Losing between 50 and 100 hairs a day is normal.
What’s not normal is when those lost hairs do not get replaced by new ones. Now, this could be temporary, which is usually the case when an underlying condition such as a fungal infection or thyroid disease is causing the problem.
If the cause of hair loss is hereditary though, it may be more difficult to treat. But the good news is there are procedures such as FUE hair restoration that can help. Here, we’ll discuss what FUE or follicular unit extraction involves and its benefits.
FUE, an Effective Solution for Treating Hair Loss
There are two main types of hair transplant techniques to keep in mind: FUT or follicular unit transplantation and FUE. Both involve the harvesting of individual follicles.
In FUT, a surgeon will cut a strip of the skin on the scalp to extract the hair follicles, while in FUE surgery, individual hair follicles are directly harvested from the scalp. With FUT, there are some potential complications to consider including scarring at the site of the hair removal and unnatural looking hair.
With FUE, there is no excision of the scalp, making this treatment the more appealing hair restoration option for those dealing with hair thinning and loss of hair.
Top Benefits of FUE Hair Restoration
You can say that FUE is the result of technological innovations made to improve older hair transplant techniques. For many patients experiencing hair thinning or suffering from male pattern baldness, FUE offers these benefits:
1. It’s a Minimally Invasive Procedure
FUE hair restoration uses a sophisticated device to harvest individual hair follicles. No scalpel, staples, or stitches are needed.
For patients, this means they don’t have to worry about discomfort or interruption from their daily routine. There’s little downtime, and you can go back to work a day after the procedure.
2. Results Look More Natural
It typically takes about 3 months to see hair growth and a full year or more to get the full results of the procedure.
And once you have a full head of hair, you won’t get any side comments like, “Did he get hair plugs?” or “Are those synthetic hair implants?” That’s because the results look completely natural and healthy.
3. It Works for All Hair Types
Since FUE uses your own follicles, you don’t have to wonder if it works better for those with straight hair or those with curly or textured hair. FUE works for all hair types.
Women with thinning hair could also benefit from this procedure.
4. It’s Great for Hair Loss in Other Areas
Do you feel insecure about your patchy beard? Or maybe you think your eyebrows look weird?
If you’re experiencing hair loss in these areas, FUE can help.
5. Get Your Confidence Back
One comment we consistently hear from our patients is that an added benefit to the procedure is the restoration of not just their hair but their confidence. An experienced provider can help you achieve the results you want. Dr Beck is an experienced board certified plastic surgeon specializing in hair restoration. After his 6 years of plastic surgery training, he trained additionally in only aesthetic procedures. He has built a team that are experts in hair restoration.
Restore Lost or Thinning Hair and You’ll Love the Way Your Hair Looks
Now that you know what FUE hair restoration involves and its benefits, are you looking for the right hair transformation team?
We can help. Our expert team is ready to come up with a tailored plan for your hair loss problem, so don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today.