What is FUE Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation has greatly evolved since the early days with the help of follicular unit extraction (FUE) treatment in Sacramento. Donor hair is now extracted one follicle at a time rather than the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) method of removing a “strip” of the scalp.
With FUE, 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.
How Dr. Prasad Does It Differently
Hair transplant techniques like FUE require advanced training and an extremely precise approach to ensure accurate results. For these reasons, patients choose hair restoration specialist Dr. Prasad. She has over 15 years of experience in medical aesthetics and has consistently been at the forefront of the latest advances in cosmetic medicine.
During your private consultation, Dr. Prasad will examine your scalp to confirm if FUE is the best path forward to address your hair loss. She will also carefully study your medical history and ask about your goals for the procedure. Please feel free to pose any questions you may have as well!
How to Prepare for an FUE Session
If you are approved for FUE hair restoration, you’ll be given important preparation instructions to make sure you and your scalp are ready for your appointment. These will likely include the following:
- Stop taking blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications 10 days prior.
- Don’t get a haircut before your appointment.
- Shampoo and conditioner are acceptable before and even the morning of your session, helping the scalp stay clean and sanitary. However, please do not use any sprays or gels for at least three days before your treatment.
- Abstain from alcoholic beverages starting three days in advance.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The FUE hair transfer method is considered to be a 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.
Using microscopes, the follicles are prepared and counted by a number 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!
How Much Does FUE Cost?
The cost of the treatment is discussed at your consultation by Dr Prasad and her staff. The price is dependent on the area where you want coverage and the number of grafts needed to cover that area.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Nalini Prasad is a hair restoration specialist in Sacramento, CA who is dedicated to solving your hair loss needs medically and surgically and restore the confidence that comes along with it. If you’re interested in learning more about FUE hair transplantation, contact us online, or call 855-722-4247 (855-SAC-HAIR), for your personal consultation.