Hair transplantation is an aesthetic operation that offers a definitive solution to the problem of baldness that affects more and more people every year by transferring hair from other parts of the body. Baldness is an important problem that affects both men and women today. Because baldness can cause psychological problems as well as physically affect people’s appearance and social life. Psychological problems caused by baldness include depression, loss of self-confidence, and anxiety.
With Quartz Clinique hair transplantation, it is effortless to get the hair you dream of. Because at Quartz Clinique, hair transplantation is performed without damaging hair follicles from various body parts depending on the wishes of our patients. In this way, each hair transferred to the scalp starts to grow on the scalp and you will get the thick and dense hair appearance you want.
Why Hair Loss?
Although men and women lose their hair for the same reasons, men are genetically more prone to hair loss. Nevertheless, genetic codes can be considered as an important factor for hair loss in both genders. In addition, genes or gene regions that are not currently active in our body can become active with aging and cause hair loss.
Another cause of hair loss is diseases. Likewise, side effects of medications used in the treatment of diseases can also cause hair loss. Diseases that cause hair loss can be caused by various viruses, bacteria, or parasites, as well as inadequate intake of certain nutrients or toxic substances entering the body. Such toxic substances can enter our bodies during nutrition or through the creams or ointments we apply to our hair or skin. Therefore, the ingredients of the cosmetic products used should be read carefully.
What Are The Diseases Causing Hair Loss?
People may experience different types of hair loss due to different diseases and causes. At the same time, the rate of hair loss may vary depending on the cause of hair loss. For this reason, a scale has been created that allows people to determine where they are according to their degree of baldness. The hair loss scale is called the Norwood Scale or, in full, the Hamilton-Norwood Scale.
The Norwood Scale was only made to classify male baldness. There are other classification scales used by doctors, hair transplant specialists, and researchers for female baldness. According to the Norwood Scale, there are 7 different stages of male baldness. In stage 1, no hair loss is observed, while in stage 7, only the hairline and some hair on both sides of the head are seen. According to the Norwood Scale, the pattern and speed of hair loss can be known.
However, different parts of the scalp may be affected by different diseases, resulting in different types of hair loss. Hair loss types according to diseases can be briefly explained as follows;
Androgenetic alopecia is a dermatologic condition that usually occurs in men between the ages of 20 and 30, depending on genetic predisposition. In this condition, dihydrotestosterone, a type of testosterone hormone, affects the hair follicles and causes hair loss on the top of the head.
This condition, popularly known as “ringworm“, is a regional hair loss that occurs in places such as hair or beard in a short period of time. The hairless or balding areas are usually round or oval in shape. Alopecia areata is a symptom of chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, but genetic predisposition also has a significant effect.
Alopecia totalis is a rare, advanced version of Alopecia Areata. In this condition, all the hair on the scalp falls out.
It is the name given to hair loss due to pulling and stretching, usually seen in women who tie their hair in very tight shapes such as ponytails, buns, or African braids. If it is repeated very often, it can cause permanent hair loss.
Hair loss is caused by any physical effect on the scalp such as infection, injury or accident.
It is a general name given to hair loss seen in women after childbirth or menopause due to hormonal changes.
Hair loss occurs in the natural course of life in old age. It affects both men and women and often cannot be prevented.
It is the regional thinning of the beard due to ringworm disease seen in men. Although the cause of Alopecia Barbae has not yet been fully determined, it is thought that genetic or autoimmune diseases may trigger this condition.
What are the Techniques Used in Hair Transplantation?
FUE Hair Transplantation
FUE in hair transplantation, or (Follicular unit extraction in) technique, is the process of taking the body’s hair follicles from a healthy area and transferring them to the designated points on the head. Since this procedure is performed using microsurgical techniques, very small incisions need to be made in the areas where hair transplantation is performed. New hair follicles or grafts are transplanted into these incisions.
DHI Hair Transplant
In DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) hair transplantation technique, healthy hair follicles are taken from the donor area with a special pen called Choi Implanter and transplanted directly into the designated area. Performing hair transplantation without wasting any time will increase the possibility of hair follicles growing in the new skin. This technique is also called unshaven hair transplantation since neither the donor area nor the transfer area needs to be shaved.
Sapphire Hair Transplant
Sapphire hair transplantation is a tool used in the FUE technique rather than a stand-alone hair transplantation method. Therefore, you may encounter descriptions such as “Sapphire FUE hair transplantation”. In the FUE technique, sapphire-tipped pens are used to open channels or incisions. Sapphire tips are made of aluminum oxide and are very robust. In this way, the surgeon can canalize the desired area without any problems.
Body To Hair Transplant
In FUE and DHI techniques, hair follicles are usually taken from the nape of the neck. However, in this technique, healthy hair follicles can be taken from parts of the body such as the chest, abdomen, back, and legs and placed on the head.
PRP & Mesotherapy Hair Treatments
PRP and mesotherapy treatments are not hair transplantation techniques. The purpose of these treatments is to reduce hair loss by strengthening hair follicles. In PRP treatment, the person’s own blood is taken and subjected to a series of procedures, and the plasma part containing growth hormone is separated. This plasma is then injected into the hair follicle to stimulate hair growth.
In mesotherapy, a serum containing vitamins, minerals, and amino acids required for hair follicles is prepared in a laboratory condition. This serum is then injected into the hair follicles to nourish them and keep them healthy.
Hair Transplant Cost
Hair transplantation can be performed in almost every country worldwide. But of course, hair transplant prices vary depending on the country, operation technique, and clinic.
In addition, Quartz Clinique offers all-inclusive packages to its patients at a much more affordable price than even the average price in Turkey. All-inclusive packages include airport transfer by private car, hotel accommodation in Istanbul, 1 PRP treatment and washing after the operation, and a tour of Istanbul if requested. For detailed information about our packages, please visit our homepage.
Is hair transplant painful?
No, all hair transplant operations are performed under local anesthesia and the patient does not feel any pain.
How long does a hair transplant last?
Hair transplant operations last longer depending on the number of hair grafts required in the area to be transplanted. But an average hair transplant operation can last over 5 hours. Of course, the patient can eat or watch television during this time.
What are the disadvantages of hair transplant?
After hair transplantation, the disadvantages are that it takes some time for the hair to grow, minimal wounds on the scalp and the need for re-transplantation in case the transplantation process fails.
How can I sleep after hair transplant?
It is recommended not to sleep on the transplanted area for 1 week after hair transplantation.
Are hair transplants covered by insurance?
Since hair transplantation is a personal cosmetic operation, it is not covered by insurance.
Where Is the Donor Area in Hair Transplantation?
Although hair follicles are usually taken from the nape of the neck, hair can be transferred from the chest, legs, arms, and even the genital area.