The Reasons FUE Technique Is Preferred.
After the hair transplanting operation, people can have their hair cut, once their hair grows back.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the latest hair transplantation technique used in Turkey and in the rest
of the world. It is a beneficial technique that helps achieve natural results both in taking the hair follicles
and in transplanting them. As in most of the hair transplantation techniques, FUE is the process of
transferring the live hair follicles one by one from the donor area, to the transplant area.
Unlike the FUT method, in this method, the follicular units (grafts) are directly removed from the scalp
by special punches and micro-motors. This method is known as “non-invasive”. In FUE technique, no
scalpel is used in the donor area, no stitches are inserted, and there is no visible mark left in the area
from where the follicles are taken. As long as there are no complications, the patients can continue their
daily life immediately following the hair transplant.
While the extraction methods are different in FUE and FUT, the transplanting of the obtained follicles is
exactly the same. With FUE technique, 4000:100000 Follicular unit grafts(2000:5000 )hair follicles can be
transplanted in one session.
The reasons why Follicular Unit Extraction is preferred:
After hair transplantation and after the hair has regrown, the patients can have their hair cut short.
Depending on the anatomy of the region in which the hair is transplanted and from which the hair
follicles are taken, there is no scarring.
The FUE technique is preferred for the areas with thinning hair. It is also a suitable method for people
who are thinning in the temporal area. It can be successfully applied to scarred areas where no hair
grows, as well as to the beard and mustache areas.
It is the preferred technique in eyebrow transplantation. As a result of removing cuts from the hair
follicles in the nape region, it is successfully applied in closing scars formed in the nape region. With the
FUE technique, only hair follicles between the ears are removed.
The advantages of the FUE technique
Hair transplantation can result in a more natural-looking and denser appearance.
It is a permanent solution for treating moderate to severe hair loss.
It is a comfortable technique that is designed to ensure patients with the least amount of discomfort,
leaving no external scars after the procedure.
FUE hair transplant technique offers patients faster recovery times; They can conveniently return to
their daily routine and are able to travel one day after the procedure.
With the right operation plan, no damage will be caused in the donor area and no change in the
appearance even after multiple operations.
98% of the transplanted grafts will grow as normal hair.
Process of Hair Transplantation
Every technique used in hair transplantation share basic principles.These principles are:
1 Harvesting hair follicles
FUE: Individually removing each follicular unit
2 Creating incisions
3 Transplanting hair follicles
Harvesting Hair Follicles
Ensuring a significant aesthetic success during the process of harvesting the hair follicles is due to the
distinctive aspect of the FUE technique. It is this innovation that has made FUE popular and preferred
over FUT. The FUT technique involves removing a small strip of tissue from the back of the head and
extracting the individual follicular units from this strip, whereas in FUE, each follicular unit is individually
taken directly from the scalp through small circular incisions. By this way, the risk of injury is eliminated.
Depending on the length of each follicular unit it is important to utilize needles that have a diameter of
0,7 mm to 0,9 mm or if the follicular unit grafts contains 3-4-5 hairs needles with a diameter of 0,1 mm
should be used. The sharpness of the needles as well as being only for single-use, are the elements that
have a considerable impact on the operation’s success. Another important factor is to extract hair
follicles with precise accuracy so as to avoid any follicular damage. For example; if the person who is
having a hair transplant has very curly hair, by using a curved punch called u-graft during the process of
extracting follicular units, the risk of follicular damage can be eliminated. All of these elements are
refinements planned by the doctor prior to the operation, which are tailored specifically to each
Recipient Site Preparation
In the classic FUE technique the incisions are created by utilizing steel blades. With these slit blades, the
incisions should be created with precise accuracy, considering the natural direction of hair growth. This
will allow the transplanted grafts to grow out at their natural direction.
While making slits in the recipient area, it is very important to follow the direction and angel of the
existing hair in that region.
FUE technique utilizes steel blades for creating incisions in the recipient site. During the operation, after
hundreds of incisions have been created, these steel blades should be replaced with new ones. On the
other hand, such a problem will not be encountered with sapphire FUE blades, because they are
smoother and sharper. For each patient, according to hair follicle thickness, just a few blade tips will
needed. Once again, the blades should only be used on an individual patient during a single procedure.
Transplanting Hair Follicles
The final stage, which is transplanting the hair follicles; is the process of transplanting the follicles one at
a time at an angle of 40-45 degrees, within the incisions that have been created at directions that
enables accurate placement. All three phases have certain specific technicalities and the most important
technicality within all stages is certainly experience.
FUE is a hair transplant technique that doesn’t leave any marks or require any stitches.
FUE performed with sapphire blades; a method that is regarded as the advanced version of Follicular
Unit Extraction also known as FUE technique, is conducted at universal hair Clinic.
Hair Transplant Basics
Individuals aged between 20 and 60 years can undergo a hair transplant surgery.
The patient who will undergo a hair transplant surgery will only need 3 days for pre-operative
preperation and for recovering.
Although the duration of surgery varies according to the number of grafts that will be transplanted, it
usually lasts about 6 to 8 hours.
In order to respond to possible complications, the operation must be conducted in a fully-equipped
A hair transplant procedure is performed with a doctor and at least 3 medical technicians.
It may take around 6 to 14 months to see the final outcome of hair growth. Starting from the day
following the operation, the patient can expect to see hair growth until the 14 th month.
8 Stages Of A Hair Transplant Process
1 Consultation: This is the stage where the doctor develops the patient’s operation plan and creates the
2 Preparation: This stage incorporates the processes of sterilizing the operation site and the application
of local anesthetics.
3 Extraction: The process of extracting hair grafts from the donor area of the patient.
4 Recipient Site Creation: This is the process of creating recipient sites by following the direction of the
existing terminal hairs.
5 LUNCH BREAK
As the transplantation may take 5 to 8 hours and as the patient is just under a local anesthesia, a break
is made between the end of the extraction phase and the beginning of implantation.
This short break averaging 30 minutes allows the patient to have a light meal.
6 Transplantation: This is the process of placing the grafts in recipient sites at right angles to hair
7 Postoperative Processes: This stage incorporates the processes of wound-dressing for the
transplanted site and PRP Therapy to speed up the healing process of the operation site.
8 Postoperative Care & Hair Wash: This is the washing process that is to be carried out for 15 days. Both
the donor and the transplanted area will be sensitive during this period, so it important to carry out the
washing process with extra care
What are the Key points of Success With FUE?
We believe that the most important factors for success are:
14 years of experience of performing hair transplant procedures for thousands of patients, has given us
an extensive knowledge of understanding our patients’ needs.
Experience helps us to correctly identify patients and ensure they are booked in for the right procedure
and to find the best practice of FUE.
Hair transplant operations must only be conducted by specialized doctors. People may have different
health situations and hair loss conditions; a specialized doctor can examine and make the correct
universal hair clinic doctors determine a patient’s suitability for the operation, taking into account their
different hair loss conditions and provide them with all the detailed instructions on what should be done
or avoided prior, during and after the operation. A specialist will care about their patients’ health, not
only the final outcome of their hair transplant procedure.
For a successful and natural looking hair transplantation result, the hairline design should be natural and
compatible with the patient’s facial shape and appearance. This requires experience and an aesthetic
Understanding The Patient
The starting point of an operation is the medical examination. At this stage, it is important to understand
the patient in order to conduct a needs analysis and develop a good operation plan. At
Universal hair Clinic we always act in accordance with these principles.