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.