For hair transplant surgery, the area where the hair follicles will be removed is shaved. Then local anesthesia is applied to this area. Then it goes to the implementation of the selected technology. The FUT and FUE methods differ from each other by the method used to remove units of the hair follicle from the donor site. While 90% of the grafts remain intact with the FUT method, this rate is approximately 75% with the FUE method.
What is the FUT technique?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) has taken over from Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) as the preferred method in transplantation procedures, while FUT hair transplantation is still widely used today in Turkey. Hair loss affects a large number of men and women around the world, and not every patient will benefit from FUE procedures in the same way. As a result, FUT hair transplantation methods are still used and can give permanent results in these patients. Often referred to as the ‘strip method’, involves the removal of a strip of skin from the scalp. This is usually taken from the healthiest growth site, which is the back or sides of the scalp. This strip is then divided into about 1-3 groups of hair follicles. A small incision will be made in the area of thinning or hair loss on the patient’s scalp, and follicles will be implanted in these areas.
While FUE takes this app and offers a more modern alternative, the benefits of Fue are usually something to consider.
FUT transplant patients with limited donor availability weaker follicles or hair follicles during and after transplantation may be recommended for a higher survival rate because usually sees. FUT procedures are also recommended for those who require larger hair transplantation. This is due to the higher efficiency of the follicles needed and, as a result, the superior results that are often achieved.
Am I a Good Candidate For a FUT Technique?
There are very few guidelines for determining a patient is a good candidate for a FUT hair transplant, but a consultant will usually take the following into account to determine if you will be eligible for the procedure:
✓ The Number of Grafts You Will Need to Achieve the Desired Results
✓ The Density of Your Donor Area
✓ The Texture of Your Hair
✓ Future Projections for Hair Loss
If you are experiencing hair loss but have a healthy donor area, you are likely to be a good candidate for hair transplantation. Those with scalp-wide hair loss may not be able to take advantage of traditional FUE and FUT methods due to the lack of donor space available for extraction.
If you prefer FUT hair transplantation in Turkey, there are some risks or postoperative effects that you may need to consider. These include:
♦ Numbness, Discomfort or Itching
♦ Shock Hair Loss
♦Inflammation And Infection
The scarring is probably caused by the removal of a strip of skin from the scalp, while these and other potential side effects will be minimized.
What is the FUE technique?
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a hair transplantation technique in which follicular units are removed one by one from the donor areas of the patient. In FUE operations, a small and round incision is made in the skin around the follicular unit and a tool is used to remove it from the tissue.
What distinguishes the FUE method from the more traditional FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method is that in the FUE, the harvesting of individual follicular units is carried out by removing them directly from the donor site, one by one, many times. On the contrary, in FUT, a whole strip of skin is removed from the donor site of the patient and then dissected into several separate follicular units.
This procedure is repeated until the specialist has removed enough follicular units for the necessary hair restoration. The procedure may take several hours and can be done in two consecutive days. Donor wounds – about 1 mm in size – will heal completely within the next seven to ten days, leaving very small white scars hidden in the hair behind and on the sides of the scalp.
In our clinic, our surgeons use the latest medical techniques in hair transplantation procedures.
If you want to have hair transplantation with the FUE method, our surgeons can guide you through every step of the procedure. Read more details about our services on our homepage, which also offers a comprehensive guide to hair transplantation.
Who can have hair transplantation done with the FUE method in Turkey?
We treat both male and female patients in our clinic, both types of patients are good candidates for transplantation. However, the FUE method will generally work better in male patients, as this procedure often means graft transplantation to bald areas on the forehead. In addition, the donor area in a male patient is better than that of a female patient. Leaving aside the categorization of male and female patients, FUE also:
Individuals who suffer from alopecia or have scars;
Individuals with small hairless areas and a small receiving area;
FUE is also a recommended procedure for those who want to resume their ordinary lives in just a few days.
