Follicular Unit Extraction is Changing the Hair Transplant Arena

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Follicular Unit Extraction or widely known as FUE, has quickly become one of the most sought after hair restoration surgeries within the last decade. It offers patients that suffer from hair loss and thinning hair an effective method to help restore natural looking hair,  with almost no downtime and minimal scarring. We are excited to offer this service at RJ Clinical Institute, most especially for patients who are currently not good candidates for our PRP Hair Regenerative Therapy. 

What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

FUE extracts individual follicular units from the scalp. Hair naturally grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs, FUE extracts these units from the ‘donor site’ and carefully transplants them to the ‘recipient site.’ Unlike other hair transplant procedures, FUE achieves a natural appearance by way of a minimally invasive procedure with out the need to extract entire ‘strips’ of hair that cause linear scars and require up to 6 weeks of recovery time. Areas containing hair follicles that are resistant to balding (like the back of the head) can be transplanted to restore hair in almost any part of the body including eyelashes, eyebrows, and beards – just to name a few. 

Who is a candidate for FUE?

In the past, Hair Transplant Surgery was exactly that, surgery. Some of our patients weren’t able to safely undergo surgery and others were not good candidates for PRP Hair Regenerative Therapy. But FUE is an outpatient procedure that is minimally invasive, recovery time is fast and those who were not great candidates for PRP Hair Regenerative Therapies are presented with FUE as an option. Though age, health, and hair density still play a role as to whether patients are good candidates or not, the requisites for compatibility to undergo FUE are more feasible than undergoing surgical methods. 

Benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction

Minimally Invasive: FUE is nearly free of any discomfort and does not disrupt your everyday life in any way. No stitches are necessary and the ‘donor site’ looks unchanged after the procedure. 

Fast Results:  Newly transplanted hair grows naturally in several phases. New hair growth can be seen in as little as 3 months, followed by noticeable improvement in 6 months see hair permanent, natural looking hair in about 9 to 12 months.S

Ideal for All Hair Types: Both men and women can benefit from FUE, in addition to all hair types. Most of all, the transplant options FUE offers can solve hair loss in other areas besides the scalp, including body, facial and eyebrow hair.R

Follicular Unit Extraction Before and After

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

If you believe you may be a good candidate for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), we encourage you to learn more about this life changing procedure by scheduling a Complimentary Consultation. During your consult, we will give our professional opinion as to whether FUE is the best approach for your hair restoration. Our extensive experience with multiple hair restoration options gives us the expertise to help you in your hair restoration journey. 

Schedule your consultation by calling us at 949.420.0899 A