Everybody desires a head full of hair. Hair enhances a person’s personality and makes them confident in themselves. Having perfectly healthy hair is really luck and not everyone is lucky enough. Even the ones with a good volume of hair on their heads in childhood often grow up to have much thinner hair. This may be due to a number of reasons. Some face hereditary hair loss while others may face it due to other medical reasons. Such people can now get professional help with the FUE Hair Transplant in Abu Dhabi which helps to grow back heads full of hair. It is a long-term remedy for persons who are experiencing hair loss or balding.
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- Procedure time: 4 to 8 hours
- Results last: Permanent
- Side Effects: swelling or irritation on the skin
- Downtime: 4 to 5 days
- Procedure type: A minimally invasive procedure
What it is?
The procedure works by transferring healthy hair follicles to the areas where there is less or thin hair. This helps to grow hair in such areas. It is carried out often to cover up the balding spots on the head and to make the hair appear thick. It also refines the receding hairline which is a common problem in males suffering from male pattern baldness.
The treatment results in a head full of hair with comparatively thicker volume. It takes time for the hair to re-grow completely with downtime of some months. In three months the hair is usually small and rough. With time, these weak hairs become strong. Once the hair starts growing, the results are permanent.
Hair can still fall out after the treatment this is because the hair fall process is progressive and it goes on with age. To control hair loss, the doctor prescribes medications that slow it down.
There are a number of benefits some of which are mentioned below
- Gives the patient a head full of hair
- It helps to recover receding hairline
- A very effective procedure with a more than 90% success rate
- Increases the confidence of the person
- It provides a permanent solution for balding
- The recovery period after the procedure is usually short with minimal discomfort.
- The scarring is usually undetectable and is easily covered with the surrounding hair
- The treatment is cost-effective in the long run
A good candidate for the treatment is
- A person with balding spots or excessive hair loss
- Someone who wishes to restore their receding hairline
- Somebody with enough hair and healthy hair follicles at the donor site
- A medically fit and mentally ready person for the treatment
- An individual with no serious medical condition is perfect for the procedure.
- In case of any serious medical condition, with their doctor’s clearance, the patient can undergo treatment.
How does it work?
The treatment works by moving healthy hair from the donor area to the area on the head with less or no hair. It grows hair naturally as full hair follicles are transplanted into the recipient region. It is carried out under local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort to the patient and restores hair in the areas of balding.
First, the surgeon and the patient have a detailed consultation where the expectations from the treatment and concerns are discussed. After a thorough discussion with the patient, the doctor takes a physical examination of the scalp and takes a look at the medical history of the patient.
If the patient is medically fit, mentally prepared, and ideal for the treatment, the surgeon then prepares for the procedure. Instructions are given to the recipient for the preparation which is to be followed.
Before the procedure, the patient is asked to stop smoking and take blood thinners so that there is no complication during the treatment and the healing period.
The FUE Hair Transplant in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain is carried out under local anesthesia to avoid any discomfort. It is either done in a single session or in a number of different sessions. When carried out in a single session, it can be very time-consuming. For every patient, the surgeon makes an individualized treatment plan to achieve effective results.
First, the donor area needs to be shaved so that the surgeon can reach the roots of the hair. It is then punctured using a small hollow needle to loosen the hair follicles. These are the grafts that are then taken out one by one with precision, to be placed on the recipient region. In the recipient area, tiny incisions are made in which the grafts are placed individually.
Aftercare and Recovery:
Immediately after the procedure, the recipient region is very weak and fragile. Special care needs to be taken to make sure they heal properly. The patient is advised not to scratch or even touch the transplanted hair follicles for a few days. For at least 2 days the patient is also not to wash their head as it can affect the healing process.
The newly implanted hair sheds in one to three months. It then grows back in 9 to 12 months. This hair lasts for a long time and is usually permanent. This is the time when full results can be seen.
The donor area on the head heals with little dot-like scars that are covered by the surrounding hair.
There is a risk of bleeding and infection at the site of treatment. The scalp may also be swelled and itchy after the procedure. These side effects however fade away after some time. There is also a risk of continuing hair loss as it is a progressive process. To control this doctor may suggest coming medications to slow it down. Sometimes the new hair that grows may not match the hair on the head.
Is Hair Regrowth Possible in the Donor Area?
Hair does not regrow in the donor location since the hair follicles have been completely removed. Hair grows back just in the donor region where it hasn’t been totally removed. The donor region is hidden by the encircling hair.
Is it okay to Shave After the Procedure?
To ensure that the implanted hairs are not destroyed, it is best to wait at least 2 weeks following the treatment before shaving. The longer the individual waits, the better, since more time for recovery will be available. However, it is preferable to speak with a surgeon in order to avoid any future issues.
Is it Possible to Utilize Pubic Hair for Hair Transplantation?
Hair for transplanting can come from any region of the body as provided that the hair cells are intact. It can also come from the pubic region if the hair texture resembles that of the head hair.
The doctors, on the other hand, advise against using pubic hair for surgery. This is due to the fact that there might be a variety of complications in the donor area. Furthermore, the amount of hairs available for transplantation is frequently insufficient.
The average cost of the treatment ranges from AED – to AED -. The actual cost of the treatment is deduced by the surgeon after the initial consultation and physical examination of the patient. It depends on the requirement of the patient and the method used by the surgeon for the treatment.
The clinical level, location, and the surgeon’s experience and qualification are some other main factors contributing to the cost of the procedure.
The treatment is carried out for purely aesthetic reasons as balding or thinning of hair does not affect the health of a person. This is why it is usually not covered by insurance. However, the underlying cause of hair loss which can be some other medical issue would be covered by the insurance companies.
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Yes, the results of the transplant are permanent and in the area where the hair is thin and baldness is prominent this FUE hair transplant provides hair for a lifetime.
It is recommended that you gain your treatment in your early 20s. The age limit is between 25 and 75 years.
As the scalp is numb during the treatment it does not cause any pain on the scalp. After the process when the effect of anaesthesia falls off you may feel pain.
It is not obvious at all as for some people hair loss starts at 20s and stops at the age of 60s. After this age, the loss of hair gets stable and there is no more hair fall.
There are no such risks attached to the procedure. The maximum a patient can feel is swelling and small cuts that will go off after some time by following proper after care.
After removing the hair from the scalp the head gets more visible to the doctor and the removal of hair follicles gets easy. So the hair surgeons remove the shave the scalp area.
Yes, after 6-9 weeks of the procedure, you will start shedding the hair this shedding of hair is also known as shock hair loss.