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Click here to stop hair loss.Follicular Unit Extraction

Follicular unit extraction is the newest, most technologically advanced method of hair restoration. It is the technique recommended by most doctors and the one chosen by most patients.

Follicular unit extraction involves the removal of hair follicles from the back of the head, and transplantation of each follicle into the balding area. What makes this technique so effective is that the follicles are inserted in very small grafts (usually containing no more than 1 to 4 hairs.) This results in a natural appearance once the area has healed.

The Follicular Unit Extraction Procedure

1. The surgeon and the patient collaborate on a hairline design.
2. A topical anesthetic is administered on the donor and recipient areas.
3. The surgeon uses a needle to extract the donor follicles from the back of the head.
4. Micro incisions are made in the scalp using a needle.
5. The extracted follicles are transplanted into the balding areas.

Post-Op – What to Expect

  • There is usually no need to wear a bandage or protective covering after surgery.
  • Healing time is relatively quick, as scabs and redness are completely gone about 2 weeks after surgery.
  • You may have to return for more than one session. Because the grafts can not be placed too close together, it is a good idea to wait 3 to 4 months before your next session.

What are the advantages to this method?
Here is a list of what most surgeons agree to be advantages to follicular unit extraction:

  • Faster healing time
  • No visible scarring
  • More natural-looking results
  • Wound does not require stitching
  • Very little bleeding

What are the disadvantages to this method?
The majority of hair restoration surgeons can not find any disadvantages to follicular unit extraction. In fact, most surgeons praise it as the most efficient method of hair restoration to date.


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