Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Extraction hair transplants are very effective treatment options for hair restoration. FUE transplants are a surgical hair transplant method that extracts and transplants one donor graft at a time. Here are some answers to the most common questions about FUE transplants.
Does It Hurt?
The good news is that most patients experience little to no discomfort with FUE transplants during the procedure. A local anesthetic is used that will help with any discomfort. While it’s true that pain tolerance varies, most patients remark that the procedure itself is not painful. After the treatment, it’s normal to experience some discomfort. The transplant and harvest site can be tender but your doctor will advise you on how to manage the discomfort. You can also contact the clinic at any time if you experience abnormal pain levels or ongoing discomfort.
Is There Bleeding After the Procedure?
You may experience some light bleeding around the transplant area. If you experience bleeding, keep your head elevated and apply light pressure to the area. You should not continue to bleed beyond seven days. If you have concerns about bleeding, reach out to the doctor that did the transplant, and they will be able to provide you with solutions. Keep in mind the bleeding should be more weeping than the type of bleeding you would get from an open wound.
How Long Does it Take to Heal?
Everyone is different regarding healing, but FUE transplants take a few days, and tenderness and redness usually disappear in about four or five days, while full healing takes about seven to ten days, according to Men’s Health. When you initially leave the clinic, you will have a light wrapping on your head. Follow-up is typically required for scalp inspection and hair washing the next day or soon thereafter. Of course, if you have any concerns about healing, you should always voice them to the clinic.
FUE transplants have clear benefits, making them a popular hair restoration option. FUE transplants also leave minimal scarring and have a higher graft success rate than other transplant options. You can experience quicker recovery times with FUE transplants and overall, patients report full satisfaction with their results. Regrowing your hair is possible with FUE. If you’re interested in learning more about this state-of-the-art hair restoration technique, make a consultation appointment with LA FUE Hair Clinic today.