What is FUE Hair Transplantation Method?
FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the most commonly used techniques for hair transplantation. This method has been used first in the 1930s and is still progressing to comply with today’s technology. Since it is not a surgical operation, patients who consider getting hair transplantation may easily choose FUE.
What is FUE Hair Transplant Operation Procedure?
In the FUE hair transplantation method, the hair roots are taken individually by special micromotors, and then placed in the hairless areas of the head. Growth direction and angle of hair are taken into account in this placement process. Under local anesthesia, the patient feels no pain. The micromotors speed up hair root collection process and thus the operation is completed in a shorter period of time.
In more detail, when hair is individually placed on the hairless area, the hair on the donor area is trimmed to 1 mm. Entire operation area is put under local anesthesia. Micromotor tip centers the hair follicle, and prickles the skin towards hair root in the direction hair grows. This way, the hair and microscopic tissue around it is cut as a cylindrical shape. The hair root is gently taken from the loose skin surface with the help of micro forceps. In this way, harvested follicular units are placed in very small orifices on the hairless area. Each follicular unit has about 2 or 3 follicles.
What are the Advantages of the FUE method?
This operation minimizes the possibility of damage to hair grafts and shortens operation time while increasing the number of grafts to be taken. If the operation is carried out in an experienced clinic which uses proper technique and technology, patients can achieve hair that grows for a lifetime.
How Many Hours Does the FUE method take?
A session ranges from 6 to 9 hours. Of course, the size of the hairless area of the patient is an important variable.
Are There Incisions in the Process of FUE Hair transplantation?
This method does not require removal of tissue from the area which the grafts are harvested. Therefore, hair transplant is performed without any traumatic possibility, incision and suture.
Why Should One Prefer FUE Hair Transplant?
This method and technology make the hair transplantation process faster and better, with more graft collection from different areas of the head. The most important feature of the operation is that it can be completed without permanent scars. There are no sutures and surgical knives in the process. The recovery period is much faster and the pain is much less. Thanks to the rapid healing, people can easily adapt to their everyday lives.
The operation will bring lifelong benefits if performed by an experienced professional team. There are no complaints such as pain, tissue or sensation loss after the operation. Because the hair root is genetically non-shedding, patients can achieve hair that grows for a lifetime.
The technology allows for faster operations, which favors the costs.
When Does the Scab Fall Out?
2 to 3 days after the operation, your scalp gets washed at the hair transplantation center. This is the first wash. This wash substantially reduces the scabs. Scabs completely disappear within the 10 days, in which the patient carefully follow the instructions regarding hair care after transplantation. Patients should never irritate the scabs with their hands in this period. Otherwise, the patient may lose scabs together with the newly planted hair.
When Does the Hair Start growing?
In general, planted hair falls off at the end of the first month and new hair starts to grow after 2 to 3 months following the operation. Within 6 months it gains the desired appearance. In 1 to 1.5 year hair completely adapts to the scalp and reaches its most beautiful state.