Our patient came from the Netherlands to have a hair transplant. Two days of hair…
Why Does Hair Loss Occur?
Hormone imbalances, seasonal cycles, iron or vitamin shortages, and genetic susceptibility can all contribute to hair loss. Every day, adults shed 50-100 hair strand, which is considered normal. Hair strands with a typical cycle fall out on their own every 4-6 years, and newer, healthier hair grows from the hair follicles. Hair loss that is continuous and excessive, on the other hand, might be an indication of serious disorders. Hair loss in men and women can be caused by a variety of circumstances. In men, hair loss after puberty is frequently caused by hereditary factors. Prolonged stress, hormonal imbalances, an imbalanced diet, certain skin disorders, cosmetic products, and some drugs can all cause hair loss in women. Women’s hair loss may increase during pregnancy, lactation, and menopause.
To Whom Can Hair Transplantation Be Applied?
Hair transplantation can be used on both male and female patients who are experiencing hair loss. It is a procedure that can be conducted immediately if no obstacles are found in the examinations and analyses performed prior to hair transplantation.
Cancer patients who want to have a hair transplant are required to finish their cancer treatments first. Hair transplantation cannot be performed at the same time while cancer treatment is ongoing.
Care should be taken when applying hair transplantation in diabetic patients. Bleeding that may occur during the operation while the canals are opened on the skin and hair follicles are taken from the donor area can be a risk factor.
Hair transplantation is not applied to people who are allergic to the ingredients of the solution applied to the scalp during hair transplantation, or it is applied carefully. At the same time, hair transplantation may not be possible due to a lack of donor area. If there are no healthy roots that can be transplanted in the hairy area of the patient or in other parts of the body, hair transplantation cannot be done in these patients. Because hair transplantation is a procedure that can only be done from the person’s own body hair.
How is Hair Transplantation Performed?
Before hair transplantation is applied, a preliminary interview and examination are performed with the patient. In this interview, the patient’s hair analysis and some blood tests are performed. As a result, the patient is given eligibility for surgery.
During hair transplantation, firstly the patient’s front hairline is drawn and then some drawings are made showing how many grafts will be planted in which region and how many grafts will be taken from which region. After these determinations, local anaesthesia is applied to the patient, and graft removal is started. Grafts are taken one by one and arranged on a special plane. Then, the grafts that are thought to be insufficient for the transplantation process are eliminated. After this, tiny canals are opened in the area to be planted. These channels are just the right size to fit the grafts. This also facilitates the attachment of the grafts.
Hair Transplant Questions and Answers
1. Question: What company did you use?
“It was FlyHealth UK.”
2. Question: When did you book it? How long did it take from the time of booking to be in here?
“It’s been two weeks. So yeah, as soon as I sort of my mind upon it which was pretty much straight away.”
3. Question: How long are you in Turkey?
“Just three days. I came here on Wednesday and Thursday and then come back on Friday.
4. Question: Does it hurt?
“The only thing I can say that the needle the anaesthetic going into the back and over the top of your head. That was a little bit painful but not no more than a tattoo though.”
5. Question: Can you talk us through the process?
“What they did to me was they made insurgents in the top of my head first. Then they dressed that up and then sort of flipped me over. And then they took all the follicles at the back of my head which is the donor area. And they flipped me back over and basically put all the follicles in the top of my head.”
6. Question: So how long were you in the procedure for?
“I think it was about five and a half hours I spent in the bed.”
7. Question: Is there any downtime after? Is there anything that you can’t do?
“Yeah, there are quite a few things. It’s Mainly down to blood pressure so not getting your blood pressure high. Son o drinking, no sex, no gym. Basically don’t do anything fun. You can have a little walk instead of general exercise but nothing there too strenuous.”
8. Question: How long will it take to start growing back properly? And when will you see the full effects?
“So I can only base this on what they’ve told me and what I’ve seen. They take the hair follicle and obviously the hair they place that in. The hair then drops out. And then you have to wait I think it’s around about two to three months before you start seeing them come through. And then sort of six months comes through you really start to see it. And then 12 months is when you really get to see the full effects and the full thickness that you’ll get.”
9. Question: Is there anything else that you think people need to know or do you want to share about your procedure at the minute?
“No, nothing else really. Just my recommendation of the company FlyHealth UK absolutely amazing just full-on contact. They do everything on time with everything. They are just a really good company and really good people to work with.
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