FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a newer type of hair transplant method done by taking individual hair follicles from donor site of your hairs-an area of denser hair growth typically located on back or side of the head- and moving them to thinning or balding area.

FUE hair restoration gives patients permanent, natural-looking results.

GOOD CANDIDATES FOR FUE

FUE hair transplants typically offer the best results if you:

  • Wish to keep your hair very short. An FUE hair transplant does not leave a linear scar.
  • Healed poorly after previous procedures and wish to hide scars or achieve better results.
  • Have a very tight scalp, which may make you a good candidate for FUT.

ONE WEEK BEFORE FUE

  • Stop using Minoxidil/Rogaine 14 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory or aspiring type analgesics
  • Do not consume any alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid taking vitamins B and E

DAY OF FUE

  • Wash your hair with a soft shampoo
  • Do not use hair care products
  • Enjoy a nutritious morning breakfast
  • Do not consume coffee or any beverages containing caffeine
  • Wear comfortable clothes, as you will be in a lying position during the majority of the day

FUE PROCEDURE

During the follicular unit extraction procedure, each follicular unit is removed from the donor area through a small round punch excision of 1mm or less in size. Grafts are then placed into the bald or thinning area.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

Follicular unit extraction is performed under a local anesthetic and does not require a hospital stay. Your hair transplant surgeon will specify after-care instructions, including what medications to use, antibiotics to take and restrictions on diet and physical activity during recovery.

Recovery time is minimal and many patients can return to their work within 2-3 days of treatment.