Everything You Need to Know About FUE Hair Transplants
Posted on 31st December 2023 at 16:27
We Explore FUE Hair Transplant Surgery
Welcome to Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, a leading FUE hair surgery clinic in the UK. At Elite Hair Restoration, we specialize in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a revolutionary hair transplant procedure that addresses thinning or absent hair by relocating individual hair follicles from one part of your body to another.
About FUE Hair Transplants:
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, a modern hair transplant technique that has gained popularity over the traditional Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) procedure, known for the "hair plugs" look. In FUE, skilled surgeons utilize micropunches to extract single follicles and transplant them, leaving minimal signs of extraction.
The FUE procedure is considered safe, with rare instances of minor side effects such as tiny white scars or temporary swelling, bruising, and sensitivity. While extremely uncommon, infection or tissue complications may occur in rare cases.
FUE is typically performed in multiple 2 to 4-hour sessions over several days, or in rare cases, a "mega session" lasting 10 to 12 hours. It is an outpatient procedure, allowing you to return home after each session. Recovery is swift, requiring only a brief pause in your daily routine, with the exception of avoiding water immersion and rigorous exercise for about a week.
The cost of FUE hair transplants ranges from £2,500 to £7,500 per session. Factors influencing the cost include the amount of hair being transplanted, the surgeon's experience, and regional variations. As cosmetic procedures, FUE transplants are typically not covered by health insurance, and additional expenses may include prescription medications and time off work for recovery.
Results from FUE transplants begin to manifest in 3 to 4 months, with approximately 75 to 90 percent of transplanted hair regrowing.
What is a FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE involves extracting individual hair follicles from one area of your body and implanting them in another, creating a fuller appearance in the new location. Unlike FUT, FUE minimizes the risk of a "hair plug" look and avoids large scars.
The ideal candidate for FUE has thinning or balding hair with sufficient nearby hair for transplantation.
How Much Does a FUE Hair Transplant Cost?
The cost of a FUE hair transplant ranges from £2,500 to £7,5000 per session, with multiple-session procedures potentially exceeding £15,000. Factors affecting cost include the amount of hair transplanted, surgeon availability, frequency of procedures, and surgeon expertise.
How Does a FUE Hair Transplant Work?
As you age, the natural hair growth cycle shortens, leading to hair follicles no longer regrowing hair. FUE transplants replace old follicles with new ones capable of hair growth. After the transplant, nourished by blood vessels, the follicles begin growing hair in previously thin or balding areas.
Procedure for FUE Hair Transplant:
Your surgeon shaves the hair in the donor and recipient areas.
Using a micropunch tool, follicles are extracted from your skin.
Tiny incisions are made where the extracted follicles will be inserted.
The follicles are inserted into the incisions.
The treated area is cleaned and bandaged for recovery.
Targeted Areas for Treatment:
While FUE hair transplants are commonly performed on the scalp, they can also be done on other body areas with thin or absent hair, including arms, legs, and even the genital area.
Risks and Side Effects:
FUE transplants typically leave only tiny white dots as scars, which may fade over time. Rare side effects include infection, drainage, pain, swelling, folliculitis, bleeding, numbness, and changes in transplanted hair appearance.
What to Expect After a FUE Hair Transplant:
Recovery is quick, with potential swelling or discomfort for about 3 days. Aftercare instructions may include refraining from washing for 3 days, using gentle shampoos, taking a few days off work, avoiding hair combing for 3 weeks, and refraining from strenuous activity for a week. Some hair may fall out during healing, but noticeable results typically appear after 3 to 4 months.
Before and After Pictures:
Explore our gallery for before and after images showcasing the transformative effects of FUE hair transplants.
Preparing for a FUE Hair Transplant:
Before your surgery, consider:
Not smoking for at least a day.
Avoiding alcohol for 3 days.
Abstaining from aspirin or blood thinners for 2 weeks.
Forgoing vitamins or dietary supplements for 2 weeks.
Limiting antidepressants for 2 weeks.
Refraining from haircuts.
Performing scalp massages for increased blood flow.
Taking prescribed medications, such as minoxidil.
Undergoing an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood tests.
Why Choose Elite Hair Restoration For Your FUE Hair Transplant Surgery?
We employ some of the UK's leading Hair Loss Specialists that perform FUE daily and have years of experience performing Hair Transplant Surgery in the UK.
Choose Elite Hair Restoration Ltd for Your FUE Hair Transplant Journey:
At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we are dedicated to providing top-tier FUE hair transplant services, ensuring natural-looking results and a swift recovery at an affordbale cost with 24 hour aftercare and contactability 7 days per week unlike any other UK based Hair Transplant Clinic. Trust us to transform your hair and boost your confidence. Contact us today for a personalized consultation.
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