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The FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp, usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, and grafting them onto the areas on the head where the hair is thinning.
The treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic – eliminating the downtime associated with, and general anesthetic required, in older hair transplant methods. Furthermore there is no detectable scarring or stitches involved in the procedure. The results of a FUE Hair Transplant are permanent.
Advantages of having your FUE Hair Transplant at The Private Clinic:
You will be treated by highly experienced doctors and surgeons. The Private Clinic’s surgeons are highly qualified in the FUE procedure and perform the technique on hundreds of patients every year.
FUE is a minimally-invasive treatment, carried out under local anaesthetic – many patients either watch TV, or even fall asleep during the procedure.
Unlike the Strip (FUT) procedure, you won’t require any stitches after your treatment. This means that the recovery time is also reduced when compared to strip surgery.
The Private Clinic also uses the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to your scalp as possible.
Thanks to the advanced skills and techniques of the surgeons at The Private Clinic, results can be undetectable.
Following treatment, you won’t have any linear scarring across the back of your head – you’ll be fre to wear your hair long or short.
The hair transplant surgeons work by hair, not by graft – this ensures that only the strongest, healthiest follicles are selected for the patient’s transplant procedure.
Your results will look natural, with denser packing – the hair is implanted in the direction that matches your hair growth, and because the surgeon selects healthy follicles, the treated area will look densely filled.
The Private Clinic is also one of the only practises in the UK to offer the Unshaven Hair Transplant (UFUE) to those who prefer not to have their head shaved before the procedure. At the patient’s consultation, the hair transplant surgeon will advise whether the unshaven procedure is suitable for the patient.
It’s been almost six months since my hair transplant, which was performed by Dr Raghu Reddy and a pretty mundane six months they were. Not dissimilar to watching a pan of water boil, waiting for hair to grow bears the same time consuming boredom.
That said, the entertaining side is the reaction of friends and family whom I have not seen for a while. I receive the odd glaring eyes at my new hair-covered scalp, most are a little too polite to mention anything but the ones that do are the ones that have a keen interest in the procedure.
Styling my hair was always a massive part of getting dressed up, this was probably the saddest part of my balding, as much as we say we are not vain we all know that we could all have a little nip and tuck here or there.
As you can see by the pictures, the progress is pretty amazing. There is still more thickness to come, as it can take 9-12 months before the full results of the transplant show. I have to say I think the whole thing is totally amazing and so clever.
From a now not-so-sceptical person, look out for more updates. Until the next time.