FUE Hair Transplantation
It is one of the most preferred hair transplant techniques worldwide. Many people encounter the FUE technique when they want to have a hair transplant. So, what is FUE? How is it done? Are FUE hair tranplant patients satisfied? And how are FUE hair transplantation prices? Let us answer your questions …
About the FUE Hair Transplant Technique
Today, FUE, the most preferred hair transplant method, is comfortable and offers very natural results when done in the hands of an expert. The first studies on the FUE hair transplant technique started in 1938 with an eyebrow transplant operation in Japan. After that, different nations conducted research and experiments on hair transplant operations and also developed applications that maximized the patient’s comfort. The interest regarding the FUE hair transplant can be listed as follows:
How are hair transplant operations done with the FUE method?
The FUE hair transplant operation is one of the most preferred techniques in its field. Although it is performed in a large number of hair transplant centers, hair transplantation in the hands of an expert always provides more natural results. It also offers a more positive process for the patient’s comfort. For this reason, when you decide to have a hair transplant with the FUE technique, you should definitely choose from institutions that can share information about previous procedures they have performed. So, how exactly is the FUE hair transplant performed?
The FUE hair transplantation technique is a surgical procedure. It can be summarized as the removal of hair follicles from the donor area, which is determined under anesthesia and usually covers hair roots from the nape of the neck to be transferred to the desired region. The most important advantage of the process is that it allows angling of the planted hairs, as the hair follicles are given a certain angle to obtain a natural appearance. However, giving the right angle and providing the right density requires expertise. This determines the difference between the results obtained from one hair transplantation center to another. It is precisely for this reason that the person performing the hair transplant should be an expert and experienced in his / her field.
Before the hair transplant with the FUE technique, the first process is planning. The hair transplant specialist and the patient plan the amount of hair to be transplanted and into which parts. This planning provides a clear picture of what the result will be when the process is finished. Therefore, it is necessary to pay close attention to the planning part.
Are the FUE hair transplant recipients satisfied?
When a successful operation is carried out with an expert team, the FUE technique provides a natural and lasting results. For satisfactory results, it is especially important to have a team’s expertise, patient expectations and to have good planning before the hair transplant is performed. Many people around the world have the FUE hair transplant technique performed for regional baldness, hair thinning and to cover up scars caused by trauma.
Who is suitable for the FUE hair transplant?
Most hair transplant techniques are suitable for almost anyone who wants their hair to be thicker for different reasons. The only detail that makes a difference here is the presence of the donor area from which the hair follicles are removed from. Almost every person with a healthy donor area can have a hair transplant. So, why do people apply for hair transplants?
- To make your hair look fuller
- To look younger
- To eliminate regional baldness.
- To cover scars such as accident scars, surgical scars and burn scars.
- To cover up balding skin from losing hair for whichever reason.
How are FUE hair transplant prices?
Hair transplant prices by the FUE technique are also determined by two factors:
- Number of roots needed.
- The width of the person’s balding area.
However, the prices provided by hair transplant centers may differ from each other. On the other hand, the materials to be used and other details also affect the price. Doing a good price search here can make it possible to reach advantageous results. Furthermore, in my experience, it would be more accurate to focus on details such as an expert team, health conditions and a reliable health tourism agency rather than seeking the best price for a hair transplant.
Does the patient feel pain or discomfort during the FUE hair transplant?
For many years I have been interviewing many people from Europe and around the world about hair transplants. One of the first questions I have been asked is “Do I feel pain?”. This really made me focus on the topic of feeling pain. I followed the patients during the procedures and observed to what extent they were comfortable. I can clearly say; I’ve never seen anyone shouting in pain. Because the procedures are performed under local anesthesia. A scene where patients are seen watching TV and listening to music while the procedure is in progress is common and this means no pain.
How many hours does the FUE hair transplant procedure take?
The duration of hair transplant operation depends on the needs of the individual and the method of application. In addition, the expertise of the planting team can also affect the duration. In the FUE technique, planting up to 800 grafts takes 4 hours on average, while it is normal for an operation to take 2500 grafts which would take 8 hours on average.
What is the process after the hair transplant with the FUE technique?
After the FUE hair transplant, dot scabbing occurs. These scabs shed within a week. For the easy shedding of the scabs, the so called first wash is applied. The special lotion and a washing technique is used in the first washing process after the hair transplant and this ensures that the scabs get removed without damaging the newly planted roots. After 10 days, the person returns to his / her routine life. Hair transplanted within two months after the operation breaks off and sheds. From the third month on, the transplanted hairs start to regrow. It takes a year for all hairs to emerge and to obtain the desired look.
Will it be noticed that I have a hair transplant?
Many people who have an aesthetic operation do not want it to be noticed by others around them. I have been working in the field of aesthetic health for many years and I have observed these expectations of patients in almost every person. Nobody prefers to talk about his/her operation. There will be a change, of course, but this being an operation derived improvement is not a desired topic for anyone. Here, the expertise of the person performing the procedure, aesthetic vision and expectation of the patient comes into play. Sometimes the result may be disappointing and unnatural, as the patient does not correctly determine his or her expectations or cannot pass his or her expectations to the hair transplant specialist. Sometimes unnatural results can occur because the person performing the procedure is not competent in his / her field or the aesthetic vision of the hair transplant specialist is not developed. In order to achieve natural results in hair transplants, the following three points should be considered:
- Planning the forehead line of the hair.
- Planning the density around the forehead.
- The hair follicles must be correctly oriented.
Why are the roots taken from the back of the neck?
In hair transplants, it is a well-known and preferred application to remove the roots from the neck area. Because the hairs in the neck region usually do not fall out. In many people, the skin on the nape of the neck has a much more dense hair follicle reserve. This makes the area a donor rich area for all; hair, eyebrow, beard and mustache hair transplants.
If the hairs on the nape of the neck have also shed or became insufficient due to a disease, roots can be taken from different parts of the body such as the chest or the leg.
Where should hair transplants be done and where shouldn’t it bedone?
Hair transplantation is an important operation that is very laborious to turn back or revise. It is not even guaranteed to get a full return with the revised operation. This is exactly why you need to be very careful when deciding where to have the hair transplant, regardless of whether it is the FUE or another technique.
In Turkey, as in many establishments around the world organizations performing hair transplants must complete some requirements. Health expertise, valid certifications and other conditions in the field of hair transplantation… However, it is difficult to say that every team that meets all these conditions is experienced or an expert in their field. It is essential to investigate the hair transplant operation very well and make the right decisions.
It can be summarized as follows:
- It should be clearly planned in advance how the forehead line of your hair will be indentingand protruding, how the hair density will increase from least to most.
- The hair follicles taken from the nape of the neck should be correctly separated according to their length and direction.
- After the completion and separation of the hair grafts taken for transplanting, channels are opened for the hair follicles in the region where the balding appears. Separated hairfollicles are placed one by one in these opened channels.
- During the planting process, the specialist should be very careful and sensitive andtake care of the directions of the hairs.
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