wash performed in the clinical setting on the third day of the operation. After these, it is not recommended by doctors because the saline solution does not contribute to the healing of hair follicles and skin. Since the daily washings carried out from the third to the tenth day of the operation must be done very gently, there may be a danger that the extra salt solution to be used at this stage will over-moisten the hair and damage the hair follicles.

One of the things we fear most in every medical operation, whether small or large, is the complications that may occur after the procedure. Although these complications are minor when it comes to hair transplantation, I learned from my research that there are a few problems that can be experienced. Although hair transplantation is not considered a complete surgical intervention, the most important factor for a natural result and a problem-free recovery period is that hair transplantation is performed by specialists and under sterile conditions. In this respect, it is worth noting that the clinics and hospitals in Turkey have very high standards, and the transplantation process is carried out by specialists in their fields. Despite all this, complications that can be experienced include pain and edema, bleeding and, rarely, infection. Pain and edema are seen in approximately 10% of people who have had hair transplantation, and may develop naturally as well as be experienced as a result of non-compliance with the healing process procedures. Especially not following the sleeping position recommendations within 7-10 days after sowing increases this risk. Minor bleeding can be experienced for a few days after hair transplantation and this is considered normal. However, bleeding that lasts longer than this is generally caused by the patient, and aspirin, NSAI, vitamin E, alcohol, anabolic steroids and other blood thinners used by the person before sowing increase this risk. It is important to pay attention to these and to follow the recommendations of the doctors before and after planting. What increases the risk of very rare infections is crusting that occurs after sowing. These crusts fall off within a few days after the procedure, but it is important to clean these crusts. According to your doctor's advice, you may need to use antibiotic creams 3-4 times a day. If health is the beginning of everything, care and attention are the beginning of health, right?

After hair transplantation, the donor area is covered with a bandage and these bandages are removed within a few days. The crusts in this region are also cleaned in a period of 7-10 days. After that, there are no scars or scars in the donor area. The area is completely closed with the hair that comes out.

Special sleeping positions are recommended especially for the first 10 days after hair transplantation, because it is of great importance for the success of the operation that the transplanted hair is not damaged. Let's also say that the timeline I wrote below may contain minor changes according to the people, the doctor and the procedure. During the 3 days following the transplantation, it is necessary to sleep in a 45-degree sitting or lying position, not lying down. This sleeping position prevents the blood in the head from concentrating on one area and edema in that area. It is recommended to use a travel pillow that covers the neck for these three days, as this prevents damage to the wounds on the front and back of the head and the transplanted hair. It is recommended to lie on your back for a week following this process. Because the hair follicles should not be touched in order for the healing process to be successful. This supine position prevents the hair from coming into contact with the surfaces, allowing the process to pass in a healthy way. After these 10 days, you can sleep in any position you want, provided that attention is paid to the area where the hair transplant is made for a while.

Hair transplantation is the general name given to the hair loss in a part of the head, which is experienced completely or partially due to genetic or external factors, where the hair is the strongest, the hair taken from the area between the two ears of the head and called the "donor area" is transplanted to the region where the loss is experienced.

This process can be applied 1 or 2 times, depending on both the intensity of hair loss and the technique applied. The secret of hair transplantation being so successful is that the transplanted hair preserves the characteristics of the donor area from which they were taken. In other words, they do not have genetic or external features that cause hair loss in the area where the hair is transplanted.

Thanks to the local anesthesia applied during hair transplantation, the person feels no pain during the procedure. You are in constant communication with the doctors during the procedure; At the same time, you can take care of other jobs you prefer and watch TV. Whether or not to use a special drug or shampoo after the hair transplant procedure differs according to the doctors. Some doctors may recommend that the shampoos included in the price packages be used within 2-3 months.

Hair transplantation, which is widely practiced around the world, offers people a very easy and successful solution that lasts a lifetime. Transplantations performed in Turkey, the world center for hair transplantation, stand out with their success rates above the world average and specialist doctors. While the success rate of hair transplants worldwide is between 90 and 95%, this rate is 98% in Turkey.

