The treatment of the donor area and receiving area also changed much compared to previous procedures. FUE represents a marvel that only knowledgeable people on hair transplants can appreciate fully.
That said, you can read here the pros of the FUE hair transplant to know exactly what makes it so great.
Pros of the FUE Hair Transplant
FUE has brought with it many changes into hair transplant procedures, and there are several reasons why it’s so popular with the people. Here are the most salient pros of the FUE hair transplant technique.
Compared to its predecessor, the strip surgery procedure, FUE leaves microscopic little dots as scars. The scarring happens during the extraction of the hair follicles from the donor site. A microscopic incision with a scalpel of 1 mm or less in diameter enables the extracting of each of the hair follicles.
Therefore, the little dots of scar are so tiny that as soon as the surrounding hair grows a little, they will be gone after a while. Since strip surgery requires a long, horizontal scar for the extraction of the titular strip of hair, this is a vast improvement.
However, there is nothing as permanent scar. That’s why you don’t need to worry about the dots on your scalp. During the recovery period, you won’t even notice them. Afterwards, you will never see them again.
Safe for Scarring Patients
Many patients have either very tight scalp skin or are particularly slow to scar. Hence, they are unable to undergo a procedure that requires a big incision, like a strip surgery hair transplant.
Luckily for them, FUE has no issue with none of those conditions. The fact that the scars from the incision are so tiny allows for a patient with one or both of those conditions to safely undergo FUE.
It Disguises Scars
If you actually underwent a strip surgery and are not ecstatic about the long scar it left on your donor area, FUE can correct that. This is done by simply relocating some hair strategically, so it covers it completely. As soon as the procedure became known, many patients that previously had strip surgery sought FUE to correct the scar. It works equally to disguise any other type of scar located in any hairy area.
The surgery with this technique yields natural-looking results, unlike any other that came before. Our surgeons make sure to place the grafts following the natural growth pattern of your hair, ultimately making the new hair blend seamlessly with the rest of your hair.
Combine that with scars so tiny that just short grown hair can completely conceal, and people would barely be able to tell you had work done.
Minimal Recovery Time
Approximately 10 days is the minimum recovery time for the surgery, and that is only if the swelling from it is particularly strong. Some people can go back to work immediately. At least most can after 5 or 6 days. The fact that the scarring is diminutive greatly shortens the recovery time needed.
Restore Different Areas
The ease of extracting the hair follicles and leaving barely any scars opened up the creative use of the procedure. Nowadays, the FUE technique restores hair anywhere in the body. Eyebrow hair, beard hair, and moustache hair restoration are among the other uses for the procedure.