The exact solution to hair loss is hair transplant.
The exact solution to hair loss is hair transplant. In brief, the hair transplant is defined as strategic transfer of hair follicles removed from an area called donor area to the empty areas without hair.
Basically, there are two different methods used: FUT (follicular unit transplant) and FUE (follicular unit extraction).
FUT is an old method and not preferred because of its disadvantages. The currently used method is FUE for a successful hair transplant.
Before describing hair transplant step-by-step, meaning of some terms need to be defined. Here is the definitions of terms used for hair transplant:
It can be described as the structure in which hair grows. There can be one strand, or 2, 3 or 4 strands within a follicle.
It is the name of hair follicles that are removed from the donor area to be transplanted. For example, 4000 grafts can be transferred during an operation.
Donor area is called an area where grafts to be transplanted are collected. For hair transplant, the ideal donor area is the part between two ears, back of the head because the hair follicles in this area are genetically coded not to be lost, and when transferred to the bald areas, they maintain such function. It means that transplanted and attached hair follicles continue to grow for a lifetime. In some cases, the donor area of individuals might not have a sufficient intensity. Then, body hairs (hairs on the chest) may be removed.
A line where hair on the forehead and temporal sides starts. This line may disappear in individuals who loss their hair. It is regenerated by hair transplant. To give a natural look, it is important to match front hairline with natural hairline before he has lost his hair. The facial symmetry and gold standard calculations are used to determine the hairline.
PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma.
DHI: Direct Hair Implant.
The bandage is opened on the following day of hair transplant operation. The first washing is performed on the third day. The first washing is performed by the physician/nurse, and a detailed description on how patients should wash their hair for 10 days is explained to them.
Steps for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):
As prior to any surgery, the patients undergo Hepatitis A-B-C and HIV screening. Unfortunately, hair is not transplanted for patients that are found to be positive in any of these screening.
Determination of Front Hairline
It is determined based on the desire of patient and measurements made by the physician using gold ratio technique, and intended to achieve a natural and beautiful look. It is drawn by a pen and approved by the patient.
The whole area to be treated is numbed under the control of an anesthetist, starting from the donor area. A painless anesthesia may also be executed for patients upon their request. The patient is awake throughout the entire operation. However, they do not feel any pain.
Removal of Grafts
The grafts are collected one-by-one from the donor area with specific medical devices. At this stage, it is very important that grafts are not damaged. The collected grafts are kept in the specific solutions with PRP.
Tiny channels are opened in the area to be transplanted and grafts are placed into these channels. The distance between the channels and their placement are very important. It must be performed by competent hands for a natural and successful outcome.
Placement of Grafts
The grafts are carefully placed with respect to their orientation and density. As each stage of hair transplant, this stage also requires attention, ability and an aesthetic perspective.
Application of PRP
PRP is injected in order to accelerate healing as well as provide support for healthy growth of implanted grafts.
The donor area is bandaged up.
The doctor will tell in detail the matters to consider after the operation and prescribe the required medication.
PRP for Hair
Did you know that it is normal to lose 100-150 hair strands a day? However, if you have started to lose hair strands more than that in a day and if your hair has started to become thin and look dull and limp, then something is going wrong.
One of the methods that is quite often used is PRP to stop hair loss and have a stronger and bright hair.
Well, What Is This PRP?
PRP is the abbreviation of Platelet Rich Plasma and derived from the individual’s own blood. Let’s discuss this matter a little bit further…
Our blood has three different types of cells called erythrocytes (red blood cells), leucocytes (white blood cells) and platelets (thrombocytes). The platelets are cells responsible for blood clotting and tissue repair. The protein that is found in platelets and called growth factor enables repair of cell damages, cell renewal and healing.
In application of PRP, the platelets collected from the patient are separated in the blood and applied on the desired area of scalp (especially on areas where the problem appears severely) using methods such as injection, dermapen, and electroporation.
How Is PRP Derived?
