Hair loss is a disease that can lead to anxiety and self-confidence problems. Hair loss can be seen from young ages to old ages in men and women. You may think that there is no cure for hair loss problems, but you wrong. Thanks to technological developments, there is a definite cure for hair loss problems, and it is a hair transplant surgery. The first examples of hair transplant surgeries have been found in the late 1800s. From then to now, many methods developed and used in hair transplantation. In this article, you will find a brief review of the most preferred hair transplant method, the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method.
How Hair Loss Occurs?
I thought it would be nice to understand how hair loss occurs before examine the hair transplant surgeries. It is normal to shed a hundred pairs of hair per day. There is no problem with that. But, if you notice that you are shedding more than a hundred hair per day permanently, you are in trouble.
Hair loss usually occurs when more hair follicles enter into the shedding phase. Doctors call it the telogen phase, but we will use the shedding phase. The reasons for hair loss can be a stressful event, hormonal changes, aging, and heredity. When one of these reasons forces more hair than usual into the shedding phase, hair loss occurs. Now let’s look at the hair transplant in general.
Hair Transplant Surgeries in General
Hair transplant surgeries can be done in many ways, but today, we use the three main methods that are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI).
At the basic level, these three methods have the same logic. A surgeon takes healthy hair follicles from the back of your scalp and transplants them to the recipient–bald area.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most preferred method used in hair transplant. We said that before, but we didn’t say why. Although hair transplant surgeries have the same logic, they differentiate each other when the surgeon extract and transplant hair follicles.
In the FUE method, surgeons extract hair follicles one by one from the back of your scalp without cutting your scalp, as in FUT. After transplanting hair follicles from the back of your scalp, surgeons will transplant them into the bald area one by one.
The FUE method is usually cheaper than the DHI, but more expensive than the FUT. You can get more information by filling out the form above.