Are The Results of FUE Permanent?

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When we are looking to tackle hair loss, there is no doubt about the fact that we would want the results to be permanent. FUE Hair Transplant Toronto is a relatively high price tag procedure in which hair follicles are redistributed and hairlines are rebuilt. So it is only normal to wonder whether the results of the procedure would be permanent or not? As the procedure is a bit pricey, the procedure might not be worth it if the results don’t last. There are various factors on which the success of the procedure depends.

What is FUE and why is it needed?

In FUE hair transplant live hair follicles are surgically redistributed to new locations on the scalp. It is a strategic spreading of the available hair which covers more area. A small circular punching device is used to excise the follicles in groups of 1 to 4 which are known as grafts or units. These grafts or units are harvested either from the back of the head or the sides. This is because the genetic, patterned hair loss which most men experience leaves dense and resilient hair growth in this area whereas in other areas hair begins to thin out.

Androgenic alopecia is a hereditary pattern hair loss, which is experienced by both men and women. However, in men, there is a characteristic balding pattern which is related to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone associated with alopecia, which causes hair thinning in far higher numbers. As the follicles around the hairline and crown are susceptible to DHT, it causes them to miniaturize and shut down, the follicles which are at the back and side of the head continue to remain put.

What is the best age for getting an FUE?

To get an FUE hair transplant one should have the perfect condition and not a perfect age. In men, the pattern baldness begins to progress fast, hence, men should ensure than the majority of their hair loss stops before undergoing the procedure as there is a high risk of creating an unnatural hairline when you perform the procedure prematurely. If, in case the hair loss continues even after the hair transplant the patient could be left with a space that is highlighted by a single strip of transplanted hair across the front. It can also give rise to the need for secondary surgery.

The best work is done when the plan is tailored keeping in mind overall hair loss, projected future fallout, and the patient’s expectations. To be able to get the most out of the procedure, the strands are placed sparingly to create the illusion of density over as much area as possible, while also paying attention to the thickness and hairlines placement which will also look natural 5 to 10 years down the line.