Hair transplantation has greatly evolved since the early days. Donor hair is now extracted one follicle at a time rather than removing a “strip” of scalp. This newer method is known as follicular unit extraction, or “FUE.” With this method, patients do not have a linear scar that needs to be covered up with longer hair. No one will know that you have had hair transplant surgery.
The FUE hair transfer method is considered to be minimally invasive surgery. Usually a less than one mm punch is used to “core” out the grafts, much like in lawn aeration.
The core is gently lifted out of the scalp and kept in a specialized solution until it is transplanted. This leaves a less than one mm diameter incision site, which scabs up and heals well. Not all of the hair is extracted and as the surrounding hair grows out, the scabs are well camouflaged. In the long run, this procedure makes it easier to wear your hair short because there is no linear scar that has to be hidden.*
Once removed, the follicles are prepared and organized by numbers of grafts by the technicians, and made ready for implantation. Only the number of follicles that has been agreed to at the consultation are removed.
Following the extraction, Dr. Prasad and her team carefully implant the hair follicles into the area of thinning (where the transplant is to be done). This is an area that is determined at the consultation and then reviewed at the pre-op appointment and once again prior to the surgery.
Written on June 1, 2020
The primary concern that prompted me to call Dr. Prasad was I had serious recession of my hairline – large “cul de sacs” as I called them, on the side and very thin receding hair along my forehead. My results are excellent! My cul de sacs are gone, I have a more normal looking hair line all across my forehead with sufficient thickness. I feel much more confident about how I look. What was standing in the way of me having a hair transplant in the first place was that I didn’t know such a procedure existed for women and I didn’t know where to get information. I had only seen photos of men who had cuts made in the back of their scalps. So glad I found Dr. Prasad and the FUE procedure. What I appreciated most about my overall experience was that I was treated so kindly by everyone in the office. Dr. Prasad really seems to know what she is doing. I would recommend the FUE procedure because it’s a great procedure with no scar left at the back of my head. Dr. Prasad and her team have been fabulous and very caring through the entire process. Thank you all so much!*
Benefits of the FUE Hair Transplantation and Restoration Procedure:
- No scalpel incision
- No sutures
- No staples
- No linear scar*
- Decreased risk of complications*
- Less discomfort*
- Faster recovery*
- Fewer limitations to your daily life*
- More natural-looking results!
*Individual results may vary.