FUE hair transplant is a surgical procedure that can help you regrow hair in balding or thinning areas. FUE hair transplant is among the most innovative hair transplant techniques and it’s mainly known for achieving a natural appearance and allowing a quicker recovery.
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The cost of a hair transplant depends on how many grafts you need and in which country you are receiving treatment. Cost differences depend on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, practicing costs or regulatory conditions, which may differ greatly from country to country.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is an innovative, increasingly popular hair transplant procedure where a surgeon manually harvests individual hair follicles from your donor area and then grafts them into your recipient area. FUE hair transplant is performed under local anaesthesia. The donor area is usually the back and sides of your head or other parts of the body, like your beard or chest, if the donor hair on your scalp is not sufficient. FUE hair transplant is amongst the most popular techniques as it allows the scalp skin to fully recover leaving little to no scarring.
Hair follicles naturally grow in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, known as follicular units or grafts. During an FUE hair transplant, the surgeon will harvest grafts from a donor area and insert them into the target sites, areas where hair is thinning or has been completely lost. The donor area contains hair that is resistant to the hormone that is thought to contribute to the miniaturisation and eventual loss of a hair, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When this hair is transplanted from the donor area to the target site, it keeps that resistance to DHT and should remain permanently implanted. The number of grafts extracted in one session ranges from 500 up to 5000.
An FUE hair transplant surgery is carefully planned based on individual needs, preferences and clinics’ practices. However, there are a few main stages that apply to all hair transplant procedures. Below is a step-by-step guide for FUE hair transplant surgery.
To find out if you are eligible for an FUE hair transplant, you can send us a few pictures of your head (from all angles: top, front, left, right, back). One of our hair transplant specialists will give you an initial assessment of the number of grafts required. You will be also asked questions regarding your overall health, including:
This will allow the doctor to understand the underlying causes of your hair loss and what procedure would best work for you. This initial assessment will also indicate a cost estimate for your FUE hair transplant. Our hair loss treatment option guide gives you insightful information on hair loss and what your options are to stop it.
The pictures needed for an estimation of grafts and a price quote.
Once you decide to go ahead with your FUE hair transplant procedure, we will schedule the operation on the date you prefer. Surgery typically starts in the morning or early afternoon, so it is recommended to fly the day before to take proper time to rest and run medical tests beforehand.
You will discuss with your surgeon what coverage you aim to achieve with your FUE hair transplant, also depending on the quality and amount of your donor area. Once you’ve decided, the doctor will draw a line that will mark the beginning of your new hairline.
At the clinic, you will have physical and blood tests done to make sure you are in good health to start FUE hair transplant surgery. General blood tests will also check for major infectious diseases to make sure you are healthy and sound to proceed with the treatment and to rule out any medical reasons that could be of any harm.
Once tests and drawing of new hairline are done, you will receive local anesthesia for the donor area to be desensitized. During an FUE hair transplant, the donor area is usually shaved down (although there are surgeons who utilize the no-shave technique). If you are afraid of needles, don’t hesitate to let us know! We work with selected doctors who offer in needle-free anaesthesia (which usually comes with an additional charge).
Below a step-by-step breakdown of how an FUE hair transplant is performed:
Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon will start surgery. Hair grafts are extracted manually one at the time and placed in a container with a storage solution that will maintain the grafts' vitality.
After the extraction, the surgeon (or a team of expert technicians will use microblades and fine needles (between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter) to create the incision sites that will receive the hair grafts. The incisions determine the direction of hair growth and will be angled in a consistent pattern for a natural look and density.
Once the incisions are made, the hair grafts are inserted into the target sites.
The whole procedure can last 4 to 8 hours and is performed on the same day. During the procedure, many patients read, take a nap, or watch TV. You will also be given breaks during the procedure.
There are surgeons who offer Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment as a complementary procedure to FUE hair transplant surgery to promote hair growth and healing after the surgical procedure. PRP treatment is typically performed during the implantation or after the grafts are implanted.
After your FUE hair transplant is done, your head will be covered in bandages and you will be given painkillers. If you’re staying abroad, you will spend the night in a nearby accommodation. The day after surgery, you will meet with the surgeon for a post-operative check up and will receive precise instructions to follow during your post-operative time.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from an FUE hair transplant, from right after surgery until one year later. For a more detailed overview of what to expect after an FUE hair transplant surgery, check our Post-op guide on hair transplant surgery!
Percentage of new hair regrowing over a year after a hair transplant surgery.
Your scalp and forehead may be tender, red, or swollen for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and you may notice pimples in the recipient area. All the scabs will fall off during the second week after your FUE hair transplant, many of them with hair. Don’t panic!
During this time, 90% of your transplanted hair will fall off. This is a normal process, occurring in 95% of FUE hair transplant cases. Some of the natural hair located next to the transplanted grafts may fall off as well. This phenomenon is known as “shock loss”. Shock loss is a natural, transient process. The donor area will recover gradually as your hair grows back.
