FUE Hair Transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is an advancement over the traditional hair transplant methods. This hair transplant technique is a surgical variant of the follicular micro transplant technique, and involves extraction of the follicles of the donor site individually.
It does not require any stitches and leaves no (minute) scars. These follicular units are extracted in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 in natural hair groupings and carefully prepared for the transplantation.
Who are the good candidates for the FUE hair transplant technique?
Candidates for FUE generally:
- Have limited and controlled hair loss
- Prefer to avoid scarring
- Have donor sites with low density hair
- Wish to disguise scars of previous hair transplantation procedures
This technique is suitable for the patients of all ages and with good overall health.
For early ages, it is considered that they may require further surgery later in life due to hormonal reasons and non-stable hair loss. Also, an individual’s personal and aesthetic expectations may change in time. It is therefore generally recommended to start hair transplantation after the age of 30.
Other factors that may affect the quality and result of FUE hair transplantation surgery are:
- Density of hair in donor area
- Extent of transplantation required
- Number of hairs extracted per follicular unit
- Patient’s sex and reason for hair loss
- Quality of grafts
- Hair type and color
It is highly advised to have a thorough evaluation and discussion with the doctor to get the best result after the FUE surgery.
There are several parameters that must be noted for achieving optimal hair transplant results:
Hairline: It is best to plan the hairline with the surgeon to get the desired hair transplant results. It not helps in maintaining a natural look, but also help the surgeon plan the procedure to get the wanted outcome.
Hair density: This plays a huge role in achieving the desired hair transplant results. People who have a donor area with a lower hair density may not have enough healthy hair for transplantation into your recipient areas. A high donor area density allows the surgeon to transplant and work with a larger amount of follicular units.
Techniques: The best technique is chosen by the surgeon for hair transplant based on the above-mentioned factors. Other than the FUE technique, there are many methods such as the DHI method, sapphire hair transplant, and robotic hair transplant Turkey, to name but a few.
Depending on the reason for hair loss and the health of the hair, the hair transplant surgeon in Turkey will recommend the best and most effective technique.