FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT
Hair in the top and front are lost because they are genetically susceptible to hormones. Hair on the sides and back are immune (genetically) to hormones and are programmed to grow a lifetime. These hair will continue to grow lifetime, even though it is transplanted to different site. It is a medical fact and has been repeatedly proven over the years.
Hair transplant is a procedure where individual hair follicles are moved from one part of the body (donor area) to the bald part of the scalp (recipient area). It is a minimally invasive procedure.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a method of graft harvesting in which individual follicles are removed from the donor area, one at a time. The advantages, when compared to traditional strip harvesting, includes less trauma, less visible scarring, more rapid healing and recovery. Although primarily used for graft production from the scalp, FUE has now been utilized for body and beard hair graft extraction.
With proper instrumentation and methods, all patients are good candidates for FUE. FUE is a significant advancement in the field of hair restoration surgery and with experience, the results achieved are superior to those produced with strip harvest technique.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
In FUE technique, local anesthesia is given in the scalp tissue for extraction of grafts, without removal of strip of skin. This technique involves usage of tiny punches for extraction. Furthermore each graft is inserted into tiny recipient sites with the help of placement tool. This technique involves minimum scarring and post op pain.
Complete recovery generally occurs within 5- 7 days, as no stitch removal is required.
DONOR AREA FOR (FUE)
- Scalp –Patient’s mid rear scalp zone is usually the desired area for hair grafting, providing natural look to the patient’s hair.
- Beard –They can be used in cases of compromised scalp donor area, as they help in adding volume/density to the patient’s thinned out scalp hairs.
SIZE OF PUNCH
Size of punch varies from Patient to Patient hair thickness. on an average punch ranging from 0.7mm to 1mm in diameter are used.
Post surgical recovery period is quite less in FUE patients. Usually within 3-4 days donor site is healed, allowing patient to resume his routine.