After wearing surgical gown you are seated in a comfortable surgical chair which is designed for hair transplant. It is covered by disposable and hygienic material.

During the operation all your vital signs are observed and the doctor adjusts the medication levels continuously regarding your comfort.

Your donor area is carefully marked by the surgeon after examining the area. Before doing that, the surgeon goes through your file and checklist to make sure the hair transplant is operated safely.

Local Anesthesia

An oral sedative helps the patient for relaxation. Local anesthesia is generally administered into the specific regions being treated. If the patient wishes, or experiences some discomfort during the procedure additional local anesthesia is applied.

Graft Extraction

Prof. Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu performs follicular unit extraction (FUE) as the best option for hair restoration. With FUE, the extraction sites heal with small, circular scars that are easier to conceal, especially for patients who prefer shorter hairstyles.

During punching; donor limitations, graft preservation and homogenization are carefully considered. The donor area is left without bandage after the grafts are extracted.

The number of follicular units extracted in a day ranges from 2000 to 3000. Since each unit has 2-3 hairs, this amounts to 5000 to 7000 hairs. Every patient is different, therefore this number varies, according to the density of the donor zone.

Preparation Of The Follicular Units

To keep the follicular units alive, they are placed in a specific solution immediately after their extraction. A member of the surgical team starts the preparation under the magnification. The proper preparation and conservation of the follicular units are essential for the success of the hair transplantation.

Storing The Follicular Units

When the follicular units are out of the body it is essential to preserve them appropriately during that period. The follicular units must remain hydrated in the ideal temperature during the hair transplantation process.

Transplantation Of The Follicular Units

First, anesthesia is applied to the recipient area and micro orifices are made where the follicular units will be later transplanted.

The needles or chiesel blades are used for incisions. The depth of the incision is no longer than the follicular unit length, therefore avoiding the injury of the blood vessels present in the scalp.

Transplanted hairs growth direction will be similar to the natural hairs by applying natural incisions.

The follicular units are then transplanted one by one in the bald recipient zone. The direction, angle and density distribution patterns of the existing area are taken into consideration.

Even if there is no terminal hair in the recipient zone, there are always some vellus (hair which is short, thin, slightly-colored, and barely noticeable) hairs that can give a hint of how it used to be in the past.

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Dr. Kayihan Sahinoglu proudly post his work on his web site with clear, untouched hair transplant photos and videos. He wants you to see the real results that you expect and explore the quality of his work.

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