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Scar-free Hair Transplant

A successful hair transplant improves significantly an individual’s aesthetic image and confidence. However, which are the criteria for choosing the right hair transplantation technique?

Leaving all personal reasons aside, there are certain important factors to consider. One of these is the scarring in the scalp which is probably the most definitive factor for not proceeding with a hair transplant.

Does hair transplant leave scars?

This is the most common question for those who consider to undergo a hair transplant. The goal of an expert surgeon is to perform a procedure which will give natural density and a new hair style to the patient.. This however, depends on the hair transplant method the patient will choose, a decision that should be made after they have been fully informed about all available hair transplant techniques.

There are 2 basic worldwide-known Hair Transplant techniques: Follicle Unit Extraction Technique –(FUE) & the Follicular Unit  Transplantation (FUT or strip method)..

What is the difference between FUE & FUT?

FUT requires the removal of a strip of skin with hair follicles from the donor area which is the back side of the scalp. Hair follicles are harvested from the strip by a team of technicians and transferred to the recipient area. With the FUE method, follicular units are extracted one by one from the donor area and then are transferred to the thinning areas.

A permanent, obvious and unsightly linear scar that may be painful is left in the area where the strip of the skin has been removed when FUT method is performed.

FUE Hair Transplant a Scar-Free method

At IQ-Intensive Quality Hair Clinic we only provide the revolutionary FUE Hair Transplant technique. The procedure begins with the preparation of the donor area. Hair in the donor area must be shaved for the special surgical tools used to extract the hair follicles Our expert surgeon is able to clearly see the actual hair follicles’ exit angle and be able to remove them without injuring them.

Hair follicles are carefully removed from the donor area and with the help of a microscopic examination are accordingly selected for the hair transplant.

Next, using a special microsurgical needle the follicular units are placed into the recipient area at a specific angle and direction and blended in with the original hair.The procedure is minimally invasive as local anesthesia is required.

The duration of the procedure depends on the total number of the hair follicles transplanted, however the procedure is completed in just one session. As soon as the hair transplant is completed, the surgeon carefully examines the whole area and gives post-operative instructions to the patient.

FUE Hair Transplant Advantages

Scar-free. The key advantage of FUE Technique at IQ-Intensive Quality Hair Clinic.

  • Contrary to FUT, where a stitched permanent scar is created, recovery time in FUE is much short while abstaining from daily activities is not required.
  • In our clinic, before the procedure the number, the density, the quality and current condition of the hair follicles in the donor and recipient area are recorded and evaluated through a trichoscopy exam. This allows estimating total donor supply and number of hair required for the hair transplant.
  • FUE Hair transplant comes with the “Number of Regrowing Follicles Guarantee”. We guarantee to replace any non-growing hair transplant follicular units at no extra cost. We perform the Trichoscopy (before & after the procedure) to count the exact number of the transplanted follicular units. In case some follicular units will not regrow (excluding a small, normal and acceptable deviation of 5%), a complimentary IQ FUE hair transplant will be performed.
  • IQ/e-health ebook, which is complimentary from IQ-Intensive Quality Hair Clinic the health of the hair after the hair transplant is monitored on a long-term basis.

FUE Hair Transplant repair

FUE Hair Transplant procedure allows us to implant hair follicles on scaring areas, however, the skin in the areas is different from the normal skin from the rest of the scalp and sometimes the growth may be lower due to less blood supply.  However we have seen that transplanting in scars can be very successful and can help camouflaging and improving the appearance of scars due to FUT.

Most probably, you may have lots of questions regarding FUE Hair Transplant, the recovery time and its results. Here, at IQ-Intensive Quality Hair Clinic we are at your disposal to provide you with all the necessary information on the latest, painless, scar free hair transplant methods with guaranteed natural results.