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Today, there are many different hair transplant methods. We chose to specialize in the FUE hair transplant method because this treatment method in Turkey is both the gentlest and gives the best results.
FUE hair transplant is an abbreviation for ‘Follicular Unit Extraction.’ This hair transplant method characterizes by being both incredibly gentle as it leaves no unsightly scars and highly effective, making it one of the most popular hair loss treatments today. With FUE hair transplant in Turkey, only one hair follicle transfers from the donor area to areas such as the forehead, temples, eyebrows, and beards at a time. Since you only plant one hair follicle at a time, you can achieve a beautiful and natural result more efficiently. Hair follicles remove using specially made tools that make the treatment extremely gentle.
The specialist takes hair follicles from the donor area on the nape or the side of the head. Here you usually get stronger hair, which you will not lose in the future.
With an FUE hair transplant, you cannot see that the hair in the donor area is missing, and the transplanted hair looks completely natural. There is no need for stitches, and no visible scars are left thanks to microsurgery. With an FUE hair transplant, you consistently achieve a permanent result. This is because the selected hair follicles aren’t affected by the DHT hormone, which is the cause of hair loss in men. Therefore, you can expect the hair transplanted to a new area to remain in place for a lifetime. However, it is essential to emphasize that the hair transplant method doesn’t stop hair loss.
Typically, with the first hair transplant, you will achieve a result that covers the bare area, while they or the subsequent hair transplant allow you to achieve natural density. During the first few weeks after the treatment, the transferred hair will fall out again and then grow back. This usually takes 2-3 months; therefore, you will be able to see the first FUE hair transplant results immediately. You can see the permanent treatment result after 8-12 months.
The procedure takes place under anesthesia. The treatment method is extremely gentle so that it will feel almost painless. There may be mild discomfort when the anesthetic injects, and mild neck stiffness may occur after treatment. However, this doesn’t cause significant pain.
Our experts, who have many years of experience in hair transplant in Turkey, are among the world’s leading surgeons in the FUE hair transplant procedure. Our experts are exceptionally skilled at harnessing the precision capabilities of instruments that allow them to reconstruct everything from vertebrae to fine lines.
The long-standing expertise of our surgeons guarantees a beautiful and natural result. Unfortunately, when you use less skilled surgeons, we often see a need for post-treatment.
What is FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE hair transplant is partly the gentlest hair transplant technique available. In part, it is the safest method to obtain a hair transplant. It gives an entirely natural and non-marking result. The unique thing about FUE hair transplant is that hair follicles are taken and transferred. You get more efficiency with FUE hair transplant in Turkey. It is even gentler on the donor areas and the hair grafts that the surgeon will take from you. This, of course, provides a greater scar-free probability and, at the same time, maximum graft survival.
With the FUE technique, you eliminate linear haircuts, inevitable in old hair transplant techniques, and therefore the scars that occur after stitching on the neck. Sometimes the linear scars become so large that even the best hair transplant becomes visible. With the FUE method, the hair is cut one by one, and linear traces entirely avoid. With this hair transplant method, the hair follicles are sucked out, leaving only holes smaller than 1 mm and 2 mm deep. These holes heal quickly and leave no visible scars where the surgeon took the hair. The hair collected with FUE hair transplant is stored in a closed container without human touch until the process of each hair carefully starts.
This way, FUE ensures the best hair for transplanting bald or thinning hair, the least possible loss of non-growing hair, and the most scarless donor areas. An all-natural hair cover, however, still requires an excellent expert hand when placing strands.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for FUE Hair Transplant?
In general, ideal candidates for FUE hair transplant in Turkey are anyone who suffers from hair loss. However, you can also clarify this in consultation with a hair transplant surgeon. To plan a hair transplant, it is essential to have a reasonable estimate of the location and extent of further hair loss. However, hair transplant can, of course, be done continuously with age as baldness spreads. If you are very young (in your early twenties), you may not be a perfect candidate for a hair transplant because it is relatively uncertain to predict how widespread your hair loss will be. Our surgeon will explain this clearly.
