Hair Transplant (FUE)

Hair Transplantation by Follicular Unit Extraction

By the age of 35 years, more than 60% of men start to see signs of hair loss. At age 50, about 85% experience a larger degree of hair loss. There are different reasons why hair loss may occur, with male pattern baldness being the most common reason for hair loss among men.

The good news is – the hair loss is fixable. Hair transplantation by Follicular Unit Extraction is a permanent solution that will give you back the hair that you lost. The procedure might take some time, but the results that men have achieved in the past are truly impressive. Gain back your confidence by growing hair in the areas where hair loss has been experienced.

The Goal Of FUE Hair Transplant

The primary goal of Follicular Unit Extract hair transplant techniques is to restore hair growth in areas where balding has developed. The idea behind the technique utilized to perform this procedure is to give the patient a permanent solution. There are no “special oils” to use – follicles are transplanted into balding areas, where they start to grow and provide coverage for areas where hair has been lost.

Our Approach To FUE Hair Transplant

We want to ensure every patient who comes to us for FUE hair transplant is comfortable and knows that they are being served by a specialist in this field. We will only appoint highly experienced, licensed surgeons to a patient’s procedure in order to ensure their hair transplantation has the highest chance of success, while also minimizing the risk of the patient experiencing side-effects as a result of the Follicular Unit Extraction process.

Our specialists will start by analyzing the patient’s head for the most ideal donor area. In some rare cases where no areas on the head can be utilized as a donor area, our specialists may look for alternative areas on the patient’s body where follicles can be extracted and then implanted on the balding areas of the patient’s head.

Once an ideal donor area has been found, follicles will be carefully extracted from this site and then implanted into the areas of the patient’s head where they are experiencing balding.

The Advantages Of FUE Hair Transplant

There are many advantages to the use of FUE hair transplantation techniques in order to restore hair growth in areas of the head that have been affected by balding. The most obvious benefit for our male patients is the fact that they will no longer have to look in the mirror and observe the fact that they are becoming bald. Once the follicle has been implanted, hair usually starts to grow relatively quickly, which means within just a few short weeks, hair will be present in the balding areas.

The Follicular Unit Extraction technique that our surgeons use in order to transplant hair in the balding patient also has a number of advantages over the alternative hair transplantation procedures that are currently available.

While scarring in the donor area may still occur with this particular procedure, patients will be glad to learn that there is a much lower risk of nerve damage. This also means a lower risk for experiencing significant levels of pain in the donor area once the follicles have been extracted, and a reduced risk for developing a chronic numbness in the region.

Furthermore, discomfort is usually minimal with Follicular Unit Extraction procedures, especially when we compare the technique to options such as Follicular Unit Transplantation. Minimal discomfort results in a happier patient.

Side-Effects / Risks

Discomfort following the procedure is probably the most significant side-effect that patients may experience after they have undergone hair transplantation by Follicular Unit Extraction. The discomfort is not as much as with other types of hair transplant procedures, but may still be experienced.

There are some potential risks associated with Follicular Unit Extraction procedures, but the risk of experiencing such complications are very small. Still, we want patients to understand all that is involved in the process, which also includes ensuring the patient is acknowledged about some possible complications that they might experience.

Numbness in the area where the donor’s hair was extracted from occurs on rare occasions. This complication is usually caused by damage dealt with the nerves in the area during the procedure. There might also be a pain in the donor area following the procedure. If pain does occur, the symptoms usually tend to get better over a relatively short period of time.

Our professional surgeons always ensure they follow safety procedures and pays close attention during the procedure to ensure the risk of such complications developing are kept to an absolute minimum.

Preparing For The Procedure

There usually isn’t many patients need to do from their side in order to prepare for the procedure that is about to follow. It is important that the patient ensures they have booked their consultation and the procedure with our clinic beforehand. We do ask patients to come in just about half an hour before the actual time of their procedure. This will help the patient settle in and ensure everything can be sorted by the time the hair transplantation procedure will commence.

 

We aim to make the entire process as stress-free as possible, which is why patients are allowed to bring some entertainment with them. If you wish to bring a film to watch on your iPad, or perhaps some music to listen to on your iPod, be sure to prepare them beforehand and ensure you bring them along with you when you come to our facility on the day of treatment.

Recovery Time

Recovery time associated with the Follicular Unit Extraction procedure is usually much faster than some of the other techniques that can be used for hair transplantation, such as Follicular Unit Transplantation. Discomfort may still be experienced, but the risks associated with some alternative options that may be available to patients who would like to restore hair in areas where they are experiencing the dreadful effects of balding are significantly lower.

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