Follicular Unit extraction requires the surgeon to extract hair follicles one by one.
Because the surgeon can plant the hair follicles one by one, he can create a denser look.
The way the hair follicles are harvested gives the surgeon the ability to precisely plant each unit.
2,500 Grafts A Day
It is recommended that 2,500 grafts per day should be extracted and planted.
FUE leaves no scar at the back of the head. This way, you can use your hair short or long.
Because there is no linear strip, the individual scars can heal faster than a FUT procedure.
6-8 Hours of Procedure
It takes 6-8 hours for the surgeon to conduct a 2,500 grafts surgery. If the patient is above Norwood 4 Level, it takes two sessions (two days) because the number of grafts needed is more than 3,000 grafts.
Consultation and Evaluation
Your surgeon determines how many grafts are needed and where they will be planted.
Extraction of Hair Follicles
Your surgeon harvests hair follicles one by one and prepared them for the next stage.
Planting The Grafts
Your surgeon will plant the harvested hair follicles one by one to the recipient area.
It takes up to 15 months to see the full results. Your hair will start the Anagen phase again.
Are hair transplants permanent?
Hair transplant surgery with method FUE is a permanent solution to hair loss. The transplanted hair is resistant to the DHT hormones and genetically very strong. Therefore, once you have the procedure, you will have hair permanently.
DHI and Sapphire Techniques
Although many clinics name their methods with new names, the only methods in hair restoration surgery world are FUE and FUT techniques. DHI and Sapphire techniques are not different methods, these clinics use different sized punches and therefore name the procedure differently. Results of surgery depend on the skill and experience of the surgeon.
Is FUE More Expensive Than The FUT Method?
The price of each method depends on the clinic. Usually, the FUE method is more expensive because it requires more skill and dedication from the surgeon. Also, the FUE technique has more natural results than the FUT method and therefore is more in demand.
What is the cost of hair transplants?
There is a price per graft policy by high-end clinics. It depends on the quality of the surgeon as well as the number of grafts needed.
What is a punch?
Every surgeon uses different sized punches to extract the hair follicles. Usually, a punch is between 0.6mm and 1.0mm in diameter and can be manual or motorized.
Shedding and Afterwards
In the third week after surgery, shock loss occurs. The scalp rejects the new hair and this causes shedding of hair. However, the hair root remains in the scalp and starts producing hair. It usually takes 6 months to see the new hair growth. Full results can only be seen after a year.
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