What is the FUE hair transplant method?
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction or sometimes referred to as Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a hair transplant technique in which individual hair follicles are harvested from a part of the donor's body, usually the sides and back of the head. These individual follicles are then implanted in the required locations. Men are characterized by missing hair at the front of the head, which looks like the classic horseshoe shape.
What is a hair graft in a hair transplant?
A hair graft is a unit of hair transplantation. It contains a hair follicle that produces hair after transplantation. The graft consists of follicles - usually from 1 to 4 hairs. This is also taken into account when estimating the total cost of hair transplant surgery.
How does the FUE hair transplant method work?
Procedures individual follicles - usually from 1 to 4 hairs - are removed during local anesthesia. The extraction procedure uses a microsurgical extraction instrument with a diameter of 0.8 mm to 1.0 mm to remove the follicles. The transplant specialist, using specialized microfiber needles, then transplants the follicles into the required areas. Our professionals are experts in blending hair, placing the hair at the right angle and density that matches the natural arrangement of the hair and therefore will resemble a natural and natural hair type.
How long is the hair transplant procedure?
FUE scarless and seamless hair transplantation can be done in one long session or in several small sessions. After it, there are no obvious and typical scars that remain after a surgical operation. The duration of the FUE procedure can vary, but it usually depends on how many grafts need to be transplanted. A smaller procedure requiring only about 500 grafts to be transplanted can be completed in a couple of hours. However, a larger procedure with 3,000 grafts will require a session lasting one day. During the hair transplant procedure, only local anesthesia is performed and the patient does not feel pain during the procedure. During this time, the patient is in a sitting position and it is possible to watch TV, use the phone, laptop or read a book.
How long does it take to recover from the procedure?
Hair transplantation with the FUE method does not require excision of the scalp. There are also no cuts on the back of the head and it leaves no scars. When individual follicles are removed, only small, puncture scars remain, which are practically invisible to the naked eye. After the procedure, there is no great pain and discomfort and the average recovery period is usually seven days. During these days, the transplanted hair should not be touched, as there is a risk of accidentally pulling it out. The first four days after the procedure should be especially careful.
How long do hair transplant results last?
Once you have done FUE hair transplantation, the results are permanent and the transplanted hair does not fall out. The initial transplanted hair will appear a few weeks after the treatment. It takes time for them to grow in and start forming a new hair shaft. Usually, the first noticeable results are about 3 to 4 months after the transplant. By this time, approximately 15% of all transplanted follicles should have grown. After 6 months approximately 55 to 60% and only after a year the result is considered complete. A very good result is considered when 90 to 95% grow out of all transplanted hairs. They will grow and become natural, strong and healthy.
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