Type Of Baldness
How to reach good results – FUE Technique
FUE stand for Follicular Unit Extraction. This means the “taken out of the hair follicles” 1 by 1 from the back of the head( donor area) . In the past specialists used to get the hair follicles in big amounts as strips. This has disadvantages such as scarring on the back of the head ( donor area). Also it was difficult to seperate hair follicles from the strip and implant them to the cellks on the top of the head ( receiving area). Scientists used to place the follicles in huge numbers. However many of these hair follicles were not sitting in the cells and scientists lost many of these hair follicles during this process. Finally, results were not that good.
FUE technique has changed all of this. There is no scarring, there is no loss of hair follicles,
there is tremendous growth in all cells
FUE enables the surgical team to offer small Hair Transplant sessions from 500 grafts, especially to patients who are at the initial stages of hair loss to 4000 grafts for patients who have much bigger bald area. In this technique the head is shaved completely and donor area is mainly chosen as the neck part between the 2 ears. Collection of grafts occur 1 buy 1 through special 0.6-0.8mm small punches. Mainly a graft has 1 to 3 hair units. This 1 by 1 collection is the actual meaning of FUE, Follicler Unit Extraction.
Collected units via FUE are then transferred into the bald cells of the person. The whole process takes about 4 hours for a person who needs between 2000-3000 grafts of hair. During this time the patient is under local anesthesia and doesnt feeel any pain. The patient is awake , can read books, watch a movie during the procedure. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, there are no cuts and there are no marks on the head. But as you watch in the movie, there are small bleedings during hair collection, cell openings and hair implantation.
As you can watch in the movie this procedure is a team work. The plastic surgeon and his team of 3-4 qualified specials share the work of collection, cell recognition, hair preparation and then hair implantation. The collected units are hold outside for about 10-20 minutes. The faster it is , the better it is for their liveliness. In such teamwork, the waiting outside is not more than this figure.
· People have about 100.000 follicles and about 70-100 follicles per cm2. Hair loss is visible when these numbers fall by half or triple. Therefore thickness of the follicles shall be more than 40-50 cm2. The type of the hair plays an important role here as well. If the hair is thinner then more grafts are needed for the implantation.
· In FUE the angle of the implantation of the hair is important to reach natrual results. Front lines by 50-60 degrees angle, hair in front of the ears by 35-40 degrees, back part of the top by 40-45 degrees.
This is the Art of the Work !!
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