Follicular unit extraction or commonly known as FUE is the basic method for hair extraction. In hair transplant surgeries, this hair extraction method is combined with a hair implant method. For example, Slit and Sapphire are two common hair implant methods. In this article, we will answer some top questions about FUE method.
Is Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant?
Actually, no. Follicular unit extraction is only one part of the hair transplant operation. This step can only collect the hair roots from your scalp. You need to use a hair implant method to implant the methods. Combination of these two steps is the entire hair transplant operations.
How Hair Roots Are Extracted?
During extraction process, a special handheld devices are used. These handheld devices are designed for hair extraction procedure. These devices are called punches. These punches are driven by small motors to extract the hair grafts. Hair grafts are hair roots. But these grafts also contain some skin. Each graft can have hair roots between 1 to 3. Number of hair roots in a graft depends on hair characteristics. After hair grafts are collected, they are kept in a special solution to clean the skin around them. During implant, hair roots must be free of skin for successful results.
Will There Be Any Scarring?
No, there will not be scarring after follicular unit extraction. You will experience some crusting. This is only natural. It is necessary for your skin to protect itself from external factors. These crusts will fall on their own after the surgery. You must avoid peeling the crusts to avoid scarring.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Generally, you can go back to your daily life in 3 days. But it can take up to 1 month for all crusts to heal. Also, your hair will start to grow after six months. Hair growth will be completed in one year.