What are the Stages of FUE Hair Transplant?

The FUE procedure technically has three stages: the extraction of the hair follicles, the making of the incisions, and the transplantation of the hair follicles. Even though there are three main stages of a FUE operation, the whole operation itself depends on the details. These three stages are very important in a FUE hair transplant operation, and have impact on the results.

FUE Hair Transplant stages

The extraction of the hair follicles:

The success of the hair follicle extraction depends on the thickness of the punches (the thinner, the better), the amount of the hair follicles, and the number of hair follicles that will be transplanted to your scalp. Therefore, the person who performs your operation must extract your hair follicles using the right methods, following the right steps, and without damaging the integrity of the follicles. If the hair follicles can be extracted without breaking the integrity of the follicular tissue, then the transplanted hair will grow without any problem. Therefore, the extraction of hair follicles is an important stage.

The making of the incisions:

Another stage of FUE is the making of the incisions. Making of the incisions is surgically very important. During this stage, you can find out if your transplanted hair follicles and hair design will look natural. This stage is 80% important for the result of your hair transplant, and defines whether it will look natural or not. If the incisions are made very thick, and they are not made per your hair follicles, the result will not look natural. The most important point here – which affects the result of the hair transplant 100% is the making of the incisions. If you extracted the right number of hair follicles, transplanting these follicles is as important as making the incisions. The hairline design in making the incisions should be natural – it should be in accordance with your natural line. If the person who is performing your operation has designed your hairline only as a straight line, then the result will not look natural.

It is possible to make he incisions quite thin, in accordance with your graft, and without any scars – the lines and the results looking natural, so natural that even your hairdresser will not notice. The thinner the incisions, the more natural and the better the results. Of course, making thinner incisions takes longer, and the operation in result will take longer. The more care you put in making a detailed and delicate surgery, the longer the operation will be. Therefore, you should plan for your hair transplant, and while having it you should have time because it can take long.

When the incisions are made thin, the transplantation is harder. The operation here is not rough work. It requires delicacy, elaborateness. And the skill applied here totally affects the result of your hair transplant. A natural look is important.

The transplantation of the hair follicles:


Another stage is the transplantation of the extracted hair follicles into the hair follicle incisions. Here, transplanting the hair follicles in accordance with the direction of the hair is very important. When the team pays attention to the direction of the transplantation, your transplanted hair looks like your natural hair when it grows. Therefore, this stage of the operation is very important. Transplanting the hair in the thin incisions will take time. Here, the team’s expertise, their attitude and patience are very crucial.

All the effort put into these steps will increase the success of the operation.


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