Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplantation

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Hair transplantation is a popular treatment method for people who have thinning or balding hair. However, this procedure can bring many questions and concerns. Therefore, in this article, we will answer frequently asked questions about hair transplantation.


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What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure performed for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes, and like all surgical procedures, it should be done in a sterile environment and with surgical principles. It should be done carefully to avoid negative conditions such as infection, poor wound healing, necrosis, and bleeding.

Hair transplantation can be performed using different methods. These methods include FUE, DHI, and the now rarely used FUT method.

The FUE method involves individually extracting and transplanting hair follicles. This method requires a longer process and can be more expensive.

The DHI method involves directly transplanting hair follicles using a special tool. In this method, hair follicles do not go through certain steps, resulting in a faster procedure time.


Is There an Age Limit for Hair Transplantation?

Although there is no definite age limit, the generally accepted approach is to perform hair transplantation between the ages of 18 and 75. However, if hair transplantation is performed at a young age, hair loss may recur in later years, and a second hair transplantation session may be necessary.

Performing cosmetic procedures on individuals under the age of 18 is not medically and ethically appropriate. However, in cases of hair loss caused by accidents or burns, treatment may be performed even in childhood.

Good results can also be obtained in healthy elderly individuals. With the use of correct and appropriate techniques and performed by skilled surgeons, hair transplants can be as successful as they are in young people.

When Should Hair Transplantation Be Done?

Regardless of age, if the density of your hair has decreased by 50% and your scalp is visible, it means that you are a good candidate for hair transplantation. However, how the person feels about themselves is also very important. If hair loss and thinning cause a person to experience a lack of self-confidence, hair transplantation can be done. However, before undergoing a hair transplant operation, factors such as the cause of hair loss, age, health status, skin type, and overall hair condition should be evaluated. Generally, the best timing for hair transplant surgery is after hair loss has completely stopped, but this is not a universal rule for everyone. In some cases, hair transplantation can be performed at an earlier time. It is important to consult with a specialist doctor before deciding on early hair transplantation.

Hair transplantation can be done at any time of the year, but the most suitable season is winter. However, due to the cold weather, blood flow in the hair transplantation area may decrease, which can slow down the healing process.

Hair transplantation performed in summer can cause hair loss due to high temperature, humidity, and sunlight, and can cause negative effects on the healing process. In addition, sweating increases and sweat can cause wounds in the hair transplantation area to become infected. If you have decided to undergo such an operation in the summer season, you need to be more careful than in other seasons.

 Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplantation

How Many Times Can Hair Transplant Be Done?

The repeatability of the hair transplant procedure depends on many factors. It can vary depending on the individual’s hair quality, degree of hair loss, and skin health, which can yield different results. As long as there are enough healthy hair follicles in the donor area, there is no limit to the number of hair transplant procedures that can be performed. However, the recommended number is a maximum of 3 times. This number may vary depending on the quality of the donor area and the number of hair follicles taken in each session. Additionally, although hair transplantation can be repeated, how frequently it can be repeated depends on the person’s condition and needs.

When Is The Second Hair Transplant Session Performed?

The placement of hair follicles to fill in the gaps caused by hair loss is performed in one or sometimes multiple sessions. However, there must be a certain amount of time between each session. This time is usually 8-12 months to evaluate the results of the hair transplant and allow for the donor areas to heal. Therefore, the ideal time between two hair transplant sessions is 8-12 months.

The first session is usually the one with the most hair follicles placed. The second session typically involves fewer hair follicle transfers. However, since everyone’s needs are different, the session plan for each person may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplantation
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