FUE hair
transplant

The Follicular Unit Expansion (FUE) method is the latest and most sophisticated hair transplantation method in the world.

By sourcing individual hair follicles (grafts), we eliminate the linear scar, as it was earlier the case with FUT (the so-called strip) procedures.

DHI (Direct Hair Implementation) relates to the second part of the procedure i.e. the way in which previously sourced hair follicles are implanted.

A specially designed tool is used to implant the follicle at the desired angle and direction.

These are key elements for the hair to grow and set naturally after the treatment. Of course, the tool itself is not a guarantee of natural appearance. Physician’s knowledge and experience help to achieve this effect, and the tool merely makes the work easier and quicker.

Implanters, similarly to robots and other “revolutionary” hair-collection machines, are merely tools that may not produce the desired results when used by inexperienced hands.

Please note also that robots (and others) do not transplant hair. They do not even collect it. The robotic tool performs one of four steps in the hair transplant procedure: it cuts the epidermis around the hair follicle.

Hair transplant stages in the FUE-DHI method:

    Incision of the epidermis around the follicle

    1

    Incision of the epidermis around the follicle

    Follicle collection using forceps

    2

    Follicle collection using forceps

    Designing the hairline

    3

    Designing the hairline

    Implanting hair follicles into the skin

    4

    Implanting hair follicles into the skin

Experience as the basis for successful treatment

Note that only an experienced physician performing the procedure can correctly advise on the choice of method taking into account patient expectations and the technical options available. The principle of hair reconstruction is to provide the procedure with a possible lasting effect. Some drugs help to preserve hair, but what if the hair has already fallen out? It is no secret that hair at the back and sides of the head is the most resistant and durable. This can be seen clearly on the Norwood alopecia scale.

Experience as the basis for successful treatment

Based on this knowledge, researchers started trying to move this strong hair to a place where patients no longer have it, most often to the receding hairline and head crown. That is why the back and the sides of the head are often referred to as donor areas.

It is from these areas that the surgeon collects hair follicles. The first transplantations consisted of cutting a hairy part of the skin and transplanting it to a place deprived of hair.

A more natural look was only achieved after the Strip method was invented. The FUE hair transplant method is the most recent, the least invasive method not leaving visible traces of surgery. In this case, individual hair follicles are collected without using a scalpel. Hair transplant is a permanent method of hair recovery on the scalp. The hair sourced from the back and sides of the head is more resistant to falling out (note that people who have lost their hair still have a lot of it at the back and on the sides of their head). With this knowledge, we can move this “strong” and durable hair in areas in need of hair thickening or restoration.

Experience as the basis for successful treatment

The FUE method requires neither the use of scalpel nor stitches, which allows for avoiding no linear scars at the hair follicle collection site.

The follicles are picked one by one with a 0.8–1.0mm diameter tool. This treatment is labour- and time-consuming, but less invasive than the FUT (strip) procedure, which potential complication rates, the time of convalescence, and can be repeated already 6 months after the last procedure. Check our offer if you are interested in an FUE hair transplant in Wroclaw or Warsaw. Contact us for more information on these procedures.

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A typical patient who decides to lower the hairline is a man wishing to improve his looks and thus well-being. It is in the interests of both the patient and the physician to set expectations at the outset

A typical patient who decides to lower the hairline is a man wishing to improve his looks and thus well-being. It is in the interests of both the patient and the physician to set expectations at the outset

It facilitates the selection of the appropriate surgical procedure and the satisfactory distribution of the collected follicles.

The main reasons for patients to decide on a hair transplant include the sense of premature ageing due to hair loss and lowering self-esteem. Many men do not admit that alopecia is a problem for them and is a source of negative emotions. However, it has an impact on their self-esteem, the way they perceive themselves in society, among their friends, family, and peers. Premature hair loss can be particularly bitter for those who feel young in their spirit, which in turn leads to a feeling of incoherence between appearance and personality. Another group of men feel that baldness is beginning to define them.

Therefore, many people decide on a popular hair transplant procedure. The patient and physician need to jointly choose the appropriate treatment method to meet the patient’s expectations. Patients who have unrealistic expectations for the treatment should be presented with realistic hair thickening options. In men, these options are mostly limited by the quality of the donor area. If, for example, this area is also thinned, it is impossible to reproduce the thick hair. The physician performing the treatment is limited by the potential of the patient’s donor area.

Factors affecting the planning the treatment

Patient’s age

Male baldness is a progressive process and young people are prone to experience more rapid hair loss compared to patients older than 50 who may have a more stable level of hair loss.

Type of hair loss

The progress of hair loss and the possible need for future treatment.

Family baldness

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Hair type/characteristics

Hair thickness, colour and type must also be considered when planning hair transplantation. Thick and slightly curly hair give a better coverage effect as well as a low contrast between the hair colour and the skin complexion.

Past treatments

Previous surgical procedures may impair the quality of the donor area and effect what can safely be removed in the future. In cases of multiple procedures in the past it is recommended a personal consultation to assess the potential graft numbers that can be achieved from a subsequent procedure.

