Whether it’s a creeping hairline, a thinning scalp, or a growing bald spot, hair loss can be a devastating process for many individuals. When our self-image doesn’t line up with what we see in the mirror, our self-confidence can come crashing down. And unlike weight loss which can be addressed with diet and exercise, when it comes to our hair, we often feel like we have no control over what happens. Well, here’s the good news: with modern advances in hair restoration technology, such as an FUE hair transplant, now you CAN take your image into your own hands.
What is an FUE hair transplant?
A follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure that provides a major solution for hair loss. With an FUE procedure, hair follicles are extracted directly from the patient’s scalp in naturally occurring groups of one to three hairs. No scalpel. No scar. Instead, plastic surgeons use advanced technology to comfortably extract the hairs from the back of the scalp, also known as the donor site, and then re-implant them where the patient is experiencing hair loss. The result is a fuller, natural-looking hairline with no visible scarring.
While the technology has certainly come a long way since the old “hair plug” days, it is still a highly technical process that requires an experienced hand. When selecting a provider, make sure to look for a board certified plastic surgeon with plenty of before-and-after proof of their work. A good plastic surgeon should take each patient’s specific needs and conditions into account to create the most natural result possible. It truly is an artform that only the top surgeons can deliver.
If you’re ready to get your confidence back with a hair restoration procedure, Illume’s board certified plastic surgeons are ready to use their technical and aesthetic skills to make it happen. Schedule a consultation with your local practice today.