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BEARD TRANSPLANT

Beard Transplant

Although being beardless is not important for most men, it is very annoying for some others. It causes the individual to experience both psychological and social bad feelings. Beard transplant is a very popular procedure across the world. People who come to us usually come with problems such as having beard that grows asymmetrically, having some areas which are completely beardless, or some sparse areas caused by scars. The technique used in the beard transplant procedure is the FUE technique. The procedure performed with this technique has no side effects, and can be performed at any age. The beard transplant procedure is usually performed in conjunction with sideburn transplant. The procedure is performed by harvesting follicles from the submandibular region, cheekbone region, and the neck, and then transplanting them to the sparse areas. Graft harvests performed delicately leaves no scars. After all these steps, the result to be achieved through beard transplant will be highly natural. Your beard will continue to grow immediately after the beard transplant procedure. You can begin to trim your beard with scissors or make it grow 15 days after the operation. It is recommended to do the first shaving after 1 month, in order to allow for the follicles to take hold sufficiently.

On whom is the beard transplant procedure performed?

The beard transplant procedure is performed on people called beardless (i.e. those who have very sparse beard), people whose beard grow asymmetrically, and people with partially or mostly weakened beard caused by traumatic or burn scars.

How long does the beard transplant procedure last?

The operation time of the beard transplant procedure varies depending on the size of the transplant area. It is a procedure usually completed within 1 to 6 hours. If the hair transplant area is big, more than one session may be needed.

Can I recover immediately after the beard transplant procedure? Does it leave a permanent scar?

The scabs that form after beard transplant will fall out within 10 days after the operation. The transplanted beard follicles will also fall out within 3 weeks. There is no need to worry about the falling out because it is required. Your beard will begin to grow very strongly and noticeably 3 months after the procedure. The beard transplant procedure will leave no permanent scar.

Will I be able to get back to my normal life immediately after the beard transplant procedure? What are the points that I should take into consideration after the procedure?

You can easily get back to your normal life immediately after the beard transplant procedure. There will be no reason to prevent this. The first week after the beard transplant is very important. You will need to be more attentive to the transplanted beard follicles in this period. You should avoid rubbing your face hard with your hands when washing your face; instead, you should gently splash the water on your face. You should then wait for the water to run downwards, and softly dab the towel to dry your face. You should protect your face from accidental impacts, and avoid lying in prone position when sleeping during the first postoperative week. It is important to be careful about all these, for being able to get a better result from the beard transplant procedure.

When will my transplanted beard begin to grow?

Your beard will fall out during the 3-week period after the completion of the beard transplant procedure. There is no need to worry about that falling out because it is required. Moreover, if your beard does not fall out 3 weeks after the operation, you can shave it yourself. After this falling out process, your beard begins to grow again, and you will get the full result by the end of the 10-month period.

FUE METHOD

FUE Method

Among the methods used for hair transplant, the FUE method is the most successful one (the number one). FUE, i.e. Follicular Unit Extraction indicates the way of harvesting hair follicles. In other words, it describes us that the hair follicles are harvested one by one. The FUE method is a procedure, in which the scalp is numbed through anesthesia, and then hair follicles are harvested and transplanted to the bold areas one by one, with the help of a micro-motor equipped with a special punch. The most important thing to pay attention to during hair transplant with the FUE method is the placement of the hair follicles by considering their growing directions. The more accurate this procedure is performed, the more natural the hair will look. With the FUE method, 4000 to 7000 hair strands are harvested from the donor area and transplanted to their new place in a session. Since the Fue method involves no incisions, it does not require suturing. This is a method that enables the patient to feel more comfortable during both the operation and the healing period. It is one of the most preferred methods because leaves no surgical scar. Operations with the FUE method are performed under local anesthesia, by allowing for breaks during sessions.

Does the FUE method leave a scar? Will I feel pain?

Since the FUE method involves no incisions and sutures, it leaves no scars. In the FUE method that provides comfort during the healing process, complete recovery will be observed after two days. In procedures performed with the FUE method, you will feel no pain either during or after the operation. After you have hair transplant, you can sleep in any position you want, and it will not damage your hair follicles. Because no nerves and veins will be damaged during the operation, you will not experience a long-lasting numbness.

Can the direction of hair growth be adjusted in the FUE method?

Thanks to the FUE technique, your hair follicles are transplanted in a way to ensure that they will grow to the right, left, backward and forward, with angles from 30 to 35 degrees. Therefore, your hair will grow in these transplant directions. With the FUE technique, hair tissues are ensured to grow without damaging the hair follicles harvested from the scalp. The difference of the FUE technique from other procedures manifests itself at this point. The technique allows for rapid tissue harvesting and also supports rapid healing because it involves fine holes.

