With FUE, there is no strip removed and instead, each follicle is removed with a tiny round surgical punch. This means that there is no linear scar and patients are usually free to cut their hair as short as they wish without a major cosmetic hit to their donor area as long as the total follicular units are limited.
Does hair transplant leave a scar?
Each extraction leaves a tiny round scar, up to 1 millimeter in diameter. Based on how many hair follicles are extracted, this can add up to many hundreds or even thousands of puncture mark scars. These scars may look like tiny white dots after healing.
Does FUE hair transplant leave scars?
Though minimal scarring is unavoidable with any hair transplant procedure including FUE, it can be kept to a minimum by a skilled doctor such as Dr. Varona.
Why is hair transplant bad?
Side effects: Swelling of scalp and face may happen. In some cases, temporary thinning also known as “shock loss” may happen. Itching, pain and numbness are some other side effects that may occur post a hair transplant procedure.
How much does a full head hair transplant cost?
The cost of a hair transplant is highly variable and typically ranges anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000. These costs are often all out of pocket. Most insurance companies consider a hair transplant a cosmetic procedure. The cost of hair transplants is dependent on many different factors.
How long do hair transplants last?
It takes around six months before you can see significant changes in hair growth. The complete results of the transplant will be visible after a year. In most cases, a hair transplant will last a lifetime because healthy hair follicles are transplanted into thinning or bald areas.
How bad is fut scar?
Unfortunately, visible scarring is not the only damage caused by FUT or strip surgery. FUT can also cause disturbingly high levels of transection of follicles. In plain English, this means that the removal of hair follicles in a long strip can very easily lead to the follicles being severed.