FUE Method


Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp
(usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful) and grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas.

The treatment is carried out under local rather than general anaesthetic, eliminating risks and downtime associated with other hair transplant procedures. And, because the treatment is minimally invasive, there is no detectable scarring and, in most cases, patients are able to return to work the next day with permanent results.

The method uses a specialised punch device, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm - 0.9mm, to extract follicular units complete with neccessary glands. This seperates surrounding tissue from the unit, meaning minimum trauma and better results, as well as minimal risk of any detectable scarring. Transplantation of all the vital elements of each hair follicle means a better survival rate and better growth. The treatment is performed under a high powered microscope using specialy designed instruments, allowing the surgeon to work with the upmost precision for natural-looking, undetectable results.

Advantages of FUE

  • After hair transplantation, patient will feel less pain than FUT due to there is no tissue strip to be slivered from the scalp.
  • It is suitable for transplanting fewer clumps of grafts and small hair is also able to be selected to transplant such as eyebrow and eyelash transplant.
  • Hair from other parts of body can be transplanted at the scalp such as mustache, beard, chest hair and leg hair but it will not grow as long as hair does and it doesn’t look natural.

Disadvantages of FUE

  • After hair transplantation, patient will feel less pain than FUT due to there is no tissue strip to be slivered from the scalp.
  • FUE method takes more time and gets fewer grafts than FUT. This method is not be able to do more than 3,000 grafts per session but FUT can do more depending on individual scalp conditions.

What Is FUE Method?

1st Stage: Preparation for the Operation

It takes about 1 hour. Photo shooting? determination of the area to be transplanted and plotting? haircut (your hair is cut as to be shorter than 1 mm) and local anesthesia of the area where your hair is to be taken.

2nd Stage: Intake of Your Follicles

It takes about 3 hours. Follicles are taken from the anesthetised donor area at certain intervals not to create rareness. Intake is made by 0.7 – 0.8 mm tips with the help of micromotor. Your follicles are collected and soaked in a special solution in +4 – +10 C temperature.

3rd Stage: Opening the Canals

It takes about 1 – 1.5 hours. It is made with the help of special canal openers prepared according to the thickness and depth of your follicles following the anesthetization of the area to be transplanted. Canal opening procedure is cruces of hair transplantation. Naturality is achieved if this procedure is made in proper angle and directions.

4th Stage: Implantation of Your Follicles into the Opened Canals

It takes about 3 hours. In other words? operations may take about 6 – 9 hours. Between these stages? a few times 10 – 15 minute breaks are given to the patient for eating and resting. After the operation? the area where your follicles are taken is bandaged. Next day? the bandage is removed. In the after operation perod? you need to take a simple painkiller and antibiotics for a few days.

5th Stage: Turning Back to Normal Life

The transplanted follicles indurate approximately within 7 days. In this period? incrustation disappears by careful washing. Your transplanted hair continues growing for 2 – 3 weeks and then starts shedding. Sometimes some of it? sometimes all of it may shed. Your follicles start growing again after a resting period of a few weeks. Real form is acquired after growing within 10 – 12 months for front area transplantations and within 12 – 15 months for top area transplantations.