FUE hair transplant Side effects and Risks
FUE transplant is considered the finest method of hair transplant these days. Apart from all advantages, certain risks are involved if a patient is going for FUE transplant. It is good to read and understand about these risks before making decision about surgery. FUE hair transplants are one of the methods of hair transplant surgery. FUE transplant, hair follicles are extracted from the donor area of the scalp one at time. A punch like instrument is used to create incision around each follicle. This helps in separating follicles from the neighboring tissue. Surgeon pulls out follicle with help of tiny forceps. Recipient sites are made on the recipient area of the scalp. The extracted follicles are transplanted into these sites. FUE is used and preferred by the patients because less pain, bleeding and scarring is involved in this surgery. But after all like all other surgeries, FUE hair transplant risks are also there.
It is untrue that there is no donor scarring after the FUE surgery. Risk of scarring is also in this method of transplant like in FUT. But this scarring is minimum as compared to traditional strip surgical method. FUE method leaves a tiny scar on those areas from where follicles have been removed. Thousands of tiny scars having white color remain on the scalp for the lifetime. These tiny scars seem like tiny dots and pigmented freckles. They are not visible in most of the cases, but they are visible upon the close inspection. Patients have less hair density have more chances of revealing the scars after the FUE surgery. These scars can be concealed easily than the linear scar after the FUT transplant.
Another risk involved in FUE transplant is that hair grafts are obtained from different areas of the scalp. It is proven by medical experts that hairs extracted from mid of the scalp have more permanency and long life. Mid part of the scalp is also considered the permanent hair zone of the scalp. In FUE, follicles may be harvested from the temples, upper and even from the body. With passage of time hair transplanted from these areas can be lost. Capping of grafts can be occurred in FUE transplant, where upper portion of the follicle pulls off while harvesting. Risk of buried grafts is also in FUE where follicle is pushed into some fat during the extraction. It needs to be placed under the microscope for incision.
One of FUE hair transplants risk is that there is a great chance of follicular transection that is the damage to the grafts during harvesting of follicles. Protective dermis layer is not present in the extracted follicle. These follicles can be easily damaged during the procedure. The number of grafts obtained during FUE is usually less than FUT. These grafts have a low quality and they may not grow healthy hairs after the surgery. Distortion of the scalp during initial treatments of FUE makes it difficult to extract follicles in subsequent sessions. There is more risk of graft failure after FUE transplant tan FUT.Robotic devices especially designed for the FUE transplant minimize the risks involved during and after the transplant surgery. Devices like ARTAS and noegrafts help in accurate harvesting of follicles without causing any damage to them.