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Hair Transplant FUE

FUE TECHNIQUE

What is FUE Technique?

FUE involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from the scalp (donor area) and grafting them one-by- one into the bald areas of the head. Though the basic principle is the same as with older transplant procedures (you’re essentially uprooting hair from one part of the body and embedding it in another) , it’s popular because it delivers more natural-looking results.

Unlike ‘strip’ transplants, where whole chunk of skin are removed and follicles from the skin grafted elsewhere, with FUE individual hair follicles are taken from the sides and back of the head and are implanted individually into the patient’s balding areas. A typical FUE procedure takes around six to eight hours.

Who should opt for FUE Technique?

  • People with smaller areas of baldness
  • People who are young, muscular and athletic
  • People who want to wear shorter hairstyles
  • People who want faster recovery
  • People who prefer less invasive procedures by avoiding cuts and stitches on the scalp

What are the benefits of FUE?

  • There are no visible linear scars in the donor area after the procedure. This becomes especially important for people who want to wear shorter hairstyles, or have a history of keloids, hypertrophic or stretched scars.
  • The small punches that are created with FUE take shorter period of time to heal as compared to linear scars formed by other treatments.
  • The FUE does not restrict the patient from indulging in strenuous exercises after the treatment since the punches created by the procedure remain unaffected by exercise.
  • There is essentially no pain during the procedure or any discomfort after it.

What is the procedure?

In FUE hair transplant surgery, an instrument ( automated micromotor punch) is used to make small, circular incisions/punches in the skin around a follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. The unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.

This process is repeated until the hair transplant surgeon has harvested enough follicular units for the planned hair restoration. Before the grafts are harvested, tiny “recipient sites” are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument ( a procedure called slitting ). The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles.

The donor wounds, approximately 0.7 mm -0.9mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white unnoticable scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.

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