Do Hair Transplant Scars Even happen?

Hair transplants are often the best solution to any issues with hair loss. There are two types – FUT (follicular unit transplantation) and FUE (follicular unit extraction). There are subtle differences between the two, but the results generally remain the same. The FUE method involves taking individual follicles from the head one by one, and the FUT method involves taking a strip of the scalp. The procedures involve very little recovery time and patients can return to work the very next day should they wish to. It can take a few hours fort he procedures to be carried out, and many surgeons do prefer to shave the entire head prior to the hair transplant, so these are both factors to consider.

There are a large number of advantages to the FUE hair transplant procedure. Patients often report that they feel a surge of self confidence following the procedure, and that the price was overall worth it in the long term. It is important to know where to carry out your procedure – you should ensure that your doctor or surgeon performing the procedure has the correct qualifications and certificates necessary to perform a hair transplant. You should also be aware that, in some cases, it is impossible for the FUE hair transplant to be carried out. If the patient is under 25 years of ages, has heart problems, diabetes or hypertension, undiagnosed hair fall, trichotillomania or low density on the back of the head, then they cannot receive a FUE hair transplant without putting their health at risk, and any qualified professional will refuse the procedure.

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How do they do it?

The detractor for many people when considering a FUE hair transplant is the threat of hair transplant scars. Well, let us put your mind at ease – with a FUE hair transplant, due to the nature of the procedure, hair transplant scars are not a problem. The fact that individual follicular units are taken instead of a large strip of scalp or skin, means that there are no hair transplant scars left behind. Tiny sites are created using very fine blades and needles in the balding areas after numbing them with local anaesthetic injections. The units are then implanted in the sites where there is hair loss. There are no cuts or stitches involved, therefore there are no hair transplant scars in result of the procedure – a huge advantage to these procedures.

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