The advent of follicular unit extraction surgery was met with anticipation, as it gave hope for both men and women with hair-related problems. Hair transplant has come a long way since its introduction in 1950. Thanks to this new treatment, hair transplantation has never been this fast, painless, and natural-looking.
FUE works by removing a group of two to three healthy hair follicles(grafts) from the scalp and transplanting it into the affected areas. Transferring strands of hair into slots where hair previously grew increases the permanency of hair growth and improves its direction. The treatment uses micro-sized punches (about 0.7mm ) to extract the follicles so the resulting scars are unrecognizable.
Candidates for FUE hair transplant in Mexico include people who prefer short hair, patients with alopecia, patients who need to resume full activity right away, and patients with scars due to previous transplant surgery, neurosurgical procedures, or trauma. A typical FUE transplant takes an average of 8 hours depending on the size of the area and the expertise of the surgeon. In ten months, you can expect 90% uptake on the transplanted hair.
There are several considerations if you’re planning to undergo this treatment. First, you need to find experienced practices in this field of hair transplantation, like Baja Hair Center, to ensure that they have complete instrumentation and the right techniques for this procedure. Second, you need to allot extended time for the surgery and, of course, you should be okay with cutting your hair short depending on the area of transplantation. Lastly, you should have adequate donor supply to compensate for the affected areas.
Fees for follicular unit extraction vary from practice to practice but it mostly depends on the evaluation of the surgeon that will supervise your surgery. You can always take advantage of free consultations so you’ll have an idea of how much the procedure might cost you in addition to which procedure would be best for you.
The FUE procedure is a notable advancement in the field of hair transplantation that brings us closer to developing a minimally-invasive procedure and completely scar-free surgery. As of today, research is still being conducted to cut the procedure time and improve its success rate.
(Source: FUE hair transplants: the facts, Men’s Health)