The number of men and women in the U.S. that have hair loss is amazing. By age 35 over two-thirds of men will experience hair loss, and 30 million women also by age 35 will develop some degree of thinning hair.
At VanScoy Hair Restoration Clinics, our team of dedicated Ohio hair transplant professionals are devoted to helping our clients achieve the look they want and deserve. One of the hair transplant methods we use is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant system. Here is a quick overview of this method of hair transplantation and restoration:
How FUE Hair Transplants works
The hair on your scalp comes from a hair follicle in your scalp. The FUE hair transplant procedure is to individually transplant healthy hair follicles from the donor areas of the scalp and move them to another area where the hair is much thinner.
The older technique to perform a hair transplant surgery has been to remove a strip of your scalp with the hair follicles in it. The hair follicles would then be extracted and grafted into areas with there is thinning hair. This type of hair transplant would cause linear scars.
Thanks to advances, an FUE hair transplant doesn’t require a strip of your scalp to be removed. Instead, we utilize a micro-punch. It leaves no trace of extraction. That means there is no scarring or large sections that need to heal.
FUE Hair Transplant Timeline
Each person is different and a lot depends on the goal you wish to achieve along with the number of hair follicles that are needed. It is not uncommon that a couple of treatments may be needed. Each session can take several hours. We perform your FUE hair transplantation over the course of several days and after each session, you are free to go about your day. You do have to take care and protect the transplantation area so you can wear hats or get your head wet for approximately one week.
The perfect companion treatment for hair loss – often used in conjunction with hair transplantation – is Platelet-Rich Plasma hair therapy. PRP Hair Therapy has been shown to boost your hair restoration results, even when used as a stand-alone procedure, to restore your hair and promote healthy hair growth in both men and women with all hair types. This technique involves harvesting growth factors from your own blood and then injecting them into the areas of the scalp that received hair follicles.
Recovery and hair growth are not the same for everyone. As your scalp accepts each follicle it will send it into the natural growth cycle. This means you may not see results for about three months. Give yourself a little patient and you will be rewarded with hair that is yours and will not fall out.