What causes hair loss?
The most common reason of hair shredding is genetics. Besides this; certain metabolic diseases, vitamin deficiencies, infections, traumas, stress and anemia may also cause hair shredding.
In men, hair shredding happens mostly on the front or on the top the head while in women hair shredding appears as having thin hair.
Why do we lose hair on the front of our heads rather than on the behind?
It is all about hair roots’ genetical programming. Although there is a common belief that hair shredding is about hormones in men, it is proven that men who has normal hormone levels suffer from hair shredding too.
Women and Hair Loss
Hair loss is a frequent problem for women. Men generally accept hair loss as a consequence of increasing age in other words, as a normal process of aging while this leads to severe psychological problems for women. In women, hair loss shows itself on the front or as a thin hair. For women, there is the application of micro FUE technique which provides a natural look in hair transplantation.
Why do we have to prefer Plastic Surgeons for Hair Transplantation?
Hair Transplantation is a procedure of transplanting fair follicles. In other words, it is a transplantation of tissue. Hair Transplantation should be performed by a plastic surgeon so that the procedure of hair extraction is done without damaging these follicles and it is performed properly. Hair Transplantations performed by people who are not plastic surgeons may go wrong and lead to bad results. The revision of hair transplantation is more difficult and takes more time than performing the operation for once. People planning to have Hair Transplantation should prefer a plastic surgeon for his operation to get perfect results.
Which techniques are used for Hair Transplantation?
FUE Technique (Follicular Unit Extraction)
This technique is the most popular and advanced hair transplantation method in the world. Hair roots are extracted one by one with the help of micro motors. Extracted follicles are transplanted to bald area of the head with micro incisions.
The most important advantages of FUE Method are;
- More living hair follicles are extracted
- No scars on the bald area
- Scalpels are not used for his operation and there is no suturing
- This technique has also highly natural results when used for transplanting eyebrows, beard, moustache or breast, back and legs
FUT Technique (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
In this technique, a line of hair from neck area is extracted. Extracted hair follicles are separated under the microscope and they are transplanted to the bald area of head. Nowadays, this technique is not a preferred method. The most important disadvantage of this technique is that it leaves scars. Besides, while separating hair follicles, hair roots are mostly damaged and the amount of living graft decreases.
What to Pay Attention to about Hair Transplantation?
Probably, the most important step of hair transplantation is forming the hair line. Hair line should be formed properly so that at the end of the operation the hair looks natural. Planning and application of this operation should be done by a plastic surgeon. The patient’s expectation and the amount of graft to be extracted from the head should be taken into consideration.
Extracted grafts should be transplanted properly with regard to natural hair ways.
Micro incisions should be done considering the size of grafts. If the grafts are smaller than micro incisions than grafts cannot be transplanted properly. If the grafts are bigger than incisions than hair roots may not be nourished and it leads to graft loss. Micro incisions should be done considering the thickness of hair root for each patient.