One of the most common cosmetic problems today is hair loss. Even if it is thought that it is a problem specific to men, it can also occur in women from time to time. Loosing between 50 and 100 strands of hair daily is considered normal. If more hair is lost, one should consults an expertMore
With the advances in technology, there are new developments in hair transplantation techniques and hair loss treatments. Hair transplantation operations, which have progressed to a great extent and turned into a procedure performed with minimally invasive methodsMore
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Hair transplantation is considered a non invasive surgery. The local anesthetic used has prolonged analgesic action, so the patient will not feel any kind of pain. The operated area remains silent for several hours after surgery. In the days following the intervention you may experience a slight pain in the receiving and donating areas, which will disappear within a few days.
The duration of the intervention depends on the number of bulbs that will be transplanted. It usually takes 6 to 8 hours.
Hair transplantation can be men and women, from 18/20 years old. Since it is a little invasive, almost everyone can undergo hair transplantation, except in patients with serious health problems, such as immunosuppression.
Since it is a non-invasive operation performed in local anesthesia, the risks of such intervention are low. The only drawbacks that our patients experience are mostly in the post operative: itching, headaches and slight swelling, but they disappear within a few days.
No. One of the biggest concerns about who intends to undergo hair transplantation is this. The advantage of FUE is just that. The doctor in fact ensures that close to the follicular unit extracted there are others, ensuring the absence of empty spaces in the donor area.
Once transplanted, the transplanted hair will fall as the bulb stays inside the groove and begins to regenerate the hair. Hair will begin to grow again after about 3 months and will continue to grow in the following months. Around the seventh month, patients will notice that their hair is naturally natural.
Absolutely not. After 2/3 weeks, during which croutons can be formed in areas affected by transplantation, there will be no sign.
After the intervention you will need to follow the instructions of the medical staff to maximize the result of the intervention. Interpreters in the clinic will provide you with all the necessary instructions for products to be used and activities to be avoided in the weeks following the transplant (such as sports and physical exertion).
Once arriving at the airport the patient will be picked up by a driver and taken to the hotel (www.modushotelistanbul.com). The hotel is near the clinic, so you will be taken at the time agreed in the morning (usually around 7.30 / 8.00) and taken to the clinic. Here you will be taken from the blood for further analysis and there will be an interview with our doctors during which the patient will be able to indicate what his / her expectation of the outcome of the surgery is and the doctor will check the hair condition of the hair patient. After that, the operation will begin, during which you can take a break and eat. Once the operation is over, the patient can leave the clinic and return the next day to change the band. During the entire trial you will be assisted by Italian interpreters in the clinic, who will be at your side from the moment you decide to take the intervention at Estepera, in the following months, during which doctors will carry out checks (via sending photo). It is advisable to stay in Istanbul for 2 or 3 nights.
Sure. Just send an email to [email protected] with name and phone number. You will then be contacted by one of our interpreters, via Whatsapp (or other than you have indicated), and you will be asked to submit your photos so that we can get a preliminary consultation with our doctors.
A hair transplant can be described as a permanent solution for "hair loss". Hair transplantation surgery however is defined as a micro surgical operation carried out in a hospital. What is meant by micro surgical operation is that the hair transplantation is carried out with much less intervention than a normal operation. Hair transplantation operation is an effective and permanent solution for people suffering from androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern hair loss, but besides that also people with scars or people with hair loss due to various reasons can undergo this operation.
Even though the development of hair transplantation goes back a long time, it began to be used in the mid-1990s in sense we are using it now. While hair transplantation was carried out in the 1990s with the FUT methods, it was replaced by the FUE technique, which was developed in the early 2000s and began to be used as of 2005. Since then, the technique has developed continuously with minor innovations, but the basic principles of FUE have not changed. Today it is still used as the most developed hair transplantation technique. The FUE technique is the most developed and newest method in hair transplantation operations. The FUE method, which is considered the newest and most modern hair transplantation techniques of recent years is accepted as golden standard and helps people to gain natural looking full hair. The difference of the FUE technique is that it only leaves minimal scarring and shows very fast healing. The success of the operation increases due to the development of materials used in the FUE method. The FUE method has several variants.
