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FUE Hair Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant Surgery

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the most preferred methods of hair transplantation today.  Over the last years medical advances have bought forward numerous methods of hair transplantation, which are minimally invasive and give quick results and follicular unit extraction or excision tops this list.

In hair follicle transplantation procedures in India, individual follicular units are directly removed from the donor area. This means that the method is minimally invasive and no stiches are needed in the operated area or the transplant area. Hair loss affects over 80% of men and women around the world. A healthy hair is an expression of one’s identity and wellbeing. Hair loss results in a low morale and self-esteem. The hair transplantation procedure using follicular units produces natural results so that no one can distinguish any change from your previous self.

What is Follicular Unit Extraction FUE?

In hair transplant surgery using follicle transplant, individual follicular units are removed from the donor area. FUE hair transplantation ensures high quality of grafts as each graft is extracted by the hair transplant surgeon himself and there is minimal wastage and bleeding and very little post-operative discomfort.

FUE transplantation is different from follicular unit transplantation hair transplants because instead of microscopically dissecting the harvest strip of scalp the follicular units are taken directly from the scalp. FUE is more popular for hair transplant because it gives the hair specialist the flexibility to take as many or as little grafts as they want and FUE does not leave a scar like the FUT does.

Advantages of FUE hair transplantation:

FUE hair transplantation method is relatively new but it is also one of the most popular hair transplant surgeries in India. This is because of the multitude of advantages that FUE procedure has:

  • No visible scaring in donor or the recipient area.
  • Ideal for patients with early stages of hair loss.
  • Hair transplant can be done in short sessions.
  • Grey or white hair can also be transplanted through FUE hair treatment.
  • Idea for patients who like short hairstyles or like to shave their scalp.
  • FUE hair transplantation procedure in India can also be used for transplanting hair in moustache, eyebrow, eyelashes, head, and face.
  • FUE can also be used to conceal the linear scar caused because of previous FUT hair transplantation surgery .
  • It can be used for hair loss because of burn sequelae.
  • Can be used for beard reconstruction.
  • Can be used for hair line reconstruction.
  • FUE treatment is effective even on patients with limited scalp elasticity.
  • FUE can be done on arms, legs and genital area.
  • FUE hair transplant surgery in India can be used to excise follicle units from other areas of body. This means that patients who don’t have enough hair on the donor site at the scalp can also benefit from FUE and enjoy a denser head of hair.

Who can benefit from FUE hair transplantation?

  • Patients with androgenetic alopecia
  • Patients who require limited number of grafts
  • Patients who have scarring alopecia patches due to dermatological conditions
  • Female pattern hair loss
  • Patients with kelodial tendencies
  • People who are losing hair but scared of pain and scars

Will FUE hair transplantation surgery work for you?

FUE hair transplant surgery in India is a safe, effective and highly successful procedure for patients who are:

  • Suffering from a problem that prevents natural hair growth
  • Over 25 years of age and have been losing hair from any area
  • In a healthy state of mind and have realistic expectation
  • Not benefitting from the medial hair loss treatments
  • Not eligible for other surgeries because of excessive scalp tightness or laxity.

FUE hair transplantation procedure

Top hair experts in India use FUE hair treatment surgery for reconstruction of hair at the scalp, arms and legs and other body parts. Best hair transplant surgeons in India will give you  the details of how FUE works and whether it is the best method to restore your hair according to your hair type (straight, wavy , curly etc.).  Selecting one of the top surgeons for hair transplantation in India will ensure that you get the most appropriate solution to give the best results suited to your individual basis.  FUE hair transplant surgery is carried out by experienced professional skin and hair specialists to ensure absolute precision and create as natural hairline as possible.

FUE hair regrowth surgery is done in easy steps and as an outpatient procedure in the surgeon’s office. On the day of the surgery:

  • The surgical team will clean and shave your scalp (both donor and recipient area) and apply local anaesthesia so that you don’t feel any discomfort.
  • The surgeon will then extract the single healthy follicles from the donor site using micro punches. The punches are all disposable and with 0.8–0.9 mm in width and 5–6 mm in length
  • After excising the punches the grafts are stored in a saline solution.
  • The surgeon will make tiny incisions on the recipient area and place the grafts in the incisions. Expert hair specialist in India made the incisions based on the angle at which the hair should come out of the scalp. This will depend on the natural growth of the hair.
  • The recipient area will then be cleaned and bandaged for recovery.

FUE hair transplant surgery is a very intricate procedure and takes more than four hours to complete.  Each extraction has to be done carefully by the hair transplant surgeon to make sure that the extracted unit has necessary glands to survive in the transplanted area. Only the top hair experts in India are skilled to do this procedure intricately and make it scar free.   Depending on the type of hair loss you have,  best hair experts in India use different types of FUE methods such as:

Micro-FUE hair transplantation:

This type of FUE hair transplant surgery is used when there are no follicles available on the scalp to be the donor.  Top hair surgeons uses a micro motor to extract the hair graft. The punch diameter is between .6-.9mm and one high density hair can be easily extracted without damaging the skin and tissue nearby. The tissue depth can be standardized in this method.

