FUE Hair Transplantation (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a hair transplantation method based on the principle of collecting the hair follicles in the nape region without forming a linear incision. In the graft collection process using small tips, small incisions are formed around the follicular unit and the hair follicles are collected one by one and then planted in the area of balding.
After the adoption of FUE hair transplantation literature, there was a significant increase in hair transplantation operations.
The FUE method, which is much more practical and comfortable than the previous methods, does not require any suture due to the fact that there is no incision in the donor area in the hair transplantation process and therefore no permanent scar trace formation occurs.
Also, FUE hair transplantation has allowed different regions of the body to be used as donor area in hair transplantation.
What is FUE?
There have been significant developments in the field of hair transplantation in the last 25 years. The most important of these is the FUE hair transplantation, which makes hair transplantation more widespread throughout the world and causes hair transplantation to be more preferred. FUE (Folliculair Unıt Extraction) which entered the literature in 2002; It provided a very important advantage by allowing continuous, seamless and traceless hair transplantation. Thus, natural and traceless hair transplantation has become a preferred solution for hair loss all over the world.
FUE Hair Transplantation, is an abbreviation of ‘follicular unit extraction‘. In 1990, the concept of ‘follicular unit’ in which hair follicles grow and nourish has been discovered. This meant that the hair follicles could be transported and tranferred with their nests. Soon, follicular unit transplantation method was used to transfer hair follicles quickly and comfortably. However, this method brought with it a very important disadvantage. In the FUT method, it left a permanent stitching traces of 15-20 cm wide in the nape area.
Advantages of FUE Hair Transplant Method
* FUE Hair Transplantation is the most widely used hair transplantation method in the world.
- In FUE hair transplantation, healthy and strong hair follicles in the nape area are selected individually.
* With the FUE method, the donor area will heal much faster.
There is no trace after the operation.
- Thanks to the FUE method, hair follicles in different parts of the body can also be used for sowing.
FUE hair transplantation allows the collection of hair follicles one by one.
FUE hair transplantation method does not damage the surrounding hair follicles.
FUE technique can be applied together with the DHI technique known as pencil technique, which we hear quite often in recent years.
According to the thickness and structure of the hair; the collection of hair follicles together with the nests of the hair follicles (follicular unit), together with the formation of small cavities around the hair follicles, allows the donor region to heal rapidly. Nowadays, many hair transplantation methods (robotic, DHI, Micromotor. Etc) which are presented with different names are based on FUE Hair Transplantation as the main application principle.
You sholuld have some prior knowledge of the methods of hair transplantation that your doctor recommends to you; for hair transplantation lasting 4 to 8 hours, it is very important to understand what methods will be used in your operation and what will happen in this process.
Hair transplantation operation consists of 3 basic stages:
- Hair follicles collection (FUE METHOD)
- Opening channels (percutaneous, dhi, sagittal m etc.)
- Planting hair follicles
FUE method is a method of collecting hair follicles. The application of robotic hair transplantation, which we often hear today, is a procedure that allows the hair follicles to be collected by FUE method through a computerized robot.
The FUE method was carried out with a device called a manual punch in the first period of time, and in the recent years it was carried out with the help of a medical device called micromotor. Therefore, in some sources, the same method can be seen as ‘Micromotor FUE’.