Donor Site

The Donor Site for Hair Transplant

The donor site for hair transplant is considered an extremely important condition to perform the procedure of hair transplant. Without a donor site with good density a hair transplant procedure cannot be performed. Donor sites are the areas where hair and hair roots, that are to be used in the transplant, are available.

Hair Donor Site

Hair taken from these areas continues to grow normally and permanently in its new position. These sites are never affected by the Androgen hormone.

Donor Sites in FUE and FUT Techniques

The FUT technique that has been previously used by doctors used to leave a noticeable linear scar in the donor site in a form of a horizontal line that extends between the ears. When it comes to the FUE technique there are no scars. Hair roots are extracted and removed individually one by one leaving no marks on the scalp using a micrometer with micro heads.

Shaving the Donor Site Prior to the Hair Transplant Procedure

Shaving the patient’s hair is one of the things to do prior to the hair transplant procedure, but it is also up to the patient to decide, as it is possible to only shave the areas where the roots are going to be extracted from. But most patients prefer to remove all of their hair as does the doctor so that he can extract roots in a better way.

Does Hair Grow Back in the Donor Site after the Transplant is Done?

Donor Site

During the hair transplant procedure healthy and intact roots that contain more than one hair mostly -4 hairs in a follicle are extracted; in order to achieve a higher density rate and to lessen the sacrifice of the donor site. And because these roots are fully extracted it impossible for the hair to grow back again and cover the spaces in the donor site.

Donor Site after the Transplant is Done

After harvesting the roots the donor area is sterilized and well dressed in order to prevent any infection or hemorrhage due to external factors or any other side effects. Patients are also provided with antibiotics and pain killers after the procedure in case of feeling pain or irritation in the donor site after the anesthetic effect is gone. The dressing is removed on the second day of the procedure, after that the donor area is medically cleansed to get rid of the peels and blood clots in these areas which will eventually disappear in two weeks.

Weak Donor Sites

Occasionally some donor areas don’t have enough amounts of roots and suffer from low hair density, the roots may have only one hair, or the hair might be too soft and too thin. Other cases when the patient wants to go under second hair transplant procedure and his/ her donor site has no more roots to offer, in these cases patients have to accept and cope with the reality, because if they went on and made that adventure to go under another hair transplant procedure this may backfire; some areas may be covered on the expense of other areas. It is always preferable to consult the specialized doctor to know whether the donor areas have good density prior to operation.

Hair Transplant Using Body Hair

Hair Transplants Using Body Hair

Doctors do not advise hair transplant using body hair and they have all the medical reasons to justify that. Still hair transplants using body hair is possible in the following cases:

  • When hair is so thin in the donor area and thus the donor area is not considered a donor area any more.
  • For final completions in the field of beard, mustache and eyebrows hair transplant procedures
  • To mend the scars in the scalp, usually appear after a hair transplant procedure.

The followed procedure in the field of hair transplant using body hair is extracting follicles from other body parts for the patients who suffer from weakness in their donor areas in the scalp.

In such cases body hair can be used from other body parts like chest, beard, back and legs, and consequently the more body hair density you have the more it makes you eligible for a hair transplant procedure using body hair.

 

The Technique Used in Hair Transplants using Body Hair

In standard hair transplant procedures hair grafts are extracted from the patient’s donor area in the back of his/her head, which usually have high hair density. In transplants using body hair doctors extract grafts from other parts of the body. Hair grafts are going to be extracted directly from the donor area under local anesthesia using a small tool that is between 0.75ml and 1ml or a little thicker. The doctor creates a circular incision inside the skin surrounding the graft and then he pulls it out directly from its position and places it in the preserving solution and finally plants it in the receiving area.

Fears Related to Hair Transplant Procedures Using Body Hair

There are some considerable differences between the hair in the scalp and body hair, patients should be aware of these differences before going under the hair transplant procedure. The most affecting factors are the containing environment for the transplanted hair, color and thickness or hair structure.

There are four major concerns for patients who are receiving hair transplants using body hair

These fears are:

  • The difference in structure between scalp hair and body hair.
  • The process of removing body hair.
  • The incompatibility between scalp hair and body hair.
  • Hair death in two or three years after the procedure.

The disadvantage of this kind of procedures is usually that body hair has a lower quality than the hair in the scalp; this is due to the fact that the structure of hair in the scalp is more coherent than the hair around the body. In order to have a successful result after a hair transplant using body hair you need to plant more hair than you really need.

The degree of compatibility is so important as well in order to have the best possible result. You have also to remember that the success rates of hair transplants using body hair are less than those of the procedures that use donor areas from the scalp. The main cause for this is that body hair is not as restricted as the scalp hair. For example we took 2000 grafts from the body it is possible to get only 1000 healthy grafts. Normally in hair transplant procedures where the donor are is the interior area of the patient’s head we get 2000 out of 2000, that is why doctors recommend procedures where hair is extracted from the donor area in the scalp.

What are the benefits of transplant procedures using body hair?

It provides good density to cover a considerable space of the bold area.

Hair transplant Using Body Hair

Side Effects

The main source of concern for many patients who want to go under the hair transplant procedure using body hair is whether they are going to have obvious scars in the body donor area after the procedure. In fact there are going to be some stitches and scars in the donor area but these will heal within weeks. Here you can read about the other side effects to this procedure.

Hair Transplant Using Body Hair

The difference in Structure Between body hair and Scalp Hair

Conclusion:

Doctors do not recommend hair transplant procedures using body hair as long as there isn’t an urgent for it. Doctors’ priority is trying to get grafts from the donor area in the head which is usually located on the back and on the two sides of the head.

