The late Michael Jackson had a panic moment in early 1984 when he had a hair burn accident on the set of a Pepsi commercial, which led to surgery to hide the scars. People who have had the same experience or something more serious involving a fire, which resulted in serious hair problems, might like to consider undergoing a hair transplant.
Although the skin may not have been seriously affected, it would be best to explore procedures that may help stimulate hair growth again in certain areas of the head. One such hair transplant procedure is the follicular unit extraction or FUE. Here are a few things to know about FUE.
FUE procedures carry advantages worth pursuing, especially for burn survivors with healed skin tissue. Each donor follicle can be successfully extracted and placed onto the assigned follicular pore, a Health Site article says. Recovery time is relatively fast but depends mainly on you complying with the doctor’s post-op instructions. Male patients, for instance, may be required to take some medication to suppress hormones that inhibit follicle growth and to apply topical hair growers. The doctor may also arrange for further observation over a period of a few months to better monitor the growth of the freshly implanted follicles.
A FUE operation involves taking hair follicles from healthy sections of the scalp and putting them into the clear patches. One point worth noting is that the physician would outline the entire patch that must be covered with the donor follicles. He would determine whether the patch or patches have sufficiently healed to support growth, and would ensure they are symmetrical with the opposite side of the head, or balanced based on pre-incident pictures of the patient. From there, the doctor can assess how many grafts he or she has to do under local anesthesia.
Unfortunate events could happen that you have no control over, but you shouldn’t let such incidents mar your chances in life. Consider undergoing a FUE hair transplant in Mexico with Board Certified Dermatologist like Dr. Sara Lea Salas of the Baja Hair Center. When you seek treatment with a specialist such as Dr. Salas, the road to full recovery and better self-confidence is close at hand.
Hair transplant surgery helps burn victims heal, Smart Beauty Guide
‘I want to look normal’: Army vet whose facial hair was burned off by a roadside bomb gets a beard for the first time in 10 years after transplant, the daily Mail
FUT or FUE — Which hair transplant is right for you?, The Health Site