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With the FUE hair transplant method, you can practically compensate for the effects of hair loss. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, which is the most reliable and most preferred method among hair transplant operations, enables you to regain a natural hair appearance by placing the hair follicles in the bald areas. Since this method is a microsurgical procedure, you can confidently choose it for a comfortable hair transplant.

Hair transplant, or as it is commonly known among the public, the planting of hair from one person into a bald area, is the most effective and long-lasting method. Hair transplant performed by plastic surgeons is the process of transferring the roots taken from the donor area to the sparse areas. Different hair transplant techniques can be used during the transfer process. FUE hair transplant is one of these methods.

Number of Sessions :
1 Session
Operation Duration :
4 - 8 Hours
Season :
4 Season
Hospitalisation :
Sensitisation Process :
1 - 3 Days
Return to Work Period :
Anaesthesia :
General Anesthesia
Permanence of Results :

What is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a procedure performed on individuals suffering from hair loss or baldness. In this procedure, the hair follicles are extracted one by one from the hair bearing scalp. Then these are transplanted to the areas with sparse hair. FUE hair transplant is less invasive compared to other hair transplant techniques.

The procedure is done under local anaesthesia. During the process, individual follicular units are extracted from the hairy skin. Then these units are collected and transplanted to the hairy skin. Thus, the damage in the donor area is also minimized.

FUE hair transplantation offers a practical treatment option for people suffering from alopecia. Factors such as short recovery time, no need for surgical intervention and fewer risks make FUE hair transplants more advantageous compared to other methods.

What are the FUE Hair Transplant Methods?

It is possible to mention 4 different methods commonly used for FUE hair transplant procedures. Your doctor can decide on the FUE method that will be applied depending on the size of your hair loss and the condition of your scalp. The most commonly used methods can be listed as follows.

1. FUE Technique

In the classic FUE method, hair follicles taken from the donor area, are transferred to areas where the hair is either sparse or bald. This technique is easy to apply. The required hair follicles can be taken from more areas without leaving a trace and completed.

2. Micro FUE Technique

In this method, the front hair line and the area which the hair will be taken is marked by drawing. Then, the micro motor tips with a diameter of 0.6 to 0.8 mm are used to extract hair grafts with a small amount of skin, and they are transferred to the area where there is thinning or hair loss.

3. DHI Hair Transplantation

DHI hair transplantation is a process of implanting hair follicles directly into the balding area using a specialized tool, which is one of the FUE techniques. The DHI hair transplantation method makes it possible for the harvesting, preparation and implanting stages to be carried out in a single procedure. This minimizes the time the hair follicles spend outside the body, thus reducing the risk of damage to them during the transplantation.

4. Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant

The process of harvesting and implanting hair follicles in the bald area in the method of Sapphire FUE hair transplant is done using a special sapphire-tipped tool. Sapphire-tipped tools, due to their being harder and more resilient, are sharper and less traumatic compared to the other tools. Thus, the Sapphire FUE hair transplantation method is accepted as a less invasive methodology. This results in less pain and discomfort.

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How is FUE Hair Transplant Done?

A doctor's examination is needed first to determine if you are suitable for the FUE method. After the doctor's examination, the treatment process will proceed with a personalised plan for the hair transplant operations. Depending on your expectations and hair loss, there may be variations, but generally the steps for FUE hair transplant procedure can be listed as follows:

  • First of all, the patient's hairy skin is anesthetized with local anesthesia. This ensures that the hair transplant procedure is painless and comfortable.
  • The follicular units (hair follicles) are extracted one by one from the hairy skin with a special tool called a micromotor or manual punch. These tools make small holes to extract the hair follicles from the skin.
  • The extracted follicular units are then kept in a special solution. This solution is one of the necessary steps to ensure that the hair follicles are not damaged and are ready to be transplanted later.
  • Small holes are made in the scalp where the extracted follicular units will be transplanted. These holes should be in line with the natural hair line.
  • The follicular units to be transplanted are placed into the holes one by one with the assistance of forceps. This is very important to achieve a natural hairline and hair density.
  • Afterwards, a sterile bandage or covering is placed on the hairy skin to reduce infection risk and ensure better adherence of the hair roots.

The FUE hair transplant procedure typically takes between 4-8 hours. The patient can be discharged on the same day. However, there may be some small crusting and swelling on the scalp skin. Therefore, the healing process can take up to a few days to a week.

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Who Can Have FUE Hair Transplant?

Safe FUE hair transplant is suitable for everyone over the age of 18 who has hair loss or alopecia. Particularly for the majority of men, they typically experience hair loss or alopecia as they go through the aging process. However, this problem also occurs in women albeit less commonly. Therefore, FUE technique is also implementable for women.

Upon controlling any related issues from various skin diseases causing hair loss and related health problems, implantation procedures can be done. Moreover, FUE hair implantation method can be used for any wound or burn that could cause hair loss of the patient.

