What is FUE Technique Hair Transplantation?

FUE technique is a hair transplant method that is widely used in the world. During this method, no incision is made on the scalp, and no piercing is performed on the skin.

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. In the FUE method; The hair follicles are taken one by one from the area selected as the donor area, that is, separated from the skin and implanted in the desired area. The hair follicles taken from the donor area are not transplanted to the desired area as a whole, but one by one in the same way.

Why is FUE Technique Hair Transplant Preferred?

It has been widely preferred recently because it provides many innovations and conveniences compared to older methods. Contrary to the previous methods, the reason why it is more preferred is that the person undergoing the procedure allows faster recovery since no incisions are made on the scalp of the person. Thus, no stitches are placed on the transplanted area and the problem of stitch scars is eliminated. Since the recovery period is shortened, the natural appearance is faster, therefore the Fue method is preferred.


Ease of Operation

Since the hair follicles taken one by one from the area are applied to the person to be transplanted, serious bleeding does not occur in the rooted area and there is no scar. For this reason, the Fue method is highly preferred.

Easy Application

FUE Hair transplantation is preferred by people who want to avoid pain and have faster hair transplantation because the procedure takes a short time as it is performed with local anesthesia and the entire hair transplantation process is completed in an average of six to seven hours.

Chance to be effective in all conditions

Thanks to the FUE method, it is preferred by people who have a shortage of donors in the area where the hair follicle will be taken, because if there is not enough donor in the area to be rooted, hair follicles can be taken from the beard and chest and applied to the area to be treated.

More natural look

People who want to achieve better results may prefer this method, as more frequent hair transplantation and regional transplantation are performed with the FUE hair transplantation method.

Permanent effect rate

For those who are afraid of the possibility of hair loss after hair transplantation, since the hair follicles to be transplanted to the area to be transplanted are taken from areas with non-shedding properties such as the top of the ear and the nape, the hair does not shed in the transplanted area after the procedure.

How is Hair Transplantation Performed with the FUE Technique?

Before FUE hair transplantation, the hair of the person in the donor area from which the hair will be taken is shortened to 1 mm in size. The hair removal process from the donor area is started after the hair shortening process. Before starting the procedure, the area to be transplanted and the donor area from which the hair will be taken are anesthetized with local anesthesia. General anesthesia is not applied during this method. In addition, any surgical method is not within the scope of the technique.

The donor area is usually defined as the nape area behind both ears. Apart from hair transplantation, if transplantation procedures such as mustache or beard are also considered, this should be reported to the specialist healthcare provider. Because the number of hair follicles and tissue pieces (grafts) in the donor area is limited.


After local anesthesia is applied, the micro motor tip is brought towards the exit direction of the hair follicle so that the hair root is separated from the skin. After taking as many grafts as needed, hair transplantation is performed with the same method to the desired area.

How Long Does the FUE Technique Hair Transplantation Process Take?

The duration of FUE hair transplantation varies according to the size of the desired area. The amount of hair follicle and hair tissue required for the transplantation area is important for the duration of the procedure. If 4000-4500 hair follicles and hair tissue called grafts are needed to be taken during hair transplantation, this process may take approximately 6-7 hours.

Depending on the number of grafts, there may be cases where the hair transplant procedure takes 9 hours. Depending on the situation of the session, short breaks can be given during the procedure. Removal of grafts during the Fue technique can take between 2-4 hours.

What Should Be Considered Before FUE Technique Hair Transplant?

There are some issues that the person should pay attention to before FUE hair transplantation. When these points are taken into consideration, the hair transplantation process will be completed without any problems and with an effective result. First of all, the hair in the donor area should be shortened to 1 mm. Hair transplantation will be done after this shortening process.

Apart from this, the points to be considered are as follows;

The hair is clean before the operation, there is no oiliness,
The absence of chemicals such as jelly and foam on the hair,
Avoiding alcohol if possible in the weeks before the operation,
If possible, reduce or completely abandon smoking 1 week in advance,
Avoiding cardio exercises that will tire the body 1 week before the operation, not getting too tired of the body,
Having enough breakfast on the morning of the operation day, eating light things during lunch, being absolutely full during the procedure,
Wearing comfortable clothes, if possible, on the day of the operation.

What Should Be Considered After FUE Technique Hair Transplantation?

After FUE hair transplantation, some changes occur on the transplanted hair. The most important of these changes is the shedding of the transplanted hair in a very short time. Although the loss of newly planted hair scares the person, the hair that has been lost will grow back in a very short time, permanently. After the operation, the person is sent home to rest.

The person is requested not to travel by car or use such vehicles for 6-10 hours from the end of the operation. After hair transplantation, care should be taken not to touch the treated area with hands, this area should not come into contact with water.

Keeping the head upright is important for the edema to heal in a short time. Medicines and creams given by the doctor should be used.

How Should I Wash After Hair Transplantation?

When the hair washing time is reached, care should be taken to use the shampoo recommended by the doctor. Maximum attention should be paid to the transplanted area for 15 days after FUE hair transplantation. The pillow used during sleep is important in terms of protecting the transplanted area and the donor area. Stiff pillows that can damage the hair follicles should not be used.

The transplanted hair follicles should never be damaged. Sleeping in the supine position may be beneficial in terms of protecting the hair follicles. Care should be taken not to get any blows to the head, heavy sports should definitely not be done.

Except for light hair abbreviations using scissors, haircuts that can be considered important should be avoided. When all these are taken into consideration, the hair transplantation process will be completed successfully without any problems after the procedure.

What are the Benefits of the FUE Method?

The benefits of the FUE hair transplant method are many. If we need to express the benefits of this method;

There is absolutely no scarring on the scalp as no stitching or piercing is applied during the procedure.
While grafts can be taken for hair transplantation from the nape area selected as the donor area, if you need beard, mustache and eyebrow transplants, other transplant procedures can be easily performed by obtaining hair follicles from the same area with this method,
After the procedure, the recovery time is very short and the pain is very low,
Starting from the 6th month after the procedure, the hair starts to look good visually,
After the procedure, the hair regains a completely natural appearance and a healthy structure after 1 or 1.5 years,
No health problems after the procedure.