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 units from the donor strip at the back of the scalp and inserting these units into the recipient site where hair loss is occurring. Using a microscope, we carefully dissect the donor strip into slivers 1-3 follicular units wide, carefully remove each graft and implant it into the recipient area, one at a time. Tiny openings no larger than a pinprick are made in the recipient area to receive each unit.
More Frequently Asked Questions
- What is follicular unit extraction (FUE) and how is it different from follicular unit transplantation (FUT)?
- What qualifies a female as a good candidate for hair transplantation?
- Will others be able to tell I’ve had a transplant?
- How soon can I resume normal activity?
- What can I expect after the procedure
- Is the procedure painful?
- Am I allowed to take medications prior to surgery?
- If I don’t reside locally, how long do I need to stay in the Miami area?
- Do other factors besides the amount of hair in my donor area affect results?
- How long does the procedure take?
- When can I expect to see results?
- Does the transplanted hair fall out?
- Can the transplant be done with hair from another person?
- Why do you prefer follicular unit transplantation to other procedures?
- What is follicular unit transplantation?
- Am I ever too young or too old for a hair transplant?
- At what stage of hair loss is a transplant feasible?
- What Exactly is a Hair Transplant?