Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant

What is FUE & How It Works?

With Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant procedure, each follicular unit is removed individually from the back of the head using a device called Safe Scribe™, created here at DiStefano. This device microscopically separates hair follicles from the skin of the scalp to remove each follicular unit while leaving it intact for transplantation. While FUE is more time-consuming and costs approximately 25% more than an FUT transplant, FUE leaves no linear scar, which is often desirable for people who wear their hair extremely short.

how FUT hair transplant works

During an FUE hair transplant procedure, individual follicular unit grafts are excised one at a time. A small circular incision is made in the skin around the follicular unit. The graft is then extracted directly from the scalp. Typically, hair in the donor area is cut short or almost shaved so the hair restoration surgeon can easily access the follicles. In some cases, the procedure can be performed without shaving the entire donor area.

The small opening left behind after the follicle unit is extracted from the donor site heals in a few days.

Introducing No-Shave FUE

A “no-shave” FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant is a surgical procedure that doesn’t require shaving the patient’s existing hair. This approach offers several benefits:

Who Are the Best Candidates for FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE is a good fit for patients who:
Recovery time is faster than you would experience with a traditional hair transplant. Once follicle units have been extracted, the small openings left behind heal in a few days.

Why Choose DiStefano?

While many surgeons use a similar method of follicular unit extraction with other tools, our practice’s methodology and tools are superior. More common techniques requires that all follicular units be extracted at the beginning of the procedure and then stored in a preservative chemical-often for hours. It is also thought that these other devices have a drying effect on the follicles, which can impact their viability. With our FUE hair transplant methods, each follicle is removed from the donor area and immediately transplanted to the host site. The result is higher graft yields because the grafts have a much higher rate of survival after transplantation.

How Many Grafts Do You Need?

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Select The Areas of Hair Loss

Using the interactive graphic below, click on the areas that you believe are currently affected. (If using mobile, pinch to zoom to better select the areas)

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You Will Need:

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After the Procedure

Soon after the procedure is completed, you can head home for some rest and relaxation. We’ll provide you with a post-op kit including simple instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome. These include:
Soon after the procedure is completed, you can head home for some rest and relaxation. We’ll provide you with a post-op kit including simple instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome. These include:

What To Expect During Recovery Time

Not everyone heals at the same rate, but most of our patients report being able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days. Be advised that hair in the donor area will be short for two weeks or more as it is trimmed closely to the scalp.

How long will it take for hair to start growing in the host area? Typically within three to four months, with more aesthetically pleasing results visible after about six months. After about eighteen months, you’ll look as if no hair loss had ever occurred — just your previous, natural-looking self.

At DiStefano Hair Restoration Center, we’re here to support you from the initial consultation right through surgery, recovery, and beyond. Contact us today to learn if FUE is the right procedure for you. We will discuss FUE hair transplant cost, preparations, expectations, results, and management.

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