FUE Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation with FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the most commonly used methods. FUE hair transplantation technique is easier and less painful than other methods: For this reason, people who want to have a hair transplant operation prefer this method.

Hair transplantation with the FUE technique is a method of harvesting hair follicles from donor areas such as the arms, legs and chest and usually from the back of the head.

How is FUE Hair Transplantation Performed?

In this method, the doctor determines the hair density and the amount of hair to be transplanted during the patient's examination.
Selection of the area to be used as donor area.
Opening the channels where the hair follicles will be placed during the application.
The grafts taken from the donor area are placed one by one in the channels.

Grafts are hair follicles taken from the donor area. The number of hair follicles in the grafts varies, but a high density is an important factor for a successful treatment.

How Long Does FUE Hair Transplant Take?

FUE hair transplantation takes between 4 and 8 hours. It is a time-consuming method as the hair follicles are placed one by one.

After the operation, the patient leaves the hospital on the same day of surgery. The doctor determines when the patient can wash his/her head.

During FUE hair transplantation, the hair follicles are placed one by one on the scalp so that the grafts are placed in the right direction for a natural result. One of the main reasons for the success of FUE hair transplantation is its natural appearance.

During FUE hair transplantation, hair follicles are transplanted one by one. Thus, the appropriate direction of the grafts is determined for a natural result. One of the main reasons for the success of FUE hair transplantation is its natural appearance.

Recovery Period of FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair transplantation is an easy recovery method.

  • Examination and bandaging is done the next day.
  • In the first week, the dressing may be repeated according to the patient's condition.
  • Within a few weeks, we observe temporary hair growth and hair loss.
  • The hair that grows back later, these hairs are now permanent.
  • The treatment process varies from person to person; the natural appearance and healthy growth of the hair takes between 6 and 18 months.

Differences Between FUE and DHI Hair Transplantation

FUE and DHI hair transplantation methods are not very different from each other. In both methods, hair follicles are transplanted into the scalp one by one. In the FUE method, channels are opened before hair transplantation, this step is not applied in the DHI method.

DHI hair transplantation is performed with a pen-shaped device (Choi Implanter). In this apparatus with a very fine-tipped canal, hair follicles are placed one by one in the canals, the canals are opened and the hair follicles are transplanted at the same time. As in the FUE method, channel opening and hair transplantation are performed at the same time.

Thanks to the very fine tip channel, hair transplantation can be performed more frequently, with less bleeding and less scarring. The advantage of more frequent hair transplantation is the increase in the number of hair follicles. During FUE hair transplantation, the risk of spillage is higher because the graft waits more than the DHI method; there will be less graft loss in the DHI method.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FUE hair transplantation provides much higher success rates than other techniques. The most reputable surgeons share that FUE hair restoration success rates are over 90%, making it one of the most effective and promising options for patients facing hair thinning or hair loss!

After FUE hair transplantation, hair grows again in the donor area; because this area consists of follicles with resistant genes.

With FUE, the likelihood of scarring is significantly reduced. In some cases, those with darker skin color or those who need a large number of grafts have this potential, but scarring is not typical.