Unfortunately, hair transplantation cannot be done for everyone. In order to have a hair transplant, the first condition is to be over the age of 18 and not have a serious illness. These serious diseases include heart disease, kidney and liver failure, diabetes and blood pressure diseases, as well as AIDS, Hepatitis C and Hemophilia. The purpose of the blood test before hair transplantation is exactly this, that is, to find out whether there is a disease that the person does not know and that will prevent the procedure.

Since anesthesia is applied during the procedure, the person's allergy to anesthesia also prevents hair transplantation.

Unfortunately, transplantation cannot be performed on someone who has completely lost hair or has very low hair density in the donor area. Although the hairs taken from the beard or more rarely from other parts of the body can be used as a support in hair transplantation, the main hair source must be taken from the donor area on the nape. In cases where this is not possible, hair transplantation cannot be performed, and in cases where it is done, the success rates are low. So in such a case, it is important to reach good doctors with good research, because it is possible that there are people who want to deceive you for money.

There are two basic techniques applied in hair transplantation processes around the world and in Turkey. These are Follicular Unit Extraction known as FUE and Direct Hair Transplantation techniques known as DHI. The older FUT technique, which had a lower success rate, is almost no longer used; so I will explain these two basic techniques.

Although the FUE method is mostly used in hair transplantation applications around the world, the use of the DHI technique is becoming more and more common. Since both techniques are not surgical operations, only local anesthesia is applied in both of them and you can comfortably deal with the job you want during the application.

These two techniques of hair transplantation can sometimes confuse people. It confused me a bit. What are the differences, which one should I choose, which technique is better, etc. So I asked the experts who do this job.

There is a fundamental difference between the two techniques in terms of application, which is where they actually get their name. In order to place the hair grafts taken from the donor area in the FUE technique, channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and the grafts are placed in these channels. In the DHI technique, the channel is not opened. The hair is placed in special needles and with these needles they are placed directly on the skin without opening channels. This is the fundamental difference. Due to this difference, the area where hair transplantation will be performed is shaved in the FUE technique, while DHI may not be used.

The advantages and disadvantages vary. Transplantation sessions with the FUE technique may take longer due to the opening of the canal. But if the area to be transplanted is large, the FUE technique is much more effective at this point, because the channels opened one by one are more effective at this point.

So it's not just about choosing between two techniques; The structure of the region to be planted determines this a little bit. Therefore, it would not be right to say one is better than the other, experts recommend the better one, which will increase the success rate of planting.

In the FUE technique, which is the most applied hair transplant method worldwide, the hair is taken from the roots and transferred to the balding areas.

Hair follicles are taken from the back of the neck, which is also called the "donor area" and has a non-shedding feature. The areas of the skin where the hair follicles are located are called “grafts” and each graft contains between 1 and 4 hair follicles.

Before the application, the procedure is done easily thanks to the anesthesia applied to the areas where the hair will be removed and transplanted. “Painless anesthesia” can be applied to people who are sensitive to the minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and are intolerant to pain. So good news in every way. It was very pleasing to learn about the point that medicine has reached. The person does not even feel discomfort thanks to the painless anesthesia that numbs the skin and ensures that the person does not feel the entry of the anesthesia needle into the skin.

Before the hair is taken from the donor area with micro motor tips, all the hair on the head is shaved to be shorter than 1 mm. During the process, the hair cut with micro motor tips is collected by the expert team that performs the process. After the collected hair is kept in a solution specially prepared for this process, the hair is transplanted.

Hair grafts are transplanted into small holes or channels in medical terms, one by one, by calculating their natural growth directions.

Hair transplantation procedures performed with the FUE technique vary according to the size of the area to be transplanted, but 6000 hair grafts can be transplanted in a one-day procedure. In the transplantation process to be performed on a medium-sized area, approximately 2000 hair grafts are planted.

The application process varies between 6 and 8 hours in total. We can divide the process into 4 parts. In the first stage of the procedure, a blood test is performed to control the conditions that may hinder the operation, the person is informed and the area to be transplanted is determined and shaved. This stage is generally referred to as the preparatory stage.

