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Hair Transplant FUE Technique

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE hair transplant is the most advanced technique that helps restore hair growth in places where hair thinning and baldness have occurred. FUE stands for follicular unit extraction, which includes extracting the unique hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and implanting them into the recipient area. This precise technique offers a natural look and balanced density in both areas. 

The accomplished surgeon uses a small cylindrical instrument to take each follicular unit during the harvesting. These units are called grafts; each contains about 1 – 4 hair strands. Before implantation, the surgeon creates a tiny cut at a specific angle corresponding to the natural direction of hair growth before inserting the hair follicles. Implementing each graft with a right angle creates a more natural hairline and look. Moreover, since the FUE hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia, patients do not need to stay in the hospital. Since FUE hair transplant is precise and detailed, it also makes every treatment unique to patients. The procedure can be planned according to the exact needs of a patient. It is not only suitable for men, but a female FUE hair transplant is also possible.Hair Transplant Fue Technique

FUE Hair Transplant Before and After

The FUE hair transplant process is a transformative journey for all patients. It is possible to have a crisp contrast between the stages. Many patients have some doubts about both the look after transplant and the medical condition. Hair thinning or baldness profoundly affects people’s social life, business life, and self-confidence. However, it can also cause people to be more introverted than usual in daily life. Nevertheless, it is possible to overcome all these emotional problems caused by hair problems.

After FUE hair transplant, the outcome of the visual improvement also supports the patient’s emotional well-being. FUE hair transplant results will improve during the healing process, and patients generally start to notice the difference 3 or 4 months after transplantation.

How Much Does FUE Hair Transplant Cost In Turkey?

One of the many questions patients ask is the cost of FUE hair transplant in Turkey. Since it is a unique approach to answer the specific needs of every patient, follicular unit extraction price varies. Patients should send pictures of their neck and head area to calculate the process cost. After the first consultation is completed, the estimated treatment price with travel arrangements is offered to patients. The cost of travel arrangements may vary depending on the desired departure airport or travel period. 

FUE hair transplant cost Turkey is generally more convenient than in other countries. In addition, some advantages that Beauty Travels 24 offers exclusively to the patients include no hidden costs, no prepayment or deposit, and a 100% money-back guarantee preventing patients from experiencing unplanned expenditures. With precise planning of FUE hair transplant Turkey price, patients can arrange their treatment seamlessly. 

Patients can have a natural look with cost-effective options from an exceptional team without compromising professional care and treatment. FUE hair transplant Istanbul is more than treatment. It is an unforgettable experience to stay in one of the most magnificent cities in the world.

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Is FUE Hair Transplant Permanent?

One of the major concerns of patients about hair transplants using the FUE technique is the permanence of the procedure. The transplanted grafts retain their original form and continue growing like the other hairs in the donor region. Typically, transplanted hairs are not affected by the factors causing hair loss, such as hormones or genetics. Regardless, any form of FUE or other techniques does not guarantee a full head of hair forever. Generally, hair loss is a progressive problem, and the natural hair in the recipient area may continue to thin over time. 

After the age of 40, the rate of hair loss tends to decrease. This can have implications for patients who undergo transplant surgery before reaching this age, as they may require additional procedures in the future for permanent FUE hair transplants. This is because their hair loss may have yet to occur entirely by the time they undergo the initial surgery.

Additionally, patients should do the proper aftercare and maintenance to ensure the transplanted hair’s longevity and health. Permanent hair restoration can be achieved with high-quality procedures and excellent aftercare. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions, avoid using harsh chemicals, and take medications or supplements if prescribed by the surgeon.

Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?

Whether the hair transplant FUE technique is painful or not is another issue that patients are curious about. FUE is considered a minimally painful procedure. During the whole process, local anesthesia is the only stage where patients feel a bit of pain. Before the FUE hair transplant procedure, the surgeon applies local anesthesia to the donor and recipient area to make the process as painless as possible for the patients. Since the process generally takes a couple of hours, additional local anesthesia injections may be administered every few hours during the hair follicular unit extraction to make patients more comfortable.

