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The arrival of Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE has revolutionised the hair transplant scene in Turkey, succeeding in providing an excellent solution.

In particular, FUE provided an excellent alternative to the previous Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT, which involved extracting a strip of skin from a patient’s donor area and dissecting this into separate follicular units before transplanting these into micro-channels that had been opened in the patient’s recipient area.

Although FUT has some strengths, it only allows for a limited number of grafts to be transplanted and the invasive nature of the technique generally leads to a more challenging operation and postoperative period for the patient. FUE changed all of this by extracting individual follicular units (one by one) from the patient’s donor area, leading to a scarless hair transplant and a faster recovery time.

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FUE vs FUT

FUE is the most widely used technique in Turkey and the world at present, it is an alternative to FUT hair transplant technique. Whereas FUE is a four-stage operation, the relatively old FUT has 5 stages.

FUE Stages:

1. Extracting the hair follicles from the donor area.

2. Separating the grafts and putting them in the solution.

3. Opening microchannels in the recipient area.

4. Transplanting the grafts into these channels.

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FUT Stages:

1. Cutting a strip from the scalp at the back of the head.

2. Slicing the strip into smaller ones.

3. Separating the grafts and putting them in the solution.

4. Opening microchannels in the recipient area.

5. Transplanting the grafts into these channels.

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The Derivatives of FUE Hair Transplant

There are now various different derivatives of the FUE technique that emerged due to the adaptability of this treatment method, each derivative gives an extra advantage, such as;

Micro FUEFUE Hair Transplant 5

Manual FUEFUE Hair Transplant 6

Sapphire FUEFUE Hair Transplant 7

Gold FUEFUE Hair Transplant 8

Percutaneous (Perkutan)FUE Hair Transplant 9

U-FUE (Unshaven-FUE)FUE Hair Transplant 10

Soft FUE

Ultra-Slit FUE

Hybrid FUE

TDF (Two-Days FUE)

The Advantages of FUE Hair Transplant

FUE is a practical and highly versatile technique which achieves excellent results in a variety of situations. It is the most used method, and it continues to provide the most comprehensive solution for those suffering from hair loss for the most. Here are some of the reasons it is the most common technique;

Less Invasive.FUE Hair Transplant 11

Painless.FUE Hair Transplant 12

Comfortable.FUE Hair Transplant 13

Scarless.FUE Hair Transplant 14

Little downtime (faster healing).FUE Hair Transplant 15

Allows working with a larger number of grafts.FUE Hair Transplant 16

The high survival rate of the hair follicles.FUE Hair Transplant 17

Encouraging the blood flow to the scalp and there helping to nourish the transplanted grafts.FUE Hair Transplant 18

An affordable option.FUE Hair Transplant 19

The Disadvantage of FUE Hair Transplant

FUE is an excellent all-round technique, but certain factors should still be taken into consideration. In particular, patients should be mindful that the quality of an FUE procedure will depend on the education, training and expertise of those who carry it out. Many less reputable clinics market FUE as a procedure which is ‘so easy’ that it can be performed by virtually anybody, and they work with inexperienced technicians rather than doctors in a cynical bid to cut costs.

Patients should be aware that in reality, an FUE hair transplant is a medical intervention like any other, and as such, it demands both excellent clinical skills and an inspired aesthetic eye.

It is very much in the interest of patients to work with a qualified team in a clean and accommodating hospital environment, for reasons of both safeties and ensuring the quality of the results. SHIFT has extensive experience in performing FUE and a wide range of other treatment methods and is capable of achieving high-quality aesthetic results in a comfortable, safe and clean setting.

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