FUE Hair Transplant surgery
Surgical hair restoration is constantly evolving thanks to physicians in search of better options for their patients.
Here is an overview of the FUE hair transplant procedure steps:
DONOR AREA PREP
DONOR HAIR HARVEST
PREPARATION OF HARVESTED GRAFTS
CREATION OF RECIPIENT SITES
PLACEMENT OF THE HAIR GRAFTS
FUE Hair Transplant Technology
- Smaller punches that reduce scarring
- Motorized punches that refine the way surgeons score the upper layer of skin
- Restricted depth of scoring to better protect the follicular unit grafts
- Understanding the need to limit excisions to prevent obvious scarring
- Isolates the follicular units from the surrounding area of the scalp
- Allows the surgeon to extract follicular units directly from the scalp
- Minimizes damage to follicles during extraction
Who is an ideal candidate for a FUE Hair Transplant?
What to Expect During the FUE Surgery Healing and Recovery Process
In the first few weeks, some of the transplanted hairs may shed. This is a natural part of the healing and recovery process, as the follicles prepare to enter the growth phase. You may have shed the hair, but you have not lost the hair bulb or root that was transplanted below the scalp. For the next 3 months, the transplanted follicles enter a dormant phase. During this time the roots are getting established beneath the surface. Early hair growth will appear around 3 – 4 months. This new hair is usually very soft and fine, but it will thicken as it matures over the next several weeks and months. From 6 – 12 months, the majority of patients experience significant hair growth. The transplanted hair continues to thicken and blend into the existing hair while also restoring balding and thinning areas. This process is so gradual that patients frequently comment that they begin receiving positive comments about their restored youthful appearance without anyone knowing that they have had a hair transplant procedure.
By the end of the first year, most patients are enjoying the full results of the FUE hair transplant. Understanding the timeline for hair growth post-FUE is essential for managing expectations, and individual experiences may vary. While FUE hair transplants deliver a permanent solution, ongoing hair loss management strategies may include a maintenance routine of non-surgical treatments and therapies to keep your hair healthy and prevent future hair loss. Embarking on a FUE hair transplant journey is a transformative experience that goes beyond just the hair restoration process and procedure. It’s about reclaiming confidence and embracing a renewed sense of self. With advancements in technology and the skilled hands of experienced surgeons, FUE offers a state-of-the-art solution for those seeking a permanent remedy for hair loss.
FUE Hair Transplant Results
During your consultation, both MDEE and FUE procedures will be reviewed so that you can make an informed decision with your Ziering surgeon when selecting your preferred donor harvest method. It is not uncommon for patients who require more than one hair transplant procedure to achieve their aesthetic hair goals to have both types of procedures. Sometimes the MDEE procedure is performed first to achieve optimal coverage followed by an FUE procedure – especially if the patient no longer has the needed scalp laxity to safely do another strip harvest. Then some patients chose FUE hair restoration surgery for their first procedure because they want to wear their hair shorter, but over time may decide on MDEE for their second procedure to maximize the graft harvest. Every Ziering hair transplant surgeon is experienced with both procedures and will customize your treatment plan to address your individual needs.
Our team is standing by to help you better understand the causes of hair loss and all of your treatment options. Click below to schedule a consultation.