Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that rotates the hair follicle from one part of the body, called 'donor site', which is called a bald or bald part of the body, which is called 'recipient site'.
It is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness. In this minimally invasive procedure, grafts containing hair follicles, which are genetically resistant to baldness (such as behind the head) are implanted in bald scalp. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, restore pubic hair and fill marks such as accident or surgery such as facelifts and previous hair transplant.
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Automated fue –
FUE or follicular unit extraction is a minimally invasive method used to hair cutting and transplantation. Treatment removes individual follicular units directly from the donor site of patients, which are later converted into scalp. FUE machine, which is an automatic hair transplant machine, wants to help a doctor to display the sharp extraction rate of the graft in a limited time.
Fact of FUE
- Depending on the principle of the older hair transplant, such as the development of dense hair, removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them on the skull where the hair growth has stopped or diluted. Popularity is due to surprising results and very natural hairline which provides what is going through the process.
- FUE is a minimal invasive surgical procedure compared to other surgical hair restoration techniques.
- The procedure is relatively very less painful.
- Healing timing is minimum.
- Using the FUE process, hair transplant is not affected by the negative effects of DHT, which is a hormone which is an important reason for male pattern baldness.
- The average Duration of the FUE process is between 4-8 hours.
- The procedure is administered to the patient happens under local anesthesia.
- The normal survival rate increase during the FUE process is 90% more.
- FUE is an excellent scalp hair restoration process.
- FUE has very less bleeding during the case.
- With FUE patients can support their short hair.
- After FUE from next day, patients can start their regular routine and wash their skull very soon.
- The best about FUE is that it has no age limit, it depends on the quality of the individual hair graft.
- There is no need for any medication to maintain hair growth.
Steps of FUE
- The First step is to analyze patient's scalp personality or photos if distant on consultation. Depending upon type and nature of baldness treatment & procedure differs and is decided.
- After the appointment is decided, the next step involves hair trimming so that the hair follicles can be easily removed.
- Next doctor gives local anesthesia to make sure entire FUE procedure is almost pain-free.
- The doctor then proceeds to remove the hair follicle from the back of your head. Each coupe unit is chosen and removed by using a fast 0.7 to 0.8 mm micro punches.
- After the coupe unit, small holes left in the next few days are healable in the next few days and as a result, almost no attention is given.
- The next step of the FUE is to prepare the graft to be implanted in the hairless areas.
- After local anesthesia, follicular units in the bald areas are implanted in recipient units within a few hours.
- After completing the procedure, the patient is allowed to do his daily routine in 1-2 days and he is allowed to wash his scalp from 5th to 6th day.
- The implanted hair start to grow after a period interval of Two-Three months & one can see fully grown hairs till Four months get complete.
Pre hair transplant workout
Primary objective is to have a consultation and installation with the potential patient and to educate him/her about the nature of hair fall and to educate about the benefits of child transplantation and ultimately evaluate the status of individuals and to determine long-term hair recovery results.
It starts with laboratory workout which includes some investigations.
The patient should discuss previous measures or every treatment he has tried before for hair loss. Then patients hair and scalp are meticulously evaluated. The recipient and donor sites are studied in close scrutiny and recorded. Then after instructions before hair transplant procedure, an appointment is fixed.
Instruction before hair transplant
- Stop aspirin and aspirin-related products 3 days before procedure if prescribed by his physician by his due fitness.
- Do not consume alcohol / smoking and minoxidil applications 2 days prior to surgery.
- Wash your hair the morning of hair transplant.
- Do not cut hair before hair transplant.
- Do avoid application of any oil day before and on the day of hair transplant.
- Wear button down shirt on the day of hair transplant.
- Accompanying relative/ friend will be helpful.
The Day of hair transplant
- Final consultation
- Hair line design
- Hair trimming
- Washing head
- Paint drape
- Local anesthesia after sensitivity test
- Follicle extraction
- Graft preparation
- Graft implantation
Post hair transplant instructions:
Day 1 to day 5 :
- Take recommended medicines as per prescription.
- Remove bandage applied on donor area on second day of hair transplant.
- Avoid any kind of exertion or jerky movements to your head.
- While sleeping one can lay on back or side wards ; can use soft pillow.
- Moisture is necessary for grafts implanted so spray or apply wet clean napkin on implanted area by normal saline for first 5 days .
- Take bath daily excluding head for 5 days.
- Apply given lotion by your doctor on both donor and receptor area ; keep it for 1 hour and take shower without rubbing of grafts; again apply give shampoo to whole scalp and wait foe 5 minutes and take shower. Soak scalp with clean towel gently and observe not to rub it.
- Mild jogging / exercise is recommended after 6 days.
- Wash scalp with shampoo every day.
2nd week to 4th week:
- Itching on scalp may start in this week. Avoid scratching if it happens and take TAB. ALLEGRA sos if excess.
- Grafts start to fall after 1 month but need not to worry as these will regrow in 3-4 months of duration.
1 month to 3 months:
- Start using minoxidil 5 % on scalp.
- Individuals having dandruff / dry scalp should use anti dandruff / sulfate free shampoo prescribed by doctor to keep your scalp clean.
- Grafts start to grow by the end of 3rd month and continue to increase in density till period of 8 months.