FUE hair transplant is a popular operation preferred widely to get rid of baldness permanently or applied on areas that are disposed to hair loss. Hair transplant by FUE technique is operated by plastic surgeons. Sterile environment and experienced doctors are important factors directly affecting the success rate of FUE hair transplant operation. It is the most preferred hair transplant method in Turkey and in the World.
Detailed hair analysis is conducted before FUE hair transplant technique. Structure, density, tissue and other features of hair is analyzed in hair analysis and then the process begins. FUE hair transplant operation consists of a few stages. Foremost, hair design is done. At this stage, the hair design and front hairline are decided. Next, hair thickness and local hair growth direction are decided. Analysis of growth direction is important to ensure the proper growing angle in every different spot on the head. At this stage, your hair transplant expert decides on the most suitable design for you.
Before the FUE hair transplant operation, the hair in the donor area is cut to shortness of 1 mm and local anesthesia is applied. Then, hair from this area is taken one by one and transferred to areas that are hairless. Generally, the donor area is the nape which has low hair loss rate. However, if the amount of hair in this region is low, the chest area can be used as a donor area. After deciding on the donor area, the hair is cut together with the hair follicle and the special tissue around it, depending on the direction of hair removal, using the micro-motor tip. Then it is transferred to the small holes prepared in the region where the hair transplant will be done.
FUE is the most preferred hair transplant technique for a lot of reasons. Some of these reasons are: An operation of hair transplanting with FUE technique does not require deep cuts or stitches during the operation. Only the area that is being operated could have some small scratches. However, these scratches will heal and won’t leave scars. Transferred hair follicles do not show any difference from the other hairs because the follicles are taken from the same person. That’s why it is really natural.
In one session, an average of 4000 or 6000 grafts can be taken, depending on the size of the area to be planted. Considering that each graft has 1, 2 or 3 hairs, 50 or 60 hair follicles per square centimeter can be planted and this can be said to be a very high amount. After FUE operation, it is much less painful than other hair transplant techniques and the recovery period is short.
The transplanted hair usually fall down at the end of the first month, but after 2 or 3 months after the operation begin to grow again. At the end of the 6th month, there is a noticeable, permanent hair density. But it takes 10 to 12 months to get the hair in its fullest state and become the most natural. Hair transplantation with FUE technique usually consists of 1 or 2 sessions of 4 – 6 hours. After the process, hair output is expected to be approximately 90%.