What is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation is a natural and permanent solution to the problem of thinning and baldness in people who have hair loss problem or hair loss. The process of transplanting healthy hair roots with micro surgical methods to areas where hair roots is no longer active and balding occurs is called hair transplantation. In hair transplantation, the patient’s own healthy hair is added to the spilled area. Hair transplantation is completely personalized and applied. With the hair transplant operation, the hair roots that are resistant to hair loss in the nape area of the patient are collected and transplanted into the channels opened in the thinning or completely spilled parts. Goal; It is to give a permanent hair appearance in a natural way that will not be obvious when transplanted in the head area. Hair transplantation is actually a small surgical operation. For this reason, it is the safest way to perform it in a hospital environment by specialist and experienced doctors and teams. With the application of hair transplantation, the person is permanently gained as if his own hair has never been shed. Our aim in hair transplantation; It is to provide the person with a comfortable natural hair appearance with modern medical applications.
Who can have hair transplantation?
Today, almost 50 percent of men over the age of 50 are faced with hair loss. Therefore, hair transplantation is the most common cosmetic surgery for men. Hair loss is not only specific to men. Many women may also experience hair loss or thinning problems.
Is hair transplantation an aesthetic procedure or a medical procedure?
Hair transplantation is a medical procedure, but its aesthetic side is more important. If the donor area of the patient is evaluated well and the frontal hair line is determined naturally in the area to be transplanted, a style can be created in accordance with the person’s image. With this aspect, it is a complete aesthetic procedure.
Why is there hair loss?
One of the most important causes of hair loss is its genetic coding feature; However, it can also occur as a result of advanced age, traumatic injuries or various medical conditions. After the diagnosis is made by doctor’s control, hair transplantation is successfully applied to all people with sufficient hair follicles in the donor area.
The transplantation method can be successfully applied not only in the scalp but also in all areas with hair in the body such as eyebrows, mustache or beard.
How is hair transplantation done?
In practice, the hair follicles taken from the neck are transplanted to the targeted balding area. These hair follicles are called grafts. Occasionally, in some cases, there is not enough healthy hair on the neck or temple area of the person. In such cases, hair follicles can also be taken from other parts of the person that contain hair, such as the arms or chest wall. The application takes a few hours depending on the amount of hair loss. If the hairless area is too large, several sessions may be required to complete the treatment.
Generally, the intervention is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. A special bandage is applied to the head after hair transplantation. The person is discharged after 1-2 hours. Although it is seen very little, pain is controlled with painkillers. Generally, after 3 days of home rest, it can be returned to business life with the head covered. The first dressing is done on the 5th day.
Which methods are used for hair transplantation?
Which hair transplant method to use is an important point for many people who decide to have a hair transplant. Currently, there are many methods that have been developed since the beginning of hair transplantation. These developments have experienced their golden age in the last 10 years and great advances have been made in technology.
Advancing technology, the availability of new medical devices and combining hair transplant operations with medical aesthetic applications have paved the way for the birth of many new techniques in hair transplantation.
Every person who decides to have a hair transplant wants to choose the best technique for himself. At this point, it would be wrong to call the latest hair transplant technique or the best hair transplant technique. Because the choice of hair transplant methods would be more appropriate according to the condition of the person’s hair.
There is no single technique that is best and most suitable for everyone. The methods to be applied may vary depending on the hair density and the number of hair strands to be transplanted.
It is necessary to decide with a hair transplant doctor to apply the hair transplant method. If you do not want to leave this choice, which will affect the rest of your life, only to the initiative of your doctor, you should know the current hair transplantation methods with their minuses and pros.
- FUT Technique in Hair Transplantation
The FUT technique, which was used quite frequently in hair transplantation, especially in the early 2000s, started to be abandoned gradually when a more advanced technique than FUE was developed.
Nevertheless, hair transplantation could be performed in a short time with the FUT technique at that time. With this application, hair taken from the nape area with strong hair follicles is used while hair transplantation is performed.
In fact, the FUT method is all about how the hair in the donor area will be collected. Hair follicles are cut and removed collectively with a layer of skin from the nape area. The removed scalp is divided into parts to contain different numbers of hair follicles. Divided scalp is placed in balding areas with special techniques.
With this technique, a lot of hair follicles are transplanted in a short time compared to other techniques.
With this technique, an average of 3000 to 8000 hair strands can be transplanted in one session.
Other hair is not damaged during this technique and new hair grows in a healthy way.
In the FUT method, stitch marks remain in the neck area.
