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As the most advanced technique for hair transplantation, FUE uses advanced micro-punch to harvest grafts with a small incision around the follicle that is lifted from the scalp with forceps.
After extraction, your doctor makes micro-incisions to the recipient area for the grafts to be perfectly placed, one-by-one by hand, for the most natural results. You’ll get a natural hairline with density where you want it most with this technique.
The patient experience
Most patients report little to no discomfort with the FUE procedure. Patients are very comfortable during the procedure and generally spend the day working on their laptops, watching movies, or even napping.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair-transplant surgery is a technique that is capable of providing natural-looking and permanent results. This minimally invasive hair-restoration procedure requires no scalpels and no sutures, and it does not leave a linear scar on the scalp. This allows it to offer improved aesthetic results.
At St. Louis Hair Restoration, we understand how big of a positive impact great hair-restoration results can have on a person’s self-esteem.
Understanding FUE Hair Transplantation
The hairs on the scalp naturally grow in small clusters. These groups of hairs are referred to as follicular units and typically contain anywhere between one and four hairs.
Follicular unit extraction is an approach to hair transplantation that involves harvesting multiple follicular units from areas of the scalp that have an abundance of hairs. These fully intact follicular units are transplanted to an area of the scalp where thinning or balding has occurred.
How FUE Hair Transplant Surgery Is Performed
FUE is performed under local anesthesia. The donor site where the follicular units are harvested will likely be near the back of the scalp. Instead of taking a long strip of tissue containing multiple follicular units, a special micro-punch tool is used to remove individual follicular units directly from the scalp.
The ability to harvest individual grafts for transplantation allows the surgeon the opportunity to choose the best possible grafts that are most likely to survive, which will in turn provide better results. The harvested follicular units are then carefully and precisely placed on the scalp to ensure a natural appearance.
“Gregg gave me information that I would have never would have found on my own. He helped me learn the details of hair transplantation so that I could make the best decision for myself.”
– Tim B.
FUE Hair-Transplant-Surgery Recovery
The minimally invasive approach used to accomplish FUE hair transplantation means that the recovery period is noticeable shorter compared to older methods of transplantation. Most patients are able to return to work a day or two following their procedure.
New hair growth begins in about two to three months. The hair will continue to thicken over the coming months, with a noticeable difference after six months or so. Final results are typically seen between 12 to 15 months.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact St. Louis Hair Restoration today to schedule a consultation regarding follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair-transplant surgery.