FUE Technique and its Advantages

The Reasons FUE Technique Is Preferred.   
After the hair transplanting operation, people can have their hair cut, once their hair grows back.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the latest hair transplantation technique used in Turkey and in the world. It is a beneficial technique that helps achieve natural results both in taking the hair follicles and in transplanting them. As in most of the hair transplantation techniques, FUE is the process of transferring the live hair follicles one by one from the donor region, to the transplant area.
Unlike the FUT method, in this method, the follicular units (grafts) are directly removed from the scalp by special punches and micro-motors. This method is known as "non-invasive". In FUE technique, no scalpel is used in the donor region, no stitches are inserted, and there is no visible mark left in the area from where the follicles are taken. Without complications, the patients can get their hair back and continue their daily life.
While the extraction methods are different in FUE and FUT, the placement of the obtained follicles onto their new places is completely the same. With FUE technique, 1500-8000 Follicular unit grafts(3750-2000)hair follicles can be transplanted in one session. 
The reasons why Follicular Unit Extraction is preferred: 
After the operation of the hair transplantation and after the hair has regrown, the patients can have their hair cut short.
Depending on the anatomy of the region in which the hair is transplanted and from which the hair follicles are taken, there are no marks left. 
The FUE technique is preferred for the areas with thinning hair. It is also a suitable method for people who are thinning in the temporal area. It can be successfully applied to scarred areas with no hair, as well as to the beard and mustache areas.
It is a technique that should be preferred especially in eyebrow transplantation. As a result of removing cuts from the hair follicles in the nape region, it is successfully applied in closing scars formed in the nape region. With the FUE technique, only hair follicles between the ears are removed.

Steps of the FUE operation: It consists of 8 steps.
FUE TECHNIQUE STEP BY STEP
6 STEPS FOR A SUCCESS HAIR TRANSPLANT
We invite you to know the 8 fast, painless and efficient steps of the FUE hair transplant technique. Here we go:


1. PICTURES
Medical photographs are taken in pre-defined positions and with a standard background, for documentation and postoperative analysis of the results. Each patient has a collection of photographs with all the steps of his or her treatment. These pictures are taken by the medical team with a special camera.

2. DONOR AND RECIPIENT AREAS MARKINGS
The Physician makes the markings in the donor and recipient areas.
The recipient area is defined with the hair in normal length.
The donor area may be partially or totally shaved

3. EXTRACTION OF THE FOLLICULAR UNITS FROM THE DONOR AREA
After preparing the donor area (back and/or lateral part of the scalp) local anesthesia is applied.
The donor area is the region that will donate the hairs to be transplanted to the bald recipient area.
As they do not posses the genetic code for baldness the hairs from the donor area do not have the tendency to fall.
The extraction is performed using millimetric surgical instruments named “punches”.
They have sharp cylindrical edges and vary from 0.8 to 1.1 mm in diameter.
After being cut with the punch, the follicular units are extracted from the scalp with the aid of extremely fine forceps.
The number of follicular units extracted in a one day procedure ranges from 1000 to 2000, which amounts to 2200 to 6000 hairs. This number varies from patient to patient, according to the density of the donor zone (number of hairs per follicular unit).
At the end of extraction we obtain a number of follicular units that, when multiplied by the number of hairs present in each follicular unit, yields the exact number of hairs transplanted.
4. PREPARATION OF THE FOLLICULAR UNITS
Immediately after their extraction, the follicular units are placed in a specific solution that ensures their vitality. A member of the team starts their preparation under the magnification of a stereoscopic microscope. The proper preparation and conservation of the follicular units are essential for the success of the transplant..
5. STORAGE OF THE FOLLICULAR UNITS
The appropriate preservation of the follicular units is essential for their survival during the period in which they are out of the body.
The follicular units must remain hydrated and in the ideal temperature during the whole process until the moment of implantation
6. LUNCH BREAK
As the transplantation may last from 5 to 8 hours and being the patient under just a local anesthesia, a break is made between the end of the extraction phase and the beginning of implantation.
This short break averaging 30 minutes allows the patient to have a light meal.