FUE Hair Transplant

One of the most widely preferred hair transplant techniques around the world is the FUE hair transplant technique. Since this method has many advantages, it is a little more in the foreground than other methods. Thanks to no incision being made on the scalp, there is no problem such as an incision scar after the operation.

FUE, which stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, is known the process dates back to 1988. This technique, which was first applied in Japan, became famous worldwide in 2002.

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What is a hair follicle?

A hair follicle is a tube-like mini organ which has found in mammals and humans as a general characteristic. Hair follicles are found in the superficial and middle layers of the skin. Humans have around 5 million follicles in the body and nearly 80.000-150.000 in the scalp region.

There are two types of hairs in our body:

  • Vellus hair: Nearly the whole body “except some regions” is covered with vellus hairs. As a characteristic vellus hair are colorless and doesn’t grow.
  • Terminal hair: Scalp hair, eyebrows, and beards are covered with terminal hairs. As characteristic terminal hairs have color and they grow in normal conditions.

Hair growing is like a cycle that has 3 phases. In healthy conditions 85-90% of scalp hairs are in anagen (growing phase), 1% hairs in catagen (transition phase), and 10-15% telogen (resting phase). When you lose 100-200 hairs per day it is accepted as a “normal physiologic condition”. The growing speed of hair strands is near “1cm/month” in normal conditions.

FUE Hair Transplant Steps

Hair follicles are taken one by one from the part determined as the donor area and fixed to the part where hair transplantation is desired. During planting, just as during harvesting, Grafts are carried out one by one. In this way, the surgeon is aimed to take the least damage to the hair follicles. Otherwise, if it was done in bulk, many living hair follicles could be damaged during the process. This is one of the advantageous aspects of the process.

It is a process that requires a little more time compared to other applications. The reason for this is that each hair root is taken care of one by one. This hair transplantation technique, which was performed using a Biopsy punch a few years ago, is now applied much more practically and successfully with special microsurgical devices.

Apart from these, the FUE hair transplantation technique has been chosen as the gold standard by the ISHRS Association, which shows how important and reliable the procedure is.

In the Clinista FUE hair transplantation technique is applied to individuals coming from abroad with a success rate of very close to 100%. For this, photos of their hair are requested from patients who reach the clinic using any kind of communication way (social media, the contact information on the clinic’s website, etc.).

In this way, a preliminary examination is made. The individual is informed about how to apply a transaction and the price. If there are details that he or she is curious about, he or she also asks about them.

If the individual wishes to have a hair transplant with Clinista, he or she must inform the clinic 2 weeks in advance and set the appointment date. At this stage, a small amount of deposit is taken from the individual to replace the promise. Then, procedures such as accommodation, pick-up from the airport with a VIP vehicle, and flight tickets are handled by the clinic staff.

Our Advanced Techniques

Micro-Graft Technology

As technology advances, there have been developments closely affecting the recovery of patients in hair transplantation as well. Micro-Graft FUE is one of these advancements. In this technique, smaller surgical instruments are used during the extraction of hair follicles compared to traditional FUE. This technique requires higher expertise, and post-procedure, the surgical wound surface in the donor area is reduced by 20%. Consequently, the recovery is faster, and the risk of scarring in the donor area is almost negligible.

3D Sapphire Technology

Sapphire, being a precious gemstone, has played a significant role in surgical advancements due to its durability and sharpness. Particularly in ophthalmic surgery, sapphire has evolved into a material used widely in hair transplantation. 3D sapphire blades used in hair transplantation ensure less trauma during incision on the skin. These surgical blades, selected based on the length and thickness of the hair follicle, provide a flawless incision on the skin. Thus, the hair follicle can be placed at the desired depth without error. Moreover, incisions made with sapphire blades contract more rapidly, allowing for faster healing.

Is Turkey The Ideal Country for FUE Hair Transplant?

In Istanbul, Italy, and Albania, there are Class A clinics fully equipped, with which Clinista clinic has contracts. Patients can choose any of these countries. However, prices are set in each country according to the standards of that country. You can find out the difference in prices by country by calling Clinista. Contact information is provided on the website

When the patient comes to Turkey, he or she is taken by VIP vehicle and transported to his or her hotel. After staying at the hotel for the first night, he or she goes to the clinic the next day and undergoes a re-examination process. All procedures are carried out by specialist physicians who have received med- school training. During the examination process, some procedures such as PCR testblood tests and anamnesis are carried out to check beforehand whether the health conditions of the individual are suitable for the procedure.

If there is no health disability, the individual is hospitalized a few hours before the FUE technique application. In the meantime, her or his hair should be cut. Otherwise, some complications may develop as the hair will produce bacteria. In order to prevent this, haircut is important.

Then channels are opened on the donor area and hair follicles are collected during the procedure. Hair follicles are placed in a container with a special solution. Then, the hair is planted one by one on the area to be transplanted.

There are A class and fully equipped hospitals that Clinista clinic has contracted with in Istanbul, Italy and Albania. Any of these countries can be chosen by patient. However, prices are determined in each country according to the country’s standards. You can find out the difference in prices by country by calling Clinista. The contact infos are written on the web site.