After the Hair Transplant

Pieces of Advice after the Hair Transplant Procedure

Most patients feel a little pain after the hair transplant procedure which is controllable with pain killers. It is a mild pin that is considered as a temporary side effect of the hair transplant procedure.

First Day and Week after the Hair Transplant Procedure

The first day after the procedure baby shampoos or any other mild shampoos can be used as a primary procedure. The pressure of the shower should be low, or preferably the patient should use the traditional technique in washing their hair by using a cup.

The most important thing is to wash hair gently and the water used should be warm or even a little cold with low running water pressure using an adjustable shower tap or better by using a cup to wash the area.

After the Hair Transplant Procedure

After the Hair Transplant Procedure

Tips for Taking Care of your Hair after the Transplant Procedure

Try not to touch the planted area with your fingers and anything else in the first three days after the hair transplant procedure. In the fourth day after the procedure you can apply the shampoo and rub it with the tips of your fingers gently and in a circular movement taking into account the direction of the hair transplant.

After the hair transplant procedure do not cover your hair and leave it to the dry hair. Do not use hair dryers or any other tools or hair products in the proceeding days to the procedure. When combing your hair make sure that the comb does not come in contact with the transplanted follicles.

You can go back to your old shampoo ten days after the procedure or according to the doctor’s orders.

Follow all directions given to you by the treating doctor after the procedure on how to use the hair dryer, shaving, hair dying or using chemical treatments and when it possible to use Rogaine.

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Hair Growth After The Procedure

When does Hair Start Growing after the Hair Transplant Procedure?

The Growth of the Transplanted Hair

After the first couple days after the procedure patients start to wonder about when their new hair is going to grow. Patients usually panic when they don’t see any growth of the transplanted hair in the first three after the procedure and start thinking that the procedure was a complete failure. You do not need to worry; it is natural for these things to happen. Even the transplanted hair starts falling off in this stage.

Factors that Affect Hair Growth after a Hair Transplant Procedure

planted follicles have different growth rates due to many factors most importantly the method used in the procedure and the place these follicles are planted, for example follicles in the frontal head area grow faster than those in the interior area of the head because this area includes a limited number of arteries and blood vessels that are responsible for nourishing the hair therefore hair follicles in this area do not receive enough nourishment and consequently its growth rates are slower than the remaining areas.

Hair Growth After the Procedure

Hair Growth After the Procedure

Hair Transplant procedure-Hair Growth Rates

The following results have been extracted from studies and statistics conducted on many patients who went under the hair the transplant procedure.

  • 1% of patients start growing hair immediately after the procedure.
  • 5% of patients do not start growing hair until the 8th month after the procedure.
  • 94% of patients start growing hair gradually after the hair falls off. In the first three months hair grows gradually of about 30% of its texture. In the fourth month 40% of its texture so on so forth until the hair rates are achieved at the end of the first year after the procedure.

In conclusion patients should not hasten result, because true and final results will show up with time.

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The Number of Hair Grafts

Medical Consultations via the Internet

Obtaining medical Consultations via the internet regarding the number of follicles to planted

Hair fall and baldness are the most two common problems that most men suffer from and worry about. As soon as a person sees that the amount of hair residing on the comb has increased over the usual amount, the phobia of hair loss starts to haunt them every time they stood in front of the mirror. You find them running to drug stores, doctors, and sometimes barbers to find a cure. When hope is lost to find a medication all eyes turns to the hair transplant procedure. Patients usually head to the internet in order to calculate the number of follicles they need and the consultations about the needed numbers start all via the internet.

Sending Photos to Get an Estimated Number of Grafts to be Planted

As soon as a patient visits one of the websites for specialized doctors in the field of hair transplant the first question they look for an answer to is: what is the number of follicles needed for a hair transplant?

Without sending pictures neither the doctor nor the mediator would be able to examine the case, calculate follicles or even to decide whether the case is operable or not.

Even after sending pictures to the doctor the final diagnosis is not going to be as exact as it is when the patient visits the clinic in person and make a face to face interview with the doctor. Hence calculating the number of follicles through pictures is only a guess.

Pictures do not Show What is under the Skin

As said earlier the pictures that are sent to the doctor or to the mediator help in making only a guess about the needed number of follicles, these numbers are not accurate. So the diagnosis is an initial one made according to what the pictures show. The exact number of follicles to be planted is determined in the advisory session with the doctor and after a thorough medical examination for the scalp using all the necessary tools. Patients are asked to send the pictures in order to determine which case is operable and which case is not.

The Thicker the Hair the Better

The nature of human hair differs from one person to another, some have straight hair some have curly hair, others may have thick hair others may have it thin. But what role do hair quality and type plays when it comes to the number of follicles and the density of the transplant?

Usually the doctor chooses the healthy grafts that contain 2-4 hairs in one root; generally speaking the thicker the hair; the better the density using a smaller number of follicles which also reduces the lost numbers of roots in the donor site.

Degrees of Baldness and the Qualified Cases for Hair Transplant:

After the doctor takes the medical condition for the patient under consideration along with making sure that the patient is physically fit to go under the hair transplant procedure and confirming that he/she doesn’t suffer from any chronic diseases or any other diseases that may have negative effects on the hair transplantation, here comes the expected results of the hair transplant procedure and of course with regards to the degree of baldness the patient suffers from.

Here are the seven degrees of baldness:

First degree: the possibility of 100% coverage of the bald area.

Second degree: the possibility of 100% coverage of the bald area.

Third degree: the possibility of 100% coverage of the bald area.

Fourth degree: the possibility of 100% coverage of the bald area.

Fifth degree: the possibility of 100% coverage of the frontal area, 30% coverage of the back area with the possibility of covering the remaining area while combing the hair.

