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Do you sometimes find yourselves unhappy with your genetics like every 1 of 3 men on earth does? Hair loss is a pretty common problem for male population. Thanks to medical advances, now it is possible to go back to the good days.

Male hair loss is caused by the sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones. It is mostly down to genetics. Those who suffer from male hair loss often have male relatives who have experienced the same problems.
Male type hair loss is experienced differently from person to person. Some men become bald after an intense period of hair loss in their 20s, for some men this happens after the age of 30. Sometimes one may experience thinning hair instead of balding. However, male pattern hair loss, in general, is considerably reduced around 35 to 37 years.

Fortunately, regardless of the age and intensity or speed of hair loss, a considerable amount of hair exists at the back of the head and neck. This fact provides you the opportunity of having healthy hair once more in your life through Hair Transplantation Procedure. 
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What is the Hair Transplant Procedure?

Male hair loss is caused by the sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones. Happily, with male hair loss, regardless of; the age or the density and speed at which hair was lost, a considerable amount of hair exists at the back of the head and neck.  This is because the hair follicles in this region are not susceptible to male hormones. The good results obtained from hair transplantation are due to the use of this healthy hair behind the neck and head. 

Hair transplantation is the transplantation of the hair behind the neck and head, which is not sensitive to male hormones, to the areas where loss is taken place. Hair transplantation can only be done through the use of a person's own hair. Someone else's hair cannot be transplanted. 

How Does the Hair Transplantation Procedure Work?

There are two basic methods of hair transplantation; FUT and FUE.

FUT is an old method that has almost completely been abandoned in current day practices. This procedure involves a strip of hair being removed from the back of the neck or head that is 2 to 3 cm in width and 8 to 10 cm in length. The follicles are then individually removed from the strip and transplanted into areas that have experienced hair loss. The procedure takes place in the operating theatre.  The area where the strip is removed is sutured. The first reason for the abandonment of the FUT method is the appearance and dissatisfaction caused by the size of the strip at the back of the head or neck. In addition, individually removing the follicles is a difficult and time consuming task, which reduces the possibility of success the longer the hair follicles spend outside of the body.

Currently, FUE is the preferred method in almost every country. There are different procedures developed based on this basic method. Unshielded FUE, Robotic Hair Planting, Micro FUE, Percutan FUE are some of these different applications.

The hair follicles in the FUE technique are removed individually using a tool called a micro punch from the firm area behind the neck and head. Since there is no incision like in the FUT technique, there is no scarring. The grafts obtained may have 1-2-3 or more hair tresses on them. The grafts collected by the FUE technique are first divided into groups of one, two, three or more in a sterile environment. The grafts are then transplanted into the balding area.

Ideally, an average of 3000-3500 and maximum 4000 hair grafts are transplanted in one session. Transplanting over this number will greatly reduce the success of procedure. Grafts may be single, double, triple or multiple. On average, 1 hair graft is calculated as 2 or 4 strands of hair. That means 3500 hair grafts, is approximately 8400 strands of hair. A single session may not be enough for patients who have experienced a lot of hair loss. In such cases, 2 sessions may be required.

Why Hair Transplantation Should be Performed by a Doctor and Team Experienced in This Field?

Personalized analysis and drawings are performed by your doctor before the hair transplantation procedure. In order to achieve a natural result, the design of the hair front line is carefully considered at this stage.

After 2 hours of graft collection, the most important stage of hair transplantation starts.
At this stage the canals where the grafts will be planted are opened. Thickness, depth, angle and direction of these canals are the most important factors that determine the success of hair transplantation. 

The doctor considers guests' personal characteristics and graft structures for determining the way that canals are opened. If the canals are not opened professionally, natural results cannot be obtained.

After that stage, the grafts separated by feature are placed into the canals. For the result to be natural, the differentiation of the regions where single and multiple grafts will be placed comes up as an important detail.

For all these reasons; planning, graft collection, canal opening and planting phases that are performed by a doctor and team experienced in this field is the key to achieving successful and satisfying results.

