If you’re considering a hair transplant, it’s important to do research and ensure you understand how the different hair transplant methods before going ahead with your procedure. If you’re looking for an FUE hair transplant, take a look at this information to understand more about the FUE technique.
The two main methods used for a hair transplant are usually FUE and FUT.
A FUE hair transplant involves the individual follicles of hair being removed, these will then be transplanted into small incision which have been made in the scalp, or wherever the hair is being transplanted to. Although the FUE hair transplants are labour intensive they are generally the preferred method of hair transplantation. This is often due to the reduced recovery times, limited scarring and suitability for patients who have particularly tight scalps.
If you choose the FUE hair transplant, here’s what you can expect to happen on the day of your procedure:
- Local anaesthetic injections are given to number the recipient and donor areas.
- Individual hair follicles are removed using a small, round punch
- Using a fine blade the transplant area is prepared
- Hair follicles are then placed into small holes in the transplant area
- Grafts are blended to ensure they match your natural hair growth pattern
What to expect after your FUE hair Transplant
Following your FUE transplant, you are able to leave the hospital approximately 30 minutes after your procedure. It will take around a week to ten days for you to fully recovery, during which time you could experience some discomfort and/or swelling. It is extremely important to follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your surgeon, this is to ensure your recovery is as swift as possible.
How long until my results will show from my FUE hair transplant?
The results of any hair transplant are not immediate. It can take a number of months for a noticeable cosmetic difference to occur.
Following a FUE hair transplant, new hair will begin to grow in a few month, despite this it could take at least six to eight months before a noticeable difference is visible