In the area of individual hair transplantation, the FUE method (short for Follicular Unit Extraction) stands for a modern hair transplant, with which the hairline, but also the fullness of the hair can be optimized. For a particularly natural result without cuts and scars. This procedure must be distinguished from the FUT technique (Follicular Unit Transplantation), in which the hair is removed and transplanted in a strip rather than in individual grafts.
In the Santelina in Istanbul, FUE hair transplantation is carried out for both men and women by highly qualified doctors with years of experience in the fields of hair loss and its treatment.
After the removal area has been shaved, individual hairs are removed from the donor area (usually at the back of the head) using a 0.65 to 1.0 millimeter fine hollow needle and reinserted into the scalp at the desired location. The natural direction of hair growth is carefully observed so that there are no irregularities in hair growth later. Since the removal takes place without a scalpel, the method is extremely gentle and low-risk.
The duration of the hair transplant corresponds to about 5 to 8 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. During the treatment, you have the opportunity to listen to music or to sleep.
Before each treatment at the Santelina, we conduct an obligatory consultation with our patients, in which we try to determine the cause of hair loss and reduced hair growth and to choose a suitable treatment method on this basis. In addition, we provide precise information on the procedure, follow-up care and costs of the treatment, among other things. All questions of the patient are answered as best as possible.
Since the hair on the head has to be shaved beforehand, FUE hair transplantation is ideal for patients who wear their hair shorter than 5 millimeters. To optimize bald spots (receding hairline) on the hairline, the new hairline is individually drawn in immediately before the hair transplant.
The FUE hair transplant takes place on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, so that patients feel no pain and can relax during the application.
The treatment takes between 3 and 8 hours, depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted. Our patients can go home the same day. There are also no longer downtimes, but strenuous activities should be avoided for the time being. About six months after the hair transplant, the first new hair will grow back. The end result can be expected after about twelve months. In order to protect the extraction region, we recommend wearing head protection, especially in summer. Using sun protection also protects the scalp from pigment spots.
The hair can be washed for the first time four days after the operation with a special shampoo that is gentle on the scalp and also helps to prevent the existing scab from being removed before it has completely loosened.
Regular check-ups in the practice guarantee an objective assessment of the success of the treatment. With optimal use by our experts, the result of the hair transplant is permanent, the hair roots remain in place without falling out or becoming deserted.
Our FUE specialists will also provide you with more detailed information on the subject of hair transplantation and the FUE method in a personal conversation. Call us during our office hours or send us an email. We also offer you the option of using our online contact form to request an appointment.