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FUE VS FUT  

KNOWING MORE ABOUT HAIR TRANSPLANT

restore your crowning glory.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the methods of Hair Transplantation available?
There are 2 main methods of hair transplantation available:

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a technique where linear strips of hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp and then placed in circular incisions at the front. These strips will leave small linear scars that can be visible if you wear your hair short.  

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a minimally invasive hair restoration technique and has gained popularity over FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) over the years. Using a specialised punch to make small circular incisions to extract *follicular unit grafts individually does minimal trauma to the *donor area.  With no stitches or linear scars formed at the donor area, the healing process takes only a few days.

* Follicular unit grafts: a bunch of a small number of hair follicles 

* Donor area: genetically stronger areas of the scalp where follicular unit grafts will be extracted for a hair transplant procedure 

 

Why choose FUE over FUT?
The advantages of FUE compared to FUT –

  • NO Scalpels, NO Staples, NO Sutures.
  • NO Linear Scars in the back of the head or temples.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Natural looking hairlines.
  • Dense packing.
  • Flexibility in hairstyles.
  • Obtaining more grafts in a single session.
  • Faster Healing process
What is the process of FUE like?

Hair Loss Consultation

Prior to a consultation with one of our qualified physicians, patients will have to fill up a medical history form that will help the attending physician to understand & find out the root cause of the patient’s hair loss issue.

Moving forward, the patient’s desired results will be discussed with the physician. A customized treatment plan for the patient will be proposed.

Preparation 

Patients will be advised 1 week & 1 day before by the hair transplant team on how to prepare yourself & your body for the procedure day. On the actual procedure day, patients will meet with the physician to do the final confirmation which includes the drawing of the hairline & areas to be restored (also known as the “recipient” areas).

The donor area will be shaved to number 0.5 by one of the hair technicians. Patients will also be served pre-operative medications (such as anti-inflammatory medications & antibiotics) by the team’s nurse. 

Local Anesthesia and Extraction of hair follicles

The next step in the hair transplant procedure is the extraction of the donor’s hair. This is a key step that distinguishes the revolutionary Follicular unit hair transplant procedure from the out-dated FUSS hair transplant.

Preparation the Recipient Site

After all the grafts have been harvested from the donor area, preparation of the recipient sites – that is, the areas that will be receiving the new hair. The physician prepares each graft site by making tiny incisions where the follicular units will be inserted with a follicular unit hair transplant.

We take great pride in ensuring each donor follicle is perfectly placed, bringing together a complete unit of natural flowing hair. The strategic positioning of hair to match each patient’s individual, the natural growth pattern is a key factor in achieving a truly undetectable result of FUE hair transplant.

Placement of the Grafts

Once the recipient sites are complete, it’s time to place the grafts. Under the direct supervision of the physician, the hair technicians begin placing each graft, one by one, into the donor sites.

 

How many grafts are needed?
It varies depending on each patient’s needs, the area to be transplanted and the expected hair density. Typically it can be anything from 500 to 3000 grafts and some patients may require more than a single session.
Are the results immediate?
The implanted hairs will usually shed between 1 and 3 months. From the 4th month onwards, new hair will begin to grow at a rate of about 1cm per month and as the hair begins to grow and thicken, the full results can finally be seen 1 year after the transplant.
How long will the FUE procedure take?
Depending on the number of grafts, a typical procedure will take between 6 – 9 hours with a lunch break in-between. There should not be anything else scheduled on the day as the patient would require rest after the transplant.
What is the downtime for a FUE transplant?
Patients typically need between 2 – 3 days to recover and normal activities can resume after 10 days. For contact sports, it is advisable to only resume from 3 – 4 weeks after the transplant. Our clinic will be there to support patients every step of the way with extensive post-treatment care.
Where else can hair be transplanted on (besides on the head)?
For customers who are facially-challenged, hair can be transplanted onto beards, sideburns, and eyebrows.
Who is suitable for Hair Transplant?
FUE Hair Transplant is suitable for both male and female patients who are suffering from moderate to severe hair loss and who are looking for a more permanent solution to regain their crowning glory. It is best to consult with our doctors to evaluate the suitability of the procedure.
Goken Aesthetics offers Executive Non-Shave Option for Hair Transplant patients.

Many patients want to restore their hair but do not want to incur the inconvenience of shaving their heads to do it. If you’re looking to keep your hair restoration under wraps, offers a way to restore hair while evading having a shaved head, allowing patients to conceal that hair restoration was done.

With Goken’s Executive Non-Shaving Hair Restoration option, the hair on the top is left at normal length, and only very small sections are clipped in the donor region, which is then concealed by the patient’s existing hair keeping the procedure concealed and hidden.

Goken’s Executive Non-Shaving Procedure is a perfect solution for those in representative occupations who cannot shave their head due to the nature of their job. It is also a great option for patients who want to keep their procedure concealed, private and unnoticed as it allows patients to keep their original hair in the same style and length, during and after the procedure.

 

What are the typical costs for a Hair Transplant?

Are there any other treatments available besides Hair Transplants?

Goken Aesthetics offers other treatments for balding, hair thinning, crown coverage, lower hairline, mid-scalp coverage and restores hairline. Arrange for a free obligation with our physicians.

 

Why choose Goken Aesthetics Practice for your Hair Transplant Procedure?

Goken Aesthetics Practice has developed the Goken Hair Procedure (GHP) – An exclusive combination treatment plan for our Hair Restoration clients. 

It consists of : 

  • The minimally invasive FUE hair restoration procedure 
  • Stem Cell Therapy (to strengthen the transplanted grafts/hairs/follicular units)
  • The use & prescription of specialized Trichology hair products for post-procedure care
  • Laser light rejuvenation therapy from two months post-procedure to strengthen follicles and encourage blood circulation

With the combination of these treatments and gauging from past procedures, our clients are able to obtain results and avoid baldness. Goken Aesthetics pride ourselves on providing our clients with natural results and excellent hairline coverage for affordable costs.

What happens next?

  1. Schedule for a free consultation
  2. Meet & consult our team of doctors/hair technicians
  3. Receive a customized treatment plan 
  4. Receive dedicated post-treatment care

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