If you are reluctant undergoing surgical hair restoration due to the fact that it is quite an invasive procedure, then there is nothing to worry about anymore. This is because the relatively latest FUE hair transplant does not involve any cuts or sutures, which happen to be very much likely in most surgical procedures. The abbreviation FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. Some of the exclusive features of this treatment are listed below:
- The technique has gained more preference over the conventional strip method because of the lesser risk that it has with scar formation.
- The follicular units – naturally occurring hair groups in twos or threes – are removed in FUE method with the help of a metal instrument having sharp edges and a hollow middle.
- Unlike FUT, in which a strip of scalp is removed followed by extraction of each hair graft under a high-powered microscope, FUE hair transplant involves more conservative approach resulting to quick healing and a faster recovery time.
- Another thing that makes FUE popular is that it also provides a more natural-looking result as you will be able to obtain desired hair density. This is quite restricted in FUT method.
- One of the most important things that you must remember after undergoing FUE method is to avoid washing your hair for the first 24-48 hours. This is because the implants are still at the most vulnerable to damage and can be easily dislodged.
- When recovering from FUE hair transplant you still need to make sure that you keep the wounds constantly cleansed even if they are small. The donor site, as well as the recipient area should be gently washed with a wet cotton ball.
- You must not use a wiping motion, but dabbing the wet cotton ball instead would be better. This will remove the crusts without dislocating the newly implanted hair.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for two weeks; must sleep with head elevated by propping some pillows to prevent swelling and also avoid any strenuous exercises for atleast 6 months.