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Process of growth

The growth of the transplanted FUs is unique: some grow faster, others slower. Hair growth varies from patient to patient; there are the so-called fast and slow growers. This means that in some patients the result is already visible after 6 months, while in others it takes more than 12 months.

The first days after an FUE treatment, thin crusts appear on the individual slices in the donor area. These disappear automatically. In addition, most transplanted hairs shed and fall out in the second and third weeks after transplantation. You don't have to worry about that: this is a very natural process. Due to a reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients, the hairs that are still in the transplanted roots are weakened. These hairs are simply shed. And because the hair roots are weakened but not destroyed, new strong hair is formed again after about 3-6 months. In some cases, for example during densification treatments, it may happen that not only the donor hair, but also the hair just falls out. This also grows back after a period of hair loss. This so-called "shock loss" is a short and almost always temporary phenomenon. It occurs in some patients and is likely caused by the stress of surgery.

The newer hair roots start producing new hair immediately after their transplant. This hair is very thin and flax-like for the first few months. The hair slowly becomes thicker and firmer, so that after about a year the end result is really visible. Normally, all transplanted hair follicle produce new hair. However, there are exceptions. However, these are rare.

Mega dense packing

Natural hair density on a person's head is usually 60 - 120 hair root groups per square cm, though density varies in different parts of the scalp. It follows that hair density plays an important role in any hair transplantation. The hair density achieved through hair transplantation is decisive in achieving an aesthetic natural-looking result. So-called Dense Packing involves implanting FUs in a certain density in a certain recipient area.

A personal decision: low, medium or maximum density

The surgeon plays around with hair density, implanting donor hairs as sensibly as possible and doing his best to achieve a result looking as natural as possible. This attempt to mirror natural hair as far as possible is very patient-dependent, taking three factors into account:
  • The possibilities available under the circumstances and the availability of donor hair
  • Future age-related hair loss - the recipient area should remain looking pleasing and natural in the long term
  • The overall concept determined beforehand

It is understandable that any patient will have his own wishes and objectives. However there are not always sufficient donor hairs to fulfil patient hopes. Using the right technique, an experienced hair surgeon will be able to create the optical illusion of high density with just a few hairs, using donor hairs as efficiently as possible. A higher number of transplanted grafts does not necessarily mean greater naturalness, as hair density is not something that can be measured. Much more, it is subject to how it is seen. It is quite possible for a patient with excellent donor hair and a seemingly low density of about 40 hair root groups per cm² to achieve a result looking more natural than a patient with a much higher density and/or with worse donor hair.

Customized blades

The implantation of extracted hair root groups is done through incisions in the recipient area. These incisions can be made sagital (top-down / parallel) or lateral (sideways / perpendicular). The needle and slit techniques can be done in several ways: lasers are no longer used because they cause too much tissue damage, with implanted FUs having a hard time taking root. Ready-made needles, scalpels or special blades are now widely used. Custom blades, adaptable to the respective requirements, can also be used. The finer the instruments used, the more accurately FUs can be implanted, but also in larger numbers.

Both methods - needle and slitting techniques - offer very good results, as they can be used flexibly and adapted to the respective situation, but also cause minimal damage to the tissue, significantly increasing the percentage of transplanted hairs that take root and grow. Custom blades by Dr. Feriduni are much sharper than needles, which means they are much more accurate and cause only very small wounds. This has a positive effect on the healing process. In a transplant with, for example, 3000 FUs, 3000 times less damage is done. Further benefits can be found as the wounds heal, as the use of blades generally causes less bleeding, faster healing and minimal damage to the skin, with little or no scarring. Scalp rash is also less common.

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