FUE hair transplantation (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a modern technique used worldwide to permanently solve hair loss and baldness problems. FUE hair transplant is a three-stage process based on the principle of transplanting hair follicles (grafts) collected from the donor area at the back of the head to the areas with thinning or no hair. With FUE hair transplantation, individuals experiencing hair loss can have natural, healthy, and thick hair made from their own hair follicles by dedicating only 7-8 hours. FUE hair transplantation is one of the most preferred aesthetic procedures by men and women alike, offering a safe, painless, fast, and comfortable way to achieve hair that looks as natural as their own.
The doctor meticulously examines the patient’s head, hair, and facial structure to determine the hairline and the number of hair follicles needed to achieve the desired results. Correctly establishing the hairline is crucial for the transplanted hair to look indistinguishable from the person’s natural hair. The collection of hair follicles from the donor area (back of the head), the creation of channels in the bald area, and the planting of the collected follicles into these channels constitute the three stages of FUE hair transplantation. It is essential that FUE hair transplantation is carried out by a specialist doctor in the field and a professional team with training and experience in this area, working together seamlessly.
Collection of hair follicles:
After consultation and planning, the patient’s hair is shaved, preparing them for the hair transplant procedure. The donor area, where hair follicles will be collected, is disinfected and anesthetized locally. Hair follicles are collected from the donor area using very fine-tipped micromotors. It is crucial to collect healthy hair follicles from the donor area, as they are exceptionally strong and never fall out. This ensures the permanence of the results of FUE hair transplantation. If the donor area is suitable, up to 2000-2500 hair follicles can be collected in one session. Each hair follicle contains approximately 2.7 hair strands, which means approximately 6,000 hair strands are transplanted in one hair transplant operation. While the team meticulously collects hair follicles, they also quickly clean and place them in a special solution.
Creating channels in the area for transplantation:
In the second stage of the FUE hair transplant technique, the area where transplantation will take place is sterilized and locally anesthetized. The doctor uses steel slits in the form of a pen (openers) to create very small microchannels, taking measurements and ensuring that the number of channels and the angle at which hairs grow naturally are in line with the desired results. Creating the hairline accurately is of great importance to ensure that the transplanted hair looks as natural as the person’s own hair. The tiny channels created during this stage become invisible a few days after transplantation, and there are no traces left after a maximum of ten days.
Planting the collected follicles into the opened channels:
In FUE hair transplantation, hair follicles are planted one by one into the tiny channels with the same angle and direction as the surrounding natural hair, with the precision of a jeweler. This process requires great care and coordination of the team. All these procedures in FUE hair transplantation are completed within the same day, in 7-8 hours. On the day of the procedure, individuals can easily return to their social lives if they do not have aesthetic concerns.
When do the transplanted hairs grow and achieve the desired appearance?
The time it takes to achieve the desired results in hair transplantation depends on your hair and skin structure, your age, and the rate of hair loss. Transplanted hair starts to become visible in about three months. Within 6-7 months, approximately 70% of the hair grows. Hair varies from person to person, but it takes about a year for the hair to take its final form as planned. Applying supportive hair treatments after hair transplantation speeds up this process.
What should be considered after FUE hair transplantation?
After FUE hair transplantation, there is slight swelling and redness in the transplanted area, which resolves on its own within a few days. Tiny scabs, as small as the tip of a needle, may form in the transplant area for about a week. This condition, which is barely noticeable, does not hinder the individual from returning to work and social life. After the procedure, individuals can comfortably return to their daily lives on the same day. It is only necessary to avoid swimming in the sea or pool, sun exposure, and heavy sports for two weeks.
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