Follicular Unit Extraction is one of the most commonly sought after hair transplantation techniques nowadays, thanks to its minimally invasive nature. It is different than the traditional strip transplant method. In follicular hair extraction method, uses a specially designed tool to remove hair follicles directly from the donor site.
Who Can Have FUE?
If you have permanent hair thinning, receded hairline, or a bald head; you need a minimally invasive hair transplant; you do not have enough quantity of balding resisting hair on your head; you have a tight scalp; your hair loss is no longer progressive: you can be a perfect candidate for follicular unit extraction. It is, nevertheless, important to consult with a follicular unit extraction expert.
FUE Hair Transplant Goals
Follicular unit extraction is an important procedure for hair transplant. The main goals of follicular unit extraction is to get a fuller and thicker head of hair, an enhanced youthful look, permanent hair in a natural way. Follicular unit extraction offers a scar free hair transplant with minimum downtime and recovery period.
Manual FUE and Motorized Automated FUE are the two techniques used for hair transplantation. In manual FUE method, follicular units are manually extracted by surgeon with the help of a specially designed punch tool. In motorized automated FUE method, a specially designed automated punch tool is used for faster graft extraction.
The procedure is performed in 7 steps. In the first step, the surgeon will expose the hair follicles. Secondly, the surgeon will then draw the recipient area as per your hairline. The third step involves the local anesthesia to the donor area. Then the extraction process of hair follicles will start. In the fifth step, extracted follicles are trimmed to remove the fats and extra tissues. The sixth step involves the administration of local anesthesia again to make incisions on the recipient area. In the seventh and the last step, the grafts will be individually and carefully inserted into the incisions to complete the process.
Like all other surgeries, follicular unit extraction recovery also has some side effects. You should not wash your scalp for 24 to 36 hours after the surgery. Do not message your scalp for the next 10 day after the transplant. It is important not to unnecessarily touch your scalp. Sleep in an upright position, with your head elevated at 45 degrees for the first few nights. Do use the medicines prescribed by the doctor.
Consulting with an expert will help you understand the pros and cons of the surgery. Dubai Cosmetic Surgery is offering a free personalized consultation session with one of our hair follicle unit extraction hair transplant experts. So if you are interested in follicular unit extraction, feel free to sing up today for a free personalized consultation.