Hair transplantation surgery has come a long way. Once associated with invasive surgeries and heavy scarring, modern hair transplant procedures can be painless, scar less, and more than 97% effective. Follicular unit extraction harvests individual strands of hair from donor areas. These, in turn, each go into bald or thinning areas.
FUE has several advantages over older techniques, including:
Most clinics have little reason to use any other method. FUE, however, also requires significant skill and experience. Specialists must individually extract grafts and transplant them. The procedure requires the entire day, if not multiple sessions. Focus and artistry are vital. Hair density, appearance, and scarring directly relate to the specialist's skill. Forhair is proud to offer minimal scarring and graft transection rates of under 3%.
FUE research continues advancing forward. None, however, currently compare to Forhair's premier innovation, Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®). This is the method that creates far less scarring and has a graft success rate of over 97%. CIT® also leaves stem cells in the donor areas, encouraging regrowth and minimal scarring.
Forhair offers regenerative aftercare too. Application of ACell, CRP, and other stem cell treatments encourage hair growth and density. This additional care demonstrably encourages hair growth and decreases any chance of scarring.
Planning your hair restoration begins with a consultation. Forhair clinicians excel at analyzing your specific goals and candidacy for procedures. Further, a shared space for discussing your options is often unnecessary. Digital consultations in 720p offer enough visual detail. Specialists can analyze your hairline and give an accurate estimate of necessary transplants.
Patients must make some pre-op preparations. This prep starts two weeks before the procedure. Most pertain to facilitating recuperation. CIT® requires far less post-op recovery time that FUT or other hair transplant methods. Following pre-op instructions, though, helps ensure that recovery is fast and hassle free.
Everyone's hair is unique. We may also have further instructions for pre-op preparation, depending on your procedure. These are often specific to any pre-existing conditions or necessary medication.
We do our utmost to ensure your Forhair visit is pleasant. Most of our clients nap, read, or enjoy media entertainment during the procedure. CIT® is relatively painless. However, we will use anesthesia to ensure the procedure is completely comfortable.
FUE procedures can last up to an entire day. The procedure's duration depends on skill, technique, and graft amount. Forhair often prefers completing your procedure in a single appointment. Each visit is different, but such procedures can require over eight hours. Don't worry! We provide refreshment.
After your procedure, we may also apply treatments to enhance recovery and growth. CIT® is currently the only FUE technique that leaves stem cells intact in donor sites. This actually offers a superior chance of hair extraction sites regenerating follicles. Application of CRP, ACell, and other treatments dramatically encourage such regeneration.
Further, these treatments decrease scarring and spur the recovery and growth of donor follicles. Our research also indicates these treatments boost transplant retention -the sooner blood cells recover the sooner transplants take root and begin to grow.
Recovery from FUE is far simpler than older methods. CIT® has a particularly fast recovery time and minimal pain after the procedure. Patients, in fact, can get back to business the very next day. Bandaging also becomes unnecessary the next morning. That mentioned, those looking to hit the gym will have to wait a little while. Strenuous activity like exercise is typically possible within two weeks of post-op.
Patients can wash their hair the next morning. Those undergoing stem cell treatments will want to wait 48 hours. Regardless of when you shampoo, be careful. Putting too much force on your scalp can dislodge grafts, decreasing your overall hair density.
Forhair continues pushing the envelope. Dr. John Cole continues researching FUE and other exciting techniques. Cole Instruments, meanwhile, offers a wide array of tools and other innovations specialized for CIT®. Skill matters, but so do utensils. Cole Instruments' devices prioritize minimal invasion and accuracy, helping ensure quick results and a natural look.
The general rule in regard to new growth is that 70% of results happen at 7 months post-op and 80% at 8 months post-op. In approximately 1 year the patient should achieve final results. The addition of CRP+ACell hastens this growth to 99% in 4.5 months. Our post-op hair transplant growth timeline will show you what to expect in the days and weeks following surgery.