One of the most common problems faced today is hair loss. Although it seems to be a problem for men in general, it also is a problem that women face from time to time. Even if hair loss is reduced with various treatments such as PRP and hair laser, hair transplantation is recommended as a permanent solution for people who experience intense shedding.
Hair transplantation is a natural and permanent solution for people with thinning and baldness problems caused by hair loss. In hair transplantation, hair follicles that are resistant to shedding in the nape of the patient are collected and placed in canals opened in bald areas. It is very important to perform hair transplantation with a specialist team for a natural look.
Hair transplantation basically consists of 4 stages. These stages are;
1. Preparation for Hair Transplantation
The preparation stage refers to disinfecting the area where the hair will be collected and transplanted and the application of anaesthesia, which is a more important point.
Although this stage is a procedure performed before the hair transplantation process, it is the application stage of this anaesthesia that determines the painless operation of the operation. At this point, the issue of how anaesthesia is applied also reveals the difference of the hair transplant team.
2. Collection of Hair Roots
The procedure to be performed in hair transplantation after anaesthesia is to separate the hair follicles from the skin with cylindrical needles rotating at low speed, called micro motor. At this stage, the factor affecting the success of hair transplantation will be the care shown in the collection of hair follicles. In other words, the point that will determine the naturalness after hair transplantation is the inability to understand the collected hair follicles. For this, hair follicles should be collected with a homogeneous distribution from the nape area.
3. Canal Opening
The grooving process is the most important step for a desired natural hair appearance. The naturalness is determined by the frequency of the hair to be transplanted and the opening of the canals with the right angle and direction. Expressed by angle, it is the vertical angle of the hair to the skin, which is about 40-45 degrees. What is meant by the expression of direction is the innate natural (combing) direction of the hair. The canals opened by complying with these two points give the natural hair appearance that the person wants after transplantation.
4. Transplantation of Hair Roots
The hair follicles are placed in the opened canals and the hair transplantation process is terminated. At this stage, the hair follicles are contacted as little as possible and the tissue is prevented from being damaged.
As you can see from here, the beginning of hair transplantation is with anaesthesia. For this reason, the sedation application at the beginning of the operation is the primary factor that affects your comfort throughout the operation process.
Anaesthesia in Hair Transplantation
Anaesthesia is the most painful stage in the hair transplant process. Anaesthesia is applied in two general ways today.
1. Anaesthesia with a needle
In this method, the first anaesthesia application is given with a needle to the person who will have a hair transplant operation. Although these needles have thin tips, they create a feeling of pain. Since anaesthesia is applied to the scalp, the rate of feeling is slightly higher. This form of anaesthesia with a needle is the most used method because of its low cost.
2. Anaesthesia with pressure
This procedure is applied with a device developed to reduce the pain in needle anaesthesia and injects the anaesthetic substance into the skin with pressure. This device is touched to the skin and anaesthetic substance is delivered under the skin with the high pressure inside. With this method, local anaesthesia is applied to the body without any needle procedure and almost no pain.