Plastic surgery for hair restoration, hair transplantation is a highly sophisticated subspecialty that offers significant solution and relief to patients with hair loss. The results of hair restoration are natural, long-lasting and fulfill the highly aesthetic demands of the patients.

What is Micro FUE hair transplantation?

Follicular Unit Extraction, sometimes referred to as FUE, is the modern sophisticated technique of hair restoration. Classic FUE (follicular unit extraction, or sometimes referred to as follicular unit transplantation) is a type of hair transplant surgery that involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor part of the body, usually the sides and back of the head.These individual follicles are then implanted in the areas that are affected.An improved understanding of the aesthetics of hair loss and cosmetic hair restoration, hair anatomy and physiology, and the development of microvascular surgical instrumentation has revolutionized the approach to surgical hair restoration since the original description. The micro FUE method is the use of thin needles (with a diameter of between 0.6-0.8mm) and a micro motor.

What are the advantages of Micro FUE method ?

The graft extraction is automated and is performed with extremely fine instruments. That is why the procedure is almost atraumatic and the grafts are thin and gentle.Thanks to grafts with smaller volume collected with thin needles, natural looking hair transplants that are as dense as desired can be done. In order to place the grafts, some doctors make very small incisions with a sharp instrument and insert the grafts into these incisions by holding them with fine tip instruments. An experienced surgeon for hair restoration plans the position of those incisions in order to insure adequate distribution and inclination of the grafts. Afterwards, the grafts are placed in their incisions using a very fine instrument.The skin regeneration in Micro FUE procedure is very fast ( for the grafts around 7 days and for the donor 2 days ), and the final result is highly aesthetic and natural.

What do those numbers mentioned in hair transplant represent?

The amount to be transplanted in hair transplantation represents the number of hair follicles. Regarding the hair shafts, the number of hair shafts may exceed twice the number of hair follicles. In this sense, we alwazs talk about number of grafts not hair shafts.Considering that each hair follicle (follicular unit) contains more than one hair shaft, transplantation of 3000 hair follicles means that 8000 to 10,000 hair shafts are actually being transplanted.The number of grafts that we transplant in our clinics is always between 3000 - 4000, which is the maximum number of grafts possible to transplant in one session, and allowing optimal results for the patient.Your donor hair is a precious resourceThe critical thing to keep in mind is that hair transplants can only relocate hair from one part of your body to another: they can’t create donor hair. Your hair is a finite resource, and our doctors take absolute care to safeguard every hair during the procedure. No hairs are lost, dropped or damaged. Donor hair is taken from places that are unaffected by hair loss. In men, this is typically the sides and back of the head. The individual follicles are then transplanted to the area of the scalp that requires attention.This is why you cant afford not to go with the best clinic if you wish to get the optimum results possible.

How long does it take?

An FUE hair transplant can be undergone in either one long session. It tends to be more time consuming than strip surgery, but does not leave the obvious and typical scars that strip surgery does. The length of time for an FUE procedure can vary, but it usually depends on how many grafts are needed. A smaller procedure, where only around 500-1000 grafts are needed in case of eyebrow transplantation, can be completed in a couple of hours. However, a larger procedure of around 3000 to 4,000 grafts will require a session that lasts 6-8 hours.

How long does it take to recover?

As individual follicles are removed, it only leaves small, puncture dots, which are practically invisible to the naked eye. There is hardly any post-surgical pain and discomfort – with the average recovery time being less than 7 days.The results of an FUE hair transplantWhat makes FUE so remarkable is the way hairs are implanted: experienced specialists carefully map your hair growth before implantation so they know where and on what angle to place each follicle. It’s an exacting process that takes a lot of experience and expertise, but we believe the result is worth it: with a successful FUE transplant, donor hair grows, moves and feels the way it used to. As this is your natural hair, just moved from place to place, it will grow exactly as normal hair and is permanent.

Does hair transplant give permanent results?

Hair transplant operation gives permanent results. The hair follicles transplanted in the operation are genetically resistant to the impact of testosterone that triggers hair loss. The transplanted hair survives on the transplantation site for a lifetime.

The best candidates for hair replacement?

Hair replacement surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but the results won’t necessarily match your ideal. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with our doctors. It’s important to understand that all hair replacement techniques use your existing hair. The goal of surgery is to find the most efficient uses for existing hair. Hair replacement candidates must have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head to serve as donor areas. Donor areas are the places on the head from which grafts and flaps are taken. Other factors, such as hair colour, texture and waviness or curliness may also affect the cosmetic result.Remember, there are limits to what can be accomplished. An individual with very little hair might not be advised to undergo hair replacement surgery. During the dermoscopic examination our doctors-trichologists will carefully assessed as to the cause of hair loss (alopecia), the family history, and the progression of hair loss. The only way to know if you are a candidate for a hair transplant is to attend a confidential consultation. A qualified doctor can educate you on hair loss and the methods of treating it, and can then evaluate your personal situation. From this, the determination will be made as to your candidacy.

