Hair transplantation can be named as a scientific art. Therefore, it should be carried out under hygienic conditions by an experienced doctor and a professional team. So, one should decide on the location of the operation after a detailed research. Otherwise, an inexperienced team or a hair transplant performed through faulty methods can lead to very unsuccessful and unintended consequences. It is crucial to pay attention to the growth angle/direction, hairline design, and symmetry during hair transplantation. The hairline design should particularly be very well defined in accordance with the face pattern (neither too low nor too high). Planting the hair follicles in accordance with their natural growth direction is one of the essential factors affecting the natural appearance.
Failed hair transplantation correction is possible today. If an aesthetic outcome is not achieved by removing or hiding poorly placed hair transplants, hair transplantation is corrected. False hairlines, formed due to incorrectly transplanted hair, can be corrected, while the scars can be hidden using new hair strands.
One of the major determinants in hair transplant correction is donor area adequacy. The correction process can be difficult if the grafts in the donor area were not used efficiently in previous hair transplantation. In such cases, body hair can yield an effective solution.
There are two different methods of solving problems related to failed hair transplantation. The first one is the graft removal method. It is based on the extraction of grafts, which are fixed at the wrong angle, and lead to an unaesthetic appearance. Thin punches are used in the transplantation area.
Another method is camouflage. In this procedure, which is often used with partial removal of grafts, one by one grafts, the single-hair grafts (named as single strand ones) are placed in the frontal hairline or the hairline. At the end of the angles and the general appearance of the hair, a natural look is achieved. In recipient areas that hair density is low, individual grafts are placed between the previously transplanted hair strands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some patients experience hair loss at a young age. These patients should seek medication-assisted treatment to stop the hair loss before hair transplantation. PRP and Mesotherapy are applied for this purpose. These procedures may prevent hair loss and hair transplantation may not be necessary. If hair transplantation is performed without the application of this method, it may not be possible to achieve desired hair density as hair loss still continues. Therefore, hair transplant operation and postoperative results may not be satisfactory. To achieve best results, diagnosis and treatment must be performed by a specialist doctor.
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The administration of local anesthesia can be a little painful. However, you will not feel any pain during the operation. In our clinic, the anesthesiologist decides on medications to be used and the type of anesthesia before the operation considering the patient’s age, health status, medical history, and operative time and performs the most appropriate anesthetic.
After hair transplantation, a slightly reddish crust may form in the recipient area. These crusts usually disappear about 7-10 days after surgery. Redness reduces and completely fades in 2 to 4 weeks.
It has already been scientifically proven that smoking can cause hair loss due to decreased blood flow. Decreased blood flow will accordingly slow down the healing process. For this reason, we recommend you to quit smoking to avoid negative side effects.
First of all, it is very important to determine the factors that cause hair loss in the patient. If there are hormonal reasons, women will not benefit from hair transplantation. Moreover, if the patient has been diagnosed with diffuse hair loss, the operation is not suitable. Otherwise, the donor area is also affected. This is an undesirable condition. Therefore, the exact cause of hair loss should be examined in women and treatment should be based on the diagnosis.