If there’s a technique by excellence when it comes to performing capillary transplants, it is the FUE. Its acronym means Follicular Unit Extraction, and it consists in a non-invasive procedure where the capillary follicles are retrieved from one area of the body (the donor area) to be transplanted in the lacking areas that have to be refill. During this technique, the follicles are extracted individually, resulting in minimum scar tissues while minimizing the post-surgery time to its maximum.
Performing the FUE technique requires the punch, an instrument specifically created to extract the capillary follicles that want to be moved elsewhere; due to the width of the follicles, the marks left by the extractions are barely appreciable to the eye just a few days after the procedure is done.
-Shave the zone that will donate the follicles for easier extraction.
-Apply local anesthesia to the donor zone.
-Extract the capillary follicles using the punch. Once the extraction is performed, the healthier hairs are selected for a further serum bath until the moment of insertion in the receiving area.
-Place the follicles after digging minimum size holes. In Capiclinic, there’s a method involving the usage of sapphire crystals which open micro-channels that allow placing the grafts with higher accuracy.
After surgery process with the FUE technique
Within the first days, the donor zone (which normally is located below the nape or the beard area) gets covered with light bandages. The transplanted zone must remain uncovered and clean.
On the first night, it’s crucial to be extremely careful and avoid any potential touch or rubbing in the transplanted area. The patient has to sleep without placing the head on the pillow, alongside following the recommendations and suggestions from the clinic medical staff.
Two days after the surgery, all bandages must be removed; three days after the medical procedure, the operated area can be washed carefully, always taking care of the transplanted area while following the instructions of the specialists.
Around ten days after the intervention, all the scabs ought to be already fallen, without leaving any evidence of capillary follicle transplant whatsoever.
Baldness in figures
According to recent studies about alopecia, 25% of men begin to experience hair loss after they turn 25 years old. This problem usually gets worse with the pass of time until most men turn 50 years old, when the figure rises to 50%. All of these numbers are not outmatched by the feminine peers, where, however, partial or complete hair loss takes place as well.
It’s worth mentioning that white complexion men are the most vulnerable to experience hair loss. By territory, Czech Republic is the country with most bald men in the European surface (43% of the male population); after the Czech men, there are the Spanish (42%), Germans (41%) and the French (39%).
As years go by, more and more men with hair loss go to Turkey in order to undergo capillary transplant interventions. It has reached a point where the Ottoman country is ranked within the first places in countries with leading capillary surgeries; many Spanish men and other European males have traveled towards Turkey seeking the recuperation of their lost hair.
Something that’s quite evident since you first step onto the Turkish capital is the number of men with caps, shaved heads and protective ribbons is directly proportional to the number of specialized clinics and specialist surgeons in capillary treatments. The European country counts with attractive subsidies in the aesthetic medicine in order to promote this kind of tourism.
Not only the reputation of the specialists in capillary transplants – they count with some of the best physicians in the world- but also the interesting and cheap accommodation promotions that many hotels include, alongside other spends linked to medical procedures have turned Turkey in the country of capillary transplants by excellence.