Hair transplant with FUE technique
In recent years, more and more men have decided to run for cover by no longer resigning themselves to what until yesterday was the inevitable destiny of every man; or Calvize. Hair transplant with FUE technique
The age of men interested in this type of intervention ranges from 20 to 60 years. Nonetheless, it is not only of interest to the male universe but also to the female one, which often resorts to transplantation with the aim of redefining the hair line that often undergoes variations after menopause as it happens for men.
What is it about?
It seems necessary to clarify what an autologous transplant is and the FUE technique which in recent years has achieved good popularity often not accompanied by adequate information. Informing the patient who approaches this type of surgery is the starting point to be able to achieve a good result not only in terms of quantity and quality but above all in terms of patient satisfaction with which it is necessary to plan an individual therapeutic procedure that reflects for your expectations as much as possible.
Autotransplantation is a minimally invasive surgery in which various professionals participate. In fact, the doctor who specializes in baldness surgery is supported by the figure of the anesthetist and nurse who take care of the conservation and separation of the follicular units. It is defined as autologous because the transplanted hair is taken by the patient himself from an area called the donor area. It takes place under local anesthesia and does not require general anesthesia, minimizing the effects of anesthesia and recovery and post-operative hospitalization times.
FUE technique: what exactly does it consist of?
The acronym stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. In fact, the technique is based on the removal of follicular units, which are subsequently implanted on the area of the scalp affected by alopecia. It consists of two essential moments: the withdrawal phase and the grafting phase.
The sampling phase is what makes it innovative compared to the old FUT technique which involved the resection of a scalp lozenge and therefore an annoying scar; in fact, in the FUE a hollow scalpel called a punch is used which carries out a "coring" around each single follicular unit, sparing the surrounding scalp and therefore without the outcome of any scar. Once the appropriate number of follicular units has been taken, the grafting phase is carried out in which the present capillary density is recreated or increased according to the needs of the patient with whom the areas to be treated are previously established.
The preoperative visit is essential as it is in this phase that the parameters that contribute to defining the final result are analyzed. In fact, through a targeted examination of the scalp and with the aid of a dermatoscope it is possible to estimate the extent of the transplant based on the hair density of the donor area (usually posterior), the number of hair bulbs present in each follicular unit (from one to three) and the extent of the area to be treated. Being mostly men and therefore finding ourselves in the presence of Male Androgenetic Alopecia, the affected areas are the frontal-parietal area and the vertex area, which are redensified and drawn as is done with the hair line that tends to recede over the years. leaving the fronto-parietal region uncovered.