Hair Density in Hair Transplant
Hair density is the number of hair follicles in the region. Hair follicles fall on average 1,000 pieces per square centimeter in young people. The number of hair follicles decreases with age. The average number of hair follicles in the middle ages varies between 200 and 600.
Hair density is one of the factors affecting success in hair transplantation. When deciding hair transplant, determining which area to choose donor region and determining whether or not the transplant will be successful, hair density is used.
How is Hair Density Calculated?
Ruler-like instruments were used to calculate the hair density of the patients. With these instruments, the hair follicles were counted individually. Nowadays, thanks to the developing technologies, hair density test is now easier and faster. Hair density is calculated by looking at the number of hair follicles per square centimeter.
Importance of Hair Density in Hair Transplant
Hair density is a condition that directly affects hair transplant. Determining a person’s hair density helps in calculating the degree and speed of hair loss and planning hair transplant.
Hair loss is expected to end to a large extent for hair transplant. The reason for this is that the hair that is shed after planting creates a bad image and the hair transplant is needed again. Therefore, hair density plays a major role in determining the time of hair transplant.
Importance of Hair Density of Donor Region in Hair Transplant
Donor zone density in hair transplant is another factor affecting the success of hair transplantation. In hair transplant, the areas that will not experience hair loss as a donor area are preferred. This area is usually the nape. The fact that the number of hair follicles in the neck is small has a negative effect on the hair transplant process. A sufficient level of density in the donor area in hair transplant ensures successful hair transplant. In cases where the number of hair follicles in the donor area is insufficient, hair transplant may not give the desired result. When there is insufficient donor area, one has to adjust his / her expectation from hair transplant accordingly.
In hair transplant, the number of hair follicles to be planted in the area where hair loss is experienced is calculated. The hair density in the donor area is determined. If the donor area can meet the number of hair follicles needed, hair transplant planning is started. After this stage, how often the hair follicles from the donor area will be transplanted into the area where the hair loss is experienced is calculated. The density of new hair is planned in the area where hair loss is experienced.
Factors Affecting Hair Density
Everyone’s hair density and quality are different and there are some situations that affect density.
- The most important factor affecting hair density is genetics.
- Hair color can also affect hair density.
- Gender and hormonal factors also affect the intensity. Hair density decreases considerably in people with male pattern hair loss.
- Stress and trauma can also cause hair loss. The density of the hair will also decrease due to the shedding hair.
- As a result of subsequent illnesses and accidents, hair loss may occur. This loss leads to a decrease in the density of the hair.
If the hair density is suitable for hair transplant, the hair transplant phase is started. Different techniques can be used in hair transplant. The most preferred of these techniques is FUE technique. However, even if the techniques are different, hair transplant has similar stages. This operation is performed under local anesthesia. No pain is felt during the operation. After anesthesia, the operation starts with the collection of hair follicles in the donor area. The collected hair follicles are kept waiting for transplant. Necessary canals are opened to transport these hair follicles to balding areas. Opened canals are placed in the collected hair roots.
There is no need for hospitalization after hair transplant is over. The patient can return home / hotel. However, there are a number of criteria that the patient should pay attention to.
Especially after the first days of hair transplant should be very careful. Since they are not used to new hair follicles, they can easily be damaged or even broken. Hair and head should be treated with extra caution until recovery is complete.
Heavy and perspiring spores should be avoided.
Avoid direct sunlight. A soft and plentiful hat can be preferred when going out.
Itching, redness and crusting may occur after the operation. Scratched areas should not be scratched and the shells should not be touched.
The first wash after hair transplant center should be done. During the first wash, the hair is very delicate and can easily break. This first wash done 3 days after hair transplant should be done in expert hands. The patient can do the washings after the first wash. However, there are a number of points that the patient should pay attention to when washing. Washing should not be too cold or too hot. In addition, water should not be too pressurized. Do not touch too hard during washing. Drying towels should be very soft and should not be rubbed on the scalp during drying.
2 weeks after hair transplant, the so-called shock shedding is started. At this stage, the transplanted hair roots are shed one by one. Shedding hair can cause anxiety in patients. However, this stage is a stage that occurs in almost everyone who has had sowing. After this stage, the new hair starts to replace the shedding hair.
It takes about 1 year for the hair transplant to take its final form.
Esthetic Hair Turkey performs its hair density calculations quickly and does its best to make your hair transplant process successful and comfortable. You can also ask us about your hair density after hair transplant. You can contact us for more information about hair transplant.
Book a free consultation
Send us your photos
for an evaluation
Receive your free treatment
procedure and a quote