Some things to consider at the consultation are whether you have enough donor hair. In addition, depending on your family history, whether it can consider hair features, for example, thickness and density, and finally, whether you have realistic expectations for a hair transplant. If you meet the following criteria, you are the ideal candidate for FUE hair transplant in Turkey:
- Your hair loss is light and stable.
- You regularly worry and worry about your hair loss.
- You have a realistic expectation of what you can achieve by having the operation.
- You are sure of your decision.
Especially the last two points are essential. If you haven’t had a guaranteed result, there is nothing to show that leaves empty pockets between you and a failed treatment. Also, you should be aware that FUE hair transplant always leaves scars. However, these scars are only visible when you cut your hair very short/shave bald. Many people cut their hair completely short after a hair transplant because they could not achieve the desired result.
Usually, the hair left alone or transferred by the specialist grows in unnatural directions. Also, if you have cardiovascular diseases, you need approval from your doctor.
What happens at the FUE Hair Transplant Consultation?
You can learn more about the different types of treatment and techniques by coming for a free preliminary examination. In the FUE hair transplant consultation with our surgeon, you can discuss all the possibilities for hair transplant and your hair loss and health. Based on this, our specialist can evaluate which type of treatment is right for you.
In some cases, you will only be able to receive a kind of treatment. After a non-binding and free consultation, you can decide whether you want to have a hair transplant. It’s entirely up to you.
What are the FUE Hair Transplant Risks?
There is always a slight risk in surgery. However, the risk of complications with FUE hair transplant is shallow. In rare cases, there may be infection and a lack of coverage of the donor’s hair. Always follow the specialist’s written and oral instructions to reduce the risk of complications. FUE hair transplant is generally the gentlest hair transplant method as it doesn’t require a scalpel incision. However, you can still expect that there will be a period when you need to be extra gentle with your scalp.
With this hair transplant, the hair will regrow entirely naturally. In addition, there is no need for anything special to care for the transferred hair after the FUE hair transplant procedure. The only thing that may need care after treatment is your scalp. Some wounds will naturally occur here. But if you treat them kindly, the scars will be tiny. This can be done, for example, by providing the scalp with plenty of air and moisture. If possible, you should avoid scratching your scalp altogether, even if the sores itch a little when they grow together.
After 10-12 weeks, the wounds on the scalp heal, and then the hair starts to grow again. However, it may take up to 12 months for the feathers to grow as solid as before.
How to Prepare for FUE Hair Transplant Procedure?
Generally, two things are essential for a good FUE hair transplant procedure result. One is the hair transplant procedure itself, done correctly. But the second part, which is just as important, is how you behave before and after the FUE hair transplant. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the instructions carefully:
- Avoid touching the operated area where the surgeon added new hairs.
- Wash hair only on the 10th day after the hair transplant unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Sleep at the head of the bed for up to 7 days.
- Avoid exercise and other activities that increase your heart rate.
- Avoid hot baths and saunas.
- Take a break from all nutritional supplements (fish oils, ginger, etc.), vitamins, and minerals at least four weeks before the operation.
What is the procedure for the FUE Hair Transplant?
First, the donor hair density should be high enough for our surgeon to get the number of hairs needs to regenerate the perfect hairline. This isn’t usually a problem. However, it is always essential to ensure you aren’t thinning the donor area too much for men with very pronounced hair loss and weak donor areas with relatively few donor hairs. The splendor of the hair on the back of the head and at the temples becomes very thin. Men with a narrow donor area have little hair to cover the entire bald area.
