Top 5 NJ FUE Myths

Top 5 NJ FUE Myths in New Jersey

Top NJ FUE Myths

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If you’ve been considering a hair transplant to revive your hair and restore a youthful look, you’ve undoubtedly come across plenty of information online that left you scratching your head. Different medical practices or equipment manufacturers will sometimes present information that is incomplete, misleading or contradictory. Here we present the top NJ FUE myths to offer you a clear picture of the procedure.

Short for follicular unit extraction, FUE has rapidly become the most sought-after hair transplant method in the world. Though it utilizes a technique pioneered in the 1940’s, it was perfected recently to the point that it offers real value for clients and competes with more traditional methods such as strip transplant. Multiple equipment brands have created high-priced FUE devices for use, and they invest considerable funds in marketing themselves as the only reasonable option. It can be helpful to understand what FUE is and what it can actually deliver, regardless of machine used.

Myth #1 – The Younger You Have FUE the Better

Because androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss, is progressive, younger patients are usually not good transplant candidates. That can be frustrating news to hear, but their pattern of hair loss may be asymmetric, unpredictable and progressive. That means that robust, shed-resistant hairs moved to the top/front of the scalp, will hold steady as hairs around them continue to fall out. A young client could be playing a game of chase the receding hairline with awkward and unrealistic hair transplant results. It’s usually a good idea to wait and see what pattern appears in the middle-aged years. Until then, effective non-surgical options like PRP can help halt hair fallout and restore density.

Myth #2 – FUE Results Are Instant

We are limited by the natural growth cycles of hair, and although the NJ FUE procedure is carried out in one day, the results will take months to grow in. One way to help speed up the process and ensure a high graft take rate is to undergo PRP scalp treatments as well. They provide an extra boost of growth factors to heal the scalp and establish healthy follicles as quickly as possible. It will be roughly 9-12 months before you see new hair that blends with the rest completely.

Myth #3 – Hair Transplants Look Obvious

This could be said of the results achieved decades ago. Unfortunately, a ‘Ken doll’ look was once common as transplanted hair plugs were too large and placed in unrealistic rows in the scalp. As well, the more traditional strip method known as FUT requires excision of scalp from the back of the head, but this is no longer necessary. In NJ, FUE is gaining in popularity because it doesn’t require scalp excision, instead of using a punch tool to extract tiny grafts one at a time. Doctors take grafts from the back or sides of the scalp where hair growth is resistant to shedding. When healed, micro-scars left from these extractions are virtually invisible. When carried out by a skilled, experienced surgeon, your hair transplant results should be so natural-looking that no one knows why you look so great except you.

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Myth #4 – Hair Transplants Are Only Possible for Short Hair

Many people still think FUE is just for men, or only possible with short hair. The typical method does involve buzzing a patch of hair at the back of the head for easier follicle access, but people with long hair, including women, make excellent FUE candidates and can disguise the process fairly easily while healing.

Myth #5 – You Can Use Someone Else’s Hair for Your Transplant

Unfortunately, we are not yet scientifically advanced enough to pull this off. Hair transplants or any treatment with blood such as PRP must be autologous- using your own body- to be completely safe. Your immune system recognizes your hair and tissue, so the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is extremely low. A person must have sufficient growing hair on their own head to supply the grafts for a hair transplant. Meet with a hair loss surgeon to explore your options and find out if FUE is right for you.

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