Hair Transplant Surgery in New Jersey
Latest Innovations in Hair Transplant Technology
If you think about hair transplant surgery results of the past, the images that come to mind may not be appealing or particularly encouraging. The process of using a punch tool to extract and transfer hair follicles was first utilized decades ago, however the obvious “hair plug” look became famously undesirable as a result. Hair grafts which were too large, containing too many follicles and placed in unnatural rows, did not yield realistic, natural looking hair. Fast forward to today’s latest innovations in hair transplant technology, such as FUE, and results can be virtually flawless. FUE in New Jersey is growing and it’s a game changer.
So, what is an FUE hair transplant?
FUE, or, follicular unit extraction, uses a special machine designed to assist the surgeon in the extraction and placement of hair grafts. A hand-held device may or may not also employ suction to assist with removing a tiny plug of hair and scalp. Instead of cutting with a scalpel to remove hair follicles for transplant, FUE uses a small punch tool to take grafts that can be less than 1mm in diameter. The grafts are then carefully placed in the recipient area using micro incisions.
The surgeon will insert grafts at a realistic and consistent angle, while paying attention to natural density in the area.
How long does FUE take?
The answer to this question is different for everyone because FUE is highly customisable. Typically, FUE will take between 6-8 hours for a significant number of grafts. This can be between 1500-4,000 grafts. The number of grafts to e transferred and your hair growth and density will affect the total time needed. Usually, one hair transplant session can achieve a significant amount of coverage and transformation. Hair loss does continue in non-transplanted hairs, however, and sometimes a follow up session after some years have passed will be recommended to help to fill and blend in hair.
What is the recovery like after FUE in New Jersey?
Each patient is provided with personalized instructions and a schedule for follow up appointments. You’ll be given a prescription for antibiotics and be advised to cover the scalp with a soft cap to protect you from the sun. We recommend you take between 10-14 days off work, so you can relax and recover without stress. It’s key to avoid all physical activity advised by your surgeon because this can negatively impact your results if you’re not careful. Minor scabbing will usually resolve by 5 days post procedure and then you’ll need to be patient while follicles take hold and a new cycle of hair growth begins in 3-4 months.