FUE Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a method used for hair transplantation that began in 2004. It involves removing individual units of follicular units from the back of the head and transplanting them into targeted areas. As a result, patients undergoing FUE surgery are able to grow hair in places they lost.
FUT vs FUE – Which Procedure Is Better?
FUE is an advanced procedure to the likes of FUT (Follicular Unit Transaction) otherwise known as the strip method.
In short, the main difference between the two procedures is the way hair grafts are taken from the patient. With an FUE hair transplant, hair grafts are taken out individually using a specialised punch tool and micro-forceps.
Whereas, FUT hair transplants, require a strip from the back of the head to obtain hair grafts. Thus, resulting in a longer recovery period and the patient is typically left with a linear scar at the back of the head.
Benefits of FUE Hair Transplants:
- Natural-looking results
- Non-visible scarring
- Permanent Solution To Hair Loss
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Frequently Asked Questions (Our FAQs)
How is the FUE Hair Transplant Carried Out?
Firstly the patient is prepared for surgery. Usually, prepping consists of taking photographs to see the hair at its current state and assessing the healthiness of the donor area. At this time, the FUE surgeon will determine the number of units that need to be transplanted so the FUE surgery can take place.
Once the patient is ready for surgery, a local anaesthetic is applied to the donor area. Following this, hair follicles are taken out and placed in a special solution to soak as the target area is anaesthetised. Later, using special tools, canals are made for the hair follicles to be put into the target area.
The entire FUE hair transplant procedure lasts between six and nine hours. After FUE surgery, a bandage will be applied to the donor area.
Who is eligible for hair transplantation surgery?
Generally, anyone with no serious health concerns can undergo an FUE hair transplant as a replacement treatment.
However, the surgeon will take into consideration the type of hair loss patients are experiencing, as well as other factors. (These factors may include your general hair type and potential donor sites). This will be analysed by your FUE surgeon to determine your overall suitability.
What should the patient avoid before FUE surgery?
Prior to surgery, it is advised to prepare for downtime as you will need time to recover from FUE surgery. It is recommended to give yourself at least 7 – 10 days.
In addition, certain medications like blood thinners, antidepressants, painkillers, and multivitamins with Vitamin B and E should not be taken before as this could cause complications. As well as this, no alcohol should be consumed up to three days before surgery as this will have likewise risks.
Is a FUE hair transplant painful?
During the FUE procedure patients are under local anaesthetic and will not feel any pain after the initial injection.
However, in some cases, patients that undergo this surgery may experience mild headaches which are to be expected.
Consequently, patients are prescribed painkillers and antibiotics to combat excessive pain and possible infections.
When will my hair grow after surgery?
Approximately 1-week post-FUE surgery the transplanted follicles will become stronger.
After 2- 3 weeks, patients may experience their hair growing and falling out due to ‘shedding’. At this time, hair follicles are fixed in place for regrowth.
Overall, patients can expect to visibly notice hair growth in the front area after 6-8 months, then in the top area after 8 – 12 months.
Will there be any scarring after FUE surgery?
Scarring is inevitable. However, scars within the donor area appear smaller than one-millimetre which are not noticeable.
It should be noted that scars will be near enough invisible when the surrounding hair grows again.
Are there things patients should avoid after FUE surgery?
Yes. Post-surgery the transplanted area should be protected for up to 10 days after surgery.
Not only will the applied bandage be removed 1 -2 days after the procedure, but your FUE hair should be washed daily according to your FUE surgeon’s instructions.
In addition, upon the 7th-day post-surgery, incrustations will be removed from your scalp.
As well as the above, to get the best FUE hair transplant results, you should also avoid swimming and sunbed tanning.
But how much does an FUE hair transplant cost?
An FUE hair transplant can cost anywhere from £1,000 – £30,000 in the UK.
Typically, in the UK they charge you per hair so the price of the hair transplant is dependent on the transplant area size.
On average each hair graft can cost £2.50.
However, with us at Dr Implants our hair transplant costs start from £1750 for maximum hair grafts.
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