Sixth degree: the possibility of only 60% coverage. Not recommended.

Seventh degree: the procedure is not recommended and the patient should accept this reality with hopes for progress in the field of hair cloning.

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Things to be Done after a Hair Transplant

Things to be Done after a Hair Transplant Procedure

What Should be Done after a Hair Transplant Procedure?

After going under the procedure, the patient is to go home and rest and minimize his act ivies as much as possible until the next day.

  • To avoid swelling, the patient should sleep with his head elevated in 45 degrees and for three nights after the hair transplant procedure.
  • Do not eat any ice cream or aspirin- stay away from alcoholic drinks from 3 to 5 days after the procedure.
  • Apply snow to your forehead every 2 hours and for 15 minutes to avoid swelling.

What should be done in case of Feeling Pain after the Hair Transplant Procedure?

You don’t need to suffer; many people need prescribed pain killers after the procedure in the first two nights. These medications soothe and control your pain.

A prescription is given to you with medications that you take under doctor’s directions.

Bloating or Swelling after Hair Transplant Procedures

Swelling or bloating may occur after the first hair transplant session it is usually the forehead.

Swollenness usually happens the second to the fourth day after the hair transplant procedure. This is considered a transient phase; no permanent or future problems will occur. Due to gravity swollenness may move down to the eyelids.

Swelling may be avoided by sleeping with elevating the head on 45 degrees using a pillow while sleeping, this should continue from the first to the third night after the procedure.

 

Infections after Hair Transplant Procedures

Infections are rare. Avoid all kinds of dirt and bacteria during work or performing daily tasks for two weeks after the hair transplant procedure. Do not touch the donor area or the planted follicles, if there was a must the hand should be sterilized n order to minimize the possibility of having the area infected. Patients should report any pain, redness, swelling in the area of the procedure to the doctor immediately.

Work and Exercise after the Hair Transplant Procedure

Avoid hard work and exercising for one week after the procedure.

Avoid weight lifting, or carrying high weights for 10 to 14 days after the procedure.

Avoid saunas steam and sun baths for at least three weeks. Avoid sexual contact for at least one week.

Some people go back to practice light activities on the second day of the procedure, but most people prefer going back to their work places or to curry on their daily routines after two or three days after the procedure, in order to avoid swollenness or blistering that may occur after the procedure. Other people prefer taking a week of rest after the procedure; this applies to all new patients going under the procedure for the first time, where everything seems to be new.

proceeding a Hair Transplant

proceeding a Hair Transplant

The First Hair Wash after the Procedure

After the third day of the procedure you have to wash your hair gently during bath time, try not to pour water or add pressure to the area where the follicles are planted. In the third to the fifth day after the procedure you can use a glass or a small jar to wash the location of the transplanted roots.

  • After the second and third day of the procedure you can touch the roots gently with the tips of your fingers during bathing. Avoid plucking the transplanted roots … you will be provided with a link to learn how to wash your head after the procedure.
  • When combing your hair you have to do it carefully and gently to avoid moving the planted roots.
  • Try to avoid using hair dryers in the first two weeks especially those with hot air.
  • You can dye your hair, cut it or curl it once after the flakes around the planted roots have fallen off.

Flakes/peels

Peels will start falling off in 7 to 10 days after the procedure, this may take longer. You can use Bepantol to soften the peels.

 

F.A.Q

  • How To Sleep After Hair Transplant

The way you sleep after hair transplant may influence the final result of the overall procedure. It is essential that you keep your head at a 45° angle for the first 5-7 nights. Opt for the neck-pillow as sleeping flat may cause swelling and damage the newly-transplanted hair. Further on, you can choose a more comfortable sleeping position.

  • How To Prevent Swelling After Hair Transplant

Prevention of swelling after hair transplant includes several methods. Keeping your head elevated while sleeping and relaxing is the number one factor that helps to minimize swelling. Your surgeon may advise effective medicines and suggest putting ice on the swollen areas.

  • Medicines To Be Taken After Hair Transplant

Medicines to be taken after the hair transplant may vary. Still, we can define commonly prescribed drugs. The list includes antibiotics in the form of pills or cream, painkillers to use in the first days after the surgery, and medications for hair follicles maintenance and hair growth: Minoxidil or Finasteride.

  • How Many Days Does Swelling Last After Hair Transplant

Swelling after hair transplant depends on many factors. It is generally observed 2 or 3 days after the procedure and is considered to be a normal post-surgery occurrence. The use of medications and cold compresses as well as following the recommended sleeping techniques can help to reduce the discomfort and the swelling itself.

  • What To Eat After Hair Transplant

After the hair transplant, you need to keep a healthy diet that includes vegetables, natural oils, and nuts. Make sure you get enough vitamin B, magnesium and calcium. Your diet should not lack nutritional value. Avoid fast food and alcohol. Mind that smoking influences hair growth negatively.

  • How To Cover Head After Hair Transplant

After the surgery, you will have bondage on your head. It is not recommended to cover the newly-transplanted hair or to use any kind of headwear for several days to avoid the risk of follicle damage and infection. You can start covering your head 7 days after the surgery in case your doctor does not say otherwise.

  • How To Reduce Swelling After Hair Transplant

To reduce swelling after the hair transplant, you should ensure the right sleeping position: lie on your back, arrange multiple pillows so that your head would be at a 45-degree angle, and use the neck-pillow so that your head does not press against any surface. Additionally, you can take medications against edema and use cold compress or ice-pack.

  • Is Smoking After Hair Transplant Safe?

