We can’t perform hair trabsplantation to the burned skin
No! Of course, trabsplantation can be done. Also, this is a topic that I am particularly interested in. We can also get very successful results. Hair transplantation to the burned area is a special process in which experts from different disciplines must offer solutions to the patient together. A plastic, reconstructive surgeon, maybe a psychiatrist and, of course, a hair transplant specialist and team who can transplant hair to the burned area are needed.
With hair transplantation, we can achieve the hairline in the youth years.
No! Patients often come with a photograph of their teenage years and say that is their goal. This is not a good target. Your philosophy should always be hair transplantation for the future, not for the past. In your 20s, your hairline is also very young, more prominent. In your 30s, 40s and 50s there is a typical place where hair grows and this is different from your 20s so trying to recreate the hairline you had at that age would be a mistake, it just doesn’t look natural.
Hair transplant is for men only
No! This is a completely erroneous thought. Eighty percent of men will experience hair loss throughout their lives, while this rate is around 40% for women. Many studies show that hair loss is devastating for a woman, whereas it is a sad but expected situation for men. Of course, women also have hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation technique affects the result of hair transplantation
No! As in all matters, the skill of using the technique is much more important here, in short, the mastery of the people who do the hair transplant. Although there are different systems that will help the hair transplant specialist to collect the follicles, the decisive factor is always the team, the doctor, the hair transplant specialist. In short, people, not technology, are important in hair transplantation, at least for now. In hair transplantation, it is very important how the grafts are taken, how they are angled, how they are placed. If you give paints and brushes to 10 artists, you will get 10 different pictures. The same theory applies here.
Each follicular unit contains one hair
No! What makes the hair on the back of the head unique is that hair grows in groups called follicular units. A unit can contain up to four hairs. So, when we talk about follicular unit transfer, we are talking about taking a roller with one, two, three or four hairs and transplanting it. In that roller is not only your hair, but also the stem cells from which the hair grows, a small oil gland that lubricates the shaft, and a small muscle that helps your hair stay at the tip.
Your hairline should be symmetrical
No. It is the small irregularities that make the hairline look natural. The naturalness created by the asymmetry is also valid in hair transplantation.
Hair can be removed with hair drugs, no need for hair transplantation
No! Hair transplantation and hair growth drugs are not at the same level, they are complementary to each other. Hair regrowth drugs can never prevent hair transplantation, at least for now. It is always necessary to use hair drugs, and the moment you stop it, it will go back to its original state. We also know that it has different side effects in long-term use. In the post-hair transplant process, we target the miniaturized hair for a period of time that can be recommended. Never forget, hair transplantation is permanent, others are temporary.
The hair taken from the donor area is replaced with a new one.
No! Think about the flowers you repotted in the spring. You place it in another pot with its soil and the flower continues to grow in its new place, that’s exactly how plantation works. If you did not leave the roots of the flower in the other pot, you will not observe any revival, blooming or greening there. The hair we take from the back of the head, between the two ears, that is, the hair of the donor area, is insensitive to androgens that cause the problem of baldness, that is, they do not fall out. When we take them and put them in the front, they continue to bloom just like a flower. If it is in the donor area, that root does not grow again.
I can make all my sparse hair dense with hair transplantation.
No! You wouldn’t have enough donor hair to show as you did in your youth. The more the donor area allows us, the more transplants can be done to you. That’s why it’s important to have realistic expectations.
FUT technique was better than FUE
No! No transplantation technique should be compared with another technique, because people and their hair problems are important here, not technique. Different techniques can be used according to different patient types. However, the FUE technique has advantages over FUT, if the patient is suitable for both and can be performed, we prefer FUE.