Pattern hair loss is a condition that can be very demoralising for both males and females as they may experience diminished confidence. While there are many methods of resolving your hair loss problems, hair transplantation is likely the most effective treatment that will have a lasting effect.
A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a modern method of hair transplant that allows hair loss sufferers to restore their hair to its former glory.
This method of hair transplant involves the removal of individual hair follicular units with the utilisation of a small puncture that ranges from 0.8mm to 1.3mm. The hair follicular units are then transplanted into areas that are pre-determined by the surgeon.
The FUE method also allows surgeons to have greater control over the extraction and insertion of the individual grafts to the pre-determined areas. This results in a more natural look as the grafts can be inserted in a realistic hair pattern. Additionally, hair transplant is a natural and permanent method of resolving your hair loss problems, as the donor hair follicles will grow like normal hair.
Benefits of FUE
Known for being less invasive as compared to the traditional Strip Removal hair transplant method, the FUE method is a great alternative for those that are afraid of scarring.
The traditional hair transplant method involves the extraction of a strip of skin from the back of your head before being divided into smaller grafts. Thus, the Strip Removal process will leave behind unsightly linear scars that will be more obvious on those that prefer to have a shorter hairstyle.
However, as only individual follicles are removed for the FUE method, the resulting scars from this method of hair transplant are small and unnoticeable. This technique also enables us extract hair follicles from other body area including the beard and chest in suitable cases, to improve the outcome of those with severe hair loss and insufficient hair on the scalp for transplant.
The recovery time needed for an FUE hair transplant is lesser as compared to the traditional method. That will allow the patient to resume their daily activities more quickly with minimal discomfort. Nevertheless, patients are still advised to avoid exercising or any other strenuous activity for at least a week after the procedure for optimum recovery.
Disadvantages of FUE
A disadvantage of the FUE method will be the longer surgical time needed, as the process is time-consuming. The experience of the surgeon is of particular importance, as less experienced surgeons may lack the necessary skills to perform the FUE method.
Hence, choosing a doctor with outstanding skills should be your utmost priority if you wish to undergo the FUE hair transplant process. Dr Elias Tam at EHA Clinic is an experienced doctor for the procedure as he has had many satisfied customers in his over 20 years of experience.
The FUE hair transplant method is usually more expensive than other hair treatments due to the higher skill level and longer time required. However, the results will be better when done by a skillful surgeon, as less donor hair follicles will be wasted during the process.
EHA Clinic is a reliable choice for those that wish to undergo the FUE hair transplant procedure in Singapore. Contact us at 6235 3325 to learn more about the hair transplant procedure, including the estimated cost and expected recovery time.