The pandemic of COVID 19 has changed the world as we know it. Social distancing has become the norm and we are all stuck in our homes. The pandemic has added to the anxieties of the people, which has led to an immense amount of stress. Stress is one of the leading factors of hair loss. If you feel you have been undergoing a substantial amount of hair loss and have been looking into the various options which are available for Hair Transplants Toronto, then Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the most popular choices. With the advancement in technology, the hair transplant technology has moved from the Strip method to FUE. Here is all that you need to know about FUE and whether you are the perfect candidate for it or not.

What is FUE?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is one of the best hair transplant options that are available. In FUE hair follicles are extracted from the dense areas of your scalp like the back of your head. Then these donor grafts are placed strategically to make your head look fuller with hair. The technology which is used is so precise that the incisions are almost invisible.

When should you opt for this procedure?

 If you are planning to undergo an FUE procedure, then there is a certain criterion that you need to meet with regard to hair fall. According to you if you fulfil any of the following criteria, then you should consider booking your appointment with a hair transplant surgeon:

  • There is balding at the crown of your head or around the hairline
  • You are a female who is experiencing hair loss as a part of your hair.
  • Have a receding hairline.
  • You start to notice bald patches

What happens during a consultation?

Once you’ve made up your mind to undergo a hair transplant, the next and the most obvious step is to book an appointment with the surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will carry out a thorough scalp examination. This examination will help to determine whether there is actual hair loss and if there is, then what is the underlying cause of it. Hair fall happens due to various reasons, it could be a genetic predisposition due to androgenic alopecia or your hair could be falling out due to other reasons like stress, surgery, auto-immune disease etc. The surgeon will gather information about your scalp, strand structure, hair density and count of hair.

The doctor will also perform a hair pull test to check how strong your scalp really is. In this test, a bundle of hair is pulled upwards and the number of strands which fall out is counted. To check whether the hair fall is due to malnutrition or any other condition, various tests are done. If hair restoration can be done with the help of medicines, then the doctor will prescribe so. In very few cases there might be scalp infections or irritation which might cause hair loss.

Paul Petersen