Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants are done by taking individual hair follicles out of your skin and implanting them elsewhere on your body. This will make the hair in the new area look thicker.
Step 1: Your surgeon will shave down the hair in the area where follicles will be removed as well as around the transplant area.
Step 2: Using a micro punch tool, they will remove follicles from your skin.
Step 3: Your surgeon will then make a series of tiny incisions with a needle or other small, sharp tool where the extracted follicles will be inserted.
Step 4: They’ll insert the follicles into the incisions.
Step 5: Your surgeon will clean and bandage the area for recovery.
You won’t experience any scars from an FUE hair transplant other than tiny white dots where follicles were taken out. These may fade over time.
See your doctor if you notice any of the following rare side effects: infection symptoms, drainage or crust where the surgery was done, pain or swelling around the surgery site, follicle swelling (folliculitis), bleeding from the surgery site, numbness or tingling near the surgery site, transplanted hair that doesn’t look like the hair around it and balding or thinning continuing even after the transplant.
Beginning on the day after surgery, you may begin to wash your hair gently in the shower. Try not to let the water beat directly and forcefully onto the recipient area where the grafts are for the first 4-5 days after surgery. You may want to have a cup/mug in the shower to help rinse the graft sites. Beginning 2-3 days after surgery you can gently touch the grafts with the fingertips while washing in the shower. Avoid catching the grafts with your fingernails.
When combing, do so carefully to avoid dislodging the grafts.
Try to avoid hair dryers for 1-2 weeks, especially the hot ones.
Hair coloring or cutting can be done once all the crusts have fallen off.
Use a shampoo after diluting it in a mug of water before applying. Use mild shampoo every day for three weeks.
The cost of hair transplantation depends on the expertise of the surgeon, anesthetist backup, OT facilities, and the competency of the hair transplant team.
At Contura clinic, we assure world-class facilities and personnel to help us achieve consistent results.
At Contura clinic, the charges are Rs.35 per graft plus 18% GST. (EMI options available)