FUE Hair Transplant
The FUE hair transplant is the world-leading method of extracting hair follicles for advanced results. As the market leaders in hair transplantation, we use this technique for every hair transplant.
We’ve achieved exceptional results for over 35,000 patients who are now enjoying a brand new lease of life thanks to their newfound confidence – that’s why 99% would recommend us.
The essentials in a nutshell:
Max. grafts per session:
5500 – 6000
130 grafts/ cm2
4 – 9 hours
7 – 12 days
For all hair types
Depending on the hair loss
What is the FUE hair transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an innovative extraction method to remove individual hair follicles from the donor area. These hair roots form the hair grafts that will be inserted into the bald patches, in order to repair your hair loss.
For this procedure, a special tool is used which has a hollow needle and a high-precision motor. This device makes small punctures while extracting the hair roots, thus causing minimal scarring. We explain this process in more detail further down.
The individual donor hair collection process makes the FUE method the most effective hair root extraction technique within the field of hair transplantation.
The FUE technique: Effective and Reliable
Since its introduction into the field of hair transplantation surgery, the FUE technique has risen in popularity, due to its enhanced results. Nowadays, 66% of treatments are carried out using Follicular Unit Extraction. This technique is in fact used more than twice as much as any other method, regardless of the patient’s gender.
Elithair uses this technique for every hair transplant, to achieve outstanding results every time.
Why does Elithair use the FUE technology?
Our internationally recognised team of hair transplant specialists have extensive knowledge of FUE technology. Our team are among the 7.4% of hair transplant surgeons worldwide who are experienced in working with extraction punctures that are under 0.8mm.
Due to the level of experience that our team possess, the hair grafts are harvested with the highest level of precision.
The micro FUE technique in video
How does the FUE hair transplant work?
Loosening and removal of the hair roots
With FUE hair transplantation, healthy hair roots in the donor area are first loosened. A modern device with a micromotor is used to gently loosen the hair follicles which protects them from any damage. It creates 0.7-0.8mm sized punctures around the hair root, thus effectively preparing them for extraction.
Using specialist tweezers, each individual loosened hair root is extracted from the donor area. They are then placed into a nutrient-rich solution while the channels are formed.
Opening the channels
In the recipient area, the channels are formed where the hair roots will be implanted. Thanks to the extensive expertise that our team of specialists has, they know how to arrange the channel openings for maximum hair density. Furthermore, the channels are opened in a specific way to ensure a natural direction of growth.
Insertion of the hair roots
The hair grafts are then removed, one by one, from the solution that they’ve been resting in. Depending on the hair loss condition, the donor hair implantation is carried out using either the DHI, Percutaneous, Sapphire, or SDHI hair transplant techniques.
The SDHI is an innovative technique that was developed by Dr Balwi which achieves enhanced results for women – it’s exclusively available at Elithair.
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What are the advantages of a FUE hair transplant?
For harvesting donor hair, the FUE technology is the best and most innovative of hair transplant techniques. This is because it is less invasive, heals fasts, and provides more natural looking results compared to other techniques.
In brief, the advantages include:
- Tiny punctures (less than 0.8mm diameter) where the hair follicles are extracted for minimal scarring
- Extraction of the hair grafts is more gentle to prevent any damage to the hair follicles
- Faster healing stage
- The transplanted hair grows faster
- It’s possible without shaving the entire head
Elithair has been performing this technique for years, therefore our hair surgery teams under the supervision of Dr. Balwi are highly experienced with this leading technique.
FUE vs. FUT
Prior to getting a hair transplant, patients often wonder whether the FUE or FUT method is better for a hair transplant.
In the early stages of hair transplant procedures, the Follicular Unit Transplantation FUT was the most advanced method. This technique saw strips of skin cut out of the back of the head, which was dissected to reveal the individual hair grafts. The main disadvantage of this method was the substantial strip scar on this area of the scalp that remained after the surgery.
To improve the results of hair transplants, researchers invented and perfected the FUE technique. Thanks to the reduced scarring with the FUE, this technique largely replaced FUT. Since the grafts are individually extracted directly from the donor area, healing is both faster and more inconspicuous. Therefore, FUE is less noticeable than Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
As the market leaders in hair transplantation, as standard, we only use FUE for all of our hair transplant patients. We never use the FUT for any of our treatments.
Are there any disadvantages to the FUE hair transplant?
When this method is directly compared to the Follicular Hair Transplant, the disadvantages of FUE are a lot lower. The only disadvantages to FUE are the following:
- The procedure takes more time as the hair follicles are individually extracted with high precision
- It’s usually not possible without shaving (but this depends on the number of hair grafts required)
Does FUE hair transplant look natural? Although the FUE technique is a more lengthy process (compared to FUT), it’s well worth the time because it achieves enhanced, natural looking results. Elithair are well versed in the FUE technique, therefore they are experts in carrying out this procedure with the highest level of precision.
What are the costs of the procedure?
The price of a FUE hair transplant is calculated based on the required number of grafts and the method chosen for implanting the hair follicles. Therefore, our price quotations are calculated based on individual hair loss concerns. Moreover, all of our quotations are non-binding and provided free of charge.
Our quotations are all-inclusive – by all-inclusive, we mean that we provide complete transparency and a patient-orientated package. The package includes the initial consultation, transport in Turkey, 4* luxury accommodation, the transplant procedure, and more.
You’ll receive all the information from one customer service representative who will be your dedicated point of contact before, during and after your treatment. Knowing the full price (without any hidden costs) helps you to plan for your upcoming treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, a hair transplant using the FUE hair transplant technique is a permanent hair loss solution. It’s an effective technique that provides natural looking results.
What makes the FUE hair transplant method permanent is that the donor hairs are resistant to DHT, which is the hormone that causes hormonal hair loss. Hair at the back or sides of the head is classed as the “donor area” because these hairs are safe against androgenetic alopecia.
At Elithair we apply a local anaesthetic using the Comfort-In method which makes the procedure more comfortable. It’s applied using a high-pressure device that distributes the anaesthetic across the scalp. Our patients have reported only being able to feel a small amount of pressure as if someone was gently holding their head.
Over the years that hair transplant surgery has been offered, factors that affected the survival rate of transplanted grafts have been heavily researched by hair transplant surgeons. The survival rate of transplanted hairs is above 90%.
The operative technique that is used can play an important role in the success rate of FUE hair transplant, that’s why, at Elithair, we carefully analyse our patient’s hair loss concerns during the initial stages. Therefore we determine which technique will be the most effective and produce the best hair growth.
It’s not a case of whether DHI is better than FUE because, in fact, they are used for different stages in the procedure. FUE is the hair follicle extraction technique, whereas DHI is for graft implantation. Therefore, it’s not possible to say that one is better than the other when they are both leading techniques for their specific step within the hair transplant surgery.