FUE is a method that is developed against the FUT method which has lost its validity. With the FUE hair extraction method, hair follicles are taken individually from the neck or from specific body parts by special slim needles and transplanted onto sparse or bald areas. As there are no sutures applied on the neck, it is not possible to see any suture traces.
FUE Hair Transplantation method is a painless operation in which the patient could go back to their normal life in a short time and this method does not include any cuts or stitches. No visible, permanent scarring could be seen in the donor area where the hair follicles are extracted. Also, with this method, it is possible to transplant body hairs.
Another method is Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) which has been in use for nearly seven years. DHI, which has become very popular in recent years due to its short application time and the lack of incision or operation scars, is among the first options which are chosen by patients who come from abroad for treatment.
This is one of the special methods developed with the use of the FUE technique. Other methods require the hair roots to be implanted only after they are subjected to various processes by the specialist. In DHI, however, there is no waiting time for implantation after the collection of the roots. Implantation is done at the same time and one by one. Therefore, it offers a solution to people who wish to have thicker hair or those who do not want hair in the implantation area to be cut off completely.
Similar to conventional FUE, this technique involves the collection of hair grafts individually. The difference is in the fact that the collected hairs are implanted right away. Therefore, the technique does not require special preparation. Another difference is in the amount of time that is spent. While it is possible to implant 4,000 grafts in FUE, only around 1,500 grafts can be implanted in DHI. This may seem like a disadvantage; however, since the patient groups for the two methods differ from each other, the outcomes are also different each other, the outcomes are also different and satisfactory for both.
The most important advantage is that the procedure can be performed without shortening the hair, especially for small transplantations and female patients. In this way, daily life is not affected by the procedure. It is also a good option for implantations that are to be made in multiple sessions. Since both FUE and DHI methods are performed under local anaesthesia, there is no pain in any way.