Medicine has become a developing sector with technology. In particular, aesthetic interventions have eliminated the problems related to the image of individuals with quite different methods. Hair transplantation is the definite solution for thinning hair or complete loss of hair, ie baldness. It is the process of collecting solid roots of hair one by one and placing them in hairless areas according to the applied technique. During this process, the expertise and care of the doctor is of great importance. The difference between the techniques is the devices used and the placement of hair follicles.
Famous actor Jude Law, who won the hearts of millions with the Sherlock Rafferty film series, is among those who have regained their former appearance with the hair transplantation procedure. The 47-year-old actor has found the definite solution to the problem of hair loss that started at an early age with hair transplantation. Particularly, the hair loss at the forefront of his head marred his image quite a lot. Therefore, he regained his full hair after the relevant technique.
Many men and women can undergo hair transplantation. The general health conditions of individuals should permit hair transplantation. The techniques used in hair transplantation procedures must not be harmful to people.
Who Can Have a hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation can be carried out on people who do not have skin conditions such as eczema and who are deemed appropriate candidates by a doctor. Since hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, it should be done in a hospital, clinic or a full-fledged health institution. Successful results are achieved when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced doctor.
What does a Hair Transplantation Process Involve?
Hair transplantation is done with 3 different techniques today. These are the FUT, FUE and DHI techniques. Although the method is different in each of these techniques, the process is the same. The only difference is the time they take, the equipment, how the hair follicles are collected and the way they are placed.
Hair transplantation should be decided by a specialist doctor with the relevant individual before it is done. This decision includes the determination of how much hair will be transplanted in how many sessions with which method. Subsequently, hair follicles are collected one by one from the nape or chest if necessary. The collected hair follicles are placed in the areas suffering from hair loss in different ways according to the method. During the placement, the doctor must consider the direction of the hair. These transplanted hair follicles are shed in the first instance. However, after 4 months the hair starts to grow back in its full state. At the end of the 6th month, the hair becomes quite normal.
What needs to be done before Hair Transplantation
After deciding on the hair transplantation method and setting the date, the individual should prepare himself as follows for the procedure.
*All the individual’s questions regarding the procedure should be answered by the doctor.
* In case the candidate is a smoker, smoking should be avoided for 7 days before the procedure.
* Caffeine, green tea and alcohol should be avoided for 3 days before the procedure.
* 3 days rest before the procedure is required.
* A shirt or buttoned outfit should be worn on the day of the procedure.
* A turtleneck or outfit that is worn over the head must be avoided.
What needs to be done after Hair Transplantation
If the hair transplantation sessions have been successfully completed, it is necessary to be patient and follow the doctor’s orders after the procedure. Literally, it takes 12 to 18 months for the hair to grow back with its former fullness. There is not much change in the hair especially in the first 3 months. After 3 months, hair starts to grow again gradually. The first wash after the application should be done by the doctor’s team at the clinic. It is vital that the scalp and transplanted hair follicles are not damaged.