FUE Hair Transplantation

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplantation Method, Also Known as Follicular Transfer

Is one of the most preferred methods by hair transplant specialists in terms of its advantages during and after the procedure. It is a follicular transfer process that allows the hair follicles taken one by one from the donor area to be placed on the bald skin by means of micro motors. It gives healthier results than the old hair transplant procedures and is preferred because it does not form incision marks. The fue method can also be preferred as an alternative to the dhi technique. Both methods are the most successful and the closest results to the natural hair appearance can be obtained. Fue method is used in hair, eyebrow, eyelash and beard transplantation.

What is Fue Hair Transplant Method?

The process of transferring the hair follicles taken from the donor area of the people with the help of special fine-tipped micro motors to the bald areas is called the fue (follicular unit extraction) method. In the procedure applied with local anesthesia, there is no feeling of pain and ache. It does not have a compelling and destructive system like the first methods used in hair transplantation. It ensures that the hair follicles are taken more carefully and one by one. It is a method that has been developed to prevent permanent scars such as stitches in the donor area or the area where the roots are planted, and provides healing in a short time.

To Whom Could Fue Method be Performed?

Fue can be applied to anyone over the age of 18. Anyone who has hair loss and hair loss problems is suitable for hair transplantation. However, if the patients have an additional skin disease, the procedure may not give the expected result. The patients with any additional disease are first referred to the relevant area, and after the necessary treatments are performed, if full recovery is achieved, hair transplantation can be applied. The fue method is a widely used method in men, as well as giving effective results in women who have hair loss problems.

What Are the Advantages of Fue Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation with the fue method has many advantages. The most basic of these advantages is that there are no cuts and stitches on the scalp. In the old-style hair transplantation method, strip-shaped roots from the donor area are not applied in the fue technique. With fue, hair follicles are taken one by one from the area considered as the donor area. In the area where the roots will be transplanted, the channel opening process is applied one by one in the same way. In all these processes, an application that will leave a permanent mark on the scalp is not used.

After the operation with the fue hair transplant method, the pain is minimal and the recovery time is very short. People can easily return to their daily active lives.

Although the nape area is taken as the basis when determining the donor area, roots can also be taken from the beard and chest areas. The fact that there are better quality roots in the nape region and that it can adapt to the planted area more quickly makes this region especially important. However, if there is not sufficient number and quality of roots in the neck, it can be taken from other body parts thanks to the fue planting technique.

6 months later from the procedure, natural results begin to be obtained. After 1-1.5 years, the planted area will have the desired appearance. Natural and healthy hair structure emerges at the end of this period. Since the success rate of the fue procedure is high, a single session is usually sufficient.

In addition, successful results can be obtained with the fue method in health problems related to the scalp, such as regional hair loss due to ringworm, wounds and burns. If we briefly touch on the advantages of the fue method;

  • the healing process of the donor area is shorter.
  • since there is no stitching after the procedure, the feeling of pain is minimal.
  • there will be no suture marks in the donor area. For this reason, even if you cut your hair very short, you will not have a trace of transplantation.
  • there is less bleeding
  • it is possible to start work earlier after the procedure.
  • trauma (post-trauma) is not observed after the procedure.
  • with this method, hair follicles can be collected from different parts of the body.
  • it is the only treatment method for people with thin scalp in the nape area.
How is FUE Hair Transplantation Performed?

The fue technique consists of four stages. First of all, the donor area where the hair follicles will be collected is shaved and the work starts. The reason for this is to facilitate the removal of hair follicles with the help of micromotor. After this stage, the area where the hair follicles will be collected is anesthetized with local anesthetic medicines and the second stage is started. During the second stage, which is the removal of hair follicles, hair follicles are collected one by one from the nape area by micromotor method. At this stage, the most important reason for choosing the nape area as a donor area is that the hair in this area is more resistant to shedding. It takes an average of two hours to collect hair follicles. After the acquisition of healthy hair follicles is completed, it is very important to preserve these hair follicles without damage. When sufficient amount of hair follicles are obtained, it should be waited for a while, but this period should not be too long. For this reason, the collected healthy hair follicles are placed in a special solution. Afterwards, the area to be planted is anesthetized with local anesthesia. After that, one of the most important stages of the process, the channel opening stage is passed. After the roots are collected, holes called canals are opened with the help of sapphire-tipped special tools in the area to be transferred, and the collected hair follicles are transferred to the holes one by one at the most suitable angle for the hair. Fue hair transplantation is completed in an average of 6-8 hours. All these procedures are performed using local anesthesia and the person does not experience any pain or pain during the procedure.


Application Types of Fue Method
• micro fue

It is the process of taking hair follicles with devices with tiny micro motor tips. The width of the tips can be in the range of 0.6 – 0.9 mm. In this technique, the grooving tips are made of medical steel. Thanks to the millimetric rounds opened in the donor area, the hair follicles are taken together with the tissue around them and made ready for transplantation. The advantage is that the process is fast and can be rooted a lot.

• sapphire fue

In hair transplantation, the grooving process for the placement of the roots is provided with sapphire-tipped blades. The tips used for sapphire fue are made of real sapphire, not steel. The difference between the steel blades used in the trenching process is that they are preferred because they provide less crusting in the trenching process with their smooth structure, are hygienic and provide much faster recovery.

• with sedation fue

It is the name given to the application of hair transplantation operation with the help of sedation. In the sedation process applied to eliminate the feeling of pain, the consciousness of the person becomes clear, only his feelings decrease. The use of drugs with sedation effect allows the person to have a much more comfortable operation.

What Is the Post-Fue Hair Transplantation Process?

Before performing the operation, an informative meeting is held about what kind of process the patient expects and how to care for his/her hair after the procedure. The more recommendations we give are followed, the faster the recovery process will be after the procedure. When the procedure is finished, the patient is dressed with special dressing materials and if the specialists deem it necessary, the transplanted area is wrapped. The transplanted area of the patient remains in the dressing for approximately two days. T is important to avoid contact with water within two weeks after the procedure. The channels opened with a special tool similar to a sapphire-tipped pen are very small micro-channels. After the procedure, crusting can be seen in these channels. The duration of this crusting and shedding of crusts is one week to ten days, and the wound is almost completely healed during this time. Within 1-2 months after the procedure, the stage in which the hair starts to shed rapidly, also known as the shock shedding stage, can be seen in the patient. Sometimes, patients who encounter the shock spill phase may worry about the negative outcome of the procedure. However, this situation is normal and temporary, the shedding slows down over time and stops completely after a while. After this stage, it is seen that the hair starts to grow again. In the sixth month, new hairs will appear to a large extent. Within 1 – 1.5 years after the procedure, hair growth is almost complete. After the procedure, it is recommended to use special anti-shedding and caring shampoos. In addition, it is important for the patient to use vitamins and minerals that nourish the scalp.

Fue hair transplantation is a hair transfer method that has been widely used all over the world in recent years. The success of hair transplantation depends on the hair structure and quality of the patient. However, the experience of the experts and the team performing the operation is one of the most important factors in the successful completion of the operation. If you are also complaining about hair loss and hair loss problem, you can get information by applying to our clinic.