The donor area becomes indistinguishable within a few days, as streak-shaped scars and suture marks do not occur in the Fue technique.
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE), formerly called Follicular Unit Extraction, is a method of removing or "collecting" donor hairs in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. In FUE hair transplant surgery, an instrument is used to make a small, circular incision in the skin around a follicular unit and separate it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then removed (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.
This process is repeated until the hair transplant surgeon collects enough follicular units for the planned hair transplant. This process can take 6 hours or more and can be performed over two consecutive days in large sessions. Donor wounds, about 1 mm in size, heal completely in seven to ten days.
Before the grafts are taken, tiny “recipient areas” are opened in the balding area of the scalp using a fine-tipped instrument. The grafts are then placed in recipient areas where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles.
DHI Hair Transplant
Thanks to the medical pen used in DHI hair transplantation, the channel is opened in a short time and the hair follicle is placed at the same time. Thus, two processes are applied at once.
The hair collected by this method is transplanted directly to the area. It is applied with a tool called “DHI Pen”. When the hair is placed in the pens, it is directly transplanted into the target area. In this method, there is less transplantation and less bleeding as the channels are created at the size of the graft.
Hair transplantation is done gradually in this method. The stages of DHI are listed as follows:
- Collection: At this stage, a region smaller than 1 diameter is removed and collected with a special tool called a "micromotor". It leaves no scars and the collected hair is ready for transplant immediately.
- Editing: The hair is placed in pens with channels suitable for its length.
- Hair Transplantation: The hair in the pencils is applied directly to the bald area, thus creating channels that allow all hair to be transplanted at the same time. The hair is easily transferred according to the angle and depth in the area.