First of all, let’s answer the question of what is FUE hair transplant? FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. In other words, hair follicles are extracted as a unit. Some follicules contain one hair root. Some contain two roots. Others contain three roots. All of these represent a follicule.
We think that the fue hair transplant method is the best hair transplant method. Because the roots are not damaged during harvest. Also, they survive at the highest rate after planting.
How are the follicules collected?
We collect the follicules with a tool called a micro-motor. We attach a small piece we call the punch to the tip of this tool. This punch is a cylinder about 0.8 mm in diameter. The micromotor rotates this punch at a certain speed. At this time, it is held around the root. It cuts the surrounding tissue within seconds, allowing the root to become free from the skin. Thus, the roots become completely free. Then we collect these roots one by one.
How many follicles do we need?
İnstead, this all depends on the size of the bald area. Firstly, we measure this area. How many square centimetres of bald area are there? The surgeon should calculate this at the beginning of the operation. This is the most important stage of planning in hair transplantation. Because this information shows us how many grafts we need. Meanwhile, a follicle unit is called a graft. We calculate how many follicles we need to collect according to the size of the bald area.
What is the success rate of FUE hair transplant?
In other words, what percentage of the harvested roots survive? This ratio is over 90%. Especially in the anterior frontal region, the success rate is very high. This ratio is slightly lower in the peak area. But it is enough to close that area.
Can you go bald after a hair transplant?
In the first 10 days, the roots settle in the planted area. Gradually they begin to grow. But they shed within the first three months. After that, they start growing again. In about 6 months, a significant percentage will have grown. In a year, all of the transplanted hair grows. It takes 1.5 years for the hair only in the crown area to grow.