What is an FUE hair transplantation?
It can cause a loss of self-confidence, impact self-esteem and affect your everyday life. There are a number of different hair loss treatments available, so it can be difficult to determine which is right for you.
However, if you’re looking for a safe, non-invasive procedure that can restore natural hair in just a few months, you should consider an FUE hair transplant. Sydney CBD and Campbelltown residents can visit us at one of our ICCM clinics, or you can contact us today for more information or book an initial consultation.
A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation is the procedure of replacing thinning or lost hair by transplanting healthy hair follicles from a donor area. The donor's hair is usually taken from the sides of the head or back of the neck but chest and beard hair can also be used.
FUE hair transplants involve extracting individual grafts and transplanting them to the area of the scalp that is balding or has thinning hair. Unlike a FUT transplant that involves removing an entire strip of hair, an FUE hair transplantation is less invasive and has a faster recovery time.
A hair transplant is a permanent solution to restore naturally growing hair
Hair restoration can be carried out in a number of different ways. There are many different methods and some are more effective than others. As an FUE hair transplantation uses a patient’s own healthy hair, the results are not only often very effective but also permanent. The transplanted hair will naturally grow thick and full, just as it did on the donor area.
Am I a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?
Even though FUE transplants have a very high success rate they’re not suitable for everyone. Successful hair transplant procedures are determined by a number of factors. It is imperative that you have healthy hair growth in other areas to act as the donor's hair. Hair texture and colour can also have an effect on the final outcome of hair restoration surgery.
The best way to find out if FUE is right for you is to call us today to book an appointment at one of our clinics or contact us to book an initial phone consultation. That way we can answer any questions you may have and determine whether or not you’re a good candidate.
What should I expect at the consultation?
During the initial hair transplant consultation, we'll help you determine which procedure is right for you and whether it will help you achieve your expected goals. We’ll discuss any potential risks, side effects and aftercare recommendations to ensure that you have all the information possible. We’ll also answer questions that you may have regarding the treatment and address any concerns you may have.
How is the FUE hair transplant procedure performed?
The FUE hair transplant process involves extracting individual hair follicles one at a time through a simple, non-invasive method that is highly effective. These individual follicles are prepared for transplant and then surgically implanted into your area of hair loss concern.
Before having FUE hair restoration treatment we advise the following:
- Stop taking vitamins, supplements, aspirins or painkillers 1 week before
- Don’t drink alcohol 48 hours before
- Stop smoking at least one week before
- Showering the night before or the same morning is fine
- If you wash your hair before the procedure uses a mild shampoo. Do not apply hair products (wax, mouse, etc)
Firstly the donor area providing the hair for the transplant is shaved. Hair follicles are then carefully removed one by one using a specialist tool. The number of grafts needed will depend on the size of the area that is being treated.
The area where the new hair is being transplanted is also usually shaved. Each hair graft is then carefully inserted into a series of tiny holes. A scab will form to hold the graft in place, whilst the hair follicles reattach to the blood supply and begin to regrow.
What can the treatment be used for?
The FUE hair transplant procedure is often an effective option for those who suffer from hair loss as a result of pattern baldness (which is a genetic condition). Other causes of hair loss may also include illness, stress, hormonal imbalance, and certain medications. The hair transplant procedure can go a long way in restoring one’s confidence and is suitable for men and women with thinning hair.
How long does recovery take?
You may experience some mild discomfort following a hair transplant but it’s usually possible to return to work within a few days after the procedure. Your doctor may prescribe pain medications and anti-inflammatories in order to reduce your discomfort and keep side effects like swelling to a minimum. Overall your recovery time will be minimal and the results will begin to show within 1 to 3 months.
It’s very important that you take care of your hair after the surgery. In order to get the best results possible, you should follow the aftercare routine outlined by your hair transplant doctor. Below is a timeline outlining your aftercare routine:
Day 1 to 3: Relax and recover after the treatment and avoid consuming alcohol.
Day 3 to 5: Any bandages can be removed but you must not touch the new grafts.
Day 7: Start to carefully wash your hair by hand but don’t use a towel to dry your hair
Day 21: Around this time the new hair often falls out but this is completely normal. It will eventually start to grow back. You can start to gently brush or comb your hair at this point.
We also recommend that you take 2 or 3 days off work to recover after treatment and avoid any strenuous exercise for at least a week after your procedure.
What kind of results can I expect?
We use only the very best, most innovative technology to ensure that our patients get the best results, through the least invasive process possible. Our highly experienced, expert team knows how to keep the handling of the grafts to a minimum, which increases the survival rate of the hair follicles, giving the greatest chance of successful results.
Our team will provide you with a high level of support and instructions for post-operative care, to ensure that your recovery is quick and easy and you achieve the best results possible.
How much does an FUE hair transplant cost in Sydney?
The total cost of a Sydney hair transplant procedure varies from clinic to clinic. However, the total cost is normally determined by the number of grafts you require. A hair transplant usually needs anywhere between 1000 to 3000 grafts.
In order to find out exactly how much a hair transplant will cost you, it’s best to book a consultation with us. One of our experts will be able to confirm the cost of the grafts and how many you will need in total.
Hair loss is extremely common and may be the result of heredity, a medical condition, an imbalance in hormones or simply caused by the natural aging process.
Results between different patients vary but a hair transplant is often a permanent solution to hair loss.
Hair transplants can be performed on both men and women.
Due to the nature of the procedure, there is typically very little to no scarring visible after an FUE transplant.
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transplant here at ICCM hair transplant clinic
It's imperative that any cosmetic procedure is carried out by an appropriately qualified professional and our cosmetic doctors at ICCM have been performing hair transplants for over 45 years. We are proud to have garnered a reputation as one of Sydney’s premier hair transplant clinics. We care about hair loss and how much it can affect your everyday life, so we strive to produce the most natural-looking results and ensure all of our patients leave us extremely happy.
Our cosmetic physicians
Below is some more information about each of our highly experienced cosmetic physicians:
Dr Tony Prochazka
Dr Tony Prochazka (MBBS, FFMACCS), is a renowned cosmetic doctor with over 20 years of experience. He was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and a former VP of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He also spent a number of years working in Shanghai and is now fluent in Mandarin.
Dr Ramin Amighian
Dr Ramin Amighian has over 10 years of experience. He has carried out hundreds of cosmetic procedures and holds memberships in the Australian College of Aesthetic Medicine and College of Skin Cancer Surgery.
Dr Raphael Dworkin
Dr Raphael Dworkin (MBBS, BSc (Hons), ACEM) obtained his degree in London and then trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals and clinics in the UK. A keen traveller, Dr Dworkin has also volunteered his medical expertise all over the world, in places such as India, Peru and South Africa.