Fue Hair Transplant for Men
Up to 50% of men will experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. For many, hair loss will occur far earlier whilst they are in their 20s, 30s or even late teens. The main cause for 95% of men are experiencing a thinning scalp which called Androgenetic Alopecia – more commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness. The hereditary condition occurs when a male hormone called dihydrotestosterone causes certain follicles to shrink and produce abnormal hair with a shorter life. Other causes of hair loss in men include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication, but ıt changes according to your medical situation. Hair loss is always about much more of a receding hairline. It can deeply affect an individual’s confidence and self esteem, and we believe that’s the most important thing to address. FUE hair transplant procedures are definitely possible for patients of African descent or patients with curly hair. The procedure can be a bit more time consuming and it is best performed by a team that is experienced with hair type, but it is absolutely possible. For most men, it is preferable to have FUE because there is no resulting strip or scar on the back of the scalp that is visible if the hair is worn short. We would suggest a consultation but know that skin and hair type do not exclude you from the procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive technique that is used to harvest and transplant hair. The procedure removes individual follicular units directly from the patient’s donor site, which are then replanted where needed.
What is FUE =Follicular Unit Extraction?
Follicular unit is a hair root group which are connected at the same point to scalp and share the same blood source. At each follicular unit includes 1-4 hair. FUE =Follicular Unit Extraction is a type of hair transplant surgery that involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor part of the body, usually the sides and back of the head.
FUE hair transplant at İSTANBUL HAIR INSTITUTE
FUE hair transplant at İHI provides the most natural look and high hair density. FUE hair transplant is an extraction method that focuses on the removal of follicular units* individually through a special surgical tool, which is used for
getting the grafts from the donor area of the patient. (*which is resistant to genetic pattern baldness) This new relocated natural hair will stay and continue growing. FUE method has advantages comparing the other methods:
- Minimally invasive
- Less complication rate
- No scar on back of the head
- Can shave or keep hair short in future
- Can continue to harvest more grafts for future FUE procedures
- Shorter recovery time
Without Pain you can Gain! The most painful thing in a hair transplant operation is the anesthesia injection. Many patients afraid of needle and it can be really painful. At İstanbul Hair Institute; we are applying anesthesia with a special medical device so our patients do not feel any pain during anesthesia application.
The 6 golden questions about hair transplant
- Does hair transplant work?
- What is the optimum number of graft for me ?
- What is the outage rate for the extracted hair follicules?
- What is the growth rate of translated follicules?
- What is the secret of natural look in hair transplant?
- Expectation after hair transplant/ When the new hair will grow?
1.Does hair transplant work?
Of course hair transplants work!
The principle is very simple. The genetic makeup of hair on the sides and back of the head is resistant to genetic pattern baldness. This makes it possible for the hair that you have on the sides and back of the head to be relocated to the area where it is falling. This new relocated natural hair will stay and continue growing. FUE is the most modern method in hair transplant. Your appearance will change permanently via FUE hair transplant that is performed typically in 6 to 8 hours. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the patient is conscious
throughout the process.
2. What is the optimum number of graft for me ?
Hair loss zones, hair loss scalp and donor area are different for any hair transplant candidate. The number of extracted and transplanted follicules are important. However, for successful results, the optimum number must be calculated individually.
Factors that effect the optimum number of graft:
- Age and sex
- Hair loss scalp
- Hair loss zone
- Density of donor area
- Anatomic structure
At İstanbul Hair Institute, we calculate the optimum number of graft for each hair transplant candidate before the operation.
3. What is the outage rate off the collected hair follicules?
After the determination of the optimum graft number, follicules are extracted from the donor area. However, during this extraction process, follicules can be damaged. It is called “outage rate”. An acceptable level of this is around 10%.
At İHI, minimal outage rate of graft is guaranteed with experienced medical team managed by Dr. Handan Yavuz Köksal.
To minimalize damage to follicular units in the donor area, the number/size of the tool must be selected considering the scalp, depth of the cutaneous and subcutaneous structure and type of follicules. At İstanbul Hair Institute, Dr. Handan Yavuz Köksal decides on the choice of all tools to be used during the hair transplant process for each patient. All unnecessary contact increases the rate of graft outage. Therefore, the medical team has to be very experienced and talented. At İHI, graft outage rate is kept to a minimum with great care.
4. What is the growth rate of translated follicules?
For a successful result, the growth rate of transplanted follicles is very important. The growth rate must be higher than 90%. The growth of the follicular units implanted in the balding area is related with:
- Properly maintaining grafts until the time of transplant
- Accurate placement of grafts
- Not damaging grafts during placement
- Opening the channels for grafts correctly
One of the important thing for a natural look and successful result is opening the channels with sapphire blades. Sapphire blades are manufactured using a chemical process wherein the final product is composed of artificial sapphire, one of the hardest substances available (sapphire blades are rated a “9” on the Mohs scale of relative mineral hardness, one level lower than the hardest and densest of materials, diamond). Other blades will cut 2500-5000 slits and begin to dull. Will still cut but need a little force to go thru skin and not creat skin damage.When cutting in areas that still has hair follicles steel blades can cause more damage to existing follicles. Sapphire blades with its smooth edge and sharp point will not damage existing hair,This is a very big advantage for sapphire.
The degree of compliance of the patient with the post-operative instructions is another external factor that affects the growth rate. At İHI we guarantee that growth rate of transplanted graft is 90% or higher.
5.What is the secret of natural look in hair transplant?
- Determination of the hair lines and left-right frontal angle: Dr. Handan Yavuz Köksal’s objective is to achieve the most natural look. Dr. Handan determinates natural hair lines via Golden Ratio technique. Patient’s requests, age and anatomy are the other factors for hair line.
- Strategic placement of grafts: Dr. Handan Yavuz Köksal makes detailed planning to strategic placement of grafts and organizes the team. For a natural look, single grafts should be trasplanted in front hair line, double or triple grafts should be transplated in high level bald areas.
- Transplanting the grafts according to the right direction: Transplanting the grafts according to the right direction is very important for aesthetic point of view. Transplanting the grafts in the right direction enables you to dress and brush your new hair. And also, your hair style will fit your face shape naturally.
6. Expectation after hair transplant/ When the new hair will grow?
It takes a week for the transplanted hair to settle the skin and have an optimum level of vascularisation. Hair will begin to grow during the first month. After that, hair will drop out while the follicles remain without leaving visible signs of hair transplant. It is normal for 100% of transplanted hair to fall during the first month after the procedure. The transplanted follicles go into rest for about 3 or 4 months until growth resumes. Afterwards, hair starts growing normally. Hair grows at a rate of 10% of the number of transplanted hair per month following the third or fourth month after the procedure. At 12 months the hair growth reaches 90% growth, while the remaining 10%
will do so in the next six months. It may take up to a year and a half to obtain a mature hair growth at which point you can appreciate the final results.
Why İstanbul Hair Institute?
Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration physician, Dr. Handan Yavuz Koksal has the extensive knowledge in treating Male Pattern Baldness. It is minimally invasive, non-noticeable scarring, no stitching technique known as FUE Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction). She is one of the most esteemed, reputable and sought after Hair Restoration specialists in the world. As a physician she has perfected her hair implant techniques to offer you natural looking, densely packed hair. She selects only the healthiest follicles and implant them in the direction your hair grows. Dr. Handan works alongside her team of hair loss experts to provide a full service of hair loss advice and treatment. It is all designed around your individual needs.
We are performing all hairtransplant operations at Levent Bayındır Hospital