FUE is the latest advancement in hair transplant surgery. Hair follicles are removed individually as opposed to FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), which removes hair in strips, or older techniques that transplant hair in patches.
FUE is slightly less invasive, requiring no stitches and leaving no visible marks. However, FUE can cost more and take a bit longer to perform.
The results from both FUE and FUT are natural and permanent.
Only a specialized physician can determine whether FUE is right for you. During your consultation, your physician will analyze the extent of your hair loss and the amount of hair in the donor region, advising you about the results you can achieve.
For both FUE and FUT, the amount of donor hair available plays a large part in determining candidacy.
- Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) typically only causes hair loss in certain areas. Hair from the sides and back of the head is used as donor sites. Since MPB is the cause of around 90% of male hair loss, most men are candidates for FUE (and FUT).
- The causes of female hair loss are more diverse. Generally, women with areas of hair resistant to thinning are good candidates.
Because FUE does not leave a linear scar, people wishing to wear a short hairstyle or who have previously had hair transplants are generally good candidates.
Hair transplant surgery is the only permanent option to restore and regrow lost hair. Transplanted hair appears and feels natural, because it is. Both FUE and FUT techniques are equally effective.
When performed by an experienced and licensed physician, hair transplantation is a completely safe, outpatient procedure. In fact, FUE is the least invasive surgical technique, with minimal discomfort.
Pain medication and local anesthetics are used with both FUE and FUT. Most patients return to work the next day.
There are few physicians outside our network that possess the skills, experience and equipment to deliver the most ideal results.
After all, hair transplantation is both an art and a science requiring age, facial structure, hairline, hair quality and long-term goals be taken into consideration. Without years of experience and daily practice, results can look less than natural, especially along the hairline.
Patchy results are caused by implanting more than one follicle at a time. In some cases the physician isn't properly trained on FUE or FUT techniques. Other times, the physician lacks the high-powered equipment to properly separate each follicle and keep it viable.
Our physicians not only specialize in FUE (and FUT), but each hold at least 10 years of experience in the hair transplantation industry, with access to the best education and technologies. You can rest assured that your results from Hair Club will look completely natural.
Hair transplantation is a routine, outpatient procedure. That means you will go home the same day as your surgery, which usually takes 3-8 hours. Many patients go to work the next day. About a week after the FUE procedure, all redness should subside.
Before your surgery you will meet with your physician to discuss your hair loss. Photos will be taken to identify the areas that need to be treated. You will finalize your procedure goals with your physician, who will mark treatment specifics on your scalp with a surgical pen.
After your surgery your doctor will examine the transplants to ensure accurate placement. Then, you will be given instructions on hair care as well as medication to alleviate any discomfort. After the normal hair growth cycle of three to four months, transplanted hair follicles will enter the growth phase and produce new hair.
In the days following your procedure, you may notice some scabbing and redness in the recipient sites. Once your hair transplants grow, you’ll have a full, natural head of hair. You should see significant results within the first 9-12 months.
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The price of FUE varies based on your current hair loss, the amount of donor hair available, the characteristics of the donor hair and your desired results. The cost of FUE is calculated “per graft” so it is necessary to meet with a physician to get an accurate price quote. The price typically ranges between $4,000-$12,000. Many patients take advantage of affordable financing options and payment plans.
Because we are the largest company in the industry, we are able to pioneer the latest technology and work exclusively with the best physicians.
Each board-certified physician has perfected their advanced medical technique and artistic touch to give you the natural results you want. Specializing only in hair transplantations, you will have the world’s leading hair loss experts holding your hard every step of the way.