Many people, men and women, suffer from hair loss or baldness. 50% of all men in their 50’s will have hair loss and the percentage increases further with age.
In far most of the cases of hair loss in men it’s due to the hair follicles being sensitive to DHT, a substance made from the male hormone called testosterone.
Depending on your hair loss, the quality and quantity of your donor-area, you may need one or more FUE surgeries for a satisfactory result.
The FUE hair transplant is the most popular method for transplanting hair. In this procedure, follicles are individually extracted from the back of the scalp and transplanted into thin areas or balding areas.
With FUE, follicles can also be extracted from other parts of the body like your chest, arms and legs to increase the donor-area available for transplantation.
What is FUE?
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It’s a hair transplant technique that involves removing individual follicles from the back of your scalp and placing them into the bald area.
This is different from other hair transplant methods and it doesn’t leave a linear scar in the donor-area.
How does it work?
The harvested hair is removed from the donor area and placed in small slits in the recipient area. As the slits are very tiny it does not require any kind of active treatment to heal the incision site.
Is FUE more painful than other procedures?
No, FUE a comfortable procedure and usually far less painful than the older strip-surgery also called FUT.
Is FUE more invasive than other procedures?
No, because we only take tiny grafts from your scalp at a time (called follicular units). This allows us to leave your existing hair in place and avoid damaging it or making any linear scars in the back of your head.
How long does an FUE transplant take?
Follicular unit extraction can usually be done in one session- but if the donor-area is very good and the patient requires maximum number of grafts then a second day may be required.
FUE hair transplant is a permanent solution to hair loss.
FUE hair transplant is usually a permanent solution to hair loss.
Is there downtime after the procedure?
Downtime after FUE hair transplantation is very limited and may depend on your work and social activities. Often, you can go back to work the next day and resume normal activities immediately.
FUE patients at our clinic can go back home immediately after the procedure. As there are no stitches there are also no stitches to remove.
Will I be need to wear a bandage after the FUE procedure?
No, you don’t need any bandages. If your job is not physically tasking then you may also resume work the very next day.
What is the cost of FUE compared to strip harvesting?
- The cost of FUE compared to strip harvesting is more expensive.
- The procedure is more time-consuming than strip harvesting.
- FUE is a much more attractive solution to hair loss than strip surgery/FUT surgery.
There are many options for hair transplant procedures, so you should do your research before deciding. When it comes to hair transplants, there are many options and procedures available. FUE stands for follicular unit extraction and is a less invasive procedure that superior to strip harvesting/FUT in many ways.
FUE is a less invasive procedure.
FUE is a less invasive procedure than strip harvesting/strip surgery/FUT. In FUE, grafts are removed from the donor area with a very small round punch rather than a scalpel. The result is less pain during and after the surgery and no permanent linear scarring.
FUE grafts are not affected by the sun or wind, therefore you can swim and play sports without fear of losing your transplanted grafts. FUE grafts are not affected by the sun or wind, therefore you can swim and play sports without fear of losing your transplanted grafts.
FUE hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that allows patients to have more control over the outcome of their hair transplantation surgery. With FUE, there is no need for stitches or sutures.
FUE hair transplant is a great option for patients who want to restore their hair. It’s less invasive than strip harvesting. If done at a competent clinic it also gives more natural results.