If you are one of the countless men or women in the USA who are watching your hair disappear, you deserve to have the ability to restore your hair. Several hair transplant technologies exist, including FUE, or “follicular unit extraction.” A follicular unit is a follicle that produces between one and four hairs. In the FUE process, each follicle is harvested singly, rather than by removing a strip of scalp from the back of the head. Modern FUE hair transplant technology is far superior to older methods, with each hair follicle selected and transplanted into a thinning area of the scalp.
Why Choose FUE Hair Transplants?
If you prefer short hair, you do not want to be left with a visible horizontal scar on the back of your head. With FUE hair transplants, each hair is harvested singly, with the donor location carefully selected so you can maintain thick hair on the back of your head. The recovery time is faster than with FUT (follicular unit transplantation) treatments, as there is no surgical removal of a strip of tissue.
Benefits of FUE Hair Restoration
Modern FUE hair restoration, performed by Dr. Wise, offers many benefits:
- No visible scar
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Appears natural
- No major trauma to the body
- Only local anesthesia required
Candidates for FUE Hair Transplants
Most people who have thinning or balding areas are good candidates for FUE hair restoration. The procedure is advised for those who want a very natural-looking result and hope to experience a faster recovery time. If you have thinning hair or bald spots, speak with us about FUE hair transplants and how you can achieve exceptional results. If you are generally healthy and do not have any current health conditions that could stand in the way, you can restore balding or thinning areas with less stress to the body, and great results.
What is the FUE Hair Transplant Experience?
The treatment will require several hours to complete. The initial step is to harvest healthy hair follicles from the back or sides of your head. The follicles in these areas are not genetically programmed for balding. You will not experience any pain, as local anesthetic is injected prior to the treatment. You will simply rest comfortably while the hair follicles are harvested, one by one. Each hair follicle must be treated with the utmost care, as we want it to flourish in the new location. The hairs are individually transplanted into the new location, which could include:
- Bald spot on top of head
- To fill in a receding hairline
- Thinning areas
How Long is the Recovery from FUE Hair Restoration?
As FUE hair transplants involve far less trauma to the body, the recovery time is minimal. Initially, swelling is normal, which quickly diminishes. The new hairs will be visible, but surrounded by a tiny scab, which soon falls off. You could experience a tender or sore sensation. Plan on a few days off work so your body can recover. While you could return to work the following day, it is helpful to give your body time to heal. You will need to sleep with your head elevated and will be restricted from washing your hair or taking a shower for several days. The idea is to treat the area with extreme care, so the hair will settle into place and begin to grow.
Will I Have New Hair Immediately?
You will see the new hairs immediately, but the transplanted hairs will soon shed. They have been traumatized and naturally move into a dormant phase for a few months. Once they are fully integrated into your scalp, they once again begin producing normal hairs, which may require a few months.
Why Choose Dr. Wise for FUE?
Dr. Wise is an acclaimed, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has focused his professional career on procedures for head, neck, and face. His experience, knowledge, and meticulous approach produce results that appear completely natural. Issues such as the angle in which the hair is transplanted make a significant difference in how the new hair appears when it grows in. You can trust Dr. Wise to be committed to creating an excellent outcome.
Do Transplanted Hairs Last Forever?
The hair follicles that are flourishing in the new location are there for the long term. As they have been harvested from an area of the scalp where hairs are not genetically programmed for balding, there is little risk that you will lose these hairs, once viable.
Should I Have PRP Therapy with FUE?
PRP, or “platelet rich plasma” can be a helpful addition to your FUE hair transplant procedure. The PRP is loaded with healing factors that are helpful in ensuring the health of the newly transplanted follicles. If your hair is thinning, the PRP can also work to keep your existing hair follicles producing so you maintain thicker, healthier hair for the long term. This is particularly effective for those who are experiencing the early signs of balding or thinning hair. At the Wise Center, we offer the most advanced PRP system available, the Magellan system. The PRP is eight times purer than that produced by other methods – for superior results.
Why Does the Clinic I Choose Matter?
While FUE transplants are very safe and effective, the quality, cleanliness, and procedures of the clinic, along with the skills of your surgeon make all the difference in results. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, and fully accredited by the Joint Commission – an agency that demands the highest standards of care. Our stringent safety and health protocols protect against the risks associated with infection or other problems. We have achieved the “gold seal of approval” from the Joint Commission for our adherence to almost 150 different safety and quality standards.
Should I Try FUE?
We urge you to visit with us, so we can evaluate your individual condition. Every person is unique, and our treatments are customized to produce the most positive results – for the individual. A private consultation about FUE will allow us to look over your hair loss and advise you about what can be done to restore a thicker, healthier, head of hair.
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I had the FUE hair transplant done with Dr. Wise and he did an amazing job! It's been a year and I have a full head of hair again. What a feeling, any self-consciousness I had about my hair is completely gone. I cannot put a price on the feeling. Dr. Wise is the real deal, he is funny, awesome, professional and his staff reflects the same, making it a comfortable environment to enjoy life-changing procedures while sharing the enjoyment of the results together. Cannot say enough about how happy I am. You guys are the best!
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