Hair loss treatments have undergone many improvements over the course of many years. Hair transplants now boast of enhanced results. The procedures have improved safety, allowing you to enjoy the results for a longer time and boost overall hair growth.
One of the treatment options available to UK residents is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure.
The process behind Follicular Unit Extraction
In FUE, the surgeon follows the method of extracting donor hair through a small and circular incision on the skin that surrounds a follicular unit. Also referred to as “harvesting,” this method involves separating the unit for extraction from the surrounding tissue. Once extracted from the scalp, the surgeon can then transplant the donor hair unit to the bald area.
The hair transplant surgeon repeats these steps until there are adequate follicular units for the hair restoration procedure. In some cases, it only takes one to several hours to complete this process, although it may take a couple of days for a major restoration. The incisions, since they are small in size, heal within seven to ten days.
Determining whether FUE is the right choice
FUE offers several advantages over Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), so it is important you consider these before deciding which procedure suits you.
For instance, if you typically wear your hair short, then FUE is the better option. This is also true for professional athletes who need to get back to their activities as soon as possible following the procedure.
Another situation wherein FUE offers a better alternative is when you have an extremely tight scalp. You may also find it an ideal option in the event you have undergone traditional strip harvesting and healed poorly after that.
Consulting a licensed hair restoration surgeon
While both FUE and FUT are safe, they still involve surgery, so it is crucial that you undergo the procedure only through a licensed surgeon. This way, you can ensure your safety and see the results of the process as soon as possible.