Hair transplant surgery has had a great evolution over the last fifty years: in the last decade, a technique for extracting the follicle through a punch (Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE) has been perfected. FUE is a surgical technique that removes individual hairs or follicular units, "one at a time" from the posterior donor collection site. This hair transplant method is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using small circular punches (1.0mm) to remove individual follicular units from the back of the scalp, and then replant the collected follicular units in the scalp in the areas bald recipients. It allows to obtain from 3000 to 5000 follicular units from donor regions that are not affected by the hormonal action of testosterone and its metabolites, with permanent results. The transplant is not painful.
The FUE hair transplant requires specific preparation from the surgeon, as manual skills are important. If well done, it produces consistently positive results in terms of hair density, in the absence of scarring. FUE hair transplantation is generally pursued for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness. This genetic condition of hair loss causes baldness of the crown, front hairline and temples.
This properly conducted technique allows an aesthetically pleasing and linear result.
The truly natural appearance of the transplanted area is obtained by respecting the density of the transplanted area which must be consistent with the neighboring areas. The inclination and direction of the native hair is also respected. The hairline is reproduced in a natural way.
The FUE technique does not leave scars in the donor area. only small crusts will form which will tend to resolve in a few days.
The patient does not feel pain either during the surgery or in the following days.
In one session, a considerable density of the implant is obtained with the available techniques. From 3,000 to 5,000 follicular units can be easily extracted from donor areas.
The technique is definitive because it uses hair that is resistant to the action of androgens. The results are obtained in 6 months or a year, for the complete regrowth of the transplanted hair. In fact, many of the implanted hair undergoes a normal fall due to operator stress, followed by regrowth from the third to the sixth month following. Some hairs may grow back later, but after a year there is definitely good overall growth with the desired hair length.
User satisfaction is high.
Before and after autotransplantation with FUE technique
FUE technique autotransplantation
FUE technique autotransplantation
FUT is a hair restoration surgical technique that uses groups of 1 or 4 hairs, called follicular units. FUT is an advanced hair transplant procedure that produces a seemingly natural hairline and appearance. With the FUT procedure, a strip of scalp is surgically removed and individual hair follicles are created in hair grafts. The removed strip is taken from the "safe" or permanent area of the scalp where the hair follicles are resistant to baldness of the hair follicles.
How does the self-transplant with the FUE technique take place?
Through two stages. Extraction of healthy follicles in the donor area, through a micro scalpel. Replanting: the follicles are replanted in the area to be treated, with a variable density and with the same direction of growth as the surrounding area.
How many follicles can be transplanted?
Up to 5000 per session
What are the indications for treatment?
Male and female androgenetic alopecia; hair thinning (increase in hair density in thinning areas); the coverage of pathological scar areas of the scalp
Where is the hair taken from?
From areas rich in testosterone-resistant follicles, such as the occipital or parietal area
Is the treatment painful? Are there any scars left?
The treatment is not painful, it is performed in the operating room with local anesthesia and in the presence of the anesthetist for any mild sedation. No noticeable scars remain. For a few days they should not be washed or touched by the patient. The success will instead be checked by the surgeon.
How long does it take to see results?
From 3 to 6 months later you will notice the regrowth of the transplanted follicles
Are they final?
Yes, there will also be periodic monitoring checks