A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant technique that includes harvesting hair follicles from the bottom or side of the patient’s scalp with micro-rotatory punches and then implanting them into the desired area.
Am I a good candidate for FUE hair transplant?
Patients with thinning hair or baldness who still have enough hair around the scalp to use for a transplant are great candidates. If you don’t have enough strong or healthy hair to transplant to the thinning or balding area, you may not qualify for the FUE hair transplant.
One of the benefits of FUE is that it does not leave a linear scar, which is ideal for individuals who want to keep their hair short.
What to expect after FUE hair transplant: results & timeline
The innovative FUE hair transplant techniques available at Novomed can achieve the most natural-looking results. Procedure duration and outcome depend on the extent of hair loss or baldness in the recipient area and the number of hair follicles that need to be transplanted from the donor area.
Our clients enjoy how well the FUE procedure contributes to achieving excellent hair regrowth outcomes. The results are long-lasting since the lost hair follicles are replaced with healthy follicles taken from a different section of your scalp.
Since hair follicles are transplanted individually, the new hair growth will leave no trace that you’ve had a hair transplant surgery. The transplanted follicles will blend in with the rest of the hair in the area, providing a natural-looking appearance.
One week after FUE
You will be able to see the pattern of your new hairline right after your hair transplant, but this is not the ultimate result. The follicles that have been transplanted into their new areas must go through a healing period before evaluating your end results properly.
You may detect some flaking skin around the new hair follicles, but your hair transplant doctor will apply a spray solution to help reduce this. It’s also possible to have some swelling in the donor area; however, it will only last for a few days after the treatment.
One to three months after FUE
You may experience some hair fall in the treated areas 2-4 weeks after your FUE Hair Transplant, but don’t be alarmed by this; it is a very typical consequence of the procedure known as shock loss. It means that the pre-existing hair follicles are falling out to allow the growth of new ones.
Following your initial shock loss, your new hair will only grow 1cm each month, so it will take some time before it starts to match the desired outcome.
Six months after FUE
This is the stage where the actual growth phase begins. The first new hairs that appear may be very delicate with a lighter shade or no color at all; This is not a reason for concern because the hair that grows afterward will be denser and more natural.
It’s also not uncommon for hair to initially grow in fragmented and irregular patches; This usually happens when follicles are placed at different growth cycle stages, but they will recover and grow back at other times.
Moreover, you may find some red spots on your scalp that appear like pimples, which usually happen when new hairs cannot break through the skin to grow. These pimples may be annoying, but they are great news, indicating that new hair is attempting to emerge.
One year after FUE
You can see more visible results at the one-year mark, with your hair follicles growing firmer and closer to their original color.
The technique your doctor use and how they place each follicle can affect the growth rate. Novomed board-certified specialists place each follicle by hand to achieve the best possible results for each patient.
Although most patients see nearly 90% of their new hair at the end of the first year, the hair may still be growing for some patients during this time.
Is FUE hair transplant result permeant?
Many patients are concerned that their hair will begin to fall over time even after having a hair transplant. Thus, we are frequently asked about our hair transplant outcomes and if they are long-lasting.
FUE hair transplant results at Novomed are long-lasting and natural-looking.
FUE is an innovative hair transplant method that is unlike anything else available. At Novomed, we take a collaborative approach to meet your goals. To book an appointment for services in UAE, contact us now, and our specialist will help you achieve your cosmetic goals.