How to remedy baldness with a Micro FUE hair transplantation?
A Micro FUE – FUE hair transplantation procedure (‘FUE’ meaning ‘Follicular Units Extraction’) is the only realistic method of restoring hair to those suffering from androgenic hair loss. Micro FUE hair transplantation in Turkey gives an excellent aesthetic result and can provide a permanent solution for alopecia. The skills and experience of the transplant surgeon are essential conditions for successful hair restoration.
A hair transplant may be the only way for some people to overcome inconveniences and complexes. It can also boost their self-esteem and breathe new colour into their life.
Some may argue that a seemingly minor condition such as hair loss should not make a decisive impact on a person’s life. However, the truth is that many people suffering from hair loss struggle in succeeding in interpersonal communication, approaching the object of their admiration, defending their rights before authorities and generally feeling confident.
Many people may imagine that Micro FUE hair transplantation in Turkey is for older people. However, baldness can be quite common even in young and middle-aged people.
The origins of the procedure
The history of hair transplantation has its roots in the first half of the twentieth century. In fact, Japanese doctors first began to study hair loss solutions in 1939.
In the 1960s, these studies reached their logical conclusion and hair transplantation procedures became available to everyone. Right now, Micro FUE hair transplantation in Turkey is among the most successful modern methods.
As practice shows, a hair transplant can help to resolve problems relating to baldness. It can also help to conceal blemishes on the cranial area. These blemishes can include scars, irregularities and the consequences of facial and lifting adjustments.
It has also become possible to correct insufficient hair coverage on areas of the face. This is particularly true of the eyebrows and moustache and beard areas.
Hair transplantation indications
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure. It involves transplanting individual hair follicles from the donor area to the area experiencing hair loss. Such operations are helpful in the following cases:
Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary disease in both sexes. It consists of hair thinning and gradual hair loss in some areas of the surface of the head. The degree of expression for men is determined by the Norwood-Hamilton scale. For women, on the other hand, the Ludwig scale is used.
This condition is a cause of baldness in 95-98% of humanity. In women, the incidence of androgenic alopecia is in the range of 20-90% of all hair loss cases. There are, furthermore, difficulties in diagnosing this disease. The causes of such baldness lie at the genetic level and consist of damage to hair follicles under the influence of the active male sex form of the DHT hormone. The most effective method of treatment is hair transplantation.
Injuries can cause scars to appear on the skin, as can burns and medical interventions on the head and face. A further etiological factor for cicatricial alopecia is an infectious disease (bacterial, viral or fungal). This can lead to inflammatory reactions on the area of the hair follicles to affect connective tissue. Surgical treatment of this condition is possible through transplanting hair onto scar tissue or through scar excision. The choice of method depends on the size, shape, appearance and location of the scar.
Bald spots on the forehead and temples, a congenital high line of hair growth.
Everyone has a different face shape. However, the proportions are usually quite similar. As a rule, the forehead area occupies about one third of the face. However, these ratios may look disrupted as a result of plastic operations such as circular suspenders. These can result in the placement of the hair growth line to the temporal, frontal and behind-the-ear zones. Before the surgical intervention, the professional will model the hair growth line.
Correcting a line of hair growth in the region of the eyebrows, moustaches, beard and temples
Recently, the popularity of hair transplant procedures has increased. These often aim to give patients a more masculine appearance. The desired result is achieved by “thickening” the corrected areas. Among the possible indications for hair transplantation to these areas, it is helpful in remedying the consequences of surgery or scars caused by acne in the patient’s youth. A lower degree of intervention characterises this type of hair transplantation, as well as the use of mono- and follicular grafting.
The main advantages of the Micro FUE method
Before you decide to undergo an FUE procedure, you should be aware of its advantages:
Today, an FUE hair transplant in Turkey is suitable for many patients around the world. In one operation surgeons can transplant up to 4,000 grafts. This amounts to approximately 9,200 follicles. The essence of this technique is the redistribution of genetically-resistant hair to the areas prone to alopecia. Extraction of follicular associations gives an excellent result. In fact, usually it is difficult to distinguish whether a person has had a transplant or not.
A minimally invasive intervention
The Micro FUE hair transplantation in Turkey involves a low level of intervention. Experts extract the follicular groups without incisions, with the procedure involving the removal of mini-tubes with a diameter of less than 1mm under the control of optical instruments. The entire process should be painless, and painkiller tablets should be enough to eliminate the pain felt after the anaesthetic has worn off. Blood loss is insignificant given that only point skin areas are involved in both the donor and recipient zones. Finally, the follicular isolation technique does not leave scars, unlike other surgical methods.
Easy postoperative period
With this technique, the healing period is very short. The donor area will take seven to ten days to recover, whereas areas with transplanted follicular associations will take two to three weeks. The consequent full restoration of hair growth will really lift the patient’s spirits. This, in turn, will have a beneficial effect on the healing process. After surgery, the patient will not require inpatient treatment. He need only visit his doctor from time to time in order to treat the post-operative area of the scalp and monitor the restoration of hair growth. There is no need for the patient to alter his normal way of life.
A small number of contraindications
There are several factors which can counterindicate the operation. These include an insufficient quantity of hair; allergy to local anaesthetics; chronic diseases (hypertension, diabetes, cardiac dysfunction and so on); and infections of the scalp in the exacerbation phase. It is important to observe all of these obstacles closely. Another factor to take into consideration is the potential for disturbed processes in the body. This is particularly important in the case of hormone imbalance.
Additional features of the Micro FUE method:
Body Hair Transplant (BHT)
Scar masking and corrective operations
The Micro FUE method can correct the results of an unsuccessful hair transplant. It is also useful in masking scars after transplantation using patchwork technology, filling bare skin areas with focal alopecia, and changing the hair growth line.
