FUT procedures, ‘follicular units’ made up of naturally occurring groups of one-to-four hairs, sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasionally fine vellus hairs, are transplanted. Preserving the unit as a whole in this way is thought to help hair growth once transplanted. Modern Follicular Unit Transportation is considered an advance on older hair transplant techniques which used larger grafts, and often gave obvious and ‘plug’-looking results. Transplanting the smaller units used in FUT allows thousands of grafts to be transplanted in a single session, resulting in a more natural-looking effect for the patient. If done well, the new grafts should mimic normal hair growth patterns and be virtually undetectable.
FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Extraction includes the removal of healthful hair follicles right from a donor area on the scalp, typically in the back of the head the location where the hair is rich, and grafting them on top of the bald or thinning areas.
The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and getting rid of the potential risks and recovery time connected with general anesthetic utilized in other hair transplant treatments. Moreover there aren’t any noticeable scars or stitching involved with the procedure.
Although the concept is the same as with earlier transplant techniques, Fue hair transplant is well-known since it has given better results in terms of natural-looking. FUE is less painful as well as having minimal recovery time. Usually, healing time depends on type of skin, but the grafts take in a few days and swelling settles around 4-5 days.
Results and Post Op
You’ll be able to view the shape of the new hair line right after treatment. 6 to 12 months, the transplanted hair will be re-grown entirely and also the bald spot or diminishing hair line will have gone away. The final results are completely permanent and natural looking.
Recovery takes roughly 5-7 days, and after that time any swelling or minor redness in the treatment location will have gone away.