From how hair transplant surgery works to how long it takes to see results, we answer your top 5 questions about FUE.
How does FUE hair transplant surgery work?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants restore areas of hair loss by transplanting grafts of donor hair. The donor hair is usually harvested from the sides and back of the head as it is genetically strong and will not be affected by androgenetic alopecia. If donor hair on the scalp is limited, body hair is sometimes used instead. The hair grafts are removed using a special micro-punch tool and prepared for implantation, before being precisely placed for the most natural-looking result.
How long does an FUE procedure take?
The duration of an FUE procedure depends on the size of the area being treated with an average of between 3 and 6 hours. In cases where hair loss is advanced, the surgery may take place over more than one day.
How long is the recovery period after FUE surgery?
The FUE technique is minimally-invasive which means that the recovery period is generally short. You could return to work the next day unless you have a particularly strenuous job. However, since some swelling and mild redness is normal, you may want to plan a few days of rest after surgery.
How long will it take for my final results to grow in?
It is important to remember that hair transplants do not give instant results and the time it takes for the transplanted hair to grow varies between individuals. Most people have noticeable growth at six months after surgery and will see their final results after one year.
Am I a good candidate for FUE hair transplant surgery?
Whether you are a good candidate for FUE depends on a number of factors. The cause of your hair loss, stage of hair loss and the quality of your donor hair all need to be considered. The best way to find out if FUE hair restoration would be suitable for you is by getting a professional opinion. Vinci Hair Clinic offer free, no-obligation consultations at their clinics around the world and can advise you on whether FUE or another hair restoration treatment is best suited to your needs.