Follicular Unit Extraction, is the process of taking hair grafts from the donor area with a special tool and transplanting them into balding areas. The benefits of using this technique, such as the easy and fast application of hair culture, have made it more popular than the older FUT technique. In this technique, grafts are taken from the donor area with a special device and planted in around 0.7 channels.
Some of the methods in FUE hair transplantation for men and women are:
Graft removal – Your hair is evaluated for the strongest and most suitable donor areas for the grafts to be taken. A special micro motor is used to remove the hair root.
Opening of recipient channels – Tiny and microscopic channels are opened in the target area and made for grafts to be planted.
Implanting of grafts – Removed grafts are placed in the opened channels and made ready.
The biggest advantage of the FUE technique is that it allows the maximum number of grafts to be taken without leaving any scar on the donor skin. Everyone’s hair transplantation is designed individually. Since everybody’s hair loss is different, it is obvious that every hair transplant will be different.
The following four aspects should be carefully considered before planning your hair transplant:
All these aspects are carefully and expertly evaluated by our specialist doctors, leading to natural and pleasant results.
Fue (Follicular Unit Extraction) method is one of the best methods used in hair transplantation. DHI (Direct Hair Implant) hair transplantation method is a new technique developed within the framework of FUE hair transplantation method.
This technique is also known as « Pen Method » or « Direct Hair Transplantation ». DHI, which is the most preferred method of recent years, is the transplantation of quality grafts (hair follicles), taken from donor areas directly by specialists with the help of special pens (choi pen) without waiting too long and without cutting or opening channels, in the area to be transplanted. In other known hair transplant methods, these operations are performed in two separate times while in DHI method, both can be done in one go, thanks to the special pen used.
Hair transplantation with DHI hair transplant pen has now turned into a more efficient and a more modern method. The most effective and advantageous aspect of this hair transplantation method is that there is no stitch mark or cut on the skin. In this respect, it provides comfort and convenience to the patient. DHI hair transplantation is a very important operation that requires experience. Accordingly, our specialist doctors who use this technique have more than 10 years of experience.
First of all, a few examinations are performed before the operation in order to apply the correct operation in a healthy way. The team that will apply the DHI method should be expert and trained in this regard. Before the operation, the hair is analyzed with the help of a special device. Features such as the structure and quality of the hair and hair follicles to be taken from donor areas are learned with the help of this device.
Then, after a few tests, the results are sent to our specialist doctor and the operation is started after the hair transplantation is approved. DHI technique is started with the sedation method, which is a new anesthesia technique, so that it is ensured that the patient does not feel any pain during the operation. Hair follicles are relaxed with local anesthesia applied and hair follicles are collected without damaging healthy tissues with a special medical apart pen for this procedure. The hair follicles taken are meticulously placed on the scalp with the help of the special choi pen.
Generally, grafts taken from the back of the neck or behind the ear may contain a piece of tissue during removal. Therefore, the tissues are separated before transplantation. The collected hair follicles are transferred to the transplantation area with the help of a special pen, since the special pen used in the DHI technique provides the opportunity both to open channels and to place the hair follicle at the same time. DHI hair transplantation is a generally preferred method because the hair follicles taken are placed immediately in the hair transplantation area without waiting too long.
This is the reason why the application is called « direct hair transplantation » since the procedure is performed without waiting. In addition, determining the right angle in hair transplantation requires serious expertise, but with the help of the Choi pen, this process has been made much easier. This apparatus determines the planting angle (40-45) of the hair follicles more easily and makes the process easier by opening holes in the width of the hair follicle in the area where the transplant will be made.
This special pen has a special structure that can place hair follicles and the tip is very fine. With the help of its very fine tip, the risk of bleeding or wound after the operation is very low. Although the operation time may vary according to each institution, it takes approximately 10-12 hours. On the first day after the operation, an examination is conducted.
With DHI hair transplantation, which is one of the most preferred hair transplant methods of recent times, the focus is on the gaps between the hair without any surgical procedure on the hair roots and the existing hair is not damaged. Therefore, compared to other hair transplant techniques, improvement is often observed in a shorter time in the DHI technique. Since there is no canal opening, crusting occurs for 5-6 days after the operation, and it takes about 20 days for the crusts to shed and heal.
In every hair transplant method, conditions such as crusting, redness or edema can be seen, and this is quite normal. Antibiotics and other drugs are given to the patient for 1 week after the operation, and these drugs should be used by the patient without interruption. The period of 1 month after the operation is the period when the hair loss process begins in hair transplantation. After about two weeks, spills begin and continue for a while.
This situation occurs because the hair at the ends of the newly transplanted follicles cannot be nourished sufficiently during the adaptation period of a few days and is exposed to air flow. But shedding does not happen to everyone. These spills can vary depending on the person. All or some parts of the hair may fall out and this is considered a completely normal process.
By the third month, the transplanted new hair begins to grow slowly and shows itself on the skin. Six months after the operation, at least half of the new hair grows, that is, half of the process is completed for the patient. It takes an approximately a year to reach the final result in hair transplantation.
Compared to other hair transplant techniques, DHI is the hair transplant method with the highest rate of successful results. With this method, clearer and more precise results are obtained. The transplantation area is not shaved, so you can continue your daily life immediately after the operation.
Since there is no channel opening application in the DHI hair transplantation technique, in contrast to other techniques, the crusting on the scalp shed much faster and recovery occurs in a shorter time.
Surgical instruments such as scalpels are not used in DHI hair transplantation applications. Therefore, the possibility of getting an infection during and after the operation is very low. Since the damage of the operation is minimal, a rapid recovery process occurs.
In other hair transplantation applications, since the skin pieces are taken in strips, the possibility of scarring on the skin is high. However, thanks to the special apparatus used in DHI hair transplantation, no scar remains. Since there is no situation such as stitching after the operation, the recovery time is shortened.
In addition, DHI hair transplantation allows more root transfer. Thus, it is possible to have thicker and more dense hair after the operation.
No hole is drilled on the scalp and there is no pain during the operation with the sedation technique applied before the operation. In addition, existing hair is not damaged.
While the DHI hair transplantation method is applied, unlike other methods, the grafts extracted one by one from the donor area are immediately transferred to the area to be transplanted without waiting. This ensures healthier hair follicles and the risk of root loss is minimized. This method is especially recommended for people with insufficient hair follicles.
Thanks to the special apparatus used, since no cutting process is applied, the direction and angle of hair growth are determined correctly. In addition, factors such as hair color pigment and hairline are taken into account during hair transplantation. In this way, the hair gets a more aesthetic and more natural appearance during the growth phase.