Between the second and the fourth month there will be a stationary phase. Around 5% of new fine hair may begin to grow during this time. Between the fourth and the fifth month after your FUE hair transplant, 20% to 25% of the transplanted hair will start to grow.
Between the sixth and the ninth month, most transplanted hair will grow (around 75%). At the same time, hair gets denser and thicker.
After the ninth month an additional 20% - 25% of new hair will grow. In some cases, it may take up to 18 months for the hair in the crown area to fully regrow.
The cost of an FUE hair transplant varies depending on the number of grafts required and the location where the procedure is performed.
Displayed locations reflect average package prices (treatment, hotel, airport transfer) booked through Qunomedical. Cost for transport to the destination (e.g. airfare) is not included. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.
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November 9, 2019| Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, Turkey
Immer hilfsbereit und zuverlässig!
Sehr nette kontakte,immer hilfsbereit und zuverlässig!
November 8, 2019| Smile Hair Clinic at Moodist Hospital, Turkey
Es wahr alles ok
November 7, 2019| Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant Clinic, Turkey
Dr Yavuz explained the whole process very clearly and responded to my questions knowledgeably. My telephone conversations with Theo, who was both caring and reassuring about the whole process.
I am delighted with the whole experience. Upon arrival, at 23.45 pm I had no trouble locating transport, which was in a new Mercedes ‘people carrier. The hotel was comfortable and my room of a high standard. Dr Yavuz explained the whole process very clearly and responded to my questions knowledgeably. The staff were courteous and friendly, in particular Dr Yavuz’s female assistant. The hospital exceeded my expectations in terms of cleanliness and comfort. Excellent! In particular, my telephone conversations with Theo, who was both caring and reassuring about the whole process.
November 5, 2019| Dr. Borejsza Clinic, Poland
Nothing could be done better.
I was picked up from the airport by my driver. I was driven to get blood tests dont then went for my consultation with the doctor where everything that was going to happen in the procedure and all after care that must be done was explained to me. I had the procedure the next day and then the final check the last day. Then I was driven back to the airport and returned home. Nothing could be done better.
November 5, 2019| Smile Hair Clinic at Moodist Hospital, Turkey
staff at hospital were amazing doctors very good at debriefing. Also girl was contact with on wats app was really helpful and like thank everyone made this happen
Thought was really helpful and really easy from I got to istanbul airport guy waiting took us to taxi hotel was very good also staff at hospital were amazing doctors very good at debriefing. Also girl was contact with on wats app was really helpful and like thank everyone made this happen with thanks Damian hall Think qunomedical doing fantastic job theres not much I can say wat could make them much better to be honest . Maybe ask the patient wud like put there music on help with them thinking about wats going on around them at time off the op.
November 4, 2019| Smile Hair Clinic at Moodist Hospital, Turkey
Staff were so friendly & helpful , the facilities were nice and very clean and comfy. The doctor told me I had a form off alopecia so they said they did there best and give me 2000 grafts .
Was met at airport easily enough. First consultation was super good . Staff were so friendly & helpful , the facilities were nice and very clean and comfy. The doctor told me I had a form off alopecia so they said they did there best and give me 2000 grafts . I’m disappointed as it looks like I got about 100 graphs
November 2, 2019| Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, Turkey
Team were super professional, instructions were clear and easy to follow
Team were super professional, instructions were clear and easy to follow, Clinic and hotel were both good as gold, only downside was I had to wait a while in the airport when I landed before going back to the hotel, but this was a very small thing in an otherwise super slick and smooth process. Very efficient, only thing I would say is maybe have someone who is contactable 24 hours a day as these procedures are big things for people getting them done.
November 2, 2019| Smile Hair Clinic at Moodist Hospital, Turkey
Lief alles Gut pünktlich und reibungslos.
Lief alles Gut pünktlich und reibungslos. War alles ok. Vielleicht mehr Werbung?
November 2, 2019| Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, Turkey
Die Erfahrung mit Qunomedical war professionell und freundlich ! Ich konnte jeder Zeit jemand erreichen und die Freundlichkeit ist lobenswert !
Ich wurde am airport abgeholt. Der Prozess bzw. das organisatorische war professionell ! Ich wurde gut behandelt und das Krankenhaus war sauber ! Habe mich recht wohl gefühlt ! Nur das Hotel war jetzt nicht unbedingt empfehlenswert. MFG Costanzo Die Erfahrung mit Qunomedical war professionell und freundlich ! Ich konnte jeder Zeit jemand erreichen und die Freundlichkeit ist lobenswert ! Ich bin sehr zufrieden !
October 30, 2019| Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant Clinic, Turkey
Tha transfer and hotel very good service and tha clinic staff very nice people and friendly. I have tha plesure to talk with Becky and she prepare all and Im verry thankfull,for all informations and all help.
Very good organization,starting from first day to last day. Tha transfer and hotel very good service and tha clinic staff very nice people and friendly. Well don! I have tha plesure to talk with Becky and she prepare all and Im verry thankfull,for all informations and all help. Thank you!