Medical research and developments have improved the hair transplant techniques and expected results of the operations. Ice FUE, also known as frozen FUE, is one of these improved hair transplant techniques that offer better results. As the name gives away, Ice FUE is the tweaked version of the traditional FUE hair transplant method.
If you have been suffering from severe hair loss and looking for a permanent solution, Ice FUE hair transplant at Heva Clinic in Istanbul, Turkey offers you the best results! Reach us for a free medical consultation.
Ice FUE Technique
What are the benefits of the Ice FUE hair transplant technique?
Increases the success rate
The subtle difference between Ice FUE and FUE technique makes a great contribution to the success rate of the hair transplant operation. Preserving the hair grafts in a cool environment improves the viability of grafts. This leads to an increase in the success of transplanted hair follicles.
Decreases the shock loss
Shock loss commonly occurs after hair transplant operations and it’s nothing to be worried about. It is caused by a high number of hair follicles going into the resting phase of the hair growth cycle because of the trauma effect of the transplant process. Keeping hair grafts in a cool environment is proven to decrease the effect of shock loss and provide better results after the frozen FUE hair transplant operation.
If you are worried about the shock loss process after the hair transplant operation and wish to achieve high success rates, it is worth considering opting for an ice FUE hair transplant. Consult with our surgeons and clinic team to explore your frozen FUE hair transplant options in Turkey.
How much does an ice FUE hair transplant cost in Turkey?
The average cost of an Ice FUE hair transplant in Turkey is approximately $2,500. If you are considering getting your hair transplant in Turkey, you can find highly experienced surgeons and affordable prices at Heva Clinic.
What is the technical difference between Ice FUE and FUE hair transplant procedures?
Ice FUE is an improved version of the FUE technique with just a small tweak. Both of these techniques are based on removing individual hair grafts from a donor area with healthy hair follicles and transplanting them to the target areas to achieve higher hair density. Both procedures can be done under local anaesthesia.
The hair grafts are extracted from the donor area by using the manual punch technique or a punch tool. The extracted hair follicles are collected in a suitable environment until the beginning of the implantation step. Frozen FUE and traditional FUE techniques differ in this exact step. In the frozen FUE technique, the extracted hair grafts are collected in medical refrigerators that keeps the extracted hair in a cold environment whereas, in the traditional FUE technique, this is not the case.
In both techniques, the hair grafts are transplanted into small incisions made at the recipient area after the extraction step. Our surgeons pay great attention to the angle and direction of the planted hair grafts to achieve the most natural results.
As the last step, your surgeon will clean the donor and target areas and place a protective covering where necessary.
Is frozen FUE surgery in Turkey safe?
In terms of safety, frozen FUE hair transplant is not different from the traditional FUE hair transplant. Both operations are considered safe procedures. Very few complications and side effects are involved with the frozen FUE hair transplant. The micro-incisions are not invasive and leave little to no scarring.
As long as your surgery is performed in a safe operating room by experienced and qualified surgeons, you will be safe. Strictly following your surgeon’s instructions is extremely important to ensure a safe recovery process and great results.
Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is: You may feel a slight discomfort but it is not painful. Our experienced surgeons use local anaesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Also, the frozen FUE technique does not involve incisions, cuts, and stitches.
General health and age are the most important indicators when it comes to eligibility. Heva Clinic always prioritises the general wellbeing of its patients. Other than that, your donor capacity must be sufficient and your expectations should be realistic to be suitable for an Ice FUE hair transplant. Read our Am I Suitable for a Hair Transplant? guide for further information.
The whole ice FUE hair transplant process usually takes 3 days and 2 nights.
You’ll start with the consultation session and blood tests on your first day, get your transplant on the second and finish with the first wash on the third day in Istanbul, Turkey. After your first wash, you are free to go back to your life.
You can start light exercises 2 weeks after the operation. It is recommended to wait at least 1 month to continue your routine exercise. Click here to read more Do’s and Don’ts After a Hair Transplant.
It is recommended to rest at least 2-3 days after the operation. However, you may continue working even right after the surgery given that you don’t need to stay at the hospital. If your job involves intense activity or dusty environment, you may need to rest for at least 2 weeks to achieve the best results.
It is not a necessity to use finasteride after a hair transplant operation. However, many people choose to use finasteride to try and avoid further losing their existing hair. After your Ice (frozen) FUE procedure, finasteride can help you maintain that full hair look. However, it is completely up to you to use finasteride or not after your surgery.
After going through a surgery people, understandably so, expect to enjoy the results for a lifetime. Thankfully, the results of an ice (frozen) FUE hair transplant surgery are permanent. You won’t need to worry about losing your transplanted hair.
However, it is important to keep in mind that you can still lose your existing hair naturally.