Smoking is not quite safe after hair transplant. It may seriously affect blood circulation which can cause insufficient hair nutrition. As the post-surgery period is very important, you should eliminate any negative influence on the organism to shorten the recovery period and to achieve better results.

  • Is Sauna After Hair Transplant Safe

Sauna after hair transplant surgery is not safe and prohibited by specialists. The newly-transplanted hair follicles remain fragile within several days after the operation. High temperature and sweat may cause damage to the new hairs and lead to bacterial infections. That is why it is recommended to keep away from the sauna within at least three weeks after the procedure.

  • When Can I Sleep Normally After Hair Transplant

You can sleep normally after about two weeks from the day of surgery. The recovery period depends on individual peculiarities and general health conditions of patients. However, you should take special care throughout the most fragile period. As soon as the swelling has gone and you no longer feel the discomfort or pain all around the transplantation area, you can start sleeping in any desired position.

  • Is Drinking Coffee After Hair Transplant Safe

Drinking coffee after the hair transplant is not safe. It can raise blood pressure and thus cause bleeding which sufficiently slows down the recovery. Although in small amounts coffee is not likely to do any harm, excessive caffeine consumption may lead to negative results. Strive to eat and drink healthy throughout the recovery period.

  • When To Start Workout After Hair Transplant

You can start workouts after 2 weeks from the hair transplantation. Any actions and procedures that may cause sweating should be eliminated or fully avoided. Sweat may irritate the sensitive operated area and cause bleeding and infections. You may proceed with your regular exercises as soon as you see that the recovery is almost complete.

  • What Are Hair Transplant Aftercare Products

Hair transplant aftercare products may include antibiotics that are prescribed to eliminate the risk of post-surgical bacterial infections, and painkillers to soothe the pain in the first days after the operation. You can use your regular shampoo and medical products like Minoxidil or Finasteride for hair nutrition and growth in case your doctor recommends them.

  • How Much Time Does Recovery After FUE Hair Transplant Take

The recovery after FUE hair transplantation lasts about 1-2 weeks according to various aspects that influence it. In case you follow your doctor’s recommendations, carry out the required procedures, take prescribed medicines, and sleep “correctly”, the recovery time may be significantly reduced. On average, patients turn back to the office a week after the operation.

  • Can I Drink Alcohol After Hair Transplant

You cannot drink alcohol after the hair transplant. Moreover, it is generally recommended to stop consuming it a few days before the scheduled surgery. Alcohol causes blood thinning that may lead to post-operational bleeding. It makes sense to keep away from alcohol starting from a week before the operation and throughout the recovery period. For best results opt for healthy food and drinks.

  • How Long Does Scalp Pain Last After Hair Transplant

Scalp pain normally lasts for about a couple of days. Then, you may still feel the discomfort that will cease within two more days. While you will still observe some post-surgical marks over the transplantation area, you are most likely to feel no more pain after about four days in total. Otherwise, you need to contact your doctor to exclude the risk of infection.

  • How Much Time Does The Recovery Of The Hair Transplant Donor Area Take

The recovery of the hair transplant donor area takes approximately 2 weeks. After the surgery, you will have bondage over the donor area. When it is removed, small dots will be observed on the shaved skin. The healing process will not take too long: as the hair grows, all post-operational marks will disappear and the esthetics will be regained.

  • When Can I Sleep On My Back After Hair Transplant

After hair transplantation, you can start sleeping on your back not less than one week after the surgery. However, the riskiest period lasts for about two weeks. During this time you should avoid any pressure on the head. That is why we would recommend you to be patient and to avoid sleeping on your back within two weeks after the operation.

 

Sources:

https://www.quora.com/What-should-you-need-to-follow-after-hair-transplant-surgery

https://www.healthline.com/health/hair-transplant

Hair Transplant

What are the Success Rates for Hair Transplant Procedures

Was Hair transplant operation a success?

Cosmetics surgeries in general and hair transplant operations in particular are spreading widely around the globe and becoming cheaper, more available and more desirable especially after being performed to many celebrities and wealthy people. Balding in both males and females is certainly the most undesirable problem that everyone wants to get rid of, so no wonder that hair transplant operations are the operations most in demand worldwide.

What is hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a medical procedure listed under cosmetic medicine. It’s based on transplanting hair follicles from the area on the back and sides of the scalp (Donor areas) where hair is thick and dense and resistant to hair loss to the areas that suffer from hair loss or baldness or scars left by accidents such as burns or wounds (Recipient areas). The areas where we can perform the operation in are head scalp, the beard, mustache, eyebrow and eyelashes. But it’s very dangerous to perform a hair transplant on the eyelashes and it takes much of skills and precision.

Hair transplantation’s success rate:

Hair transplant

Hair Transplant

The success of the operation and its rate are determined by the doctor during inspection and diagnosis after he/she considers all the factors like age, area of the boldness, causes of the bolding; is it hormonal, genetic or other reasons such as the excessive using of chemical cosmetic products (creams or gels).And he/she takes into account the front head line, the thickness of the hair in donor areas, the nature of the harvested follicles and many other factors. Then the doctor decides if the patient’s situation is good enough to perform the operation or not. If the answer is yes the success rate would be higher than 90%. If it is no then a good doctor would not perform and will advise the patient not to fall under false hopes and lies.

The Factors of a Successful Hair Transplantation:

The doctor is the main reason behind a successful operation. He/she must have good experience, skill and be aware of the chance that his patient has and some other factors like:

  1. The area of the baldness.
  2. Hair thickness in donor areas.
  3. Covering the baldness area in one proportion with the density donor area.
  4. Which follicles will be harvested and which will stay.
  5. The space between the harvested follicle and the remaining one.
  6. Preserving the obtained grafts in medical vessels contains nutrient solution to slow down the metabolic process until its implant.
  7. The way the host canal is opened is a very important factor for the successful of the operation. OSL technique is the best way to insure a thicker more natural looking hair.
  8. Taking good care of the scalp especially in the first mouth after the operation.
  9. Factors rely on the patient such as following the doctor’s instruction and not harming the recipient area.

