Hair Transplants Melbourne will move your always permanent hair follicles from the back and sides into the thin area. It is not the skin of the thin area that was the problem in balding, it is the follicles that are weak in that area.
Follicles from the permanent zone will grow, even in scars, eyebrows or beards for ever. The re-located hair is your hair and grows totally as normal.
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FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction. This is where the follicle removal is performed one unit at a time with no cutting, no stitches, no line scar and minimal or no pain afterwards. It allows you to cut your hair down to a No. 1 or 2 in the donor area higher up the scalp due to no line scar.
Non-shaven FUE is where we clip only small areas of the back so the hair covers it, meaning we hide the donor area. Great for small hair transplants of 200-300 per session.
FUT stands for Follicular Unit Transplant and is the traditional type of hair transplant where a strip of skin containing the hair is removed and stitched closed. The follicle groups are then removed from this strip under a microscope.
Hair cuts after this type usually need to be a No. 3 or more in that area which is about 3 cm above the tip of your ear, due to a line scar being left behind. Sometimes this scar is very hard to find.
Most people grow their hair this length in that area anyway so it’s a popular method. The grafts are planted in the usual manner with fine forceps into the recipient sites. Consider these hair loss treatment facts before making a decision.
Most of the time the donor area is at the sides or back of the head where the hair follicles are resistant to thinning. Even when these follicles are transplanted into a bald area, they preserve their hair growing qualities and do not suffer from the effects of DHT. This area is called the safe zone and is the basis of all permanent hair transplants.
FUE Hair transplants and FUT transplants remove hair from the safe zone.
Before 2004, hair transplants were often unnatural looking. This was because hairs were planted in plugs with about 15-20 hairs per plug. This created a doll’s-head appearance when the surrounding hair was lost subsequently.
Today, thanks to state-of-the-art technology with finer instruments and microscopes, grafts are much smaller, between one to 3 hairs and look natural. Hairline design is also better now, we make them with natural little ups and downs and not too even. Its is almost impossible to detect a modern transplant and this is the artistry of the industry that Hair Transplants Melbourne is famous for thanks to Dr. Paul Spano.
Hair transplantation is a precise meticulous procedure and a team of very highly trained technicians and the surgeon is required. Most transplants take all or most of the day so we only book one person in at a time, allowing us the flexibility to make your day flow easily with lunch breaks and comfort breaks for you as required.
We keep you entertained, comfortable and well fed and often laughing a little. We are all in it together, there is music in the room and you can chat with the staff if you like in between naps.
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With FUT (strip), we can do up to 4000 grafts (8000 hairs) in one day, that’s enough to cover a totally bald scalp. Common sizes are 1800-2600 grafts (3600-5200 hairs). With FUE, we are limited to 2800 grafts (5600 hairs) per day.
We limit it to 2800 grafts (5600 hairs) for a lot of reasons but we find if we rush and try and take more, the results are not as good. We would suggest caution for any clinics offering more that than in one day, the quality may not be there. One graft contains 2 hairs on average, so 2000 grafts is 4000 hairs and so on.
Large numbers are quoted on many overseas transplant sites and posts and sometimes this is done with large FUE punches to make things quicker but they never show you the extensive scarring and hair loss they cause at the back and sides by doing this rough work.
It really depends on the area that needs to be covered. Some approximates:
- Crown 800 grafts (1600 hairs)
- Front corners 1400 grafts (2800 hairs)
- Front to crown thinning 2000 grafts (4000 hairs)
- Front third 2400 grafts (4800 hairs)
- Top of head with little hair or patchy baldness 3000+ grafts (6000+ hairs)
- Totally bald 3400-4000 grafts (6800-8000 hairs)
- Remember one graft has an average 2 hairs in it.
In short, it’s about 70% and that would take 2 procedures about 11 months apart. There are clinics that state that they can recover up to 98% and promise a full head of thick hair but this isn’t true. The good news is that 70% is more than enough to compensate for hair loss because people need to lose more than 25% anyway before they really notice it, so if we give them back 70% they are very happy, that’s why it’s so popular.
