Answers to FAQs

What is Follicular Unit Extraction?

(FUE) is the most advanced hair transplantation technique in which follicular unit grafts are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted to the recipient area. The hair is placed at an angle that matches the recipients existing or original hair style. This is the latest non-surgical method of hair transplantation in which follicular units are removed individually as the follicles naturally grow with single or multiple hair grafts, some grafted follicles can contain as many as 4 hairs.
Single hair grafts are used to lower or rebuild a hairline and follicles multiple hair groupings are used to increase density to create a fuller, healthier head of hair.
FUE is not limited to just correcting hair loss on the top of head. FUE can also be used to restore hair on the eyebrows, mustaches and beards and sideburns.

How is FUE Performed?

With the FUE procedure, a tiny incision is made in the skin around the upper part of the hair follicle. The hair follicle is then extracted directly from the scalp and manually placed into tiny incision in the balding area.

Why Choose FUE?

The main advantage of the modern day Follicular Unit Hair Transplant is the ability to re-create a naturally looking hairline and overall aesthetically pleasing result without causing any unnecessary scarring.

Other reasons to choose FUE include;

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is less invasive
It does not leave an unsightly, tell-tale linear scar (as with FUT)
There is a faster and less painful recovery
The transection rate is very low in experienced hands
Maximizes donor hair for harvesting
FUE scars are virtually, if not completely, undetectable
Patients can wear their hair short (no scarring)
FUE can be performed even when the scalp is too tight for strip harvesting
Hair transplantation is the only proven, permanent and natural solution to hair loss
If required, multiple FUE procedures can be performed over time

What are the applications for FUE?

Follicular Units can be placed on balding areas of the scalp, they can be used to reconstruct eyebrows and eyelashes, they can be used to fill in areas of the face or head with traumatic hair loss caused scarring from cuts, abrasions, thermal or chemical burns. FUE can also be used to reconstruct and correct poorly designed hair transplant ways.

How long does FUE last?

FUE hair transplants last as long as the hair in the donor area will last. For some people, after the procedure in the following months, the hair may start to go through a natural cycle of shedding. However, the follicle remains and new hair regrows in its place. You can choose to undergo further treatments over time if you would like thicker hair or have limited success with hair loss reduction medications. At around 6 months, your last results will start to become clear. Your transplanted hair will last as long as the hair from its donor site. This means, unless you have complete alopecia, the transplanted hair should last you for the rest of your life.

Are there risks associated with FUE?

The FUE hair transplant procedure has little to no risk of infection and leaves almost no scars or marks if performed correctly by well-trained and experienced specialists.

Do I have to shave my head for FUE?

It is not a requirement for a hair transplant to shave the whole of the head.

You will not need to shave or cut your hair on top prior to the procedure. We prefer that you do not, as your existing hair gives us a guide to the direction and angulation we need to make the incisions for the new grafts.

We may need to trim the recipient area to improve access during planting the grafts. Planting follicles in between long hair makes the work difficult to perform. It is also helpful with aftercare.

The donor area is shaved down to a zero. Where someone, particularly a female, has long hair we lift the hair, above the donor area, up and shave under it, so that when the hair falls back it will cover up the donor area.

Hair outside of the donor and recipient areas can be left completely alone. Often this enables one to partially or fully hide the new grafts.

How much does it cost?

Refer to Our Pricing to see our prices. We can also include travel, transfers and accommodation at your request.
Fill in our online inquiry form and upload some current photos and we will respond with an estimate on how many grafts you may need. Ideally include 1 or 2 photos of yourself before the hair loss as well.

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