Hair transplantation

Hair transplantation

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body (the donor site) to a bald or balding part of the body (the recipient site). It is commonly used to treat male pattern baldness, but it can also be used to restore hair in women and to treat other types of hair loss, such as alopecia areata.

The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation: Before the procedure, the patient’s scalp is cleaned and prepared for surgery. The donor area, usually the back or sides of the head where hair is genetically resistant to balding, is identified.

  2. Donor Hair Removal: Hair follicles are harvested from the donor area using one of two methods: follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE). In FUT, a strip of scalp containing hair follicles is surgically removed from the donor area and then divided into individual grafts. In FUE, individual hair follicles are extracted directly from the donor area using a small punch tool.

  3. Recipient Site Preparation: The recipient site, where the hair will be transplanted, is then prepared by making tiny incisions or holes in the scalp.

  4. Graft Transplantation: The harvested hair follicles are carefully implanted into the recipient site, taking into account the natural direction and angle of hair growth to achieve a natural-looking result.

  5. Post-Operative Care: After the procedure, patients are typically given instructions for caring for their scalp and newly transplanted hair. Some discomfort, swelling, and redness in the scalp may occur in the days following surgery, but these symptoms usually resolve on their own.

  6. Results: The transplanted hair follicles will initially shed within a few weeks after surgery, but new hair growth should begin within a few months. It can take up to a year for the full results of the hair transplant to become apparent.

Hair transplantation is generally considered a safe and effective treatment for hair loss, but it is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the results. It may not be suitable for everyone, and a thorough evaluation by a qualified hair restoration specialist is recommended to determine candidacy for the procedure. Additionally, hair transplantation is a permanent solution, but it does not prevent further hair loss from occurring in other areas of the scalp.

Baran Kul Clinic, which provides services in the highest quality hospitals with certified and state-of-the-art equipment that complies with quality standards in all its operations, is also routinely inspected and approved by the Turkish Ministry of Health and various international platforms.