Hair loss has become one of the most common problems facing people today and FUE hair transplant has proven to be an effective solution to this problem. This is a useful technique used today. In the following sections we will see how this procedure works.
What is a FUE transplant?
This is one seamless technique in which the transplanted follicular unit is implanted in the bald area. The good thing about this procedure is that it gives the best results in terms of resulting hair density and reduces the chances of scarring. This method is especially useful for hair loss, known in technical terms as androgenetic alopecia.
FUE hair transplants are performed under local anesthesia and surgeons start removing follicular units from the donor area. These grafts are stored in the retaining solution until the receiving area is prepared. The final step is implanting these extracted follicles to shape the hairline as directed by the patient.
Once the FUE hair transplant is complete, the patient will receive the necessary instructions from exercising to taking a shower. Patients are also given topical medications, as well as antibiotics and mild pain relievers if needed.
The sores usually disappear within seven days of the procedure and the scabs disappear after about 14 days. By week 8, hair loss will resume and new hair growth will begin after about 4 months, with most results visible after 12 months. Hair growth continues for up to 18 months, at which time the new hair thickens and completely blends with the hair in the area.
Who is a good transplant candidate?
The ideal candidates for this hair-specific treatment are those who have not completely removed the donor hair in the scalp area. However, it is also possible to collect body hair for transplant if there is not enough hair on the head for treatment.
The good thing about follicular unit extraction is that it is a minimally invasive technique and completely safe to use. The risk can be further reduced if you follow your doctor’s instructions for pre- and post-operative care. There is a risk of some complications, which depends on the following factors:
1) Physiology of the patient
2) The procedure is performed by a doctor without permission
3) Using faulty machines or robotic techniques that do not produce the desired results.
Bad candidate for this procedure
Transplant is not suitable in the following situations:
- a) Insufficient supply of good quality body, head or beard hair.
- b) In young patients, e.g. B. under 24 years of age, there are relative contraindications. The reason is that young people who are bald are still bald and a transplant would not prove effective in such a situation.
- c) In the case of curly follicles, such as those of African origin, a testing procedure should be carried out to determine whether they are suitable for treatment.
- d) People with hypertrophy, which means an abnormal tendency to form scars.
- e) Patients with coagulation disorders.