You may have heard it before, but the FUE method is one of the world’s best known hair grafting procedures, as you can imagine it to be a definitive solution for baldness.
In case you don’t know anything about this procedure, in this post we will explain why it is the best hair transplant option currently available.
Characteristics of the capillary implant FUE method
The FUE method (acronym for Follicular Unit Extraction) consists of a slightly invasive transplant method that is performed through the extraction of hair follicles and then grafted onto those areas without hair.
However, the hairs or follicular units are obtained from the areas with the highest hair density of the person with alopecia.
What is the process like?
The follicles are always chosen by the hair expert taking into account certain factors such as length, thickness and resistance, and the specialist makes sure that they have not been affected by the dihydrotestosterone.
Dihydrotestosterone is a hormonal action that causes hair loss in almost all cases of baldness.
One of the factors you should always consider is that this procedure has to be performed at all times by a hair specialist (better if you have experience and it is recognized).
Because this process is not a surgery that can be performed by just anyone, it even requires adequate space to achieve a perfect hair implant.
Benefits and results of the FUE method
In almost 100% of cases, the hair follicles are removed from the occipital area and the parietal area of the head, i.e. the back and side.
Why are these usually donor areas? Simple, in these areas the hair grow stronger and even have more resistance to hair loss.
Now the most common areas where these follicles are grafted are the famous crown of the head and the upper area of the head such as the forehead, for example.
It’s a painless surgery
One of the most common questions patients have is whether this surgery is painful. The truth is that no, because anesthesia is applied to the areas to be grafted, it is even a procedure that does not leave a scar.
It’s not such an invasive process
Another reason to be more relaxed is that this operation does not require the use of scalpels or sutures, as the incisions are millimeter.
In addition, the post-operative period is extremely short, as the person will be able to continue with his or her normal life after two to three days.
Will I go bald in a few years again?
Without a doubt, this is one of the issues that most unsettles patients who opt for the application of this FUE hair transplant method. But there’s nothing to worry about, the results of this hair transplant technique are permanent.
Yes, grafted follicles have a long life span and are most resistant to dihydrotestosterone. Don’t forget that the specialist will be in charge of choosing each unit.
Now that you’ve read this post, you probably already know why FUE is one of the best known methods to solve the problem of baldness. If you have any questions regarding this subject, please do not hesitate to contact us.