Hair transplant

Hair transplant

Hair loss is a sad occurrence for any human being, an event that damages beauty and self-esteem. Many people develop hair loss due to aging, hereditary reasons, stress and pressure; a loss which is not curable by diet and medication. Fortunately, nowadays a guaranteed and economic solution called hair transplantation is available to this problem. Hair transplantation is a kind of surgery in which the hair tissue is removed from the donor skin (usually from back of the scalp with more stable hairs) and transferred to the thinner areas of the scalp such as bald patches of scalp. Iran, possessing experienced surgeons who have been successful in fulfilling hair transplantation surgeries, and also by having modern and well-equipped clinics, has become one of the most successful countries in the world in the field of hair transplantation. Furthermore, it is more economic to do hair transplantation in Iran.

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Hair transplant

What is hair transplant?

Hair transplantation is a common and well-known restorative treatment for baldness and alopecia (hair loss). Many people have problems with their hair loss at different stages of their lives. Alopecia has many causes, including:

  • Aging
  • Hereditary factors
  • wrong lifestyle such as using drugs
  • Unhealthy diet and lack of essential vitamins
  • Stress
  • Hormonal change
  • Some diseases


Hair transplant in Iran is performed in two stages:

  • Removing hair follicles from the fuller hair areas (donor site)
  • Transfer hair follicles to bald or thinning scalp areas (recipient site)


In the process of hair transplantation, follicles needed for hair transplantation are selected from the back of the head since the resistance of the hair on the back of the head is much higher than the rest of the areas and are very unlikely to fall. Hair transplantation is a method first put forward by a Japanese physician named Okuda in 1939, and a German physician was able to operate it in 1959. For many years, doctors have tried a variety of hair transplants methods. Until today, with the use of new technologies, small batches of hair called micro grafts are used in hair transplantation. The use of this method in hair transplantation is more satisfying and the appearance of hair is very natural. Hair transplant in Iran is performed through the most advanced methods of hair transplantation in the specialized Hair transplant centers on an outpatient basis without the need for hospitalization by the experienced and expert doctors at a very affordable cost compared to other parts of the world.


Is hair transplantation in Iran possible only for the head?

Hair transplantation is possible in areas such as beards, eyebrows and even eyelashes in addition to the head and people who have lost a part of their body hair due to incidents such as burns, accidents or traumas can solve the non hairy problems in all the parts of their body with hair transplantation.


How is hair transplantation done in Iran?

Today, Iran is one of the leading countries of hair transplantation in the world. Iranian doctors first describe the hair transplant procedure, types of hair transplant procedures ,conditions and post-transplant care through an inclusive consult with the hair transplant applicant and choose the best treatment together based on the hair loss or baldness pattern. Hair transplantation is an outpatient procedure. Hair transplantation is performed in modern hair transplant clinics in Iran.The duration of this procedure varies from 4-8 hours depending on the condition of each individual and the amount of hair follicles received for hair regeneration. The full recovery process after the hair transplant is about 3-5 days. About one month after hair transplant, the transplanted hair falls but no worries as the hair grows back.The effects of hair transplantation are visible from about 4 months after transplantation but to see the full results one has to wait 9 months to one year after surgery. Iran is one of the few countries that offers all the main techniques of baldness and hair loss treatment.


Is it also possible for women to have hair transplant?

Hair transplantation can be done in women in addition to men. Contrary to popular belief, women also have a problem with hair loss, that the main cause of hair loss in women is stress and hormonal imbalances. Hair loss in women is mostly Alopecia Areata. Hair loss in women is in two forms:

  • Falling out of damaged hair
  • Female pattern baldness


Hair transplant

Although the hair bank at the back of the head is used for harvesting the hair follicles in hair transplant for women and then implanted in front of the head, hair transplantation is not appropriate in cases where baldness and hair loss are not identified. Nowadays in Iran, using methods such as mesotherapy and PRP is common to enhance and improve the hair. Mesotherapy involves subcutaneous injection of the nutrients for the growth of the scalp hair which improves the health of one's hair in several sessions. PRP is a new method to increase hair thickness. In the PRP method, several cc of blood is taken from the patient and the platelet concentration is increased by about 5 times. Platelets contain growth factors that result in differentiation and proliferation of the skin cells and as a result, increase the strength and thickness of the hair strands. Hair transplantation and repair is possible for women in Iran using the latest methods.