FUE can also be used as a treatment after its application,
FUE hair transplantation technique
FUE can be done in one or two sessions. The average number of grafts implanted during an operation is 4, 500 follicles, but in the FUE method, this number may increase given that each graft is transplanted separately. In some cases, patients may have two operations in the next two days, depending on their condition. However, it is important to note that this aspect will be taken into account not only after the first consultation but also at the request of the patient.
A FUE hair transplantation performed at our clinic can mean that the doctor collects hair from the back and sides of the scalp, as it usually looks like hair in areas that need surgery. The surgeon will always take into account that the transplanted hair has similar characteristics to the hair on the part of the body to be implanted.
It is important to know that a hair transplant candidate will first be consulted and tested if the FUE procedure can be used in their case at our clinic. This is because such a technique requires the transplantation of a large number of grafts, so the donor area is very important and should be “rich” in hairs that can be used as grafts.
Hair transplantation can be used for patients who have previously had another hair transplantation, which is one of the main advantages of this technique.
If you are considering hair transplantation in Turkey using the FUE method, our doctors can tell you about the procedure in detail. If you have any uncertainties about this, you can discuss all your concerns with our staff.
The steps of an FUE hair transplant in Turkey There are four important steps to be completed for those interested in having a hair transplant in Turkey, including an FUE hair transplant.
These are the initial consultation when the patient’s entire health condition will be assessed, and the donor and recipient areas will be established. Then, the patient will come in for the actual procedure which will first imply the preparation for the procedure. The first to be prepared is the donor area which must be washed and if planned, shaved. Then the hair follicles to be transplanted are collected after local anesthesia is performed.
The hair grafts are collected with the help of an electronic punch for precision. Once the donor area is covered with a dressing, the hair follicles to be transplanted will be carefully selected and the recipient area will be prepared. The surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the recipient area to reduce the discomfort of the patient at the minimum. The actual procedure of implanting the hair grafts implies using a blade and making small incisions in the scalp area where the hair follicles are put. This procedure can take some time, as the surgeon must match the hairline of the patient, the density, and angulation along with the existing hair. A hair transplant using the FUE method is a minimally invasive procedure, however, it requires a lot of attention and patience to offer natural-looking results.
Post-op indications after FUE in Turkey
After the FUE procedure has been completed, the patient will be instructed on how to take care of them for the first days after the surgery. This will imply avoiding sun exposure and rest for the first 2 to 5 days depending on how extensive the surgery was. Also, the patient will be given ointment and pain medication in case of discomfort. It is important to gently wash the head with recommended shampoos only to avoid scaring the recipient area It should be noted that scabs and swelling on the recipient area are normal after undergoing a hair transplant in Turkey even if the FUE method was used. However, compared to other types of more invasive procedures, the FUE method will leave patients with almost no pain.
The advantages of FUE hair transplant in Turkey
FUE hair transplant has many advantages. We have years of experience in the FUE hair transplant method, being some of the most experienced surgeons in Turkey. Here are the main benefits of this method:
The main advantage of FUE over the traditional strip FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplant method is that it does not leave any visible scars. It is extremely cost-effective: prices practiced by our experienced hair transplant surgeons in Turkey for this type of procedure represent a fraction of the costs which patients would have to pay in most Western European and North American countries; The donor areas from where the follicular units are being harvested look unaffected, without any wounds. This procedure confers a natural look, without showing that the hair transplant method was used on the patient FUE offers an attractive look because it is applied to the natural hairlines of each person’s head.
This treatment does not utilize a scalpel or stitches; therefore it requires a short recovery of only a few days instead of months;
The technique doesn’t produce any major wounds. It is painless, during and after the procedure, enabling the patients to walk or drive home immediately after the treatment.
It requires only local anesthesia during the extraction of the follicular units, the same as when you go to the dentist so that you’ll feel comfortable and painless during the entire procedure.
When you come for an FUE hair transplant in Istanbul you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the city during your stay.
Would you like to know what are the average prices for FUE hair transplants in Turkey Please visit our article which presents details about the hair transplant cost in Turkey, but also the prices of this medical procedure in other countries, such as the UK or USA.
