Everything You Need to Know About an FUE Hair Transplant

As you age, your body, hair, and skin go through a lot of changes. Your skin becomes saggy and loses its elasticity. Moreover, the bone becomes brittle and may develop degenerative issues.

Ageing also affects hair density, and you may experience hair loss. However, hair loss is not limited to ageing. Young people in their mid-age may experience hair loss.

Women majorly experience hair loss due to hormonal changes during their lifetime. But hair loss in women is entirely different from hair loss in men. Men majorly suffer from male pattern baldness.

Fortunately, hair restoration techniques like FUE hair transplant are fruitful in covering your bald patches. 

What is a FUE hair transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction is an advanced hair restoration technique that provides effective results. In this process, a surgeon extracts hair follicles from the areas with sufficient hair. However, the extracted hair follicles must be healthy and ready for implantation.

Usually, the back of your head is ideal for removing hair follicles, but they can be extracted from other areas as well. Extracting hair follicles from the donor area is a tedious process because each hair follicle is removed individually. 

After extracting hair follicles, the surgeon plants them in the recipient area. As a result, you experience thick hair growth in the bald area. FUE hair transplant was introduced to replace Follicular Unit Transplantation. FUT is a painful process of hair transplant in which a long strip of skin is removed from your scalp.

Once FUE was introduced, surgeons and patients started giving preference to this method of hair transplant. The reason for the popularity of the FUE method is its minimally invasive technique.

Moreover, it provides natural-looking results, and your hair does not feel like hair plugs. In addition, follicular unit extraction does not leave any scar on your head. 

How does an FUE hair transplant work? 

FUE hair transplant provides a natural-looking result, which is why it is prefered over the FUT method. Your hair growth follows a three-phase cycle. But as you grow old, the hair regrowth cycle shortens due to the non-availability of new hair follicles.

As a result, you may encounter balding. However, balding may affect a person in any age group. For example, some people may experience premature balding in their mid-20s, while others may experience hair fall and bald in their 50s.  

When you undergo a follicular unit hair transplant, you replace your old and dying hair follicles with new and healthy hair follicles. These follicles get nourishment from blood vessels, and as a result, they grow into new and healthy hair. 

FUE hair transplant cost 

Hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure, and like every other cosmetic procedure, its cost depends on several factors. Some factors that determine the cost of FUE hair transplant include:

  • Number of transplanted and extracted hair follicles
  • Size of the treatment area
  • Surgeon’s expertise
  • Location
  • Hair characteristic
  • Desired results

However, most clinics providing hair restoration services charge according to the graft requirements. Remember that your health insurance may not cover the cost of an FUE hair transplant. In such cases, you have to pay the price from your budget. 

Benefits of FUE hair transplant

FUE hair transplant provides a range of benefits to hair loss sufferers. Some of its significant benefits include:

  • No scarring

In an FUE hair restoration technique, the surgeon does not have to make an incision on your scalp. As a result, you do not develop any scar on your head. However, the FUE technique leaves tiny scabs on your scalp, which you can easily hide under your hair. Sometimes, the scabs may fall off in a few days after transplantation surgery.

  • Minimal discomfort

It is a minimally invasive technique, and hence you may not feel any discomfort. Moreover, you may experience minor pain after the surgery. 

  • Faster recovery

FUE uses micro punctures to extract hair follicles. Therefore, the surgeon does not need to pull your skin from the scalp. Since this technique does not require any incision or stitches, you can heal in a short period.

FUE is preferred over other hair restoration techniques because of its minimal downtime. It means you can resume your regular activities within a week. However, take your surgeon’s advice before continuing vigorous physical training. 

FUE allows faster recovery, and you may expect exceptional results in a few months. 

Risks and side effects of FUE hair transplant

FUE does not involve any severe risks, but you may experience minor side effects after surgery. These side effects include:

  • Infections
  • Drainage
  • Crusting
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Follicle swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness

These side effects are temporary, and you may notice an improvement in your condition within a few days. However, if the side effects persist for a longer duration, you may consult your surgeon. 

Why Choose Us?

At ALCS Clinic, we use the latest technology to give you the desired results. Moreover, under the supervision of Dr. Sunil Arora, our trained medical care team has operated on various patients and has provided excellent results.

Therefore, if you wish to get treated by one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in India, you may contact Dr. Sunil Arora at ALCS Clinic. 

ALCS Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Clinic, under the leadership of the internationally recognized Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Sunil Arora, specializes in hair restoration and cosmetic procedures. With a focus on quality, ALCS Clinic offers a range of Hair Transplantation and Cosmetic Surgery Services under one roof.

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