Our hair gets its color from melanin, which is the pigment produced by melanocytes in the hair follicles. The number of melanin pigments is decided by the genes we inherit from our parents. As we get older, the melanocyte cells produce less and fewer melanin pigments. At some point, they stop producing melanin. The decreasing amount of melanin results in graying of hair. When it comes to hair transplant operations, people wonder what is the best age for hair transplant. Typically, between the ages of 18 and 65 are suggested, but it depends on a lot of other factors. Some of the other common questions are: do hair transplants look natural or whether gray hair could be transplanted or not. A hair transplant success rate is mainly determined by the experience and skills of the surgeon who operates the transplant.
If you are suffering from the lack of melanin pigments and hair loss together, you might wonder whether you could have a hair transplant. Thankfully, the answer is yes! Gray hair could be safely and successfully transplanted. Hair transplant surgeries take place regardless of your hair color! There are people who think hair turning gray means it is not healthy anymore, which is completely false. It is very natural for our hair to turn gray and it is not related to our health but to our genetics.
Gray hair transplant operation is very similar to the typical hair transplant. During a gray hair transplant, too, hair follicles are removed from the donor area where healthy hair grows to the recipient area where healthy hair growth is little or none. The only different factor in a hair transplant for gray hair is pigmentation. No other differences could be mentioned, especially in terms of health.
Another common question is whether older patients with gray hair could benefit from a hair transplant. What you need to know is that age is not a factor that could eliminate someone’s chances of a hair transplant by itself. There are numerous hair transplants that have become very successful in patients older than 70 years old. So, what are the factors that determine the success rate of hair transplants in general? There are a few: the cause of hair loss, medical background, the condition of the patient’s scalp, and the pattern of hair loss.
Another factor is the patient’s expectation from the hair transplant operation. It should be discussed thoroughly with the patient to decide on suitable procedures. Hair transplant surgeries affect our looks, so it is best to discuss what we want to look like after the surgery with our doctor is the safest and most reasonable action.
Asmed consists of the most experienced doctors and specialists when it comes to FUE hair transplants. If you are wondering about how to get a hair transplant in Turkey, you should know that in Asmed, we are here to answer all of your questions and eliminate your concerns. Moreover, if you are dealing with graying or white hair, but still want to take your chance on a hair transplant surgery, you are free to contact us! You could discuss with the doctors in Asmed and decide on what the best operation for you is together.
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