We do to repair the bad or botched results that were applied before. Corrective or restorative hair transplantation is usually performed on patients who are not satisfied with the results of the previous application. Most of the patients who need revision hair transplantation;
Now let’s take a look at some of the previous results. FUT hair transplantation, which was popularly done in the past, especially abroad, also left some damage in the donor and recipient areas. Also, scalp reduction surgery was an operation that was done in the past, and this was an application that left a scar on the scalp. We don’t come across either of these situations anymore, but I just wanted to mention it and let you know…
Now our topic is current revision hair transplantation.
What does this mean? Revision hair transplantation is an application in which previous hair transplantation errors are corrected by a specialist in order to increase hair density or achieve more natural results.
In hair transplantation, some people may have excellent results, while others may have the opposite result. First of all, accept that there is no hair transplant center that can guarantee the same “best results” for all patients. There is not, because people’s hair is shed in different ways, hair types are different and the needs of each patient are different, and moreover, the expertise and ability of the hair transplant specialist is different. For this reason, it is an ethical and conscientious attitude that a hair transplant treatment that will not be possible, impossible or incapable should be guaranteed.
Due to many factors, revision hair transplantation cases are increasing;
There are some patients who have to suffer because of the cost of having a hair transplant, or because it’s cheap, or because of the promises. Choosing a good hair transplant center will help reduce the chance of hair transplant revision. Situations where the hair transplant specialist lacks artistic and aesthetic skills cause patients to suffer. Poor canal opening, insufficient planning, faulty hairline formation, incorrect inclination during planting, excessive extraction, and revision are some of the mistakes that lead to revision. One of the biggest mistakes made is that the grafts taken are not separated while planting in different areas on the head, and they do not know where the 1- or 2-fold roots should be transferred. Hair transplant specialist aims to transplant the strongest and healthiest hair grafts to achieve permanent results,however, there are also cases where a patient loses hair less than 2 years after surgery due to genetic reasons or improper care. All these situations require a revision. Before a revision hair transplant, the hair transplant specialist will detect errors and thoroughly examine the scalp.
Hair transplant is a wonderful thing if done right. Lack of practitioner skills with disastrous results accounts for more than 20% of hair transplant practices worldwide. Patients need to be careful and research before having a hair transplant. Hair transplant prices and the search for a cheaper one, in my opinion, are the basis of this problem. Running for a hair transplant without doing a comprehensive research based on cost alone has hurt many patients emotionally and financially in the long run.
What can be done in revision hair transplantation?
Although it is just like the normal hair transplant procedure, revision hair transplant will show differences. Using the FUE technique, we can transplant hair to the area in a more natural-looking way. On the other hand, it is possible to remove the ones that we see as a problem with the existing grafts and plant them again by shaping them in accordance with the place, position and inclination they should be. However, at this stage, some undesirable surprises and different situations may arise behind the hair follicles that the hair transplant specialist intervenes during the correction. For example, when removing incorrectly transplanted hair follicles one by one, we may damage the roots, they may have been transplanted in a different way than we expected. Our aim is to work with reluctance by respecting the live hair follicles that are owned as much as possible in revision hair transplantation. If there is any scar tissue,At this stage, it can also be intervened and removed. As an E, this means a more natural look as a result.
Sometimes, the results of a previous hair transplant aren’t that bad, it’s just that the patient wasn’t properly planned. What the patient needs is only a better camouflage, a more homogeneous sowing and inclination to the planted hair. Re-planting can be done to ensure that the skin is not visible, to camouflage it, to make their appearance look more natural without removing the transplanted hair grafts.
If the patient has an irreparable condition, SMP, that is, scalp micropigmentation, can be applied. This is a kind of tattoo technique. We can say it as dyeing the skin in hair color so that the scalp does not contrast. As I said, the Process reduces the contrast between the scalp and hair color. SMP can also be used in scarring and alopecia areata.
Do you need revision hair transplant?
Ideal candidates for hair transplant revision are people who are not satisfied with a previous hair transplant, have aesthetic problems with their current hair condition and experience various medical complications. These patients should be in relatively good health and have realistic expectations about the nature of the revision procedure and the healing process.
How is revision hair transplantation done?
Please remember, each person and each individual’s needs are different and should be carefully tailored to the patient’s needs. In general, hair transplant revision should include the removal of hair follicles transplanted in the previous procedure, the placement of new hair follicles to make the necessary aesthetic corrections, the camouflage of large or sparse grafts using modern techniques, and other carefully planned applications. Changes in hairline angle and hair density can only be made with this approach.
The most common problem I encounter in revision hair transplantation is the hairline problem. If the correct hairline is not positioned to the patient, no matter how well the transplantation is done, this situation brings with it an unnatural appearance like a wig. While creating the natural hairline, we create the patient’s current age, future hair loss, golden ratio, the patient’s general facial structure, and the patient’s head shape. Otherwise, it will not look natural. As I said, in revision hair transplantation, the area that we call the front hairline, which starts at the end of the forehead, is planned incorrectly.
Again, please remember!
In some cases, more than one session may be required to achieve the desired results, but the returns of revision hair transplantation are quite good. Most of my patients who have undergone a hair transplant revision often use the phrase “I’m glad I did, I didn’t have to live with the old way”.
Finally, I suggest you wait at least 1 year for revision hair transplantation.