In the second stage, the hair is taken from the donor area and kept in a special solution. In the third stage of the procedure, channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and this area is prepared for the hair. In the last stage, the hair is planted in their new homes by expert teams, so to speak.

The question that people are most curious about in hair transplantation, as far as I have seen and in my research, is the healing process that determines the process of returning to our normal social life. This is how this process works.

Bandages used for wounds during hair transplantation are removed within 1-2 days. The first washing of the hair is carried out in the clinic on the third day of the procedure. The hair is gently washed every day for a week after this first wash. This part is important in terms of increasing the success rate.

The crusting in these areas is cleared within 7-10 days. Doctors state that the person who has the procedure can return to his social life after these crusts are cleaned.

The newly planted roots shed after 2-3 weeks, but don't worry, this is completely natural. The reason for this is that the hair is broken, that is, the hair follicles are in place. Then the hair starts to grow again. The hair transplanted to the front areas takes its final shape in 6-8 months, and the hair transplanted to the top of the head takes its final shape in 8-12 months. The factors affecting these time periods are the genetic characteristics of the people or external reasons. Of course, you get the most accurate information about this from your doctor.

Since you will need a recovery period after the hair transplant procedure, you will need to take a 7-10 day leave from the workplace if you are working. Before the procedure, blood thinners such as aspirin, antidepressants, painkillers, vitamin E and B vitamins and multivitamins should not be taken. Alcohol use should also be stopped at least 7 days before the procedure.

After FUE hair transplantation, the transplanted area should be protected very well for 7-10 days. During this period, heavy sports, sexual intercourse, sudden movements, bending and excessive fatigue should be avoided. The bandages to be worn at the end of the procedure are removed between 1-2 days and the hair is washed in the clinical setting only on the third day of the procedure.

In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, experts recommend avoiding activities such as pool, sea, solarium, gym, sauna, steam room for 1 month after hair transplantation. Following the recommendations is the key to increasing the success rate.

Let me state that these processes are generally implemented and followed. These processes and measures may vary if you have a separate disease, skin condition or something else.

The DHI technique is considered to be the most advanced technique among the currently applied hair transplantation techniques, both in terms of technical possibilities and healing processes. The distinctive point of the DHI technique, also known as Direct Hair Transplantation or Pen Method, lies not in the removal of hair follicles, but in the transplantation of the hair.

Hair follicles are taken from the area between the two ears, from the back of the neck, which is called the "donor area" and has a non-shedding feature. The skin areas where the hair follicles are located are called “grafts” and each graft contains between 1 and 4 hair follicles.

Before the application, anesthesia applied to the areas where the hair will be taken and transplanted allows the procedure to be done easily. “Painless anesthesia” can also be applied to patients who are sensitive to the minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and who are intolerant to pain. So thumbs up for us pain haters. You do not feel anything thanks to the painless anesthesia, which numbs the skin and ensures that the person does not even feel the entry of the anesthesia needle into the skin.

The hair is cut from the donor area with micro motor tips, as in the FUE technique. These cut hairs are placed directly on the needles instead of being kept in a special solution as in FUE. Then, the main distinguishing point of the technique is the hair transplantation.

This new generation innovative DHI hair method does not have a channel opening phase. Hair follicles are placed directly under the skin with the help of a special pen or needle. Then the needle is automatically withdrawn and the root is placed under the skin. Therefore, it allows more intensive planting compared to the FUE technique. In this innovative method, the grafts are placed one by one on the scalp.

Hair transplants performed with the DHI technique vary according to the size of the area to be transplanted, but between 2000 and 2500 hair grafts can be transplanted in a 5-hour procedure. Since the hair in the area to be transplanted is not shaved in the procedures performed with the DHI technique, less transplantation is performed in the same time compared to the FUE technique. In order to remove the hair from the donor area, that area is shaved in both FUE and DHI techniques. So at this stage there is no difference between the two techniques.

The application time of the DHI technique varies between 6 and 8 hours in total. The process consists of 3 parts.

