FUE stands for ‘follicular unit transplant’ and is an innovative hair transplant method. An FUE hair transplant is available in Turkey, with highly trained, specialist consultants performing the procedure. It is suitable for both men and women but is most often used to treat male pattern baldness, including receding hairlines and hair thinning.
An FUE hair transplant involves removing single hair follicles from a donor area on the body – usually on the head – and transplanting them into areas that are affected by hair loss.
During an FUE hair transplant, hair follicles are removed from an area on the head known as the ‘donor site’ under local anesthetic. A specially trained doctor uses a micro-instrument that removes between 1 and 4 hair follicles at a time. The recipient area of the scalp is then punctured and the donor follicles, known as grafts, are implanted. The grafts are implanted at an angle and density that matches the original hair. This gives patients a natural looking hairline.
FUE hair transplants can be completed in one session or several smaller sessions. However, if you are travelling to Turkey for an FUE hair transplant, it is likely your transplant will be completed in one session.
FUE hair transplants tend to take longer than other hair transplant methods such as strip surgery. This is because hair is transplanted one follicle at a time. However, FUE transplants are much less invasive than other methods. It is completed with only local anesthetic numbing the area and leaves no scarring. The small puncture marks left from the implantation of the hair follicles will heal within 7 days, leaving no scarring visible to the naked eye. Unlike other transplant methods, there is virtually no post-operative pain and the recovery time is minimal. This allows you to enjoy whatever time you spend in Turkey without the hassle of needing post-operative care or pain relief.
Once the hair follicles have been transplanted, the FUE hair transplant gives permanent results. The hair that was organically attached to the follicle will naturally shed a few days after treatment, but the follicle will regrow hair that is natural looking, healthy and strong.
Turkey is one of the leading countries in the world for hair transplants. Doctors in Turkey were trained in using the FUE hair transplant method long before doctors in the EU or USA. This gives them a level of experience and expertise that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
The cost of an FUE hair transplant in Turkey is also much less than you would expect to pay in the U.K. The average cost of an FUE hair transplant in the U.K. is between £4000 – £15,000. However, in Turkey, you can expect to pay £1800 – £3400 on average. Just because the prices are cheaper, it doesn’t mean you are getting a substandard treatment. Medical procedures in Turkey are strictly regulated, and it is a legal requirement that all hair transplants are carried out by qualified doctors. For more detail about this technique check out the services of vera clinic.