▷ What is FUE Hair Transplant? FUE vs DHI Hair Transplant?
Hair Restoration Thursday 3rd of March 2022

All you need to know about hair transplant techniques! FUE, DHI, etc.

Hair loss can occur due to many reasons such as hormonal disorders, seasonal changes, lack of important vitamins, especially iron, and genetic characteristics from the family. Under normal conditions, 50 to 100 shedding per day is considered normal in adults, while intense hair loss may indicate the reasons listed above.

Healthy hair strands fall out on their own every 4-6 years, and new and healthy hair grows in their place. In addition, the causes of hair loss in men and women differ.

İn women; Intense stress, hormonal disorders, over-used cosmetic products and some drugs cause hair loss. In addition, intense hair loss occurs during pregnancy-postpartum period and menopause. In men, genetic factors and very high levels of testosterone hormone cause hair loss.

How to Prevent Hair Loss?

If hair loss is beyond the expected daily loss, it is important to see a specialist dermatologist in order to accurately determine the causes of hair loss.

Apart from these, shampoo that is incompatible with your scalp causes shedding; If your hair is dry, the shampoo you should use should be moisturizing and lubricating. In addition, taking the necessary vitamins by acquiring healthy and regular eating habits and supplementing the missing hormones will reduce hair loss.

In addition to all these, with the developed hair technology, versatile treatment methods such as drug therapy, PRP hair treatment, mesotherapy and hair transplantation have been developed according to the severity of the loss.

What İs Hair Transplantation?

Treatment methods vary according to the skin type of the people and the cause of the shedding. Among the treatment methods applied, hair transplantation; It is mostly done by transplanting the hair follicles taken from the area above the nape behind the two ears or from different parts of the body to the area where the loss is experienced.

Hair transplantation, which is often called an aesthetic operation, requires surgical intervention only in the FUT method.

In this process performed by specialist doctors; It is the separation of stronger hair follicles taken from other parts of the body, one by one, and transferring them to the recipient area after local anesthesia.

How Long Does Hair Transplantation Take?

This operation, which takes an average of 4 to 6 hours, is painless, but a slight pain may occur after the procedure. 14 days after hair transplantation, the hair will fall out, but the hair follicles will remain fixed and settle on the skin. Between 4-6 months, new hair will begin to grow in a healthy way.

Methods Used in Hair Transplantation

1-FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) Hair Transplant Method

Fut, which is the oldest method in hair transplantation, has been applied for about 30 years. A large scalp area is cut from the back of the head, that is, from the donor area, and this area is closed with stitches. This piece of skin is cut and the grafts are collected. Today, this method is not used because of its disadvantages such as scarring and scar formation, and also due to other techniques found with the advancement of hair technology.

2-FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant Method

In the FUE Hair Transplant method, which is a much more up-to-date method, no surgical procedure is performed, so there is no trace of the operation. Under normal conditions, it occurs by transferring the hair follicles taken one by one from the nape area and in case of insufficient (in some cases from different parts of the body) to the recipient area.

In FUE, there is no scar and unlike FUT, the patient can continue his social life right after the operation.

One of the most important points in the transplantation process is to determine the hair follicle to be transplanted in a way that is most compatible with the skin type of the person. With this method, the number of transplanted hair is maximized by taking fewer grafts from the areas with dense hair in the donor area and less from the areas with sparse hair.

In the second stage of FUE hair transplant method, channels are opened in the area where the hair transplantation will be performed. The opening of these channels is the most important step, the opening direction of the channels, the frequency of the channels determine the success of hair transplantation. Frequent grooving produces frequent and much more natural results.

In the third stage, the extracted roots are placed one by one into the opened canals.DHI (Direct Hair Transplantation)

3-Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Method

It is a much more up-to-date technique applied with sharp-pointed pens produced from sapphire ore. In the Sapphire FUE hair transplant technique, the damage caused by the opened channels is kept to a minimum, and the recovery time and efficiency are kept at the highest level.

Since the channels opened by sharp sapphire-tipped blades are much smaller, tissue deformation will also be slight.

Sapphire hair transplantation is the process of planting the grafts taken from the donor area one by one into the channels opened by the sapphire-tipped blades. As in every transplant procedure, it is the density of the hair reserve in the donor area that determines the result of a Sapphire FUE hair transplant .

Sapphire hair transplantation is the same as the FUE method, the only difference is the sapphire chisel used during transplantation, so it is called sapphire FUE hair transplantation.

