Hair transplantation


1 - Planning

Your day begins by meeting with Dr. Yavuz to discuss your specific goals and the plan for your procedure. This involves a detailed breakdown of the zones that will be restored towards achieving your desired look.

During the planning of a hair transplant, the hairline of the patient should not only be tailored considering the appearance during his/her mid-twenties, but also take into account far beyond their thirties and forties. In addition, a straight hairline should be avoided when performing the hair transplant procedure. Such a hairline will give a artificial look.

2 - Needle-Free Local Anesthesia and Donor Hair Extraction

In hair transplantation, before extracting the hair follicles from the donor area and creating the recipient sites for the transplantation process, local anesthesia is applied to the relevant areas.
It takes more time for the anesthetic to take effect when an anesthetic solution is injected into the scalp with needles. The unpleasant sensation experienced during the injection of local anesthetics naturally cause discomfort for the patients.

Now it is possible to perform a hair transplant operation with needle-free injectors with almost no pain by the usage of special anesthetic devices.
These special devices deliver the anesthetic agents into deeper layers of the skin by using pressure to transport the active substance.

Needle-free injector requires a shorter duration for the anesthetic to take effect when compared with conventional needle syringe systems. For this reason, patients feel more comfortable when anesthetic agents are administered via needle-free injectors.

The liquid jet system that enables anesthesia to be administered without needle syringe systems, when compared with needle syringes, results in a wider distribution of the medication and spread evenly in depth.

Individuals who have fear of injection-related pain and therefore hesitate on having a hair transplant can readily undergo an operation now thanks to this new application of local anesthetics.

Dr. Yavuz utilises the latest medical techniques to achieve refined results from harvesting the individual follicular units from the donor area to the placement of the hair in the recipient area. The “Follicular Unit Extraction” (FUE) Method" involves removing one follicular unit at a time directly from the donor area. This is achieved by the use of a specialized punch of less than a 1mm diameter. This is a key step that distinguishes the revolutionary Follicular unit hair transplant procedure from the out-dated FUT hair transplant.
Unlike the FUT procedure, which involves cutting a strip from the donor area to harvest the grafts, the Follicular unit hair transplant method requires no such strip removal, as follicular units are removed individually from the donor area. This results in a significantly shorter healing time and minimizes any pain. As well, there is no linear scar along the donor area as is characteristic with the FUT procedure.

3 - Opening Channels On the Recipient Area With Sapphire Blades

The process of opening channels is very important and sensitive as we mentioned, because the more operation is accurate and sophisticated , the more transplanted will be successful and give more pleasing to the shape of the face, it plays an important role at the success of hair transplantation.In FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) conducted with sapphire blades, after the patient is administered local anesthesia, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area with the aid of a micro motor and micro punches in sizes of 0,6 - 0,7 - 0,8 diameters.With the FUE method, the extracted hair follicles should be transplanted into the incisions that have been created.These channels have a major influence on the density, angle and direction of hair growth, which are the determinants of obtaining a natural appearance.

For this reason, opening of the channels is considered to be the most important process for a successful operation.
The best possible way to open micro channels can now be achieved through the sapphire blades.
Hair follicles will be transplanted into these channels.
The small incisions, which are at the same length of hair follicles, are created using sharp, smooth and durable sapphire blades varying in sizes of 1,0 -1,3 - 1,5 mm. As a result more channels can be opened, enabling the hair follicles to be transplanted more closer to each other.

The Advantages of FUE Performed with Sapphire Blades in Comparison With Steel Blades:

  • Owing to its qualities such as smooth surface with antibacterial properties, hardness, sharpness and durability, when using sapphire blades for the process of opening micro channels, vibration will be reduced thus, the risk of complications such as trauma and scalp tissue damage will also be reduced.

  • In comparison with steel blades; FUE performed with sapphire blades enables more dense transplantation, which makes it possible for individuals with advanced hair loss to undergo a hair transplant procedure.

  • Using sapphire blades enables to achieve more density thus, creating a more natural-looking appearance.

  • In comparision with steel blades, sapphire blades allows to inject lesser tumescence-a special fluid to lift the skin from the bone- prior to making incisions. As a result, fluid retention experienced after the surgery will be reduced thus, making the post-operative phase more comfortable for the patients.

  • As incisions created for the transplantation process will be more smaller, tissue recovery will be faster in comparison with using steel blades, but most importantly the bonded skin will have a smooth surface.

  • As a result of opening the channels at the same length of hair follicles, it is not possible for the follicles to become dislodged and their angle allignment to be altered after the transplantation process.

4 - Placement of the Grafts

Once the channels are complete, it's time to place the grafts. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Yavuz, our surgical staff begins placing each graft, one by one, into the donor sites.

Our surgical staff is composed of dedicated technicians that are hand picked and personally trained by Dr. Ziya Yavuz, ensuring that each patient's grafts are handled with the utmost care to ensure that each patient achieves the results that have made Dr. Yavuz leaders in the FUE hair transplant industry.