Hair transplants are really nothing new when it comes to hair loss remedies. The earliest procedures required a strip of hair to be transplanted onto the scalp where the patient’s hair loss was most prevalent. Although the results were permanent and they did look more natural than most other hair loss solutions, surgical hair loss procedures have changed quite a bit over the years. Today’s surgical hair loss procedures are much more sophisticated and meticulous, often requiring hair follicles to be transplanted one by one to the donor area. As you can see from the many hair transplant before and after photographs online, the results of modern hair transplant methods are much more natural. Follicular Unit Extraction Perhaps the most advanced hair transplant method currently in use is the follicular unit extraction method or FUE. In this procedure, hair follicles are extracted one at a time from a non-balding donor spot – usually in the back of the head or neck – and implanted in an area of the scalp where the hair is thinning. This is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves almost no visible scarring, unlike the method of taking a donor strip from part of the scalp. The hair follicles are usually removed with the assistance of a microscope, so the surgeon is careful when removing the correct hair follicles as safely as possible. If you are struggling with thinning hair and you are interested in a more natural hair loss solution, speak to your doctor about this hair transplant method. There is very little risk involved along with almost no scarring, and it may actually reverse hair loss when it is performed correctly. It is certainly a huge leap from hair transplant methods from the past, and it will no doubt continue to evolve as medical technology improves.
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