The difference is quite evident in the pre- and post-FUE procedures. The fact that it is the most used and preferred method also reveals this difference. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplantation is a type of operation performed as a permanent solution to baldness today. Hair transplantation is a difficult process to return, so you should think carefully and make the right decision. Worn hair starts to fall out over time, if you are looking for a permanent way, you need to have hair transplantation to have hair that looks natural again.
The FUE method was first used in Japan in 1988. It entered the medical literature in 2002. It has been implemented in Turkey since 2004. This procedure can be applied to those with genetic hair loss and to anyone over 20 years of age who wants to have denser hair. Before and after FUE, you should definitely be examined by your doctor.
Before starting the process, the density of the hair to be transplanted, hair design and how to determine your front hairline are decided by experts. One of the most preferred hair transplantation methods is the FUE technique, and the second most preferred technique is the FUT technique. The FUT method, which is seen as a traditional technique, has left its place to the FUE method today.
What are FUE Hair Transplantation Techniques?
Micro FUE Hair Transplantation Technique: It is the process of removing hair follicles through equipment with micro tips. In this technique, micro motors with tiny tips are used. This method is not a surgical operation. Your hair problem will disappear with 2-3 sessions. This process can take up to 6 hours. You can return to work in 2-3 days.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation: The tips used in this technique are obtained from real sapphire, not metal. There is less crusting rate. The recovery phase is rapid. Sapphire-tipped needles are healthier than other needles. The operation takes 6-8 hours, sowing can be completed in a single session.
Soft FUE Hair Transplantation: Sedation-focused drugs are used in the operation using this technique. This procedure is applied without any loss of consciousness, without feeling any pain. The number of sessions is one. The operation takes 6-8 hours. Sedation and local anesthesia are applied. No pain or pain is felt. There is a sensitivity period of one day. It may take up to 3 days for you to return to work.
How is FUE Hair Transplantation Performed?
FUE hair transplantation operation can be performed with a medical team of at least 3 people and doctors, in hospital environments that fulfill surgical and sterile conditions. How many hair follicles are needed is determined by experts. The procedure is generally done by transferring the hair from the nape of the neck to the shedding area. It is important that the hair follicles taken during this process are not damaged.
After the hair follicles are taken from the donor area by anesthetizing with local anesthesia, channels are started to be opened in the area to be transplanted. Hair follicles are placed one by one in these opened channels. Depending on the density of the transplanted hair, this process varies between 6-9 hours. This is a painless procedure as it does not involve cuts and stitches.
The reason why the hair follicles to be transplanted are taken from the nape is that the hair in that area is insensitive to testosterone. In other words, since it is insensitive, the probability of hair loss in that area is less. If the hair in the nape area is also less, then hair follicles can be taken from other parts of the body. Before and after FUE, the hair is photographed and you can see the difference.
After FUE Hair Transplantation
After FUE hair transplantation, the hair that grows in that area falls out within a month. This is an expected process. After shedding, new hair grows permanently. It takes up to 12 months for the hair to completely grow as desired. The hair that grows out is in the person’s hair color and character. This method has many advantages over other methods. Therefore, it is the most used method. When you look at your photos before and after FUE, it is a method that will provide you with the best results in terms of visuality and you have the opportunity to recover in a shorter time compared to other methods.
After the hair transplantation, the dressing and the first hair-washing process are done in the planting center. Then you will be informed about how to wash your hair. It is very important to protect that area after the application. Changes are made from the technique used in determining the price of hair transplantation to the amount of hair follicles. There is no fixed pricing system. Everyone can have a different cost.
Daniel Willian was born in London in 1994. Willian, who was interested in writing from an early age, started writing articles for the school newspaper during his high school years. After graduating from the journalism department at university, Willian worked as a content editor in various media organisations. He is now working as a content editor at Hair Center of Turkey.