For example, the FUE hair transplantation carried out with sapphire tips has produced more successful results. This is due to the fact that the channels opened with sapphire material, which is a much smoother material, heal faster and leave less marks.
With the sedation to be applied under the supervision of our anesthesiologist, you will no longer feel anything during the hair transplantation. This way you will experience a more comfortable and painless hair transplantation. Hair transplantation processes are already not very painful procedures but for patients with fear of needles this method is much more comfortable. The pain, which is already felt to a minimum, will be almost completely reduced to zero by this method.
What is sedation?Sedation is a kind of sleep condition that can be individually adjusted with sedative medication and the effect can be scaled accordingly. The depth of the sedation is controlled while all reflexes are preserved.
Do I have to undergo sedation?Sedation is safe enough to be used even in young children and, as we said before, it makes the hair transplantation process almost painless. But for patients that do not want a sedation, we still carry out hair transplantation without the sedation process. The choice at this point is completely yours.
Basic Steps of Hair TransplantationThere are basic principles in all methods of hair transplantation operations.
These principles are:1. Collection of hair follicles
Collection of hair folliclesThis is a characteristic of the FUE method that provides a significant aesthetic success in the collection of hair follicles and exactly this innovation was the reason that the FUT method disappeared completely. In the FUT method, a piece of skin was cut from the back of the head to collect the hair follicles but with the FUE method the follicles are collected one by one with cylindrical needles. Thus, much less damage occurs.
Depending on the size of the hair follicles needles sizes between 0.7 mm and 0.9mm are used or if hair follicles consisting of 3-4-5 hairs are used the needle size can be increased up to 1.0 mm, which is a very important point in this method. The sharpness of the needles used here and the fact that they are used only once are factors that affect the success of the operation in terms of material. Again, removing the hair according to the angles of the roots is another important point to be observed in order to prevent damage to the roots. For example, there are needles for follicle extraction called u-graft used for patients with extreme curly hair. All these points are planned according to the patient’s status by the doctor prior to the operation.
Opening of the channels In the classic FUE method metal (steel) slits are used to open the channels. With these slits, an incision appropriate to the natural direction of the hair should be created. Thus, the hair will grow in their natural directions. The direction of the hair is created while the channel is opened and the angle of the hair with respect to the skin is the factor to be considered during the transplantation phase. Steel knives (metal slits) are generally used to open the channels in the FUE method. These metal slits have to be replaced during the operation after a few hundred channels have been opened. This way it is ensured that the metal slits won't lose their sharpness. We in the Estepera Clinic use sapphire tips. Since sapphire FUE tips are much smoother and sharper, there is no such problem. Depending on the follicle thickness of each patient, the use of only a few tips is sufficient. But each tip must only be used for one patient.
Laser Assisted Hair Transplant Operation
This procedure is the combination of the hair transplant operation with low-level laser, also known as cold laser. The main objectives of the laser application after a hair transplant operation are to accelerate wound healing in the operation area, rapidly regress side effects such as bloating, rash and pain and help to achieve faster results. The laser does not create heat. That is why there are no side effects in terms of treatment.
For the treatment of hair loss, we use a different low-intensity laser device. If this device is used on the scalp for 20 minutes twice a week, it primarily stops the hair loss and then increases the hair thickness, so it lasts longer. When a certain improvement is achieved, it is tried to continue the improvement by decreasing the sessions to once a week.
In the Estepera clinic we use Low Level Laser Treatment - (LLLT) with a low level laser for clinical use. Previous scientific studies have shown that it is an important medical practice that has been shown to have therapeutic properties in genetic hair loss in both men and women. The action mechanism increases the metabolic activities in the cell and the ATP, nitric and oxide levels. This condition allows the hair to strengthen. In addition, it is observed it reduces the accumulation of DHT, which on the other hand reduces the factors effective for hair loss and thinning.
