What are the Hair Transplant options in Turkey?
There are two main Hair Transplant options in Turkey: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
FUT, also known as “strip harvesting,” involves removing a strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head (the donor site) and then transplanting individual hair follicles from that strip to the thinning or balding areas of the scalp (the recipient site). The strip is then stitched closed, leaving a thin scar.
FUE, involves removing individual hair follicles from the donor site (usually the back of the head) using a small punch tool, and then transplanting them to the recipient site. The advantage of FUE is that it leaves minimal scarring and recovery time is shorter than FUT.
Both options are widely used in Turkey and are considered to be successful in restoring hair growth. The choice between FUT and FUE depends on the individual’s condition, the amount of hair loss, the desired outcome, and the surgeon’s recommendation.
In addition to these two options, some clinics in Turkey may offer advanced techniques such as DHI(Direct Hair Implantation), Sapphire FUE and Body Hair Transplant (BHT).
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
In this method, the hair follicles are extracted one by one using a special instrument called the DHI implanter pen, and then immediately transplanted to the recipient area.
This method uses a sapphire-coated punch to extract hair follicles during the FUE process, which is believed to reduce trauma to the follicles and increase their survival rate.
Body Hair Transplant (BHT)
This method uses hair from other parts of the body, such as the chest, beard, or legs, to transplant to the scalp. It is an option for people with limited donor hair on their scalp.