What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery?
This hair transplant technique increases the density in sparse areas of the scalp by extracting units of hair follicles from a region of dense hair growth, typically the sides and the back of the head, and implanting them into the desired area.
By blending artistry and technical mastery, Mr Olivier Amar and our dedicated FUE team achieves entirely natural results. Meshkati has also developed a holistic approach to FUE to assure that both the donor and recipient regions are given optimal care and consideration prior to, during, and after the surgery.
Depending on your hair density, FUE can be used alone or in combination with other non-surgical procedures to obtain your desired result.
Why consider Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery?
Meshkati’s approach to FUE starts with an initial pre-care treatment programme that stabilises the hair loss and strengthens the existing roots.
Once this phase is completed, the FUE procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia over the course of a few hours. With this technique, units of hair follicles from a region of dense hair growth, typically at the sides and the back of the head, are extracted and transplanted into sparse areas of the scalp.
After the transplant, the FUE programme ends with a series of LED low-level light-therapy sessions that enhance the conditions for follicle regrowth.
Dr Amar took a lot of time to explain to me the pros and the cons of each intervention. He is a very kind and gentle man.
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WHAT FORM OF ANAESTHETIC WILL BE USED?
The FUE hair transplant procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic as day surgery, meaning you will be able to go home shortly afterwards.
When can I wash my hair following FUE surgery?
For the first 3 days after the procedure, do not touch the transplanted hair. You must spray the transplanted area as follows:
- Every 30 minutes with the saline solution whilst awake for the first 3 days.
- Morning and evening with ATP solution on recipient areas: in the morning, spray with ATP one hour after the saline; in the evening spray ATP as last thing before going to bed.
Washing the hair from the fourth day is essential so that the scabs loosen and come off. You should expect this to happen on day 7-10.
When can I cut or dye my hair following FUE surgery?
You can have a haircut and have hair dyeing 4 weeks after the treatment.
CAN ANY OTHER PROCEDURES BE DONE before or after the surgery
A course of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can be done before or after FUE surgery. For optimum results, Mr Olivier Amar recommends two to three treatments, four weeks apart, plus a yearly maintenance treatment. After your first treatment the concentration of growth factor is quite high but this drops in the 3-4 weeks following treatment, to keep the growth factor consistently high until an optimum level is reached, a second and third session is recommended.
What can I expect after FUE hair transplant surgery?
FUE hair transplant surgery is a straightforward and minimally invasive procedure. As a result, there is minimal downtime required and after the operation pain is usually mild.
Swelling is very rare but if it does occur it will last 2-4 days after the surgery. This is essentially retention of fluid from the local anaesthetic. Gravity promotes swelling to descend down from the forehead to the eyes. To reduce any swelling keep your head elevated backwards as much as possible at 45 degrees or lying down with your head tilted back. The use of ice packs on the forehead is also advisable on an hourly basis.
How long do I have to wait to return to normally activities following the surgery?
Depending on your type of daily activity, you will usually be able to resume your normal activities after X and return to gentle exercise after one week. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. Mr Olivier Amar will discuss this with you in further detail at your consultation.