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Everyone can face hair loss due to a number of reasons. There are questions as to whether HIV can cause hair loss and what to deal with hair loss as an HIV patient. The fact about HIV is that it causes no hair loss rather hair loss will occur if you had to face whether as an HIV patient or not.
HIV treatments like Crixivan and AZT are more blamed for hair loss in HIV patients, but the good news is that such medications are no longer used. These could bring about thinning of hair, but not hair loss.
The answer is yes, but not all patients can get the procedure for the body’s immune system is weak. A hair transplant needs someone who is healthy to avoid complications like infections. Though there are some hair transplant clinics that can perform the surgery on HIV patients, not all do the same.
Hair transplantation is the most natural and permanent way for making people, who suffer from hair loss, have new hair. In hair transplantation, the healthy hair of the patient himself/herself is implanted to the areas of hair loss. The region where the hair is taken is an area where there is no hair loss. The patients regain their own hair permanently by hair transplantation as if they have never lost it. Our aim in hair transplantation is to provide the natural hair look for the patient in a comfortable way with modern medical procedures. Hair transplantation was first performed in Japan in the 1930s and it first appeared in the Western World in the 1950s.
The surgical hair restoration process is the same whether a patient has HIV or not. Hair is harvested from the donor area by using one of two methods (FUE or FUSS) and are then implanted into tiny recipient sites made by the surgeon in the balding areas. Hair restoration clinics always use a fresh set of equipment, hand pieces, drillers and machines which are immediately discarded after the procedure. The surgeon and their staff always wear the necessary protective gear which includes a surgical mask and gloves. Therefore, everyone is protected during the procedure as the necessary precautions are always made regardless of whether or not a patient has HIV.
As the name suggests, Sapphire fue tool uses blades made of sapphire, which is a durable, valuable gemstone. The tool comes with sapphire blades instead of regular steel blades to make incisions for hair transplant procedure.
During hair transplant operation, many channels are incised at the recipient zone. Opening the channels following the sapphire method is very effective. As sapphire is more durable than steel, the whole process becomes easier. Therefore, it can be said that material used to make the hair transplant tool has a great importance on the success rate of operations.
Sapphire tool has a V shaped pin, while regular tools have pin that are made of steel. Having a V shaped pin helps the sapphire tool to make more accurate incisions that helps opened channels be smaller. This reduces the probability of damages on neighbor follicles and scarring. Therefore, sapphire fue hair transplant is an ideal method for both men and women suffering from recent hair loss since the hair density is considered to be high.
Hair transplantation in Turkey is a field that keeps improving every other day. Direct Hair Transplantation is considered as the newest method, while some remain suspicious and doesn’t consider it as a recognized method in the field. This is a topic that is open to debate, yet in this article our aim is to remain objective.
FUE hair transplant method follows the extraction of the grafts and the implanting of them, i.e. creation of the recipient area and implantation processes are done as different steps, on the other hand, these processes are done simultaneously in DHI method. Furthermore, this technique doesn’t require surgeons to create channel incisions in the donor hair area with implanter (choi) pen, because hair follicles are extracted and implanted directly. Therefore, the DHI hair transplant is also called the Choi method.
DHI technique, on the other hand, can be described as a technique in which implanting is done individually. Unlike the strip cutting technique, there is no incision made in the DHI technique. A very thin needle creates round, natural channels mimicking the appearance of natural hair roots. Thanks to the special needles, grafts can be placed at desired intervals one after another at more frequent intervals.
No. Although some clinics do not accept HIV + patients, we are happy to assist HIV + patients.
The disease attacks the immune system so it can be a symptom and cause hair loss.
The process proceeds very consciously and carefully by our experienced medical team. After examining the patient’s condition with the pre-operation examinations, the operation is decided and the patient is followed up closely after of the operation.
It depends on how strong or weak the patient’s immune system is. A doctor should be consulted in this regard, and medication should not be consumed unconsciously and the most important thing is they will not interact with HIV treatment drugs.
Operation is more complicated than a normal hair transplant the tools are disposable and therefore, the cost of the operation is higher.
Hair transplantation can be done anytime. Doctors recommend the summer months due to the renewal of the skin, however, if the patient wishes, it can be done in other months.
No, for most of the patients immediately after the procedure, there may be complaints such as pain, stinging, itching and tingling but after a day and pass with a painkiller recommended by the doctor.
Yes, but it is not recommend to have it too soon. The second procedure can be performed 8 – 12 months after the first transplantation procedure.
As a result of this operation, many side effects are not expected. Acne formation can be observed for both HIV + patients and normal patients.