SOFT FUE - FUE hair transplant with light sedation
In the field of hair transplantation, new developments appear every day to create the most comfortable conditions for the patients during the transplant. Soft FUE hair transplant is a method first announced by Easy Hair Transplant Clinic in 2019. The Soft FUE method, in its narrowest sense, consists of a sedated hair transplant.
Stages of hair transplant
Hair transplantation consists of 4 main stages. These steps are:
1. The preparation stage
The preparation phase is actually the disinfection of the area where the hair will be transplanted and, more important again, the application of anesthesia.
Although this is a pre-procedure for the hair transplant process, the implementation phase of this anesthesia is the phase that determines the comfort of the operation in a way. At this stage, the question of the application of anesthesia reveals the difference of the Soft FUE method.
Although this is a preliminary procedure for the hair transplant process, the stage of performing this anesthesia is the stage that determines the comfort of the operation.. This is where the difference lies with the Soft FUE method.
2. Collection of hair roots
The process performed after anesthesia involves separating the hair follicles from the skin using rotating cylindrical needles which are called “micromoteurs”.
In other words, what determines the naturalness after the transplant is that the roots of the collected hair are not known. To this end, the hair roots should be collected with an even distribution of the nape region.
At this stage, the determining factor for the success of the hair transplant is the method of collecting the hair follicles. Other, the natural appearance after transplantation is determined by the fact that the roots of the collected hair are not known. To do this, It is necessary to collect the roots of the hair with an even distribution of the nape area.
3. Opening of the channels
The process of opening the channels is the most important step in restoring the natural look of the hair.. Besides the fact that the hair must be laid frequently and have a natural character, channels must be opened with the correct angle and direction. This should be around 40 at 45 degrees vertically between hair and skin.
As for the direction, this is the natural direction (to comb) the hair. Channels opened according to these two points will show the most natural results after transplantation
4. Hair root transplant
The hair follicles are placed in the open channels and the hair transplant process is completed. At this stage, hair follicles should be maintained with as little contact as possible and the tissue should not be damaged.
As you can see, the start of the hair transplant takes place by anesthesia. For this reason, sedation at the start of the operation is the main factor that affects your comfort during the operation process.
Anesthesia in hair transplant
Anesthesia is the most painful part of the hair transplant process. Anesthesia is currently performed in two ways.
1. Injection anesthesia
In this method, the person who will have a hair transplant is given the first anesthesia through an injection. Although the needles have very fine ends, they create a sensation of pain. Furthermore, the sensation rate is slightly higher since this anesthesia is performed on the scalp. Nowadays, this method of anesthesia is the most commonly applied due to its low cost.
2. Pressure anesthesia
This is done with a device developed to reduce the pain during needle anesthesia and inject the anesthetic with pressure on the skin. This device touches the skin and releases a more fluid anesthetic with high pressure to the skin surface. Ensuite, anesthesia is applied by injection. This first anesthetic agent applied does not spread evenly over the skin and cannot penetrate deeply. For this reason, injection anesthesia may be less painful over the next period.
At this stage, the application of sedation is one step ahead of anesthesia without injection.
Application of sedation
Sedation is one of the most advanced and important medical means in the field of anesthesia, applied even in young children. Sedation is the administration of the active analgesic substance to the body at an appropriate dose depending on the person's physical condition.. In this app, the person's consciousness is clear but their sensations are diminished. So, no pain is felt through the needle or other medical procedures.
The presence of a sedated anesthesiologist is an important point. Because the dose at which sedation is administered is determined by the doctor based on the person's physical activity threshold and pain threshold.
Characteristics of soft sedation
Soft FUE offers a high level of comfort to patients and the team.
The main features of the application of sedation applied at Easy Graffe Hair Klinik for hair transplant are as follows:
- The sedated patient feels no pain during local anesthesia.
- The patient does not lose consciousness in any way.
- He can eat easily before the operation. This situation does not prevent sedation.
- During the operation, it can meet all needs (go to the toilet, eat and drink).
- The patient can return home or to the hotel without difficulty as soon as the operation is finished.
The advantages of gentle sedation over conventional sedation are as follows:
- There is no disturbance in the cooperation between the patient and the team under gentle sedation.
- The patient can be informed quickly and in good health at all stages of the operation.
So, more satisfaction and contentment is observed in the patient at the end of the operation.
No sedation will be done without medical supervision
The sedation performed at Easy Klinik Hair Transplant is performed under the supervision of the anesthesiologist and according to the results of the personal analysis. In other words, sedation is administered separately with a doctor apart from the hair transplant doctor. Before the procedure, the anesthesiologist makes a special sedation application depending on the size, the person's weight and physical activity. This application is an application which is usually made of the arm by opening the vascular access. During the application, heart rate and other vital indicators are continuously monitored. For this reason, the presence of the anesthesiologist in the field is a very important factor.