Does Hair Grow Back In The Donor Area After An FUE Hair Transplant Treatment?

FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

If you have begun to research hair loss treatments in Toronto and have learned about the industry’s latest and most popular techniques, you’ll know that they do involve removing some hairs and follicles from a donor site on the scalp. Unlike strip harvesting, which was previously the industry standard, follicular unit extraction (FUE) does not require a long incision or scalp removal.

Hair restoration procedures in Toronto typically involve taking donor follicles from a healthy, robust hair growth area on the scalp and relocating – grafting – them into a new recipient site. The donor and recipient sites on the scalp need time to heal and recover after hair transplant surgery.

Does Hair Grow Back in the Donor Area After an FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

FUE Hair Transplant Method

The Toronto FUE hair transplant method involves follicular extraction, a precision method of carefully removing healthy follicles from the scalp and transplanting them to the area of hair loss. The donor sites commonly used for FUE hair transplant procedures are at the sides and back of the head, where growth is usually consistent and strong. The hair in these areas is most resistant to shedding, so it is also able to grow back from where it was taken. The FUE technique was designed to be extremely gentle, not only so the delicate follicles remain viable, but also so that the donor site remains healthy and heals well with no detectable scars.

The success of healing and regrowth can depend somewhat on the hair transplant team’s technique and knowledge of this procedure. Carefully following post-op recovery instructions is also key to good results. The faster your scalp heals, the sooner new, healthy hairs will be inclined to grow in. Keeping the scalp clean and promoting good circulation will help ensure success.

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Does Hair Grow Back in the Donor Area After an FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

Hair Regrowth

A healthy scalp may show hair regrowth in the donor site within a few months. Though the recipient site often temporarily loses some hairs (also known as shock loss), the roots will stay. Eventually over the coming months, healthy new hairs grow in. The entire process may take 12 months or more. You will be advised to attend follow-up appointments so your plastic surgeon can ensure that your scalp is healthy and healing well.

Dr. Cory Torgerson has gained extensive training and expertise in facial, head, and neck surgery as well as in-depth knowledge of the underlying issues and contributing factors to hair loss and restoration. His Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic is at the forefront of innovation and achievements in this exciting field. We welcome you to schedule a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Torgerson to discuss your goals and learn about the options you have for hair restoration.

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