Often considered a normal part of aging, hair loss often has a negative impact on affected individuals, sometimes with adverse psychological effects. While generally not considered a medical illness, the emotional and psychological effect of hair loss (or alopecia) have led experts to develop various solutions for hair regrowth.
Hair transplantation, a common hair loss treatment, has greatly evolved through the years, with reputable hair restoration clinics like Baja Hair Center providing desired results to many alopecia victims. There have been many alopecia cases that were resolved by hair transplants performed by experienced specialists. The Follicular Unit Extraction solution is one of the hair transplant techniques utilized in hair centers, with impressive success.
One of the biggest benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is less scarring after the surgery, compared to the conventional Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). The implantation process itself is similar to FUT, but the grafts are gathered in either a two-step or three-step system from the donor area, through 0.7 mm. micropunches. The surgical team has to know the direction of the hair underneath the skin surface, as the incision is mostly based on the follicle rather than the hair.
In FUT, the harvesting of hair from the donor area is done in strips, thus often leaving linear scars on the scalp. As the follicles are individually harvested in FUE, the procedure avoids the problem of scarring. This is one of the main reasons why an FUE hair transplant in Mexico is preferred by many patients over an FUT.
In addition to this, FUE also has the advantage of requiring a shorter recovery time, with no stitches to get rid of. Furthermore, FUE is considered less invasive, and results in less discomfort after the procedure. In fact, FUE patients are not restricted from performing strenuous activities after the procedure, allowing for less time off from work. Advancements in FUE techniques have also contributed to higher success rates in recent years.
FUE generally costs higher than FUT, but its advantages could be well worth the price difference. Those who are looking for a lower-cost solution may also consider FUT, which, in the hands of expert practitioners, like Dr Sara Lea Salas, could be just as effective as an FUE. A consult with the Dr will let you know the best solution for you.
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