The cost of the operation:

An exact cost for the operation can’t be define easily. It doesn’t depend on the number of the grafts implanted or the bald area. It’s determined mostly by the amount of work and labor in the operation room. Hair transplantation are fairly expensive in general because of its difficulty, sensitivity and the skill it requires. The doctor must obtain the grafts one by one and implant them in the same way. And if you consider the long time I takes (6 – 9 hours) you can imagine the hard work that lays on him. So if it seems costly to you, you have to remember the labor it takes and the result you will get.

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Hair Transplant Cost

The Cost of Hair Transplant Procedures

What are the factors that determine the cost of hair transplant procedures?

Hair transplant procedures are very popular for both men and women, this field has witnessed huge breakthroughs over the past a few years. Due to the averagely low cost of hair transplant procedures; the number of hair transplant recipients has been rising.

What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant procedures usually depend on extracting grafts from the back of the head and planting them in the front and upper bald areas in a patient’s head. The reason behind this kind of baldness is mostly genetic; and this is the scientific reason that explains why all patients have hair in the back areas of their heads.

1500-4500 hair follicles are transplanted in one session depending on the space of the bold area.

A hair transplant procedure usually takes from 6-8 hours. The numbers of required sessions depend on the space of bold areas in the patient’s head, some patients may require more than one session.

The final result is a completely natural appearance of the transplanted hair that not even experts can tell the difference between the transplanted hair and the original hair. Many factors actually contribute to this result; most important is selecting a professional and experienced doctor to perform the procedure.

 

Hair Transplant Cost

Answering the question how much does a hair transplant procedure cost? Depends on many factors like what the method is used in the procedure, the bold area that is to receive the plants, the tools used and the solutions used to preserve the follicles.

1. Hair Transplant Procedures

There are in fact two hair transplant procedures. FUE method guarantees much better results than the FUT method hence it is logical that its cost is higher.

All you need to know about FUE.

2. The Area of Baldness

The size of the bald area affects the cost of the hair transplant procedure, due to the fact that the wider the bald area the more effort is spent during the procedure.

3. Tools and Solutions Used During the Procedure

There are a lot of differences between the kinds of tools and solutions used by different hospitals.

 

For example some the price of nutritious solutions like saline is 5$ per 100ml, and some other solutions like Hypothermosol costs 200$ per 100ml. this in fact has a major effect on the final cost of the procedure as well as the type of treatments the patient is going to receive.

In the adjacent picture notice hair growth differences between follicles put in a regular solution and others put in Hypothermosol.

Eventually most clinics provide free assessment sessions where doctors can estimate the final cost of the hair transplant procedure.

The Cost Of Hair Transplant

The Difference in Growth Levels. Roots Preserved in HypoThermosol and Saline

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HypoThormosol

The Importance of the Solution that Preserves the Roots

The liquid or solution that preserves the roots during the hair transplant procedure has a great effect on the final outcome of the procedure. There are many opinions regarding the most suitable solution to preserve the harvested grafts, which are used as temporary storage units during the hair transplant procedure. Many surgeons have been using the same protocol during the hair transplant procedure, which delivered successful results most of the time, nevertheless there has been always this urge to achieve better and guaranteed results.

What Kind of Effects do Hair Roots Containers Have on the Final Outcome of the Hair Transplant Procedure?

A recently published article by the international association of hair transplant, discusses the controversy related to the best solution that keeps hair roots healthy and the role it plays in sustaining these roots after being removed from the scalp.

Generally any kind of solution should provide the highest level of protection and the lowest levels of pressure on hair follicles during the period hair roots remain outside of the scalp. Lowering the pressure increases the possibility of sustaining hair roots and improves roots’ growth after being planted.

What are the Best Solutions Used to Maintain and Improve Roots Quality?

Most solutions used in the containers that preserve hair roots are made of modified salt water, such as saline, and it is originally designed to support cells in the normal body temperature. Hair roots are usually stored in low temperatures between 2-8 C° in order to decrease metabolism and any other damages that may be inflected on roots out of their natural environment.

 

Unfortunately these conditions weakens the root protection and slows the ITP Adenosine triphosphate movement, which has the duty of maintaining its vital balance, this may lead to:

  • Changes in the cellular membrane
  • Instability of the composition inside the cells
  • Creating alien atoms
  • Abnormal water flow inside the membrane

Eventually this may lead to the death of the cells or to necrosis. All these factors may aggravate when using a solution like the saline that contains hair roots in an alien environment. On the other hand placing hair roots in an active and a supportive environment with an equivalent temperature to that of the human body; metabolism rates are going to be normal and the ionic ITP moves freely. Saline solution of equalized tension speeds up the process of ascites, decomposition, and death of the cells under the circumstances hair roots undergo in that low temperature.

Hypothermosol strengthens and sustains hair roots and maintain them healthy and intact during the time hair roots remain outside of their natural environment

In order to support cells in the external circumstances and low temperature, and in order to gain maximum use of the recession period that hyperthermia provides, the need for a solution that sustains hair roots in a healthy environment and maintains cells balance in an environment similar to the original one containing the cells. Low temperature is the ideal environment to sustain these tissue samples during storage period, and this is exactly what Hypothermosol solution does. This solution manages the pressure caused by low temperatures, and keeps balanced ions and particles with the same pH levels, it also decreases death of cells and increases possibilities of faster healing processes after transplanting roots in the new position in the scalp.