4-DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) Method

DHI hair transplant method means direct hair transplantation and has functional differences compared to FUT and FUE . Similar to the FUE hair transplant method, the roots are collected one by one from the donor area. In this method; The taken roots are placed one by one into the medical pen called choi . In this method, no separate process is applied to open a channel. Channel opening and sowing are applied at the same time. The choi pen with the root inside enters the area to be planted, thanks to the special mechanism of the pen, the root inside the pen is left in the planting area, thus the planting is completed.


The combined technique is a combination of Sapphire FUE and DHI hair transplant techniques. It is intended to reflect the advantages of both techniques in the operation. 

The combined technique is a modern technique first implemented by Istanbul Vita in the world. Istanbul Vita has increased its success rate in hair transplant operations by applying the Combined technique. By combining Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant and DHI, now getting more hair growth, more natural and intensified. In this technique, tissue damage is less, and healing time is shorter.

• More natural and more intense looking.

• Shorter operational time (based on a standard DHI hair transplant operation).

• More graft usage

6-Robotic Hair Transplantation

One of the points reached in hair transplantation technologies is the robotic hair transplant method. This method is almost the same as FUE, with the only difference being that the collection is done by robots. Thus, time is gained in terms of speed and hair follicles are kept in a healthier form.

With the robot technology system, the operation quality remains at the highest level during planting, the hair follicles are observed more clearly, and the collection process takes place much more quickly.

Robotic Hair Transplantation?

The Robotic hair transplant system is called 3D; It consists of a computer, a monitor for monitoring the process, a mechanical arm that collects hair follicles, and a piercing mechanism. With these mechanisms, the planting operation takes place gradually.

In the first stage, the area where the loss occurred is photographed from various angles and transferred to the computer environment, and the images rendered in 3D in the virtual environment are examined in depth by experts.

In the second stage, the same process is repeated this time for the donor area. With 3D photographs, the region where the hair follicles are most dense is determined and it is clarified how many grafts will be collected. In addition, at this stage, the exit angle of the hair and the angles at which the robotic surgery should enter the skin are determined.

In the third and final stage, the robotic system is positioned with the images obtained from the donor area and the process of removing the hair follicles from the donor area is started. As a result of the collection process, the robotic system is replaced by the manual technique, as in the FUE technique, and the grafts are transplanted into the recipient area one by one.

7-Afro Hair Transplant

Although hair loss is mostly observed in whites, this situation is also experienced in African people who have a very common hair structure. Although Afro hair transplantation is a very difficult operation, Turkish hair transplantation achieves very successful results in this regard.

Because African peoples' hair is very thick and curly, they encounter traction alopecia more frequently. Especially African braiding, rasta and hair tie techniques that tighten the hair cause weakening and intense loss of the roots of the hair. For this reason, African peoples with dense and dense hair structures apply for hair transplantation at the same rate as European rights with thin and thin hair apply.

Hair diseases such as traction alopecia and centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, which are most common in African black women, sometimes cause irreversible hair loss, while sometimes the hair structure continues to thin and grow.

In such cases, hair transplantation, which is applied as a treatment method, aims to re-grow hair by transplanting to the areas that have been completely spilt.

Hair Transplant Before and After

After Hair Transplant

Afro Hair Transplant

Freeing the hair and using hairstyles that will not tire the hair follicles are the most effective ways to fight traction alopecia. In order not to deform the hair, not to prefer methods such as ponytails, hair straighteners, blow dryers, etc. It is recommended to apply the applications no more than 4 times a year.

Things to Consider Before and After Hair Transplant Surgery


  • Especially before the operation, alcohol, caffeine and acidic beverages should not be consumed, and this diet should be continued after the operation as it affects the healing process.
  • In this process, any medication that will aggravate blood clotting, etc. no stimulant should be used strictly.
  • No cosmetic products should be used on the hair.
  • After the operation, great attention should be paid to the transplanted area and you should lie on your back. Although the critical process is over at the end of 14 days, the treatment process still continues.
  • During this period, activities and sports that will cause sweating should be avoided because the roots can be damaged by sweating.
  • Activities that expose you to intense heat such as sauna, Turkish bath and solarium should definitely be avoided. The treated area should be protected from the sun.
  • Driving after the procedure is definitely not recommended,
  • Edema and pain can be seen in the process following the operation. For this, painkillers should be used under the supervision of a doctor,
  • The growth of new hair after transplantation gives a result of 30% in the 3rd month, 60% in the 6th month and 100% in the 1st year. However, how thick the hair will be and how long it will grow varies depending on age, gender, hereditary characteristics and lifestyle.
  • After the procedure, crusting may occur on the skin and this is very normal,
  • Within a month after the operation, the hair will start to boil, the doctor's instructions should be listened to during the washing process and the products recommended by the doctor should be used.

