Hair transplants using the follicular unit extraction method

By the age of fifty almost 50% of men will have lost some of their hair, and for some this process can begin as early as their late teens. One of the main causes for baldness is a condition called Androgenetic Alopecia, commonly referred to as male pattern baldness, which is hereditary. It is caused by the male hormone dihydrotestosterone which makes some hair follicles shrink, resulting in hair that just stops growing. For other men, stress, illness or reactions to medication can cause hair loss and although most men notice their hair thinning in their crown section, others may notice thinning around the hairline and temples.

While many men embrace their baldness as a sign of virility, for many men hair loss is not their only concern. Many men suffer confidence and self esteem issues as a result and decide to undergo hair transplant surgery to provide a solution to their problem. Hair restoration has become increasingly popular within the last five years, and due to advancements in technology and the improvement in results, there has been an increase in awareness of what can be achieved through this safe procedure.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the most advanced technique for hair transplant surgery currently available.

The procedure

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the most advanced technique for hair transplant surgery currently available. During the procedure a specialised and precise medical device known as a punch is used to extract healthy hair follicles from a section usually at the back of the patient’s scalp. The patient’s head may need to be shaved completely, or in some cases, a marine style cut will be sufficient depending on how many hair follicles are required.

This treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic. Each hair and its follicle is extracted individually, directly from the scalp, instead of in groups. This removes the need for a strip of skin to be removed as in the FUT method.

The follicular units are transplanted into the area that is balding or where the hair is thinning, following the existing hair pattern, to ensure the hair will grow to look completely natural, especially at the hairline. The time required for this procedure is usually between four to eight hours, though in some instances where a large amount of follicles need to be transplanted, the procedure may take place over two days.

After the procedure, you will notice the difference immediately as you will be able to see your new hairline pattern. You may notice some redness and swelling of the donor and recipient areas afterwards but this is to be expected and it will take around seven days for things to settle down.. Your hair will start to grow between four and six months. After nine to twelve months you will be ready for your first hair cut of your new hair !

The advantage of this procedure is that you will not have the linear scar associated with the FUT method and your hair will continue to grow. All you will need to budget for is hair cuts

The results


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