Hair transplants have progressed a lot over the years. We have gone from being very limited in what we were able to do for patients, doing sometimes painful surgery which would leave ugly scars and unnatural results to virtually undetectable, very natural looking results with short recovery times.
With the trend of the “mega session”, we’ve started seeing thousands of grafts being transplanted in a single session. 4000, 5000, 6000 (!) grafts being transplanted in a single day of surgery. That’s quite a feat! This means, in theory, that patients are able to restore their hair quicker and by spending less calendar time. But one question comes to mind when so many grafts are transplanted in a single session: how do the results compare?
If you’ve recently been thinking and/or researching about hair restoration, alopecia and it’s related subjects, or simply become curious about hair transplant surgery, there’s an acronym you’ve probably seen a lot. It stands for something that used to be regarded as a novelty, an experiment with no practical use as it looked way too hard to perform and time consuming. It has quickly evolved and developed over time to become one of the biggest revolutions seen in this field, ever. That acronym is FUE.