5 questions on FUE transplants

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Choosing to undergo a hair transplant is a big decision. The decision should be taken after much research. Along with care and understanding. As the goal is to improve the way you look and feel. Today, the FUE technique is the most popular hair restoration technique. As a result, let’s take a look at 5 questions on FUE transplants.

Deciding on a FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant. There are many aspects to consider. One being, whether you are a good candidate. For any ethical hair restoration specialist. This will be their first concern. With many considerations to achieve a natural hair transplant result. With this is mind, the doctor and hair transplant candidate. Need to be inline. As to reachable goals. Here to review 5 questions on FUE transplants that a hair restoration specialist will be looking for.

Keys to a successful FUE

So, what are the key elements a hair transplant Doctor considers? To be a good hair transplant candidate. These range from the individual´s age. Along with the current and potential future hair loss pattern. Then quality of the natural hair characteristics. With the 5th being the goals and expectations. Assuming all 5 questions on FUE transplants add up. Then a positive FUE hair transplant can be performed. Being successful and achieve a natural long-term result.

Planning is always an important consideration for an ethical hair transplant specialist. As much as the immediate goal is to change the look and feel-good factor of their patient today they must also consider the future look.


Genetic hair loss. Or androgenic alopecia, male or female hair loss. Often starts early adulthood. Even as early as in the 20s. Age can greatly impact on the decision to undergo a FUE hair transplant. For instance, a younger man will have a vivid memory of their original hair. As a result, often wanting to recreate the same. While technically a hair transplant can be performed. The question is whether the lower hairline will continue to look natural as the individual ages. At a younger age and minimal hair loss. Often starting with a hair loss treatment is advised. With a FUE hair transplant at a later date. Once the existing hair is treated. As a FUE hair transplant is not a cure for hair loss.

Current hair loss stage

This leads on from the age. The current hair loss stage. Male pattern hair loss is progressive. As a result, planning an FUE transplant is important. The Norwood Scale (NW) depicts the stages of progressive hair loss in men. With the Ludwig Scale simulating progressive hair loss for women.

The size or surface area of hair loss. Will confirm the current hair loss stage. Therefore dictate the size of the FUE hair transplant procedure. The number of graft or follicular units. With minimal hair loss will requiring a smaller number of grafts. Opposed to more advanced hair loss requiring a much larger number. The more advanced the hair loss stage. For example NW5 and above. Can require more grafts than can be transplanted in one procedure. As a result, it may be necessary to undergo multiple FUE hair transplant procedures. Depending on the goals and to achieve the necessary hair coverage and density.

Good planning will ensure a hairline continues to look natural overtime. As well as allow for a natural hair coverage. Partial or complete. This is a balance between the age and current hair loss pattern of the person.

Future hair loss concerns

As male pattern hair loss is progressive. It has to be assumed if the pattern is still low it will continue to open. Male pattern baldness is inherited from either the mother or father´s family. Therefore, looking at family members can give a guide to the average hair loss patterns. Although this is only a guide. As hair loss patterns may not follow other family members.

As well as family members. Further hair loss can depend on the age of the person. The younger hair loss starts. Often, the greater chance it will advance to a high NW stage. As a result planning again. Becomes important. Taking into account if the hair loss continues. After a FUE hair transplant has been performed. As it may not be possible to maintain a natural looking hair coverage and density. Depending on the hair loss pattern. As well as the quality of the donor hair. Therefore, from the first procedure the planning should consider further hair loss. As it can mean the difference between achieving a natural-looking hair coverage. Rather than partial hair coverage or an unnatural design.

Natural hair characteristics

Hair characteristics are often not considered. But are very important. Increasingly so on advanced hair loss patterns. As the best hair characteristics can allow for greater hair coverage and volume. With a smaller number of grafts. As a result, can make or break whether you are a good hair transplant candidate.

Hair characteristics can range from hair colour, calibre or diameter of the hair. Fine or thick hair shaft and whether curly or straight. As well as the contrast of the hair colour against the skin complexion. These aspects will be considered by the doctor. When planning the hair transplant procedure. The better the hair characteristics. The less number of grafts can be used. Along with being able to treat more advanced hair loss patterns. Planning for further hair loss also becomes easier. As the hair calibre allows for wider coverage whilst maintaining a good density.

Goals and expectations

5 questions on FUE transplants. Unlike the first 4 points. Goals and expectations are subjective. Meaning they are the desires of an individual. As a result, regardless of questions 1 to 4 being in favour of a good FUE hair transplant. If the 5th cannot be satisfied. Then a successful result may not be achieved. An open dialogue is important. Between the doctor and candidate. Hair loss is an emotive issue. Wanting to regain a good head of hair crosses age, wealth, and lifestyle. The temptation is to want to return to a stage before hair loss was even obvious. That is why it is important to have realistic and achievable goals and expectations. As well as understand the pros and cons to a FUE hair transplant.

How to start with your FUE hair transplant

Dr Nikos has been performing hair transplant for well over a decade. As well as performing FUE. He performs FUT, and the Body hair technique. Dr Nikos is a dedicated hair restoration specialist. With his patients well-being his only priority. The first stage is an assessment. This can be online or in person. Also via a virtual call with the doctor. Often online can give you a detailed assessment. Including a quote for the number of grafts and cost.

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