What is a FUE Hair Transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a proven, minimally invasive treatment for restoring hair to regions where it is most needed.
FUE is a hair transplant process that uses cutting-edge hair restoration technology to provide a permanent, natural-looking solution to hair loss. Hope Hair Health’s expert physicians use follicular unit grafts to reconstruct your hairline and growth pattern during this straightforward one-day outpatient surgery. Individual hair follicles are extracted and transplanted from a donor area of your head to a thinning area. Best of all, there will be no linear scars or stitches in the donor location, which will heal in a few days.
Why Chose FUE at Hope Hair Health
A Hope Hair FUE hair transplant, like all of our hair restoration treatments, is done under the supervision of a trained Hope Hair-affiliated physician. Our doctors have a lot of expertise with our tried-and-true hair restoration techniques. In fact, they’ve devoted their whole practice to hair restoration. Their main goal is re-creating the natural look of your hairline.
You also have The Hope Hair Guarantee to consider. We will replace any non-growing hair transplant graft free of charge for all hair transplantation surgeries performed by Hope Hair physicians, providing the patient has appropriate donor hair and meets the requirements and circumstances.
The end effect is natural-looking and long-lasting.
It’s a cutting-edge, minimally intrusive procedure.
Because there are no stitches, the donor area recovers in a matter of days.
Who is a good Fue Transplant candidate?
A suitable candidate for FUE has a few criteria, including enough donor hair, which is usually from the rear of the head. One of the benefits of follicular unit extraction (FUE) is that treatment does not leave a linear scar, which is ideal for individuals who want to keep their hair short. Medically stable for prone position: Because FUE normally requires several hours of resting on your stomach, the patient must be medically stable for this type of positioning.
How it’s performed
Prepare the donor area.
First, we pinpoint the regions that will be treated and devise a strategy to assist you attain the most natural-looking hairline possible. The hair in your donor area is then trimmed to make it easier to identify and remove strong, healthy donor hairs.
Removing and Preparing the Hair Follicles.
After preparing the donor area, we isolate individual follicular units from your scalp by creating a little circular incision around them. We then use a tweezers-like tool to withdraw the graft from the scalp. Our skilled experts analyze and prepare the follicular transplants for placement using high-powered stereo microscopes.
Follicular Units Placement
We make minor incisions in your recipient area that mirror your natural hair growth pattern once the follicular grafts are ready. The follicular grafts are then inserted one by one, according to the amount of hairs in each follicle, to maximize the naturalness, density, and coverage of the thinning areas.
Hair Growth and FUE Healing
After the follicular units are evacuated, the little incisions left behind will heal fully in a few days. You should start to see fresh hair growth three months after the operation. After six months, you should notice noticeable regrowth, at which point both your natural and transplanted hair will grow normally.
The discomfort, swelling, bleeding, and scab should go away by the end of the first week, leaving you with crew cut style short hair on the scalp. After that, you can expect the following hair regeneration and recuperation plan.
After surgery, two to three weeks later
The freshly transplanted hair will fall out two to three weeks after a FUE hair transplant. This is a regular occurrence and nothing to be concerned about. This is a normal part of the hair growth cycle. The follicle itself remains healthy and returns to the growth phase within a few weeks, even if hair loss occurs.
After surgery, two to three months later:
The transplanted hair is still in its resting phase at this point. The patient with FUE usually appears the same at this point as before the surgery. This is also common. Continue to carefully follow all postoperative instructions and schedule follow-up appointments with your doctor.
Growth and recuperation in the fourth month: You will notice fresh hair growth from the transplanted follicle at the end of four months. However, because healing time and experience differ, new hair growth may appear earlier in certain patients. New hair growth at this stage might be sensitive and thin, resulting in poor long-term FUE results.
Results of the FUE at the end of the year
The transplant procedure will be basically complete in terms of growth, thickness, and density after one year following surgery. At this point, the majority of your follicles will produce healthy hair. Many hair transplant patients who seek improved protection can determine whether they are appropriate candidates for repeat surgery after around a year.
Patients’ recovery times and stages differ, but there are some things that they can expect. Due to graft removal, the patient has a small hole in the donor area right after the treatment. As the hair grows, that will close in a few days and appear as if nothing was done in a week. A minor inflammation in the donor location is common and can linger for a week or two following the treatment.
The receiver region quickly begins to expand. Instead of washing the region, the patient should wash his hair and pour water over it for the first week. The patient can wash his or her hair regularly on the seventh day after the treatment. All of the hair from the graft will fall out at some point, and the patient will go through a phase where it appears that nothing can be done. Don’t be concerned! As previously said, hair develops in around 3-5 months.