If you are concerned about your hair growth and have tried traditional treatments that haven’t worked, consider this new method. Bio FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) transplants are an excellent way to restore your lost appearance and quickly put hair back on those bald areas of your head.
Hair transplants date back to 1925 when Dr Norman Orentreich decided to treat one of his client’s male-pattern baldness (MPB) with a hair transplant. Since then, different methods have developed, but the principle of taking healthy hairs from dense areas of the client’s scalp and transplanting them into the bald spots still holds good.
Some hair transplant methods like Bio FUE include the use of growth serums and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) solutions to maximise the growth potential of newly transplanted hair. It also resolves the scarring issue that occurs in traditional transplants.
How Does Bio FUE Hair Transplanting Work?
There are two main methods of obtaining hair follicles for hair transplantation, FUE or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). Bio FUE, as the name suggests, uses the first method to harvest follicles of healthy hair in what is a more detailed process.
Bio FUE is a combination of FUE hair transplants and PRP treatments. PRP treatments involve the extraction of plasma from the client’s blood and its injection back into the area that needs hair growth. This boosts the growth of the transplanted hair follicles, leading to longer-lasting and more luscious locks.
PRP harnesses the restorative ability of our cells. When applied to your scalp, not only does it help with hair growth, it also reduces the scar tissue resulting from the transplant.
The recipient area of the scalp should be prepped to receive the extracted follicles with spaces called slits. Slits can be made either before or after the follicles’ extraction. Before is better, as this reduces the time grafts spend detached from the scalp.
Before the transplant, the extracted follicles are preserved in either a solution made of saline or in proteins like PRP, before being sited carefully in the receptive areas. After the procedure, the follicles will have stable growth and need minimal care.
What Is Done Before Getting a Bio FUE Hair Transplantation?
Before the follicles can be transplanted, they have to be extracted with as little invasive surgery as possible. The best practice is to collect them in a zig-zag pattern to prevent a significant drop in hair density in a single area of the head.
Blood also has to be extracted from the client to create the PRP that will be used in the process. Once drawn, the blood is put into a centrifuge and spun rapidly to separate the growth-stimulating PRP from the rest of the blood. Then, the extracted follicles from the donor area are put into this liquid to be kept hydrated and well-nourished.
The remaining cells are also injected into the scalp area that received the hair follicles to boost their growth and that of the surrounding skin cells. This ensures that the area recovers quickly and there are no prominent scars.
What Are the Benefits of Bio FUE Hair Transplants?
Bio FUE has noticeable benefits when it comes to hair restoration. The procedure is performed under local or topical anaesthesia, with many clients finding the latter to be more effective at preventing pain.
Some key benefits of this hair transplantation method include:
- Improved proliferation of hair follicles
- Denser hair follicles
- Smooth scalp texture repaired quickly
- Permanent results
- Takes less than six hours
There is minimal trauma to the hair, minimal bleeding during the transplantation and almost no swelling. Also, grafts are kept properly hydrated to increase the success of the transplantation. Bio FUE takes much less time (around five hours) than the traditional FUE procedure.
Our hair is connected with a feeling of pride and sense of self. Losing it can affect our confidence as well as our appearance. This could lead to stress which causes further hair loss. Sometimes hair loss can’t be stopped simply by regulating your diet and exercising; other treatments are needed.
From medications to hair transplants, the hair restoration industry is constantly developing methods to boost hair growth. At Vinci Hair Clinic, we work with clients worldwide to restore their luscious locks and confidence. If you’re worried about your hair falling, our experts can guide you towards the right treatment. Get in touch with us today to book your free consultation!