There are many new methods used today for hair transplantation, most of these methods have been formed by reshaping the hair transplantation methods developed in the past with today’s technology. The biggest development is the methods that use the basics of the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. In the past, the days when permanent hair follicles (grafts) on the back of the head of hair transplant candidates were completely removed with the skin and the scars were permanent are a thing of the past. With the FUE Method (and different types using the same method) and DHI (direct hair transplantation with Choi pen) method, which is used today, hair transplantation is longer lasting and natural.
Hair transplantation can be a definitive solution for baldness after hair loss and can be performed with microsurgical procedures. Candidates who have lost their hair due to baldness, scars, and diseases can also safely undergo hair transplantation surgery. Since hair transplantation does not have a gender, both men and women can benefit from this procedure.
You can review this page for more detailed information and methods suitable for candidates at AkinMed. Our clinic, located in Istanbul, offers a more affordable cost in hair transplantation compared to the UK, Germany, USA, France, and other high-priced countries and provides services with award-winning physicians. (Istanbul has become the world’s leading city for hair transplantation. It is a safe and successful city for male and female candidates for hair care and Hair Transplant operations).
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant operation
Fue hair transplantation is the gold standard of hair transplant surgical procedures in today’s technology. Although the FUE hair transplant method started to be used in early 1999, it was definitely introduced at the end of 2004. FUE Technique continues to develop and improve continuously from past to present. In this method used, the basics always remain the same. All clinics and doctors doing hair transplantation around the world use the FUE method.
The most advanced technique in hair transplantation with the latest technology is the FUE (Follicular unit extraction) technique.
Although the FUE technique does not leave a scar, the wound healing process is much shorter than the methods used in the past. FUE Technique is performed with 2 – 3 assistants by using various micro tools together with the specialist doctor and local anesthesia. Although this technique is known as the basic method, it is also known with methods such as classical FUE micro-motor that uses this method, and Robotic FUE. More differently, it is made with DHI technique (made with FUE Choi implant pens) and Sapphire FUE (FUE Sapphire (disposable diamond tip) blades.
E.g; FUE hair transplantation using blades called sapphire allows the transfer of a large number of hair follicles (grafts or follicles) in a single session. The difference between classical FUE and Sapphire FUE techniques,
Using steel and sapphire blades at the tip of the pen.
It is much rougher than normal knives.
Creates a minimum sized scar
It provides a very fast recovery.
DHI hair transplantation is preferred in hair transplantation that looks natural, has less baldness area, and requires higher density.
Pain relief (completely removing pain) method in hair transplantation - Zero Pain with SOFT FUE
With the sedation applied by our anesthesiologist in this field, you will hardly feel any pain during the local anesthesia procedure performed before hair transplantation. As a result, you will have a more comfortable and pleasant hair transplantation experience with zero pain. Although hair transplantation seems to be a painless process, it will allow our patients with needle phobia (trypanophobia) to feel calmer and more comfortable and relax until the end of the operation. In this way, with local anesthesia, the minimum pain level will be removed completely.
So What is Sedation?
Sedation is the name given to the application of sedative drugs in a controlled manner and in quantities specific to the needs of each patient as a result of the tests performed. After sedation with these molars, relaxation and deep sleep will be inevitable.
Is It Necessary to Take Calming?
It is not necessary to take sedation. In fact, this method is an effective and reliable method used even in children if it is performed by a specialist. Sedation is inevitable for a hair transplant procedure free of zero pain and needle phobia. It is possible to perform hair transplantation without sedation for our patients who do not want to prefer it anyway. This process is entirely up to you.
How Does The Hair Transplant Process Continue?
The right method preferred for the candidates in hair transplantation and then the whole procedure is the same. This is how it works.
1 - Removal of hair follicles (grafts) from the back of the head
2 - Creation of channels (cuts) for transferring in the area where baldness is experienced
3 - Finally, it is the transplantation of hair follicles.
Removal of hair follicles (grafts) from the back of the head
Aesthetic collection of hair follicles with high precision is the first procedure of the FUE method. It is the process of removing hair follicles one by one using fine tips with the help of a micro motor using the FUE Method. The extracted roots are put into a special solution and put on hold. In this way, the follicles will suffer minimal loss and deterioration.
