Many men and women suffer from either pattern baldness or thinning hair. Millions of men and women suffer from one of these conditions. Typically, by the time people recognize that they are losing their hair, 50 percent of their hair has already fallen out. At this time, they often decide to meet with a hair transplant doctor to discuss hair restoration.
Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is a safe, minimally invasive surgical treatment that extracts donor hair in a transplant procedure. Patients receive local anesthesia while undergoing the procedure when our experts use state-of-the-art technology to extract hair follicles one-by-one from the donor area and transplanted into the thinning or bald area. Patients feel little to no pain afterwards for a simple recovery. FUE is a great option for balding patients, and unlike the traditional and more invasive strip harvesting, this procedure is more precise and leaves no linear scar.
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.
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 up to to 5500, which amounts to 2200 up to 18000 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.
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.
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.
In this phase of the procedure, anesthesia is applied to the recipient area and micro orifices are made where the follicular units will be later implanted.The incisions are made with needles with a thickness of under 1 mm. The depth of incision is exactly the same as the follicular unit length, thus avoiding the lesion of the blood vessels present in the scalp.The incisions define the future angle and growth direction of the hairs, which will be similar to the natural hairs present at the recipient area.
Precision instruments called implanters are used for the placement of the follicular units in the recipient area.
There are several available implanters, according to the quantity of hairs in each follicular unit (1 to 4 hairs).
For the 1 hair follicular unit, more precise implanters are used and for units with more hairs higher diameter implanters are used. All of them being, however, always under 1mm in diameter.
The follicular units are then implanted one by one in the bald recipient zone, respecting the direction, angle and density distribution patterns of the existing hair in the recipient area. When there is no hair we mimic the natural patterns of the hairs at that specific area. However, even in those areas with no terminal hair, there are always some vellus that can give us a hint of how it used to be in the past.
About 80% of the transplanted hairs fall between the third and the sixth week after surgery leaving their roots inside the scalp.From these roots new hairs will grow. The growth starts 3 to 4 months after the procedure.
Because the transplanted hairs do not contain the genetic code for baldness, they do not have the same tendency to fall, yielding long lasting results.
There Are Many things that make FUE is the most Famous Hair Transplant Technology in Turkey and all around the world. Between the recovery time, being painless operation and the maximum possibilities to benefit out of this operation, these are the most important things that make FUE your choice.
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