ABOUT FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
A receding hairline can age a person’s face while some may feel it can get them feeling ‘down’.
While there are medications and non-surgical therapy available to stop further hair loss, it does not restore what was lost.
A hair transplant will be able to restore the areas of lost hair and is a longer-lasting solution to the problem of hair loss.
KEY ADVANTAGES OF DR TAM’S FUE HAIR TRANSPLANTS
NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS THROUGH NATURAL DIRECTION
Which direction is your hair pointing towards? Forward, to the left, or is there a slight change of direction on the right?
Dr Tam follows your natural hair direction as much as possible; because he knows that it’s only by following your biological direction that the most naturally looking hairline can be achieved – regardless of the direction of the wind.
Prior to your procedure, you will have the opportunity to discuss circumstances in which a cow-lick or rapid change of direction is undesirable, or counter productive to your hair’s coverage.
HIGHER DENSITY WITH CUSTOMISED RECIPIENT SITES
When it comes to creating recipient sites for your grafts, one can use geneeric surgical tools, but since it is essential to match the size of the site as close as possible – both to the size of your grafts and even to the depth of the grafts – only a custom made incision tool can satisfy such necessity.
To ensure the closest match, an optimal one, Dr Tam hand-cuts each and every single one of the blades he uses, himself.
Not only will the site created by these custom blades fit your grafts perfectly, it also means that more incisions can be made in a given area without additional injury, enabling a higher density. In short, the final result is a denser hairline to look at in the mirror.
MINIMAL SIGNS OF THE FUE PROCEDURE
One of the keys to minimizing visible signs of the FUE procedure in the donor area, lies in the minute size of the surgical punch used, combined with an appropriate spacing between follicles.
The results are clear: minimal signs of scarring at the donor sites, allowing you the freedom to adopt various hairstyles, be it long or short.
Donor area healing is subject to individual healing characteristics. You may still see signs of FUE if you shave your hair off completely.
STEPS OF THE PROCEDURE
STEP 1-ARRIVAL & DISCUSSION
STEP 2-Hair cut and Anaesthesia
You may feel slight discomfort, but once the anaesthesia starts working, you won’t feel any pain from the procedure.
STEP 4-Recipient Sites
This phase is performed by the technician team under the instruction of Dr Tam. You will most likely be seated or lying at an angle.The placing usually takes approximately 1-2 hours. Once the placing is completed and Dr Tam does the required final checks, your procedure will be officially concluded and the team will go though the post-operative instructions with you before you are discharged.
You will be physically able to go about your normal daily routines, although Dr Tam likes to recommend that you wait one to two weeks before going to the gym, and about four weeks to lift heavy weights.