 

In the following pictures you can see samples of cells stored in different equalized solutions put under a florescent microscope, these pictures show the exact periods hair roots cells stayed out of its natural environment.

Hair Roots Preserved in Different Solutions

Hair Roots in Different Preserving Solutions

The florescent microscope shows how the low temperature solutions that sustain hair roots maintain the cells alive, and shows how it is different from other solutions like serum or saline.

Reinforcing the health of hair follicles is necessary to guarantee the quality and success of the procedure, in addition to hair density and taking into account scalp irritations, the rates of hair growth and the thickness of the hair. These factors are very necessary to consider in order achieving the ultimate use of the sustaining solutions, it is also an effective way to make hair roots healthier.

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Nutrition Treatments for Hair Loss

Nutrition Treatments for Hair Loss/ Fall

You are what you eat; this is usually said to people who eat foods containing too much fat or sugar. You are not what you eat. In some cases hair loss and hair fall are usually connected to fatigue and to the immune system troubles. Other cases the reasons are genetic as male boldness; this is why we are happy to provide you with some reasons behind hair loss and hair fall, which may be due to nutrition related issues and some ideas for nutrition treatments for hair loss/ fall. After reading this article; please contact your doctor to inquire about the methods of getting enough nutrition.

Protein:

What is hair? The answer is protein. If you are not getting enough protein in your diet you have to change that. nutrition treatments for hair lossGetting more protein into your diet; means getting immediate results in reducing hair fall.

Due to the fact that hair is protein, human body produces hair during the phase of resting, more than it produces hair when the body is hyperactive in order maintain the percentage of protein.

Reasons behind protein deficiency are numerous, to name a few are changing the diet into a vegan one or going on a diet… this diet should be broken; and should replaced by having all different kinds of juice especially lemon for several days and sometimes for weeks.

The good news about hair fall caused by protein deficiency it is curable by going back to having foods that contain protein; so having two to three portions of protein daily is preferable.

If you are a person who eats meat; you meal should consist of at least 1/3oz. of beef, chicken or fish. Other protein sources for vegetarians are eggs, peanut, cheese and some grains.

Iron

Iron deficiency is also another reason behind hair fall especially for women. Iron has a major role in producing hair protein. Having sufficient iron may seem as a difficult task for some people. The best way to maintain sufficient iron is by including meat and oysters. All other forms of meat are also considered as good resources for biological iron which the body absorbs easily.

Not having meat in a person’s diet makes it hard for him/her to obtain beneficial iron. Iron for vegetarians is not that hard to obtain as well; leafy vegetables and beans along with some seeds are good sources for iron. But the kind of iron obtained from vegan sources is not the same iron obtained from meat; this means that the body may not have its sufficient need of iron.

Your doctor can help you identifying weather your hair fall is connected to iron deficiency and can also help you finding efficient ways to get enough amount of iron in your diet.

Iron deficiency is very common with women before Menopause. Monthly periods are the main cause of iron loss.

Vitamin D:

In the study conducted by Cairo University a connection was found between hair fall and vitamin D levels. Women who went under this study were suffering from hair fall and their vitamin D was low as well as iron levels. Low levels of vitamin D and iron were more present in cases of hair fall. Vitamin D plays a role in organizing genes that encourage and help growing the Capillary pores, not including enough vitamin D in your diet may prevent roots of growing the way they should.

Having enough vitamin D maybe hard, one of the main sources of this vitamin is the sun but sun exposure may lead to skin cancer or may cause the skin to age. But vitamin D is easy to obtain from other sources like milk, orange juice and salmon.

Sometimes finding out the reason behind hair loss is not easy, and for that it is considered a good idea to see a specialized doctor who can provide you with the exact diagnosis and who can recommend the best nutrition treatments and best solutions to your problems. Hair loss caused by some nutritious deficiencies is treatable by improving the patient’s diet system and if hair loss is caused by other factors the patient might need a hair transplant.

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Beard Hair Transplants

The Negative Down- Sides of Beard Hair Transplant Procedures

Beards have major effects on character and personal identity. Beard hair transplant procedures come as a final solution to the problems of lack of growth in the beard area for some reasons like wounds and burns, or due to the lack of hair production in some parts. Beard hair transplant procedure is the same as the traditional hair transplant. It also depends on the method of harvesting grafts from areas that are never affected by the fall of hair from the scalp and planting it the areas where hair density is low and need to be increased.

The Result of Beard Hair Transplant

This procedure is usually done successfully, but in some cases there are a few things to consider when going under this procedure, the result may not be as the patient expected, as this is not only harvesting and planting.

Beard Hair Transplant

Beard Hair Transplant

Root structure: the hair planted into the beard has a different quality from the hair that already exists in the patient’s beard. In general, hair produced in the scalp differs from other bodily hair. Bodily hair root contains only one hair. On the other hand, a healthy and grow-able hair root taken from the scalp contains two or more hairs. So, when a root taken from the scalp is planted in the face of the patient, it has hard for it to grow in the natural direction of hair growth. The person performing the procedure should be able to determine the most suitable roots to be plucked from the donor area in the scalp.

Hair thickness: Hair taken from the scalp has different thickness from hair taken from the beard; hair taken from the scalp is thinner compared to hair taken from the beard. Beards are usually thicker which makes the transplanted hair more vulnerable and more apt to breakage and split.

 

Beard hair density will not be the same as the scalp; which makes difficult to control hair growth direction after the transplant.

Growth levels for both kind of hair will not be compatible. The hair taken from the scalp may grow faster than the one from the beard which will have an effect on the patient’s appearance and consequently leaving him uncomfortable with the outcome.

