FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a hair transplant method that has been used since 2004, it is the most recently developed technique for extracting hair follicles.
The difference between FUE and FUT technique is that in FUE, the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area homogeneously and individually without removing a single strip from the back of the scalp. After determining and drawing the donor area of the patient, the hair follicles are taken by a special tipped micro motor. The operation is usually performed using a local anesthesia along with sedation to make you relaxed and comfortable.
For patients who lack the clear quality and quantity of hair scalp in the nape area, which is generally used as a donor area, hair from the beard and body hair is an outstanding alternative.
The purpose of preferring the nape area is that the hair follicles are mostly in grouping of 2 and 3 hairs. The extracted hair follicles should be stored in a sterile glass plates (petri dish) and at a suitable room temperature in a suitable condition.
After the extraction of the hair follicle, the distribution of the grafts is determined to start making the incisions and It is made according to the appropriate direction.
Finally, the hair follicles that were kept in the petri dishes are transferred to the opened tiny incisions. All these processes take 6 – 8 hours in total. Between the procedures, the patient is given a lunch break and the patient’s comfort is provided.
If the instructions given after the procedure are followed, the patient will not have complications such as swelling, pain or bleeding in the head. After the procedure, the prescribed medicines should be used regularly, and the recommended instructions should be followed. This is a one-week period, the patient can return to normal life within 2-3 days. It takes between 6 and 12 months for the transplanted hair to grow.
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions For Hair Transplantation
It takes about 5 to 10 days after the operation. Your transplanted hair will fall out on the 30th day of the operation, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Your hair growth is completed in 10-12 months.
If you are to receive sedation, do not eat or drink after 12 am (midnight) the day of your surgery. Do not drink water, chew gum, eat mints, or suck on lozenges after midnight before the surgery. Do not wear a t-shirt, wear a shirt instead.
The grafts that we took will not grow back, because the hair follicles are fully extracted. Your hair follicles are taken homogeneously using FUE method by our hair transplant specialists. Therefore, there is no visible affect.