FUE Hair Transplant
The FUE hair transplant is currently the most optimal way to successfully restore your full head of hair. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. This baldness treatment allows for the removal of individual follicular units or grafts, each containing 1-4 hairs. This is a major step forward from the outdated FUT method, where the surgeon has to remove a whole strip of skin from the patient’s scalp.
What are the advantages of the FUE hair transplant?
The FUE method requires a high level of precision and takes longer to perform, but it yields excellent results and is less stressful for the patient. You do not have to worry about having any wounds on the back of your head. The small punctures made with the special surgical instrument heal quickly by themselves.
An FUE hair transplant is a highly successful baldness treatment that gives a natural look to the patient. When performing FUE, the doctor must take into account the direction in which the natural hair grows and implant the removed hair according to this direction to ensure the most natural-looking results. Even though the procedure itself takes longer than FUT, it allows for the transplantation of up to 3000 grafts per session, which is still a quite considerable number. If an FUE hair transplant is executed properly, the survival or naturalisation rate of the implanted grafts lies between 90 and 100 per cent.
Another big advantage is that the recovery time after FUE is much shorter compared to the one after FUT. This is due to the minimally invasive nature of the surgery. Normally, the patient can return to his or her work 7-10 days after the treatment.
In a FUE baldness treatement, only tiny punctures are created on the scalp, that will heal quickly. You will not have a linear scar that the patients are left with after an FUT transplant. This is especially beneficial for those who want to wear their hair short. Besides, less invasion means a smaller risk of getting an infection or developing any other complications.
How much does a FUE hair transplant costs?
The price of the FUE hair transplant are a bit higher than those of the older FUT method, due to a more sophisticated technique and the longer duration of the surgery. As said, the downtime is very short after a FUE and the patient can go back to their normal lives after a week. Please be informed, that the transplanted hair will most likely fall out within 3-8 weeks after the surgery. It is absolutely normal, as the new and healthy hair will start to grow after that and become visible 3-4 months after.