For some men, a rapidly receding hairline can be a cause of great distress, affecting how they feel about themselves and even impacting on relationships or work due to loss of confidence. Often they feel it makes them look older than they are. It’s essential to know that there is a permanent solution to hair loss that can make you feel younger, more dynamic and ready to face any of life’s challenges.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, has become the gold standard of hair restoration surgery. First, healthy hair follicles are removed from a donor area, typically the back of the scalp where hair is more plentiful and likely to remain resistant to further hair loss. These follicles are then painstakingly grafted to areas of hair loss and thinning.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, reducing the risks of a general anaesthetic. There is no cutting of strips of hair follicles, as was previously performed in a procedure called Follicle Unit Transfer or FUT, so there is little chance of visible scarring once the donor area heals.