Hair transplantation is a general term for a procedure that is based on transferring the hair root from one area and planting it in another area. Hair is usually taken from the back area to the frontal scalp areas that have been affected by thinning or baldness, for the purpose of restoring lost hair.

Follicular unit extraction technology (FUE); where hair follicles are taken directly from the scalp, through a device that uses negative pressure, and then implanted in the intended place, it is the latest method and is carried out as the following:

This process begins with shaving the hair and cleansing the entire scalp.

The patient is anesthetized locally.

Picking the follicles individually using a precise instrument that operates in a circular motion from the donor area without the need of surgical intervention.

These follicles are taken by forceps and placed in a special solution to ensure their survival.

The affected scalp is punctured with a precise medical instrument and the bulb is placed at the same time.

It takes 6-8 hours.

Safe and effective.

And the cultivation of follicles ranges between 3,500 to 5,500.

The post-hair transplant period includes adhering to a set of tips and instructions recommended by the specialist to reach the best results. The recovery period is very important for people who have undergone hair transplantation, as they must keep the head clean through:

1. Hair washing:

First day after the operation:

Do not wash hair. (The hair must remain dry during the first day after transplantation)

 Second day:

Washing hair in the clinic by the nurse.

Third day:

Use the shampoo for one minute only, without rubbing and putting the foam on the root area, and then washing the hair.

Washing the donor area (back side of head).

Fourth to sixth day:

Repeat the washing process in the same way on the third day, putting foam on the follicle area without rubbing for 10 minutes, 5 to 6 times during the day.

Seventh day:

Repeat the washing process in the transplanted area with light pressure in a circular motion on the hair follicles using fingertips, and then rinse the hair with light water pressure.

Eighth to tenth day:

Repeat the washing process in the transplanted area with a slight increase in the intensity of cleaning the scalp using fingertips, and then rinsing the head with light water pressure.

2. Use an ice pack to reduce swelling:

Applying an ice pack on the same day of the operation during the evening period 3 times for 15 minutes (5 minutes on the right side - 5 minutes in the middle - 5 minutes on the left side)

Repeating the same procedure on the second day after the operation.

3. Head bandage:

Leave the head bandage for 4 days after the operation to reduce the severity of the swelling of the head, which lasts from 3 to 5 days after the operation.

And be sure to use thick sleeping pillows while sleeping and lie on the right or left or back side for 4 to 5 days after the operation.

4. Avoid the following:

Being exposed to direct sunlight.  Use a protective hat (head cover) for the first four weeks after the operation.

Sauna and solarium (UV tan).

Violent sports, sudden head movements and weight lifting for two weeks after the operation.

Avoid using a hair clipper for a period of 6 months and using barber scissors only.

Avoid hair dyeing for 3 months after the operation.

Comb hair lightly for 8 weeks and avoid brushing violently.

Avoid touching hair follicles or transplanted hair after the operation to avoid infections for the first three days after the operation.

Avoid using hair gel or any hair care products for 4 weeks after the procedure.

Avoid swimming in the pool or sea for the first 10 days after the operation.

5. It is possible to perform light sports after 7 days from the date of the operation (walking, light movement).

6. Avoid smoking or drinking coffee and energy drinks for at least the first three days after the operation.

7. Follow-up appointments with the hair technician and dermatologist:

First appointment: after 2 months

Second appointment: after 6 months

8. Continuing to spray the scalp area from 5 to 6 times a day, especially in the first month after the operation.

9. Expected side effects:

Swelling of the scalp after 7 to 8 hours of the operation due to the use of local anesthetic and gradually subsides by itself and the use of simple painkillers such as Panadol.

Feeling an itch. Peeling around the transplanted follicles after hair transplantation.

Natural hair loss from the transplanted follicles for 3 to 4 weeks after the operation.