FUE technique is the most widely used hair transplantation method today. It is preferred by everyone because it is made with an extremely easy and comfortable application and does not leave any traces. The application starts by removing the hair follicles one by one from the donor area from which the hair will be taken, and is completed by planting these hair follicles in the area where the hair is thin or thin. Since the patients are anesthetized before these procedures are performed, there is no problem of any pain. Since the application is performed as a local anesthetic, it is not possible to feel pain or pain. In some very rare cases, when the effect of anesthesia has passed, pain may be felt in the form of slight tingling. They can be relieved with simple pain medication.
Since hair transplantation is accepted as a surgical intervention, it is carried out in a hospital operating environment. After local anesthesia applied to the patients, actions such as chatting and reading newspapers can be easily performed during the session. In the hair transplantation performed by FUT method, although the piece of tissue was removed from the scalp area and then stitched, anesthesia was performed, but there were pain especially during the recovery period. However, the FUE technique has caused this problem to be eliminated. Patients should not be concerned about this. They will only feel the pain of the needle until local anesthesia is performed. They will not feel what to do next, and after the hair transplantation is completed, they will forget everything when they regain their natural looking hair again.
How is hair transplantation done with FUE technique?
When hair transplantation is performed with FUE technique, patients’ hair will be shaved shorter than 1 mm. Before shaving, taking photos of the patient from different angles, determining the donor area where the hair follicles will be taken, and evaluating the area to be transplanted. After these are completed, the hair is shaved. The donor area where the hair follicles will be taken is determined and local anesthesia is applied to this area. So this area is numbed so that the patient does not feel pain or pain. Everything is considered for the comfort and convenience of the patients. Since there is no incision made during this technique in the area where the hair will be taken, there is no pain even after the procedure. Patients can comfortably recover from recovery. What they feel is just a slight leak of the needle for anesthesia.
Collection of hair follicles
In the FUE technique, as in the FUT technique, the incision is made in the donor site and since the tissue piece is not removed, the hair follicles are removed from the anesthetized area by thin punches attached to devices called micro motors. These punches are only 0.7-0.8 mm thick. Because they are so thin, they don’t even cause trauma on the donor site. Only in the area where the hair follicles are taken, white spots appear like dots. They disappear so that they cannot be seen later. Already, even the patient himself can not notice them with the growth of the surrounding hair. The collection of hair follicles takes up to 3 hours according to the needs of the patient, ie the amount of hair to be transplanted in the balding area. This application is made with care by experts. The hair in the donor site is taken at specified intervals without dilution. The collected hair follicles are stored in a special solution with a temperature of +4 to +19 degrees until hair transplantation is performed.
After the collection of hair follicles has been completed, the opening process of the channels in which the hair follicles will be transplanted in the hairless area to be transplanted is started. Again, local anesthesia is applied to this area to prevent any pain. What patients will hear here is simply the leak of a needle for anesthesia. After the numbness, channels of suitable depth and thickness for the placement of hair follicles begin to be opened. The angle of these channels is also very important. The study, which will contribute to obtaining a natural appearance after hair transplantation, should be performed by a specialist in hair transplantation and its team. This is perhaps the most important step in hair transplantation. During the opening of the channels, even the direction of the hair follicles should be determined correctly. The angle and direction of the channels must be calculated correctly.
Planting of hair follicles
After the opening of the channels where hair follicles are placed, hair follicles are placed here. At this stage, approximately 3 hours depending on the amount of hair follicles to be transplanted. Hair follicles should be placed neatly and carefully. The roots should never be exposed. Exposed hair follicles can be lost after hair transplantation due to external factors. This does not provide the desired success in hair transplantation.
Completion of hair transplantation with FUE method
It prevents pain and pain that may occur under local anesthesia in FUE method. At the same time, since patients are conscious, short breaks can be given during hair transplantation to fulfill their needs such as resting and eating. Patients can chat with their doctor as they wish and even monitor the procedures themselves. After all the procedures are completed, the area where the hair follicles are collected is closed by bandaging for removal the next day.
After hair transplantation
After the hair transplantation is completed, pain medication is used for mild pain that may occur in patients and antibiotic treatment is applied to prevent the risk of infection.
The transplanted hair follicles become intact in 7 days. Therefore, it is necessary to be very cautious when washing the hair. Because the hair will be washed every day to clear the scabs and shorten the healing process. Only palms and fingers should be used during washing. Nails should not be effective in washing. In addition, hair transplantation area should be protected against all kinds of trauma.
In about 10 days, scabs caused by hair transplantation are cleared. After 2-3 weeks of transplanted hair follicles, broken and begins to fall. At this stage, the roots remain firmly in place. After resting the hair roots, it begins to grow again.
The hair planted in the front side becomes natural in approximately 6-8 months and the hair planted in the top section grows long enough in approximately 8-12 months.
When deciding hair transplantation
People who will decide to have hair transplantation may think that they will feel pain or pain during this procedure. The purpose of this operation is basically aesthetic expectations such as correcting the external appearance and recovering the lost hair. Although hair transplantation is a surgical procedure applied to the skin, thanks to newly developed techniques can be done without pain, without causing pain. Therefore, FUE method is widely used in hair transplantation. Because there is no incision that will cause pain, there is no need to sew because there is no incision. Therefore, even if anesthesia is used in the FUT method during hair transplantation, it is normal to have pain during recovery. Since there is no such problem in FUE method, you can experience the joy of reaching your hair without pain during the recovery period. Therefore, when making a hair transplant decision, you need to make the right decision which method you prefer. You can reach your hair by completing the hair transplantation both comfortably and comfortably.
Fast recovery thanks to FUE method
Hair transplantation with FUE method has many advantages. One of them is that it shows very rapid recovery. Since the micro-motor is used in the donor area where the hair follicles are taken, faster recovery is observed in this region. When both micro motors are used, more hair follicles can be removed in less time. In a single session, approximately four thousand to eight thousand hairs can be transplanted. Since these roots are taken as a single source, there is no need for stitches in the donor site and pain and pain are not felt. Since the hair follicles are taken as micro-grafts, very rapid healing is observed in the transplanted area. Usually, patients can return to social and work life the day after the application.
Criteria for success in hair transplantation
In order to talk about the success of hair transplantation, the results should be in a natural appearance. The hair cells to be used during hair transplantation should be healthy enough, there should be enough hair to meet the hair that is needed in the hairless area, the thickness of the strands should be sufficient, the feeding of the transplanted cells in the area where hair transplantation will be done, and the size of the area where the hair transplantation should be appropriate should be appropriate. In addition to this, the experience of the physician performing the hair transplantation and all conditions of the hair transplantation center should be appropriate.
Which area is used for hair transplant?
Genetic factors in hair transplantation areas