FUE Hair Graft in Turkey: process, advantages and disadvantages, prices
When a patient, man or woman, affected by hair loss - partial or complete alopecia - decides to conduct a hair graft, several methods are available. The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is the most commonly used protocole by hair grafting surgeons all over the world. But this non invasive operation is expensive, pushing lots of patients to choose a medical trip, going abroad to have a hair transplant, like in Istanbul in Turkey. Here, specialized clinics, highly reputed and using the most advanced technology, coupled with a top quality full assistance service, are proposing FUE hair transplant 80% cheaper than in France or in UK.
The FUE surgical procedure consists of extracting each hair follicle from their roots, and transplanting it from the giving zone (usually behind the skull) to the receiving zone, by using a micro-punch, whose diameter varies between 0,7 and 1mm. The follicles are collected and counted while canals are opened in the receiving zone, before being replanted. The full intervention, conducted under local anesthesia, takes between 5 and 8 hours, depending on the nature of the patient’s hair and the size of the zone to cover.
The FUE technique has spread in hair aesthetics medical clinics all over the world after the 1993 world congress of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), when members presented the first very positive results of FUE.