There are different reasons that would make anyone consider a hair transplant in today’s world; most common of them are conspicuous hair loss. Rapid hair loss, thinning hair in odd places, is embarrassing, but it may also cause self-esteem issues and other problems associated with looks and appearance.
Hair loss changes the way you look in a way that makes you seem older than you are. These and many more reasons are part of why an individual may opt for a hair transplant. There are different types of hair transplant options available today. Some have been around for a while, while others are much newer and advanced.
One major hair transplant procedure is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). It is particularly useful for people with receding hair, balding hair, and partial hair loss.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?
This hair transplant method is a clean and natural method of hair transplant that entails different steps. It is important to follow these steps because each of the steps relies on each other to give you the desired, natural result. Missing any of the steps may result in an undesired effect.
The first step taken by the dermatologist or surgeon is the collection. This involves the removal and collection of grafts from the skin. Grafts are essentially tissues that contain hair follicles that are ready for transplant. It is collected in a seamless way that ensures that you do not feel any pain.
Next is the Canal Stage. In this stage, holes (canals) are created within the skin where the hairs will be implanted. The surgeon tactically creates splits in the skin that are wide enough to accommodate the new hairs. They know what to do to ensure that each hair is fitted into its canal without it looking weird or askew.
Following the canal, the stage is the Plantation. This is the last stage of the procedure. Thus, it is called because the hair goes through the process of planting, almost like you would plant a seed. It is inserted into the skin through the canal and then closed up. Once this is done, the patient is free to go about their usual business, but there are some things to note before doing so.
Key Things to Note
After you are done with the surgical procedure of hair transplant, there is a short period of time you need to allow the effects of the surgery elapse. This is called the recovery period. In this period, here are a few activities that you may not be able to do immediately:
- You cannot go to the office for about 3 days.
- You cannot workout or swim for 4 weeks.
- Cannot wear a cap or hat for 4 weeks.
FUE and FUT, What’s the Difference?
This is one common question that many people are looking to get a hair transplant to ask. FUT, Follicular Unit Transplant, is another modern hair transplant procedure that is widely known and used by many. It is quite similar to FUE in technique. However, the main procedural difference between both is that the FUT requires extracting hair follicles at once while FUE meticulously extracts hairs individually.
The FUE method leaves no visible scars, (unlike FUT), heals faster, and lasts a lifetime along with many other benefits. FUT often yields the highest amount of hair.
With numerous hair transplant options available, it might be a little confusing which one to go for. FUE is particularly advisable for those looking to get back to their normal lifestyle and routines in the shortest possible time. With this hair transplant, in a little less than a month, you can get back to your life and begin to enjoy a head full of healthy hair.