The FUE technique, a solution for hair loss

Alopecia is a problem that affects both men and women and can cause great physical complexes. Choosing a good technique is essential for the hair transplant to give good results without being visible to the naked eye.

Hair transplant

Alopecia is the excessive loss of hair, its origin is mainly genetic and affects both men and women. Specialists usually consider alopecia when there is a loss of more than 100 hairs per day.

Hair transplantation using the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is performed through a 0.8mm punch, an instrument that allows the Follicular Unit to be extracted. This removal is performed under local anesthesia and the maximum number of follicular units extracted is 1,500 UFs in one day. Thus, depending on the number of follicles needed, the procedure lasts between 1 or 2 days.

Procedure

The FUE technique consists in extracting the follicular units individually using a punch of less than 1mm in diameter, usually 0.75 to 0.8mm. The surgical material used (punch) surrounds the FUE in such a way that the follicle is completely removed from the scalp. The disadvantage of this technique is the relatively slow extraction in comparison with “Strip” operations, being able to extract and implant between 1,000 and 1,500 UF’s in a single day.

This method of hair transplantation cannot be applied to all patients. It is only recommended in cases of not very advanced alopecia and when what we want is to cover only a few receding hairline, crown or 1/3 anterior.

Postoperative period and scar

The considerations to be taken into account by the patient after this procedure are: 14 days without practicing sports, one month without swimming in sea water, two months without swimming in the pool and, finally, during the first postoperative week the patient must use a special shampoo that we provide.

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Because the extractions are done with a minimum diameter, the patient will not have visible scars.