Is the FUE method invasive?
Most patients coming to our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul asks whether such a procedure is invasive or not. Most of them consider the FUE and FUT procedures when asking this. The good news is that the FUE procedure is less invasive than the FUT method because in the FUE hair transplant there will be no linear incision in the donor and recipient areas. This will also ease the post-operatory stage of the procedure. Moreover, the donor area will heal faster without requiring too much care from the doctor.
According to our medical staff, the FUE procedure is usually preferred by male patients who keep their hair short, a case in which scars are more noticeable. The good news is that a hair transplant through the FUE procedure will leave no scar at all.
The FUE procedure is a great technique that works not only on the head but also on the hairline, and the sides of the head. Also, the FUE technique can be combined with scalp micro pigmentation, and clients interested in this option can find more details about the scalp micro pigmentation cost in Turkey in our article.
This type of hair transplant in Turkey; is also less painful than other methods and requires a minimal post-op recovery time. The healing time after the FUE hair transplant procedure in Istanbul is around one week. During this time, patients are advised not to engage in too intense physical activities, however, they can go on with their normal daily schedule without any risks.
A brief history of the FUE technique
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) was initially depicted by Masumi Inaba in Japan, in 1988, who first used a 1 mm needle to extract follicular units. It was successfully operated for the first time on public patients by Dr. Ray Woods in Australia, in 1989. 2002 was the year when this hair transplant method was depicted in the medical publication written by William R. Rassman and Robert M. Bernstein. During the meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in 2007, robotic were first put into discussion, and in the following year’s ISHRS meeting, the research in robotic devices was first presented.
A huge improvement of this procedure was developed by Dr. Jim Harris, who added an auxiliary stage of blunt dissection to the method, substantially reducing the damage of the follicles. FUE hair transplantation method is continuously improving as more specialists learn, experience, and practice this technique.
FAQ on FUE hair transplants in Turkey
The FUE method is one of the most performed hair transplant operations in Turkey and patients coming to our clinic often ask about it. We have gathered a few of these questions to which our doctors have answered:
Is it expensive to have an FUE hair transplant?
Turkey is one of the cheapest countries to have a hair transplant operation in, so compared to other countries this procedure is quite cheap here.
How long does the operation take?
The time spent during the procedure depends on the condition of the patient, the hairs to be harvested and implanted. It usually takes at least 4 hours, but it can also take longer.
When can I see the first results after the FUE?
You should expect to see the first results after the first month when the first hairs start to grow.
Our hair transplant experts have been providing the FUE hair restoration treatment for many years now, under the latest methods and technologies that are internationally recognized. If you would like to schedule an FUE hair transplant in Turkey or receive details about hair transplant cost in Turkey. You can also rely on our doctors in case you need a beard transplant in Turkey or even for FUE scar repair.
Traditionally hair is shaven during a hair transplant procedure. Some hair transplant candidates hesitate to have the procedure done just because they don’t want to shave their hair.
It is possible to do a hair transplant either without shaving at all or with limited shaving that can be covered with the remaining hair.
FUE method normally requires the donor area to be shaved, although there are a few alternative ways of limiting the amount of hair shaven in FUE. The following techniques are all referred to as unshaven FUE:
The donor area shaven and recipient area unshaven FUE: If the recipient is is almost bald, then this method can be used without a problem, but in practice, it will end up in most hair shaven. If the recipient area is with significant hair, then graft placement becomes more difficult and more time-consuming, however, it may still be possible at the cost of reducing the number of hairs transplanted in that session. Limited Shaven FUE: One or two strips of hair are shaven within the donor area so that the overlying hair covers the shaven areas. Since the donor area becomes smaller, fewer hairs can be harvested using this method.
Real Unshaven FUE: The grafts are harvested without shaving the donor’s hairs and placed at the unshaven recipient area. Since both the donor harvesting and graft placement phases become significantly more difficult and time-consuming, this can be done at the expense of transferring fewer hairs per surgical session.