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Permanent FUE hair transplant

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FUE Donor Hair Management Dr Nikos hair transplant

A permanent FUE hair transplant. Is this possible? Will an FUE hair transplant last forever? As a result, of the donor hair used. Being genetically permanent. With a well-planned FUE hair transplant. Hair can grow naturally. As if it was still in the original donor area. Maybe, with only minimal thinning over many years. As a result of natural aging.

What is a FUE hair transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction. A permanent FUE hair transplant starts with the movement of genetic groups of hair. Known as follicular units (FU). These are bunches of hair. Between 1 to 4 hairs per unit. MPB is a genetic hair loss condition. As a result of male testosterone. The hairs around the back and sides of the head. Are genetically immune from male pattern hair loss. As a result, some of the hair can be removed.

For the best extraction of the hair units. The donor hair area is shaved. As a result, this allows for the safe extraction. For more efficient extraction. Also to reduce the risk of damage. A cylindrical punch tool is used. This surrounds the hair units. To make a cut around the hairs. Allowing them to be extracted. But, just because the FUE donor surface area is wide. Does not mean a high number of grafts are available.

The FUE donor safe zone

FUE opens the size of the safe donor. Compared to other hair transplant techniques. The zone stretches from ear to ear. Then, from the nape area up. The area is divided into three. With each side. Then the back of the head. The sides contain a higher concentration of single and two hair units. Whereas the back has a higher concentration of three and four hair units. As a result of dividing the safe zone up. Allows to better calculate the quality of the donor area.

Something to be worried about. With a FUE hair transplant. What if hair loss advances. As it can start to affect the hair around the back and sides. For instance, if the crown starts to drop down the back of the head. If, unfortunately, hair was removed. From a previous FUE hair transplant. This hair could start to thin and shed. Affecting the hair transplant result.

Over harvesting the FUE

How much can we take from the FUE donor? A harvesting protocol is important. When planning your FUE. As the the more hair removed makes the remaining hair density lower. Also the hair coverage less full. If this is not managed. It can result in hair density issues later. A consequence of taking too much. Leaves “hairless” areas. More visible scarring. Patchy hair density and hair growth. Taking too much depends on a number of factors. Such as the starting hair density. As well as the natural hair characteristics. Importantly the competence of the Doctor.

Do I make a good FUE Candidate?

Are your goals compatible with FUE?
Do you understand the limitations to the FUE technique?
If your hair loss progresses and FUE is not possible are you prepared for the FUT technique?
Do you have an average to above average donor hair density?

Start your hair restoration research. With a no obligation, free online hair assessment. Dr Nikos will personal assess your suitability as an FUE hair transplant candidate.

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