Different Types of Hair Transplantation in Iran

Punch method

In this method, the hair is removed in batches from the donor area (hair bank) and then implanted into the skin through a few cuts. The punch method transplant the hair in batches or doll mode. Punch is not common today because it gives an artificial look to one's face.


FUT method

In FUT method , a few centimeters of hair is removed as a strip from the hair at back of the head . This 1-2 centimeter strip has a length of 20-25 cm, generally containing 7000-9000 hair follicles. The doctor then split the follicles into single, double , or triple units and prepares them for implantation. In the next step, Iranian doctors transplant the hair follicles in the appropriate place. Then the area from which the hair is removed is closed by fine sutures. This method is very fast and the duration  of hair transplant procedure is 3-5 hours and is currently the most popular and safest method of hair transplantation and according to surveys up to 97% of the cases were completely satisfied. The FUT method is performed in the best way in Iran and with the maximum satisfaction of the clients.The low cost of this method is also significant compared to other methods. But this method may not be suitable for those who are sensitive to having scar at the back of their head.


FIT transplantation method

FIT is one of the hair transplantation method in which hair follicles are harvested from the donor area (hair bank) which is often at the back of the patient's head using very small, mm-sized surgical instruments called punches. Each follicle contains 3-4 strands of hair. Then the doctor keeps the extracted follicles in a special environment so that they can carefully separate the strands of hair. These follicular units must be placed in a wet environment and at a specific temperature to prepare them for transplantation.Then are transplanted in the recipient sites under local anesthesia. FIT is one of the popular methods of hair transplantation that is most suitable for people who suffer from mild to moderate  baldness. So this method is ideal for transplanting mustaches, eyebrows and beard. But this method is costly and time consuming and therefore falls in a lower category than the FUT method.


Am i a good candidate for hair transplant?

If you also suffer from baldness or hair loss and are unhappy with the appearance of the thinning hair at the back of your head and have low self-confidence , hair transplantation is a good way to get back to your beauty and youth. However, hair transplant is not recommended for those under the age of 25, as well as those who still have hair loss and their hair loss doesn't stop. If you've decided to have hair transplant it is best to consult with your doctor first and if you are suffering from conditions such as thyroid, neurological problems or vitamin deficiency it is best to postpone the hair transplant surgery until your health condition is improved.


Preoperative care of hair transplant surgery

  • The most important thing in hair transplantation is making the right decision and choosing the best method for hair transplant. Select the best available option by choosing the right doctor and consulting with your doctor.
  • Before your hair transplant, you will be prescribed some tests for general check up, including blood tests and hormone tests.
  • If you suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, itching and pimples, postpone your hair transplant until they are certainly treated.
  • Avoid using blood thinners such as vitamin E, alcohol and Aspirin the week before surgery.
  • Do not smoke or use drugs for three weeks before hair transplant
  • If your hair loss is hereditary, talk to your doctor
  • The night before your hair transplant, wash your hair with shampoo and get a well sleep and avoid heavy food.


Postoperative care of hair transplant surgery

  • After the hair transplant, your head will be dressed. Visit the clinic one day after for dressing replacement.
  • After two days you are allowed to take a bath, but you must be very careful in washing the transplant site and do not manipulate it.
  • 3-4 weeks after transplantation, the transplanted hair falls out but due to the vitality of the roots grow again and at first they are thin filaments that become thicker over time so don't worry.
  • To avoid the swelling of the hair transplant site, make sure you go home after the transplant and rest.
  • Keep your scalp dry, especially for the first few days after your hair is transplanted.
  • Use antibiotic ointments to prevent infection in the transplant site.
  • Be sure to follow your doctor's advice on how to sleep.
  • Alcohol is not allowed until one week after hair transplant.



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