Understanding the FUE Hair Transplant

Balding can be a scary process. When age catches up, your hair may start to fall off, leaving behind a receding hairline causing you to look older than your age.

This balding hairline in men is caused by a hormone that affects the hair, known as Di-Hydro-Testosterone (DHT). The hair follicles over the balding area at both sides of the hairlines above the temple and at the crown of the head are sensitive to DHT, eventually thinning and falling off. However, the hair on the back and sides of the head are different – they’re not as susceptible to DHT. This is the reason you often see balding men in their late-70s with a rim of hair around the back.

What can you do about it?

Hair transplants can be a feasible solution to the balding hairline. EHA Clinic offers hair transplants using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, which is a modern method practised by aesthetic clinics all over the world.

Over 270,000 men undergo the FUE hair transplant globally each year, making the FUE hair transplant one of the most popular hair transplant procedures around.

The FUE method of hair transplant extracts hair follicles from the non-balding parts of your head, transferring it to the balding area. Those follicles will grow over time, becoming new hair. The hair that grows is permanent. Your body will not reject the new hair either, as the hair is your own.

What are the risks of the FUE Hair Transplant?

The main risk of FUE is in the limited number of hair follicles every person has for transplant. When a surgeon extracts the hair follicles from the area, some can be wasted – killed or dead – during the procedure. When that happens, precious hair follicles are wasted, and the patient may be left with less hair on their head.

It is therefore important to select a good, experienced doctor who will perform the procedure with utmost care and precision. Dr Elias Tam of EHA Clinic has had over 20 years of medical experience, and many satisfied patients. He is the doctor to handle your hair transplant procedure.

During the procedure, Dr Tam will carefully place each extracted hair graft on the scalp. By doing this, he has full control in helping you create a completely natural hairline. Hair grafts are transplanted into areas which previously held hair, achieving even more natural results.

"What can I expect during my FUE Hair Transplant procedure?"

The procedure can take several hours, depending on how much hair needs to be transplanted. The full results of the treatment can be evaluated after 10 months. However, the results will last a lifetime.

One of the best features of the FUE treatment is that there is minimal scarring when hairs are transplanted. There will only be a small scar of 1mm or less created from the procedure. The scar resembles tiny white scabs on the scalp, and will be easily hidden when the hair grows back. You can leave the clinic immediately once the procedure is completed.

The FUE hair transplant is a very effective solution for hair loss on the scalp. It is approved for use in Singapore’s aesthetic clinics, and is offered by EHA Clinic. Contact us at 6235 3325 today to enquire about the FUE hair transplant.

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