The unshaven undetectable U-FUE:

This type of FUE is a highly advanced technique of hair transplantation and is performed without shaving our cutting the patient’s hair. This FUE method is suitable for people who do not want others to know that they have had a hair treatment. This type of FUE requires special skill because the surgeon does not have access to a clean area. Therefore for this type of FUE you should only go to the top hair experts in Mumbai who have the vital skill set to perform FUE hair transplant surgery. 

Bio-FUE:

This is new and advanced FUE hair transplant surgery method in which after the extraction the grafts are placed in the balding area along with a special growth serum. The growth serum is rich in growth factors such as nutrients and vitamins essential for natural hair growth. This technique helps replenish the transplanted grafts and they are able to regenerate themselves easily and have greater viability and quality.

Robotic- FUE:

Robotic FUE at The Esthetic Clinics India is done using the patented Punch Hair Matic. The robotic hair restoration system uses a surgeon assisted robots to remove the follicular units from the donor area.  This method is safer and has more efficacy as the surgeon can extract grafts in a speed up to 1000 grafts per hour. Robotic FUE is faster, simple, and less draining for the patient. The hair surgeon can complete the session of 700 grafts in less than two hours, which is two times lesser than the manual FUE technique.

Top hair transplant surgeons in Mumbai use a combination of the FUE methods to restore the natural angle of hair growth and maintain the natural hairline as it was before.  Your surgeon will discuss the options with you before the FUE surgery in India.

Side effects of FUE hair transplantation procedure:

Some temporary side effects of FUE include bleeding, infection, and swelling of the scalp, bruising around the eyes, crusting on the scalp, itching, and inflammation

After FUE hair transplantation procedure:

You will feel little or no discomfort after the FUE hair transplant surgery and you can go home and resume the normal lifestyle after the hair surgery. You just have to take care of the following things:

  • Small dots might be visible on the scalp after the treatment but they will become invisible after the hair begins to grow. If you feel uncomfortable you can wear a cap or scarf on the scalp to hide the dots.
  • Don’t immerse your head or the treated area in water after the FUE surgery.
  • Avoid any rigours exercise for 28-30 days after the surgery
  • Sleep in the semi sitting position (helps in reducing the swelling)
  • Avoid touching, scratching or running the area where the hair follicles have been transplanted or the donor side
  • Ask the certified hair transplant expert before shampooing your hair
  • Take prescribed medication regularly to aid the healing process
  • Keeping your head covered will protect your scalp from UV rays and sun exposure

Results of FUE hair transplantation surgery

The hair follicles will be nourished by the blood vessels and you will start seeing the results in 3-4 months after the surgery. The results of FUE surgery are permanent but the initial transplanted hair will shed after a few weeks of treatment, which is quite normal.  You don’t have to worry about it, the hair will grow back strong and healthy .  

If you notice balding and thinning even after the hair transplant or you feel that the transplanted hair does not look like the hair around it then you must consult your hair surgery expert for solution.

FUE hair transplantation cost in India:

FUE can be a single session procedure or a multiple session procedure depending on the balding area. The cost of FUE hair transplant surgery various with:

  • The number of grafts needed for coverage
  • How much hair is extracted and transplanted
  • The fees of certified hair transplant surgeon
  • The frequency of FUE hair transplants
  • The price of prescription medications

The price of FUE hair transplant is considered a cosmetic procedure and is generally not covered by insurance.  You should also factor in the cost of time that you will have to take off work after the FUE hair transplantation surgery in India. At The Esthetic Clinics we provide the best service that will leave you with a hair transplant that even your barber will also not be able to detect.

Why chose The Esthetic Clinics for FUE hair transplantation?

The Esthetic Clinics, India has a team of dedicated specialist for each procedure unlike other clinics where all procedures are done by one consultant. At The Esthetic Clinics, we have one trained and experienced consultant leading a skilled team of plastic surgeons, cosmetic and hair transplant surgeons for every speciality.  Our team believes in treating each patient with problem specific and customized treatment. For example you might think that an intrusive surgery can only solve your hair and skin problem but in reality the modern treatments used by our consultants can help get rid of the problem in a non-surgical and easy manner.  If you too have been suffering from the crippling problem of uncontrollable hair fall the expert hair specialist at The Esthetic Clinics, India can help you solve this problem in a simple and effective manner.  You too can now enjoy a healthy mane of hair with our holistic hair restoration treatments done by certified and expert hair transplant surgeons.

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About Doctor

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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