Hair is something that makes the first impression and talks about your personality and style. But, hair loss has become quite a common problem in today’s world, and it affects more than 85% of the population by the age of 50. So, when you step out of the house, one of the most overbearing things is to deal with a visible scalp patch or receding hairline. Losing more than 100 strands a day becomes a cause of worry, and hair fall negatively impacts your self-confidence as well.
Along with ageing, many other factors can trigger hair loss, depending on your lifestyle. Genetics, abnormal hormones, lack of nutritional diet, medications, stress, harmful hair-products and pollution are some of the reasons that experts take into consideration. So, once the underlying cause is diagnosed and treated in the right way, then there are chances that hair loss may stop, and hair may grow back.
How to solve severe hair loss? When there is sudden and rapid hair loss, there are various things you can do to disguise it. Ofcourse, you can use a hat or scarf to cover your head. If you have many bald patches, then you can consider covering them with a hairpiece. But, for a natural look, one of the surefire options is a hair transplant.
Hair transplantation is a surgery that takes out hair follicles from the donor area and implants them to the part of your scalp where it is bald, i.e. the recipient site. Various advanced tools and technologies such as a scalpel or punch graft instruments are used to perform the surgery. Next, the removed hair follicles are placed into tiny holes of the recipient site. Hair transplantation is very successful, and there is growing evidence among people opting for one who needs natural-looking hair.
Out of all the hair transplant techniques available in the market, follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the most effective one.
What is FUE Hair Transplant?
The physician uses micro punches to harvest each hair follicle as a graft in an FUE hair transplant without creating a linear incision. Also, the hair follicles are taken out randomly, allowing the thinning of the area less noticeable. This technique replaces the traditional FUT method, which takes the entire skin on the scalp along with follicles and transplants them to the hairless area leading to a hair plug look.
FUE hair transplant came into existence in the year 2002, and the results were not only seamless but also traceless. Thus, it became a preferred hair loss solution all over the world. Also, the recovery time is around ten days as compared to two months from the FUT process, and scarring is only on the neck without cutting or stitches.
How does it work?
In FUE hair transplant, the surgeon extracts and transplants individual follicular units (around 1 to 4 hairs) from the donor area to the recipient area. This means it removes hair follicles from the back or sides of the scalp, which are resistant to DHT hormone, causing hair loss. As a result, these hair follicles do not fall out in the future. Because of this reason, FUE hair transplantation is known to be a permanent procedure. Also, the FUE procedure creates channels, i.e. small incisions made in the recipient area to implant follicular units. These channels showcase the new hair growth’s angle, direction, and density to create the most natural-looking results.
At EsteNove, we use the most innovative and effective hair transplant, i.e. the Sapphire FUE hair transplant.
What is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant?
Both Sapphire hair transplant and FUE hair transplant use the same procedures, but the uniqueness of Sapphire FUE hair transplant is the use of sapphire tips instead of traditional metal slits at the channel creation stage. The channels are opened with a minimum incision which ensures less crusting and provides faster healing. Moreover, Sapphire tips allow accurate and close transplantation of hair follicles, thereby providing a natural look.
EsteNove’s Sapphire hair transplant creates fine channels by sapphire blades to provide more natural-looking results. Made from precious gemstone, Sapphire tips have smooth surfaces and antibacterial properties. They offer hardness, sharpness, and durability with less vibration when used in the hair transplantation process. As a result, there is no tissue damage, and the results are better.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
When you visit the clinic, the surgeon will understand your requirements and finalise the number of grafts and hairstyle. Once it’s confirmed, they will spend some time and resolve your queries. Before starting the procedure, the hairline is done, and necessary blood tests are taken.
Local anaesthesia is used for this hair transplantation method. The donor area is disinfected, which takes around 30 minutes. Then, a needle-free injection is used to make the area numb. A device is used with pressure, so patients do not feel the ache.
- Extraction and opening canals
The hair roots are removed and placed within the channels using Sapphire tips. Then, canals are opened using a sapphire tip that significantly affects the hair appearance, angle and density.
Sapphire FUE hair transplant uses sapphire tips to transplant the extracted hair follicles to open channels. These hair follicles are planted together, even in the narrow area, providing more density. Also, we transplant with the right angle to give a natural appearance.
NOVE MIC® Method
As mentioned earlier, grafts are created based on the number of hair follicles for natural results. That’s why the hair frontline must contain only one follicle containing grafts, and others must be transplanted to the banding sites. This step is a critical one that is usually taken for granted by other hair transplantation centres, and as it is done manually, which leads to incorrect calculations.
In EsteNove, we use the Nove MIC® division system. After extraction, the grafts are counted, and a microscope is used to group them. As a result, the margin of error becomes zero, and the patients have a natural look. When the grafts are removed from the hair root, they are analysed, and the efficient single roots are used to form the hair front line. The pending double and triple grafts are placed in the cavities and back sections. Nove MIC®, in combination with the Sapphire Fue method, provides a natural look with a root analysis method.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Benefits
- Although post-surgery complications are pretty low, Sapphire FUE hair transplant reduces the risk further
- Sapphire blades have antibacterial properties, which minimises the risk of tissue damage
- The hair follicles are placed at proper angles and directions, providing natural results
- Sapphire FUE technique allows frequent extraction than the traditional method
- The precise opening of the canals heals the tissue faster and transfers the extracted follicles smoothly to the skin
- The FUE method places transplanted follicular units very close to each other, thereby improving the density of hair
- Hair roots are placed in their channels at a natural angle
- The maximum number of grafts can be reached in one session
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Side-effects
Ideally, there are not many side effects of Sapphire FUE hair transplant, but if a patient does not follow the post-surgery instructions correctly, then it can create complications. Here are some of the side effects of Sapphire FUE hair transplant.
