Both men and women suffer from hair loss, or thinning hair, but hair transplant surgery offers the help they need. Modern hair transplant techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) have become very popular, because they are less invasive than traditional methods, and do not leave scars.
Follicular Unit Extraction
FUE is generally performed in the doctor’s office on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia. FUE improves on the more traditional strip harvesting technique, in which a strip of hair is harvested from the donor area at the back of the head. The strip method leaves behind a linear scar, which often poses a problem for people who want to wear their hair very short.
FUE does not leave behind that linear strip, as hair is harvested from the donor site one graft at a time. There are several automated devices that can be used to extract the grafts, which are randomly removed in groups. In addition, the doctor is able to take more time to implant hair creatively at the recipient site.
After Follicular Unit Extraction Treatment
There is almost no downtime after FUE treatment, as most patients can resume normal activities within 2-3 days. The results of FUE are permanent, but it takes about 3 months for new hair to be seen. The hair looks very natural, and there is minimal scarring.
If you are contemplating doing a hair transplant procedure, then contact our office for more information.