What is Long Hair Transplant?

Long hair transplant is a hair transplant by collecting and implanting long hair from the donor region without shaving this region. In this method, the healthiest hair roots are selected, carefully collected and implanted to bald areas by considering the natural hair growth direction.

It is important to remember that the implanted hair will fall in 2-4 weeks in a long hair transplant just like the normal hair transplant process.

How Is Long Hair FUE Operated?

In this technique, the hair isn’t shaved. The hair on the donor region is collected as long hair without shaving and implanted to areas with hair loss. The remaining operational process and post-op process is the same as the traditional FUE hair transplant method.

The most commonly requested areas for long hair transplant are the right and left sides of the forehead and the top of the head. Long Hair FUE can be a saviour for hair loss and baldness in these regions.

This thinned area is marked with a medical pen tool for hair transplant. Then, 500-1000 grafts are collected from the back of the hair and the genetically permanent hair roots are implanted to bald areas.

What Are The Differences From a Normal Hair Transplant Method?

The hair is shaved to 1-2mm with the help of a shaver. Disinfection is applied to shaved hair for hygienic purposes and the hair roots are collected with a special medical tool. This 1-2mm-long donor hair is then implanted to implant area with hair loss. After the hair transplant, the patient’s entire hair will be 1-2mm long.

The donor region is disinfected without intervening with the long hair (maximum 25cm) is not shaved. This long hair is collected from the donor region and integrated to the hair transplant region with the same length. In this process, there is no intervention to hair with scissors or shaver. As a result of the hair transplant, the hair length will be the same as the hair length before hair transplant.

What Are Advantages?

  • Since the implanted hair is long, the final results are visible immediately after the hair transplant operation.
  • The scarring risk after the procedure is very low.
  • Since the hair isn’t shaved or cut in this method, individuals experience no change or break in their social lives.
  • The hair density after Long Hair FUE hair transplant will make a positive psychological impact and satisfaction.
  • The volume and change on the hair are visible right after the operation.

What Are Disadvantages?

  • The number of implanted grafts per session is limited. Because the long hair transplant method requires a lot of care and attention.
  • It takes a long time and higher cost than other methods.
  • The implanted hair in a long hair transplant will fall 4 weeks after the hair transplant. The individuals will have the same visual and process with normal hair transplant 4 weeks after the operation.

Can You Differentiate Long Hair Transplant After The Operation?

The hair is shaved to 1-2mm with the help of a shaver. Disinfection is applied to shaved hair for hygienic purposes and the hair roots are collected with a special medical tool. This 1-2mm-long donor hair is then implanted to implant area with hair loss. After the hair transplant, the patient’s entire hair will be 1-2mm long.

If the person’s own hair is longer than 6-7 cm, this donor area from which the hair is taken will not be visible after the dressing is removed (3rd day). Long hair will camouflage this donor area.

The difference between Long Hair Transplant and No-Shave Hair Transplant is that there is no shaving in the 3rd stage.

What Are The Differences Between Long Hair Transplant and No-Shave Hair Transplant?

Long Hair Transplant

  • The hair isn’t shaved.
  • The donor’s hair is collected as long hair.
  • The hair is collected from the donor region at the back of the head.
  • This long hair is implanted in the long-form.

  • The individual will see the final result after the transplant.

Traşsız Saç ekimi

  • Saça hiç bir şekilde traş makinası ile müdahale edilmez.
  • Donör saçlar uzun şekilde toplanır.
  • Saç alınması başın arka kısmındaki donör alanının herhangi bir yerinden alınır.
  • Bu uzun saçlar, saç ekilmesi planlanan bölgeye uzun halde ekilir.
  • Kişi saç ektirdikten sonra nihai saç sonucunu görmüş olur.

You can view the No-Shave Hair Transplant page if you want to learn more about no-shave hair transplants.

The operation takes around 7 hours. The hair roots are collected in 3 hours, the channels are opened in 1 hour and the roots are transferred to channels in approximately 3 hours. Of course, this duration can show the difference between individuals. The patient is operated on under local anaesthesia without any pain and resting for the first three days is recommended.

Long Hair Transplant Prices

Long hair transplant prices change based on the procedure technique. Both FUE and DHI techniques can be used for this hair transplant method. Since the long hair transplant method requires care and attention, an expert team must do the operation. Therefore, long hair transplant prices are 50-100% higher than the normal hair transplant methods.

What Is The Success Rate?

The international studies showed that the success of this hair transplant is lower than others. Although the technique for long hair transplant looks similar to other methods, it is completely different. Additionally, it is harder to ensure the long hair sterilization and the hair transplant must be done by an expert in this technique. If a surgeon experienced with a long hair transplant does the operation, the success rate can reach 99%. At Hermest Clinic, we have a special team experienced in female hair transplant treatment.
Gazete Makalesi

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Kaynakça

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