The modern surgical methods for treatment of hair loss were introduced by Dr. Orentreich in the 1950s. Such methods gave rise to even advanced methods characterized by follicular unit transplants. Follicular Unit Extraction is by far the most modern and successful method of hair transplant. The term follicular unit was introduced by Headington, while its utilization in transplantation was the idea of Rassman and Bernstein. The FUE surgery is carried out by removing hair follicles from the scalp and planting the follicles in areas with thinner hair or baldness. Unlike other types of transplant surgery that involve follicular units, this method is not characterized by removing a whole strip of scalp from the patient’s head to extract the follicles. The patient has to face initial effects of surgery such as inflammation, or pain but such effects are also minimized by proper medication leading to long-term transplantation success.
50-60% of women and men are facing different types of hair loss and thinning based on different causes such as hereditary characteristics, environmental changes, inorganic food, and drugs. The loss of hair at an early age in the current generation is alarming worldwide. It is beneficial to diagnose and treat problems at the early stages of hair loss before complete baldness is achieved. FUE does not prove to be successful under different circumstances. They include those facing hair loss from medication such as chemotherapy, hair loss from injury, or those who have undergone complete baldness. The hair transplantation success ratio is higher in patients with enough available hair for transplant and higher healing tendency. Advanced technologies such as the ARTAS system and Neograft automize the FUE procedure to enhance its success and reduce errors.
FUE surgery is carried out by hair transplant surgeons who specialize in dermatology. FUE transplantation process consists of different steps. Initially, the donor and recipient areas are made numb. The patient may also request anesthesia prior to surgery. The next step involves the alignment of a sharp punch over the follicular unit at a proper angle and cutting through the skin in rotational motion. 0.6-0.10 mm punch size is used to remove the hair follicles from the donor area leaving behind no pit scar. The alignment angle is kept similar to hair direction to avoid cutting off, more than one hair at a single time. The rotational motion facilitates the separation of follicular units from surrounding skin layers to ease its extraction. The further step involves using forces to apply traction at the top-end of hair until the hair is loosened from surrounding skin layers. If the hair is not loosened, then sharp needles are used to facilitate the process. Finally, the follicular unit is removed and transplanted into the recipient area. the recipient area is pre-treated by making holes using very sharp needles to transplant the follicles. Usually, 2400-5000 units are transplanted to enable hair growth.
FU extraction surgery lasts a significant amount of time due to the delicacy of the process. The recovery process from transplantation surgery varies among different individuals. A normally healthy person is good to go to work within 3-5 days while using all recommended medications and taking the necessary precautions. Doctors recommend covering the head during the initial two weeks of going to work and during bathing. The transplanted hair follicles fall off within 2-3 weeks to allow the growth of new hair. Under successful scenarios, for healthy individuals, 60-90% of hair regrowth is observed within 6-9 months. The risks associated with hair transplant also vary for different individuals. Surgeons carry out FOX tests to determine the feasibility of FUE for any individual. The FOX tests assess medical conditions such as the scarred area on the patient’s head, emergent angle, ease of follicular unit extraction, etc. The surgeons also test the level of willingness and commitment of patients for FUE procedure, sufficient availability of donor units, and the level of baldness reached. The hair transplant surgical equipment is sterilized, and each time new and packed set of instruments are used to protect against any transfer of infection from germs or other diseases.
Hair transplant programs utilizing the Follicular Extraction Method have proven most successful in recent times for treating hair loss. The advancement in technologies that facilitate process automation has further enhanced its success along with its feasibility. An experienced surgeon must be consulted, and all information must be gathered using different resources to achieve positive results of surgical transplantation. It is always beneficial to diagnose the problem at the early stages. the quality of treatment facilities in terms of hygiene must be carefully checked prior to the surgery. One must take all prescribed medications and precautions to offset side effects such as infections, diseases, and failure of the transplant. Hair restoration is a long-term remedy for baldness. It restores the confidence in individuals as hairs are the essence of an ideal personality. If you are thinking to get a hair transplant in Lahore then you can click and read more information about it

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