It is necessary for the patient to be examined first in terms of general health and potential illnesses prior to a hair transplant. Factors such as the quality of the skin in the area where the hair follicles will be taken, the status of the hair follicles and the degree of hair loss can affect the success and outcome of the procedure. Therefore, like any surgical procedure, hair transplant must be performed by an expert doctor.

What are the Advantages of the FUE Technique?

When it comes to hair transplantation methods, there are many techniques you can choose from. However, Sapphire FUE hair transplantation technique is much more preferred compared to other hair transplantation techniques. This is due to the fact that it offers numerous advantages when compared to other methods. Some of these advantages can be listed as follows:

  • Minimally invasive procedure: FUE hair transplantation is a technique that minimizes surgical intervention. Hair follicles are extracted and transplanted one by one, thus minimal scarring is present. This provides the patient with ease in the FUE hair transplantation healing process.
  • Natural-looking results: FUE technique is ideal for achieving a natural hairline and hair density. Additionally, it is important to arrange the hair roots properly for better growth of healthier hair roots and obtaining higher quality hair strands.
  • Short recovery time: As FUE hair transplantation is a minimally invasive technique, the recovery time is also short. Patients are usually discharged on the same day after the procedure and can return to their normal lives after a few days.
  • Better retention of hair roots: FUE hair transplantation ensures better retention of hair roots. Since the hair roots are transplanted one by one, it is possible to obtain healthier and higher quality hair.

If you are complaining about the new look brought by hair loss, you can get rid of it in a short time with the FUE hair transplantation method. You can contact our team immediately to get natural and beautiful hair.

Before FUE Hair Transplantation, Things to Consider

There are some important factors to consider before FUE hair transplantation. These factors can increase the success rate during the procedure and you can get better results. Firstly, you should be aware that stopping smoking and alcohol consumption before the procedure can increase your chances of success.

Smoking and alcohol can negatively affect blood circulation and can slow down the healing process after FUE hair transplantation. Therefore, it is recommended to stop smoking and drinking at least one week before the FUE procedure. Similarly, blood thinning medications will increase the risk of bleeding and slow down the healing process.

Patients with any chronic illness should discuss medication use with their doctor before an FUE hair transplant is important. Because certain drugs can slow down the healing process by affecting the blood circulation. Similarly, before the hair transplant, it is important to have blood tests done. These tests can help detect ailments such as anemia, infections, hepatitis, or HIV. Such ailments could potentially lead to an unsuccessful procedure so should be identified beforehand and, if possible, controlled.

Many patients fall into the misconception of juliening their hair before a FUE hair transplant. This is not a recommended procedure. Your hair strands can be useful in order to identify the places to be transplanted. Also, there is no need to julien your hair. It is also important to try to reduce stress and anxiety before the procedure, in order to feel comfortable. In addition to these suggestions, it is important to take into account the recommendations of your doctor before FUE hair transplantation. Your doctor will make specific recommendations for you to obtain better results during and after the procedure.

After a FUE Hair Transplant, How is Care Taken?

Taking good care of your hair after a FUE hair transplant will help speed up the healing process. However, what needs to be done post-FUE hair transplant can be slightly different from regular hair care. Firstly, do not wash your hair for the first few days after the transplant. Depending on your doctor’s advice, you can usually start washing your hair again after 2-3 days.

Similarly, when combing your hair, you should not be too harsh in the early days. Also, it is important to protect your head from impacts after hair transplant operations. Similarly, you should be careful when you are in extreme hot or cold environments such as sauna and bath.

Your doctor may suggest pain relievers or antibiotics to speed up the healing process post-operation. Be sure to use these medications according to your doctor's recommendations. It is recommended to visit your doctor's office regularly after FUE hair transplantation to follow up on the healing process. This way possible problems can be detected by your doctor and appropriate measures can be taken. Additionally, scalp exercises can help promote air circulation to the hair grafts, which will contribute to the healing.

FUE Hair Transplant Prices

FUE hair transplant prices can vary depending on a number of factors. These include the size of the area to be transplanted, the number of grafts, the hair structure and thickness. Additionally, the number of sessions required for the procedure to be completed successfully should also be taken into consideration from a pricing perspective. Therefore, it is not possible to give a precise price range for FUE hair transplant prices before examination. Different treatment techniques must be applied for each hair loss. This means the treatment process must be planned according to the individual.

Frequently Asked Questions About FUE Hair Transplant

Is Pain Felt During the FUE Hair Transplant?

No. Since a local anesthetic is applied to the area during the procedure, no pain is felt.

How many times can I get a hair transplant?

There is no limit. You can get a new FUE procedure whenever you need it.

How Long Does Hair Grow With FUE Method?

You can grow your hair as long as you want, it's the same as your existing hair.

Last Update : 21.10.2023