Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an effective and permanent solution for hair loss, but the results are not immediate. Sometimes people view before and after photos of NJ hair transplants and get excited to have the same impressive results. They learn later that while their outcome can be just as good, a whole lot of patience will be required. We’ll share with you what timeline is most common after hair restoration surgery.
What exactly does a hair transplant in NJ involve?
FUE is a technique used for hair grafting that doesn’t leave visible scars. Instead of removing a strip of scalp the way previous methods did, a computer or robot-assisted device allows the surgeon to extract individual follicle grafts straight from the donor area, one by one.
A full session usually takes between 6-8 hours and can transfer up to roughly 3000 grafts. Recovery time for FUE is shorter than the strip method because it requires no long incision or stitches. The implant sites will be the same, however. Tiny slits are made in the scalp to receive implant grafts, and these take an average of 5-10 days to heal.
When do results appear after FUE?
Immediately after your hair transplant, you’ll see the parameters for your new hairline, but unfortunately, a series of pink dots and scabs will be the result for the first week or so. You’ll experience mild scalp swelling for roughly 1 week. The tiny hairs that were transferred along with grafts often fall out a few weeks later, and this can cause alarm, but it’s perfectly normal. The hairs, and not the follicles themselves, are what you’ll shed to make way for healthy new hair growth. These will take roughly 3-4 months to appear.