[Posted on August 11th, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
Hair loss has a way of damaging your self-esteem. Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, you may be experiencing hair loss and this is going to affect much more than your appearance. The good news is that there is a procedure that can often be used to help promote your own hair growth. Follicular unit extraction, commonly referred to as FUE, has various benefits.
FUE is considered one of the most popular forms of hair transplantation. It involves a micro hair removal from one area of the body where the hair and follicles are harvested. The removal requires some basic anesthesia and can be done in one session or a few smaller ones. This allows you to decide how much time it will take to get the desired results.
When you look at follicular unit extraction before and after photos, it can provide a very natural look. You won’t be able to notice the difference between the photos of yourself before you lost the hair and after the FUE, which is the whole idea.
If you have explored FUT or follicular unit transplantation for female hair replacement but found out that you were not a candidate because of having a tight scalp or for some other reason, this may be the best solution for you.
You will not have a linear scar with follicular unit extraction, so you don’t have to worry about hiding a scar in any capacity. This makes it easier for you to get the appearance that you want and give yourself a boost in the self-esteem department.
There are many reasons for hair loss and if you have experienced hair loss or thinning, you will want to know what has caused it. Talking to a doctor will allow you to explore more about yourself and begin talking about options.
If you want to have your own hair instead of relying on wigs and other fake solutions, you will want to explore follicular unit extraction. It is relatively time consuming, but it has one of the most natural results that can be achieved because of the micro harvesting techniques that are used by the doctors.
Once you have the procedure done, you can begin seeing changes almost immediately. The follicles in place will start growing your own hair. This will allow you to get a full head of hair once again. From there, you can wash, cut, and style as you desire – just like you did prior to losing your hair.
Your doctor is likely going to talk to you about a few different options based upon a review of your medical history and the condition of your scalp. Talking about FUE is important so that you can decide if it’s right for you. You can then begin taking advantage of the benefits on your own.