Everyone loses their hair regularly, which is why a Fue transplant Los Angeles treatment can be good. It can happen when you take your morning shower or when you’re drying your hair or even when you give it a brush. Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist says on average you will lose fifty to hundred hairs a day. Well, that’s normal. There will be a new one to replace it. However, it can also be a sign of some serious medical conditions.
Due to the sedentary lifestyle and diet, we are prone to lose more hair. These days we are also hearing about child baldness. Even children are losing their hair.
One of the most common questions I am coming across is; how can I cure this? What is the best way to solve the baldness problem? In this article, I would like to address the best and safe method to solve this problem.
There are not many proven ways for hair growth. There are only two FDA approved hair growth drugs.
1. Propecia and 2. Rogaine.
However, both these drugs take a long time for the hair regrowth. And, it also comes with some serious side effects. Even if people take this drugs they are losing hope, because it has no signs of hair growth for a long time. Hence, they feel investing on these drugs makes no sense.
Well, the other proven way for hair growth is through Follicular unit extraction.
What is follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
FUE, or follicular unit extraction is a surgical hair transplantation method. The hair is harvested from the donor from the back and the sides of the head. The harvested hair is implanted in the bald area of the recipient.
Well, when we are speaking about FUE, I feel you should also know about FUT (follicular unit transplantation). Because there is a lot of confusion between these terms.
FUE VS FUT:
The difference lies only in the process of harvesting. In FUV, the follicular units are removed one-by-one while in FUT they are removed as a thin strip which is later subdivided into follicular units using a stereo microscope.
Who and why do people use FUE?
FUE is preferred by professional sportsmen and actors who don’t want any scar to be seen after transplantation. It is also helpful to people who want to get back to their work quickly. Another major reason people prefer FUE is due to ineffective treatment from traditional harvesting methods.
FUE is useful to people with mild baldness. With the capacity to extract 7000 hairs per day, hair loss can be quickly corrected.
– Anesthesia will be used in the area of extraction. – Under magnification, a handheld micro-punching tool and a needle device are used to extract each follicular unit from the donor area. – In a holding solution, follicular units will be preserved. – Using a blade small microscopic slits will be made in the recipient area. – Then the follicular units will be inserted into the slits.
The healing process:
FUE is a small surgery. Hence, staples, stitches, or bandaging, is not required. Usually, if the donor is healthy enough it should heal within a week.
When can I see the complete growth of a new hair?
Within the first four months, the newly growing hair will be visible. For a well matured strong, thick and healthy hair, it would take eighteen months.
Are you eligible for FUE?
Any patient over the age of 24 who has sufficient donor hair intact. If the patient doesn’t have the donor’s hair, BHT or body hair transplantation is a possible way. The patient should not be allergic to anesthesia, no history of blood clotting and should not have an extremely curly hair.
In essence, hair loss being not only a cosmetic issue but also a psychological issue, FUE offers the much-needed solace.