The team at the New England Center for Hair Restoration is pleased to help patients in and around North Attleborough address their various hair loss needs. Whether we use the latest techniques in male hair transplantation and restoration surgery or recommend a non-surgical treatment for balding or hair thinning, we always strive to achieve the best possible results.
One of the most popular and sought-after hair transplant surgeries in recent years is follicular unit extraction (FUE). Let’s take a moment to consider candidacy for this procedure.
About Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a method of hair transplantation that has proven highly effective in producing excellent hair density and natural results. During FUE, follicular units are transplanted from a donor site at the back of a patient’s head and transferred to the area in which balding has occurred. By doing this, a fuller and natural-looking head of hair is possible.
General Requirements for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
General candidates for follicular unit extraction (FUE) should be in generally good health. They should suffer from hair loss that is the result of pattern balding, trauma, burns, or plastic surgery. In general, it’s important that patients be at least in their thirties in order to undergo FUE.
Why Age Matters with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Age is an important factor in follicular unit extraction (FUE) candidacy given the nature of male pattern baldness. In many cases, men who suffer from pattern balding will not lose all of their hair that they are genetically predispositioned to lose until they are older. Because of this, FUE is not recommended for men in their twenties since they are likely to lose more hair in the years ahead.
During a consultation with a hair loss specialist, you will be able to learn what an ideal age for your treatment would be. Keep in mind that this can vary from patient to patient.
Can women undergo follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
Yes, though the use of follicular unit extraction (FUE) should be carefully measured against other options.
Female hair loss is different from male hair loss in that general thinning occurs rather than the loss of hair around the crown of the head. If a woman’s hair loss is related to trauma, burns, or surgery, FUE may be an ideal option. General hair thinning is often not well addressed through FUE.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
While follicular unit extraction (FUE) is quite effective and yields exceptional results, it’s important that patients understand that FUE is a process. A healing process is required after the procedure is performed, and it may take a few months before the desired results are achieved.
Having realistic expectations helps patients understand the nature of the care they are undergoing and reduces potential stress caused by disappointment in overall treatment results. We will be sure to go over the procedure in full detail with the patient before it is performed to help promote realistic expectations.
Tailoring Treatments to Your Needs
Whether you undergo follicular unit extraction (FUE) or another option for hair restoration, keep in mind that we will tailor your treatment specifically to your needs. It’s through customization of treatment that we are able to achieve such excellent results that leave our patients satisfied.
Speak with Our Hair Loss Specialists Today
If you would like to learn more about follicular unit extraction (FUE) and your many other options out there for addressing baldness, be sure to contact our hair loss and restoration specialists today. The entire team at the New England Center for Hair Restoration looks forward to your visit and addressing all of your needs in greater detail.