FUE | Follicular Unit Extraction

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FUE – Follicular Unit Extraction  is a NO Stitch, NO Scar technique that takes individual grafts or follicular units from the back and sides of the head (donor area) and transplants them to the thinning and balding areas (recipient sites).

Advantage – The advantage of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique is that there is no horizontal scar on the back of the head and there are no sutures.  The recovery process is faster and there is minimal discomfort.  You can return to normal daily activity the next day.

Technique – MAXiM Hair Transplant Physicians and Surgeons perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) under local anesthesia and you can watch television, speak with the MAXiM Hair Restoration staff or chat on the phone during your procedure.  You may also take a nap during your Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure.

Your MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon – will surgically take individual hair grafts from the back and sides of the head and transplant them to the thinning and balding areas.

Hair Line – The MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon will artfully prepare your hair line based on your facial structure, hair characteristics and your own expectations.  Once the hair line design is complete, the physician or surgeon will also prepare the recipient sites by making tiny incisions where the grafts can be implanted.

Goal – The MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon’s goal is to give you not just hair but style in order to make you look and feel great.

Grafts – The average FUE session is roughly 1,000 to 1,500 grafts whereas an average strip session can be over 2,000 grafts.  However, multiple Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures can be performed on consecutive days.

Length – The FUE procedure takes longer than the conventional strip technique and can take up to eight hours depending upon the number of grafts being transplanted.  This is why Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is priced higher than strip hair transplants.

Staff – During your hair transplant, the MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon is generally assisted by a couple of medical and surgical assistants during the procedure.  They will keep you abreast of what’s going on during your procedure and get you something to eat or drink if you desire.

Pre-op – You will be given pre-op instructions for your procedure during your consultation and post-op instructions would be explained and given to you at the end of your procedure.  You will also be told what to expect following the procedure and when to return for your follow-up visit which is generally a week later. If you are an out of town patient, it would be a good idea to have a follow-up visit with your primary care physician.

Post-op – Most people take it easy following their procedure and take a day off from work.  You can cover your head with a cap.  Most strenuous activities are not permitted and you will have access to the MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon or staff in case you have any questions or concerns following your hair transplant.  Again, return to normal activities is rapid.

The transplanted hair generally falls off after a few weeks and will re-grow after four months.  You should begin to see results within six months of your FUE procedure. Fuller density is seen after nine months and can take up to a year.

FAQ – Your MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon along with our knowledgeable staff will explain all of this to you and address your questions and concerns during your complimentary consultation.

Next Step Contact Us For More Information or submit the Contact Form on this page to request your complimentary hair restoration consult by phone, Skype or with a MAXiM hair transplant physician or surgeon near you.

You can also Email your pics to MAXiM Hair Restoration  to find out if you are a good candidate for an ultra-natural MAXiM hair transplant or to obtain an estimate for your procedure and the approximate number of grafts that would be required to give you a great result.

FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant: The Pros and Cons of each

FUE vs FUT, what is better hair transplant for your hair loss, The FUT procedure allows for the physician to do many more grafts at a single time. The FUE procedure is more time consuming for harvesting follicles.

When it comes to hair restoration techniques, there are two procedures which reign supreme. These procedures are the hair transplants known as follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplant (FUT).

FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant

Perhaps you’re thinking about undergoing one of these two procedures, but aren’t sure of which one to choose? If so, you’re in the right place. We’re going to compare the pros and cons of both so that you can make an informed decision.

FUE vs FUT

FUE: Pros

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Very Little Scarring

Because FUE involves taking only small hair samples, it results in very little linear scarring. In most cases, any linear scarring which does exist after the procedure will be completely covered by hair. This differs from FUT, which generally leaves a faint linear scar at the back of the head.

Very Little Discomfort

While neither FUE or FUT result in any remarkable amount of discomfort, FUE typically results in less discomfort than does FUT. This is because FUT involves taking a strip from the back of the head whereas in FUE, the surgeon extracts one graft at a time.

Limited Recovery

In the vast majority of cases, FUE patients can go back to living their everyday lives almost as soon as their grafting sessions have ended. While patients might experience some slight discomfort, this discomfort shouldn’t keep them off schedule for any more than a day or two.

FUE: Cons

Relatively Expensive

Because FUE takes longer and requires more hair transplant sessions than does FUT, it’s generally more expensive than FUT.

Fairly Time-Consuming

Because FUE requires a number of different grafting sessions in order to be carried out appropriately, it can be fairly time-consuming. However, after a single session has ended, you’re essentially free to do whatever you’d like to do.

FUT: Pros

Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)

Relatively Inexpensive

Because FUT does not necessitate as many hair grafting sessions as FUE, it is typically less expensive. Whereas FUE usually allows for up to 2,000 to 2,500 grafts per session, FUT usually allows for around 3,000 grafts per session up to 4,000.

Takes Very Little Time

Again, because FUT allows for more grafts per session than does FUE, fewer sessions are required. The result of this? It takes a lot less time to be carried out than it does for FUE.

Fast Recovery

Typically, after one of your FUT sessions has ended, you will be fully recovered within a couple of days. After these days have passed, you are free to go to work, school, and do everything else that you would normally do.

FUT: Cons

Produces a Semi-noticeable Scar

One of the cons of FUT is that it will produce a linear scar which can sometimes be noticeable through hair, particularly if the head is closely shaved. This differs from FUE, which produces only small scars that are much more difficult to see through hair.

Includes Some Potential Discomfort

While FUT is a very mild and minor surgical procedure, there is a chance that it could produce some slight discomfort. However, this discomfort is typically very easy to deal with, and it will likely subside within a few days of the procedure being carried out.

Undergo a Hair Transplant

Ready to take the next step? Thinking about undergoing a hair transplant at one of MAXiM Hair Restoration’s national locations? If so, we have you covered!

Our team of seasoned surgeons has performed thousands and thousands of hair transplant procedures, helping both men and women to look and feel their best. We would be honored to help you as well.

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