Men are more prone to Androgenic Alopecia, the most common form of hair loss. Statistics show that the margin between affected men to women in the United States is about 20 million, with male pattern baldness affecting white males more than men of other races. Hence, the reason hair loss in men is so common.
Although baldness is common in men, knowing that doesn’t make the experience any more pleasant. Hair loss can be humbling, taking a toll on your emotions. Some men may begin to feel less confident in themselves and their looks, while some may lapse into depression.
Hence, the hair restoration industry has enjoyed mainstream attention from both men and women alike, with the statistics of hair restoration procedures increasing in recent years. Like women, men have started looking into hair transplant options to control or stop hair loss.
Why male hair transplants have become so common
Several factors cause hair loss, however, it is mainly attributed to aging. Hence, young and middle-aged men may view hair loss or hair thinning as them losing their young, youthful, and vibrant selves and may feel pressured to look for a quick and permanent fix to their condition.
With male pattern baldness affecting men of all ages, and techniques continuing to evolve and improve, it’s understandable that the number of people seeking hair transplants will increase. Since thinning hair in men has been found to negatively impact their physical, emotional, professional, and social lives, more men are likely to go for natural-looking, lasting options, and that includes FUE hair transplants.
What’s an FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE stands for follicular unit extraction, and it is a technique used in hair transplant where under high magnification a specially designed punch is used to take individual hair follicles from a donor area of your skin and implant where you’re experiencing hair loss. This makes the hair in such areas fuller and thicker.
The FUE technique avoids the need for a linear donor site scar as seen with FUT/strip hair harvesting, and has a quick typically painless recovery.
Why an FUE hair transplant?
With an FUE hair transplant, a 100% natural look is guaranteed if performed properly, with no risk of a large scar.
Since FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure, there is a lesser risk of complications that come with cutting and stitching, which is typical of FUT surgeries. Also, there is a reduced risk of damage to nerves and blood vessels.
FUE typically takes 5 to 8 hours to perform. There is little downtime with an FUE hair transplant. In other words, you can resume work almost immediately and full exercise in 6 days. An FUE hair transplant doesn’t interfere with or interrupt your daily activities. And if done by the no-shave approach, most patients are fully presentable the very next day.
Who Can Get A FUE Hair Transplant?
Hair transplants for men boost the appearance, confidence, and maybe even the social standing of men. Hence, any man who feels the need to have fuller, thicker hair or hairline can get an FUE hair transplant.
However, the best candidate for an FUE hair transplant is someone affected by thinning hair or hair loss who still has enough healthy and thick hair at donor sites to be extracted and moved to areas of balding or thinning hair.
To be a good candidate for hair transplantation, you must:
- Be in good general health and must be free from conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, active autoimmune disease, and blood clotting disorders, amongst others.
- Be older than 25 years. Some facilities prefer men who are aged 30 and older.
- Have at least reasonable donor hair density
- Have hair loss along the hairline
- Have hair loss that isn’t caused by medication (chemotherapy) or stress
Usually, your eligibility will be ascertained during your consultation. You may have to undergo tests and exams, including scalp exams, blood tests, and biopsies. The results of these tests and exams will help inform your expectations from the procedure.
How much does it cost for an FUE hair transplant?
The cost of an FUE hair transplant varies depending on a number of factors, especially the extent of hair loss and the quality of service rendered.
We advise you to book a consultation with us to get the accurate cost for your procedure. During the consultation, our specialist will discuss your health status, your expectations, and what the procedure will entail with you.
Begin your hair restoration journey with us today
You are just a click away from starting your hair restoration journey. Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is ready to provide you with the hair of your dreams. As a world-renowned hair transplant surgeon in Miami, FL, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein specializes in hair restoration procedures, and he is considered one of the leading surgeons in this field.
If you’re ready to start your FUE hair transplant experience, book a consultation with us today and be on your way to a life full of youthful energy and confidence.