Two tubes of blood are collected from the patient with specific kits. The collected blood is centrifuged to derive platelet rich plasma.
How Does PRP Work?
Why should I need PRP since I have platelets in my blood that contain growth factor? Yes, the growth factor in our blood enables cell renewal and healing. However, PRP allows to apply concentrated (high amount of) growth factor on the areas with problem.
That is to say, normally there are 200.000 platelets in 1 milliliter of blood that feed the scalp. However, 1 milliliter of PRP contains approximately 1.5 millions of platelet. It is observed that hair loss stops and the hair starts to look brighter and stronger after PRP sessions through such intense healing cure provided by platelets.
How Is PRP Used?
First, blood is collected from the patient by specific PRP kits and the collected blood is centrifuged to derive the product PRP. Meanwhile, specific anesthetics are applied to the scalp to be treated to prevent patient from feeling uncomfortableness during the procedure.
The product of PRP is applied in the scalp, particularly on areas where hair loss looks severer, by using dermapen, injection (with needlepoints) and electroporation.
In general, PRP is applied by only using injection method. However, when combined with other methods (dermapen or electroporation), it is possible to achieve quicker and more effective results.
Be prepared for change with “hair mesotherapy” that is performed by applying substances that are required for voluminous, bright and strong hair directly into middle layer of skin.
Many people think that “mesotherapy” is only used for skin rejuvenation. However, it is a method that is often chosen for treatment of hair problems, particularly for treatment of hair loss.
What Is Mesotherapy?
The word mesotherapy originates from Greek as many terms used in medicine. The “meso” means the middle layer and therapy means treatment. Treatment is performed by mesotherapy through direct application into the middle layer of skin.
How Is Hair Mesotherapy Applied?
Prior to start hair mesotherapy, the anesthetic product is applied on the treatment area, i.e., on the scalp, to make patient comfortable. 20 minutes are allowed for anesthetic product to be effective.
The mesotherapy products chosen by the physician according to the personal hair problem, structure of hair, and structure of skin are applied using injection, dermapen or electroporation methods.
It is recommended not to wash hair for minimum 3-4 hours after treatment. The patients may return their daily routine as soon as possible.
What Are the Products Used for Hair Mesotherapy?
The products for hair mesotherapy, which are also called mesotherapy cocktails, contain substances that provide support for hair growth and stops loss of hair such as vitamins, amino acids, growth factors, and minerals.
These products must be approved by the Ministry of Health and comply with European Standards.
The most preferred hair mesotherapy products are as follow: hyaluronic acid, D-Panthenol, melilot extract, carnosine, organic silicone, 3 peptide (Acetyltetrapeptide-3, CG-Copper peptide, CG-IDP2 biomimetic peptide), G-VEGF, CG-aFGF.
The beard has now become a significant accessory for men. This is also influenced by the fashion streams. First of all, it should be remembered that the beard continues to develop until about the age of 21. So, the young men at the age of 21 or under should wait a little before start complaining that they have a little beard. The beard transplant may offer a perfect solution for the persons over 21 years of age that have a thin beard or local gaps in their beard. As with the hair transplant, in beard transplant the area chosen as donor area is between two ears, back of the head. The grafts removed from this area by using FUE method are transferred to the desired areas on the face. Beard transplant might be considered easier than the hair transplant, considering that treatment area is not very large. However, this is misleading information. The facial skin is much more sensitive than the scalp and even one single hair incorrectly implanted during treatment cuts a swath. Therefore, one must make sure that doctor and his/her team are medically competent and experienced in beard transplant.
Medical Hair Pigmentation
Assume that you lose your hair and you are not eligible for hair transplant. You don’t lean towards artificial prosthesis or synthetic transplant. You think that there is nothing to do… Wait, don’t be upset now and explore medical hair pigmentation…
The medical hair pigmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is performed using pigments not harmful for health, making small shades on the scalp to give an impression as if there was hair. The medical hair pigmentation can be used for both men and women and can stay for 3 to 5 years.