The patient’s age is also essential when recording the perfect hairline. This is because the hairline must match the patient’s age. In other words, creating a hairline that suits a 50-year-old man and a 20-year-old man will not look natural. The shape of the head is also essential. The most aesthetic result is obtained by placing the hairline corresponding to the upper third of the face. This gives symmetry to the front and ensures that the eyes are set on or close to the golden ratio of the face. This brings the eyes into focus. The gender of the patient affects the shape of the hairline. The perfect hairline in women is more curved than the flawless hairline in men, where a more angular border of the face gives a masculine appearance.
Ethnicity also affects the shape of the hairline. People from the Middle East and Mediterranean region typically have a straighter and sharper hairline than men from Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Of course, the patient’s wishes are also paramount when our surgeon needs to draw the perfect hairline. While recording the new hairline, our specialist considers patients’ wishes and surgeons’ professionalism and expertise. Take a closer look at the steps of the FUE hair transplant procedure in Turkey:
- Removal of hair from the donor area
We start by shaving the back and sides of the head very short on the morning of the FUE hair transplant. Next, it will be time to collect the donor’s hair. The FUE hair transplant performs under anesthesia, so you don’t feel anything during the harvest.
The specialist takes your donor hair one by one from the donor area with a small round blade with a diameter of 0.6-0.9 mm. Each follicle unit typically contains more than one hair. This is especially clear when looking at the scalp with a magnifying glass.
- Preparation of donor’s hair
After the surgeon collects the donor’s hair, it is time to prepare them for FUE hair transplant. This step removes excess oil from the outer part of any hairs and donor hairs that may have been damaged during harvesting. Grafts also divide according to the number of hair follicles they contain. This is because the new hairline looks more natural. The specialist places the grafts containing several hair follicles where they need to give fullness and density to the hairline.
After the donor’s hair prepare for the FUE hair transplant, it is time to start the donor hair transfer and physically restore your hairline. This also does under anesthesia. Transferring your donor’s hair is done one graft at a time. This ensures that both the localization of the individual strands and the angle of the new hairs are perfect. This is a time-consuming process that requires high expertise and experience.
Our medical team is an expert in hair loss treatment and, therefore, can achieve natural results that consider both the nuances and the growth direction of the hair.
We use a motorized FUE hair transplant instrument that provides a high survival rate and increased patient comfort when removing grafts in the FUE hair transplant method in Turkey. We can remove hair faster and more precisely. So you don’t have to lie on the sofa for a long time. You’ll also recover much quicker, and the treatment leaves only microscopic scars that no one else can see.
How is the Recovery After FUE Hair Transplant?
Immediately after the FUE hair transplant, you should pay close attention to your problem area to prevent accidents where donor hair will regrow (especially in the first 24 hours). Please follow our surgeon’s instructions down to the last detail after the FUE hair transplant to achieve the best possible result. Suppose you haven’t started complementary medical hair treatment before the FUE transplant. In that case, you must discuss post-treatment with a medical hair product or tablet treatment to further slow down hair loss:
- It is essential to wash your hands before touching your new hair to prevent infections after a hair transplant. The hair is generally susceptible for the first two weeks. Therefore, you should avoid washing the first three days after the FUE hair transplant.
- It is also essential to avoid alcohol, vitamin pills, headache pills, and sleeping pills that can affect the hair.
- You should also avoid doing sports in the days immediately after the FUE hair transplant. You should altogether prevent any activity that causes sweating on the scalp. You should also avoid exposure to sunlight for three months after the procedure to protect your scalp and new hair.
When Does Hair Grow After FUE Hair Transplant?
It takes three to six months for the hair to start growing after an FUE hair transplant. As such, it will take some time and require some patience. However, between 9-12 months, you will really start seeing the hair transplant results.
It is entirely normal for the transferred hair to shed at some point. This usually happens after two to eight weeks. This is called shock loss and is perfectly normal. However, it cannot be easy. The inactivity of your hair causes hair loss. Afterward, it will gradually start to grow back, and you will have the magnificent hair you dreamed of after a while.
Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?