Each hair follicle is extracted manually or punched with a fine titanium tip. Some patients might have minor pulling, but thanks to numbness of the area, patients didn’t experience any severe pain. Beauty Travels 24 surgeons use needless, Comfort-In anesthesia. Instead of delivering the liquid medication via needle, Comfort-In penetrates the skin with high-pressure spring power. It is also suitable for patients who have needle phobia. 

After the transplantation, our surgeons generally prescribe some painkillers so patients can have a pain-free healing process. During the healing phase, itchiness and stretching are expected in the donor and recipient regions.

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Is FUE Hair Transplant Safe in Turkey?

Today, FUE is considered the safest technique compared to other methods. It is a secure and effective treatment, primarily conducted by a qualified team and experienced surgeon. The procedure risks are relatively low since it is a minimally invasive technique and performed under local anesthesia. However, patients might have some FUE side effects after the procedure, such as itching, bruising, sensitivity, and swelling. These are common and temporary side effects of FUE hair transplant and go away a couple of days after treatment. Patients post-operative care also has an essential role in minimizing the side effects. Patients should follow the instructions given by our experienced surgeon. 

The experience and daily practice of the medical team also play crucial roles in the success of the procedure. Our partner medical team in Istanbul performed over 25,000 hair transplants FUE technique. Today, they are performing 10 – 12 operations daily. FUE hair transplant risk and side effects are well-known and can be minimized with the right team and method. Before your FUE transplant Turkey operation, you can ask about all your concerns to feel safe and secure.

Does FUE Hair Transplant Leave Scars?

The surgeon extracts grafts from the donor region with a micro-punch tool during the procedure. Each graft extraction leaves a round-shaped tiny scar. These scars are generally up to 1 millimeter in diameter. These little white dots are the only scars you’ll experience during the transplant. With the healing phase, these scars will fade over. 

Thanks to the unique FUE Gold Technique, scars from FUE hair transplants are even more minimal on the donor surface. The gold-plated hollow needle tip does not heat up and creates very tiny punctures. Gold tips also reduce the risk of inflammation to a minimum. Our partners in Istanbul prefer to use a more advanced sapphire channel opening technique. It not only dramatically affects the natural appearance but also allows smaller channels to be opened. Sapphire blades’ unique texture creates nearly invisible scars. It is possible to have a FUE hair transplant Istanbul Turkey, without any scar problems thanks to our accomplished partners, high-standard methods, and state-of-the-art surgical instruments.

How Effective Is FUE Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant by FUE technique is considered the most effective and permanent transplant option among all other methods. The transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally, and with time, it will blend with the existing hair. However, the FUE hair transplant effectiveness depends on several key factors, such as:

  • The number of collected hair
  • The hair quality collected from the donor area
  • The size of the recipient area
  • Skill and expertise of the surgeon
  • Proper post-operative care

FUE hair transplant in Turkey is a highly successful operation since it is performed with state-of-the-art equipment and by a team of experts. Therefore, this is why Beauty Travels 24 and our medical partners in Istanbul offer a guarantee on transplanted grafts.

Certain patients may require multiple sessions to attain their desired outcomes. Additional sessions may depend on several factors, such as the patient’s age when the hair loss started and the underlying cause of hair loss. After our surgeon makes the first evaluation, we will share detailed information about the procedure.

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Pros and Cons of FUE Hair Transplant in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has become a popular choice for FUE hair transplant procedures due to its reputation for providing cost-effective and high-quality treatments. Beauty Travels 24 has offered the best service with an exceptional medical team for Istanbul FUE hair transplants for years. Cost-effective treatment, a highly experienced medical team, and a world-class clinic are just a few of the pros of FUE hair transplant in Turkey. An English speaking assistant will always be there in the clinic. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the language barrier.

Compared to other countries, medical treatments are convenient in Turkey. The country’s revolutionary medical tourism practices and governmental support enable very affordable medical services, especially for foreigners. Another crucial factor for a highly satisfactory treatment hair transplant using the FUE technique is a skilled medical team and an experienced surgeon. Our partner medical team in Istanbul has been conducting transplant procedures for over 30 years. We have worked with our partners for more than ten years, making the process extremely smooth and satisfying for our patients.

