FUE METHOD

(Follicular Unit Extraction)

Hair transplantation techniques

Hair transplantation by FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method is the process that follicular units (hair follicle bundle) in the region of the nape are taken one by one. This hair taken is individually transferred to bald areas. The biggest advantage of FUE is not to leave a trace and can be able to take 3000 in minimum and 7000 graft in maximum according to the density of region. FUE is an advanced, although a laborious technique that requires a lot of experience. The hair follicles, which will be suitable for transplant should be extracted with use of professional equipment capable of generating adequate pressure. Subsequent steps of this technique, i.e. the opening of the channels and placing of the follicles in the channels, require precision and time. Thus, this method is reluctantly used by clinics that prefer fast treatments using a scalpel.

Stages of hair transplantation surgery in our clinic:

1

Shaving hair and local anesthesia procedures

2

In accordance with FUE method, taking the individual hair with a help of 0,7mm punch

3

Forming the front hair line

4

Opening of microcanals in the direction of its natural way for the hair taken

5

Placement of the follicles taken to the open microcanals

Hair transplantation effects

Photos courtesy of the clinic and patients.

What should the front hair line look like?

One of the conditions of a successful hair transplantation is to draw a right front hair line. If the naturalness in the front hair line is not given enough in the hair transplantation surgery, a satisfactory result may not occur for the person. While the front hair line is being drawn, person’s head structure, the size of balding areas, the amount of grafts taken, the person’s age and expectations should certainly be taken into consideration.

Setting hair thickness

Setting the hair thickness in the region to be applied hair transplantation completely depends on the amount of grafts that will be obtained. The amount of hair for one cm2 is between 80 and 100 grafts.
With a hair transplant operation, Maximum of 60 grafts per cm2 can be transplanted. While the desired result is achieved with 25-30 grafts per cm2 for some people, 50-60 grafts per cm2 are required for other people. While setting density of hair, the expectation of a person should be taken into consideration before the treatment on the basis of hair line and a possibility to obtain grafts.

Hair loss

Hair loss starts with the thinning hair and a small problem that can result in the loss of all hair. Hair loss can arise due to many different reasons. Healthy hair to persons with loss of hair between 50-100 per day and people having unhealthy hair, hair loss is more than this number. In addition to the hair loss seen in most men it can be seen in women.

Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss (androgenetik alopesi) is the most common type of hair loss in men and women. It affects 25% of men up to age 25, and 50% of men up to age 50. Male pattern hair loss begins with the hair thinning, opening in the hair color, and later in the period, results in a permanent hair loss. For this reason, in the early stages it is very important to get an expert opinion.
In the haired region between the two ears in men, hair does not lose. In this way, we have a chance to do hair transplant to the balding areas.

Female Pattern Hair Loss

In two of every five women, the sluggishness in hair and thinning hair are seen.

  • Why are women losing their hair?
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Menopause
  • Malnutrition and Iron deficiency
  • Stress
  • Incorrect use of cosmetic products
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol and smoking
In women who have male pattern hair loss, hair transplantation is the only and final solution. By FUE method, the problem is eliminated completely by taking the healthy hair in the nape individually, and transplanting to the balding and completely lost region one by one.

Ringworm (Alopecia Areata)

The reason of ringworm is not exactly known but, it is generally thought to be due to stress. Especially, it is seen in the region of haired scalp, beard, eyebrows and eyelashes. Ringworm is not a contagious disease. There are various treatment methods. However, as a result of an expert assessment, the hair transplantation can be performed in the region with ringworm.

Becoming Greasy of Hair

In fact, there is nothing like greasy hair, oily one is skin, and this oil also makes oily the hair. While oil spreads rapidly in the straight hair, it spreads slowly in curly hair during the day. So, in the black race, the hair is mostly dry, while the Asian race has greasy hair a lot. If becoming greasy in the hair cannot be eliminated, it can lead to the hair loss.
In this case, you should definitely take the help of an expert.

Hormones

Hormones are very important factors in hair loss. Especially in women, menopause, menstrual irregularities and childbirth may lead to hair loss.
Male sex hormones which are been in both sexes, and majority of them are secreted by the shell part of the adrenal glands are called ANDROGENIC HORMONES. These are testosterone, androstenodione, and DHT. The hormone of DHT substantially comprises of the transformation of testosterone through enzyme 5- alphareductase in peripheral tissues. As hormone testosterone can become active, it is required to transform into the hormone DHT through enzyme 5- alphareductase. DHT shows its effect by binding to androgenreceptors in the hair follicles. DHT causes to the shortening of the life process of hair follicles. Hair gradually weakens and becomes sparse. It is exactly unknown that some people are affected negatively, but some of them are not affected by these hormones.
Hair transplantation is a transferred process made of the healthy hair that has not been lost and is in the back and sides of the head, to the regions having healthy hair losses. In order to perform a successful operation, the hair in the region where the hair follicles were taken has to be healthy and the thickness of hair has to be sufficient. Hair color, becoming straight or curly also affects the outcome of the operation.