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Hair Transplant by FUE Method

Hair Transplantation by the Follicular Unit Extraction method (FUE) was considered to be a breakthrough in the hair transplant industry when it was commercially introduced in the western world in 2002. One of the biggest concerns of potential patients remains the fact that a strip hair transplant may leave a linear scar at the back of their head, which could restrict them from shaving their head or have a very short hair cut. So the beauty of an FUE hair transplant is that in the hands of experts leaves no visible scarring.

HDC has pioneered in offering the FUE hair transplantation technique since 2003. Our medical team has accumulated enormous experience in the FUE technique, by producing thousands of amazing results and corresponding number of satisfied patients.

With FUE hair transplantation, a specialized punch with less than or equal to 1mm diameter is used for extracting the hair follicles directly from the scalp. The main advantage of this technique is that follicular units are extracted one by one directly from the scalp thus leaving no visible scaring.

In the FUE hair transplant procedure the donor area is required to be fully exposed by shaving it down to zero. If the patient however needs up to 1500 grafts, then the donor area does not need to be fully shaved and sufficient harvesting area can be exposed by a marine “crew” cut. To demonstrate this >> click here for the relevant video.

After preparing the donor area, the patient goes to the surgery room where the nurse will make the basic check ups like blood pressure etc >> click here to see relevant video. At the same time the doctor continues with the drawing of the hairline and/or the whole recipient area and agrees with the patient where exactly the follicular units will be placed during the hair transplant procedure >> click here to see relevant video.

The surgical procedure starts with administration of the local anesthesia to the donor area and the extraction of the follicular units. A simple way of presenting how FUE follicular units are extracted is shown in the figure below. A less than or equal to 1 mm diameter punch is inserted into the skin to the depth of the root of the hair follicle thus enabling the Hair Transplant Surgeon to detach the hair from the skin and to pull it out without damage.

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The extracted FUE follicular units are passed to the technicians of the medical team to check that the quality is of the highest standards under the microscope and immediately after group them into single, double, triple and quadruple follicular units >> click here to see the demonstrating video. The grouped follicular units are then placed in to different sections of the recipient area under the instructions of the hair transplant surgeon. Always the single hair follicular units are placed in the hairline for achieving a more natural looking result.

The final stages of the FUE  procedure are the creation of the recipient sites by the doctor and the placing of the follicular units by the rest of the medical team >> click here to see the demonstrating video.

We then treat the FUE hair transplant donor area with a special solution so as to make the healing period shorter. Finally , the doctor will give the post operation instructions to the patient verbally and in writing. The patient will also receive a post operation kit that contains all the necessary medicines and solutions for the necessary after care >> click to see relevant video.

A state of the art FUE  procedure consists of 9 stages. All these stages are interlinked and each stage needs to be performed correctly in order to have a successful final FUE  result. Each member of the HDC  medical team has the knowledge and experience to each and every stage in a state of the art way.

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery Breakdown:

  • Hairline Design
  • Punching
  • Extraction
  • Cleaning of Grafts
  • Storage of Grafts
  • Site Making
  • Graft Distribution
  • Placing
  • Post op Care

In our effort to show clearly our techniques used for FUE  and our results, we have prepared a couple of videos for you to watch as shown below:

>> Click here to see the video that demonstrates a typical FUE hair transplant procedure at HDC Hair Clinic.

>> Click here to see a video that demonstrates a detailed presentation of a 2149 grafts FUE hair transplant procedure at HDC Clinic.

Below we demonstrate a few of our results. For more results, visit our Results section.


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Before FUE hair transplant

 After FUE hair transplant

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Before FUE hair transplant

After FUE hair transplant

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Before FUE hair transplant

After FUE hair transplant

The photos below give additional information for a state of the art FUE hair transplant surgery.

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Hair results

In this photo you can see the FUE extraction sites that have been created by using a 0.9mm FUE punch. You can see the comparison of sites just created and sites that were created, 20 hours before. The healing of these sites is very fast. After a few days it will not be noticeable that this patient has undergone hair extraction form this area.

In this photo you can see the harvested follicular units with 0.9 mm FUE punch. Notice the follicular units are intact with a very low transection rate and with the proper amount of sebaceous material to protect the grafts from damage.

These follicular units have been harvested with the same FUE punch size as above. They are all single Follicular Units and they are to be placed on the hairline where we only use singles. They are intact with all the necessary tissue to give them an excellent growth in a few months.

In this photo you can see a cross-section of the scalp after removing a follicular unit via the FUE hair transplant technique. Notice that the neighbouring follicular units have remained intact.

The period that FUE hair transplant patients can go back to work after the procedure

It is the concern of many patients, how will they look immediately after the FUE hair transplant procedure and a few days later. Their main worry is how many days after the FUE procedure, will they be able to go back to work without any visible signs. We illustrate this with the photos below.



 Donor area during the FUE hair transplant procedure

Donor area 7 days after the FUE hair transplant procedure

Our conclusion from the above photos is that seven days after the procedure is enough to return back to work without any visible signs, provided that, post surgery FUE hair transplant instructions will be correctly followed.

In the link that follows, it shows a small video of the donor and recipient area of the above patient from 1st to 11 days after the FUE operation >>Click to see video

For more  results, visit our Results Section and see for yourself our excellent work.

For more information on the FUE Hair Transplant, please feel free to contact us for a FREE HAIR LOSS ADVICE concerning your specific case.


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