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Hair Transplant Surgery Guide: FUE and FUT

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Information FUT FUE
Type of extraction A small strip of hair is extracted. No trimming of the donor hair region. Hair at the donor site is trimmed to approximately 1mm and individual hair follicles are finely and carefully extracted directly from the hair extraction zone with a special instrument.
How long does the extraction last? Around 30 – 45 minutes. Several hours.
What level of hair density is possible? A high level of density is possible because the extracted follicles are of high enough quality to ensure a high growth rate. A high level of density is possible because the extracted follicles are of high enough quality to ensure a high growth rate.
How does the preparation work? The groupings of hair follicles are individually extracted from the hair strip and prepared and organized with the use of specially designed microscopes. Each individual hair follicle removed by Dr. Yazdan’s advanced specialty instrument is examined and prepared under a high-resolution microscope. Depending on the scope of the procedure, this process can take several hours.
When will you be ready to go out into the world again? After a few days. Since the hair doesn’t need to be shaved down, the treatment is barely noticeable after around 3 days. After a few days. By that point the trimmed hair on the back of your head will have grown back.
When will you be able to partake in sport again? Approximately 3 weeks after a treatment. Approximately 2 weeks after a treatment.
How long does a procedure with approximately 2,000 FUs last? Approximately 4 – 5 hours Around 6 – 8 hours, although in larger procedures the time-intensive procedure can take more than one day. Viz. more than one session.
Do you need to shave the back of your head? No Yes
What scars will be present in the donor-hair area? One long and thin scar that is cosmetically sutured and usually not visible over time. Thousands of extremely fine, round scars that close after a brief period of time. Barely visible, if at all.
How long does it take for the donor-hair area to heal? How? The suture is removed after a week or so. It heals on its own after a few days. Small raised red bumps will disappear on their own after 1 – 2 weeks.

Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.

How soon after a hair transplant can you wear a hat?

For many individuals who decide on hair transplant surgery, their least favorite part about the process is the appearance of their hair immediately following surgery. For the first couple of weeks post-op, there may be redness, swelling, and scabs in the recipient and donor areas of the scalp. Some describe the process as having your hair look worse for a small amount of time to look better for the long-term.
It is many individuals’ inclination to cover and hide their hair during this initial post-op period. Many patients desire to wear a hat or hood to shield the appearance of their hair.
Unfortunately, this is not a recommended option for patients so soon after surgery. You may be wondering why not? What harm could a hat cause?
Well, while hats are a great tool to conceal the hair, they happen to rest on the head where thousands of grafts have just been carefully excised and transplanted. Particularly, the band of the hat often sits right on the donor and recipient areas. This is harmful to the grafts, as they are extremely fragile and sensitive during this initial period. Any unintended rubbing or pressure could cause them to fall out, risking all the hours of hard work you and your doctor put in to give you a nice, full head of hair.
We typically suggest patients avoid hats for the first week post-op. While we realize this may be inconvenient appearance wise, it is the best way to ensure the results of your hair transplant surgery.
For whatever the reason, if you wish to have a discreet hair transplant surgery, not allowing people to see or know you had a recent hair transplant, we suggest scheduling your surgery during a slow period where you will be able to take off a few days to yourself.
Here at Modena, we offer flexible scheduling so you can plan your surgery around your busy work and life schedule. If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, give us a call.

Nizoral (Ketoconazole) shampoo – can it help your hair loss?

Nizoral (also known as Ketoconazole) is a shampoo used to treat hair loss and other scalp conditions such as dandruff and dermatitis. The shampoo works by reducing inflammation around the follicles.
Ketoconazole is actually an antifungal drug. So why does it help with hair loss? Ketoconazole competes with DHT to bind to hair follicles (for more on how DHT relates to hair loss, click here). The less DHT on your hair follicles, the less hair follicles are being inhibited to grow.
In addition to aiding in hair loss, Nizoral shampoo also helps treat dandruff. The anti-fungal properties inhibit the fungi from producing the necessary nutrients to keep it alive. The less surviving fungi, the less dandruff.
Nizoral shampoo has no known side effects. It should be noted that while the shampoo has shown benefits to hair loss, the oral version of the medication has not.
Dr. Yazdan recommends using a shampoo that has at least 1% Ketoconazole in it. Studies have shown that 1-2% has been successful at treating hair loss caused by inflammation of hair follicles.
Here at Modena, we specialize in the medical management of hair loss. Not everyone is ready for a hair transplant surgery, and we understand that. In addition to offering alternative methods to restoring hair such as PRP therapy and laser therapy, we also offer and prescribe medications for those patients who are candidates.
If you are interested in learning more about Nizoral as hair loss treatment option, give us a call for a medical management hair loss consultation.