Hair loss patients who visit Hair Transplants Melbourne for FUE or FUT are among the happiest patients in the field of cosmetic surgery.
The hairs begin to grow at 4 months after being relocated by us. Between 4-6 months there is a large growth spurt so by 6 months about 60% is growing. It takes 12-14 months depending on your hair length for full growth. While it’s growing, it looks totally natural, the hairs grow randomly and are all at different lengths so it’s like hair loss but in reverse. Some of the hairs grow straight away but this varies.
A lot of our patients go back to work the next day. If you have lost most of your hair then you may need a few days off unless you can wear a cap to work. The skin is pink for a week or so but can be covered by surrounding hair, scarfs for women or caps.
With an FUE hair transplant or FUT hair transplant you return to work in 5-7 days comfortably.
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You wait until 3 days after the transplant to wash your hair. You will be given a healing spray to use to keep the grafts moist for the first few days. You can pat the grafts in the shower but do not rub them for a week. We will give you a shampoo to use and detailed instructions how to use it.
A hair transplant should last your whole lifetime because the grafts are taken from the permanent zone of the scalp, that is the back and sides where people never lose their hair. It is not the bald skin that was the problem it was the hairs in that area that were prone to fall out. Once good hair is planted into the skin it lasts forever.
Grafts are secure about 3 days after the transplant. Micro blood clotting and the growth of new blood vessels into the grafts from the surrounding skin will anchor the grafts in place. People worry about this topic a lot, but grafts only fall out if planted by low-cost clinics or if you get a hard knock or hit to the area.
This is a good question. These are the most important questions to ask and Google.
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1/ How many years have you personally been transplanting ?
This does not mean the company they work for , it means the actual Dr. doing your hair transplant. There are chain clinics that only use DHI, a cheap version of transplanting that employ poorly trained Drs with little experience.
2/ How many transplants have you personally performed ?
This answer to this should be many thousands otherwise you are seeing the wrong person.
3/ How many different techniques can you do ?
The answer should be at least 3 or 4 types because one type does not suit all men and women.
There are many ways to do FUE and FUT and the Dr. should be able to match the right technique to suit your extraction and implantation needs for the best outcome. Beware of the clinics who only do one type, eg only DHI.
Clinical studies have shown that over 95% if the implanted or transplanted hair will grow and survive forever if done at a high reputation clinic. Look for a clinic with a lot of 5 star Google reviews.
A good hair transplant that repairs a good amount of area will cost upwards of $10,000.
Deciding on a hair transplant doctor is not hard. Look at the google reviews and meet the doctor in person and don’t go for a cheap price.
We advise not to have a hair transplant until over the age of 22. This is so we can stabilize your hair loss first. This is the same for women and men. Transplants into scars or other rare hair loss conditions can be transplanted at any time.
Younger patients tend to have an FUE hair transplant and older men or people with long hair tend to have FUT transplants. Can you work out why ?
The answer is that new FUE and new FUT is much less painful than you would believe !
If someone is completely bald then a hair transplant is not good. If a transplant is done too young then future hair loss can make the final result not worth it. There is only so much donor hair a person has so you need a very experienced doctor not salesperson to determine the future of your hair with and without a hair transplant and with and without medication.
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No it is not too old. People regularly have hair transplants in their 60’s and 70’s. It is never too late to look better if you wish. More great hair loss treatment facts.
No, donor hair does not grow back because the hair root is removed and transplanted with the hair so it never regrows. This is the exact reason why seeing a very experienced doctor is vital to determine the supply and demand for your hair for your whole life. Cheap hair transplant clinics and countries who are just doing it for money will take as much donor as they can and leave you with nothing for the future and lots of scarring.
New micro FUE hair transplants with the new MIST technique (minimally invasive surgical technique). Combined new regimes and programs and new tips and old tricks to get you the best result for a life-changing experience.
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