FUE Hair Transplant
FUE hair transplant surgery is much less invasive than conventional laryngeal surgery. It does not use a scalpel or staples or stitches.
FUE (follicular unit extraction) is better described as “procedure” than “surgery”. With this technique, the donor area is shaved to your skin so that individual follicular units (FUs) are exposed. When individual follicular units become visible, we can choose by removing the most ideal FUs. Generally, units with the most follicles are selected for removal. This allows us to maximize the number of follicles excised per graft. The average number of follicles per graft is much higher than conventional strip harvesting and microscopic dissection with this technique.
Each follicular unit is passed to the technicians after the unit has been removed, so that each graft is cut in excess tissue and brought to the perfect size for the particular recipient site. It is possible with the FUE technique, such as hairless FUE, that many changes are possible, in which only the follicular units to be removed are shaved and the surrounding fur remains longer. In this way, the entire transmitter area appears unchanged without any indication of procedure. This technique takes longer, but offers the advantage of not being fully detectable and is suitable for individuals who require zero post-operative interruptions.
Although FUE appears to be quite specific – it is used to describe any extraction technique that does not actually contain a scalpel. Whether sharp, matte, manual or motorized, any size fist passes.
The longer the punch, the greater the likelihood of trauma to the scalp and the donor scar. Since the whole concept of FUE is to reduce the amount of visible scarring, the use of large punches can actually increase the amount of scarring in the harvest area. As a general rule, small, sharp manual staplers can produce graphics with the least possible trauma to both graft and donor sites.
Historical Development of FUE Hair Transplant
Although the development of hair transplant goes back to old times, hair transplant in the world started to be used in the present meaning in the mid-1990s. The hair transplant performed with the FUT method in the 1990s was replaced by the FUE method which was developed in the early 2000s and started to be used after 2005. Since then, it has developed continuously with minor innovations, but the basic principles of FUE have not changed. Today, it is still being used as the most advanced hair transplant technique.
FUE Hair Transplant Operation
Hair transplant is a permanent solution offered to patients experiencing hair loss. With the FUE technique, which is one of the most effective hair transplant techniques, patients get natural looking hair.
The most striking feature of the FUE technique is that the probability of leaving a trace is close to zero and shows rapid recovery. In addition, this technique is very open to development and innovation.
Advantages of FUE Hair Transplant Technique
- More natural results are obtained with FUE technique.
- More intensive hair transplant can be done.
- Provides permanent solution to light hair loss or advanced hair loss.
- Pain is minimal.
- It does not leave scars or stitches after the operation.
- The healing process is fast.
- It does not damage the donor area during the procedure.
- The efficiency rate of the transplanted hair is quite high.
- FUE technique is very open to technological developments.
- 2-3-4 root grafts are less likely to break down.
- The patient’s procedure usually ends in a single session.
Painless Hair Transplant
Some patients who are afraid of the pain to be felt during hair transplant delay their operation due to this fear. But thanks to new technologies, painless hair transplant is now possible. Thanks to sedation and hair transplant, pain is almost never felt during the operation. In this way, a more comfortable hair transplant process is passed. This method is also ideal for patients with needle fear. The pain, which is already felt very little, thus minimizes.
Sedation is a state of sleep that is adjusted by preserving all the reflexes of the patient with sedative medications specially adjusted. Hair transplant with sedation is performed at the request of the patient. Hair transplant without sedation is applied to patients who do not want sedation.
Hair Transplant Process
Hair transplant can be done to anyone who is in good health.
It is enough for the person who will transplant the hair to spend 3 days for the operation.
Hair transplant period varies from person to person. However, the operation time is 6 – 8 hours on average.
Hair transplant must be done in a hospital. It is vital to perform the operation in the hospital in order to intervene immediately after a possible complication.
Before FUE Hair Transplant
The hair transplant process starts with the patient contacting our consultants. Our expert patient counselors will answer all your questions about the hair transplant process in this meeting.
After coming to Turkey for hair transplant patients are met at the airport and taken to hotels or hospitals. When the patient comes to our clinic, necessary tests are performed. As a result of the tests, if the patient is suitable for hair transplant, the operation plan is determined and the front hairline design is made. While designing the front hairline, the patient;
- Criteria such as face shape are taken into consideration.
After the planning phase, the hair transplant phase is started.
