Hair restoration procedures have come a long way over the years. Long gone are the days of plugs and scalp flap surgery. Today, most doctors are using an advanced method of hair restoration called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This popular technique extracts hair follicles from one area and restores them to a balding area on the scalp. With many options on the market for permanent hair restoration, let’s take a look at the unique benefits
Hair Loss and Why
Men and women lose hair for different reasons. Although stress and hormones both play a significant role in our overall health, most hair loss is a result of androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness. Pattern baldness usually affects men, but it can also affect women. Too much of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (or DHT) means your hair spends more time in the resting phase of the hair cycle. When the hair follicle stays dormant too long, it grows back weaker and thinner. That’s why most individuals will notice their hair is thinning before it’s balding.
Unfortunately, androgenetic alopecia is irreversible. However, hair transplant surgery can be a permanent solution to regain a full head of hair. FUE procedures are perfect for patients who want flexibility with their hairstyle. Since this process will not leave linear scars, there are more styling options available. FUE also benefits people who need to resume strenuous activities immediately after the procedure, such as athletes. An ideal candidate’s hairline will be in prime position. Meaning, the procedure is not being done not too early, ensuring little risk that the patient will lose more hair after the procedure.
For those who are concerned about their appearance after surgery and want a natural look, FUE is the procedure for you. The process is meticulous in detail. Each unit extracted from the donor area is transplanted to mimic the growth of the surrounding strands. This results in a beautiful blend of natural and healthy looking hair.
One of the best reasons to get FUE is the absence of scarring. There are quite a few forms of surgery options on the market, but this procedure doesn’t leave behind evidence. Because of the lack of scarring hair styles can be worn short offering the patient plenty of styling opportunities.
Large Harvesting Areas
In certain situations, harvesting can expand to other areas of the body if the need for hair is greater than what is available on the scalp. This makes the procedure a great option for any patient, regardless of how much hair they currently have.
FUE has very minimal downtime. Because there are no incisions or cutting, most patients can resume normal activities within days. Most patients will recover in about 10 days with minimal restrictions on strenuous activity.
As with any surgery, there is some discomfort after the procedure, but with FUE the pain is minimal. Your doctor can ease any operative discomfort with the use of local anesthesia. Post procedure, any pain is calmed with the use of painkillers.
Hair transplantation surgery is the only permanent solution to regain the natural appearance of your hair. Here at Nashville Hair Clinic, we specialize in follicular unit extraction, for residents of Nashville and the surrounding Tennessee communities. If you are ready to see what we can do for you, click here or call 615-329-3900 to book your consultation!
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