Men dread the loss of hair. It seems like an inevitability for most men that at some point their hair will fall out. By the age of 50, 85% of men have significant hair loss. But some men will have hair loss before that and 35 million men across the U.S. are living with some level of hair loss or baldness. But what can be done about it? There are two main treatments for hair loss, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery and Follicular Unit Extraction. Here are the top 3 reasons to choose Follicular Unit Extraction for your hair restoration needs.
1. The difference between the two types of hair transplant surgery are easy to understand. Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, FUSS, uses strips of scalp to transplant growing hair to balding areas. It is invasive and complicated with a lengthy recovery time. Follicular Unit Extract, FUE, uses only groupings of one to four hairs. The individual follicular units used in FUE can sometimes carry as many as 8 hairs. By using smaller grafts, FUE greatly reduces the presence of long scars.
2. Complicated FUSS surgery can also take a long time to complete. But FUE is easy enough to be completed in one day. The procedure can be done in 8 hours and the recovery done in 4 to 5 days. After that the hair is all yours. You can color, cut, or shave it whenever you want. It is your hair, just coerced to grow in a new spot on your head.
3. Unlike FUSS, FUE is minimally invasive. And because it is not dealing with large strips of scalp, it has a lower complication rate. Leaving fewer noticeable scars is another benefit of FUE compared to FUSS. And the recovery time is faster. Less hassle, less waiting, more enjoying your real hair.
Men experiencing baldness or thinning of hair have options. A hair loss specialist can give you additional information, but FUE procedure can lead to fewer noticeable scars, reduced recovery time, and fewer complications along the way. Get back to enjoying your real hair, like in your younger days. Fix male pattern baldness with hair transplant surgery. Talk to a hair replacement specialist today for additional information or to schedule an appointment.