Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)FUE is the removal of each follicular unit individually with a small punch device which are re-inserted back into scalp, which over time will allow hair to regrow.
- No stitches; donor area appears mostly unchanged within days
- Natural-looking and permanent results
- State-of-the-art minimally invasive technique
- Simple outpatient procedure
- Fast recovery; many patients return to work the next day
If thinning up top or going bald really bothers you, the procedure can be one way to feel more confident about your looks. But first talk with Dr Botha about what you can expect during and after the procedure.
What Is a Hair Transplant/ Follicular unit extraction (FUE)?
It’s a type of surgery that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the U.S. since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years.
You usually have the procedure at Dr Botha’s clinic. First, the scalp is cleaned and Dr Botha injects medicine to numb the back of your head to extract the follicles, this technique is called follicular unit extraction (FUE).
With the FUE procedure, the Doctor’s team will shave the back of your scalp. Then, Dr Botha will remove hair follicles one by one from there. The area heals with small dots, which your existing hair will cover after the grafts are prepared, Dr Botha cleans and numbs the area where the hair will go, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle or pen, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes. The other team members assist to plant the grafts, too.
You might need another procedure later on if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.
Expectations and Recovery
After the procedure, your scalp may be very tender. You may need to take pain medications for several days. You will have to wear bandages over your scalp for at least a day or two.We will also prescribe an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory drug for you to take for several days. Most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the procedure
Within 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within 10 months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.
* Results of the treatments I perform do vary from person to person. I do NOT guarantee results or that results may be achievable for everyone. I will discuss your expectations, outcomes and risks (if any) during your consultation. Please refer to my Full Disclaimer for more information.
Make an Appointment
If you are interested in undergoing FUE then please call the rooms now on 011 615 1257 and make an appointment. The staff will fit you in at your soonest convenience.
78 Van Der Linde Road,
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