What is FUE and what does it cost? There are many causes of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary androgenetic alopecia known as “male pattern baldness”. The presence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone contributes to common baldness. Common male baldness generally evolves hair loss away from the face and the top of head.
Women may also experience hair loss due to hereditary female pattern hair loss. Women may suffer from hair loss during menopause or 3 months after childbirth. Other less common causes of hair loss are thyroid disease, iron deficiencies, lack of nutrition, childbirth, surgery and certain medication.
What is FUE?
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a permanent solution to baldness using the technology in hair transplantation. There are minimal scarring, short down time, and lesser pain.
The hair follicles from the back of the head are transplanted to bald areas in front. The hair follicles at the back of the hair are more resistant to the hormone changes that cause the loss of hair follicles in the front. The procedure is performed under LA and involves extraction of hair follicle from back of the head. Follicular hair units with 1-3 hair are then implanted into the bald areas using Omnigraft Implanter.
After the procedure
Patient able to go back to work the next day-he/she may have to cover the shaved area. The results are expected to show in 2-6 months as the transplanted hair stablize and start growing. Initially in the 1st 2-4 weeks, some of the transplanted hair root may go into a sleeping mode and the hair shaft attached to the sleeping root may fall off. This is nothing to be worried about. Once the sleeping root awakens in 2-3 months, it will begin to grow normally.
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