Fue hair transplantation is a hair transplantation technique performed by shaving the back of the head and removing the hair follicles in the donor area one by one and placing them into small channels previously determined on the scalp.
FUE hair transplantation has been recommended by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) as the gold standard, i.e. the best health technique. This technique gives more successful results depending on the health of the patient’s hair follicles. Therefore, it has become one of the most preferred hair transplantation techniques all over the world. In the FUE hair transplantation technique, hair follicles are removed and placed one by one, so it does not cause a large scar. In the FUT technique, which was preferred in the past, strip-shaped scars were left in the donor area. But now with the FUE technique, there are no scars in the donor area because the hair in the donor area keeps growing.
Baldness is a problem that affects both sexes today. Although it is thought to be a problem that is thought to occur mostly in men because men have a genetic tendency, women can also lose their hair due to the cosmetic products they use and reasons such as stretching or pulling their long hair too much. However, since the hair and hair follicle structure in both genders are not the same, different techniques are needed. FUE hair transplantation technique is one of the unique techniques that can be performed to both men and women. Mild redness in the transplanted area is normal and various creams may be prescribed by your doctor. However, this redness will disappear after the new hair starts to grow.
How Is FUE Hair Transplantation Technique Performed?
In FUE hair transplantation technique, the hair transplant operation should be planned first. Because hair transplantation is a long-term procedure. When the determined operation date arrives, the donor area is first shaved in the clinic. The donor area is the area where hair grafts, i.e. hair follicles and the surrounding tissue, will be harvested. Before the grafts are collected, the donor area is put under local anesthesia with an injection. The grafts taken during the collection process are kept in a special solution. This ensures that the grafts and hair follicles are not damaged. Then the area to be transplanted is determined and that area is also placed under local anesthesia. Next, the channels where the grafts will be transplanted are opened. As the last step, the grafts are transplanted into the channels.
Hair transplantation operation with FUE technique takes place in sessions. Each session takes 6-7 hours on average and approximately 5000-5500 grafts are transplanted in each session. At this point, it is not recommended to harvest more hair grafts in one session in order not to damage the healthy hair follicles in the donor area.
More sessions may be required depending on the need of the area to be transplanted. However, it is recommended to wait between 8 and 12 months between two sessions in order for the donor area to become suitable for grafting again. Therefore, long-term planning should be done first for hair transplantation operation.
You will be satisfied with the results of your hair transplant operation with Quartz Clinique’s healthcare team consisting of experienced and expert hair transplant surgeons and nurses. Because Quartz Clinique hair transplant packages also include post-operative hair care treatments. Immediately after the operation, hair care treatments ensure that the hair follicles are nourished, allowing the hair grafts to adapt better to the new skin and grow faster. In this way, our patients regain their desired hair appearance more quickly.
Is FUE Hair Transplantation a Painful Operation?
One of the most curious issues is whether the patient will feel pain during the hair transplant operation. To answer this question briefly, no, the patient does not feel any pain during hair transplantation. Before the operation begins, the donor area and the area to be transplanted before hair transplantation are numbed with local anesthesia. While most of our patients state that they do not feel any pain during the operation, a small number of our patients say that a small amount of itching-like sensation occurs.
As an operation technique, FUE hair transplantation does not require any large incision on the head. And therefore, no stitches are needed. Therefore, our patients do not experience any discomfort in small incision areas after the operation. Quartz Clinique’s hair transplant healthcare team also includes expert anesthesiologists and our anesthesiologists determine the exact amount of anesthesia required for our patients.
What Is The Recovery Process After FUE Hair Transplantation?
Since the FUE hair transplantation technique is a relatively simple operation performed only on the head, it has a very fast recovery process. Since hair transplantation is usually performed on the upper-frontal part of the head, it is recommended to lie on your back for only the first 1 week. Apart from this, it is important that you do not receive any impact on your head. You can resume your daily life immediately after the hair transplant operation and you can return to your job with light activity if you wish. Full recovery will take about 10 days.
After the operation, the dressing should be done under the doctor’s supervision for the first 3 days. During this period, the head area should not be wet by sweating or taking a shower. After 3 days, the bandage on the head is removed and the patient can wash his/her head. Apart from this, it is not recommended to consume alcohol or smoke for the first 15 days. Because alcohol can cause bleeding problems by diluting the blood and smoking can cause delayed healing of tissues by reducing the capacity of the blood to carry nutrients such as oxygen.
In the post-op period, all necessary care and the first hair-washing process are covered by Quartz Clinique. Therefore, if you feel discomfort, your doctor will recommend a painkiller. Other than that, there is no medication you need to use at home.
When Will My New Hair Grow After Hair Transplantation?
In FUE hair transplantation, hair follicles are not damaged. Therefore, the newly transplanted hair grafts will quickly adapt to your scalp. As a result of this adaptation, new hair strands grow in the first few weeks.
However, these hair strands will not be permanent and the hair strands will be lost. When this happens, do not panic, because it is only the weak strands are lost. Hair follicles continue to feed healthily.It is normal for newly transplanted hair to shed. This phenomenon is called “shock shedding”. Shock shedding can also occur while you are sleeping and when you wake up in the morning, you may find hair strands on your pillow or bed. The length of the shock shedding period may vary from patient to patient, but it usually lasts about 2 weeks.
After 4 weeks of transplantation, permanent hair strands become visible. However, you may still need to wait up to 6 months to see the final result.
FUE Hair Transplantation Cost
FUE hair transplantation prices vary depending on the quality of the tools used and the total number of hair grafts transplanted. Because as the number of grafts increases, the number of sessions also increases.
In Quartz Clinique, very advantageous all-inclusive packages are offered even below the average in Turkey. The services included in the all-inclusive packages can be listed as follows;
- Maksimum Grafts
- VIP airport transfer
- Full post-operative care practices
- 1 PRP nourishing care application
- 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation according to the package you choose
- Istanbul tour upon request
Please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact our polyclinic and get information about hair transplantation prices and details.