FUE hair transplant is a latest procedure of hair surgical transplant available these days. This method involves extraction of hair follicles from the scalp unlike FUT where these follicles are removed with the help of a strip. This method has many pros and cons. Follicular hair transplant or FUE is one of the two known methods of removing hair follicles from the scalp. These hair follicles are responsible for hair growth on the scalp and body. In this procedure, a small circular punch is used in making small cuts less than one millimeter on the scalp. Follicles are separated from the surrounding tissues with the help of this medical equipment. These units are harvested from the donor area leaving tiny holes on the skin. Surgeons pulled out hair follicles from donor part of scalp once at a time. Hundreds of tiny white scars remained on scalp once the wounds are healed. But these are invisible and nicely covered under hair.
Surgeon harvests follicular units until he gets the required number for patient’s transplant. This procedure needs several hours and multiple sessions. Extracted hair follicles are dissected under a binocular microscope to separate them from fatty tissues. Recipient sites are created in hairless or bald area of the scalp. A hollow needle is used in creating these tiny sites. Follicles are transplanted into these sites from where they grow into healthy hairs. Recovery period of scalp is not more than ten days. Certain precautions are advised by surgeons to follow after FUE surgery. FUE was discovered in Japan in the year 1988 for the very first time. A needle less than one millimeter in size to remove follicular units from the donor area. Two American doctors had used the term FUE for the first time in medical literature in the year 2002. Robotic devices were introduced in annual meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery in the year 2008. Only few surgeons are present in the world that have completely studied and practiced FUE transplant method.
Who can benefit from F.U.E. Procedure
FUE is ideal for those patients that are on initial stages of baldness. It is also recommended by surgeons to such patients those want to enhance their hairline density. FUE requires a considerable time of the surgeon. It takes up to six hours and many sessions to extract the required amount of follicles. Only two thousands to three thousands follicles can be extracted in one session. It is the most expensive method previously but now prices are low nowadays. It needs fifteen thousand dollars to thirty thousand dollars for FUE treatment. This treatment is twice as expensive as traditional strip surgery. FUE is preferred over FUT method because it does not leave a linear scar on the scalp after the surgery. It is good for those wanted to have short hair or shave head after surgery. Less pain, itching and discomfort is involved in this method. Local anesthesia is given to patient in both methods. FUE is also helpful for those that cannot have a strip surgery due to laxity of their scalp. Risk of grafts falling is associated with FUE treatment. Good quality grafts are not yielded with the help of FUE. However with advancement in instruments and devices,Fue hair transplant in Pakistan is becoming most preferred method like rest of the world.