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Fue Hair Transplantation – Frequently Asked Questions
FUE (Follicular unit extraction) is considered as one of the most popular hair transplant methods in Hyderabad and throughout the world. To help you make a deliberate decision, we have compiled a list of common questions about FUE hair transplant technology.
If you are worried about baldness, you can consider a hair transplant. There are various types of transplants, but many prefer FUE hair transplants. Why? Well, this type of transplant offers many benefits that you will not find with other methods. Recovery time is much easier to manage with this type of transplant, and the procedure is painless because you are under local anaesthesia. However, you might still have questions about how to get this type of procedure.
Look out this article provided by Cyber Hairsure Clinic with frequently asked questions about FUE, so you have the knowledge to make smart decisions.
Fue Hair Transplantation – Frequently Asked Questions
Is FUE a permanent hair transplant?
Are you looking for a permanent fix for hair loss? If so, FUE hair transplant might be for you. Although the results are different for different people, you can expect the results to last a long time. This is good news for those who no longer want to worry about hair loss.
The results of the FUE transplant procedure will last a lifetime as long as the graft is chosen carefully from the permanent area. Also, hormonal changes should not affect the graft. Some patients may experience a depletion of their donor area as they age. In this case, the transplanted hair can experience the same phenomenon. However, this does not apply to all patients.
Is FUE hair transplant safe?
If you are considering an FUE hair transplant, you might be wondering if this procedure is safe. Of course, each procedure can be different, which means that some people can have an adverse reaction. However, most patients who undergo this surgery do not have permanent problems.
How does FUE work?
In Follicular Unit Extraction, also known as FUE, hair follicles units are separated. Follicles naturally occur in groups of 1-4 hairs in the donor scalp area. Depending on the case, FUE can be done manually or using a piece of automated equipment or both. The extraction method used depends on whether the hair is curly, sharply angled, long shafts, etc.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of FUE?
Some of the advantages of FUE are:
- Significantly low complaints after surgery.
- There are no linear scars with surgical wounds. The scars are much smaller and less obvious and only take days to heal.
- The harvesting of individual hair follicles allows the extraction of donor’s hair from permanent areas on the side and back of the scalp, as well as the chin or body if necessary.
- Extract hair from a dense donor area on the scalp and redistribute this hair to baldness to minimize the baldness. This redistribution allows hair to be distributed more evenly, thus reducing baldness.
- Faster recovery
Will FUE leave a scar?
The method of removing individual hair units allows collection without leaving linear scars on the scalp. Immediately after the procedure, several small wounds appear in the area where the hair has been removed. After about 3 to 5 days the wounds close and the resulting small scabies disappear after the first week. In the next week, it will be challenging to determine where the graft has been removed.
Who is the ideal candidate for FUE?
If you are considering an FUE hair transplant, it is recommended to consult a specialist. This is the only way to determine if you are the right candidate for this procedure. To determine the appropriateness and application of hair transplant procedures, your doctor will consider several factors such as age, complete medical history, level of hair loss, and the availability of high-quality donor areas.
As FUE does not cause linear scars, it is the right choice for patients who prefer short hair. FUE does not require removal of the entire scalp strip, making it the preferred method for patients with small-donor areas or patients with the narrow scalp. Patients with scars from previous FUT procedures can now hide their scars during the second procedure and insert FUE grafts directly into the scar line. FUE is ideal for patients with limited time before returning to work.
The decision to get a hair transplant or not is personal. Factors that play a role in the final decision include hairstyling, patient lifestyle, and hair quality. All these issues should be discussed with the doctor during the first consultation.
Do the FUE results look natural?
When performed by an experienced and qualified hair restoration doctor, the result must look so natural that others cannot say that the hair has been transplanted. To see our latest results before and after hair transplantation, visit our “Before and After Photos” page to get our latest, real patient results.
How long does FUE last?
The duration of the procedure depends on the number of planned transplants. In general, the process can take between 4 and 10 hours. If more than 2000 grafts must be transplanted, surgery is scheduled for two days.
How much does FUE cost?
Each case has a different cost based on several factors, including the number of grafts and the final result in terms of the coverage the patient wishes to achieve. FUE hair transplants can also vary depending on the technique used. Patients must contact the Clinic directly to determine the final price. For more pricing information, visit our Cyber Hairsure Hair Transplant clinic.
What is the recovery time after FUE?
Most patients rest 2-7 days after surgery to recover. While FUE scars usually heal in 3 to 4 days, it takes up to 10 days for the donor area to heal correctly and be free of scabies. Individual results may vary. Remember that our Clinic sees patients again the day after surgery and on day 10. Do you want to know more about what you can expect after the FUE procedure? Visit our Cyber Hairsure Hair Transplant clinic.
Is FUE procedure painful?
Patients usually report almost no pain during or after the procedure. Sedation is given at the beginning of the procedure, followed by periodic subcutaneous local anaesthesia. In rare cases, patients may experience mild discomfort, itching and swelling after the procedure, which resolves within a few days. We provide patients with pain relief medications after the procedure. However, medication can usually keep the pain under control.
How many grafts are needed?
The number of grafts needed depends on the size of the area to be covered and the desired density. Thick hair and grafts with more than 3 and 4 create the illusion of fuller hair. Unfortunately, this is genetic. We review the patient’s goals and possible options before determining the number of grafts needed during the initial consultation.
What are the risks and complications of FUE?
Some common complications of FUE are swelling, bruising, itching, and pain. There is also a risk of bleeding and tingling on the scalp, but this usually resolves on its own. A significant risk that must be mentioned is “shock loss”. The post-operative hair loss can be significantly reduced by taking drugs for six months after surgery.
Does new hair grow immediately?
Shortly after an FUE hair transplant, new hair looks more like a beard on the head. Transplanted hair can grow very gradually and then enter the active telogen phase and most likely fall out. The transplanted hair grows again when entering the anagen phase. Once the hair is in the Anagen growth phase, it grows normally.
When will the final results be seen?
As soon as the transplanted hair enters the anagen growth phase after 3-4 months, new hair starts as thin and fine hair. Hair will become longer and thicker in the next few months. Coarse hair becomes visible between 10 and 12 months, and the result is seen around 12 months after FUE. Please note that each individual is cured at different rates and results vary depending on the patient.
Homework is very important. The result, the amount you spend, and how you feel after a hair transplant depends on a proper examination beforehand. Never rush into a hair transplant; otherwise, it will be far more expensive in the long run, and not just financially. So read all the information before any procedure and clear all your doubts.
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