The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant is one of the ways to treat hair loss on the scalp. With the FUE treatment, follicular units, made up of one to four strands of hair, are extracted from a healthy part of the scalp, and then transplanted onto the balding area. This is different from some other procedures where a strip of skin is transplanted. After the procedure, the patient will regain a thick layer of hair on their head over time.
Here are three reasons why you should consider the FUE treatment if you are experiencing hair loss.
The regrown hair will look completely natural
Because the regrown hair is taken from the patient’s scalp, the hair will have the same characteristics as other parts of the scalp. As a result, the scalp will look completely natural after the hair is fully grown.
Using this method, the aesthetic doctor places each hair graft onto the scalp doing so, he would have full control to help the patient in creating a completely natural hairline. Hair grafts are often transplanted into empty spaces that previously contained hair to achieve better results.
Furthermore, as follicles are extracted, there will only be a small scar of 1mm or smaller created. This small scar resembles tiny white scabs on the scalp, and is easily hidden when the hair grows back.
All in all, the treatment is designed to help your hair look natural – as if the hair was always there.
There is virtually no downtime
After the FUE transplant procedure has been completed, patients can look forward to resuming their everyday lives within the next few days. While your doctor may recommend avoiding excessive physical activity for eight weeks to protect the transplanted grafts after the procedure, patients may return to work the day after the procedure is completed. This is unlike most surgical procedures, which would require a few days for the patient to rest and recuperate before they can resume their daily activities.
After the procedure, the redness in the scalp will disappear in about 4 to 5 days. The full results of the procedure can be evaluated after 10 months.
FUE is safe and comfortable
The FUE treatment is approved and recognised by international authorities. It is safe for patients facing hair loss.
With our strict protocols, we ensure the highest comfort for our patients. The FUE treatment process may be slightly uncomfortable for some patients, so if you are concerned about pain during the treatment, do voice those concerns during your pre-treatment consultation with our aesthetic doctor, Dr Elias Tam. He has over 20 years of medical experience, and will be able to address those concerns.
The FUE hair transplant is a very effective solution to hair loss on the scalp. It is approved for use in Singapore’s aesthetic centres and is offered by EHA Clinic. Contact us at 6235 3325 today to enquire about the FUE hair transplant.