Losing your hair can be devastating. It makes you feel unattractive and can wreck your self-esteem. Fortunately, with modern medical procedures, you can have a fuller, thicker head of hair using surgical procedures that are far less invasive than those done in the past.
Many hair clinics today are using a follicular unit extraction treatment. With an FUE, a surgeon takes individual hair follicles from either the sides or the back of your head. The surgeon then implants these follicles into the balding areas of your scalp by making tiny punctures and inserting the grafts. Depending on the number of grafts, you need, the process can be done in either one long session or several shorter ones.
An FUE is different from follicular unit transplantation because instead of taking an entire strip of your skin and hair, the surgeon only takes a few hair follicles. It's a less invasive procedure that produces very little scarring. It takes about a week to recover from an FUE.
With an FUE, you only need a local anesthetic, and you are able to talk to the surgeon during the procedure. The tiny hair that is transplanted falls out within a couple of weeks, but new hair will grow from the transplanted hair root and will be noticeable within three months. The new hair grows just the same as your normal hair.
If you're ready to have an FUE done and enjoy a fuller head of hair, consider these clinics.
The Skandinavisk Hårinstitutt, or the Scandinavian Hair Institute in English, is located in Oslo, Norway, and provides you with a luxurious stay in a comfortable suite that has a living room and kitchen as well as a bathroom and bedroom. The clinic allows you to check in the day before so you can get a good night's sleep. Dr. Marwan Saifi, one of the doctors at the clinic, is accredited by the International Society of Hair Restoration and is a director of the Fellowship Training Program. You'll be treated by surgeons of the highest skill at this clinic.
Harley Street Hair Clinic
If you're looking for a hair treatment center in the United Kingdom, consider the Harley Street Hair Clinic. The clinic is a world-leading facility that has a record of producing excellent results. All of the physicians are registered with the General Medical Council. The clinic uses the latest technologies and also treats medical conditions that can cause hair loss to ensure you keep your new hair.
Chicago Hair Institute
For hair transplants that look natural as well as modern hair restoration techniques, consider the Chicago Hair Institute. Dr. Raymond J. Konior has more than 30 years of experience in hair restoration techniques. The clinic offers several solutions to treat hair loss and likely has a solution for your hair loss as well.
The Forhair Clinic is another excellent choice, with offices both in New York City and Atlanta. Dr. John P. Cole founded the clinic. He's a member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration and the American Hair Loss Association. He's also a hair transplant mentor. The Forhair clinic uses the Cole Isolation Technique, an FUE method that's less invasive. You'll have minimal scarring with thicker hair.
Having an FUE done can transform your life, but you'll need to make sure you're a good candidate for it. You should have hair and skin that doesn't contrast. Also, people with thick hair that's wavy or curly make better candidates for this procedure. If you do opt to have an FUE done, be patient. The process can take up to a year before you have a full head of hair, but it will be worth it.