Hair loss is a common concern that many individuals face, and it can affect self-esteem and confidence. For those seeking a long-term solution to restore their hair, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants have become a popular choice. This guide aims to answer commonly asked questions about FUE hair transplants, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the procedure, its benefits, and what to expect.
What is a FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from a donor area (usually the back or sides of the head) and their transplantation into the recipient area, where hair is thinning or receding. The procedure is known for its natural-looking results and minimal scarring.
How Does FUE Differ from FUT?
FUE and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are two common hair transplant methods. FUE involves the extraction of individual follicles, leaving tiny, dot-like scars that are virtually unnoticeable. In contrast, FUT involves removing a strip of skin with hair follicles and leaving a linear scar. FUE is preferred for its less invasive approach and minimal scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate for FUE?
Candidates for FUE should have sufficient donor hair on the back and sides of the head. Other factors considered include hair loss pattern, age, and overall health. A consultation with a hair transplant specialist at Robotic Hair Rx is essential to determine if FUE is the right option for you.
What Does the Procedure Entail?
FUE is typically performed under local anesthesia. Hair follicles are extracted one by one using a specialized punch tool and these grafts are then transplanted into the recipient area. At Robotic Hair Rx, we utilize advanced technology using our ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System. This technology allows for more accurate FUE transplantation than other methods with less downtime for our patients.
Does FUE Leave Scars?
FUE leaves minimal, almost imperceptible scars at the donor site. These tiny, dot-like scars are easily concealed, even with short haircuts. The scarring is far less conspicuous compared to the linear scar left by FUT.
What is the Recovery Time?
Recovery after a FUE hair transplant is relatively quick. Most patients can return to their regular activities within a few days. With our ARTAS iX system at Robotic Hair Rx, most patients can return to normal activities in a day or two.
Is the Result Permanent?
Yes, the results of an FUE hair transplant are permanent. The transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the hormone responsible for hair loss and will continue to grow naturally over time. This is a key advantage of the procedure.
Does It Look Natural?
One of the most significant advantages of FUE is its ability to deliver natural-looking results. The individual hair follicles are transplanted at the correct angle and direction, mimicking your natural hair growth.
Is FUE Painful?
Patients typically experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Local anesthesia is administered, and any post-operative pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How Much Does FUE Cost?
The cost of an FUE hair transplant varies depending on several factors, including the extent of hair loss, the number of grafts needed, and the geographic location of the clinic. On average, the procedure can range from a few thousand to several thousand dollars.
When it comes to FUE hair transplants, the ARTAS iX system stands out as a top choice for several compelling reasons. This advanced robotic technology ensures precision and accuracy in extracting and transplanting hair follicles, resulting in natural-looking, permanent results. Its ability to maintain the natural hairline and adapt to each patient’s unique needs makes it a preferred option for those seeking a safe, effective, and virtually painless FUE hair transplant procedure. Robotic Hair Rx in Tempe, AZ, offers advanced FUE hair transplant procedures utilizing the ARTAS iX system. Call our office today to schedule your hair restoration consultation.