While the transplant phase takes place in as little as 3 hours, the recovery period is much longer. That is why the FUT method is not preferred much today.
2) FUE Hair Transplant
With the FUE method that started to be used in 2016, hair transplantation procedures began to be performed easier and faster.
In the FUE method, the graft collection in the neck area is performed by removing the grafts one by one together with their follicles.
With the FUE method, cuts and stitches are eliminated in hair transplantation.
Since the hair follicles are taken not only from the area behind the two ears but also from the area above the ear, a higher number of hair can be achieved. Approximately 5000 to 18750 hair strands can be obtained in one session.
Since there are no cuts or stitches in the donor area where the hair will be taken, recovery is achieved faster in this area. People who have had hair transplantation can return to their social lives actively within 10 days.
When using this technique, stitches are not used, so there is no need to take stitches and walk around with stitches.
3) DHI Technique in Hair Transplantation
DHI hair transplant operation is a method that is highly preferred by people who want to have hair transplantation due to the fact that it is performed without incisions, marks and stitches.
The DHI method is a method of how grafts are transplanted. Therefore, it can be applied with the FUE technique.
In this method, the hair follicles taken by applying the choi (pencil) technique are placed one by one and as often as possible.
Since no incision is made in the DHI hair transplant technique and the pencil technique is applied, there is no possibility of leaving a scar. In addition, since there is no situation such as stitching in the donor area where the hair follicles are taken, recovery occurs very quickly.
Since fine-tipped pens called choi pen are used during transplantation, there is no scar and no scar.
The biggest advantage of hair transplantation with the DHI method is the density provided by the individual transplantation of the grafts taken from the donor area.
Depending on demand, sowing can be done without shaving using the DHI method. Especially with the unshaved hair transplantation application preferred by women, you do not encounter any difference and you can return to your daily life as quickly as possible.
4) Robotic Hair Transplantation
Robotic hair transplantation has achieved a great innovation in hair transplantation with the advancement of technology.
As the name suggests, this method is the process of collecting hair follicles with the help of a computer called a robot.
Most robotic hair transplant systems remove only hair follicles from the donor area, and healthcare professionals complete the remaining steps of hair transplantation.
Robotic hair transplantation has the same steps as hair transplantation with FUE, but the main difference here is that the same procedures are performed with the help of a robot.
Robotic hair transplantation is considered as a fast method, but there is a need for a doctor and healthcare professionals in other stages of hair transplantation. As a result, the robot cannot perform all hair transplantation on its own, this procedure must be done in the presence of a doctor.
5) Hyperbaric hair transplant
Hyperbaric hair transplantation is a treatment method that accelerates the healing process after transplantation and strengthens the hair follicles.
With this method, during hair transplantation, the canals opened for transplantation of hair follicles and the donor area where the hair follicles are collected are healed much faster. Hyperbaric hair transplantation increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, allowing the wounds to heal much faster.
Hyperbaric hair transplantation also reduces edema formation. It is very effective in reducing the formation of swelling in the forehead and face area after hair transplantation.
In addition, this method reduces the occurrence of complications.
Hyperbaric hair transplantation is applied in the same way as the FUE method, but after the hair transplantation, the patient breathes pure oxygen in the room where hyperbaric oxygen treatments are performed, and the oxygen level in the blood is increased. Oxygen therapy applied at regular intervals allows the hair follicles to heal faster.
Does the transplanted hair look natural?
In order for the transplanted hair to look natural, the operation should be performed by specialists and experts. In hair transplantation operations performed by experienced experts in the right health institution, naturalness can be achieved in an uncertain level. With the Sapphire and DHI techniques we apply in hair transplantation, we aim at the maximum density in hair. An average person has 100 hairs per 1 cm square. With new techniques, we can fit 80 follicles, or hair strands, in 1 cm square. It is tried to achieve the closest result to the patient’s dream appearance. While doing this, the forehead line is taken into consideration first.
Will the transplanted hair fall out after hair transplantation?
The transplanted hair falls out within a few weeks following the transplantation process; however, this is normal. Because the shed hair will grow again after 3-4 months. After this temporary loss is corrected, the transplanted hair follicles retain their character and do not fall out. However, the original hair in the same area may continue to shed over time, and a new hair transplant may be planned in the future depending on the decrease in hair density. Hair loss may continue progressively after surgery. Especially if an unnatural appearance occurs in the new hairline area, an additional surgical intervention may be required in the future.
