You look at your reflection in the mirror and note with despair that your head isn’t the blooming meadow it used to be. Age has done to your hairline what last summer’s drought did to your front lawn.
You are not the only one. By the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some level of appreciable hair loss, and by age 50, approximately 85% of men will have significantly thinning hair. In the United States, 35 million men other than yourself are enduring some degree of baldness.
In a society that values youth, hair loss can be a dispiriting ordeal. Fortunately, progressive technology has allowed many men to combat baldness and keep their own hair for years longer than others.
The Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE hair transplant procedure harvests your own hair from one part of your body in order to be transplanted where it is most needed. A hair loss specialist gathers hair groupings of one to four hairs at a time, though sometimes there can be up to seven or eight in one follicular unit.
This procedure takes only eight hours to complete, and while healing time depends largely on a person’s skin type, the grafts are guaranteed to take within a matter of days, and redness of the area settles in four to five days.
FUE is minimally invasive, has a low complication rate, does not leave large scars, and has a relatively short recovery time in comparison to an alternative hair transplant method called FUSS. Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, or FUSS, moves a strip of scalp from an area that is not balding to an area that is. Those who undergo the FUSS hair transplant surgery are often left with a large scar on the back of the head and have a much longer recovery time.
The FUE surgery is not like throwing artificial turf over your dying lawn; it’s more like digging up a patch of lawn that’s hidden from sight, and moving it to a location the neighbors can see. You are growing your own hair, and it will look 100% natural because it is 100% natural.