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FUE hair transplant

FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction consists of removing with a micro-punch of less than a millimeter the follicles of healthy hair from a donor area of the scalp and grafting them directly on the areas of alopecia . This treatment is minimally invasive performed under local anesthesia. Unlike the strip technique, there is no visible scar. In most cases, patients are able to return to work very quickly with definitive results.

As a rule, the procedure begins early in the morning and ends late in the afternoon, or even in the evening. For patients living more than two hours from the center, it is desirable to be present the day before the operation in order to be in good shape and rested on the day of the operation.

The transplant intervention by FUE

Local anesthesia

Local anesthesia is performed in the donor and then recipient area

Extraction

A punch (cylindrical scalpel 0.75 to 1.0 mm in diameter) is used to "free" each follicular unit from its subcutaneous attachments; the follicular unit is then removed using micro-forceps.

The implantation

The follicular units thus removed are reimplanted as quickly as possible using an implanter.

Initial consultation

The initial consultation makes it possible to detect pathologies that can cause alopecia such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or iron deficiency. In case of doubt, an assessment will be made.

A careful questionnaire will allow us to assess the motivations and desires of the patient. Together, we will objectify the result that can be expected after a single operation and the probable number of operations required in order to obtain a satisfactory result.

Scars from the donor site

The scar left after FUE sampling will be a series of infra-millimeter points, depending on the diameter of the punch used. These scars will be practically invisible to the naked eye due to their size and arrangement in relation to each other. If these points are too close together, there will be a confluence of these points resulting in a wider scar and therefore visible to the naked eye. It is therefore important to distribute the collection of follicular units in such a way as to avoid this confluence and to obtain this disseminated “micro-healing”, therefore harmonious and practically invisible.

Factors other than the diameter of the punch and the distribution of the samples will also influence the visibility of the scars, it will be the contrast between the skin and the hair, the texture of the skin which is variable from one individual to another and also depends on the frequency of consumption of tobacco, alcohol or other substances.

Complications of an FUE hair transplant

Any surgical procedure, even carried out competently in conditions of maximum safety, carries a risk of complications. There are risks of reaction to local anesthesia which is explained to you in a specific sheet.

FUE is usually very low risk. The most important complication is the scar sequelae and the appearance of epidermal cysts.

A good understanding of the expected result is important to anticipate the final result. The intervention is part of a general strategy concerning the area to be covered.

Before the FUE procedure

It is imperative to stop smoking at least one month before the surgery. Taking aspirin is prohibited 10 days before the operation.

Before the surgery, it is necessary to wash completely with an antiseptic soap.

It is important to provide someone who can take you home after your hospitalization.

Postoperative follow-up of an FUE hair transplant

The postoperative effects are generally not very painful, but there may be sensations of burning or temporary pain. A healing ointment will allow rapid and harmonious healing 2-3 days after the operation. Edema and bruising may appear on the forehead and eyes, but usually go away within a week. Professional activity can be resumed between 5 and 7 days after the intervention

The final result will be obtained in the sixth month after complete regrowth.

The result

The result is visible from the 6th month. A single intervention is generally not sufficient to obtain a satisfactory result. Even after several sessions, the hair density obtained will never be that of normal hair.

Important information

This text provides basic information on the principles and procedure of FUE hair transplantation. A more detailed information sheet will be given to you during your consultation. A good understanding of the process and the expected result is essential before considering this intervention. It should be emphasized that the aim of this surgery is to improve, not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, you will be satisfied with the result.

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By choosing to entrust your hair to Dr Christophe Desouches and his team, you will have a quality experience at every stage of your process.

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