Hair Transplant Procedure Types
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) are the two surgical methods that are most often utilized for hair transplantation.
Both procedures induce obvious hair growth within three to six months after the procedure being performed. The most popular hair transplant at the moment being the FUE transplant has a great amount of benefits while having an almost invisible scar.
This method makes use of hair follicles that have been harvested from the back and sides of the head (the donor areas). Your surgeon will use a micro-punch instrument to extract each individual hair follicle transplant from the scalp. A little circular scar up to one millimeter in diameter is left behind after each extraction.
It is possible to have several hundreds or even thousands of puncture mark scars depending on how many hair follicles are retrieved in a single session. After healing, these scars may appear as little white spots on the skin. The number of hairs in each follicle varies from one to four.
The hairs are then transplanted onto the recipient sections of the scalp, which have been prepared by making tiny incisions for each individual hair on the donor area. Because of the time-consuming nature of this transplant, it is possible that surgery may take many hours to perform.
It is also possible to repeat the process numerous times over the course of two or three months in order to acquire the greatest possible outcome.
In most cases, FUE is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic. There are no sutures required, and the recovery period is usually brief.
Why do Scars Appear After a FUE Hair Transplant Procedure?
During FUE (follicular unit excision) hair transplant surgery, individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp and re-implanted into balding regions. Our surgeons must cut around each hair follicle with a little punch in order to retrieve a hair follicle from the scalp (0.7mm-0.9mm). In the next 2-3 weeks, this region of the scalp will recover, leaving little scars between 0.7mm and 0.9mm in size in the areas where hair follicles have been removed.
Is It Possible to Undergo a Hair Transplant Without Leaving any Scars?
It is not possible to avoid the production of scars during a FUE hair transplant procedure. During the procedure, each hair follicle must be cut separately around the circumference. Scarring is inevitable as a result of this situation. However, one of the most important principles of FUE hair transplant surgery is the surgeon’s ability to cover the scars left by the procedure. This means that unless you get your hair cut really short, you will not be able to see the scars that emerge.