After the procedure, patients are advised to rest completely to avoid swelling or edema around the face. However, this swelling lasts only for a week and then disappears.
Sometimes, the patient can feel itching after the procedure. It’s a normal side effect that may may a few days and can easily be managed with medicinal cream.
Post-operation, redness appears in both the areas, which goes away in ten days.
Due to the anaesthesia, numbness can occur in both areas, and it lasts until the effect is over.
How to prepare for a FUE hair transplant?
Here are some things you can follow before a FUE hair transplant surgery:
- Avoid smoking for at least a day.
- Do not drink for three days
- Avoid aspirin or blood thinner for around two weeks
- Avoid vitamin supplements for two weeks
- Try to avoid antidepressants for two weeks
- Avoid haircut before the surgery
Why EsteNove for Hair Transplantation?
EsteNove has Turkey’s best hair transplant procedures designed to suit patients’ requirements and performed via advanced technologies. We focus on our patients’ needs and guide them accordingly to ensure that they are totally satisfied. Our proven track record of positive feedback by 10000 guests arriving from almost 20 countries worldwide reflects this. EsteNove’s team of experts are skilful surgeons and experienced healthcare professionals who create the best solution for you. Our priorities are harmony, cooperation, and good communication, which provide the most satisfactory results for our patients.
Sapphire Fue Hair Transplant Recovery and Results
After the hair transplant, the local anaesthesia will last for eight to ten hours. Then, you would need to sleep on your side and back for an extended period of time. Also, you can do the first wash in a few days. As there are no cuts or stitches involved in this method, it’s okay to use water, and there will be very mild discomfort. However, during the extraction of hair follicles, minor wounds are seen as dots that will heal completely within two weeks. It will take one year for the hair to reach its natural form. Post-operation, most of the patients can return to normal life and activities within 48 hours.
How Much Does A Sapphire FUE Procedure Cost?
Did you know that around 500.000 people visit Turkey to do hair transplants? Yes, it’s a fact. It is because premium hair clinics in Turkey use advanced technologies, provide a professional working environment and price advantages. Moreover, innovative processes like Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant, Comfort-in ™ needle-free anaesthesia, and Nove MIC® play an important role. As EsteNove, we are providing our patients with state-of-the-art technologies and post-operative care.
Also, the FUE hair transplantation cost depends on the number of grafts and it varies across different countries. For instance, the graft transplantation cost in America and Europe is 2 or 3 dollars per graft. Whereas the same cost of grafts in Turkey is way cheaper (less than 50%). EsteNove has a professional team of doctors and technicians that provides the best service possible.
Fue hair transplantation cost varies depending on the number of grafts. In America and European Union countries, hair transplantation fees can reach as high as 2 or 3 dollars per graft; a person who wants to transplant 4000 grafts of hair should sacrifice around $10,000. On the other hand, the cost of sapphire Fue hair transplant in Turkey is way cheaper than European countries or America. We have the most respected doctors and technicians in this field. Thanks to our talented team of health, we carry out Fue hair transplant in Turkey with at least a 50% lower cost.
FAQ About FUE Hair Transplant
Yes, it is. In FUE hair transplant, hair follicles are removed from the donor and placed into the recipient area. As a result, the results are natural, visible and long-lasting. A significant change in hair growth will be seen within a year in the transplanted area.
Yes, it can. You can maintain your hair short for the first nine to ten months. This is because the results of the transplanted hair will be visible only after a year. Moreover, you need to ensure that you let your hair grow long enough two-three months after the year of operation.
Yes, it does look natural. In an FUE hair transplant, the surgeon extracts the healthy hair follicles utilising a specialised instrument and implants them in the bald area one by one. As a result, it provides a natural look if the surgery is done well.
Yes, it is very successful. As per research, 95% of all implanted grafts grow well in an FUE hair transplant. The higher the percentage, the better is the success rate of the procedure. Unlike other transplants, there will not be a phenomenon of rejection called a graft in FUE hair transplant due to its advanced technologies.
FUE hair transplant is better than FUT due to its use of advanced tools and technologies.
FUE hair transplant is very effective and provides excellent, natural results. Are you looking for the best FUE hair transplant clinic near you? Then, take an appointment with us. Our Health Assistants will contact you and help you throughout the journey. You can also leave your contact information via our social media or website.
Yes, women can also have a hair transplant, but the cause of hair loss needs to be well diagnosed. Because of androgenetic alopecia, known as male-type hair loss, hair loss resulting from the regression of the forehead line of the hair or an opening in the crest, women can also have hair transplantation.
Technically, there is no age limit for hair transplants. So, hair transplant can be applied to everyone from 22 to 65 years of age. But we cannot say, all people in this age range can have a hair transplant. Therefore, the determinants are hair type, hair loss condition and the general health condition of the patient.
Yes, we give a guarantee for after post-operative results, excepting health conditions or therapy that causes patients hair loss. In addition, patients should also follow the post-operative instructions given by the doctor.
To set up a consultation with us, at first, you can leave us your contact information via our social media or website or send us an e-mail. Then our Health Assistants will contact you and our doctor will send you a special diagnosis report. In accordance with this report, when you come to our clinic, a pre-examination is performed in terms of compliance with hair transplant process.