Things to Consider Before FUE Hair Transplant
Before the hair transplant, the patient should tell his health history completely. If he / she regularly uses medicines, he / she should tell the doctor about these drugs.
Smoking should be interrupted before the operation. Smoking increases the risk of complications during the operation and slows recovery. Therefore, smoking should be interrupted some time before hair transplant.
The day of the operation should come with comfortable clothes. Especially when wearing, clothes that will not rub the rock (shirts etc.) should be preferred.
Blood thinners should not be used before hair transplant.
FUE Hair Transplant Operation
Hair transplant is an operation performed in 3 stages. These stages are;
Stage 1: Harvesting Hair Follicles
Stage 2: Creating Incisions
Stage 3: Transplanting Hair Follicles
1. Harvesting Hair Follicles
In the FUT technique, which was used before the FUE technique, the hair follicles were collected from the donor area by cutting with skin in strips. This would both cause scarring in the donor area and prolong the healing process. In FUE technique, the incision is not made while collecting hair follicles from the donor area. The grafts are collected one by one from the donor area. Thus, the donor area is less damaged and the healing process is faster.
2. Creating Incisions
In the FUE technique, the channels are opened using metal slits. While opening the channels with these metal slits, attention should be paid to the natural angle of the hair in that area. The hair transplanted to the channels opened according to its natural angle grows according to natural directions. Thus, hair transplant results look natural. Hair that doesn’t open according to its angle never looks natural. Channels opened at right angles cause the hair of the patient to come out straight. This causes the hair to look like a thorn.
Another issue to be considered while opening the channel is that the steel blades (metal slits) do not lose their sharpness. Metal slits, which lose their sharpness, cause more damage and decrease the success rate of hair transplant. No such problem is encountered in Esthetic Hair Turkey. New tools are constantly used in our clinic. Hair transplant is not done with steel blades that lose sharpness.
3. Transplanting Hair Follicles
The final stage of hair transplant is the transplant of hair. At this stage, hair follicles taken from the donor area are placed one by one in the opened channels. It is necessary to be very careful at this stage. Each stage has its own special points. The experience and expertise of the team that will perform the operation is important for all these stages to be carried out successfully.
After FUE Hair Transplant
Bleeding, swelling, redness and itching may be seen after the operation. This is temporary. Recovery time varies from person to person. Some patients may recover more quickly, while others may take more slowly. It takes about 1 year for the hair to take its final form after hair transplant.
Washing After FUE Hair Transplant
The first wash after FUE hair transplant is done in the hair transplant clinic. The hair follicles that are transplanted immediately after the hair transplant can easily be broken and damaged because they cannot hold on to their new places tight enough. For this reason, a specialist should perform the first wash. After the first washing, the patient does the washing himself, provided he is very careful.
During other washes, the patient should treat the hair and scalp very carefully. The points that the patient should pay attention during washing after hair transplant;
- It should not press the scalp too much during washing.
- Washing water should not be too hot or too cold.
- Water should not be too pressurized.
- Care products and shampoo to be used must be products recommended by the doctor. If the patient wants to use another product, they should consult their doctor first.
- It should not be too hard during drying.
Shock Shedding After FUE Hair Transplant
A few weeks after the hair transplant, the phase called shock shedding starts. At this stage, the transplanted hair follicles begin to fall off. Patients who are not familiar with shock spillage make the mistake of failing the operation when they pass this stage. However, the very shedding stage is part of the hair transplant process and it is a condition seen by almost everyone who has hair transplant. New hair grows over time in place of shed hair.
FUE Hair Transplant in Esthetic Hair Turkey
Esthetic Hair Turkey is a clinic that provides services in the field of hair transplant to people from many countries around the world. Our clinic, which provides service with its expert team and the latest technology tools, aims at 100% customer satisfaction.
Being able to analyze the needs of the patient is very important for a successful hair transplant. Experience is also required for correct analysis and correct treatment. Thousands of hair transplant operations have been performed in our clinic so far.
It should be performed with a team of experts and experienced in hair transplant. In our clinic, we make sure that all members of our team are experts and experienced in their field.
Aesthetic vision is also very important for a successful hair transplant. Especially the front hairline design changes the appearance of the patient. Therefore, this design should be suitable for the patient’s face shape and head structure. For a good design, aesthetic vision and experience are required.
Contact us for a successful hair transplant in Esthetic Hair Turkey and for detailed information about hair transplant.