FUE hair transplant is a very well-tolerated treatment performed under anesthesia. In other words, as soon as you are awake during the operation and the anesthesia takes effect, you will feel almost no discomfort in the donor area or the area where the surgeon will transfer the donor’s hair. After the operation, there is swelling and some pain in the scalp. However, this passes within a few days and decreases with medication.
How Long Does FUE Hair Transplant Take?
FUE hair transplant lasts a lifetime. After 10-12 weeks, the transferred hair follicles will grow like normal hair, even if applied to a previously bald or sparse area. This is because the hair follicles take from a donor scalp without hair loss.
Therefore, hair will continue to grow on the new scalp, even if it was previously bald or tended to lose hair. However, you should expect to lose a small percentage of the transplanted hair, as aging may have less of an effect on the transplanted hair. Sometimes, making two sowings with an interval of 6-8 months may be necessary. This may be, for example, that the person’s hair loss continues and therefore has added something of the appropriate weight to the hair obtained from the previous FUE hair transplant procedure.
When will you see the results of FUE Hair Transplant?
You can see the FUE hair transplant results after 6 to 8 months. But after 3-4 months, most people start to see precise results. You can accelerate the development after FUE hair transplant with PRP, the body’s growth factors. The growth factors in PRP treatment come from the patient’s own body. In the vast majority of cases, one operation is sufficient. However, there may also be extensive hair transplant procedures where the donor hair must be intensively transferred to achieve the perfect density between the hairs in the assigned area.
This isn’t because there is a physical limitation on how the surgeon can place close donor hairs together. If the bristles are set too close, the strands next to them will start to ‘pop out again.
What are the Differences Between FUE and FUT Hair Transplant Methods?
FUE and FUT hair transplant methods are entirely different. Check out the differences between FUE and FUT hair transplant methods:
- FUE hair transplant is a much gentler and safer way to remove donor hair than the FUT hair transplant procedure.
- In a FUT hair transplant, the surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the back of the head. This strip is cut into smaller blocks so the surgeon can isolate the donor hairs from the skin strip. The skin is then stitched together from the back of the head. A significant scar can be noticeable in some people if you cut your hair shortly afterward.
- In FUE hair transplant, donor hair (grafts) collect by piercing the hair one by one with a small round blade with a diameter of only 0.6-0.9 mm, and then the hair is taken one by one. Immediately after the FUE hair transplant, many small holes are formed in the skin that closes in a few days. As you will probably notice, this method’s donor area is relatively large. The more procedures, the larger the donor area. This is to prevent excessive thinning of the hair in the donor area so that the hair density on the nape isn’t too thin.
- In the FUE method, it still leaves traces similar to small holes. However, the scars are significantly more minor and less prominent than in the FUT procedure. Undoubtedly, an FUE hair transplant gives a much better result without disturbing the scar tissue corresponding to the donor area. When the surgeon removes the hair, there is less risk of cutting the hair follicles, and the donor’s hair is handled more gently by an expert.
- With FUT, the patient receives a significant and visible scar from ear to ear, a large transverse spot with long-term wound healing, and a risk of wound infection and rupture.
- On the other hand, with an FUE hair transplant, the cosmetic result is significantly better because the scars are almost invisible. Looking very closely, you can see tiny imperfections less than 1 mm in diameter.
How much is a FUE Hair Transplant?
The FUE hair transplant cost in Turkey varies greatly. This is because the price of FUE hair transplant in Turkey depends on several factors, including:
- Which operation is involved
- Scope of operation
- Individual clinic
- Surgeon’s experience
- Number of grafts
If you are suffering from unwanted hair loss and want to learn about our FUE hair transplant options, we offer a free and non-binding consultation before all treatments. We know about your hair loss and wishes in the first meeting. Our experts will inform you about the most appropriate treatment for your situation, and our doctor will record the hairline they recommend. To achieve the best possible outcome, we evaluate the prerequisites and thoroughly examine the donor area to assess the extent of the transplant. After the first meeting, we can make a concrete offer for an FUE hair transplant.