Advances in technology have led to great improvements in hair transplant procedures. Today, you can get a fuller head of hair with minimal downtime and minimal scarring. Though no one wants to lose their hair, now is a great time to get it replaced!
You have many options when it comes to hair loss treatment. A newer procedure, called follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is particularly effective for people with androgenic alopecia, which affects some 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. Androgenic alopecia is commonly known as male-pattern baldness, but causing thinning hair in women as well.
FUE is effective for other reasons you might need hair restoration, including alopecia areata, tractional alopecia, alopecia areata, facial hair restoration, tractional alopecia, scarring alopecia, and body hair transplant.
FUE involves harvesting healthy hair follicles from a donor area and transplanting them to balding or thinning areas of your scalp. What makes FUE unique is that donor hairs are extracted individually – rather than as one big strip as is done with other hair transplant methods like follicular unit transplantation, or FUT.
This refined method of extraction makes a big difference in your experience and results. Dr. Yaqub Baraki of Lansdowne Aesthetic Center offers FUE to restore a full head of hair. The process offers many advantages compared to other methods of hair restoration. Here are five major ones.
1. Nearly scarless
With FUT, scarring can be obvious and difficult to conceal. Though some amount of scarring is to be expected with any surgery, FUE results in less prominent scars.
During FUE, Dr. Baraki uses a punch blade that is less than 1mm in diameter. The follicles are removed in a more natural pattern, rather than a long line like that used with strip methods.
You may have some diffuse, circular scars throughout the area used for donation. But, these scars are so small, they’re practically invisible – even with short hair or a shaved head.
2. Exceptional precision
FUE uses image-guided robotics to provide unmatched precision in hair transplantation. Hair is removed from follicles detected with high-resolution digital imaging, leaving most of your hair untouched and undamaged. The area from which we retrieve donor follicles retains a natural appearance.
3. Reduced discomfort
Patients report far less discomfort with FUE compared to other transplant methods. You only need local anesthesia and go home the same day. Complications are quite rare. FUE takes several sessions, but is usually completed within a week.
4. Less downtime
FUE is less invasive than strip methods of transplant, so there is minimal downtime after treatment. Most people go back to normal activities, including work, the next day.
5. Improved technology
FUE hair transplants use automated devices and systems that yield superior results. This advanced technology means you get the most precise hair transplant possible.
Find out if FUE is right for your hair restoration goals. Get a fuller head of hair with minimal hassle, discomfort, and expense. Contact Lansdowne Aesthetic Center today by phone, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.