There are some caveats that you should weigh when deciding if FUE is right for you. The donor area will need to be shaved. It will regrow but you will need to keep in mind that this will be necessary. That is not the case with the linear excision donor removal. Additionally, the number of grafts able to be taken from the donor area with FUE in a single session compared to the linear excision is less. This is because we can remove about 10 to 15 grafts per sq. cm from the permanent zone with FUE, compared to about 70 grafts per sq. cm with the linear excision. Keep in mind that donor hair should be removed from an area where it is most likely genetically permanent because the transplanted hair will retain the genetic characteristics of the area where it is taken from. The area where donor hair is most available is located centrally on the back and sides of the scalp (with androgenetic alopecia), and it is finite. If donor hair is taken peripherally either too high or too low from the back and sides of the head, the risk is that you may recede downward from the crown, or even upward from the neck. So with a finite area to draw from, and fewer grafts removed per square cm, FUE will not cover as large of an area as the linear excision donor removal method in a single session. However, you are able to return for further FUE grafts once the area heals.
The graft placement techniques remain the same regardless of the donor removal technique, and in the hands of Dr. Keene, skilled surgeon and President of Physician’s Hair Institute, you will achieve a cosmetic and natural appearance. So what’s stopping you from making a change? Call 520-290-5555 or 800-840-9761 to schedule your personal consultation today! Visit http://hairrestore.com/