It is very important to use a correct product for medical hair pigmentation. The poor-quality products may put individual’s health at risk, or a very bad appearance may occur that turns into blue-green in time. Another crucial point is that the hands performing the procedure must be skillful.
We provide medical hair pigmentation using the best products, in skillful hands under the supervision of doctor.
Remember that we can obtain clues on our health from hair that would also give us messages. It is the dream of anyone to have an abundant, bright and strong hair, and you must be healthy to have it. Well, are there sufficient vitamins and minerals in our body for the health of our hair? How is our hormonal balance? It is possible to find an answer to all these questions with hair check-up. With respect to the results of hair check-up, the optimal treatment will be planned for you and you will have strong and healthy hair again.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cells Used for Hair Transplant
The stem cells are used for treatment of hair problems as used in many areas. The stem cell is effective to heal damaged tissues and regenerate new tissues. It is used in many fields of medicine due to such futures. The stem cells are also used for hair treatments.
The steps in hair transplant supported by stem cells are as follows:
First, the lipid in the size of a glass is sucked from your hip or lumbar region with liposuction method. This sucked lipid undergoes a series of processes in special GMP certified laboratories in order to derive plasma. This plasma contains 5%-10% of stem cells.
This plasma with stem cell is injected into the scalp during hair transplant procedure. So, the newly implanted hair strands are supported for growth to have a look with abundant hair until the end of the year. Similarly, the stem cells have a positive effect on the donor area.
Hair Therapies Supported by Stem Cell
Another method in which stem cell is used for hair treatments is the application of scalp-derived stem cells. For this therapy, 5-10 grafts are collected from the donor area. The collected grafts are reproduced by cell culture in the GMP certified laboratories. 30 millions of stem cells are derived at the end of one month. The derived stem cells are injected into the scalp. The application is completed in 3 sessions (a total of 90 million stem cells are injected, 30 million in each session).
This application provides supports new hair strands and existing hair strands.
The eyebrows have an intense influence on the shape and expression of face. The incorrectly shaped eyebrows may make you look older than you are, sad, tired or too merciless. The loss/thinning of eyebrows may be observed in men and women either due to genetic causes, or incorrect plucking techniques, or over the time. This problem can be overcome with eyebrow transplant. As with the hair transplant, in eyebrow transplant the area chosen as donor area is between two ears, back of the head. The grafts removed from this area are transferred to achieve the required eyebrow intensity. It is very important to determine the shape of eyebrow for eyebrow transplant. The shape of eyebrows should be in proportion to one’s face, cover the defects but look natural.
Biofibre (Artificial Hair Transplant)
The biofibre is a method that is often preferred for the persons who require hair transplant but have an insufficient donor area.
Biofibre is a product that looks like a natural hair and is completely non-hazardous to human health. It is available in various lengths (16 cm, 30 cm, 45 cm), shapes (straight, curly and wavy) and different colors (14 colors including white). Biofibre can be used for approximately 7 years.
Paying attention to personal hygiene is very important (for example; be careful not to touch hair with dirty hands, or wash hair everyday) after the procedure to avoid any potential problems.
Examination of Hair and Scalp
What would you say if we said that your hair is an examination area in itself? In an examination of hair and scalp, you may face with many results you are not aware of about your hair as well as your hair problems are examined. The effects of genetic factors and acquired factors on your hair and scalp are discovered. Then, the hair problems you experience are heard to perform a hair treatment.
It is very important to have a hair and scalp examination to have a healthy hair. A correct diagnosis brings healthy, quality and long-lived hair.
Oral Supported Treatment
Healthy hair lies beneath a healthy body. Healthy, abundant and bright hair needs vitamins, minerals and various substances to protect its structure. Lack of these materials would weaken the construct of hair, dulls hair and results in hair loss. Oral intake of correct vitamins and compounds will help you to have a healthy hair again and keep your hair abundant for long years. For the most appropriate treatment for you, please contact us to find out our physicians that are a specialist in the field.