Leukotrichia is a type of acquired hair discoloration that can occur at some point in a person’s life and can have a negative effect on their psychology, as white hair is usually associated with aging,

People suffering from vitiligo and those who have scattered white hairs in their hair can resort to the extraction of specific hair follicles with the FUE technique to get their hair back to a uniform colour, without white hairs.



How to deal with this condition

To date, various therapeutic approaches have been attempted for leukotrichia, but usually without success. The most common treatments are laser hair removal, radiofrequency and waxing. The disadvantage that these treatments have is that white hairs lack melanin and therefore cannot be eradicated by laser hair removal. Also, neither the wax method nor the radiofrequency method offers a permanent result. In contrast, hair follicle extraction with the punch tool used in the FUE hair transplantation method can effectively address the problem.


  • Painless application under local anaesthesia

  • Immediately visible result

  • No scars or marks


Patient satisfaction with FUE for leukotrichia

A study conducted on Caucasian individuals who underwent FUE white hair follicle extraction showed 87% overall satisfaction and 56% result in one session.

The paper on the contribution of FUE and the use of punch in leukoplakia was presented by Advanced Hair Clinics’ Scientific Director Dr. Anastasios Vekris at the 22nd Annual ISHRS Scientific Conference, October 8-11, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The results show that FUE white hair follicle extraction eliminates the problem to a significant extent. In addition, the advantages of the technique include the absence of serious adverse effects and scarring.

In any case, it is important for someone who suffers from leukotrichia to choose an experienced plastic surgeon who is familiar with the FUE method, who will answer honestly to their expectations and will help to avoid side effects such as scarring.

Dr. Anastasios Vekris, Plastic Surgeon Scientific Director of Advanced Hair Clinics
Plastic Surgeon Dr Anastasios Vekris