Did you know more than 50% of men experience male pattern hair loss? It’s true. Genetics and hormones can cause hair loss at an alarming rate.
The good news is you have options to address hair loss, and one is 100% effective: hair transplants. There are two types of hair transplant procedures: Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).
Here, we’ll address some common questions while also highlighting why the FUE procedure offered at Athens Hair is the best option for your hair transplant needs.
Male pattern hair loss only impacts hair on the top or front of the head. The hair on the back and sides of a man’s head is not sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and thus will never be affected by androgenic alopecia (aka hormone-related hair loss or male pattern baldness). This is why those who are balding will always have hair on the back of their head.
Healthy hair from the back of the head – the donor area – is moved to the top or front of the head. When hair from the donor area is transplanted to the crown or hairline, it retains the immunity to the dihydrotestosterone androgen. It becomes permanent hair and continues growing.
FUE is a hair transplant method that removes individual follicles from a healthy donor area and implants them into a thinning area. Today, the procedure has become much more effective by removing tiny hair follicles one at a time.
Most FUE clients need to shave their entire head before starting the procedure. However, a no-shave FUE procedure requires only the hair in the donor area to be trimmed. The other surrounding hairs can remain their normal length.
Athens does not require any special preparations for the procedure unless recommended by the medical team.
Be very careful and allow your grafts to heal for three days. After that, continue to be moderately careful through day 7. After a week, you can get back to your normal routine.
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Please note Athens DOES NOT offer FUT procedures.
FUT is known as a strip procedure. Instead of removing individual follicles from the donor area, a strip of the scalp is excised. From there, tiny incisions are created in the recipient area where the grafts are placed. This procedure leaves a permanent linear scar across the back of the head.
Aside from how follicles are harvested, the difference between the FUE and FUT hair transplant is there is virtually no scarring with FUE. By harvesting follicles with a micro punch tool, scarring is controlled and hidden.
Knowing the advantages of FUE – and the disadvantages of FUT – can help you see why FUE is the preferred method for hair restoration.
At Athens Hair Transplants, we’re focused on giving you the hair you’ve always wanted. And acquiring that hair won’t break the bank. Be sure to check out our financing options. Payments can be as low as $150/month, and there are no hidden fees.