What are the donor areas for harvesting hair follicles in procedures performed with the FUE method?

What is important in hair transplant operations is to harvest healthy hair roots, which look dense and aesthetically beautiful, and then transplant them to the bold areas. This procedure is more successfully performed in the FUE method.

How natural does hair transplanted with the FUE method look?

The Fue method is a method that helps provide the most natural appearance. After the operation, your hair will look extremely natural and recover its original form. The biggest factor for this is that the hair follicles are your own follicles. The hair color and structure belong to you; and therefore, they will not look different from others.

Do I need to buzzcut my hair for being able to have hair transplant with the FUE method?

If you will have hair transplant with the FUE method, you need to shorten the hair strands in the donor area. This allows for harvesting higher number of follicles from the donor area, and making them better proportioned to each other. However, if hair transplant is performed with the FUE method in women, the donor area is shaved finely. After the operation, the area can be easily concealed by combing the hair towards that area.

HAIR TRANSPLANT

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is the procedure that involves the transplantation of permanent hair in people with partial or complete baldness due to various factors such as genetic structure, metabolic and structural causes, stress, drug use, etc. Many techniques have been used in hair transplant operations performed up to now. In the early history of hair transplant, harvesting inadequate hair follicles have caused unnatural appearances and wound formation. However, today such problems are not experienced and very successful hair transplant operations are performed thanks to the advanced technology. Scar formation is no longer seen, more hair follicles are transplanted, and the most natural looking results are achieved. Hair transplant is a procedure consisting of many stages. These stages are pre-operative stage, operation stage, and post-operative stage. Hair transplant also consists of 3 separate stages in itself, in terms of operational steps. The first is the stage of follicle harvesting, the second is the stage of opening the channels where the follicles will be placed, and the third is the stage of transplantation of follicles. During hair transplant operation, hair grafts are harvested from the back of the patient’s scalp, and then they are transplanted to the regions where they are intended to be transplanted. Grafts can also be harvested form the patient’s back and chest regions, by considering whether they are suitable for the procedure. Thanks to hair transplant, boldness can be eliminated, and you can regain your denser hair.

What are the points that I should take into consideration before hair transplant?

Hair transplant is a procedure useful for hair losses in the site of surgical sutures, male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss, and hair losses caused by genetic factors, accidents, diseases, aging, and rapid weight loss. If you have decided to have hair transplant, and if the time of the operation has been determined, you should stop taking aspirin, alcohol, vitamin E, and blood thinners at least one week before the operation. You will also stop smoking if you smoke.

How many hours does hair transplant take?

The operation time of hair transplant varies depending on the number of hair transplant sessions, and the number of grafts to be transplanted. The operation time usually ranges from 4 to 8 hours. In the process of hair transplant, the operation is not performed ceaselessly. Breaks are taken as desired, for allowing the patient to meet his/her personal needs. During the hair transplant, the patient can watch TV, listen to music, read newspapers, books and magazines.

Will I feel pain during the hair transplant operation?

Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The patient just feels the moment when anesthesia is given. The patient will feel no pain after the site of donor hair follicles and the area of hair transplant are numbed. If you have mild postoperative pains, you can easily control them by using painkillers to be recommended by your doctor.

When will the transplanted hair begin to grow after the operation?

The transplanted hair will fall out 15 to 20 days after the hair transplant operation. This should be considered as a normal situation. The first hair will begin to appear 3 months after the hair transplant operation. In the 6th month after hair transplant, approximately 75% of the transplanted hair is observed to be recovered. The hair will grow about 1 cm per month. A year after the operation, all the transplanted hair will have been recovered. The hair may initially appear slightly weak, pale and curly. However, the hair will look like that because it will be its first growth stage. The transplanted hair will get thicker and return to your own hair form over time.

What are the points that I should take into consideration after hair transplant? Will the transplanted hair fall out?

You can easily wash your hair 3 days after the hair transplant operation. However, should not swim in the pool or the sea, for a period of 2 to 3 weeks. After the hair transplant operation, you should be careful about protecting the transplantation area from exposure to intense sunlight. After having hair transplant, you should regularly wash your hair on a daily basis, in order to eliminate the scab formations on your scalp. Such scab formations last for about ten days, and then disappear without leaving any scar. You should wash your hair extremely delicately, and avoid using your nails. After washing your hair, you can dry it with only a clean, soft towel, without using a hair dryer. In addition, you should not worry thinking that you will lose the transplanted hair. This is because the transplanted hair follicles are harvested from the nape of the neck (where hair loss does not occur), and then are transplanted to the areas where they are needed. For this reason, there is no such a possibility that hair will not be able to take hold and fall out.