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FUE Hair Transplantation

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of hair transplantation used to treat hair loss or baldness. It’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure where individual hair follicles are extracted from a donor area (typically the back or sides of the scalp) and transplanted into the bald or thinning areas.

Here’s how the procedure generally works:

  1. Extraction: Hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area using a specialized instrument, typically a micro-punch or a robotic system. These follicles are usually extracted in their naturally occurring groupings of 1-4 hairs, known as follicular units.

  2. Donor Site Preparation: Once the follicles are harvested, tiny holes are made in the recipient area where the hair will be transplanted.

  3. Transplantation: The extracted follicles are carefully implanted into the recipient sites. The surgeon places them in such a way that they mimic the natural growth pattern of the hair, ensuring a more natural-looking result.

  4. Healing: After the procedure, both the donor and recipient areas will heal over time. The transplanted hair sheds within a few weeks of the procedure, but new hair growth typically begins within a few months.

FUE has several advantages over traditional hair transplant methods, such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). It doesn’t require a linear incision, which means there’s no linear scar at the donor site, making it less invasive and allowing for faster recovery. Additionally, FUE allows for the harvesting of individual follicles, making it suitable for patients who have a limited donor supply or want to keep their hair very short.

However, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in FUE procedures to ensure the best possible outcome. Seeking treatment from a reputable institution with a track record of successful FUE surgeries, such as the Istanbul Aesthetic Center (IAC), can provide added assurance and peace of mind.

When can I return to social activities after Hair Transplant?

As described earlier there the patient may expect some mild swelling around the transplanted area and the face within the first two weeks, which is mostly painless but uncomfortable.

5 days post-transplant the swelling may have disappeared and will no longer be visible to others. As small crusts in the recipient area may dissolve after 10 days a period of two weeks (14 weekdays) after the procedure will be an appropriate time to find your way back to social activities