How Does Follicular Unit Extraction Method Work?

Updated on Monday 16th May 2016

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FUE method consists of harvesting healthy follicular units from the donor scalp and grafting each one of them into the bald skin on the recipient’s head. 

The FUE method in Turkey involves the restoration of individual follicular units on the recipient’s scalp, which improves enormously its success rate, leaves extremely small, unnoticeable scars and generates a natural hairline growth. 

How is the FUE method in Turkey applied?

The patient is put under local anesthesia and the surgeon utilizes a micro-needle to make a small round incision around the follicular unit to take it out. This avoids any large linear scars and the need for stitches.

Each hair unit is taken out individually, which obviously makes a time consuming process. The follicular unit is then inserted into the recipient’s skin, a single session being comprised of maximum 1500 transplanted grafts. Meaning that an FUE process generally takes between three to four sessions. Our Turkish hair transplant surgeons from our clinic can give you more details about how much time such a process can take. 

Subject to each surgeon’s method, the grafts are transplanted either directly on the recipient’s skin after each follicular unit is taken out, or in a bunch, after the complete harvesting process ended.

Follicular units that are extracted and are not instantly transplanted are kept in a holding solution that can consist of saline, buffers, antioxidants and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which comprises growth factors and scar-healing characteristics. These solutions stop the follicular units from drying up, so that they can be successfully transplanted into the recipient skin after some time. 

After the hair unit has been harvested, the small hole resulted after the extraction heals in the following few days, leaving an extremely small scar that cannot be observed with the human eye, even on very short hair. The hair grows back naturally on the extraction area.

After growing, the transplanted hair is healthy, with a natural aspect, and you can cut, style and dye it as you please. Our team of professionals is extremely experienced in hair transplant in Turkey, having successfully operated thousands of FUE surgeries over the years. 

Short History about the FUE method in Turkey

Hair transplant in Turkey has recently become one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries in the world. The modern hair restoration techniques were initially discovered back in the 1950’s, when specialists first observed that transplanted follicular units were able to survive on the recipient’s skin just like on the donor’s areas. However the hair transplants became more popular once the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method was discovered. People from all over the world who select this method of hair transplant in Turkey are now able to take advantage of more than 60 years of experience in this field, which leads to outcomes that look natural and extremely short recovery periods.

If you want to regain your self-confidence, schedule for a FUE hair transplant in Turkey with our clinic and enjoy the results!


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