Friday, May 24, 2019

How FUE Works For Hair Transplant?

As we know that hair transplant is the method of transferring the healthy hair from the donor area to the bald or recipient regions. The extraction of follicular units in this surgical hair restoration can be performed with various techniques and among all, the most common are FUE and FUT.

What is FUE?
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction or Follicular Unit Transplantation. It is the most widely used technique of hair transplant surgery. In the FUE procedure, the removal of individual hair grafts takes place from the donor area one at a time and this is the major thing that differentiates this method from FUT hair transplantation and also makes it a painless, stitch-less and scar-less procedure.

In general, the back and sides of the patient’s head serve as the donor site because it is the hair loss resistant area in most of the cases. What if the patient does not have adequate hair follicles on the back of his scalp?
Here comes one more advantage of FUE hair transplant method. In FUT, the follicles are harvested from the back of the head in the form of a small strip, while FUE allows other body parts as well to serve as the donor areas in men, other than the scalp. These body parts can be beard, chest, arms, legs, thighs, etc.

How FUE Works For Hair Transplant?
      Shaving off your hair on the back of your scalp will take place as the initial step in FUE hair transplantation.

      Then the surgeon will extract the individual follicular units out of the scalp skin. There will be very small marks left from where each graft is harvested.

      Afterward, the tiny holes will be made in your bald/recipient area with a specific punching tool. The doctor will insert the removed follicles into these holes one by one.

      Finally, the surgical area of the patient will get covered with bandages or gauze. This area will get healed in 3-5 days.

In case you’ve got an average level of baldness and you don’t require a huge count of grafts, then you’ll need only one session for hair transplantation. You can contact Hair Doctors if you want to get appropriate density and natural looking hairline with FUE procedure.

What about the Recovery in FUE hair transplant?
FUE does not involve the method of harvesting the large areas of the scalp, like that in the FUT/Strip method. Because of harvesting the individual hair grafts one by one from the donor area, it is almost a stitch-less and scar-less procedure. There will be no linear scar on the back of the head after the procedure and thus, it takes less time for recovery.
The small puncture scars made in this procedure are practically invisible to the naked eye. There is minimal post-surgical pain or discomfort and the patient requires only 2-4 days of the rest period. Within the period of one month, the implanted hair follicles will shed away for once and afterward, they start growing naturally and permanently. To see the full hair density, you have to wait for 8-10 months, but you’ll start noticing the growth of follicles within 3-4 months.

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