HAIR TRANSPLANTATION FOR MEN

During the hair transplantation the healthy hair roots will be taken under local anesthesia by the specialists from the upper part of the nape between two ears which have the characteristic un-shedding feature, will be separated into double or triple grafts, and transplanted one-by-one to the bald area according to a natural pattern again under local anesthesia in an aesthetic way.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

HAIR TRANSPLANTATIONIt is taking the hair roots one-by-one from the hair-bearing skin with special microsurgical equipments by a team of specialists without incision marks and stitches. The hair units (grafts) will be removed from the back and side areas of the scalp and replaced to the bald region. Local aesthesia will be applied to the donor and replacement areas.

This technique also allows the transplantation of the breast, back and tummy hairs. These hair follicles will be adapted to the hair characteristics of the transplanted area in time, and they continue their existences with the same structure (appearance) like the other hairs. With FUE technique 800-1500 grafts, in other words between 1800 and 3550 hair strands can be transplanted in one session, when an intensive transplantation is necessary, the sessions can be longer and the total operation will take 2 or 3 days.

FUE technique must be preferred under the following cases:

If there is not enough donor area
If the patient wants to have very short hairs in the future
For the transplantation of small areas (small sized bald areas, localized areas like scars…)
When the skin elasticity is too low, in other words when the application of FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is not possible and the scalp does not allows to take flaps

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

The hair roots on the nape will be taken as a strap between two ears by making the calculation according to the thickness of the hairs, the elasticity of the area, and the size of the transplanted region in optimum level. The procedure will be performed under local anesthesia. The donor area will be closed with aesthetic stitches for making a hardly visible scar. The stitches will be automatically absorbed and it is not necessary to remove them.

In this method a section of bald scalp is cut out and the removed hairs will be separated into single, double, triple or in some cases four or five grafts groups and will be prepared for the replacement. The grafts will be kept in a way that they will have minimum harm. procedure is capable of quickly covering large areas of baldness and is customized for each individual patient. The size of the flap and its placement are largely dependent upon the patient’s goals and needs. One flap can do the work of 350 or more punch grafts. A section of bald scalp is cut out and a flap of hair-bearing skin is lifted off the surface while still attached at one end. The hair-bearing flap is brought into its new position and sewn into place, while remaining “tethered” to its original blood supply. As you heal, you’ll notice that the scar is camouflaged-or at least obscured-by relocated hair, which grows to the very edge of the incision.

The prepared grafts will be replaced into the line-formed channels which have been opened with the lateral slit techniques by using micro-pincettes from a specialist experienced team.

The opened thin channels are ideal for not to harm the tissues, thereby the surrounding will also have no harm and it is advantageous for creating the possibility for donor areas. Besides that, this method gives the intensive transplantation possibility, fast growing and a cosmetic result very similar to the natural appearance.

However, if this method applied incorrectly, it causes to have an unnatural baby-like hair or grass-man appearance.

Our preferred technique;

Generally FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) in which the hair roots will be collected one by one will be preferred because of its advantages. FUT (Follicular Unit Transfer) technique (taking hair-bearing skin from the nape in a scarp format) will not be preferred often because of its disadvantages like tonicity and pain on the nape and half-moon formed visible scar when the hair has been cut in a very short form. The transplantation procedure will be performed with micro-techniques.