The FUE hair transplant is an innovative and advanced way of performing a hair transplant to provide natural looking results with a high success rate. It was formally introduced to the West only a few years ago and has since grown in popularity, with numbers of patients growing. Hair loss for men is a problem for a lot of people and can occur at different stages of life. While it is more common in older men, some may suffer from premature hair loss, even in teenage years. However, there are steps that can be taken in order to slow the process down and maybe even prevent it.
FUE hair transplants have a huge success rate and the process, although long, is relatively simple when carried out by a professional. The revised procedure leaves the patient with better results as the hair that flows in the right direction at the right angle, making it look as natural as possible. Previous hair transplant methods include Strip hair transplants, however wasn’t widely popular due to the invasive procedure that often left scars after the incision was made. It is unlikely that the FUE transplant will leave scars and is a lot less painful, with people complaining of discomfort rather than pain.
There are certain preparations that should be carried out when it comes to having the surgery. The graft area should be fully exposed in order to allow the procedure to be carried out. This is also known as the donor area and hair follicles will be directly extracted from the scalp. Although this means the procedure is very long winded and monotonous, the individually sourced units provide a better quality hair transplant compared to other methods.
The procedure requires only a few technicians along with a specialist to carry out the procedure. Light anaesthetic will be administered to the bald patch before the follicles are extracted. There are two alternative ways of extracting the follicles, depending on the preference of the surgeon. After being examined, the follicles will be inserted into the recipient area of the scalp, preferably where hair once grew, in order to create a natural result.
The area doesn’t take long to heal, with the average being between four or five days. Many procedures take up to eight hours, sometimes more due to the intricacy that is required of the surgeon. Post operative instructions will be given to the patient, so proper care is taken to ensure the best results from the procedure.