What is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and how is it different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT)?

How soon can I resume normal activity?

You can resume office work, shopping and the normal routines of daily life the following day. Avoid strenuous physical activity for 48 hours. We advise patients to postpone all sport and exercise activity, including jogging, tennis and weight…

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What can I expect after the procedure

You will leave our office without bandages. The only sign of the procedure will be pinpoint crusts that form in the grafted area and remain for 7-14 days. Many patients are able to camouflage these crusts by combing the adjacent hair over the…

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Is the procedure painful?

You will experience minimal, if any pain during the procedure. A technician will massage your scalp prior to administering local anesthesia. The massaging creates a vibration in the skin that works in combination with the anesthesia to reduce any discomfort…

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How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 3 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the area being transplanted. Following a brief rest period, you are ready to leave the office. Due to the mild sedative used during the procedure, please make arrangements for someone to…

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When can I expect to see results?

A new generation of hair is usually visible at the surface of the scalp by week 12 following the transplant. In some patients this new growth may occur slightly sooner or up to 8 weeks later than the usual 12 weeks. In general, results are visible…

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Does the transplanted hair fall out?

The hairs in the transplanted grafts are shed between the 2nd and 8th week following the procedure. In some cases these hairs fall out along with the pinpoint crusts that form in the grafted area; occasionally they persist longer. The grafts are…

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What is follicular unit transplantation?

Follicular units are small bundles of hair spaced approximately 1 millimeter apart, viewable under the microscope. Each unit contains 1, 2, 3 or sometimes 4 hairs. Follicular unit transplantation involves separating 1,000 to 3,000 follicular…

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What Exactly is a Hair Transplant?

Simply stated, a hair transplant involves the removal of hair follicles from one area on the scalp and transplanting them onto another area. We remove follicles from the back of the head and transplant these healthy hairs in the areas where…

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