FUE hair transplant surgery has gained in popularity over the last decade. Unlike the classic technique, FUT (or Follicular Unit Transplantation), in which a strip of skin is removed to harvest the grafts, FUE extracts the grafts directly from the scalp. As a consequence, FUE does not leave such visible scarring and ensures natural-looking results.
How It Works
During an FUE hair transplant, groups of 1–4 hair follicles, known commonly as grafts, are manually extracted one at a time and placed into a storage solution. Once the extraction stage is complete, the doctor will open the canals using microblades. These are the holes or slits into which the grafts are implanted. Once the canals have been opened, the doctor can then remove the grafts from the solution and implant them into the recipient area. Following FUE surgery, patients tend to notice the first results appearing around two months after the transplant. More significant growth usually becomes visible after six months, while the full results typically appear 12–18 months after the procedure.
DHI is a relatively new procedure and, similarly to FUE, it leaves no visible scarring and produces natural looking results. While the graft extraction process is similar to FUE, there are a few differences worth noting.
How It Works
To start with, hair follicles are extracted one by one using a specialist tool with a diameter of 1mm or less. The hair follicles are then loaded into an implanter tool, known as a Choi Implanter Pen, and implanted directly into the recipient area. During DHI, the creation of the canals and the implantation happen simultaneously. The Choi Implanter Pen gives the doctor more precision when implanting the hair follicles. This allows them to control the angle, direction, and depth of the newly transplanted hair. Recovery time for DHI is similar to FUE. Results usually appear within a similar timeframe too, with full results typically taking between 12–18 months to appear.
What Is the Difference Between DHI and FUE?
The main difference when it comes to DHI vs. FUE is the way grafts are implanted into the recipient area. During an FUE hair transplant, the canals need to be opened prior to implantation, which then allows the surgeon to manually implant the extracted grafts. DHI on the other hand, makes use of a specialist tool known as a Choi Implanter Pen. This allows the implantation stage to happen right after extraction, without the need to first create the canals for the grafts.
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About: Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a type of hair transplant done by taking individual hair follicles from your skin and moving them to another part of your body where hair’s thinner or absent.
FUE has become more popular than the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure, which led to the “hair plugs” look.
Surgeons use micropunches to extract single follicles and move them, leaving behind almost no signs of extraction.
Safety: The FUE procedure is considered safe with minor possible side effects, such as tiny white scars where follicles were extracted. In extremely rare cases, there can be infection or tissue death where the surgery was done.
You may experience temporary side effects that go away a few days after treatment. Side effects may include swelling, bruising, and sensitivity.
Convenience: FUE is often done in multiple 2 to 4 hour sessions over the course of several days. In rare cases, a “mega session” may last 10 to 12 hours.
FUE is an outpatient procedure, so you can typically go home after each procedure.
You don’t have to interrupt your daily routine too much after FUE. But don’t immerse the area in water or do any rigorous exercise for about a week.
Almost any type of surgeon is qualified to do a hair transplant surgery.
You may want to consult with a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss or is certified in hair transplant surgery. Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Mugla