What is a FUE Hair Transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction is a more modern approach to hair follicle transplantation. During an FUE hair transplant, individual units of up to four follicles are harvested from the back of the scalp, where hair is genetically resistant to balding or thinning. These grafts are then transplanted to areas on the scalp where hair is thinning or receding. This technique reduces the recovery time and minimizes visible scarring. This technique is minimally invasive and does not require incisions or a vertical scar.
The Technique Behind Follicular Unit Extraction
During Dr. Asaria's FUE hair transplant in Toronto, individual follicular units are removed, one by one, in a randomized fashion from the denser, more permanent hair around the sides and back of the scalp. This technique allows the scalp to look almost untouched after the procedure instead of the alternate and more invasive FUT technique.
The hair is shaved down before the treatment and local anesthetic is applied. Follicular units of up to four follicles are punched out one at a time and the grafts are relocated to the previously mapped out area of thinning hair on the scalp. These are evenly distributed over the area to create a fuller looking head of hair once the hair has grown back.
Extracting the follicular unit utilizes a device that punches a 1mm in diameter circle in the scalp and removes the follicles to be grafted. The donor area of the scalp recovers easily and is almost unnoticeable even with the shortest hair styles after recovery.
Before & After
Am I a candidate for FUE Hair Transplant?
Ideal candidates for FUE hair transplantation are men and women in good general health who have adequate hair in one or more donor sites, sufficient enough to supply the number of healthy hair follicles required for hair restoration. The back of the head is the most common donor site, and the sides of the head can be good as well. Persons with certain medical conditions will not be candidates, as the body essentially attacks the transplanted hair, making the procedure futile.
What Kind of Costs are Associated with FUE Hair Transplant?
The costs associated with FUE hair transplant in Toronto vary depending on the nature and scope of the work necessary for your procedure. The cost will be based upon the extent of work to be done and which techniques will produce the best outcome.
The best way to get an accurate estimate would be to come in for a consultation and have a specific treatment plan designed for your needs. You will be lead through the costs associated with your specific needs based on the size of the treatment area and which methods will be involved.
Our office will assist you in finding the best options for financing and help you determine which costs can be covered by insurance.
What are the Pros and Cons of FUE hair transplant?
The pros of an FUE hair transplant are numerous and include:
- Reduced recovery time due to the less invasive nature of the procedure
- No stitches are required
- Minimal to no scarring after full recovery
- Pain and discomfort related to the procedure is minimal
- Patients can expect to return to work the next day if they desire to do so
The cons of FUE are only due to the precision nature of the procedure and include:
- Generally, longer surgical time is required for the procedure. Although this is also dependent on the extent of work to be done
- Higher treatment cost due to the precision and time necessary to complete the procedure
Is FUE Hair Transplant the Best Option Available?
At Face Cosmetic Surgery we recommend Follicular Unit Extraction as the best method for hair transplantation in most cases. Although we understand that every person has individual needs that may be better served by alternate methods. Each case will be fully assessed before determining which technique will best serve the individual. Some treatments will also be combined with other methods such as PRP injections for hair loss.
What to expect after an FUE Hair Transplant?
Following FUE hair transplantation, the body needs to recover from the transplant procedure and grow the newly transplanted hair. Redness and irritation should subside within the first week, and by 10 days out from the procedure, all grafts should be securely in place, allowing you to shower and shampoo as you usually would. Patients will be provided full postoperative recovery instructions and what to expect throughout this time.
Why Choose Dr. Asaria for Your Hair Transplant?
Choosing an experienced surgeon that specializes in facial cosmetic surgery as well as hair transplant techniques is the best option for confidently restoring your hair and achieving outstanding results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Asaria will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual case. His experience and specialized training, including board-certification, experience and accreditations sets him above as a trusted practitioner who achieves consistently superior results.
The best surgeons do not compromise the integrity of their work and value of the intended result of their work and they hold that as senior to the quantity of procedures completed. Dr. Asaria will holds his patients needs as a priority and he will utilize the precision and time necessary to accomplish your treatment to achieve the most positive results possible.