FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a type of hair transplant operation that is frequently performed as a permanent solution for baldness (alopesia) today. The process is briefly; the hair follicles are removed from the sculp, which is called the follicular unit, one by one with the help of the micromotor device and applying them in recieving area.
How many FUE techniques are there?
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is basically the same sequence of operations, although they are named differently. The most known FUE types are Sapphire FUE and classic FUE.
The tools that are sued for opening the channels are the biggest difference between the two FUE techniques.
For the Classical FUE technique, a normal slit is used however for the SAPPHIRE FUE technique, a sapphire tip is used. Using a sapphire tip, enables faster recovery after transplantation and results in a more natural look on the hair.
Sapphire FUE Technique at a Glance
Treatment: Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant
Duration: 6-8 hours (depending on the greft quantity)
Accommodation: 3 days at hotel
Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia (dermojet-sedation)
Recovery: 2-4 (primer scar recovery)
Scars: No trace, no scar
Results: final results 10-14 months
FUE technique and determination of the front hairline
Frontal hairline drawing is one of the most important stages of hair transplantation. Because the front hairline is an important factor that not only affects the appearance of the person but also affects the mood and psyche. The drawing of the front hairline, how much hair density will be, the shape of the recesses and protrusions of the front hairline will be should be done by a specialized doctor in the clinic.
Before & After
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Hair Analysis and Pre-examination
Each person who wants to have a hair transplant operation should have a general medical examination first. During the examination, whether the patient has any chronic disease and allergies to any drugs or not is detected, it is learned about any previous surgical operations.
After the examination, the suitability of the patient for hair transplant is determined according to the results of a detailed clinical examination and hair analysis. During hair analysis, the doctor tries to find out the cause of hair loss.
In order to find out the cause of hair loss, some blood tests are done and the patient’s medical history is reviewed. After reviewing the results of the blood analysis and the medical history of the patient and making sure that the patient does not have any systemic diseases, the doctor examines the donor area. The doctor checks the number of follicles in the donor area.
How long does it take for the recieving area to recover?
A few days after the operation, the scaps begin to appear in the transplanted area. The first 1-2 days are the recovery period of the receiving area. The patient should follow the doctor's instructions during this period. On the third day, the patient should wash his hair and do some hair care as the doctor described.
After about 10 days, the scabs in the area begin to shed as a result of washing. After about 2 weeks, the healing process of both areas will be complete and there will be no scar left.
When do the results appear?
Some of the transplanted hair may fall out within 3-6 weeks after hair transplantation. This is a normal and an expected result. However, the patients should NOT worry because the hair follicles are not the roots.
The hair follicles remain under the skin and approximately 2.5-3 months after the transplantation, new hair starts to grow from the existing hair follicles and this process continues for up to a year.
8-12 months later, it is the best time to evaluate the result of the hair transplantation. The hair gradually becomes thicker and maybe as thick as the old hair. There is no need for extra special care for transplanted hair. The new hair can easily be cut, washed, shaped, dyed, etc.
What is the advantage of the FUE method?
The biggest advantage of the FUE method is that the grafts are removed one by one, so there is no scar after the recovery process.
For FUE method, the donor area recovers within 24 to 48 hours. Since there is no scar left after the operation, it is possible to keep the hair short.
The only difference in the method, is that the hair follicle extraction process is performed without shaving the hair. This alternative way can be applied to each patient depending on the health story of the individual. The SHAVELESS FUE method is a more laborious and long-lasting technique than the procedure with short hair.
In addition, the risk of graft loss during extraction from unshaved hair may be more than shaved hair.
Can grafts be taken from other parts of the body for hair transplantation?
If a patient does not have enough grafts in the nape area or does not have hair in the nape area due to a different disease, then hair follicles can also be obtained from different parts of the body such as the chest and beard.
Why are the grafts taken from the nape of the neck?
Hair in the nape area is genetically more resistant to shedding. This is why nape is a good donor area.