FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is the most modern and least invasive hair transplant technique available today in the world and since 2005 it is being performed in Croatia. FUE hair transplant technique allows for excellent control of each stage of the procedure. It is applicable to both men and women with hair loss problems, as well as on all types of hair. In this technique, there is no need for scalpels, seams, and folds.
From the areas of the scalp where the hair is permanent and thick enough (back of the head or left and right sides) a small part of the hair in its smallest units (1-4 hairs) is taken and transplanted into the area where hair loss is noticeable. The FUE hair transplantation results in the growth and the natural appearance of new hair, the difference between the old and the newly transplanted hair cannot be seen, which is not the case with the old techniques of hair transplantation.
After the FUE hair transplantation procedure there are no visible, often thick linear scars as in the old STRIP (FUT) technique but there are hundreds or thousands of invisible or barely visible microdots, scars evenly distributed throughout the donor region, thus it is possible to have even short hair. The procedure is painless and the only discomfort or minor pain that can be felt during the FUE hair transplant is when before the surgery local anesthesia is being administered, and the sensation is the same as anesthesia at the dentist.
After the FUE hair transplant, there is no need for folds or bandages and the patient returns on the same day to his/her daily activities. The growth of transplanted hair is visible after about 16 weeks, and the transplanted hair in its new location grows naturally for life.
We always recommend a free consultation examination to review each specific case and assess the justification, the size and the cost of a possible FUE hair transplant procedure. Hair transplantation is the art of the possible, i.e. individuals with reduced donor regions, especially if they are still very young, may be advised not to undergo the hair transplant procedure. At our consultation examinations, it is often necessary to point out to the patients the misconceptions to which they are exposed by unrealistic marketing. The most common such myths, misconceptions, are the size of the procedure with unrealistically large numbers because it sounds more “successful”, the size of the instruments where they appear smaller because it looks more “sparing”, the laser hair transplants because it sounds more “modern”…
If you are unable to come, you can send us photos and we can comment on them together over the phone. With a healthy back, the so-called donor region, of the scalp hair transplant surgery is probably possible. The ideal way to find out the experiences of patients and see the results of previous interventions is to attend an FUE hair transplant procedure to a patient that already had surgery. You will not see the face of the patient nor will the patient see you.
Although each FUE hair transplant procedure is different, we outline the basic steps of each and they are further explained in our videos about the FUE hair transplantation.
Preoperative instructions – what to pay attention to before the surgery:
Postoperative instructions – what to pay attention to after surgery: