Lateral Slit Hair Transplant: Maximal Density, Minimal Scarring
Over the past few years, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation has become one of the most pioneering hair restoration techniques. With the modern cosmetic surgery technology evolving in every aspect of our lives, better, quicker and more efficient hair transplant Turkey methods are always coming up to provide patients with natural results to live up to their expectation. One such technique is the Lateral Slit Technique, also referred to as Coronal or Perpendicular Grafting. This technique’s name was inspired by how the angle and direction of the incision are made.
What is the Lateral Slit Technique?
The Lateral Slit method, which was started to be applied for the first time in Canada in hair transplantation procedures and then started to be applied in Turkey, can be defined as directing to the opened channels. In our FlyHealth hair transplantation centers, we help the hair transplantation process to gain a more natural appearance by being applied by a doctor who is an expert in his field. With scalpels prepared before each treatment and positioned according to the thickness of the grafts, the Lateral Slit Method can be used.
Features of Lateral Slit Technique
- Making incisions with more horizontal angles and more intensively compared to other methods,
- Preparing for each patient individually and for the person’s own hair follicles,
- Gaining a natural appearance after hair transplantation, thanks to the thin scalpels specially prepared,
- It can be listed as the scalpel, which is prepared according to the thickness of the hair follicle and does not create a deep incision.
- One of the most important steps of this technique is the exact overlapping of the diameters of the opened channels with the grafts.
Intensive Hair Transplantation with Lateral Slit Method
In hair transplantation operations, the process called dense transplantation is applied in the form of placing the maximum number of grafts per square centimeter. 140 to 220 hair follicles are applied in areas where hair loss does not occur, but where the procedure will be applied. The Lateral Slit method, which includes single hair bristles, has the ability to accommodate 60 to 65 hair follicles in a single incision. Transplanting hard-to-reach hair follicles in a single session is possible with the Lateral slit method.
Grooving with Lateral Slit and Its Advantages
The process of adding new roots by opening channels in the bald area is known as the general definition of hair transplantation.
Although many different methods are applied in hair transplantation operations, one of the most preferred methods is Lateral Slit. This method, which allows opening channels in the area to be planted with small angles, is preferred because it gives a natural appearance after the procedure. In addition to preparing and using sterile scalpel tips in appropriate sizes, sapphire-tipped needles can also be preferred.
To Whom Can Lateral Slit Hair Transplantation Be Applied?
It can be applied to every healthy person suitable for hair transplantation, as well as in the extra cases listed below.
- People who have undergone head surgery with excessive stretching of the scalp,
- People with scars caused by burns or burns,
- Those who suffer from genetic baldness,
- People who experience baldness after a previous infection,
- People who have undergone cosmetic procedures such as brain surgery or facelift surgery.
Why lateral slit hair transplant technique?
The grafts that have been implanted using the Lateral Slit technique look and feel more natural as compared to other traditional hair restoration techniques. Another added benefit of employing Lateral Slit Technique is that it enables hair transplant experts to control the grafts exit angle, which makes for better scalp coverage. Better coverage means more density.
The lateral graft technique also allows the surgeon to create a more pleasing visual coverage of the thinning scalp by letting the surrounding hairs to layer over one another. For patients suffering from advanced hair loss—where the donor area falls short of hair grafts— Lateral Slit technique is highly appropriate.
When applying this technique, FlyHealth hair transplant Turkey clinics use custom sized blades, which allow our hair transplant experts to perfectly match the graft and opening size. Using such acute precision allows the hair transplant surgeon to accurately place grafts in between any existing hairs. This, therefore, increases graft survival and is one of the contributing factors to surgery’s success rate.
At his hair transplant clinic in Istanbul, Dr. Selahattin Tulunay exclusively provides this latest and state-of-the-art hair transplant technique for an affordable cost, allowing many oversees patients to save up to 70 percent on the their treatment—and restore their confidence and youthful appearance.
The additional benefit of this technique is their aesthetic result and dense coverage. The direction in which each follicular unit graft is inserted can also impact the ultimate appearance of density; this is because hairs within a follicular unit are typically next to each other inline.
Hence by arranging each multiple hair graft on the scalp in a linear fashion to the line of sight, each follicular unit will give the appearance of density and fullness. Moreover this also mimics how hair is normally aligned on the scalp.
“With Lateral Slit Technique and our advanced instruments, we currently use customer-customized approach, which allow us to achieve the perfect fit and the highest degree of density possible.” says Dr. Tulunay, award winner of the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2012.
For more information on this innovative hair transplantation technique in Turkey, contact us for a free price quote.