Having a surgical operation far from home might have been a concern or only con for patients at first sight. But in fact, having a FUE hair transplant Istanbul Turkey, is an excellent opportunity to combine your medical trip with a vacation in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. During your multi-night stay, you can explore the 2500-year-old city. Stunning Blue Mosque, one of the wonders of the ancient world; Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world; The Grand Bazaar, some of the many must-see places in Istanbul. You can also enjoy the scenic views of the Bosphorus Strait, the bridge between Europe and Asia. 

What Is The Success Rate Of FUE Hair Transplants in Turkey?

Hair transplant FUE technique is the most successful one among all the transplant procedures. FUE hair transplant success rate in Turkey is over 90%. But with highly skilled medical partners and a top-notch clinic, Beauty Travels 24 is taking one step ahead beyond this rate. 

There are several key factors to have the best FUE hair transplant Turkey. Besides the skill and experience of the surgeon, the quality of the donor hair and diligent post-operative care by the patients has equal importance to the medical team’s knowledge. To maximize the FUE success rate, patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions after the operation.Hair transplant FUE Method 2

What To Do After FUE Hair Transplant?

Post-operative is crucial for getting successful results from hair transplant follicular unit extraction. Patients must follow the doctor’s guidelines strictly. Otherwise, treatment may fail to achieve the patient’s expectations. FUE hair transplant after care instructions are generally easy to follow. They’re about how to wash the scalp, avoid certain activities, and take prescribed medications.

Our surgeon will provide instructions about when and how to wash your scalp after the procedure. Keeping the recipient area clean is crucial to promoting healing and preventing infection. After hair follicular unit extraction, patients should also avoid touching or scratching the transplanted area. Protecting the scalp from sun exposure is vital, especially during the first few weeks after hair transplantation. Patients should take a break from exercise after FUE hair transplant to minimize the risk of bleeding, dislodging grafts, or swelling.

FUE Hair Transplant Timeline

From the initial consultation to the long-term, outcomes vary from patient to patient. It is, therefore, hardly possible to speak of a single valid process. On day one, our patients meet with our transfer service after arriving in Istanbul. Patients are taken to their hotels from the airport, and the rest of the day is at their disposal. On day two, the FUE hair transplant process starts. After the patients are admitted to the clinic, procedures such as blood sampling, preliminary examination, and computerized hair analysis are performed. Subsequently, the hair transplant follicular unit extraction process begins. 

The transplant is commonly completed on the same day. Patients have a follow-up examination with our plastic surgeon the day after surgery. Later in the examination, patients have headgears and aftercare kits to protect the scalp from sunlight. These are done in the morning, and the transfer service will take patients to their hotel later that day. On that day, patients can explore Istanbul if they wish. On the fourth day, prior to 3-4 hours, the flight transfer service takes patients to the airport. This is your first week during your treatment. 

Naturally, follicular unit extraction recovery time depends on the underlying condition of the hair loss, the size of the donor and recipient area, the number of grafts collected, and the well-being of patients. It is possible to follow the effects of FUE hair transplant week by week. The first two weeks are considered the early healing phase. The following 2-4 weeks are the intermediate healing phase of the patients. In the first 2-6 months, new hair gradually thickens and becomes more visible. Patients will have noticeable improvements in hair density by the end of the first year.

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Who Invented FUE Hair Transplant?

Concepts of hair transplant follicular unit extraction date back to the early 80s. With the development of technology and scientific research, it has been refined over time. However, the modern hair transplant by FUE technique has evolved by some notable figures. Australian surgeon Dr. Ray Woods is commonly credited as the first surgeon to perform the FUE procedure in the early 90s. Dr. William Rassman and Dr. Robert Bernstein contributed significant efforts to refine and modernize forms of FUE in the early 2000s. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Do FUE Hair Transplants Work For Everyone?