Facial hair transplant may leave scars around the planted hair and may remain visible when the beard is shaved. Those scars are usually annoying and may bleed when the beard is shaved because t is not leveled with other parts of the skin.

These factors and side effects may appear when the hair transplant procedure is performed by an unqualified person like a nurse or any other inexperienced person.

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OSL

OSL (Oblique Simi-Lateral)

OSL

OSL blade

In every day and every moment science is evolving in every direction. Medical science continuously making rapid advance steps towered the comfort and satisfaction of both doctor and patient. Cosmetic surgeries and hair transplant have the lion’s share of this progress. Thanks to microscopes and amplifying lenses hair follicles are now visible to us and we can see it and analyze its structure. We are capable of watching the way healthy hair follicles grow in the scalp, so researchers and doctors started looking for ways to make transplanted hair grow as healthy and strong as natural hair and in the desired direction. Day after day techniques were improving.

Developed by Dr. Yetkin Bayer, OSL is the latest of these techniques.

The Reason behind OSL

Dr. Yetkin Bayer has more than 21 years of expertise in hair transplantation. Lead by passion, scientific curiosity, his love of researching and discovering what’s new in his field, his devotion to his job and his wish to give the most natural looks that his patient deserve, Dr. Yetkin Bayer has dedicated his time and effort to research and preforming ideal operations that lead him to invent OSL method.

A Closer look at OSL

OSL is a new technique in hair transplantation to open the canals that the grafts will be implanted in. OSL can be used in all hair transportation methods (FUT and FUE). And it doesn’t utilize any electronic or complicated equipment.

OSL is an advanced hair transplantation technique that depends mainly on the hand skills of the surgeon, his experience and knowledge of the type of grafts that he is implanting and their nature, properties of the scalp’s layers in recipient area. To open the oblique canal with OSL we don’t use needles or scalpels, we use blades tinier and sharper than a needle. And the dimensions are related to the type of the grafts and the nature of the scalp.

Advantages of OSL

  1. It’s easy to open the canals in oblique or vertical direction under the scalp’s skin.
  2. OSL doesn’t cause damage in tissues and cells of the scalp.
  3. With OSL the grafts are implanted in the right place and direction that ensures keeping it alive.
  4. The blades used in OSL makes it possible to transplant more number of grafts without damaging the pores and cells of the scalp.
  5. Using OSL the canal can be in the right size for the graft to lock it, make it stronger and keep it from falling.
  6. With OSL the wounds are smaller and tinier so they heal faster.
  7. Gives natural looks and hair grows in the desired direction.
  8. Makes the operation unnoticeable by people unless the patient told about it.

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Hair Transplant Side Effects

Hair Transplant Side Effects-Necrosis

One of the most horrifying hair transplant side effects-necrosis.

Necrosis: Definition

It is a kind of damage that leads cells and tissues to early and self inflected death; it is one of the most severe side effects of hair transplant procedures. It happens due to external factors that affect the tissue or the cell itself like poisoning, shock, or infection that make cells’ components operate in an irregular manner.

The death of some cells and the emergence of other cells is a natural state of the human body. It is called Cells renovating process. In the case of necrosis cells die with no possibility for new cells to emerge and replace the dead ones.

The Reasons Behind Necrosis

Hair Transplant Side Effects

Hair Transplant Side Effects-

  • Planting an area with a bigger number of hair roots than it really needs. In some cases 4000 follicles are planted in area that needs only 2000, in order to have the best results; but on the contrary planting too many follicles in a small area leads to ischemia in that area causing self inflected death of cells.

 

  • Opening channels in the wrong way. We all know that the phase of opening channels is considered the hardest and trickiest phase in the hair transplant procedure so it should be performed by a skillful doctor with a considerable experience.
  • Planting a too many follicles in one session.
  • Damage cause to blood vessels that feed the head with blood.
  • Smoking: doctors advise their patients to quit smoking for at least two months after the hair transplant procedure.
  • Diabetes: blood tests are usually conducted on patients prior to the hair transplant procedure.
  • Lack of surgical techniques.
  • Shocks that the head may be affected by.
  • Conducting two hair transplant procedures in one session.

Conclusion

The idea is never to count on the number of planted follicles to have better results. The doctor performing the procedure should be knowledgeable and fully aware of what he is doing during the procedure and pay attention to the minutest details concerning the number of follicles to be planted. Doctors should never operate in an arbitrary and not calculated manner in order to avoid one of the most dangerous side effects in hair transplant procedures.

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Hair Transplants for Diabetic Patients

Hair Transplant Procedures for Diabetic Patients

Many times we have been asked the following question: is hair transplant procedure available for diabetic patients?

Some patients believe that hair transplantation are impossible and unacceptable procedures for patients who suffer from diabetes.

We are here to inform you that hair transplantation for diabetic patients have a completely different procedure:

  • Taking under consideration the hormonal tests.
  • Blood sugar rates should be in the normal rates one day prior to the procedure to seven days after the procedure if it was done using the FUE method, and twenty days after the procedure done using the FUT method.

We have mentioned earlier in our blog the side effects of the hair transplant procedure such as infections and necrosis. Here we provide you with an article about the necessary precautions that diabetic patients have to consider when going under hair transplant procedure.

:Categories of Diabetes

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Diabetic patients can be divided into the following categories:

  • Those who have diabetes in the family medical history but are not sick themselves; i.e patients who don’t depend on insulin NIDDM (Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus ); that can be also divided into two categories:
  • These two categories are candidates for the hair transplant procedure:
  1. Diabetic patients with average blood sugar levels, who control the disease with a diet and without using medication.
  2. Diabetic patients who need medication to control their blood sugar levels.

