Is FUE One Touch a safe procedure?
Yes Fue One Touch is a perfectly safe procedure. Firstly, at Starks, this procedure is performed only by specialized, experienced doctors that have undergone intensive training. Moreover, the technique is performed with single use instruments, in a sterile environment that guarantees the safety of our patients. In contrast with the FUT technique which causes not only intensive scarring of the donor area, but also entails a high risk of infection, the FUE One Touch is minimally invasive and therefore it is completely scar-free and has virtually no risk of infection.
Is it painful?
No, FUE One Touch is not a painful procedure. You might feel a slight discomfort during the first pinch of anesthesia but that is all. Also, since there is no scarring (in contrast with FUT), the post session recovery is fast and patients might only feel a slight headache for a couple of hours after the procedure. Your scalp can also feel a little bit tight for a couple of days following the procedure, but not painful.
How long does it last?
Depending on the amount of follicles to be implanted, you can expect a hair transplant session to last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours. At Starks, we ensure that we provide a great experience during those hours. Our medical team will take make your comfort a priority during the procedure. You could, for instance, enjoy a nice lunch, a movie on Netflix or even play your favorite games!
Will I have any scars?
The FUE One Touch technique is minimally invasive and practically scar free. The extraction and the implantation are conducted with special instruments with a diameter of less than 1.00mm, therefore after a few days you wont even be able see any signs of the transplant.
How much time is needed off work?
If you work an office type job, you can go back to work the next day if you want! For any type of physical labor or physically demanding job, you should wait 1 week before returning to work. Do keep in mind that for the 48 hours following the transplant we recommend that you spray the implanted follicles with natural saline every 30 minutes!
When will I start seeing the results?
The results start to show the 3rd month after the session. Normally about 70% of the growth is achieved after the first 6 months and the overall result is attained at about 12 months. But this may vary slightly from patient to patient.
Do I have to shave my hair?
Depending on your case, we offer different options at Starks. You can go for a total shave, a marine shave which means we only trim the donor area, or even a line shave if you keep your hair longer. In some cases, even completely unshaven sessions can be performed by our team of specialists. However, keep in mind that for unshaven sessions more time is needed to achieve the optimum grafts number, though the results will not be affected.
After the transplant, will I keep losing hair? Will I need another transplant in the future?
Unfortunately hairloss and androgenetic alopecia are ongoing problems. Therefore, depending on the Norwood classification of your alopecia, your age, and your family history, a different conservative plan might be needed to prolong the life of your existing hair. But do keep in mind that the transplanted hair doesn’t fall out, it grows normally and lasts for a lifetime.
Are the results going to look natural?
Absolutely. The FUE One Touch technique guarantees natural results. This is because our medical experts will create a detailed implantation plan based on the individual needs of each patient, and the hairs are implanted with special devices called implanters. With these, we can completely control the depth, the angle, and the direction of the hairs in order to achieve a perfectly natural result.
How much does it cost?
The price of a hair transplant procedure is subject of certain factors. The number of grafts, the hours needed for the transplant, and the type of shave you have chosen. At Starks our aim is to offer high end medical services at affordable prices, thus we have specific payment plans so that you will never have to sacrifice quality because of a price tag.
How long before I can wear a hat?
You should not wear any type of hat for 7 days after the operation. After 1 week, you can start wearing baseball caps again, and must wait 1 month to wear helmets or any other type of hat.
When can I start working out again?
You should not work out or play any type of sports for 1 week following the procedure. From 8-15 days following the procedure, you can gently start again. After this period, you can go back to your full workout regimen.