The FUE procedure for hair loss is a procedure offered by us at the Miami Hair Doctor clinic near Miami. An FUE procedure is also known as a Follicular Unit Extraction. It a procedure wherein the follicles, typically from the back of the head, are harvested via a small punch and transplanted to the front of the scalp where the hairline is receding. It is minimally invasive and requires a very short recovery period. When considering follicular unit transplantation, FUE is an option for those who do not wish to deal with a long recovery time and postoperative procedures. We at Miami Hair Doctor have a highly trained staff and experienced hair transplant surgeon near Miami, and we can provide you more information about the FUE and its recovery time.
Getting An FUE Procedure
The Follicular Unit Extraction is a simple solution for those dealing with hair loss. If you have a receding hairline and want to get a procedure that will give you minimal recovery time, this is the best option for you. It is best performed by a very skilled hair surgeon with years of experience, as improper training can result in catastrophic results and furthering of the baldness.
The hair transplant surgeon will take a small punch and take out a small section of follicles from the extraction site which is usually on the back of the head. They will then transfer this small section of follicles to the front of the head by creating an incision on the transplant site. The procedure requires that the patient have the extraction site shaved in order for the surgeon to perform a clean and proper transplant. After a year, the patient should see a significant difference in their hair growth at the transplant site.
Recovery After a Follicular Unit Transplantation
The recovery period after a follicular unit transplantation is very short compared to other surgical procedures. In fact, some patients are capable of going back to work the very next day. You can expect, however, to take some time off. That can be anywhere from three days to a full week after your surgery.
However, the scalp itself does not fully recover right away. There will be redness and scabbing after your surgery that will take some time to heal. The redness should go away after three days and the scabs should fall off and heal completely after ten days. Most patients are fully recovered at around fourteen days after the surgery. Your hair will also be long enough at that point to cover up the site of extraction.
This means that, for most people, the FUE procedure causes very little disruption to their daily life. While there is some downtime immediately after surgery, you will be able to return to your regular activities soon enough. Your hair will also return to normal in a short period of time.
If you are interested in learning more about the FUE procedure, contact us at Miami Hair Doctor, a hair transplant surgeon near Miami, for more information about this and other hair transplant procedure options we offer.