The FUE method is an abbreviation of “Folicular Unit Extraction”. FUE is a procedure in which the follicles are extracted individually from the area where contains abundant hair and transferred them to the area where contains less hair.
I harvest the follicular units to be transplanted first by specially designed instruments. After I collected adequate quantity of graft, I transfer the hair to their new places on the same session.
The most important advantage of the method is that the tiny incisions of the hair roots left after removal individually are not visible after healing. That is the procedure does not leave a mark.
In the FUE method, the punctures on the donor site heal in 24 to 48 hours. Because it does not leave any marks, this technique of hair transplant provides you short haircut option.
Before starting the procedure, I always combine the PRP procedure with a hair transplant. Because your own blood plasma contains very rich growth factors. Growth factor injection on the recipient area makes the conditions more optimum for the adoption of the grafts.
Growth factors act as a nutrient and facilitate the hair follicles to fuse the scalp. PRP injection stimulates new vascular connections between the grafts and scalp. Therefore graft loss rate reduces, and you would get maximum benefit.
I recommend a minimum of four sessions following the transplantation with a one-month interval. The injections in this period nourish the hairs and make them stronger.
Graft harvesting with FUE technique. The important detail which makes a difference as you can see on the image, the position of the graft harvester is parallel to the roots direction, not perpendicular to the skin surface.
Prior the procedure we will mark the hairline first. Defining the level and curvature of hairline is crucial.
I define the hairline level as regarding your current age. If you want your hairline below the proper level, it would not be suitable with your age.
On the other hand, I mark the hairline slightly curved, not straight.
These two criteria are essential to achieve the most natural hairline following the procedure.
In the beginning of the hair transplant procedure, the technician shaves the donor area in order to facilitate the collection of the hair roots. Following the shaving, I inject a local anaesthesia on the area where I will collect the roots.
Local anaesthetic ensures you not to feel pain during the transplantation.
At the first stage, I collect the roots. Then I make very tiny incisions on the region where I implant. Finally, I place the permanent roots into these incisions.
Is hair transplant painful?
Hair transplant does not cause pain through the local anesthesia. Since the transplantation involves the superficial skin layers, it is pretty safe procedure without any problem.
Skillful hand and the doctor’s surgical ability improve your comfort. It does not cause a side effect or health risk under the same conditions.
You will listen to music or watch TV for six to eight hours throughout the procedure.
I collect the hair roots from the donor site in the first stage. After the collection, I puncture the skin where the roots will be transferred in the second stage. Finally, I implant the collected grafts individually in the third stage.
Single hair roots ready for hair transplant
Single hair roots ready to form the natural hairline
I collect the number of grafts in a session varies between 1000 and 4500 grafts.
The quantity of the grafts depends on the present hair density of donor area and need of the recipient area.
Hair density of the donor area is the most influential factor upon the quality of the result.
While some grafts include single root, the others may include 2 or 3 roots. Since each graft may include more than one root, up to 10.000 hair can be transplanted.
Collecting more than 4500 grafts lengthens the hair transplant procedure. Furthermore it leads to disrupt the optimal conditions which are necessary for blood circulation of the scalp.
If more than 4500 grafts requires, it is better to transplant as a second stage after 6 months. Dividing into two session is safer for you.
If you need more than 3500 graft, transplantation may take 2 days.
How is a natural hairline created in the hair transplant procedure?
I transplant the grafts including single hair which are ideal for the creation of a natural hairline on the anterior part. The first 8-10 rows of the hairline should be created with the grafts that include a single root. This is very important in terms of hairline naturality. On the other hand, grafts including multiple hair contribute the density behind the hairline.
natural hairline after hair transplant
Single hair roots provide the most natural result on hairline as you can see the difference of Turkish hair transplant in Dubai.
Following the transplantation, the transplanted hair will fall in the first months. New baby hair will grow following falling period. You will see the intended ultimate result 9 -12 months after hair transplant.
The things making the difference are that the mastery of the surgeon and the attention in practice. For example, many issues such as: The hairline design on the forehead with the recess at sides The direction of the implanted hair The forming a crown rooting at the top are the critical points. Otherwise, you would look like a grass man that we often see.
Thin crusting occurs after the hair transplant procedure. From the second day, you should wash your head every day. The crusting falls as washing day by day and disappears in 10 days.
You can resume casual life by wearing a hat 4-5 days later during this period.
Hair Transplant Growth Chart
Transplant hair growth timeline
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After the transplantation, there will be no crusting on the implanted area.
The first two days are the healing period of the implanted hair. In this period no need to do anything apart from what I advise. On the third day, you should wash your head as I will explain.
You should wash your head once a day as long as 10 days. Therefore the implanted area looks more clear day by day.
As the healing process of both areas is over within two weeks there will be no visible marks on the head.
Patient satisfaction rate after transplantation
60-70% of the transplanted hair will fall 3 weeks after the procedure. However roots will remain intact inside.
The new baby hair will appear 8-12 weeks later, and starts to grow again. The growing process lasts 1 year.
It is the best time to evaluate the result of hair transplant 10-12 months after the procedure.
As the new hair first starts to come out, it gradually gets thicker and closer to the thickness you had before.
Following the transplantation, you do not need special care. After growing process completion, shortening, shaping, dying are feasible. The transplanted hair will live with you for life.
The sole difference in this method, in which the same steps are followed by the standard FUE method, is the process of transferring the hair without shaving. This alternative way is feasible for any suitable candidate as a result of the examination.
However, you should not forget that hair transplant without shaving will take longer than the procedure with shaved one. There is also a risk of loss up to 10% on implanted with long hair.
After a detailed examination, I will let you know about whether you are a suitable candidate for hair transplant without shaving or not.
turkish hair transplant in dubaiNot only plastic surgery, but also hair transplant has developed in Turkey for 20-25 years. Thanks to medical tourism, thousands of patients travelled Turkey for healthcare service. Increased request urged the healthcare professionals to fulfill the service. The number of the facilities and qualified professionals had increased within 3-5 years.
Selected talented technicians had been trained and grown their skills. Consequently, Turkey became a focus of medical tourism within a short while. Qualified medical professionals, the quality of healthcare service and also cost of the hair transplant in Turkey attract the oversea patients.
However, post operative follow up is the most considerable issue for oversea patients. Many problems have been experienced because of the lack of follow up. I myself experienced such problems as a doctor when I worked in Turkey.
Lack of follow up and instant communication are really an issue. Sometimes remote follow up may not be efficient. Doctor may need close observation.
Now you will have same Turkish hair transplant in Dubai with that of in Turkey. With the close follow up guaranty following transplantation, you will feel yourself much safer.