Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

Follicular unit extraction (FUE), often referred to as the follicular transfer (FT), is one of two main methods of obtaining follicular units (groups of one to four hairs on the head) for hair transplantation.

Follicular unit extraction

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction is a process of hair transplant that involves the minimum invasion, resulting in nominal post – operative sufferings. Although a simple procedure, yet the transplant surgery requires a pair of very skilled and experienced hands so that the grafts are extracted without any damage. The success of the FUE hair Transplant depends totally on how many of the hair roots survive after extraction.

The donor area is first anesthetized locally or the patient is given mild sedation. The surgery does require total anesthesia. Then comes the most skilled part of follicle extraction that is done using the most advanced of instruments by the most skilled of the surgeons. It is the success of this step on which the success of the entire surgery depends. The grafts are then implanted with great care in the affected area.

BIO FUE Hair Transplant

BIO FUE Hair Transplant

Bio FUE process of hair transplant is suitable for almost everyone who opt for hair transplant surgery. However, it is even more suitable for those with a limited number of available undamaged grafts. Those of you, who want the scar to be minimally visible, must also opt for Bio FUE. The surgeon may also take the FOX test before ascertaining whether the patient is ready for the surgery or not. Doctors often discourage patients below 28 to 30 years against hair transplant. Their hair loss may be arrested with proper medication and non surgical treatments. Since the visible scar is minimum, a patient undergoing Bio FUE can very well keep his/ her hair short and trendy. People who cannot be treated with FUT may also be treated with this process. Last but not the least, you must make yourself well aware of the cost involved before going for the surgery.

FUT Hair Transplant

FUT Hair Transplant

FUT is the most commonly used technique of hair transplant.It is the minimum invasive surgery. In FUT, a thin strip of hair is removed from the donor area, which is ideally at the back of the head. . So it leaves a thin linear scar at the back of the head which also needs some time to heal. So for people using the FUT technique, it may be a bit difficult to go for a very short hair cut.It involve some pain and swelling in the donor region from which a thin strip of hair is removed. FUT is traditionally less costly than FUE. To perform FUT it needs a larger team along with a skilled and experienced consultant surgeon to perform the surgery. FUT requires the patient to be stitched up and so he has to return to the clinic a week later to get it removed. The surgeons prefer FUT for people with extensive baldness as the hair grafts obtained from the tissue can be put to optimum use with no wastage.

Facial Hair Transplant

Eyebrow/Eyelash Hair Transplant

Eyebrow/Eyelash Hair Transplant

The hair transplant procedure can be used with success to put imperfect eyebrows into beautiful shape. Fuller looking eyebrows with the perfect shape that make you look stunning, can now be yours by a simple surgical procedure very similar to hair and beard transplant. However, you need to trim your eyebrows like before from time to time even after the transplant. This is the perfect solution for those with very thin or almost invisible eyebrows.

Moustache Hair Transplant

Moustache Hair Transplant

The same technique of hair and beard transplant can be used for moustache or side-burns transplant as well. The donor hair follicles are implanted on the moustache area in such a way that no scars are visible. The procedure is very simple and you are put under local anesthesia or sedation, so that you don't feel the slightest bit of pain. The transplanted hair falls off and within a month, natural hair appear on the moustache area.

Beard Hair Transplant

Beard Hair Transplant

Beard hair transplant has become the in – thing in men's fashion over the last five years. The new customized beard that you will have after the transplant will be surgically implanted from hair follicles extracted from the back of your scalp. The procedure takes a maximum of five hours, and one seating is all you need. The transplanted beard hair fall off after two weeks, but grow back about three months later.

How Hair Transplant Works

Hair Graft Extraction

Hair follicular units of one to four hairs at a time are extracted from the donor area of the person seeking hair transplant. The hair so obtained, preferably one at a time, forms the basic unit of transplant. This method of hair graft extraction is better known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Transfer (FT).

Preservation of Donor Grafts

Much experimentation has been done on how to best preserve the grafts obtained from a donor's hair so that they may result in successful implantation and hair regrdowth in the later stage. Many preservation media are available on a commercial basis. Hair experts confirm that the success of a hair transplantation operation is dependent to a large extent on the preservation solution.

Opening Donor Channels

Before the actual transplantation process, the channels on the donor's affected areas where transplantation is sought, are opened with the use of specific tools that the doctor finds compatible with the structure of the forehead and head and the graft count. The transplantation area is anaesthetized locally. The donor may engage himself in some mind - distracting activities like reading a story book.

Implanting Grafts

The hair expert now implants the grafts collected and preserved beforehand into the channels carefully prepared by the doctors. In this process, maintaining the order of removal of grafts and implanting them is of singular importance to avoid the graft to be kept outside for a long time. The head is then covered with a bandage that is kept overnight.

After Care (Hair Transplantation)

The hair experts normally prescribe drugs for 5 days following transplantation routine. The list of Do's and Don'ts are also specifically mentioned for the night. It is advisable to visit the doctor on the very next day or latest by the second day to have the transplanted hair washed by the hair expert. Special shower gels and lotions are to be used for the next 15 to 20 days.