FUE Hair Transplant
What is FUE Hair Transplant?

Follicular unit extraction, follicular transfer (FT) or FUE Hair Transplant is one of the 2focalproceduresused for gaining hair follicles which are naturally occurring clusters of oneto fourhairs so that they can be used for hair transplantation.

Why is the procedure?

Follicular unit extraction or FUE Hair Transplant is by far one of the most effective methods used for hair transplantation. It is perfect for patients in their early phases of hair loss and can be managed in short sessions. The best thing about FUE Hair Transplant is that it can work very well for patients who prefer to maintain short hairstyles and even those who may want to shave their heads completely from time to time. FUE Hair Transplant can offer great results for eyebrow replacement and moustache replacement as well. Since it only leads to minimal or no scarring, it is widely preferred by most patients of hair loss.

Things to Know

Follicular unit extraction can be availed by anyone who is still in his or her early days of hair loss.
While there is no fixed age bracket for this procedure, it is ideal for adults in their 30s or 40s.
The treatment method is extremely safe and is known to leave no scars.

These are some of the side effects that can result from follicular unit extraction.

  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling of scalp
  • Bruising around eyes
  • Infection or inflammation of hair follicles, known as folliculitis
  • Lack of sensation or numbness on the scalp areas that have been treated
  • A crust forming on some areas of scalp where the hair was implanted orremoved
The results from follicular unit extraction are not exactly permanent
  • After the procedure, you should sleep in semi-sitting position for at least a few weeks so that the swelling gets healed quickly. It should also prevent you from touching the operated areas accidentally.
  • You should not scratch, touch or rub the areas treated for hair transplantation.
  • Your doctor may or may not advise you to use a shampoo on your hair the next day of treatment. You may also be asked to apply shampoo to your hair twice every day for about 7 days after the treatment.
  • Make sure you take all medications prescribed by the doctor
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for two weeks after the treatment.
  • Use a bandana or a hat to cover your head so that it is not directly exposed to UV rays.
  • Do not perform any heavy exercise or strenuous activity for about 28 to 30 days following the FUE procedure.
What do experts say about this treatment?
FUE Hair Transplant is best performed as a treatment in isolation.
The doctor may recommend some medications that should be taken even after the main procedure.
There is little to no downtime associated with FUE Hair Transplant.
Since the procedure is performed under anesthesia, there should not be any pains associated with it.
It takes about 8 hours to perform the treatment.
The treatment can be performed for the scalp, chest, legs and arms. It also works well for beard and moustache.

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