What causes hair loss?
Hair loss in men and women is caused by various factors, which include scalp bacteria, stress, poor nutrition, genetic baldness, medical conditions and hormonal imbalance. Genetic baldness is by far the most common, accounting for nearly 95% of all hair loss in men, as well as affecting millions of women around the world.
Hair transplantation by Follicle Unit Extraction (FUE) involves single follicle extraction (follicles are taken out one by one) from the back of the head. This area is the least area prone to hair loss; therefore, hair taken from this area is bound to survive for the rest of your life. The extracted follicles are then transplanted into the client’s bald or thinning patch.
This method of hair transplantation does not leave any scars and the look achieved is completely natural. Each follicle is perfectly placed to match the hair arrangement, orientation, growth, angle and direction of the rest of the natural hair. All this is done with the utmost care and to the highest degree of client comfort.
FUE is carried out under local anaesthetic, which makes it painless. Throughout the treatment, the client may take frequent breaks to snack, rest and use the restroom at any time required.
When can hair regrowth be seen?
The newly transplanted hair is immediately visible, however the hair cycle may involve some of the transplanted hairs to fall out and regrow after about 16 weeks. The newly transferred hair grows naturally and healthily in its new location for the rest of your life. Even persons with substantially receding hairlines and bald areas can receive very good coverage with FUE.
The final result is visible one year after the procedure. Your newly transplanted hair will have grown and integrated with the rest of the hair and joined in normal hair growth. It can be lengthened, shortened, styled and coloured according to your preferences. Most importantly, it will boost your confidence, giving you a stress-less, happier lifestyle.
Who else can have FUE?
Although we normally associate hair loss with men, women also suffer from genetic alopecia. Such women can also be treated with FUE. FUE can also be carried out in cases of alopecia areata which is refractory to treatment and stable in its course. FUE can also be done on clients who would like to shift their hairline forwards because they consider themselves as having a big forehead. It can also be used to cover scars, for example after surgeries or after accidents.
Make a consultation with one of our doctors to see how FUE can help you achieve your dreams.