In patients with large hair gaps, the number of follicles taken from the donor area is limited and cannot close the hair gap of the patient. In such cases, beard and chest hair, which can be used in addition to the roots taken from the patient’s hair, are life-saving.
Especially in patients with dense beard area, the number of grafts taken can be up to 3000. The area from the bottom of the jawbone to the neck is used as the intake area.
The fact that the beard roots are thicker than the hair follicles provides a great advantage for concealment. Since the structure of the beard roots is thicker than the hair follicles, beard roots are never used on the front line to provide a natural appearance. Instead, a natural look is created by planting it between the hair.
Chest hair is always the 3rd choice. The fact that the chest hair does not grow much and due to its structure, its harmony with the hair follicles is slightly different from the beard roots. However, it is definitely recommended to be used as the 3rd choice in patients with insufficient hair donor area. Two chest hairs provide as much fullness as a beard hair.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure. Therefore, it should be done under the supervision of a doctor with the support of a healthcare professional specialized in the relevant field.
Anyone over 18 who has a hair problem due to age, hormonal and genetic disorder/condition can have hair transplantation.
The most curious question asked by hair transplant patients is the duration of this procedure. The duration of the operation depends on the patency of the patient and the number of grafts to be implanted. However, hair transplantation procedures take an average of 7-8 hours.
Hair transplant surgery consists of two stages. The first stage is the removal of hair follicles as much as the planned number of grafts from the nape, and the second stage is the transfer of these hair follicles to the targeted area. The latest and most common technology still applied in the extraction stage is the “Micro Motor” technique.The most common and advanced technology used in follicle transplantation is the “DHI Pen technique”.