Eyebrows are among the main determining elements for a characteristic appearance and gestures. Loss or thinning of eyebrows is quite noticeable in the social life of the person, and it may lead to serious aesthetical concerns and loss of self-esteem.

Eyebrow transplants are designed to restore growing hair to eyebrows that are either missing, overly thin or scarred. The complete absence of eyebrow hair can be due to a number of factors, including genetics, prior laser hair removal, hormonal abnormalities, over-plucking or trauma from a previous accident.

What does eyebrow transplant mean? How is it performed?

Eyebrow transplant consists of the dermal extraction of hair follicles – located on the posterior scalp between the ears, and the dermal transplant of these follicles on the site where you want eyebrow hairs to grow. With the revolitionary micro FUE hair transplant procedure we can help to build on a thinning eyebrow, and even create a natural looking, realistic eyebrow for those with no hair at all.This is a very delicate procedure, requiring perfect placement of the hairs into tiny incisions that are angled at just the right direction and positioned to mimic natural growth. No scalpels are needed and no stitches are required. The procedure is 100% micro-surgical. Patients will regain their natural growing eyebrows with no side effects.

How is the shape of the eyebrow decided?

The planning of an aesthetical eyebrow shape is clearly defined in the plastic surgery practice. But the patient’s opinion is definitely taken before the eyebrow transplant operation, a suitable shape is decided in accordance with the patient’s need, and the eyebrow transplant is performed by sticking to this shape. It is always reasonable to form the eyebrows a little thicker than planned. The eyebrows that are considered to be thick can easily be plucked and formed into the desired shape.

From where are the follicles extracted on an FUE eyebrow transplant?

Hair follicles are used in FUE eyebrow transplant. The follicles are extracted from the site on the posterior scalp close to the nape of the neck, between the ears. This region particularly features gentle hair follicles containing a single hair shaft, which are required for a natural looking eyebrow transplant result.

How many follicles can be transplanted in an eyebrow transplant operation?

The number of hair follicles to be transplanted depends on the condition of eyebrow thinning and the recipient site decided by the patient. An average of 500-700 follicles is transplanted.

What kind of a procedure is FUE eyebrow transplant?

During the pre-operation meeting, the shape of the eyebrow is decided with the patient. Eyebrow transplant operation is performed under local anesthesia. The patient is awake during the procedure which takes 1-2 hours. Some redness and scabs will remain for a few days following the procedure. The recipient site will heal in 5-7 days. Growing of the eyebrows is a gradual process. They start to grow within the first month and the transplanted eyebrows completely grow in 6-8 months.

The presence and shape of the beard and moustache are as important as the presence of hair in order to achieve an aesthetic integrity in men. Even if a man does not grow his beard or moustache long, the presence of the beard and moustache is the symbol of masculinity. They signify self-esteem and an aesthetic appearance for men.

A number of reasons may be responsible for the lack of beard with a man. Most of these reasons are hereditary, that is, genetic thus it is not possible to grow new beard and moustache by cosmetic products or medical treatments in cases of beard and moustache loss. The permanent solution for beard and moustache loss is beard transplant.

What do beard, moustache, sideburn transplant mean?

Beard transplant consists of the dermal extraction of hair follicles –which are genetically resistant to thinning- located on the posterior scalp between the ears, and the dermal transplant of these follicles on the site where you want beard hairs to grow. The transplanted hair follicles do not fall off, and the result is permanent.

Who can have a beard or moustache transplant?

In addition to them, beard transplantation can also be performed with those men who have scars on their face as a result of pimples, burns or incisions, for the purpose of hiding these scars from view. Those men who like the appearance of a stubbly beard and want to grow their sideburns but who have a scattered and sparse beard often undergo a beard transplantation operation, too. Beard and moustache transplant can also be performed without experiencing any beard loss for the purpose of modifying the pattern of the beard and moustache.

HOW IS BEARD TRANSPLANTATION PERFORMED?

We use the micro FUE hair transplant procedure for our hair transplants, and the same procedure is used for beard transplants. This results in the most natural and realistic result possible. The hair is found on the scalp and then transplanted to the beard area. Individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp with a specialist extraction tool, which leaves minimal scarring, these follicles are then prepared under a microscope and ready to be transplanted. Our doctors have great experience with creating the most natural looking transplant possible and they are trained to place the hair follicles in the recipient area at an angle and density to match the natural hair growth pattern, resulting in a natural looking transplant.The beard transplantation is performed in local anesthesia and lasts for a few hours. In the first 2 weeks after the transplantation, the skin is red and dry, with scubs around the transplanted follicles. At the end of the first month, the follicles starts to grow and there will be no visible signs that any procedure took place. After 2-3 months the growth of the beard is normalized and the results are uniformly beautiful. The transplantaed hairs grow normally and can be groomed and shaved normally.

Will a beard transplant be permanent?

Similar to hair transplants a beard transplant is the most permanent hair restoration treatment. We take the hair follicles from an area of the scalp where the hair is unlikely to fall out as you age, and this means once transplanted the hair should continue to grow for a number of years.