Everyone suffers from problems of hair loss sooner or later. In fact, it ends up afflicting half of the men and one third of the women, in some of their forms, throughout their life. It is in this very moment that we have to treat it as soon as possible and in an accurate manner, if we want to prevent it from spreading all over our scalp.
During a specialistic visit we can know if our hair fall is due to a lack of nutrients, the intake of some medicine that affects hair growth, the presence of some disease that is causing the fall or the appearance of alopecia in some of its variants, as it is usually the case of those who become aware of losing more than 100 hair daily, that is considered a normal amount.
Depending on the diagnosis, the specialist might then choose between a treatment based on vitamin complexes and a treatment based on finasteride and minoxidil. Otherwise, when the presence of an alopecia is confirmed, the doctor might recommend a specific type of a hair transplant.
Thanks to the progress of science and the enormous investment, made from very different sectors related to hair health, nowadays you know the most effective type of hair transplant is the one that uses the FUE ( Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. It consists of removing follicular units from a donor area, generally from the back and side of the scalp to a receiving area, usually the receding hairlines, the bold spots or different parts of the occipital area of our skull.
The reasons why the FUE transplant technique is the most used today by the best centers, specialized in hair implants, are simple. In the first place, with this surgical treatment, you can get the transplanted hair from one area to another of the same person. Not only it takes root but also, after completing its first life cycle, gives the witness to new healthy follicles that will grow throughout our scalp for life.
In the second place because, thanks to science, it is possible to transplant thousands of hair from one area to another without noticing, without pain and in the same session, which means greater efficiency in terms of time and money that has a decisive impact on the patient’s pocket.
Hair implant following the FUE transplant technique
The FUE hair transplant works as follows: first, the follicles are removed, one by one from the donor area, then they are relocated in the bald area. It is a surgical treatment that is performed under local anesthesia. It lasts about seven or eight hours during which the patient does not suffer even the slightest pain.
The absence of pain extends to the postoperative period, that is fast and allows the patient to be discharged after one night stay in hospital for a follow up. The patient can return to his/her normal activities just the day after the intervention and, what is important, it is a scarless surgery.