Everything You Need to Know about FUE
Hair transplantation surgery has evolved fleetingly through the last decades. Scientists tried to improve their techniques so they can appropriately be adapted to the patient’s needs and specially to minimize risks and sides effect.
The follicular unit extraction (FUE) is considered as an advanced form of hair restoration, it made hair transplant more popular than it has never been the same, because people started to see good and riveting results.
People were always torn between making the hair transplantation and endure the pain and scars or suffering from baldness. Each choice is harder than the other, that’s why FUE technique came to exonerate people from choosing because it’s less invasive and leaves no linear scarring since the surgeon is using small circular punches ( 1.0 mm) to remove the individual follicular units from the back of the scalp, and then re-implanting the harvested follicular units back into the scalp in the balding recipient areas.
FUE technique is convenient for both men and women , and it works the same for both genders. There’s a tiny difference in terms of shaving the donor area , because for women , shaved hair may takes years to grow back to the original length , which can be embarrassing for women with long hair , that’s why surgeons do a layer shaving of the donor area instead of complete shaving that we give to some men.
There are some preparations that patients should do before the FUE procedure to prevent any complications during the surgery.
Normally, surgeons prescribe to their patients to avoid any medications or beverages (coffee, alcohol) that increase bleeding. Dyeing hair with a dark color is recommended before the surgery , for patients with grey or blond hair , because it will be easier for the robot to identify the hair. Smoking is also banned before and after the procedure , because it may cause wound infection and scarring , and it affects hair growth as well.
Strenuous activities , sun exposure , exercise and many other factors can contribute at curbing the healing process. That’s why , patients should be very wary and meticulous at following the instructions given by the doctors after the surgery.
By following the pre and post-procedure steps , FUE technique can give a very satisfying and natural look.