Hair transplant refers to collecting hair from your donor area and placing them in the recipient area.
There are two types of hair transplant operations. One of them is FUE (Follicular unit extraction) and the other one is FUT (Follicular unit transplantation) a.k.a strip method.
Although they are very distinct, both methods share one goal: curing hair loss.
What is FUE?
FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) is the most advanced technique in hair transplantation.
In follicular unit extraction, a highly experienced doctor extracts hair follicles from the donor area (typically the back of the neck) with the use of a special extraction instrument.
The follicles are then transferred to the recipient area. Using a special micro surgical needle, the surgeon will puncture the scalp area that will receive the grafts. The grafts are then inserted at a specific angle and density into the recipient area, so that it will resemble a natural hair pattern.
What is FUT?
Follicular unit transplantation is a procedure where hair is transplanted from areas at the back and sides of the scalp, and moved to bald areas. The patient is anesthetized and a doctor removes strips of tissue from the donor area, and once extracted, the donor strip is cut into individual follicular units.
The doctor then makes tiny holes in the scalp, where the follicular units are carefully placed. The placement of the grafts is usually done by a team of nurses or health care assistants.
Which one should I go for?
Nowadays, the FUE became the procedure of choice by patients worldwide because FUE procedure takes significantly less time to heal than FUT. Also, because only individual follicles are removed from the donor side, it leaves a tiny puncture scars that are almost invisible to the naked eye.
FUE hair transplant leaves you with almost no post-surgical pain or discomfort, and the average recovery time is less than 7 days.
Dr Gokhan Gur, M.D. has been practicing FUE hair transplantation for 17 years and he is a prominent specialist in Turkey. If you are interested in having FUE Hair Transplant in Turkey, you can contact his clinic via WhatsApp, email or website.