FUE Donor Area

FUE hair Transplant Donor Zone for Scalp and Beard

FUE is a latest, minimally invasive technology and advance grafting technique. Our physician can help you determine which technology or technique is best for you. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) also known as follicular transfer, it is one of two primary method of obtaining hair naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs.  The other method is called strip harvesting.  FUE is a procedure in which a plastic or dermatological surgeon removes hair to a bald area of a head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.

Fue donor area healing

Types of Hair Transplant

Basically there are two types of transplant procedures. First one is a slit grafts and micro grafts. Slit grafts contain 2 to 4 hairs per grafts. Micro grafts contain 1 to 2 hairs per grafts. It is depending on the amount of coverage needed but there is a miner different between slit grafts and micro grafts. Hair transplant is not good for some peoples like women with a widespread pattern of hair loss through the scalp, people who do not have enough donor hair sites from which to remove hair for hair restoration, people who have scars after the surgery, last one is for those whose hair loss is due to medication such as chemotherapy.

Advantage Of hair Transplant

Follicular unit extraction is suitable for eyebrows, and large body areas, without scarring. On the contrary strip method requires a skin strip removal and application of sutures even in small area. FUE leads to minimal complications for example mild burning in the donor area. It does not leave any permanent linear scars in the donor area. Treatment allows hair extraction from the body such as chest, back or beard without leaving any linear scar behind, has no sutures thus the chances of infections are minimized. The procedure can not only be performed for head, but also used to restore eye lashes, eye brows and beard. Donor hair can be harvested by using new technique. The surgeon first analyze the patient scalp then recommends treatment. Hairs are extracted and used for scalp hair restoration. Maximum number of grafts can be extracted with micro procedure. After the treatment no visible scar or hypo pigmented dots left.

Fue donor area thinning

Fue donor area thinning is due to over harvesting of grafts. It means doctor or surgeon extracted maximum number of grafts in order to cover your baldness while not respecting donor area density. Over harvesting of donor grafts may be patient wish and forced doctor to give maximum coverage of baldness while donor area did not have capacity of more grafts. Secondly doctor or surgeon did not have enough experience and he or she crossed limit. An experience hair restoration surgeon did not extract too many grafts and there should be no issue of donor area thinning. Your doctor should not be aggressive while extracting grafts otherwise donor area will look like “moth eaten” appearance.

Fue donor area after 2 weeks

F.U.E. donor area after 2 weeks heals completely and hair growth starts naturally. There is no more redness and scabs in the donor area. There is slight thinning which will take few weeks more to come closer as skin would contract. Sometimes there is sensitivity in the donor area and icing to the effected part will improve the condition. Skin becomes normal and no swelling is being noticed.  There is inflammation after hair restoration procedure and this inflammation settles down in two weeks of time. However during this time if someone will feel mild discomfort, paracetamol tablet can be taken to control it.