FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is the technique used for hair transplant at our centre in Ludhiana. We do procedure with extreme care by pursuing internationally recommended standards and processes. Our team efforts turn out into naturally growing hair. We have team which has experience of more than 9 years and doing 4500+ hair transplants for the people across India as well as from abroad.
• No Scalpel incision & No Linear Scar.
• Its Painless Procedure.
• Stitching not required as its single graft harvesting is done - Donor area appears mostly unchanged.
• Faster Recovery time - Little or no recuperation time (for small procedures most patients return to work on next day).
• State of the art minimally invasive hair restoration technique.
At very first step the patient contact us and enquires with his all questions and doubts. When he decides to get the procedure done we give him a date for his procedure. Before he comes for the procedure we advise certain measures to be taken like a blood investigation test. And when all goes right we call him for the surgery. The patient needs to wash his hair in night before the hair transplant date.
On the day of procedure, after completing the formalities we start our preparation for the surgery. We trim the hair at the donor site (where hair is plentiful e.g. Back of head & sides) and at the recipient area of head. If the requirement is very less than a small portion is trimmed at donor site, else we trim the entire hair of the head to make adequate area to available for harvesting of hair follicles/grafts, required for implantation at baldness of head.
At second step we design hair line in the pattern hair grafts are to be implanted, and then we apply local anesthesia at the recipient site as well as donor site to make the surgery painless. Neither during the extraction nor during the implantation client feels any pain or discomfort of any kind after this.
We make the patient to repose on OT table comfortably. Now our team starts working for the harvesting of grafts (hair groupings of 1, 2, 3 or 4 hair as they occur naturally in the scalp) from the donor site. With the help of special instrument, a small sharp punch (0.7mm to 1.0mm diameter) designed for extraction of individual grafts a small circular incision in the skin surrounding a graft is made with care of certain depth and enough tissue area around the graft. Once the essential follicular unit is separated from the surrounding tissues it is extracted, often by the help of forceps riveting the hair above the surface and keep it safe. This process is repeated till the enough number of grafts as per plan is attained.
Depending on number of grafts required to cover the area under the baldness time consumed in this extraction may vary from one hour to more. After this, grafts are transplanted as per the hair line designed. If required, the process of graft harvesting may be repeated again for new grafts next day in case of bigger area of baldness. During the process we make client to be comfortable at different posture to make our harvesting process precise. Since FUE is a minimally invasive treatment, under local anesthetic – patients may watch TV, read magazine or even fall asleep during the procedure.
(This technique of harvesting grafts/follicular unit one-by-one from the donor site distinguish it from a traditional FUT (strip technique), where the donor grafts are harvested by removing a thin strip and then each graft are separated from the strip using stereo-microscope by dissection from strip. Then the donor site from where the strip have been removed is stitched back, and heal in a weak or 10 days but on healing it leaves a scar)
Now, when grafts are harvested, we start preparation of recipient site by use of specially designed instruments. Tiny pore like openings are made in skin using fine needle-point instrument. Then the follicular units/ grafts are places into these tiny pore made at recipient site ensuring a certain depth of its insertion so that it set properly and start growing after completing the cycle or settling at new place. Client can go by evening or can stay for second sitting next day if suggested during the consultation.
We explain all the post procedure instructions to the patient, to be followed for keeping the procedure site unruffled and infection free so that better result can be obtained. Because there is no linear incision with FUE, patients can resume strenuous activities much sooner after the procedure. There is no need of stay in the clinic after the procedure; one can leave the centre on same day, if second sitting is not required on next day. After the procedure a slight swelling at lower part of head and at near eyes may appear, with little redness. At donor site, the tiny hole left behind after the extraction of grafts, heals in the due course of 5 to 7 days. After which, any redness or slight swelling in the treatment area will come down. Also on healing, the tiny wound contracts resulting round scar smaller and less or unnoticeable to naked eye, even when a patient's hair is cropped extremely short after the hair growth. There are some medicines to be taken for better healing of the procedural area and for better hair growth. These all are explained at the time of post procedure consultation.
One will be able to see the outline of new hair line immediately after the treatment. Within month the upper part of the graft falls leaving the roots inside the skin. After 3 -4 months one will start experiencing the new hair growth. 6-12 months later the transplanted hair will have re-grown fully. The results are totally natural-looking and permanent.
• One will be treated by highly experienced team having experience of more than 4500 sittings of hair transplant. Our surgeon is specialized in FUE and doing hundreds of transplant every year.
• We use the finest instruments, resulting in as minimal trauma to procedural area as possible.
• Centre is equipped with all the modern facilities, since FUE is a minimally invasive treatment, carried out under local anesthetic - patients either watch TV, or watch movie or read magazine during the procedure.
• Use of latest equipment assures for providing undetectable scarring after the procedure resulting into completely natural result.
• Our clinic is regularly sterilized and remain hygienic which reduces to almost null to the chances of any kind of infection.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an instrument dependent procedure; therefore, the type of tool used for this procedure significantly affects its result. In fact, the development of increasingly better extraction instruments has led the advancement of the FUE procedure. At our clinic a small punch typically ranging from 0.7mm to 1.0mm is used to go deeper into the soft tissue surrounding the follicular unit. We use top class needle to make pores in the skin which just fit the size of the follicle units e.g., grafts, assures no ugly appearance after the healing and natural result. Our clinic is regularly sterilized to make it hygienic to reduce the chances of any infection