There are many techniques used in the hair transplantion procedure in Turkey, as follows:
Hair transplantation through picking out (FUE)
This technique is based on picking out the follicles one by one from the donor area. This technique is characterized by not leaving scars, large wounds, or any visible signs in the scalp, particularly in the donor area. This technique is carried out in three stages. Where in the first stage the follicles are taken from the donor area and kept in appropriate and suitable environmental conditions, then in the second stage, channels in the alopecia zone will be opened to implant those follicles. Noting that, the opening of the channels is performed according to specific angles is compatible with the direction of hair growth. In the last stage, the extracted follicles in the first stage are taken and implanted in the bald area in which the channels were opened. In all cases, the transplant is performed in view of the nature of the hair and the direction of its growth.
Choi Pens Technnique (DHI):
This technique is based on the use of a pen-like tool in hair implantation. At the edge of the pen, there is a needle that does not exceed 1 mm in diameter and sometimes needles are used with a smaller diameter depending on the nature of the hair and according to the area where the implant will be done as well. In this technique, transplantation is performed through two phases. In the first phase, the hair is taken from the donor area, and in the second one, the follicles taken from the donor area are put in the heads of Choi pens and then the doctor implants them in the bald area. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. We use more than one CHOI pen in this procedure, to save time and effort. What distinguishes this method of transplantation is accuracy and speed (i.e., it is carried out in less time compared to the method of picking out).
Hair transplantation by SAFIR technique:
The SAFIR technique was named according to the type of stone used to open channels during implanting the hair. The material of this stone does not cause any harm to the scalp and this feature is added to the other features of this technique, which we will mention during the explanation.
Previously, the procedure of opening hair channels was done by a micrometer equipped with a metal head. As for the SAFIR technique, SAFIR Stone replaced the metal head used in the device. Consequently, the new technique acquired the name of SAFIR techniqe. SAFIR technique is an evolution of the type of metal head that was used in picking out technique.
The fine head, made of SAFIR stone, used to open channels, cannot be seen with the naked eye. Because of its very small size, it helps to quickly recover and restore the area in which the implantation is performed.
The channels are opened in small diameters, which helps to implant more follicles in the bald area. Therefore, the SAFIR technique is suitable and appropriate for those who need to implant a higher number of follicles in the region where the implant will be performed. By this technique, it is possible to implant up to 7000 thousands of follicles in the bald area.