Diseases That May Prevent Hair Transplantation
If the candidates have diabetes, thyroid or blood pressure disease, a hair transplant operation can be performed after obtaining approval from their doctor and after the necessary controls. Hair thinning and hair loss are frequently observed in individuals with hypothyroidism. If thyroid hormones are treated, hair transplantation can be performed. Hair transplantation cannot be applied to candidates who have chronic diseases such as liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure or who are undergoing chemotherapy due to cancer.
In addition, hair transplantation can be applied to candidates with diseases such as Hepatitis A and B. The reason for this is the Hepatitis A and B vaccines that our doctors and healthcare teams have given to protect against these diseases. After the analyzes of the diseases seen other than the diseases mentioned above are made individually, the suitability for the operation is determined.
Hair Quality and Effect of Loss Type
Hair transplantation is an effective procedure performed to restore lost hair and has a great impact on the lives of candidates suitable for this procedure. Hair transplantation results are much more successful in people with narrower hair loss areas. However, even if the shed area reaches medium levels, the thick hair to be transplanted is among the reasons that increase the success.
Factors that increase the success of hair transplantation; The number of grafts, hair density, the size of the area to be transplanted, the quality of the hair to be transplanted and the type of hair loss. First of all, the type of hair loss should be determined correctly and the area to be transplanted should be planned correctly. Therefore, before the hair transplant operation, “Am I suitable for hair transplantation?” It is necessary to consider the question. You can take the first step required for this via the MediGoTurkey Online Form about your suitability for hair transplantation.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a screw-like metal component (typically titanium) embedded in the lower jawbone (jawbone) or upper jawbone (maxilla).
A dental implant consists of 3 main elements:
- An artificial root embedded in the jawbone
- Abutment – attaches to the head of the implant and sits above the gum line (creates a stable platform on which the prosthesis is attached)
- Denture tooth / bridge / partial denture / full denture
The dental implant provides a permanent structure that can support an individual prosthetic crown or several prosthetic teeth in the form of bridges or prostheses. Depending on the type of restoration work performed, multiple prosthetic teeth can be supported with a single dental implant. The dental implant is equipped with a surgical procedure that normally takes less than an hour to complete. A recovery period of 3-6 months is usually observed before a second stage of surgery is performed to fit the prostheses. However, ‘single stage’ or ‘same day’ implants can be offered to patients who meet certain criteria, including adequate general health, adequate oral health and adequate bone density. Most surgical procedures for dental implants are performed under local anesthesia. However, if a patient requires multiple dental implants, the dentist may recommend performing the procedure under IV sedation for the patient’s comfort. Before any dental implant study is performed, the patient must undergo an evaluation. This evaluation will likely include an x-ray and a CBCT scan (digital 3D imaging). Using these results, the dentist will also consider the Occlusal Vertical Dimension (OVD) – the term used to describe anatomical structures, including the space between the upper teeth and lower teeth, the position of the adjacent teeth, bone quality and position. sinus (maxilla) and nerves.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Patients can benefit from dental implants in a variety of ways that can be divided into practical benefits and psychological benefits. Practical benefits of dental implants include:
- Enhanced Usability – dental implants offer ‘set and forget’ convenience (unlike removable dentures that need to be removed / replaced daily)
- Increased Levels of Oral Health – when needed, the procedure involves building surrounding bone and soft tissues (stopping and reversing any deterioration)
- Enhanced Speech Distribution – dental implants are embedded in the bone and do not move / slip while speaking (eliminates murmur)
- Improved Chewing (easy to chew) – dental implants are fixed to the bone and will not slide or move while eating
The psychological benefits of dental implants include:
- Enhanced Self-Esteem – dental implants can create a more confident ‘Hollywood’ smile during personal interactions
- Enhanced Visual Appearance – dental implants have a well-cared visual appearance to natural teeth (results in peace of mind as people won’t notice the teeth are prosthetics)
- Enhanced Comfort (compared to alternatives) – dental implants do not agitate the gums (e.g. removable dentures can cause friction issues)
Which materials are used in dental implants?
Although dental implants are increasingly available in various formats. The most common type of dental implant consists of three parts:
- Dental Implant
Screw-like dental implants are typically made using titanium or a titanium alloy, as this material is known to deliver optimum results in terms of integration with bone.
- Abutment Abutment
is more or less fully embedded in the denture and can be made of various materials such as titanium or stainless steel.
- Crown (prosthetic tooth / bridge / prosthesis)
The crown is a visible denture tooth and can be made from a variety of materials including ceramic compounds and porcelain.
In many cases the abutment and crown form a single unit known as screw implants. These are always preferred for patients. However, depending on the implant location, screw implants may not always be possible.
How many prosthetic teeth can be supported with a single implant?
Prosthetic teeth do not necessarily need to be supported by individual dental implants at a ratio of 1: 1.
The dentist will decide whether the jawbone area is a viable implant area based on factors such as bone density and if there is room for prosthetic teeth between existing teeth / implants.
A reasonably healthy adult who is missing a single tooth can expect treatment to involve a single dental implant in which a single prosthetic tooth is inserted (filling the hole left by the missing tooth).
When two or more consecutive teeth are missing, the dentist can choose to place dental implants in the most appropriate jaw areas and wear a bridge or partial denture.
All options will be outlined in a treatment plan (this is the plan laid out by the dentist after all fitness checks have been completed).
Can anyone have a dental implant?
The answer to the question of whether anyone can have a dental implant falls into whether the patient has acceptable levels of general health and oral health. Health and patient safety are key considerations and can be carefully managed. Oral health conditions are equally important. Implant compatibility, general oral hygiene and the number of teeth to be replaced are issues to be considered when determining implant suitability. The first point to mention is that dental implants can only be attached to the bone that has stopped growing or nearly stopped growing. This means that the treatment is only available for adults and generally teenagers over 18. In most cases, braces can also be considered as part of planning to fill an area. Conditions that may affect the body’s natural healing process (such as hemophilia) should also be taken into account. In situations where such health concerns exist, the patient may not be eligible for the dental implant procedure. Also, patients receiving head / neck radiation therapy may experience impaired bone density levels – meaning surgery on bone is not recommended. The dentist will ask all questions regarding the patient’s medical history before recommending and installing dental implants.
DENTAL IMPLANT TYPES
Different types of dental implants have been developed individually to achieve optimum results.
For example, patients with multiple tooth loss and low bone height may not be suitable for an ‘endosteal’ implant and will likely require a specialized ‘subperiosteal’ solution.
What is an endosteal implant? (intraosseous implant)
An endosteal implant is a type of dental implant that is screwed into the upper or lower jaw bone and then grafted or ‘tied’ into the bone for a typical healing period of 3-6 months. This type of dental implant procedure requires sufficient bone density both to place the implant and to provide sufficient bone material around the implant where grafting can occur.
What is a subperiosteal implant? (implant on bone)
A subperiosteal implant consists of a long metallic bone molded to enclose the exposed jawbone. The frame is firmly attached to the jawbone. The gum is sewn into place, hiding the base of the implant – protrusions above the gingival line protruding from the implant. Individual crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached to these posts. This type of procedure is preferred in cases where the patient offers a reduced bone height which serves to reduce the success rate of endosteal implants.
What are transosteal implants? (implant through bone)
A transosteal implant can only be used in the lower jaw (jawbone). This is because the method involves drilling through the jaw. A metal plate is attached to the underside of the chin. Screw-like implants are inserted through holes in the jaw and screwed into the metal plate. The heads of the screws (shown above the gum line in the mouth) can then be used as fixing posts to which a bridge or denture can be attached. Transosteal implants can result in scarring. The method is generally reserved for cases that cannot be resolved with other more common dental implant solutions.
How will I know if I am suitable for dental implants?
The consultation procedure can continue, provided that the adult who wishes to undergo the dental implant procedure can demonstrate adequate levels of both general health and oral health.
An x-ray will be taken from the patient’s mouth and a model will be made of teeth. This will confirm some details of the patient’s dental problems.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanning is another diagnostic tool that can be used at this stage.
CBCT scan provides topographic (3D) mouth view. This allows the dentist to measure bone density and exact positioning of teeth and other structures.
In cases where bone density is not sufficient, the dentist may recommend treatments aimed at increasing bone thickness by creating a viable dental implant site.
Conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and hemophilia can cause lower recovery rates. These conditions will be evaluated by the dentist as to whether the chances of success are significantly affected.
Implant Prices in Turkey
Implant Prices in Turkey, particularly in Germany, the Netherlands, France and other European countries are suitable male. health tourism in Turkey has been increasing in recent years too much. Implant Prices Turkey with the decision of the Chamber of Dentists, unfortunately, is not described in the web site.
Dental implants are a modern solution for people who have one or more missing teeth. This is a great way not only to bring back the smile on your face, but also to deal with the problem in the long run. Dental implants are an innovation in medicine. However, you need to rely on an experienced professional to place dental implants to be satisfied with the results. If you have already settled here or come to dental tourism, say goodbye to the old smile and say “Hello!”
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Where is the best clinic for dental implants in Turkey?
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