Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most popular and effective treatment for those suffering from hair loss. This treatment has gained popularity because of the incredible results it has provided to its patients in recent years. The success rate of this treatment is about 98%, so it is considered very safe with minimal side effects.
Although FUE offers excellent results, you should know that it will take some time for them to show, so you need to be patient. After hair transplant surgery, it will take six to 12 months to see results. To make sure you are ready for each step of the process, it is essential to know what will happen to the hair during and after the FUE hair transplant.
What is an FUE hair transplant?
Using a hair transplant method called FUE, individual donor follicles are extracted from one part of the head which is usually the back, and then transplanted into areas of the head experiencing baldness or thinning hair. Surgeons can transplant up to 4,000 hair follicles in a single session, depending on the amount of hair removed.
Compared to other hair transplant procedures, the FUE hair transplant method requires less scarring and may be done in a single day. There are no FUTure limitations on how short your hair may be trimmed; this procedure only forms a new hairline that will provide complete hair regeneration.
How does FUE hair transplant surgery differ from FUT hair transplant surgery?
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is another type of hair transplant procedure. Because a larger medical team is required to complete the hair transplant procedure, FUT hair transplants are often more invasive. In addition, because the donor site is scarred, it may not be desirable for those who wish to keep their hair short.
In order to reduce scarring and let hair grow through the scar tissue, a hair strip is excised during a FUT hair transplant process, and the scalp is sutured together using a trichophytic closure. Following that, the strip is divided into individual follicles, which are subsequently inserted into the bald spots.
What Happens After A FUE Hair Transplant Procedure?
After the surgery, it will be possible to see the precise site of the newly transplanted hair in the form of a new hairline. In addition, the scalp will be sore, swollen, and scabbed. Scabs on the scalp after FUE surgery usually heal very quickly and are minimal.
You will receive an aftercare program from our clinic and certain advice to follow. This might entail changing your bathing and sleeping habits after getting a hair transplant, and it's likely that you'll need to rest at home for a few days.
Most of the redness, pain and swelling should disappear within a week or so of the healing process. The right time to resume brushing, shampooing and cutting hair for the first time after hair transplant surgery will be determined by your surgeon.
Does A Hair Transplant Hurt?
Since during the intervention of hair transplants local anesthesia is used, no discomfort is felt during the procedure. The patient will not experience any pain during the treatment, as the donor and implant areas will be numbed by the local anesthetic. Pain in the head region may begin toward the end of treatment as the anesthesia begins to wear off. After the surgery, pain medication is used to help with these pains as well. In the first week after the hair transplant, even if you do not experience any discomfort, you should take the prescribed medications as directed. This reduces discomfort and pain and makes the therapeutic procedure more comfortable for patients.
When Will I See My Final Hair Transplant Results After FUE?
After your hair transplant process, the majority of your new hair will grow in around five to six months. When the hair follicles mature, the hair will be at its longest and thickest around 8 to 10 months. The full results should be available after around 12 months, but they may also take up to 18 months to show. Even after this, the texture and color might still be developing and changing somewhat. Since every person is unique and grows hair at a different rate, all time periods are based on average experiences. One thing you can count on is that the effects will be permanent.
Will It Look Natural?
The line that the hair draws around the face is known as the hairline. Like a map, the hair surrounds the face in its natural structure in a unique, jagged line. The forehead does not have excessive hair growth. It begins and continues, focusing on the head. Excessive width or narrowness of the forehead can sometimes give an unnatural impression. Factors such as age and overall face shape are crucial in the construction of the forehead hairline.
Simply put, the hair design and the transplantation procedure must be designed separately so that the hair appears as natural as possible. 3D design tools are often used to achieve this. Before hair transplantation, a three-dimensional model is created on the patient's images. In addition, the patient will be aware of what to expect from the procedure before it begins so that unexpected effects can be avoided after the hair transplant.
My Hair Is Falling Out After A Hair Transplant. Is This Normal?
You may be shocked to learn that transplanted hair starts to fall out and that your hair returns to its pre-transplant appearance about two weeks after the treatment, but don't worry. This is called transplanted hair loss and is a normal part of the procedure.
A follicle experiences a transient shortage of blood when it is moved onto the head. This causes existing hair to begin to fall out and hair transplanted from one region to another to momentarily stop growing. The hair follicle, however, is still present and will begin to generate new hair when it has healed from the transplant. Changes will be noticed in the following months, as hair grows an average of 1 centimeter per month. Although it can take up to 18 months, 4 or 5 months after treatment you can begin to feel the result.
Is It Normal For Spots To Develop After A FUE Hair Transplant?
When hair begins to grow, areas that resemble pimples may appear on the scalp. Some are concerned that this indicates infection or damage to the scalp or follicles. Spots are usually an indication of good results. They show that new hair, as it tries to leave the scalp, may be blocked. Eventually they will pierce the skin and grow normally. Talk to your clinic, however, if you are concerned about your spots or if they are starting to shed a lot. They will provide you with the best advice on how to best care for your scalp and hair.
Why Is My New Hair Growth Thin And/Or Patchy?
Your transplanted hair follicles may first produce extremely little, maybe colorless hairs. Some may also see spotty growth of new hair in some areas. This is a natural aspect of the first few months after a FUE transplant and explains why it takes so long to see the true effects of your hair transplant. Your hair will eventually grow and develop into the same color and texture as the rest of your hair.
How Can I Encourage My Hair To Grow Faster?
You must closely adhere to your post-transplant aftercare instructions if you want the best hair transplant outcomes. Although it might not have a major impact on how quickly your full transplant results take to show, it can help encourage healthy hair growth and lower your chance of experiencing more hair loss. In this way, you may be sure that the benefits you notice are long-lasting.
Here at the Queen Clinic In Turkey we have been treating baldness and thinning hair for a long time. For the best possible care, we offer a variety of treatments to revitalize the scalp and hair follicles. Some of these may be:
- With PRP therapy, your plasma is extracted and applied to the scalp to promote self-repair of hair follicles.
- Laser hair loss therapy stimulates dormant follicles using specialized laser light.
- Shampoos that include minoxidil, which help shrinking hair follicles grow new ones and generate stronger, thicker hair.
- Vitamin treatments address deficiencies and imbalances that impact the thickness and structure of your hair.