Beard hair transplants
The FUE method can lend a beard any shape or density, and it can also correct the whiskers. Today, different transplant procedures of 5000-6000 grafts are performed to create a natural thick beard.
Transplantation of long hair
This type of operation is especially popular among women who want to keep their hair at a certain length. Such a procedure is more time-consuming and complicated, but it can be well worth it.
What are the contraindications?
Photos and videos often show excellent results. However, it can happen that both the doctor and the patient overlook contraindications. The most common contraindications are poor blood coagulation and an intolerance to anaesthetics.
Furthermore, interventions should not be carried out in the following cases:
- If the patient is under 15 years old (the same applies to eyebrow adjustments);
- When there is an insufficient donor area;
- If the patient suffers from psychological conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety or trichotillomania;
- Diabetes mellitus suffers are not normally suitable candidates for Micro FUE hair transplantation in Turkey. This is because in such patients there is a high risk of infection and subsequent infection;
- If patients have cancer they should obtain permission for surgery strictly from their doctor.
It is important to remember that there is always a risk of the implanted element being rejected. For a greater understanding of the possible risks, it is useful to familiarise yourself with photos and videos. These will show these negative points in detail.
The process of hair transplantation by the FUE method
The clinic will create the most comfortable conditions for accommodation: 24-hour nursing care and supervision. Before the patient leaves the clinic, they will receive instruction on how to wash the area. The patient will have access to important means for caring for the transplanted hair, as well as all the necessary recommendations. One day after the treatment, the patient can return to his or her normal lifestyle.
The first stage – extraction of the grafts
Before beginning the hair transplant procedure, the transplant doctor will make an accurate calculation of the number of donor grafts needed to maximise coverage of the bald area.
Collection of follicles from the donor area is not a random process. It will always follow a particular principle. Grafts are extracted evenly from various regions of the occipital region. The transplant physician pays specific attention to ensuring that the donor area is not too thinly cut.
Before the start of the grafting procedure, patients receive a local infiltration anaesthesia of the scalp, making the hair transplant procedure painless. The latest Micro FUE procedures do not involve extracting grafts as part of a strip, nor from one specific location. Rather, these grafts are taken from a donor area. The extraction of grafts is a critical stage involving the uses of special techniques and tools. Ready-to-graft hair follicles are given a better chance of survival by placement in a unique cooled solution with the addition of blood plasma.
The second stage – implantation
The transplant doctor will make a detailed transplant plan. A micro-instrument, through which the implantation of donor grafts occurs, is called an implanter pen. Our clinic uses specially designed implements with a diameter of 0.6-0.9mm. For each patient, the width of the implant is selected individually, depending on the quality and size of the donor grafts. For a single transplant procedure, a minimum will be 25-30 different implants. The technology using an implanter pen allows specialists to combine the micro-puncture of the skin and the planting of the hair follicle in one short step. With the help of the implement, these experts implant the grafts at a certain angle and at a certain depth. With the FUE hair transplantation in Turkey, the transplant doctor always works with a large number of different sizes of grafts, which can contain from one to four hairs.
The different diameter of the Micro FUE-tools (from 0.6 to 0.9mm) makes it possible to extract the grafts accurately and without damaging the hair bulbs adjoining them. The number of hairs in the graft varies from 1 to 4, which means that their sizes will differ.
Implantation of grafts – the most crucial stage of hair transplantation
The implantation process requires professional preparation. The most important points at this stage are observing the correct direction of hair growth and the optimal depth of planting. This will have a direct impact on the survival rate of the grafts and the natural appearance.
The transplantation process involves using grafts containing one, two, three or four hairs in suitable proportions. Grafts consisting of one hair are thin and soft. They do not give a high level of density, but doctors can use such grafts to create a smooth line of hair growth. Two- and three-hair grafts, on the other hand, can create the maximum volume. Conversely, four-hair grafts are used in no more than 3-4% of the process due to their small initial amount.
The entire graft implantation procedure is a creative process which requires significant aesthetic talent on the part of the transplant physician. After the transplantation, the micro-punctures on the skin should heal within three to five days before becoming completely invisible within ten to fourteen days of the transplant.
In the donor area, only small spot wounds will remain after the extraction of the grafts. These should heal within two to three days and become covered with a slight crust. These crusts will fall off around a week after the operation and leave no visible traces. The FUE hair transplantation in Turkey is not likely to lead to the development of scars or infectious complications.
The day after the hair transplantation by the Micro FUE method the patient can return to his or her normal way of life. This is because the FUE method does not require suturing. In fact, it should leave no traces and make it possible to wear even the shortest haircut.
The transplanted grafts will begin to grow several days after the transplantation. The complete growth of the new hair is visible after three to six months and this will then continue throughout the patient’s life. Transplanted hair retains all its natural characteristics and patients can cut it, dye it and used it in any hairstyle. A correctly conducted hair transplantation can improve the appearance, relieve psychological discomfort and give a sense of increased self-confidence.
After the hair transplantation procedure
After the operation, patients will receive detailed instructions to observe during the first fourteen days after the process. Patients can also read suggestions on the clinic’s website.
After eight to ten months, the transplanted hair will gain strength and become thicker. Patients will notice a larger volume that will be proportional to the width of the hair shaft and the length of the hair. Just one month after the transplant, patients can use any modern cosmetics they choose to for hair care and strengthening.
After the procedure, it is best to use a set of four products that are mainly for transplanted hair. The ingredients of these cosmetic preparations help to properly care for transplanted hair, improve its appearance and make the hair more docile and soft. It is advisable to begin using these treatments no earlier than fifteen days after the Micro FUE Hair transplantation in Turkey.