Melbourne Hair Transplant Clinic's modified form of FUE hair transplant involves the use of a series of specifically designed instruments to individually remove clusters of hair follicles referred to as Follicular Units. These follicular units exist in families of one, two, three or four hairs. Once removed from the back and side of the scalp, they are carefully and strategically placed in balding areas with the right angle and direction of curl, so as to create the most natural look when they grow. Melbourne Hair Transplant Clinic's method aims to maximize the available donor area for harvesting. In addition, use of High Magnifying loops gives the operator the opportunity to be selective about which Follicular Units to extract for grafting.
Advantages of Follicular Unit Extration hair transplant procedure over a strip harvesting procedure:
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is less invasive
- It does not leave an unsightly, tell-tale linear scar
- There is a faster and less painful recovery
- The transection rate is very low in experienced hands
- Maximizes donor hair for harvesting
- FUE scars are virtually undetectable
- Patients can wear their hair short
- FUE can be performed even when the scalp is too tight for strip harvesting
The main advantage of the modern day Follicular Unit Hair Tansplant is the ability to re-create a naturally looking hairline and overall aesthetically natural result. The main concern for patients nowadays is whether or not the desired density can be achieved. This should be discussed in detail during the initial consultation so that patients are able to make a fully informed decision prior to their hair transplant procedure.
The main site (donor site) that hair is retrieved from is the back of the scalp. However with the advanced Follicular Unit Extraction and Implantation (FUEI) technique, hair can be obtained from other areas of the body including the beard, suprapubic region and chest.
Areas where Follicular Unit Extraction can be used
Follicular Units can be placed on balding areas of the scalp, they can be used to reconstruct eyebrows and eyelashes, they can be used to fill in areas of traumatic hair loss caused by thermal or chemical burns and finally, they can be used to reconstruct poorly designed hair transplant procedures.
Is it Permanent?
Once implanted, Follicular Units will grow naturally and permanently unless they have been traumatised during the hair transplant procedure. This hair can be treated exactly the same way as the rest of your hair and can be styled, straightened, dyed or curled.