Grafts are removed using a hollow needle with the help of a micro motor. After this procedure, there will be no scar or permanent scar in the area where the roots are taken. Since the sharpness of the needles is an important factor, the tips used should be special for each patient. In this way, the success of the operation will increase significantly. The piercing thickness at the back of the head generally ranges from 0.6 to 0.9 mm. If the hair follicles of the candidate are between 3 and 5 hairs, care should be taken to have a diameter of 1.00 mm with a thicker needle tip. Choosing the tips according to the hair type of the candidates who undergo hair transplantation minimizes the amount of damage the follicles will receive. This and all elements should be planned by the doctor according to the situation of each candidate during the pre-operative preliminary consultation.
Opening channels for grafts to be transplanted
Channel opening is a part of FUE and all other preferred methods in hair transplantation treatments. Many channels are opened in my baldness area to be transplanted as much as the number of roots (grafts) extracted from the donor area. Sapphire blades, which are sharper and more smooth, are preferred in the channel opening process. The use of sapphire blades allows the channels to be opened at right angles and the direction to be determined more easily in hair transplantation.
It is very important not to damage the existing hair and not to damage the direction and angle of the hair while the cuts are opened in the area of purchase.
The biggest advantage of using sapphire blades is that it leaves no scars and the healing process is much shorter. Different blade tips will be required according to the hair follicle thickness of each patient. Knives will be used only once for each operation.
Transplantation of hair follicles (Hair transplant procedure)
It is the transplantation of the hair follicles, which is the last part of the hair transplantation process. The important thing in this part is that the hair is transplanted in the right direction. The operation is completed by manually transferring the follicles to the opened channels at angles of 40 to 45 degrees. Although all of these stages are the same regardless of the method chosen, the most important principle to obtain a natural appearance is definitely an experience.
FUE is a hair transplant technique that does not leave a scar after hair transplantation and does not require stitches as in the FUT method.
Basics Needed to Know in Hair Transplant Operation
All early and female candidates between the ages of 25 and 65+ can have hair transplant surgery.
The patient who will undergo hair transplantation surgery will need 3 days for pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery.
Operation times vary depending on the number of grafts to be transferred. Our average operation times take between 5 and 7 hours.
Although it has not happened until now, our operations are carried out in a sterile and fully equipped hospital environment in order to intervene and find a solution in any complicated situation.
Hair transplantation treatment is performed by a specialist doctor and 3 experienced health technicians.
As a result of all these procedures, it takes an average of 7 to 16 months for hair growth to be completed. Hair growth can be seen in candidates who undergo post-operative hair transplantation until the 16th month.
7 Stages in Hair Transplant Operations
Preliminary Consultation: It is the stage where the candidate prepares the hair transplant plan by the doctor and the front hairline is created according to the patient’s request.
Preparation for the Operation: Performing the sterilization and anesthesia stages by cleaning the area to be transplanted on the day of surgery.
Roots Removal: It is the process of removing the hair follicles from the back of the candidate’s head and depositing them in a special storage solution.
Channel Opening: In this section, a channel (scratch) is opened for the roots to be transferred, taking into account the front hairline drawn according to the number of roots taken.
Transplantation: It is the process of transferring hair follicles (grafts) to the baldness area to be transplanted at an appropriate angle.
Post-operative process: It is the stage of dressing the treated area on the day after the operation and the application of PRP Hair Treatment, which will accelerate the healing process.
Haircare and washing process after surgery: It is the washing process after hair transplantation that should be applied every day for 15 days, taking into account the sensitivity of the hair transplantation area and the donor area (where the hair follicles are taken). This process is aimed to remove scabs and accelerate the healing process. With the right care, this process will be very easy and effortless.
Advantages of FUE Hair Transplant Technique
The appearance after hair transplantation will look more natural and intense.
There will be no scar and suture scars.
The operation area will heal rapidly.
It will be a completely permanent solution.
Hair transplanted with this method will grow as 95% normal hair.
Pain level is minimal.
You can quickly return to your daily routine.
The donor area where the hair follicles are extracted will look natural again after a certain period of time.