Financial concerns

Patients must be aware of all the costs that will be incurred for their treatment before committing themselves to the procedure.

Course of treatment

1. Medical consultation

The purpose of the first step is to determine the cause of hair loss and to assess the risk of progression of the process. Younger patients must first consider other methods of treatment before choosing hair transplantation. After all other methods have been excluded, it is advisable that the patient chooses the appropriate hair transplant method by closely working with doctor during the consultation to identify the needs and options available. We offer a convenient initial online consultation. We will evaluate the donor area, suggest the most optimal treatment and provide the patient with a tentative price. At the end of the consultation, we will send an offer tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

2. Preparing for surgery

After the patient has gone through the consultation stage, the next step will be to visit the clinic for a thorough evaluation of the donor area. During this visit, the doctor will collect the patient’s complete medical history; run blood tests and complete photographic documentation. After this evaluation, the final personalised proposal of costs and methods can be given for the hair transplant.

3. Treatment

Hair transplantation is a routine procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Each method has different technical aspects which are discussed elsewhere on this website. The first step of the process is to collect hair follicles via one of the methods such as the FUE method. With the FUE method, surgeons can instantly collect individual micro transplants (hair follicles) from the donor area. Assistants, then, group them according to the number of hairs in each micro transplant, which usually varies between 1–4 hairs. Learn more about the FUE method. Once all the required hair follicles have been collected, they are moved to the recipient areas identified during the previous stages. A complete surgery lasts approximately 5–8 hours depending on the extent of treatment.

4. Healing

Once the surgery has been completed, the patient receives detailed after-care instructions along with postoperative discharge instructions. All instructions will be discussed with the doctor and the patient can return to their regular activity the next day, except for heavy exercise, which must be avoided for 2 weeks after the surgery.

Immdiatly post fue hair transplant

he follicular units have been carefully removed from the donor area, they are cleaned and examined under magnification and then placed into the skin, the recipient area. (as per the image). The immediate result are tiny grafts with a short hair present just over the skin surface.

First night

Your scalp will be slightly reddish pink with the grafts in the recipient still freshly placed and the small round wounds in the donor area beginning to close and heal. In general, there is little to no pain in either area, a pain killer can be taken and occasionally some numbness.

Do not touch the recipient area/the grafted area and ideally sleep in an upright position with a travel type pillow giving your neck support. Avoid drinking alcohol, spicy foods or anything that can thin the blood, smoking, vitamins etc. Follow the instruction provided and if you have a doubt contact the Clinic.

Day 1

The redness will start to diminish slightly, and small scabs or crust appear over both areas.

Refrain from touching the recipient area.

Days 2 to 4

If hairline work there maybe some swelling over the forehead, this is natural and causes not danger medically and will naturally go over the next days. The scabbing will start to remove and the skin show signs of returning to normal.

Although the grafts are embedded after four days be careful not to scratch or rub the grafted area. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun or chlorinated water.

Days 5 to 7

Much of the scabbing or crust over the grafts will have removed but gentle washing will help to keep your scalp clean. In the donor the small punch marks are healing and becoming harder to see especially as your surrounding hair has grown a little longer. Any slight irritation is part of the natural healing process

Shampooing will help to relieve any mild discomfort and clean both the recipient and donor areas. Moisturising the scalp will help reduce any irritation.

Weeks 2 to 4

The hair follicles enter a resting phase and the hair shaft begins to shed from the hair follicle that is embedded in the skin. The odd spot may appear over the scalp which is normal, and no action is required.

Keep your scalp clean with regular washing and do not panic if you see small hair shafts shedding when you wash

Months 2 to 4

A relatively small percentage of the transplanted hair grafts begin to regrow; the hair quality may be finer and wispier than normal, and this will change over the months. The existing hair may also be affected by the hair transplant and will also mature over time

Maintain washing your hair regularly as you would normally, refrain from prolonged exposure to the sun and chlorinated water.

Months 4 to 6

More of the transplanted hair is now growing and improving in quality and strength and a good time frame to assess the progress at 6 months.

Maintain common sense approach to skin and hair care and if in doubt ask your Clinic.

Month 6 to 12

With more transplanted hair growth being visible month on month and the hair quality improving and maturing all the time as the hair goes through growth cycles.

Styling and cutting begins to become more flexible as more hair is now growing and the design becoming easier to manage as the hair grows longer.

Month 12 to 18

By this time all your transplanted hair will have grown and almost all have fully matured over the month with body and fullness.

Enjoy your new hair!

Prices

Each case is different and the price depends on the desired results, which in turn depend on the type of hair, their thickness and number per follicle. Therefore, the best method to get a price estimate is to fill in an online consultation form and to send photos of the back, sides of your head and the areas requiring hair reconstruction. Photos should be taken in good light and be sharp. Approximate prices:

Receding hairline (depending on the extent of the procedure)

7.900 – 19.900 PLN

Front of the head with hairline reconstruction

17.900 – 25.900 PLN

Head crown

9.900 – 25.900 PLN

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FUE-Regenera

FUE-Regenera

This is an FUE transplantation procedure during which stem cells are also sourced and separated.