Things to Do to Have Healthy Hair

  • A protein-focused, regular diet should be obtained,
  • Attention should be paid to regular and balanced intake of magnesium, zinc, folic acid, protein and B12 vitamins,
  • Smoking, alcohol and heavy caffeine consumption should be avoided,
  • In addition, stress and its sources should be avoided and an active-sportive life should be acquired.
  • It is known that adjusting the sleep pattern in a certain balance and keeping the body fit is effective on hair health.

Alternative Hair Treatment Methods

PRP (Platelet What is Rich Plasma) Hair Treatment:

PRP hair treatment is an advanced technology method developed in 2009, which is performed by injecting the blood taken from the person into the area requiring operation after certain procedures.

It is applied to make the hair of people with weak, sparse and dry hair structure as lively and strong as before. It is aimed to improve the hair follicles by applying the formula provided with the blood of the person to the scalp. With PRP hair treatment, which starts to show its benefits even after only a few sessions, hair loss stops and old new hair starts to grow.

What is Hair Mesotherapy?

Like PRP hair treatment, Mesotherapy is a method of applying mixtures containing vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the scalp. However, the difference between them is that the formula prepared in PRP hair treatment is obtained with the person's own blood, while Mesotherapy is prepared with classical formulas.

The component prepared with this method settles on the scalp and prevents hair loss, allowing the hair to regain a stronger form.

Today our hair, due to environmental pollution, intense stress and unbalanced sleep-nutrition, it becomes polluted and loses its vitality and brightness.

With Mesotherapy, which comes into play at this point, sufficient oxygen, vitamin-mineral and amino acids are supplemented to the hair, and healing is achieved after very short sessions.


Another method used to prevent hair loss is FDA-approved drugs. This type of drug treatment is administered under the supervision of a doctor; It is an extremely useful treatment method for shedding that is thinning and breaking off and is in the initial stage.

  • The number of hair follicles becomes stronger and increases
  • Weakened hair strands become thicker
  • It prevents hair loss

The benefit of drug therapy is very low for losses in the top and front areas of the head. In this type of shedding, drug treatment is inconclusive because the hair follicle cells die and the pores are closed. Hair transplantation treatment has been developed for this type of shedding.

Will the Hair Removed From the Nape Come Out Again?

Now, one of the most curious and frequently asked questions by customers is, does the hair in the donor area grow back after the transplantation?

This question often confuses doctors, and the correct measurement of the donor area; reminds them of the seriousness of its detection in a way that does not cause any graft loss.

Over time, doctors learned about the rumors about the donor site that spread and even created myths on the Internet. As such, it is not surprising that patients expect the impossible.

And here is the answer to this important question; Unfortunately , since the hair from the donor area is taken together with its roots, it is impossible for hair to grow back in this area.

In fact, most of the time, when the hair in the nape area is sparse and weak, transplantation cannot be performed. In order to strengthen the apex and the sides, the hair on the nape must first meet their own region.

Can Diabetics Have Hair Transplantation?

The transplantation process is successful in many people, but the success of the results of this procedure in diabetics depends on the stage of the disease and being under control.

Diabetes consists of two stages, Type 1 and Type 2. Imbalances in the blood circulation and high sugar rate cause the hormones to be secreted incorrectly or incompletely, which indirectly leads to hair loss.

Due to the disorders in the circulatory system, sufficient blood cannot reach the peaks of the body (such as hands, feet, head), and because the hormones responsible for hair growth cannot take the nutrients in the blood, the hair follicles weaken and begin to shed heavily.

If diabetic patients want a hair transplant, the points to consider and consult a doctor are as follows:

  • At what stage is your blood sugar level?
  • How does hair transplant operation affect blood sugar and hormones?
  • How does diabetes affect the healing of wounds after transplantation?
  • To what extent does diabetes affect hair loss?
  • What effect does diabetes have on your blood circulation and immune system?

Things to Consider in Hair Transplant Clinic Selection

Hair transplantation centers in Turkey are generally managed by estheticians who are experts in their fields, it is necessary to be aware of the existence of under-the-counter businesses and to be extremely careful.

Things to consider when researching Istanbul hair transplant hospitals:

  • Clinic's authorization certificate and specialist doctor's certificate,
  • How experienced is the esthetician doctor in this field,
  • Thoughts and comments of previous patients about the clinic,
  • Telling you how to follow a suitable treatment with a free examination before treatment,

Istanbulvita, we invite you, our valued customers, to our clinics for hair transplantation with our most advanced technology and expert doctors.