Fue Hair Transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE Hair Transplantation is becoming more and more popular among those suffering from alopecia (baldness) in either small or large areas of the scalp. Every second male over 50 years of age is considered to suffer from this condition to some extent, some cases severe and others not so severe. Factors that contribute to baldness are many; some genetic and others non-genetic such as stress anemia and hormonal disorders just to name some of the causes.
Though many have attempted to cure their condition with shampoo, lotions and medication, most have sought lasting results with surgery. FUE hair transplantation is considered the safest and most advanced technique available with many of the world’s leading clinics adopting this surgical approach.
The procedure involves the removal of individual hair follicles one by one from the rear of the head where the hair is strongest and the density is the greatest, and grafting them into previously bald or thinning scalp areas. By transplanting these individual follicles with the right coverage, a more homogenous natural look is obtained based on the artistry and precision of the surgeon.
FUE hair transplantation is completely safe from the immunological perspective because the patient’s own tissue is used. Follicle survival during extraction and during the period outside the body has improved incredibly with the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation and preservation techniques.
The greatest advantage of this FUE hair transplantation method is that scarring is extremely minimal. The surgery is performed under local, not general anesthesia, and it is relatively painless. Preparations for surgery are not necessary and recovery is quick, usually 7-10 days.
FUE hair transplantation is in ongoing development with constant innovation and improvement on the horizon. It is no wonder that it is considered today to be the most popular hair transplantation technique in the world, and its popularity is rising.