FUE Hair Transplant
FUE is the newest and the most widespread hair transplant technique nowadays. First and foremost, it should be noted that all hair transplant surgeries and every procedure must be performed by a specialized doctor. In a nutshell FUE is a method that allows doctors to extract hair grafts one by one instead of as a stripe with skin. There are many advantages of the FUE technique when one compares it to others. Especially the motorized FUE operations are the most advanced, efficient and safest hair transplant method.
Motorized FUE method has numerous advantages. First of all, FUE surgeries with motorized FUE are faster and more efficient than other hair transplant methods. It is possible to extract hair grafts easily with motorized FUE method and in return the extracted hair grafts are implanted faster. This situation increases the graft survival rate of motorized FUE method greatly in comparison to others.
Second, motorized FUE has a faster healing process. It is shorter and relatively painless than the other available methods. This is because of the micro-motor technology and extraction of the grafts one by one. Third and maybe the biggest advantage of motorized FUE method is that it allows doctors to use the donor area efficiently and transplant more grafts. Fourth, with the introduction of hybrid punches the scar formation of motorized FUE method is minimal. The diameters of the hybrid punches are smaller than manual or any other existing punches. In this way, motorized FUE with hybrid punches minimizes the scar formation and protects the donor area better than any other hair transplant method. Fifth, motorized FUE operations have no known side effects. It is considered to be one of the safest aesthetic surgeries. This is a huge advantage of the FUE hair transplant operations.
A regular FUE hair transplant operation have 3 main parts; Extraction of the grafts, Incisions (Channel opening), Implantation. At DrT hair transplant clinics we have a more advanced and efficient version of FUE hair transplant which is perfected by Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu. We use “Sapphire Premade Slit (SPS)” method. The parts of this advanced SPS motorized FUE method are;
The operation starts with the sedation and local anesthesia. At DrT hair clinics, we use a gradual sedation system in which an oral anesthetic is provided before the application of local anesthesia for the comfort of our patients.
This part also can be referred as the channel opening part. After the sedation process, the new channels for hair follicles are opened according to Sapphire Premade Slit (SPS) method. Then the grafts are extracted with a help of a micro-motor. After the grafts are extracted, they are kept in a cold storage device in an ATP and Hypothermosol solution. In a normal FUE operation the grafts have to be stored outside of the patient’s body in these storage units a longer time since the channels are opened in a latter stage. However, with Sapphire Premade Slit (SPS) method the channels are ready for implantation when the grafts are extracted. In this case, the grafts remain and stored outside of the body for a shorter amount time which leads to healthier grafts, better survival rates and results.
As mentioned above, Motorized FUE might be considered as the most advanced and efficient method for a hair transplant. In this method, the hair follicles are extracted with the help of a micro motor. Micro motor is a tool also called as FUE engine. This tool contains a small motor inside and has special punches. The motorized FUE method reached its best version with the introduction of hybrid punches. Hybrid punches are more efficient, and their diameter are even smaller than manual punches. The diameters of hybrid punches can range between 0,6-0,9 mm depending on the patient’s skin and hair. Thanks to these extremely small diameters, the scar formation is minimized. These punches of the micro motor penetrate the skin by spinning during the extraction of follicular units and allows the extraction to be easier than other methods. Punch depth is determined manually according to the length of the follicular unit.
There are many advantages of motorized FUE than other methods. For example, the operations takes shorter amount of time and it allows doctor to transplant more hair than manual FUE. It is possible to extract maximum 4000 grafts a day with motorized FUE, which is superior to any other method. Furthermore, because of the hybrid punches this method minimizes the scar formation even better than the rest.
Implantation of the Grafts
The last section of a hair transplant operation is the implantation of the hair grafts into the new channels. These are some of the most common methods to implant a graft;
- Forceps: In this technique, the hair grafts are placed into the channels with the help of forceps one by one.
- DHI: ‘Direct Hair Implantation’ technique is a modern version of hair transplant, In this technique hair grafts are loaded into special implanter pens. Then they are directly implanted into the scalp without opening hair channels beforehand.
- Easy DHI: DHI is a method that hair grafts are implanted with implanter pens instead of forceps. In this case, the grafts are load into these implanter pens. At DrT hair transplant clinics, we only use a more advance version of DHI called “Easy DHI”. Easy DHI, allow us to load hair grafts into these special implanter pens without touching the grafts. In this case, a potential trauma for the hair grafts are avoided. Easy DHI improves graft care and leads to better results.
Hair Growth Timeline and Results of FUE Hair Transplant
The hair growth timeline and the result of the FUE are one of the most important and wondered aspects of the FUE hair transplant operations. On average, the transplanted hair in the front and middle parts will fully grow around a year. However, the crown area’s (vertex or back area) growth is slower. It needs around 12-15 months. Of course, these are estimations based on many patients however every person and their metabolisms are different. So, the timeline can show variations from person to person.
FUE Hair Transplant Success Rate
The success rate of the FUE hair transplants are very high especially in Turkey. This success rate depends on both the surgeon and the patient. The patient’s role in aftercare is very important, since taking care of the new grafts scrupulously is vital for a good result. On average the success rate of FUE hair transplants of DrT Hair Transplant Clinics is %95+. This is because of Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu’s special methods, experience and our careful patients.
How a Hair Transplant at DrT Clinics is Different than Others?
DrT Hair transplant clinics are one of the best hair transplant clinics in the world. We are very proud of successful and healthy results of our patients. A FUE hair transplant at DrT Hair Transplant clinics is performed in a rather advanced way than other clinics. First of all, DrT hair clinics use only the best quality and highest technology devices. Secondly, our experience in FUE methods combined with advanced techniques such as Gradual Sedation System, Sapphire Premade Slits (SPS) and Easy DHI lay the groundwork for our difference from other clinics.
Dr. Tayfun Oguzoglu has 25+ years of experience in hair transplant surgeries. Furthermore, as a FELLOW of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and Member of American Board of Hair Restoration (ABHRS), he is a pioneer in the field and personally contributed to the many developments for hair transplant operations. His experience makes DrT FUE hair transplant operations one of the best in the world. Also, his experience enables us to analyze our patient’s cases better and being precise about the needed grafts numbers. In this way, we protect the donor area of the patient and provide the best results.