 

These three types are not candidates for the hair transplant procedure at all, and are always informed about the hazards of going under such a procedure.

  • Diabetic patients who are insulin dependent IDDM Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type 3/a diabetic patients who need insulin along with other medications to control blood sugar levels.
  • Type 3/b patients who use all the above mentioned ways to control their blood pressure levels and still couldn’t.

 

Clinical Effects:

During the procedure:

Hair transplant procedure takes from 6 to 8 hours and sometimes it is extremely exhausting to patients because of the anxiety and anesthesia. In short hair transplant procedure leads to the increase in the levels of cortizol and glucagon and the growth hormone so on so forth, all these hormones lead to the increase of sugar levels, with the low production of insulin at the same time. That is why the request of insulin is going to increase during the procedure.

At the same time, an insulin dose through the vein prior to the procedure does not necessarily make any difference. This may not cause a decrease in the rate of blood sugar, but may lead to the increase of the normal rate in 5-4 hours. So in order to perform hair transplant procedures to diabetic patients the following requirements are a must:

  • Regular and practical monitoringHair Transplants for Diabetic Paitents to the blood sugar rates, which means waiting for a blood sample to be taken to the laboratory and brought back the next day, is not needed.
  • Insulin management. Preferably as injections depending on the blood sugar levels and is applied when needed according to regular monitoring and regardless of the preceding doses that the patient normally takes.
  • A colugos injection should be prepared in case it was requested to stabilize blood sugar levels.

As an ethical responsibility, the doctor performing the hair transplant procedure should follow up with his patient in the healing phase and continuous follow up until full recovery.

Side Effect of Hair Transplant Procedures on Diabetic Patients:

  • Ketoacidosis acid sugar
  • Blood sugar decrease
  • Blood sugar increase

These symptoms and side effects normally happen in procedures using the FUT method, meanwhile procedures using the FUE method the duration of the procedure is much less. Concerning modern hair transplant procedures, it is important for doctors to consider these symptoms and circumstances and be prepared from the very beginning.

High Levels of Blood Sugar:

Blood sugar levels for patients who control their diabetes by exercising, food diets, medications or insulin during hair transplant procedures using the FUE method may not be controllable for five days. Anxiety could also lead to increasing blood sugar levels. That is why diabetic patients normally need higher standards of treatment. Patients who don’t need insulin injections prior to the procedure are those who don’t need insulin in their daily life. All diabetic patients must provide total consent prior to the procedure.

 

 

 

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8 facts to expect after a hair transplant

There are 8 facts after a hair transplant procedure all patients have to expect .

Male Hair Loss and Baldness

Hair loss and baldness do not happen to all men and certainly those who suffer from it have it in different degrees. Hair line might start retreating to the crown area, or may begin at the crown area and expand in the diameter, or it even may disappear totally to leave you with a shiny clean shaved head. For some men, baldness is inevitable just like growing old. In order to avoid this problem many men resort to search for all possible solutions to restore their hair and to get rid of the problem of baldness, which is best solved by hair transplantation.
Here we provide you with 8 facts to expect after hair transplant procedures:
The cost of hair transplant procedures does not depend on the number of transplanted roots:
The cost of a hair transplant procedure is never calculated according to the number of extracted or transplanted roots, it depends on the amount of effort spent in the operation room. When the patient visits the clinic for an advisory session the surgeon will determine the amount of work needed. This is the reason why there is no final cost for this procedure.
There are many probable side effects to hair transplant procedures
Hair transplant procedures may have some side effects because the areas that went under the procedure are considered weaker than they used to be, increasing the possibility of infections and some delay in the healing process. But these side effects are avoidable by selecting the right doctor to perform the procedure and getting enough rest and medical care after the procedure.

8 facts after a hair transplant

8 facts after a hair transplant

Transplanted hair falls off after the procedures:
This surgical procedure in the scalp gives chance to new hairs to grow, these new hairs start growing in the second month after the procedure. There are some cases where transplanted hair does not fall off at all, in the contrary it continues to grow.

Healing and growing hair differ from one person to another
Although doctors determine the time for hair to grow, wound to heal and clots to disappear after the procedure, this does not necessarily mean that this period is a rule and should apply to everyone. Each patient needs a different period of time to grow hair as we said earlier this is determined by the biological nature for each patient and space of the receiving site. The number of transplanted roots also has an effect on the entire healing process.

The final results of the procedure do not show up until one year or more after the procedure.
The final result for a hair transplant procedure seems more obvious after one year or one year and a half after the procedure; by that time hair would have grown by more than one inch and then you can cut your transplanted hair for the first time. Then you can see better coverage. For the best and the guaranteed results the procedure should be performed by a specialized doctor with complete practical and scientific experience.

The permanent results of the hair transplant procedure:
hair transplantation provide permanent results; this is why patients who suffer from baldness go under the hair transplant procedure in spite of its relatively high cost. The results are permanent and natural at the same time.

Some patients may need to continue some treatments even after the procedure.
Patients who suffer from hair loss may be advised to carry on using the treatments and supplements they used to have before the procedure in order to maintain the natural hair in that area.

Patients may require another hair transplantation or another session
According to the doctor’s assessment a patient may need another session of hair transplantation in the future. There are some cases when the doctor waits to see the final results of the first procedure to determine whether the patient needs another session or not. The second transplantation is set after at least a year and for others it may take years to set a second session, some rare cases need more time to have full coverage. Second sessions are not due to mistakes or errors in the previous transplantation; it is merely an extra step in the case when patients desire a complete hair restoration.

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