FUE Hair Transplant Procedure by Experienced Perfectionist Dr Raghu Reddy | FUE treatment specialist

Dr Reddy: Today we’ll be performing a FUE
hair restoration procedure on my colleague Dr. Dennis Wolf. FUE stands for Follicular
Unit Extraction. When you pick and choose the best follicles from the back of your scalp
– what’s called the permanent zone – and transfer it to the front of the scalp.
Patient: My name is Dennis. I’ve come to the Private Clinic in Harley Street for a
hair restoration procedure today. The reason I’ve been thinking about this is that my bald
patches have become a little bit more obvious over the last couple of years. And after hearing
about the FUE procedure,I’ve persued a little bit further with a consultation and had a
look into what the possibilities are of just restoring my hairline to what it used to be
5 or 10 years ago. Because I’m in the medical profession I’ve obviously researched the techniques
that are available and FUE has come across as probably the most reliable, you got the
best graph retention. For a different point of view as well I thought it would certainly
be worthwhile in bringing that across to patients that I do believe in cosmetic procedures as
well. Dr Reddy: with an FUE hair transplant there
are tree steps involved. The first step is the extraction process. While you are lying
on your stomach we numb the area we are going to extract the hair from, we pick and choose
the hair and store it in a storing media. The second step is the design of the hair
line and making the incisions. This would dictate the angle the hair grows, the density
and also the direction. The third step involves the placing of the hair back into the recipient
sites. When you consider hair replacement surgery,
what you need to factor is that you need to pick a patient that has stable hair loss.
It’s not ideal to consider transplant now and not factor in future hair loss. So when
we consider performing hair replacement surgery, we pick a client that has stable hair loss,
has a sufficient donor area, and also to make sure they have sufficient donor hair for future
hair transplants. Pain wise you can equate the anesthetic to
having a blood test. You will have anesthetic on the back of your scalp and that’s for the
extraction process and then you have anesthetic for the front of the scalp and that’s forthe
replacement process. Now the beauty of the FUE hair transplant is once you’ve had the
surgery, it is very unlikely you should experience any pain because the healing process kicks
in and all you might need is a few paracetamols post the procedure.
Patient: the procedure was a lot better than I expected, not that I expected anything terrible
but I felt relax, after the anesthetic everything feels quite numb and you’re really just
feeling prodding and before you know it everything is over and you’ve got a couple of thousand
of hairs in the part of your head that was previously quite bald. So quite a significant
difference. It does seem like quite a lot of hard work,
long procedure but i think 6 or 8 weeks down the line we’ll see the results and hopefully
the hairs will come to flourish. Well I think I’ll travel home with a cap and
once I get home I’ll give it a big reveal once I get home to show everyone. I think
that’s going to be quite exciting.

4 thoughts on “FUE Hair Transplant Procedure by Experienced Perfectionist Dr Raghu Reddy | FUE treatment specialist

  1. Thanks for your question.

    FUE, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp, usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, & grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas.

    The treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic, there is no scarring & results are permanent.

    For more info please visit our website which can be found in the above description. If you would like to come in for a consultation please call 0800 599 9911.


  2. I have a question… re FUE – When you extract a follicular unit, do you not damage the unit? And also, when you extract, do you extract the whole unit i.e. a unit with 1, 2, 3 or even four hairs within it? or just one hair?

  3. I am 22 years old, my hairs are thinning and in my family history my father was bald, am I right candidate for hair transplant?

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