Hair loss is a problem that affects people not only physically but also psychologically.
When people begin to lose their hair, their self-confidence begins to decrease. Hair loss, which is a stress-filled process for both men and women, leads people to seek solutions to this problem. There are a number of treatment methods to slow the hair loss. The most effective of these are such as PRP and mesotherapy treatment methods, but these methods do not lead to new hair growth. It only prolongs the shedding rate of hair and lengthens the time it will go to baldness. Although there are hundreds of cosmetic products in the market, none of them offer permanent solutions to hair loss. The natural and only permanent solution of hair loss is hair transplantation.
Hair Loss and Causes
There are about 100,000 hair strands on a healthy head. In order to make hair loss is aesthetically noticeable, at least 50% of the hair in a certain area should be lost. In addition, hair loss causes the thinning hair and it also contributes to the appearance of hair loss.There are several reasons for hair loss: genetic factors, hormonal factors, poor eating habits, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psoriasis, skin problems such as eczema, chemotherapy and some side effects of medicine, stress and depression can cause hair loss.
The most common type of hair loss in men and women is Androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia is a condition that begins in the late twenties and thirties after post pubertal period, due to androgens and is primarily caused by the thinning of the hair line in the forehead and gradual thinning on top of head. It varies by race and age; For example, 96% of men in the white race are affected by this disease. On the other hand, in the black race, the incidence of this disease is 4 times less than the white race. 30% of 30-year-old patients and 50% of 50-year-olds are affected by this condition.
The Norwood Classification System classifies the severity of hair loss in men. At the beginning of the process (types 1-3), the hairline typically begins to retreat from the frontotemporal region (from the upper region of the forehead). At more advanced levels (type 4-7), hair loss progress gradually over the top (crown) and affects a larger area by participating in the shedding of the forehead area.As Turkey’s best hair transplantation center EsteNove, we’ll try to answer what you’ve wondered about hair transplantation.
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are taken from a spill-resistant area called the donor area and placed in the hairless area of the skin. Many people who are not familiar with hair transplant think that the hair transplanted to the hairless area will be poured like the original hair in this area and cannot grow again. But this is absolutely misinformation. The hair strands in the donor section (the hair that is close to the neck and between the two ears) are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes hair loss. Because the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to DHT, they continue to grow in their new area, even if the undrawn wires around them continue to thin and shed. This is the main reason why hair transplant is permanent.
Hair transplantation consists of seven stages:
- Consultation: After examining the hair loss of the patient, the operation plan is prepared, the number of hair follicles to be transplanted and the hairline are determined.
- Preparation: Hair transplant area is sterilized and local anesthesia is applied.
- Grafting: Hair grafts are harvesting from the donor area of the patient. Collected grafts are sorted out and stored until transplantation.
- Grooving: Following the direction of the existing hair follicles, the channels are opened.
- Transplantation: The grafts are placed in the receiving areas with caution to the hair angle.
- Post-operative Operations: PRP treatment is applied for wound dressing and transplanted hair healing.
- Post-operative Care and Hair Washing: Both the donor and the transplanted area will be sensitive for 15 days, so it is important to take extra care to the washing process.
Types of Hair Transplant
Hair transplant types are called differently depending on the methods and technologies used in graft harvesting and transplantation. Basically hair transplant types are divided into two as FUT method and FUE method. The FUE method is called with different names due to the different materials and methods used to harvesting hair follicles from the donor area. These are as Fue with sapphire tip (Sapphire FUE), FUE with Choi Implanter (DHI), Robotic FUE, U-Graft FUE, Percutaneous Hair Transplantation technique and may be many different names.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transportation):
FUT is a hair transplant method, which is performed with a thin strip of skin is removed, is also known as “strip”. Dermis is extracted from the back or sides of the head as a ribbon. The follicular units are then removed individually for transplantation to the hairless areas. FUT method is not preferred because of the success of FUE method which is widely used nowadays.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation (FUE with sapphire tip):
In FUE hair transplant method, the hair follicles are taken one by one from the donor region under local anesthesia with micro-motors that diameters ranging between 0.6 – 0.7 – 0.8 mm and implanted in the bald area considering to hair shaft angle and direction. When using FUE hair transplant method performed with sapphire tips, instead of using steel scalpel (metal slit), special sapphire tips are used to open micro channels in the receiving area. Sapphire tips are designed to minimize the presence of scab and scars in the receiving area, to speed up the healing process, and to allow the opening of smaller and more sensitive micro channels. Sapphire FUE hair transplant method offers a very modern and superior method for hair transplant surgery.
Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI):
In contrast to other methods, Direct Hair Transplantation (Direct Hair Implant) does not require channel opening. The hair follicles are planted directly in the area using the Choi implanter, the patented DHI implantation tool. Doctors use this tool to give full control over the depth, direction and angle of each follicle. This method stands out with its success in unshaved hair transplantation.
Robotic Hair Restoration:
In robotic hair restoration method, a robotic system is used to extract hair follicles. This system uses follicular unit extraction / follicular isolation technique. The disadvantage of this technology is that the hair must be dyed before the treatment because the robot cannot see the white hair.
FUT is an old technique and requires a longer healing process in patients and also wound formation and pain is more. Hair transplantation with this procedure does not apply to most clinics throughout Turkey. Hair transplant Turkey clinics generally prefer FUE hair transplantation method or DHI techniques which have shorter healing time and leave fewer scars than FUT method.
Best Hair Transplant in Turkey
Hair transplantation is a reliable fast-growing sector in Turkey. There are many reasons to choose Turkey for your hair transplantation process, the most important factors can be considered as follows:
Experience is a very important factor in hair transplantation. Every year, 700,000 people come to Turkey from abroad for hair transplantation. Therefore, the clinics in Turkey have a high level of knowledge, experienced physicians and staff and positive feedback. Hair transplantation is an area where Turkey health professionals are quite competent.
2. International Accredited Hospitals:
Hair transplantation is performed in hospitals with international certificates that are equipped with the latest technology throughout Turkey. Patients are psychologically more comfortable when give up to themselves into the hands of experienced physicians in accredited hospitals that using state-of-the-art technology. In Turkey, there are more than 65 JCL certified hospitals. Turkey is one of the world’s top three countries with this feature.
3. The cost of hair transplant in Turkey:
The cost of hair transplant in Turkey is approximately 50% lower compared to European countries. In addition, technical staff and doctors who apply hair transplantation are much more experienced than other European countries. Hence you can get very successful results at affordable prices while taking hair transplantation service in Turkey.
4. Solution-oriented approach:
Hair transplant Turkey institutions adopt a solution-oriented approach. Patients who are not satisfied after the first hair transplant performed in other European countries often prefer Turkey.
With EsteNove, which provides international services with its most up-to-date technologies and experienced team, you can have healthy hair in your dreams.
If you want to get more information about hair transplantation, you can get support from our expert consultants.
You have many reasons to choose EsteNove, the best hair transplant in Turkey. EsteNove is an extremely reliable center for hair transplantation with its superior technological equipment and expert team. In your quest for the best hair transplant clinic in Istanbul, EsteNove can meet all your expectations.
1. JCI Accredited Hospitals:
EsteNove meets patients with international JCI certification, which is given to the most advanced hospitals.
2. At least 10 years experienced medical team:
Expert EsteNove physicians who have at least 10 years of experience in hair transplant can perform hair transplantation operations safely and successfully.
3. Comfort-in system:
EsteNove, Turkey’s best hair transplant center, adopts Comfort-in system unlike traditional injection systems for patient comfort. With this method, local anesthesia is injected directly into the scalp without needle. This ensures a painless procedure.
4. Latest technological methods for natural appearance:
EsteNove gives great importance to natural appearance after hair transplantation. Therefore EsteNove physicians use new MICROSCOPIC FUE / DHI method which unused in Turkey before. In MICROSCOPIC FUE / DHI method, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are divided into groups containing 1, 2 and 3 roots with the help of a microscope. Only single grafts are planted to the front line of the hair. Thus, the transplanted area is exactly the same as the old hairline of the patient, and patient satisfaction increases. The separation of the follicles in many transplant centers is done by the eye. Considering 3-4 thousand hair follicles, the error rate can be very high. EsteNove reduces this margin to 0 with the most up-to-date methods and ensures that the patient has a natural appearance.
5. Long time postoperative support:
EsteNove supports patients for a year after the operation.
6. Sapphire FUE hair transplantation method and new technologies:
In all operations that performed in EsteNove, Sapphire FUE hair transplant method is used to provide more intensive hair transplantation and keep the healing process short. This method allows the hair to appear more dense and patients quickly return to their daily lives.
With EsteNove, which provides international services with its most up-to-date technologies and experienced team, you can have healthy hair in your dreams.If you want to get more information about hair transplantation, you can get support from our expert consultants.