Everyone loses hair occasionally. It could happen during your morning shower, or while you’re blowing it, and that’s completely normal. It has been scientifically proved that we lose 50 to 100 hairs per day. However, if your hair begins falling out regularly in significant numbers, you tend to find bald areas and you might be struggling with something more serious.
Although the cause of hair loss and the treatment method varies according to the patient, these are the most common causes of hair loss: hormonal changes, thyroid disorders, stress, nutritional deficiencies, some medications. To address your hair loss, you need to look very closely at its causes first. People who experience hair loss very intensely and permanently may consider the hair transplantation method.
What is a hair transplant?
In hair transplantation, the patient’s own healthy hair is implanted into the hair loss regions. The area where the hair is collected is an area where hair loss is not occurring. In other cases, hair follicles may be extracted from other hair-bearing body parts, such as the patient’s arms or chest wall. Hair transplantation, which was first performed in 1939, continues to be practiced today with advanced methods.
Recommendations before the surgery
Before the surgery, the doctor will measure the number of follicles required to produce a positive outcome and a natural look. Some tests and comprehensive questions are also included, to decide whether the condition is appropriate for hair transplant surgery and to decide the donor region which is the region from which the grafts are to be extracted. Here is what you should do before the operations :
- Aspirin should not be taken one week before the operation,
- Wash the hair before the operation,
- Stop alcohol and cigarettes 1 week before the operation,
- Do not consume caffeine before the operation,
- Avoid heavy metals.
Is hair transplant painful?
Hair transplantation, one of the most preferred aesthetic applications of today, is preferred by women and especially men.
One of the most curious questions about hair transplantation, which can create significant changes in the person’s appearance, is whether or not hair transplantation is a painful operation. It is one of the most important problems of people who want to have hair transplantation, whether there is pain while having a hair transplant and whether the operation is a painful process.
To address this question, updating some of the basics of hair transplantation might be a good idea. Essentially, the patient’s natural hair is removed from a hair-growing region of one’s scalp and then grafted (or inserted) into the desired (thinning) area. Over the past few decades, the procedure has become increasingly advanced. Hair units of just as few hairs, or even a single hair, can be easily removed and grafted to a new region.
There is nothing to worry about…
Does the hair transplant hurt? The answer to the question is no. Under normal conditions, you do not feel hurt because local anesthesia is used during the procedure. Local anesthesia is the injection of anesthetic drugs into the area to be treated before the hair transplant operation. Thus, local anesthesia takes effect in about 20 minutes and the area to be treated during the hair transplant operation becomes numb.
The important issue here is the duration and effect of anesthesia, and support is received by anesthesiologists in this regard. The fact that local anesthesia is performed with a needle also makes some people nervous, especially those with needle phobia, in such cases, the patient is calmed down with the help of sedation before local anesthesia and local anesthesia is performed after sedation. So much so that the patient who will lie on her back during the operation can watch television or rest and sleep during the operation without feeling any pain.
Today, hair transplant operations that provide a solution for hair loss and androgenic baldness, which are preferred by many people, are painless, painless, and comfortable operations as long as you follow your doctor’s recommendations.