I am seriously thinking of having a FUE procedure during the next 2-4 months. I’ll appreciate if you can please help me with the following info.
1. How do i know if i am a suitable candidate for FUE?
2. How long do i have to wait after the test to have the procedure?
3. how long do i have to wait after the surgery, before i can go about my business?
4. I see that you have a special offer going on now, what is the final per graft price after taking into account the travel reinbursement and your offfer?
There are many things to consider before deciding on any hair restoration procedure. I’ll answer your questions on FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) first…
- At NHI we use the FOX™ test to determine if you are a candidate for FUE. The FOX test lets us know how easily viable grafts can be extracted. If there is a high percentage of viable grafts, you would be ‘FOX positive’.
- The FOX test can be performed any time before surgery. There is no waiting period once you have had the test.
- Patients have different tolerances for surgery. Many patients go back to work the next day, others wait a day or two. As long as you follow the post operative instructions, you can resume your daily routine as soon as you are ready.
- The 2005 summer special fee applies only to traditional strip surgery. Travel expense reimbursement is up to 5% of the cost of the surgery.
Some of the other considerations to keep in mind are FUE is a good choice for patients who:
- Need a small amount of grafts
- Do not have an advanced balding pattern
- Those who want to wear their hair very short
- Those who have a very low donor supply, a scarred donor area, or very tight scalps
- Patients who tend to heal with wide scars
- Athletes who must resume full activity soon after the procedure
BUT, most importantly, continue to research, make sure all of your questions get answered, insist on seeing patient results in person, and make sure that you choose a doctor who has your best interests in mind.