Andy Tran

Losing the hair on your head is the last thing that anyone would want. There are three general hair loss patterns that are common in both men and women. Men can experience one or a mixture of these three patterns at a time. A receding hairline is the most common hair loss pattern, which is where the hair starts falling out near the temples.

A bald mound is usually left in the middle of the head, while this is usually the only area affected by hair loss, others may also suffer from thinning at their crown.  Another common pattern is general thinning. Hair thinning spreads uniformly over the top of your scalp and you will not have a noticeable receding hairline. With general thinning, your hair loss will not be very noticeable.

A thinning crown is another common hair loss pattern. Some men experience hair thinning at the top of the back of their head. This can ensue by itself or happen together with a receding hairline. Hair loss usually starts with thinning at your crown until your scalp becomes noticeable.

In time, a bald spot will appear. This spot will grow larger until it meets your receding hairline. It may also stay at the back or top of your head, then spread outwards in different directions to create a rounded baldness. If you are suffering from hair loss, you may benefit from the FUE hair transplant technique.

What is FUE?

Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a process that involves extracting one healthy hair follicle at a time from your scalp and embedding them into the bald spots of your head. The hair follicles are transplanted into the same area that contained your previous hair, providing it with higher chances of settling for good.

The FUE hair transplant technique is extremely intricate, so it needs more special care and attention. The treatment is done over several sessions and not completed in one lengthy process.  The grafts normally settle in a couple of days and the soreness caused by the procedure settles in less than a week.

Reasons to Get FUE Hair Transplant

  • More natural looking outcome
  • Minimal downtime
  • Less painful

Aside from feeling minimal discomfort during the process, visible scarring is close to none. FUE hair transplant is less painful compared to other transplant treatments and tends to offer more natural looking results.

Recovery Period

Since minimal invasion is made, you can expect the recovery period to be quick. Sometimes, the period of recovery is quicker than you would imagine. The process does not require staples, dressing, or stitches. The donor area should heal within a week and the hair will begin growing again by the second week after the process. The spot where the hair is embedded will get rid of scabs within two weeks. However, it is common for the shedding process to proceed in the spot for eight weeks.

After the successful completion of the process, it will take around four to six months for your new hair to grow. The new hair will continue growing even after a year until it becomes healthy, thick, and completely mature, blending properly with your natural hair. If you are interested in FUE hair transplant, call Virginia Hair Transplant!