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How Does the Donor Area Look Like After Hair Transplantation?

Hair Transplant

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Emphair Hair Transplant

How Does The Donor Area Look Like After Hair Transplantation?

One of the most frequently asked questions before hair transplantation in Turkey is how the donor area will look after hair transplantation.

Emphair Hair Transplantation Center answers questions about donor area recovery after hair transplantation:
Emphair Hair Transplant Center whatsapp“As you know, the donor region, more precisely the posterior head region between the two ears, is preferred as the donor area in hair transplantation.

There is actually a very clear concern behind the question of how the donor region will look after hair transplantation.

Because, if the grafts taken from the donor area are not taken homogeneously, if the treatment is made by irritation, an obvious deformation and bad appearance will occur in this area. Let's expand on this a little more.

Donor Area In The Lead Role

donor areaThe donor area is the leading actor of hair transplantation. This is the hair area that is thought to be permanent, that is, it will not fall out.

With rare exceptions, hair in this area remains even in the most advanced cases of male pattern baldness. The boundaries of this region begin in front of the ears, extending to the back of the head without reaching the crown.

We should always assume that any man considering a hair transplant will eventually progress to the most advanced level of baldness, called  VII level.

You can ask why? In fact, it is easy to understand why, because in this state, the transplanted hair and the donor area do not appear homogeneously in the following years.

Click to see the change in patients after hair transplant.

Scarring In The Donor Area

scarring in the donor areaIn hair transplantation, minimizing the scarring in the donor area and removing the grafts without destroying them as much as possible is a critical part of a successful hair transplantation treatment.

The healing process of the grafts taken with the correct tip sizes will also provide comfort to the patient.

FUE, that is, follicular unit extraction, is a hair transplantation technique where the most efficient results are obtained with today's technology.

Since the procedure involves removing each follicular skin graft individually, it does not require stitches like FUT.

The Distribution Must Be Homogeneous

hair transplantIn the FUE technique, operations are performed with motorized or manual micro punches, as we have just mentioned.

This is a very specific technique that allows for the highest quality grafts and minimal scarring. It will not leave a linear trace, but small micro traces and will not be visible behind the hairy tissue. But as we said, it is very important to take it homogeneously.

In the FUE technique, edema, bleeding and redness may occur in the donor area after hair transplantation, but it starts to improve within 2-3 days.

Itching, on the other hand, is a sign of the recovery period, and in this case, it begins to gradually decrease after the first wash.


Written on 19/01/2022

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Last Update: 03/08/2022

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