The reasons of hair loss are aging, hormonal changes, and genetic heritage. The sooner it starts, the bigger its impact is. It is more common in men.
Other reasons include burning and traumas. In most cases, this problem can be solved with hair transplantation.
Hair loss (also called baldness) is a disorder which can be caused by insufficient blood flow, immune deficiency, scalp problems, hair care mistakes etc. The time, scale, and type of hair loss depend on age, gender, and genetic heritage.
Hair transplantation helps change your appearance and increase your confidence. The patient must think about his/her priorities, expectations, and preferences and discuss them thoroughly with a physician. The main condition for hair transplantation is to possess healthy and usable hair on any part of the head. The transplanted hair will be taken from these hairy parts. The result is likely to be affected by the type and color of the hair. The techniques used for transplantation are punch-graft, mini graft, micro-graft, and strip graft.
One out of every five women suffer from hair loss, although the results and scale might differ. It might be due to hormonal changes, menopause, and aging. Hair loss in women is usually less detectable. For women’s hair loss, the most appropriate technique is mini-graft which aims to form a certain level of density. In order to be able to apply this technique, the patient must have thick hair at the back of the head. Samples from the thicker areas are taken and transferred to another area. This surgery is totally safe if performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
Hair transplantation is a personalized treatment method. One must consult an experienced plastic surgeon before the operation. The surgeon must interview the patient about the current health condition, habits, lifestyle etc. and inform him/her about anaesthesia and possible outcomes. It is of utmost importance that the patient asks detailed questions about the phases of the operation.
The patient is given detailed instruction for preparing for the operation. Smokers should stop smoking, for it affects blood circulation and the outcome of the operation. It highly recommended to have anttendant after the operation and not to exhaust the body.
The surgery is usually done under local anaesthesia, independent of the surgery technique.
Hair roots from the donor area are transferred to the balding area and the number of roots is usually between 100 and 150. The patient is given a haircut in order to facilitate the removal of the roots. Special hair care is needed for the donor area. No bandages are needed after the surgery.
Tissue expansion is used for rehabilitating scars and burn injuries. It can also be used for hair transplantation. The hairy skin area is enlarged to cover the balding area.
This surgery is being applied on the head successfully for the last 20 years. It is basically removing some of the balding skin and transferring some hairy skin to this area.
Post-surgical aches, throbbing or tension can be treated by simple drugs. Bandages, if there are any, can be removed after a day. After three days, you can wash your head very delicately. The first washing must be overseen by a physician. Sutures are removed within 7-10 days. The course of recovery partly depends on following the physician’s instructions. The results of the surgery can be fully observed within 8 months. During the first 6 months following the surgery, some hair loss can be seen. However, this is normal and temporary.
A second hair transplantation operation can be performed after a year.