HIV Positive Patients & Hair Transplant
Hair transplant surgery in HIV-affected patients is not very different from a classic hair transplant, it just needs to be more cautious during the procedure and take the necessary precautions.
Today the solution to baldness is within everyone’s reach and also allows us to overcome the psychological problems related to it. Thanks to the presence of different transplant techniques, the most effective method is performed according with the patient’s characteristics.
Can hair transplant be performed in HIV patients?
As mentioned above, hair transplantation can be performed in patients with HIV. Hair transplantation in HIV-positive patients is performed by experienced doctors in sterile environments suitable for the operation. The most suitable technique for this type of patient is FUE.
How is a hair transplant performed?
Hair transplant is a permanent solution for hair loss or baldness problems. Before starting the hair transplant operation, it is necessary to determine the reason for the hair loss. As a result, the necessary examinations will be carried out and it will be discussed which method will be most suitable for the patient. According to his wishes, it will be decided which hair transplant method will be performed.
What are the Hair Transplant Techniques?
Following the advent of new technologies, various techniques for hair transplantation have been developed. Although the Fut technique is the oldest, it has been used for a long time and proved to be the main factor in the development of the other methodologies. To date, the most common techniques are: classic FUE, Sapphire FUE, DHI technique and Robotic hair transplant. Not all hair transplant methods are equally applicable to every person. The doctor and his team will decide on the most appropriate treatment method for each patient.
The Fue Technique
In the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction), the hair follicles are taken one by one with a special micro-motor and the aid of local anesthesia; subsequently they are repositioned in the bald areas, taking into account the angle and natural direction of hair growth. Generally, the donor area (the area from which the follicles are taken) is the back of the head. Since the nape follicles are genetically stronger and more resistant to shedding, this region is preferred as a donor area. However, if the area is not dense enough, the grafts are collected from other parts of the body. The taken bulbs are planted in sparse or completely bald areas.
The DHI Technique
DHI hair transplantation, also called direct hair implantation, is performed by transferring the follicles to the area to be transplanted, using a special instrumentation with fine-tipped needles. There are no incision scars or sutures when using the technique. The purpose of this transplant method is to minimize the time the follicles remain outside, and to reposition them with a good density and continuously.