In the first stage of the procedure, a blood test is performed to control the conditions that may hinder the operation, the person is informed and the area to be transplanted is determined and shaved. This stage is generally referred to as the preparatory stage.

Removing the hair from the donor area is the second step. In the third and final stage of the process, the hair is transplanted into their new homes, where they will stay for life, by expert teams with DHI needles or pens.

In DHI hair transplantation, performing the grooving process and the hair follicle transplanting process at the same time can shorten the hair transplant period by 1-2 hours. The number of grafts planted in the area where the hair is shed may be higher due to the fact that it can be transplanted more frequently than the FUE technique.

The question that both me and everyone who is considering hair transplantation are most curious about in hair transplantation is the recovery period, which determines the process of returning to our normal social life. According to what I learned from my interviews with experts, this process works like this.

Since there is no channel opening in the DHI technique, there is not much crusting on the scalp. The bandages used can be removed 1 day after the procedure. The crusts on the scalp are completely shed within a week. Doctors say that the person who has the procedure can return to his normal social life after these crusts are cleared. The first washing of the hair is carried out in the clinical setting on the third day of the operation. In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, the hair should be washed gently every day for a week after this first wash.

After this stage, the person's hair begins to grow slowly. 3 months after the application, the person's new hair becomes visible. While an average of 70% is filled with hair in a 6-month period, a 99% increase is experienced in the hair follicles 1 year after the application.

In the DHI technique, the rate of deterioration in the hair placed with a pen is between 3 and 6 percent more than the FUE technique. Doctors provide the necessary information and guidance about which method is most suitable for your hair type.

Since you will need a recovery period after the hair transplant procedure, you will need to take a 7-10 day leave from the workplace if you are working. You should not take any blood thinners within 1 week before the procedure, and you should not use alcohol or harmful substances within 3 days.

The area where hair transplantation is performed with the DHI technique should be well protected for 7-10 days. During this period, heavy sports, sexual intercourse, sudden movements, bending and excessive fatigue should be avoided. The bandages to be worn at the end of the procedure are removed between 1-2 days and the hair is washed in the clinical setting only on the third day of the procedure.

In order to increase the success rate of the procedure, experts recommend avoiding activities such as pool, sea, solarium, gym, sauna, steam room for 1 month after hair transplantation. Following the recommendations is the key to increasing the success rate.

Let me state that these processes are generally implemented and followed. These processes and measures may vary if you have a separate disease, skin condition or something else.

Approximately 95% of hair loss is due to genetic reasons. These are known as "androgenetic alopecia" in medical language and can be seen in both men and women. However, because it is more common in men, hair loss called "male pattern hair loss" is more commonly known. But let there be no misunderstanding because of the name; There may be male pattern hair loss in women and female pattern hair loss in men. Other causes of hair loss include some skin diseases, psychological causes and thyroid diseases, as well as mineral deficiencies and some lifestyle habits. Among the causes of hair loss seen in women, anemia and differences in hormone levels during pregnancy and after birth come to the fore. Finally, it is good to know that it is normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day. These shedding, which is experienced due to the life cycle of the hair, is not considered as a cause for concern by experts. So don't be sad when you see your hair falling out. An interview with a good specialist will answer the question of whether you have hair loss, if so, what type it is and what is the most appropriate transplant method.

Especially in cases of permanent hair loss due to genetics, hair transplantation is recommended in cases where hair follicle loss is high and the area where the hair is shed is large. In addition to hair loss, hair or tissue loss due to any accident, hair transplantation is applied to bald areas caused by burns. In any case, the procedure is hair transplantation. The most important reason why hair transplantation method is preferred in permanent hair loss is that it offers a permanent solution. In addition to stem cell, PRP and Mesotherapy treatments, mineral treatments or treatments for the source of the disease are recommended for other reasons or seasonal hair loss; because in these cases of hair loss, when the source is removed, hair loss can both be prevented and new hair can grow.

