When we start to notice the signs of hair fall, we do our very best to manage it. Hair fall is everyone’s worst nightmare and when it turns into reality we start to look at other options available to us, to salvage the hair that we have remaining on our head. FUE Hair Transplant, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction is an increasingly popular hair transplant option which provides an effective and permanent solution to hair fall. It stands out in terms of efficiency, safety and patient satisfaction. However, just like every other procedure this also has its own pros and cons. Before undergoing the procedure it is crucial to understand whether it is the safest bet to get an FUE transplant or not.
What is FUE transplant?
In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), each donor follicle is extracted one by one with the help of a precision rotary punch device. Hence, there is no long incision or scar which is made in the scalp, instead, the grafts are taken out of a broader donor area and are dispersed among growing hair. The small extraction holes are less than 1mm wide, making them almost invisible to the naked eye. With newer and better technology becoming available, the devices used in the procedure help to drastically reduce damaged hair follicles, scalp trauma and unnecessary scarring.
Is FUE a safe choice?
Though the before and after pictures of FUE hair transplant tell a beautiful story of amazing results, getting to those results of the after picture is not an easy thing, it requires utmost patience. The hair takes their time to grow and it takes months after the surgery for the hair to completely grow. NeoGraft and SmartGrafts are the two technologies which are considered to be gold standards when it comes to FUE hair restoration.
NeoGraft FUE hair transplant can be complete without the potential of error or fatigue of human hands. It is a fully automated surgical device which uses pneumatic controls which are ergonomically designed to fit the hand comfortably. It permits the follicles to be removed and immediately transplanted into the donor site, hence, reducing the period when the hair is exposed to hair and damage. The follicles are harvested with great ease and precision. The micro-incisions lead to less trauma, discomfort, swelling and bleeding. This also reduces the risk of infection and complications which are followed by surgery and also reduce the physical harm to each graft.
Are there are any cons to FUE?
Before undergoing the procedure, the hair on the donor site needs to be trimmed very short and sometimes even shaved. Shaving that part helps the transplant team to fully access the area from where the follicles need to be extracted. The placement of the excision is randomized and diffused. This ensures that scarring on the scalp isn’t too obvious when the scalp heals. Generally scarring is uncommon but when it does occur it is quite minimal.