Did you know that the typical hair transplant patient has 6000 follicles available on his head for transplantation?
While this may sound like a lot, it’s essential to be mindful of the importance of preserving these precious donor follicles.
Their health is vital for getting the best result from a hair transplant.
If these follicles are destroyed they will be lost forever.
This is why we at New Hair Clinic emphasise the need to have a full understanding of the pros and cons of the surgical procedure you choose.
If you choose a procedure that is not right for your circumstances, you risk losing these precious donor follicles.
Be cautious when you encounter advice or promotional material suggesting that Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is superior to Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
While FUE may be appropriate in some circumstances, it isn’t necessarily the best option for each patient.
It is widely considered that over 90% of grafts in FUT will survive, whereas, at best, only 60 percent of grafts will survive with FUE.
Whether it’s FUE or FUT, the method you choose should depend on your expectations and goals, as well is having a full understanding of the pros and cons of each procedure, says renowned hair restoration expert Dr Jennifer Martinick.
She emphasises that those concerned by hair loss must seek a medical diagnosis to confirm the cause of their condition.
She says seek treatment as early as possible to preserve precious donor follicles and maximize your options for a successful hair transplant.
“People may think follicles are limitless, but we only have 6000 follicles on our heads,” says Dr Martinick. “You can’t buy some more; once they are gone, they are gone for good.”
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