During a single session, when a patient is at the same time a donor and recipient of an autological transplant, we can stimulate the transplant area with progenitor cells and growth factors sourced from the donor areas.

Major advantages of this method include:

Shorter healing time

Skin regeneration and preparation for FUE

Quicker growth of the transplanted hair

Strengthening weak hair

Stopping hair loss

Price of FUE-Regener treatment

4.500 PLN

+ price of the standard FUE procedure

VIP consultations

Are you a public person and you do not want anyone else to be
aware of your hair loss issues? The service is designed to meet the needs of patients and is dedicated to anyone who wants to keep their baldness issues secret.

HairCenter Kierach offers VIP consultations. Ask for appointment availability at recepcja@drkierach.pl

Fast appointment

Service for those to who time matters. We guarantee that the treatment is performed within 30 days (or in a month selected by the patient), provided that all necessary test results are presented. The procedures are fully conducted by Artur Kierach.

Individual consultations

These are individual consultations with Artur Kierach, most often held on Saturdays or no-consultation business days. You will not meet any other patients in HairCenter Kierach because the interval between the visits is 30 minutes.
VIP consultations
VIP consultations

500 PLN

Fast appointment
FUE = FUE price + 30%

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FUE FAQ

Patients interested in hair transplant have many questions starting with what FUE is, what does the procedure look like and ending with how long do the results last. We prepared a list of frequently asked questions on FUE and we hope that these will help to explain the procedure.

How does fue work?
Hair follicles are extracted one after another. FUE may use manual or automatic method depending on case. Extraction method varies depending on hair type, angle at which they grow, follicle depth etc.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of FUE?
Some of FUE advantages include: Significantly reduced discomfort after the procedure. Lack of linear scars for surgical wounds as in the FUT i.e. “strip” method. Quick healing. Extraction of hair from thicker donor areas and redistribution to balding areas also allows to minimize contrast between the donor and balding areas. Hair reallocations also allows for more equal hair distribution which reduces balding visibility. Some of FUE disadvantages include: FUE is limited to the number of transplants that can be extracted /planted during a single day. In some cases a 2-day mega session may be planned.
Does FUE leave scars?
The method of extracting hairs one by one allows for collecting them without leaving linear scars on the scalp. Directly after the procedure you will have small wounds in the area from where follicles have been extracted. After 3 to 5 days these wounds heal and a week after the procedure it is difficult to recognize where the follicles have been extracted from.
How much does FUE cost?
Each case is different and the cost of the procedure depends on many factors such as the number of transplants and the final result that the patient wants to achieve. The total price for FUE procedure is higher than for FUT for a similar number of transplant. FUE hair transplant may also differ depending on the technique used. Patients should book a visit to get a final price.
How much time do I need to recover after FUE?
Most patients reserve 2-7 for recovery after the procedure. Small wounds after FUE heal within 3-6 days but this depends on predispositions of a given person. Would you like to learn more on what to expect after FUE? Visit After transplant page.
Is FUE painful?
Usually patients do not complaint of pain after the procedure. At the beginning of the procedure local lidocaine anaesthesia is administered. In rare cases patients may experience mild discomfort, itching and/or swelling after the procedure. These symptoms usually subdue within a couple of days. Various pain killers may be used after the procedure. Mild painkillers such as paracetamol usually allow for sufficient pain control.
How many transplants will be necessary?
The number of necessary transplants depends on the size of area to be covered and desired thickness. Thick hair and follicles with three or four hairs give better scalp covering results. Unfortunately, this is genetically conditioned. During the first visit we revise patient’s coal and possible options before determining the number of necessary follicles.
How long do FUE results last?
FUE results last for a lifetime on condition that follicles have been carefully selected. Moreover, hormonal changes should not have any influence on transplant results. With age some patients may observe some thinning in donor areas. In such cases, the transplanted hair will be submitted to the same phenomenon. However, this does not happen for all the patients.
Does FUE results look natural?
If the procedure is performed by an experienced and qualified physician, the result should look so natural that others won’t notice that the hair has been transplanted. See our latest before and after photos for transplants made to our patients.
Will the new hair grow straight away?
Just after the transplant the hair will look like a couple-of-days growth. The transplanted hair may grow gradually and when they enter the telogen phase you will probably lose them. However, the transplanted hair will grow again once their reach growth phase. As soon as they reach the growth phase, i.e. anagen, they will keep growing normally.
When will final results be visible?
When the transplanted hair enters the anagen phase after 3-4 months new, thin hair will start growing. In the following months, hair will grow longer and thicker. Within 10 to 12 months thicker hair should be visible and final result is visible in about 12 months after FUE. Please note, that each person recovers in a different tempo and results might differ depending on patient.
Will I need another FUE transplant?
With age patients may reach higher balding degrees on Norwood scale and lose more of their native hair. In such a case patients often return for another transplant to cover the new balding area. Previously transplanted hair is permanent and you will not lose it.