An FUE Hair Transplant In Toronto Can Restore Your Hairline
While surgical hair transplant procedures have been performed for over 20 years, the science behind hair restoration surgery has advanced drastically over the years, as has the technology used in hair restoration procedures. The procedures themselves have been streamlined and simplified, delivering consistent, long-lasting results that are far superior to the results typical of procedures performed in the past. For men and women alike, a receding hairline can feel like an affliction, affecting their appearance and self-esteem in equal measure. As the hairline begins to visibly recede, most individuals try to compensate with inventive hair cuts and styles or with hats and scarves, but such measures are only stopgaps as the hairline recedes. It becomes increasingly difficult to disguise the aesthetic effects of hair loss.
A more permanent solution to this issue is a FUE hair transplant surgery in Toronto. In the past, complications after surgical hair restoration were not uncommon. The techniques used in hair transplant surgeries were thoroughly studied, and the conclusion reached was simple: the originally developed techniques were flawed. In bygone eras, large plugs of hair were taken from behind the ear area and implanted on the areas of the skull affected by hair loss, a technique that hair transplant experts have now concluded should be avoided.
What Do FUE And FUT Involve?
In our clinic in Toronto, FUE has had very high success rates among individuals with moderate to severe hair loss. FUE can effectively restore the hairline to its original fullness. FUE’s impressive success rate is attributed to the technique of taking individual hairs from a “donor area” on the head and transplanting them to the “recipient site”. This technique allows the surgeon to carefully implant the hair follicles where the probability of hair growth is the highest.
FUT essentially involves removing a thin strip of hair containing tissue from behind the ears or the back of the head. The highly skilled surgeon then removes and delicately prepares the individual donor hair follicles using a microscope. Once the donor hair follicles are extracted, they are implanted into the recipient area of the scalp. FUT does require an incision to remove a thin strip of the scalp, so this does result in a scar.
How Long Does A Surgery Take?
Because of the need to extract and implant individual follicles, an FUE procedure will normally take between 8 and 9 hours. However, it could take more or less time, depending on how many grafts the patient needs transplanted. FUT takes less time because it is not necessary to extract follicles individually.
What Happens To The Donor Area?
FUE offers the possibility for hair transplant patients to have “no visible scarring” in the donor area instead of the linear scar that is left behind from the FUT method. Based on results from recipients of hair restoration surgery in our clinic, FUE stimulates youthful density and longer life in the transplanted hair.
Is FUE Associated With Pain?
As a matter of fact, removing strips of scalp was much more painful for the patient and required a longer downtime in order to heal. The FUE NeoGraft method can be accomplished with just local anaesthetic, and the recipient is able to continue their lifestyle the next day. Dr. Torgerson prescribes pain medication as needed to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible. During the actual procedure, the area is also numbed to ensure absolute patient comfort. Another advantage of the FUE hair transplant surgery in Toronto is a faster recovery.
What Is The Cost Of FUE?
The best way to estimate the cost of your hair restoration procedure is to arrange a private consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson, an FUE hair transplant specialist in Toronto. Dr. Torgerson will explain our practice and procedures to help you make an informed decision. He can also answer any questions about the methods and the advantages of the FUE method compared to FUT. He will provide you with an in-office assessment to evaluate the severity of your hair loss and determine how many follicles you may need to have transplanted.