FUE Hair Transplantation Method

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) stands out as an advanced hair transplant technique, involving the meticulous extraction of individual hair follicles. Specialized micro-needle devices, with a diameter ranging from 0.7 to 0.9 mm, known as “punches,” are used for this procedure. These punches carefully gather follicles from the donor region, a scalp area resistant to factors causing hair loss. Subsequently, these follicles are precisely transplanted to the targeted bald area using specialized tools, resulting in minimal scarring and no visible marks.

In stark contrast to earlier methods that involved scalp removal, bandaging, and surgical sutures, often leading to painful scars, the FUE technique is renowned for its painlessness. Full recovery typically occurs within 7-8 days after the hair transplant, enabling patients to swiftly resume their normal activities.

Advantages of the FUE Method

The FUE method stands out as an extremely effective and reliable method of hair transplantation, offering patients numerous advantages and high-quality results.

Faster healing process: Compared to other hair transplant techniques, the FUE technique allows for a significantly shorter recovery time.

Minimal postoperative discomfort: After the procedure, patients usually do not experience discomfort such as tension or loss of sensation in the transplant area.

Greater number of grafts: the FUE technique enables the collection of a greater number of grafts, providing a wider possibility of achieving the desired results.

The gold standard in hair transplantation: It is considered the gold standard in the field of hair transplantation due to its precision and minimal invasiveness.

Avoidance of scars: Since no surgical incision is made, there is no risk of creating a visible scar.

High success rate: This technique has a high success rate in the permanent growth and quality of transplanted hair follicles.

How do we perform FUE hair transplantation?

FUE hair transplantation requires detailed planning, careful preparation and a precise execution process, as well as a careful recovery period. Before the procedure itself, the expert team of Poliklinika Dijamant first assesses the density and quality of the hair in the donor area using special hair analysis devices. This analysis allows us to precisely determine the number of follicular units – grafts that we can get from the donor area, that is, from the nape of the neck.

By defining the area that requires transplantation, it is determined how many hair follicles (grafts) need to be transplanted to a certain area of the scalp and we check whether the donor area has sufficient reserves to meet this need. We also determine the optimal line of hair growth, and inform the patient in detail about expectations and possibilities.

The FUE hair transplant surgery itself goes through several key stages, with each step requiring precision, diligence and meticulousness to result in success and patient satisfaction. This procedure is carried out in our clinic by a team of experts from Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina who are educated and specially trained for this method of transplantation. This procedure is performed with special care to ensure natural and aesthetically pleasing results.

FUE Method: Step by Step Guide

Two weeks before the procedure

•Avoid consumption of acetyl-salicylic acid and its derivatives (Aspirin, Bospyrin, Andol, Cardiopirin, Midol), vitamin supplements, products that stimulate blood flow or contain vitamin E. We advise you to consult with our experts before taking any medicine, either with with or without a prescription, during this period.
• If you feel fever, cough, difficulty breathing or body pain before the procedure, contact us immediately.
•Stop using topical hair care products that stimulate blood flow to the scalp, such as minoxidil.
•Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 7 days before the procedure, as alcohol can increase the risk of bleeding.
• Our staff will give you other important instructions for this period if necessary and which correspond to your specific needs, lifestyle or psychophysical condition.

• Refrain from strenuous physical activity or training to prepare for surgery.

•You will be invited by our team, and receive the necessary documents to sign before the operation.
• In this step, blood tests, a COVID test, HIV and HBV tests will be performed.
• Wash your body and hair with a mild daily shampoo.
• Take all prescribed medications with you.

• In the morning, have a light meal for breakfast.
•Choose a shirt that is easy to put on and take off.
• When you arrive at the clinic, a hair transplant assistant will meet you.
•A photo shoot will follow.
• Our experts plan the procedure and determine the line of hair growth.
• Local anesthesia is applied before the procedure itself to reduce pain.
• In this step, blood tests, tests for HIV, HBV and HCV will be performed.
• After taking the follicles from the donor area and the phase of opening the ducts, the follicle implantation phase follows, and the whole process takes 4-6 hours.

The recovery process after FUE hair transplantation takes place in several stages:
• Pain may be present for the first few days, but painkillers can help.
•Redness and swelling may occur in the transplant and donor areas during the first 10 days after the hair transplant.
• Itching disappears after a few days, and in case of itching, avoid touching the surgery area.
•The first hair wash is done on the first day after surgery, and the same is done in our Polyclinic, where the professional staff of Poliklinika Dijamant will give you detailed written and oral instructions on how to care for your hair after the procedure itself. It is important to follow the instructions of our team on proper hair washing and care in the next 10 days.
• Avoid contact, impact or friction on the transplant area, support the neck when lying down, and for the next two weeks avoid physical activities that could be challenging.
• By protecting the transplant area from direct sunlight in the first weeks after the procedure, you will enable a better and faster healing process.

Examples of hair transplant results using the Sapphire FUE method.