Shedding up to 100 hairs daily sounds intimidating but it is medically quite normal. But sometimes people, especially men, start losing hair more than 100 strands a day, and this starts appearing in them in the form of hair thinning. Two areas of the scalp that are more prone to hair thinning include hairline (the frontal region) and the crown area (top of the head). While thinning crown also looks unappealing, a receding hairline is considered as the most intimidating hair loss problem. If you are also battling with a receding hair line and have no clue what to do, go for FUE surgical hair restoration and you will be amazed by the outcome, a natural looking denser hairline for the rest of your life.
Hair transplant is an ideal treatment for hair loss patients who want to regain their hair. The main purpose of a hair transplant is to give natural looking hair without any visible signs of surgery. This is achieved by using finest of techniques and performing surgeries with state of the art equipment. Advancements made during the last few decades – especially after the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – have made hair transplant better than ever. Now, surgeons are able to extract more follicular units through small grafts and without causing any prominent linear scar at the donor area.
Extraction of follicular units is an important phase of the surgery. Hair transplant surgeons in Dubai perform it using FUT or FUE. The purpose of both the methods is to extract naturally occurring hair follicles in smallest possible size. FUT or follicular unit transplantation is done using strip harvesting which is a traditional method for taking out hair follicles. FUE hair transplant is a modern procedure and involves direct extraction of each follicle individually from the scalp. The success of FUE depends mainly upon the punch that is made to extract hair follicle out. Finer the needle more aesthetic the results will be.
Survival Rate of Hair Grafts
Hair follicles outside the human body must be kept with great care so that they do not die. They are collected in an artificial environment specially created to protect them from dehydration and environmental deterioration. Grafts taken out with FUE are more sensitive and prone to dehydration because punching technique used in FUE leaves minimum protective tissue on grafts. However, grafts acquired with FUT are stronger which leads to a slightly higher survival rate among these hair grafts.
Plantation of Hair Follicles
Plantation phase is same for FUE and FUT hair transplant. Hair grafts are first prepared for plantation by trimming them under a stereo-microscope. In the meanwhile the surgeon creates tiny incisions in the recipient area. The direction of the incisions plays a significant role in defining the outcome of the surgery. Hair follicles are then carefully inserted into these incisions while taking into consideration the natural hair density and direction of hair in that area. Once, all the hair grafts are put in the recipient site, the surgery concludes.
Recovery after Hair Transplant
Time that a hair transplant patient takes to recover from the surgery depends largely upon the method used for donor hair extraction. Downtime is low and recovery is quick in case of FUE hair transplant, as it does not cause much trauma to the scalp tissues. However, recovery period is somehow longer with an increased risk of infection and post-op complications when the hairline is restored using FUT method.
Donor Area Scarring
It is an important factor in hair transplant surgery. FUT leaves a linear scar at the donor area as it involves excising a linear strip of scalp tissues from the back or the side of the head. The size of the scar depends upon the number of hair grafts needed for hair transplant. FUE, on the other hand, leaves pinhole scars that cover more area than does a linear scar cover but, these scars are far less visible than the linear scar. So if you want a scarless surgery, go for FUE surgical hairline restoration.
Both FUE and FUT are good and are widely performed throughout the world. The result of the surgery mainly depends upon the skills of the surgeon and his expertise. FUT is an easy method on surgeon’s part. Moreover, it can be performed by the surgeons who are not highly experienced. But a surgeon needs to be highly experienced to master FUE completely. It needs skills and patience from the surgeon to perform FUE for restoring a receded hairline.
So, if you are seeking FUE transplant for hair line restoration, go for a highly experienced and skilled hair transplant surgeon. We also offer free online consultation. If you are interested, contact us now.