The best season for hair transplant techniques is winter and autumn.
Today, hair loss causes the problem of ‘baldness’ and a lack of self-confidence, especially in young and middle-aged men. Various methods are applied to treat hair loss in men with the developing technological opportunities.
These methods, which are based on the principle of planting the hair strands extracted from the areas where the hair follicles are abundant, under local anesthesia, are being carried out successfully today. The most well-known hair transplantation methods are FUT technique, FUE technique, Manual Punch, DHI method, robotic hair transplantation and hyperbaric hair transplantation methods.
Hair loss in men is considered a serious aesthetic problem. It is not possible to eliminate hair loss with shampoo, medicine, herbal methods or psychological treatments. Hair transplantation with the opportunities provided by the developing technology helps to eliminate this problem. Performing hair transplant procedures under the supervision of aesthetic and plastic surgeons prevents health problems from occurring afterwards. It is more appropriate to perform hair transplantation operations in autumn and winter seasons. If it is done in the summer, it is necessary to walk around with a hat for a while, to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun, not to swim in the pool and the sea, in order not to increase the risk of wound healing and infection.
We can list hair transplantation techniques and features as follows:
FUT technique: It is the most preferred and applied hair transplantation method until the beginning of the 2000s. The hair follicles to be used in this technique are removed from the nape area between the two ears, along with the existing skin layer. Afterwards, the cut area is stitched, and the cut piece is transferred to the area to be treated. Since this method leaves scars on the scalp, it is less preferred today.
FUE technique: The most preferred and developed method among hair transplantation methods is known as FUE. In this method, hair follicles are collected one by one from the nape area by micromotor or manual punch and kept in a cold environment with a special solution. After the area to be transplanted is prepared for the operation, the hair follicles taken are placed in the area. In this method, although the processing time takes a long time, it is more preferred because it does not leave a trace when it is finished.
Manual Punch technique: In this method, which is a variant of the FUE technique, hair follicles are collected from the donor area with the help of a tool called Punch. This tool makes small holes around the hair follicles and allows the hair follicles to be collected. This method, which was used in the early stages of the FUE technique, later left its place to Micromotor. In this method, hair follicles are collected more quickly from the donor area with the help of an electronic device called Micromotor Punch.
DHI method: Direct Hair Transplant (DHI) method is known as one of the newest hair transplantation methods. This method is used together with the FUE technique. Hair follicles collected one by one with the FUE method are transplanted to the bald area using the DHI method. Unlike the FUE method, grooving and hair transplantation can be done at the same time, thanks to the pen specially developed for this process. This shortens the processing time and increases the success rate. Another advantage of this method is that it allows dense and frequent sowing. Apart from being applied to areas where hair loss is experienced, it is also used as a hair tightening method.
Robotic hair transplantation: Robotic hair transplantation ranks second among the newest methods used. In this method, hair follicle collection and hair transplantation are performed by computer. It is the most popular method among hair transplantation methods. It works on the same principle as the FUE hair transplant method. The only difference is that the process is carried out by a computer with sensitive arms.
Hyperbaric hair transplantation: It is the method used to accelerate the healing process among hair transplantation methods. This method uses oxygen. The wound-healing power of oxygen also allows easy healing of the holes opened during the hair transplant operation. This method is not applied directly during hair transplantation, but after hair transplantation.