Hair loss can have many causes such as genetic predispositions, dietary patterns, vitamin deficiencies and even air quality. Especially in the Middle East and Eastern European countries, most men experience the problem of hair loss after a certain age.
Hair transplantation is one of the most preferred aesthetic operations today. Although it is generally preferred by men, women who have this problem also prefer it. In the resent years hair transplant surgery became so popular which has raised questions such as what hair transplantation is and what to do before and after hair transplantation. Since hair transplantation is an aesthetic operation, it should be taken seriously. Attention should be paid to what needs to be done before and after hair transplantation and it should be done in a safe place.
What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is an operation that aims to treat hair loss and baldness. Generally, androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, can be treated with hair transplantation. It also can be performed on women experiencing extreme hair loss.
In hair transplantation, healthy hair follicles are transplanted to the balding areas, by surgical methods. Usually, healthy hair follicles are taken from the nape area because this is the place where baldness is least seen, but they can still be taken from another part of the body.
Although it varies according to the operation and the person, this process takes an average of 5 hours.
There are FUT and FUE methods in hair transplant operations.
The FUT method is a surgical operation. In the FUE method, the hair follicles are collected one by one and since there is no cut, it is not considered a complex surgical operation. Patients and doctors can determine togather the most suitable technique for them.
What should be done before and after hair transplantation?
Patients should first talk to their doctors about what to do before and after the operation and follow the doctors’ instructions.
However, before and after the operation, the use of alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and natural teas should be stopped for a while to heal faster.
It is also useful to stop the use of hair care products and gels that contain too many chemicals for a while.
After the operation, there are more things to be considered. First, patients should use painkillers or other drugs prescribed by their doctors in the form and amount prescribed.
Patients should protect their heads from the sun. In addition, it is necessary not to dye the hair and not to use products that will damage the hair.
Only hair products recommended by the doctor should be used.
Patients should also avoid any activity that will make their heads sweat. There can be some side effects after the operation. You should not worry too much, however, in case of serious side effects, patients should consult their doctors.