FUE Hair Transplant: A Natural, Reliable and Permanent Method
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FUE hair transplant or follicular unit extraction is a completely natural and clean hair transplant method. It is done by removing individual hair follicles from the donor skin and then transplanting them into balding spots or areas with hair thinning. As Meditürk Clinic, we offer you the FUE hair transplant method, which is a natural, reliable and permanent method. So, what awaits the patient candidates who want to have hair transplantation using the FUE hair transplantation method?
What is FUE Hair Transplant Procedure?
FUE hair transplantation is a procedure that takes a lot of time and requires extreme precision. Before starting the procedure, the surgeon evaluates the quality of the donor area where the hair follicles are taken for transplantation.
- Preliminary Evaluations:
Evaluation is made for the donor scar, its position and mobility, the thickness of the hair follicles, the quantity and quality of the hair follicles. Also, the surgeon checks for retrograde alopecia in the donor area. This helps the surgeon find the number of donor grafts available for transplant.
After the donor area is evaluated, the patient is prepared for surgery. Local anesthesia is performed in the recipient and donor areas. Both areas are shaved for easy removal and implantation.
- Extraction of hair follicles:
Following this, the surgeon makes a micro-incision in the donor area. This incision is typically less than 1 mm. After creating an incision around a follicular unit, the surgeon then isolates a graft. Then the follicular unit is taken from the donor area. The same procedure is followed for all other follicular units. After extraction, all units are placed in a holding solution so that they do not become dry or unusable for transport.
- Implantation of hair follicles:
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The donor and recipient areas are then cleaned and bandaged for healing.
What are the Target Areas for FUE Hair Transplantation?
FUE hair transplantation is most often performed on the scalp. However, it can also be done on other parts of the body where the person is experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. This includes eyebrows, eyelashes, beard and mustache. It is best suited for people who:
- Individuals suffering from androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness
- Persons suffering from female pattern baldness
- People who want hairline, eyelash, eyebrow, mustache, beard reconstruction
- Persons suffering from scar alopecia patches
- People seeking FUT scar reconstruction
Is FUE Hair Transplantation Safe?
FUE hair transplantation is a very safe procedure. It is a sophisticated surgical procedure with very little postoperative pain and side effects. However, like other surgeries, it may involve some risks and side effects. Some of the common side effects of FUE hair transplant are swelling, bleeding and numbness of the scalp. However, these are mostly temporary and tend to subside within a week or two.
Additionally, a FUE hair transplant has other side effects, including:
- Pain around the surgical site
- Swelling of follicles
- Bleeding from the surgical site
How Do I Prepare for the FUE Procedure?
Before having a FUE hair transplant, you need to be fully prepared for the following:
Do not smoke for at least a day or two before the transplant.
Do not consume alcohol at least three to four days before the transplant.
Avoid taking any blood thinners or aspirin about two weeks before the transplant.
Avoid consuming any herbal medicine, Vitamin B and E, or any pain reliever.
Do not cut your hair before surgery
Do not use any heat styling or hair styling gels or products.
Take the medicines prescribed by our specialist on time.
Get an EKG (electrocardiogram) and blood tests before the transplant.
If you have autoimmune diseases such as Diabetes, Thyroid or Hypertension, inform our specialist about this before continuing the medication.
In short, in order to prevent hair loss before it is too late, it is best to seek expert advice to explore your options for hair treatment or hair transplant operations.
How is the process after the FUE procedure?
About three to four months after FUE hair transplantation, the transplanted hair starts to grow again. You may experience some sensitivity on your scalp immediately after FUE hair transplantation. Our specialist can also prescribe some pain medication for the next few days. These include anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics. Additionally, you may need to wear a bandage on your scalp for the first two to three days. However, the recovery time from a FUE hair transplant is relatively quick. Therefore, you can return to work after a week.
Some of the post-hair transplant care that FUE patients should follow are:
- Do not wash your hair for at least three days after FUE hair transplantation.
- When you start washing your hair after transplanting, use a gentle, fragrance-free shampoo.
- Do not comb or brush your new hair for several weeks after it starts growing.
- Do not do any physical activity for at least a week.
- Avoid using any hair dye, chemical or coloring agent on your hair for a few months after FUE hair transplant.
- Avoid direct sunlight for several weeks after transplant
The method provides natural, reliable, and permanent results. Hair follicles transplanted from the donor area will begin to grow, thus promoting new hair growth. Also, some of your new hair may fall out during the healing process. But this is normal. You can see the real results of the transplant only after three to four months.
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