For some men, hair loss can be devastating and cause them to lose confidence and lower their quality of life. Hair loss can symbolize the loss of youth and can often make men look and feel older than they are. Over the years, the technology has gotten better and better.
Each graft has hair ranging from 1 to 4. Each graft on average has approximately 2 to 3 hairs. This average is different for every person.
What is a FUE hair transplant
FUE Hair transplant is a procedure of redistribution of scalp hair. In this procedure, follicular units or grafts are taken from the donor area and implanted on the bald area to cover these areas. Follicular unit extraction / Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is one of two primary methods of obtaining follicular units, naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient’s donor area, ideally one at a time. There is no cut, no stitich in FUE hair transplant. Hairs grow naturally.
- Nowadays FUE technology has grown into Advanced FUE. Advanced FUE is required for those who have less donor area left on scalp. The main difference is that Advanced FUE enables the creation of larger donor pools by harvesting follicles from areas outside the head such as: chest, legs, arms, abdomen, back, face, and beard.
- The grafts should be extracted with minimum transaction and without damaging the donor area. The quality of the grafts and the number of hairs per graft are important for good results.
- The grafts extracted are placed on the recipient bald areas by making small holes or slits. The direction and angle of these holes are very important to give a natural look to the transplanted hair once it grows. The density at which these grafts are placed also make a difference in the results.