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FUE Hair Transplant: Advanced Hair Transplant Method Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique is the most advanced hair transplant technique. FUE method of hair transplant is one of the most popular & advanced hair loss, male or female pattern baldness treatments offered at HairMD- hair transplant clinic in Pune with best, real and amazing hair transplant….

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Is FUE Hair transplant painless?

Patient’s Description:

Hello, Dr. Sachin, thank you for your youtube videos on topics of hair loss and hair transplant. I have seen your youtube videos and those are very informative. Yesterday I have seen your video on FUE hair transplant called how to choose best hair transplant clinic or surgeon and one more video of Dr. Dhananjay Chavan on all about FUE hair transplant. I have grade 5 baldness at least that’s what been told by a doctor with whom I got a consultation. and I am planning to do hair transplant and most probably FUE hair transplant. but please tell me is it very painful? because I am afraid of pain and avoid taking injections also. please guide me on this sir. thanking you in anticipation!

Answer:

Hello Ajay,

First of all, thank you for the appreciation of videos, appreciation by patients like you encourage us to make more educative videos for patients, and finding time between our busy schedule to shoot videos on common questions asked by patients.

Now back to your question. Currently worldwide in the cosmetic medicines or aesthetic surgery field, FUE hair transplant is the gold standard procedure these days for hair transplant. I perform around 45 surgeries in a month and every almost every patient ask me this question whether this is painful or not?

There are two steps in FUE hair transplant where little bit invasive method is used:

  1. Punching
  2. Extraction
  3. Implanting

During these steps listed above with some instrument, we puncture the skin of your scalp after proper planning and designing. during extraction, we remove grafts from your donor area i.e back of the scalp and beard with the help of small rotor machine ( this is a very crucial procedure it need planning and marking, exactly from where grafts should be taken and all) in the step of punching, hair transplant surgeon makes slits on the scalp with proper angle and in the shape of designed hairline ( this is the most crucial factor in successful natural looking hair transplant). during the implanting process we put all those grafts harvested during extraction in the slits we made in pushing step.


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When we will perform all those steps then you won’t even feel because we use the perfect local anesthetic procedure with the following steps,

  1. Anesthesia is given by surgeon only, not by the technician.
  2. We use perfect anesthesia formulation.
  3. We administer the anesthesia at a perfect location.
  4. We use the best tumescent fluid injection machine.

So whatever little bit discomfort you will experience that will be only during anesthesia procedure. After anesthesia, our patients take long relaxing nap listening to the soothing music of patients own choice and we perform the surgery. Sometimes patient even snore. ( no this is not general anesthesia, you are well oriented to time and place, but it’s just my soothing operative hand and good retro music and sometimes best food provided in our setup.) Here is a video of my patient who actually shares his feeling about HairMD and its environment on the surgery day.

This how we enjoy on the patient’s surgery day. Why don’t you come for a consultation, so that I can solve your more doubts?


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FUE Hair Transplant: Advanced Hair Transplant Method

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique is the most advanced hair transplant technique.

FUE method of hair transplant is one of the most popular & advanced hair loss, male or female pattern baldness treatments offered at HairMD- hair transplant clinic in Pune with best, real and amazing hair transplant results. In the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique of hair transplant, each hair follicle is individually harvested from the scalp, using high precision, circular punches. It is then immediately transplanted back on bald patches on the scalp. This technique leaves small linear scars and is not very painful, which used to be the case previously with the strip harvesting or FUT hair transplant Technique. FUE is a highly advanced hair transplant technique. In this technique, Follicular units of hair are harvested individually from the donor area unlike the Strip Method, where a strip of tissue with hair follicular units is excised from the back of the scalp. Here instead of taking the Strip, small, precise motorized or manual punches are used to excise each hair graft individually and then transplanted.

The hairs which are to be used for transplantation can be taken from-

  1. Donor area for hair transplant: The back & sides of the head (Occipital and Temporal Areas) - The hair in these areas remain unaffected by baldness. They are not susceptible to the action of DHT (DiHydroTestosterone), and thus don’t fall off. Hence they offer a good source of hair to be transplanted in the bald area.
  2. Beard for hair transplant - People with a good growth of beard hair have the added advantage of using the beard for hair transplant. Since the beard hairs are thicker and coarser than the scalp hair, mixing them with the scalp hair, gives us a great density and good coverage of the head. Once expertly mixed with the hair from the head, it is very difficult to distinguish them from the head hair when they start growing.
  3. Body Hairs for hair transplant - Chest, Axillary & Pubic Hair. As a last resort, when a large number of hairs are required to be transplanted, like in extreme severe baldness, we can also effectively use hair from the rest of the body to be transplanted on the head.

In order to achieve the best & real Fue hair transplant results-

And to be scientifically perfect, the bundles of hair that are harvested from the head are removed from the scalp and examined under a digital microscope before being transplanted. They are separated according to the number of hairs in each bundle.

Our hair on the head usually grows in bundles of 1’s, 2’s, 3’s & 4’s. These bundles are known as follicular units or hair grafts. It has been proved that the best & the most real looking hair transplant results are obtained when these hairs are transplanted, just as they are, in groups, without separating them. Also, the most natural & real hair transplant results are obtained, when the hairs are placed in the scalp, exactly the way they first grew on our head at birth. The front of our hairline is made up of single hair follicular units, the transition zone has a mixture of double hair and single hair follicle units and the rest of the hair behind that is a blend of all remaining hair. When this original pattern is not consciously followed by the doctor, the results are not natural & real and patients are disappointed. The success of hair transplant also depends on the angle and direction of the naturally growing hair. These are important facts that patients need to understand, before going in for a hair transplant. Normally, the hairs present in the hairline grow at a very acute angle of 15-20 degrees to the skin of the head. As we progress from the hairline to the crown, this angle subtly increases, eventually the hair becoming almost vertical in the crown. This gradual change is very subtle and for the transplant to look perfectly natural, this has to be kept in mind by the doctor.

The direction of the growing hair is also equally important. As we move from the center to the sides of the head, the direction changes from straight to sideways. The point at which this change starts happening is unique to every person and it is for the doctor to recognize this during the consultation. Following the natural direction of hair during hair transplantation, is one of the key factors which helps a doctor in giving a natural and artistically pleasing look to the hair transplanted.

In a hair transplant, the whole concept of designing the hairline & crown is based on the above two factors. When the doctor has a thorough knowledge of these rules of hair architecture, he is able to create the perfect hairlines & crowns and also add to the existing ones. HairMD India is the only one that considers all these factors, making it the most trusted name among the hair transplant clinics in Pune.

As a take- away message, there are 3 key points about FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant to bear in mind:

  1. There is hard to see scar on back of head.
  2. There is minimal pain. The most you would feel would be that of an ant bite, during the administration of local anesthesia, after which there is minimal feeling of pain at all. During the surgery, you can read, converse with the doctor and staff, take a snack or lunch break, and return home in the evening without any problem. Also, post hair transplant pain in minimal & you can start working from next day with little precautions.
  3. Delightful and real looking results, and recovery within a very short period. You are ready for work the next day.

You can learn more about FUE hair transplant & FAQs here. If you are genuinely considering to undergo hair transplant, then you can choose hair transplant consultation with our hair transplant doctors or contact here.