What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

What Is FUE Hair Transplant?

What Is FUE Hair Transplant? Environmental effects, genetics, hormonal changes, and a high amount of stress may cause hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition that happens with aging. It usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns as receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair along with the crown of the scalp in women. As time goes, damaged hair begins to fall and so many people suffer from it even at younger ages. 

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause for hair loss which is pattern baldness for both men and women. Males tend to lose hair from the temples and crown of the head. In females, hair usually becomes thinner all over the head. Androgenetic alopecia is more likely to happen as a person ages but can start at any point after puberty. Pregnancy is also a cause of major hair loss for women. It is due to a decrease in estrogen hormone. Although it’s a temporary condition and resolves within a year. 

There are various hair transplant methods but FUE has been the most effective procedure nowadays. It’s also a permanent solution for baldness for all genders. As FUE does not leave a linear scar, it’s a more common choice. FUE is a less invasive hair transplant procedure and hence needs less healing and recovery period post-surgery.


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FUE hair transplant stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. It is a method of donor hair extraction. The method became popular as its’ way safer than the other techniques with minor possible side effects. With a skilled hair transplant surgeon, graft survival rates are very high. FUE procedures offer patients the best potential for natural and new-looking hairlines. How To Sleep After FUE Hair Transplant?

The Procedure 

At first, FUE hair surgery involves the surgeon scraping the patient’s head’s back and then removing individual hair follicles. After that, the surgeon takes the grafts out separately and places them on the receiver area. The whole process usually takes 4-8 hours and simply done, depending on the size of the area. 

It may take at least one year to completely have the look but FUE doesn’t leave any linear scars and heals relatively well. Only small dots are noticeable growing hair covers these up. The transplanted hair will fall off after 6-8 weeks after surgery. The growth of new hair will then be visible in the recipient areas and hair will grow half an inch per month. 

What to Expect After The Surgery?

Patients can wash their hair the day after the surgery to clean the scalp of dried blood and crusts. After that, they may experience soreness and numbness. In one week soreness of the donor and the recipient area should be gone. There still may be some numbness but at the first month’s ends, it should be gone. When the second week is over, hair begins to shed. As patients enter the second month, they can even get haircuts. It takes one year to completely heal and see the final results so patients have to give time to the procedure.  Can You Do Hair Transplant On Thinning Hair?