Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a cutting edge hair restoration technique to transplant and re-grow hair follicles in a minimally invasive manner. The right candidates for FUE can achieve thick, natural looking head of hair with this procedure. The treatment provider will carefully evaluate the candidacy of the patient at the time of initial consultation.
MBody, led by surgeons who are board certified in plastic surgery, provides FUE and other procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
Hair transplant is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. An experienced treatment provider will tailor the procedure according to the unique needs of a candidate. Depending on the patient’s hair loss pattern, condition of natural hairline structure, and their personal aesthetic goals, their candidacy will be determined.
Standardized treatment protocols cannot create very desirable outcomes in hair restoration. Therefore, at MBody, the patient can receive a custom designed FUE hair transplant treatment plan. Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
Some candidates for FUE hair transplant may additionally benefit from a supplementary therapy called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). This is a light based procedure to stimulate new hair growth and improve the impact of FUE hair transplant. The procedure promotes new growth of hair and facilitates faster healing.
Candidates for FUE
A profound candidate for FUE hair transplant procedure would fulfill certain conditions in order to achieve satisfactory outcomes. These include:
Sufficient Donor Hair
While both men and women can make good candidates for hair restoration with FUE transplantation technique, they should have an adequate amount of hair in the donor area of the scalp.
In case of male patients, the donor hair is usually available in the back and sides of the scalp. For most men suffering from hair loss, the top and front of the scalp would typically have baldness. For women, the common concern is hair thinning, and not widespread hair loss. Donor hair is generally not a problem for women candidates.
hair replacement procedures are generally more appropriate for men in the age group of 40 or older. In younger men, the nature of hair growth patterns is usually unpredictable. This makes it difficult to achieve sustainable and desirable hair restoration in younger men. Particularly, in case of men who are below the age of 30, hair transplant procedures may be more unsuited.
An ideal candidate for FUE hair transplant procedure would be someone who enjoys relatively decent overall health. Candidates who smoke would be at a disadvantage because healing can be slow or poor in their case.
Best satisfaction levels in case of hair transplant procedures are usually achieved by individuals who have realistic expectations about the possible results as well as the amount of time it will take for the results to show.
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