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HAIR TRANSPLANT SOLUTIONS: FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION
Follicular Unit Extraction Offers Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique to Hair Transplantation.
Hair transplantation is simply the transferring of hair from a “permanent” area of the scalp to another area in which hair has fallen out due to heredity or some other cause. For most men and women who lose the hair on the top of their head, the hair on the back and sides of their head is relatively thick and is likely to remain so for the rest of their lives. This “permanent” hair is harvested by means of
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and then meticulously dissected under the microscope to produce hundreds of tiny follicular unit grafts of one to three or four hairs each.
In hair transplantation, these newly created tiny grafts of “permanent” hair are distributed artistically over the balding scalp according to a carefully planned pattern. They quickly take root and, after a short resting period of four to six months, grow and keep on growing for the rest of your life.
Both the removal of hair follicles and subsequent transplantation create small surgical “wounds.” Prior to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), donor hair was removed by the more traditional method of “strip harvesting,” which created a wound that had the potential to scar when healed.
Over the past decade, significant progress in the techniques of hair transplantation have tended to further reduce surgical invasiveness. Hair transplantation has moved steadily from the grafting of “plugs” containing 20 or more hairs to the use of donor-hair follicular units containing one to three hairs.
The technique of follicular unit extraction (FUE) has shown the potential to harvest donor hair with minimal invasiveness and much reduced potential for scarring at the site of donor hair removal.
Follicular unit extraction is the method of removing single hair follicles from a donor site, using extremely small excisions, and is considered to fall within the definition of minimally invasive surgery. Hair transplant surgery as a whole is considered as outpatient procedure.
Currently, the most common method for removing donor hair on the scalp is to surgically remove a small strip of follicle-bearing skin and underlying tissue; the follicles to be transplanted are then dissected out of the follicle-bearing strip. Although donor wound scarring is an infrequent complication of such a procedure, the potential for scarring concerns some patients. FUE offers an alternative for selected patients who have a medical history of scarring or who are concerned about the possibility of scarring.
Follicular unit transplantation continues the ever-growing emphasis on achieving a “natural” look for hair transplant patients, especially in the all-important area of the front hairline. It is a technique that, like micrografting, uses one to four follicular units to achieve a natural distribution of hair coverage over the scalp and avoid the corn-row or “pluggy” appearance that has historically been associated with hair transplantation.
An additional advantage of follicular unit transplantation is that individual follicular units are the natural hair-bearing structure in the scalp, and transplanting them as units increases the likelihood of natural growth after transplantation.
The availability of Follicular Unit extraction and transplantation expands the number of options a patient may consider for surgical hair restoration. Whether it is the best option for an individual patient depends upon the individual patient characteristics, including cause of hair loss, type of hair loss, likelihood of hair loss progression over future years, and the patient’s wishes for the “look” that he or she wishes to achieve from hair restoration.
After this new hair grows out, it can be washed, cut, or styled in whatever way you like. There is nothing fragile about transplanted hair. It can even be permed or colored. A person with a transplanted head of hair can sleep, swim, ski, go to the barber shop – in other words – do everything they ever did before, knowing that once again they have their own hair back again. And best of all, no one will know!
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