FUE: A Great Substitute For scar revision
We all have our marks, and as helpful as scar revision would be, FUE is a much more sufficient alternative when in stead of removing the problem, fixing it is much more beneficial. Did you know that in the United States, an estimate of over 35 million men are suffering from some measure of hair loss or baldness. That is in no way a fun fact, and hair loss has become a more frequent problem for men over the years. It is estimated that by the age of thirty-five, over two-thirds of the American male population will experience a certain degree of hair loss, and by age 50, 85% of those same men will have accumulated thinning hair. We live in a culture that sadly judges by appearance, and baldness and thinning hair do not capture those aspects in men. Problems like blading and thinning hair can be dealt with the help of FUE.
What Is FUE?
For any beginners new to FUE and scar revision, it’s important to understand that FUE, or Follicular unit extraction is one of the main techniques used in the obtainment of follicular hair units, which are naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs. This method of hair transplantation can also have natural groupings as much as 7 or 8 in a single graft. To explain it in simple terms, the procedure of FUE works to take small bits of man’s hair, or in this case, a man experiencing either balding or thinning hair and rearranges them to a more preferable standard. Imagine having a head covered mostly in hair, but then having to look at that one spot that has either too much, too little, or not hair at all. FUE can even work as form of scar revision in that it can help to cover up some unwanted scars.
FUE is a fantastic and highly successful procedure and it only takes around eight hours. It may seem like a long time, but it sure beats multiple visits to your local barber, while carrying the desperate hope that they can actually make your hair look presentable. The great thing about FUE isn’t just that it can fix any of the unwanted spots, but it can also allow for a lot of creativity when it comes to reshaping the way your hair looks.
How FUE And FUSS Procedures Works
To have a better understanding of how FUE works, it’s important to know that during the FUE hair transplant procedure, individual follicular unit grafts are harvested one at a time through the use of a tiny punch, which typically ranges from .7 to 1 millimeter in size. It’s also take into account that in the alternative method, FUSS, or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, a strip of the scalp from a non-balding area in the patient is surgically removed and placed with incisions in the balding area. Although effective, FUSS is more invasive in it’s nature given that FUSS is invasive, it has a much rate of higher complication, which initially leaves a scar in back of the patient’s head, while also limiting graft harvesting. This part is due to the pulling of scalp in future procedures, and this only means more required time to recover from. FUE is more preferable because of it’s minimally invasive nature and lower complication rate. Unlike FUSS, FUE doesn’t doesn’t leave any massive scars, and it has a shorter recovery period, which often depends on the skin type of the patient. The grafts take in only a matter of days and the redness from the procedure usually settles in about four to five days. Unlike FUSS patients, FUE patients are able shave or keep their hair short.
Knowing that half of a male’s full head of hair will be gone before it becomes cosmetically visible is a sad truth to swallow. However, thanks to FUE, the problem cannot only work to eliminate any means of hair loss, but it can also help to improve the very hair all men fear losing as they get older.