The laser beam which is suitable for medical use is sent to the scalp with low energies. This nourishing laser light stimulates hair follicles, the root structure of the hair. It decreases the thinning of thehair and recovers the natural growth cycle of your hair. Together with treatment it supports a fuller and denser hair growth pattern. Hair treatment with laser has been approved by the FDA. There are also numerous scientific studies on its effects. The laser device used in our clinic consists of 5 modules, each with 364 energy sources. Our application with 6 different therapeutic frequencies can be adjusted according to the patient's needs.
More dense and natural looking hair can be planted. It is a permanent solution not only for slight hair loss but also advanced full hair loss. It is a comfortable method since it is developed to minimize the pain of the patients and does not leave any scarring or sutures after the operation. The patients recover rapidly after the operation; they can resume their normal life quickly and travel after only 1 day. If a hair transplant operation is planned correctly, the hair follicles taken from the donor area are not damaged. Even if several operations are performed in this way, there is no negative change in the patient's appearance. Transplanted hair grows at about 98% efficiency. Estepera Hair Transplant Center Estepera is a well-known hair transplant center that serves patients from Turkey and all around the world in the field of hair transplant and hair treatment. Estepera and its team have been working exclusively in the field of hair transplantation and hair treatments for 20 years. The facts that the clinic only serves in this field, has extensive experience, joins international seminars as speaker and listener and that patients from over 50 countries came to the clinic to undergo hair transplantation, are outstanding characteristics of the clinic and doctors.
What are important criteria that determine the success of FUE?In our opinion, the factors that determine success are:
We have performed hair transplantation operations for thousands of patients over a period of 20 years, which enables us to better understand the needs of our patients. The experience allows us to choose the right treatment method for our patient and to better apply the FUE technique.
Field of Expertise
Hair transplant operations should be performed by specialized doctors. Patients may have different health and hair loss problems. The doctor has to do a necessary examination in order to place the right diagnosis. Estepera hair transplant center decides on the suitability of patients with different hair problems for hair transplantation and informs the patients prior and after the operation about the necessary actions to be taken. A specialist doctor not only cares about the hair transplant results of his patients, but also their health.
To achieve a successful and natural look after hair transplantation, the front hairline must be designed according to the face shape and head structure. This requires not only experience but also an aesthetic point of view.
Understanding the Patient
The first step of the operation is the examination. At this point it is very important to understand the patient in order to analyze his needs and to make the right planning. Estepera hair transplant center always acts with these principles in mind.
Additional Opportunities to Improve Hair Transplant Success
Hair transplantation may also require additional different solutions for those who experience this problem. For example, if the patient has insufficient hair in the main donor area the back of the neck, the success rate of the hair transplantation operation will not be as high. In such a case it is possible to use hair follicles from other parts of the body to achieve greater success.
Hair Transplantation with Hair Follicles taken from the Beard
Hair transplantation with hair follicles taken from the beard Hair transplantation carried out with hair follicles extracted from the beard is generally preferred if the donor area, the back of the neck, does not have enough hair and if the transplant area is very big. Beard follicles can remain in the growth stage for a long time and are considered to be the most suitable donor area for transplantation, after the back of the neck. It is known that the hair follicles of the beard are thicker than those of the back of the neck. For this reason the hair follicles extracted from the beard are not transplanted in the frontline but in the middle to increase fullness.
Transplantation with Follicles taken from Body Hair
Hair transplantation with follicles taken from body hair Body hair is considered as the third choice in hair transplantation operations planned for men. If the hair follicles from the back of the neck and beard region are insufficient, chest hair follicles are considered as the best alternative for an additional graft. There are two main reasons why body hair is only the third choice. The first is that, as it is with beard follicles, the body hair is thick, in form of single grafts and has low growth characteristics. In other words, hair follicles taken from the chest region cannot be planted in the front hairline.
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