The Best Hair Transplantation TechniqueS
The hair transplantation industry has been around for about 70 years. From the 1950’s up until present day, several new hair transplantation techniques have been invented. The first major type of hair transplantation was called “plugs” and was popularized in the United States in the 1950’s. Both scientists and ordinary men around the world became fascinated with hair transplantation and as a result, a significant amount of money was funneled into research. This led to the development of new hair transplantation techniques- including FUE which is still the most popular one today. When it comes to hair transplantation in 2018, there are several different techniques you can use, from FUE to FUT or even DHI. If you want to know more about the leading hair transplantation techniques in Turkey and around the world, read on.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the most widely used- and most effective- hair transplantation techniques. It is a relatively newer hair transplantation method, as it was invented by a Japanese doctor in 1988 as an alternative to strip harvesting. With FUE, a small micro-punch device between 0.6-0.8mm is used to extract individual hairs from a donor area on the patient’s body. Then, each individual hair is re-inserted into the scalp, where it will be able to grow. As with most hair transplantation methods, it will typically take patients between three and six months to see a difference with FUE.
There are several clear advantages to the FUE hair transplantation technique. One of the main reasons why FUE is so popular is because it is far less painful than other hair transplantation techniques. With FUE, no portion of scalp tissue is removed from the back of the head, meaning that no stitches are required. Not only is there little pain with FUE, but the healing time is quick, too. Additionally, there is no scar left over from the operation. Instead, FUE leaves small, circular scars that are easy to hide under any hairstyle- even the short ones. Because FUE is a less invasive technique, it is also oftentimes used for hair transplantation on eyebrows and mustaches.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
While FUE is arguably the most popular hair transplantation technique, it is not the only effective technique. Everyone has different needs when it comes to hair transplants. But not all hair transplantation doctors know and effectively use both techniques. Dr. Apaydin, on the other side, is experienced in several techniques, including both FUE and FUT. Some patients opt for FUT because it is a great option for those who have poor donor area.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also called the strip method, is a hair transplantation technique that involves removing a strip of scalp from the back of the head and transplanting it onto balding areas. Instead of removing hair follicles one by one, like with the FUE method, hair is removed in an entire section. This strip like section of the scalp is then treated to harvest the grafts. In this method more hair follicles can be harvested in less time. Although it leaves a scar at the back of the head, this scar is not visible after the healing period and it can be easily concealed under the hair around this area
FUE and FUT are the two most widely used hair transplantation methods- and for good reason. These two techniques are the most effective. However, while technology continues to advance, new hair transplantation techniques are invented every few years. While technological advancements undoubtedly benefit the hair transplantation industry in Turkey and around the world, some new techniques are not as reliable as FUE and FUT. Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is one of these newer techniques. The DHI technique was designed using scientific principles, but unfortunately isn’t as effective in practice. Similar to FUE, DHI involves removing hair follicles one by one from the donor area. However, they are then implanted into the head using a single-use DHI Implanter. While the DHI technique was designed to give more precision when implanting hairs, the hair follicles can not be secured as well as they would be during FUE, where an incision is made in the scalp before the follicles are implanted.
While there are new hair transplantation techniques popping up every few years, it’s important to remember that “newer” doesn’t always mean “better.” While there are significant technological advancements that aid the hair transplantation industry, the FUE and FUT techniques have proven themselves to be the most effective techniques year after year. The best hair transplantation doctors in Turkey will only use these trusted techniques. Dr. Ilker Apaydin is one of these doctors. Based in Istanbul, he is well trained and experienced in FUE and FUT hair transplantations. He is a top-rated surgeon and has helped over 8,000 patients achieve their dream of once again having a full head of hair. By working with Dr. Apaydin, you can rest assured that you’ll receive quality services in state of the art facilities at affordable rates.