Staying young is a priority for many men and women. If you are losing your hair it can give the appearance that you are older than you are. FUE hair transplants are a solution to hair loss and appearance problems. Hair transplant surgery is growing in demand. There are many different reasons for an individual to lose their hair. NeoGraft FUE hair transplants offer a permanent solution. Let’s uncover some of the reasons why you should consider FUE hair restoration surgery.

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

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FUE stands for follicular unit extraction. It is the process of individual hair units that are extracted from the scalp and transferred to an area that has lost hair by using a powerful stereo microscope. It is a technical procedure and requires a skilled surgeon and precision. What is nice about this procedure is in just three to four months after the surgery, hair will start to grow again.

FUE Procedure: How It Is Done?

The procedure is done by extracting single follicular units from a donor area. A donor area is a section typically on the back of the head that has healthy hair that can be transplanted. The procedure begins by shaving down the patient’s head. This is not always necessary for everyone. The surgeon then uses a micro punch tool designed to extract the hair follicles from the scalp. A tiny incision in the area where the follicles will go is created. After inserting the hair follicles, the surgeon will then bandage the area to keep it clean while it heals.

What To Expect After the Transplant?

One of the questions that are always asked is how painful is an FUE hair transplant surgery. Hair restoration in this manner is done under local anesthesia. The patient may experience some discomfort during the initiation of the procedure but it is only temporary. Post-procedure discomfort is often light and can be managed with medication and usually subsides in just a few days.

FUE is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and needs to be performed by a highly skilled surgeon. The FUE hair transplant recovery process is quick, and in a few days, you can resume your daily activities. Post-procedure, the surgeon will ask you to take necessary precautions like:

  • Don’t wash your hair for a minimum of three days
  • Let the incisions heal in their own time
  • No strong shampoo or conditioners for at least 3 weeks.
  • No wearing of hats, caps, etc.

It takes a few months but then the blood vessels will nourish the hair follicles and hair will begin to grow naturally. Within the first three weeks, all the swelling and redness will be gone. It is worth noting that it is normal to have an increase in hair fallout after a hair transplant. This occurs because of the shock to the follicles from the procedure. As your hair follicles continue through the hair growth stages, the transplant follicles will begin to produce hair again.

Benefits of NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant Over FUT Transplants

Like any surgical procedure, there are always advantages and disadvantages. Even with the modern equipment and techniques used in hair restoration today, there are still limitations.

  • No scalpel is used. Only minor incisions are made to insert the hair follicles
  • No post-operative stitches are required
  • No linear scarring
  • You can hardly feel any pain. During the procedure, local anesthesia is used. Some discomfort but brief and timely
  • Quick recovery – within a few days, you can go back to your normal routine.

Over the last decade, FUE hair transplant surgery has gained much attention. Our expertise in performing hair transplants helps to ensure our clients get the results they want and expect. If you are tired of watching your hair loss continue to get worse then consult with us on the hair loss solutions we offer.