Is Hair Transplantation a Permanent Solution?
Pattern baldness can be embarrassing, but it also can be corrected. Through a procedure called Follicular unit extraction (FUE), hair is transplanted to balding areas for a permanent and natural-looking solution.
During FUE, a few hair follicles are removed from the back side of your head (known as the donor area) where hair is still growing. These follicles are then individually transplanted to your balding spots (known as the recipient area). Over time, the transplanted follicles will begin to grow hair naturally, covering the bald spots. In traditional FUE procedures, the head has to be shaved in places to achieve correct harvesting and implantation. North Atlanta Hair Restoration offers a shave-less version, enabling patients to go back to work with minimal downtime and little social impact.
Most side effects from FUE are minimal. However, while minimally invasive, it is a surgical procedure that involves a surgeon making tiny holes with a blade in the recipient area. You’ll require stitches that will be removed a few days following the procedure. Some patients might experience bruising, swelling, numbness or itchiness following FUE, but these side effects are temporary. It’s also possible for minimal, small scars to be present at the donor area upon very close inspection of the hair. All side effects can be minimized by an experienced hair restoration surgeon.
It’s essential to have a full examination of your scalp to determine if FUE is right for you. Good candidates for FUE include men with male pattern baldness, people with a healthy supply of donor hair, and individuals who have tried other methods to reduce hair loss without good results. A good candidate also will have realistic expectations about the results of FUE.
FUE is safe and effective for most patients, but as with all medical procedures, it’s essential that you schedule a consultation with a hair restoration expert and have an open, honest dialogue about the procedure, the process and the final outcome desired. Dr. Danyo would love to have a conversation about what we can do for you. Give us a call, or book your free consultation, now.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.