Disadvantages of the Follicular Unit Extraction HT procedure
Hair loss becomes an increasingly bothersome cosmetic issue nowadays, affecting not only your appearance but also your self-confidence. And because thick hair is a symbol of beauty for many, both men and women, Renew Hair Clinic comes to your aid with a highly effective hair restoration treatment which ensures superior cosmetic results, namely the FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant.
And despite the fact that the FUE hair transplant does bring numerous benefits to our Renew Hair Clinic clients, we also want you to be conscious of some minimal disadvantages of this surgical procedure, which, keep in mind, are not always present and do not affect every patient.
A decreased total yield and higher transection rates can occur, due to the individual extraction of every hair follicle, as the angle and direction of the unit beneath the skin cannot be seen.
Less viable, thinner grafts may also occur with the FUE as the follicular units are extracted with less insulating tissue around the base, and are thus more vulnerable to potential damage.
The issue of reduced patient candidacy is not completely a disadvantage, but mainly refers to patients with extremely curly hair, which is difficult to extract and women with long hair, as the FUE hair transplant mainly requires shaving of the donor area.
Another disadvantage of the Follicular Unit Extraction surgical hair transplant is that the procedure may require 2–3 sessions or more, depending on the size of the areas affected by hair loss. For example, an FUE procedure requiring the harvesting of 2000 grafts may take 2 to 3 days to be completed which may cause certain inconveniences to some patients.
Costs of the FUE hair transplant procedure are also a bit higher than the FUT strip harvesting as it implies more work for the practitioners who extract each graft individually.
Despite these disadvantages, the FUE hair transplant procedure still offers advantages that will suit you on the long term, the main being the fact that it leaves no visible scarring as compared to other types of such surgical hair restoration procedures. And as technology advances, daily improvements are made to cope with these downsides of the FUE hair transplant procedure, so be sure that here at Renew Hair Clinic will do everything possible to bring them to a minimum so you can yet again enjoy a beautiful, thick hair, with minimal risks and inconveniences.
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