The hair to be used for hair transplantation can be taken from the beard area. In such a case, the lower chin, neck and upper cheekbones, which have high closure density, are preferred as donor sites. When necessary, hair can be taken from other parts of the body, such as the chest and arms, and transplanted. But you need to know that all the hair to be used in transplantation cannot be made up of these. The hairs taken from the beard area are used for support purposes only in cases where the hair density is low in the donor area from which the hair is taken. In cases where the hair is completely shed or has very little density, it cannot be transplanted from other parts of the body.

One of the most curious questions of people considering hair transplantation is whether pain is felt during the procedure. I asked this to the doctors, too, and got some comforting answers. Since both techniques are performed with the support of local anesthesia, you do not feel pain or pain. You can easily deal with other things during both the removal and transplantation of hair follicles, for example, you can watch your favorite TV series. “Painless anesthesia” can also be applied to patients who are sensitive to minor discomfort caused by the anesthesia needle and who are intolerant to pain. In this method, you do not feel the anesthesia needle, as the scalp is numbed beforehand.

Hair transplantation has nothing to do with the skull. Since hair transplantation is performed on the scalp, it does not have any effect on the skull.

Saline solution is a substance used in many operations due to its chemical structure. It is used three times during the hair transplantation process. The first of these is during the removal of hair follicles, and the second is during planting. The last use is during the hair wash performed in the clinical setting on the third day of the operation. After these, it is not recommended by doctors because the saline solution does not contribute to the healing of hair follicles and skin. Since the daily washings carried out from the third to the tenth day of the operation must be done very gently, there may be a danger that the extra salt solution to be used at this stage will over-moisten the hair and damage the hair follicles.

One of the things we fear most in every medical operation, whether small or large, is the complications that may occur after the procedure. Although these complications are minor when it comes to hair transplantation, I learned from my research that there are a few problems that can be experienced. Although hair transplantation is not considered a complete surgical intervention, the most important factor for a natural result and a problem-free recovery period is that hair transplantation is performed by specialists and under sterile conditions. In this respect, it is worth noting that the clinics and hospitals in Turkey have very high standards, and the transplantation process is carried out by specialists in their fields. Despite all this, complications that can be experienced include pain and edema, bleeding and, rarely, infection. Pain and edema are seen in approximately 10% of people who have had hair transplantation, and may develop naturally as well as be experienced as a result of non-compliance with the healing process procedures. Especially not following the sleeping position recommendations within 7-10 days after sowing increases this risk. Minor bleeding can be experienced for a few days after hair transplantation and this is considered normal. However, bleeding that lasts longer than this is generally caused by the patient, and aspirin, NSAI, vitamin E, alcohol, anabolic steroids and other blood thinners used by the person before sowing increase this risk. It is important to pay attention to these and to follow the recommendations of the doctors before and after planting. What increases the risk of very rare infections is crusting that occurs after sowing. These crusts fall off within a few days after the procedure, but it is important to clean these crusts. According to your doctor's advice, you may need to use antibiotic creams 3-4 times a day. If health is the beginning of everything, care and attention are the beginning of health, right?

After hair transplantation, the donor area is covered with a bandage and these bandages are removed within a few days. The crusts in this region are also cleaned in a period of 7-10 days. After that, there are no scars or scars in the donor area. The area is completely closed with the hair that comes out.

Special sleeping positions are recommended especially for the first 10 days after hair transplantation, because it is of great importance for the success of the operation that the transplanted hair is not damaged. Let's also say that the timeline I wrote below may contain minor changes according to the people, the doctor and the procedure. During the 3 days following the transplantation, it is necessary to sleep in a 45-degree sitting or lying position, not lying down. This sleeping position prevents the blood in the head from concentrating on one area and edema in that area. It is recommended to use a travel pillow that covers the neck for these three days, as this prevents damage to the wounds on the front and back of the head and the transplanted hair. It is recommended to lie on your back for a week following this process. Because the hair follicles should not be touched in order for the healing process to be successful. This supine position prevents the hair from coming into contact with the surfaces, allowing the process to pass in a healthy way. After these 10 days, you can sleep in any position you want, provided that attention is paid to the area where the hair transplant is made for a while.

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