How to Know an FUE Hair Transplant is Right for You

POSTED: 05 December 2019

It’s a little-known fact that the United Kingdom has amongst the largest number of bald or balding men in the world. Approximately 4 in 10 men in the UK will suffer from hair loss at some point during their lives.

If you’re one those men, fear not, as there are ways of dealing with hair loss, whether partial or complete and preventing it from affecting your confidence. 

No matter what hand fate has dealt, you can now have a full head of your own hair thanks to hair transplant technology. 

If you’re considering a hair transplant it’s important to research hair loss and the FUE transplant first.

The FUE hair transplant method is a more sophisticated method of hair transplant. 

Below are some of the most important things you need to know about the procedure. 

Why Are You Losing Your Hair? 

At around the age of 30, many men will see hair loss beginning to take hold. The rate at which it sheds will, of course, differ case by case. By the age of 50, the signs of hair loss are usually visible. By 70, men can lose nearly four-fifths of the follicles on their scalp.

There a few reasons this happens including Male Pattern Baldness and Alopecia. 

Male Pattern Baldness 

Male pattern baldness is a form of a genetic condition that is determined by male hormones.

Male pattern baldness begins as a receding hairline. As your hairline retreats, it will become the shape of the letter M. Over time the ‘M’ shape will become a horseshoe pattern.

Alopecia Areata 

Alopecia Areata is another common reason people suffer from severe hair loss. This condition affects both men and women, although women tend to suffer with it later in life. 

Alopecia causes the body to mistakenly attack its own hair follicles. It is an auto-immune disease that results not just in losing a few hairs, but substantial amounts of them. 

The amount of hair a person loses depends on their genetics and it's not possible to determine what the issue is from the type of hair loss alone. 

Sufferers should determine what’s causing hair loss, as this is a critical consideration for FUE hair transplant.

 

Why Choose an FUE Hair Transplant?

Once you understand the basics of hair loss and baldness, it's easier to gauge what takes place during a Follicular Unit Extraction.

An FUE hair transplant is a surgical procedure which has become popular due to being considered as minimally invasive as possible.

It is still a surgical procedure and is treated with due respect, but it is considerably less painful than its predecessor the FUT transplant which involved moving strips of skin. 

In an FUE transplant, healthy hair follicles from a donor area are moved across into the affected area one by one. 

This is a highly delicate procedure that takes around eight hours to perform.

Fortunately, in Dr Shahmalak Crown Clinic has a highly experienced hair transplant surgeon. 

Other Benefits of an FUE Transplant 

Micro-incisions create minimal scarring
Recovery time takes around one week
The results look natural 
As an FUE only requires small incisions patients can undertake another procedure

If you’d like to learn more FUE hair transplant procedure contact Crown Clinic today to arrange a consultation. 

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