Forms of FUE are considered the best option for many individuals experiencing hair loss. But it may only be suitable for some. The final decision will be made by our surgeon after the first consultation.

How Long Is FUE Hair Transplant Procedure in Turkey?

The minimum stay for a FUE hair transplant in Turkey is three days.

Why Do FUE Hair Transplants Fail?

One of the biggest reasons for the unsuccessful outcome of the hair transplant by FUE technique is that the patients do not perform the post-operative care as recommended by the doctor.

Why is Turkey Preferred For Hair Transplant Follicular Unit Extraction?

Turkey is the country with the most preferred hair transplants in the world after the USA. Having a FUE hair transplant Istanbul Turkey, is also a dream vacation in one of the most magnificent cities in the world.

How Do You Sleep After FUE Hair Transplant?

Patients must have their heads raised at a 45-degree angle for the first three nights after the procedure. 

Do I Need To Have A Second FUE Hair Transplant Session?

Some patients may require a second session. A second procedure may be considered at the end of the first year.

Will FUE Hair Transplant Damage Existing Hair?

A well-performed hair transplant by the FUE technique does not harm patients’ existing hair.

How does FUE Hair Transplant Work in Istanbul, Turkey?

It’s possible to have a satisfactory transplant experience in Turkey as the health services are performed by experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals. The clinics are equipped with the latest technology, and the hotels are carefully selected to ensure patient comfort. Our multilingual team manages the process to make it more comfortable for patients.

What To Expect After FUE Hair Transplant?

Following the FUE hair transplantation technique, patients can expect a comfortable recovery process due to the nature of the method. If they follow the post-op recommendations, they may notice the first difference in their hair in 3-4 months. The complete hair growth process takes approximately 12 months, after which patients can enjoy their natural-looking and permanent hair.

The Extraction Method with the FUE Technique

The extraction technique is one of the most essential and decisive criteria for a hair transplant: It is not the most important to take as many grafts as possible; the decisive factor is the quality of the hair roots to achieve a high growth rate.

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The FUE method has been used internationally for several years and is the most advanced hair transplantation method. This popular method does not use a strip of hair – as with the FUT technique, but only involves taking a follicular unit, called a graft. A graft may contain 1-4 hair strands.

When the FUE extraction technique is used, the punch needle’s size is crucial to limit the harm caused to the donor area. The finer the punch needle is, the less skin damage is caused to the donor area, and the less visible the removal sites are later.

Motorized Hair Extraction (Micromotor Extraction)

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Our selected team uses a micromotor for hair removal. With motorized extraction, up to 4000 grafts can be taken per treatment.

Improper use of the micromotor can also cause damage. However, every patient receives a preliminary examination during which the size and the diameter of the hollow needle are determined. The hollow needle must always be set correctly for each patient. The micromotor is only used by an experienced specialist who has studied in this field.

The micromotor can even provide an advantage over the manual technique since the applied pressure is always constant. With manual extraction and several thousand incisions, the pressure coming from the wrist may likely be somewhat stronger or a little weaker.

As each patient receives a 25-year guarantee on the transplanted hair, it is important for our team that a decent growth rate is achieved through the correct use of the micromotor and the patient’s treatment is performed gently and professionally. Furthermore, the extracted grafts are tested and examined by a lab technician. Only the healthy grafts are used – Any damaged or stunted Grafts will be discarded and not counted.

Manual Hair Extraction, Hollow Needle (Manual) and Pen Extraction

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Manual hair removal is also applied, but the risk of side effects (such as the destruction of the extracted grafts and the neighboring grafts) is much higher.

With this method, only a maximum withdrawal of 1,500 grafts (per session) is possible. The procedure takes longer, and a large hair transplantation team is required. You may also need a more extended stay of 4-5 days. It is better to choose the motorized removal, and the micromotor must be used as slowly as possible during the extraction. In doing so, this treatment for transplanting the grafts is harmless. Please contact us before your arrival and talk to our highly qualified doctors in the preliminary examination.

All techniques are being used in our clinic.