The „FUT technique“

This method is still recognised worldwide and has its advantages. During the hair transplant, a strip of skin with hair roots is extracted from the head of the patient. The wound is then closed and, after healing, should only be barely be visible as a linear scar, as long as the hair is of a certain length. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and it can cause wide, unsightly and noticeable scarring that can only be hidden with long hair. The skin strip is divided microscopically into the smallest grafts and inserted as a single or two-hair transplant into the bald or thin areas by means of a fine instrument. The complete treatment is carried out in a comfortable sitting and lying position under local anaesthesia. Depending on the quantity of “grafts” that need transplanting, the treatment can last 3 – 5 hours. Face swelling may appear shortly after, and mostly decreases painlessly and without need of medication after a few days. The inserted hair roots start to grow after about 8 – 12 weeks. For life.

FUE technique (Follicle Unit Extraction)

In this recent and modern method, the grafts are extracted as so-called follicular units from the back of the head and the lateral area. A tiny hollow instrument only 0.7 big extracts the smallest skin particles (grafts) with different amounts of hair roots from the above mentioned donor site.
Then, microslits are placed in the recipient area to absorb the so-called grafts. The advantage: No visible scars, the shortest healing process, maximum thickness. In the FUE treatment area, we have an international transplantation team which exclusively carries out hair transplants. We are able to insert up to 5,000 grafts for a patient in a period of about 8 hours. For a sensational quality-price ratio.

We have more than 25 years’ experience with over 15,000 operations carried out with this technique. Although we favour the FUE technique due to our top results, there are frequently indications where a FUT technique is appropriate. This is for example the case for patients (especially women) where the donor area cannot be shaved to a specific extraction volume.
You can discuss what treatment is the right for you in a personal, individual consultation with our specialist consultants.

Surgical procedure for a FUE treatment.

The fundamental advantage of the Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE for short, is the particular type of hair extraction managed without cuts, since it is not carried out with a scalpel.

On the day of arrival, you will first have another consultation with your treating physician. Any last queries are answered here.

Then the treatment area is marked. According to your wishes, the donor surface (usually the back of the head and/or other areas) is shaved and the recipient area is cut very short. In some exceptional cases, in case of longer hair or with women, there are other possibilities which can be discussed in a personal consultation with us.

If extracting with a motorised hollow needle, a maximum of 4,000 grafts can be transplanted per day within a single session. In case of hair transplants of 6,000 grafts, we transplant 3,000 grafts per day on two consecutive days. The number of grafts required individually depends on the extent of the hair loss and on the hair structure. A tool for hair loss classification is the Hamilton–Norwood scale.

After the treatment, we will give you a free care set to take care of the treated area for the next 2 weeks. Please follow the care instructions.

After the extraction of the grafts you will take a break. We make breakfast or lunch for you and any companions you may have. Slits are then made in the recipient area for the absorption of the grafts. You later have a short break. The grafts are now implanted in the target area of the head region. Depending on the scope of the desired hair transplant, the single session is six to nine hours long. In case of more extensive treatments, a second or third treatment session may be required on the following day.

If extracting with a motorised hollow needle, a maximum of 4,000 grafts can be transplanted per day within a single session. In case of hair transplants of 6,000 grafts, we transplant 3,000 grafts per day on two consecutive days. The number of grafts required individually depends on the extent of the hair loss and on the hair structure. A tool for hair loss classification is the Hamilton–Norwood scale.

After the treatment, we will give you a free care set to take care of the treated area for the next 2 weeks. Please follow the care instructions.

What can you expect after the treatment?

On the day after the hair transplant, the hair is washed for the first time with a special gentle care product.

  • 7-8 days after the transplantation, the healing process will be so advanced that the small scab crusts will fall. Surgery-induced redness and irritation will also fade.
  • After two to three months, the implanted hair roots will produce new and strong hair for the first time.
  • During the first year after the treatment, the hair growth increases more and more. The hair appears thicker.

What does the final outcome of the treatment look like?

Two to five months after the treatment, visible hair growth sets in, blending in with the existing hair structure completely naturally. The transplanted hair remains for life. The final result of the treatment is visible after one year.