Does Transplanted Hair Fall Out?

No. The hair follicles taken from the healthy area behind the head are already resistant to male hormones and never fall out. For this reason, once they are transplanted and begin to take nutrients from the body, they will remain healthy and you will not experience any hair loss for the rest of your life. 

What Happens if There is not Enough Hair at the Back of my Head or Neck?

In these rare cases, hair follicles in other parts of the body can be removed via the FUE technique and added to the required area. However, it is difficult to obtain the natural results as when using the hair follicles taken from back of the head and neck area. For this reason, the hair should be taken from the back of the head and neck, and from other parts of the body in a mixed manner.

Do I Feel Pain During the Procedure?

Local anesthesia and sometimes sedation are applied, and you do not feel any pain. Besides, the feeling that occur while applying local anesthesia, is blocked by the use of a custom-engineered pre-anesthetic device.
During the procedure, you can even have a talk and a break for lunch or rest.

What Can I Expect at my First Consultation?

At the first visit, your doctor will perform a thorough examination. Your doctor will examine the degree of hair loss and  the condition and suitability of hair on the back of the head and neck to plan your hair transplant procedure. After the examination your doctor will inform you about the volume and suitability of the hair follicles you have that can be used in the procedure. If you have experienced intense hair loss, you can also get information about the whether or not you will need a second session.

How Long Does the Hair Transplant Procedure Take?

The procedure is a long process. Depending on the procedure to be conducted, it is completed somewhere between 5 to 8 hours. After a few hours of rest following the procedure at the hospital,  you can return home or to your hotel.  The procedure does not require hospitalisation.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used in the Hair Transplant Procedure?

Hair transplantation is time-consuming but does not require general anesthesia. In order for the patient not to experience any pain, a local anesthetic is applied to the skin. While the local anesthetic is being applied, the patient is given a sedative so that he will not feel any pain as the anesthetic injections are being applied. You will wake in 10-15 minutes, and the hair transplantation procedure will be comfortably completed after this.

What Should I be Aware of Before the Hair Transplant Procedure?

    •  Smoking is a risk factor for any surgical procedure. It is recommended that you do not smoke for a month before and after the procedure, especially because it can cause discomfort and additional complications in wound healing.
    •  It is recommended that you do not take aspirin or medications that contain aspirin 2 weeks prior to procedure.
    •  It is recommended you do not take alcohol the night before the procedure so that dehydration does not occur.
    •  You should not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to the procedure.
    •  We recommend that you have comfortable clothing with you during your stay  (tracksuit, pijamas with buttons, down the front etc).

What Can I Expect Following the Hair Transplant Procedure?

You do not need to stay in hospital after the hair transplant procedure. You can return home or to your hotel after a few hours of rest at the hospital. 

You will not feel pain after the procedure. The swelling that can be seen in the forehead, head and neck will subside within a few days. It is recommended that you rest by laying down, as much as possible in the 24-36 hours following the procedure. The reason for this is to prevent the swelling and anesthetic medication from moving towards your face, as caused by the pull of gravity.  In this way, you can return to normal life without any of the side-effects of swelling that may affect your social life. 

The team that performs the hair transplantation procedure will invite you for your first postoperative control visit and first hair wash on the day following the procedure. If you live overseas it is possible to return to your home country after this visit.

In the first 3 months the transplanted hair may fall out. If it does, this is normal.New hair growth will occur within 3 months.  75% of the hair will have grown by the 6th month. At the end of the 1st year, hair will have completely grown. You need to be patient until the final result is achieved, as it will take time for your new hair growth the begin and grow to your desired length.

What is Hair PRP?

If your hair is thinning, does not have enough volume or if it is falling out, PRP treatment is an effective way to solve your problems. The earlier this treatment is applied the better the results.

PRP is obtained from the patient's own blood. The blood is taken and centrifuged and after that injected into the skin, resulting in significant improvement in hair quality.

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