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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About FUE Hair Transplant

FUE (follicular unit extraction) What is FUE

Hair loss can be a huge problem. And this is a problem for both men and women. Although in most cases, men are the one’s who complain from this problem. There is a solution for hair loss. And that is hair transplant. But people generally have tons of questions when it comes to FUE hair transplant. In this article, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about FUE hair transplant.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

Actually, there is a misunderstand on this subject. FUE is a hair extraction technique. When combined with hair implant techniques like Sapphire, Slit and DHI, the overall process is called hair transfer.

With FUE technique, hair grafts are collected from the back of the head. Also, it is possible to collect from other body parts like chest and face. After collecting these hair grafts, grafts are implanted to affected area. Number of grafts are planned before extraction and implanting procedure.

Is FUE Hair Transplant Painful?

No, it is not painful. During hair transplant, local anaesthesia is applied to both donor and recipient area. Therefore, patients do not feel anything during the surgery. There can be mild discomfort right after the surgery. But this is natural and this discomfort will pass in couple of days. Doctors prescribe pain killers to ease this process.

Is FUE Hair Transplant Permanent?

Yes, results of FUE hair transplant are permanent. So, once you have the surgery and once your grows, you will have permanent hair.

How Long Does It Take for New Hair to Grow?

After the hair transplant surgery, new transplanted hair will first fall. This is perfectly normal and natural part of recovery process. Your new hair will start to grow after six months. However, you will need 1-1.5 years for full hair growth. After completing your recovery process, your hair will look thick and the results will be permanent.

Can I Have FUE Hair Transplant?

Probably. You need to take an appointment before deciding on hair transplant. Doctor will examine you and will recommend the most suitable hair transplant option.

Does FUE Hair Transplant Have Side Effects?

No. You might feel mild pain right after the surgery. If you follow all the instructions of the doctor and medical team, you will not experience any side effects.

How Long Does It Take to Recover?

You can go back to your daily life 3 days after the surgery. Crusting will disappear over time. This time depends on characteristics of each patient. It generally takes 2 weeks.

I Am a Woman. Can I Have This Hair Transplant?

Yes you can. If you are women and experiencing hair loss, you can also have hair transplant surgery. Doctor will examine you and find the most suitable method for you.


About Gürkan Çoruh

Gürkan is Estenbul Digital Marketing Manager and Content writer who has taken roles in medical tourism for years and created written materials for healthcare provider’s websites. Gürkan Çoruh was born on May 10, 1989, and pursued his higher education in Travel Management at the Muğla University. After graduating in 2011, he had the opportunity to work in many units of tourism. He started to work in the medical health tourism sector in 2016. Since then, he has been working on medical tourism and has written informative health articles. He has been mainly focusing on hair transplant surgeries, and through his work, Gürkan has been able to create effective content in English. He has been working with Estenbul Health in this sector for 7 years.