Surgery - FUT
The area to be treated is photographed and marked and hair limit on the forehead is established. The donor area is then shaved and a general anaesthetic administered. The grafts are taken by removing a narrow strip of skin on the back of the head, leaving a fine, narrow scar which will be hidden once the hair grows back. The FUs (grafts) are carefully extracted under the microscope, prepared and transplanted in the desired area. Each FU/graft is made up of an average of 2.5 hairs. In surgery of this type up to a maximum of 2,500 - 2,800 grafts can be transplanted annually. Optimum hair density and natural direction of growth can be achieved using both methods.
FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction
After the head is shaved - in most cases completely - the hairs to be transplanted are extracted individually using a special tool. Although this method is particularly time-consuming, the results are scar-free and guarantee a growth rate of practically 100%. Between 600 - 800 grafts can be implanted per day. Greater amounts can be implanted after several days of consecutive operations.
A bandage is worn for 24 hours after the operation which can be easily hidden under a cap. On the day after the operation the hair is washed with with a special shampoo. 5 - 7 days after the operation the pointy crusts fall off. After the transplant the incisions heal and the implanted roots start to produce vigourous and healthy new hair growth which can be washed, cut and styled as usual. In a few days no evidence of hair replacement can be seen.
It takes some 6 months before the new hair growth from the transplanted roots becomes visible. In most cases all the implants produce growth. Even though they are in a new location, transplanted hairs retain their original genetic programming and therefore do not fall out.