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What Is a FUE Hair Transplant?

What Is a FUE Hair Transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an incredibly effective hair transplant procedure for those experiencing hair loss. Unlike traditional methods that involve cutting a strip of hair from the scalp, Follicular Unit Extraction utilizes a small patent-pending instrument to carefully extract individual hair grafts from the donor site, which are then seamlessly transplanted onto the scalp. FUE involves making tiny circular incisions around the upper part of the follicular unit, allowing for the direct extraction of hair grafts without leaving a linear scar. While a few scattered circular scars may remain in the donor area, they are minimal in size and hardly noticeable.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for FUE Hair Transplant?

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE hair transplant remains ideal and beneficial for patients who:

  • Wish to have short hairstyles.
  • Have undergone several hair transplant procedures previously.
  • Don’t want to experience linear scars in the donor area.
  • Have enough donor hair.
  • Have healed poorly from conventional strip harvesting methods.

When it comes to the extraction and removal of follicular units from the scalp, every patient has a unique response. While some individuals might encounter damaged hair follicles, others may experience a low transaction rate. Additionally, the nature of one's hair can greatly influence the process. For instance, straight hair tends to be more straightforward to extract compared to curly hair.

Why Choose MHTA for FUE Hair Transplant in San Francisco and Los Gatos?

At MHTA, we follow a three-step or two-step technique to perform the FUE hair transplant with utmost professionalism and perfection.

Our Three-Step Technique

  • Our FUE hair transplant surgeon will use a biopsy patent-pending instrument to create a perfect circular incision in the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin).
  • Using the instrument, the grafts are separated from the deeper dermis.
  • Thereafter, forceps are employed to gently remove hair grafts from the scalp with utmost precision.

Side Effects

Buried Grafts - Some people may develop grafts that get buried beneath the epidermis, causing a cyst. In such circumstances, pressure will be applied to the nearby skin, or a small incision is made to widen the opening to remove the buried grafts.

Capping - Some people may experience capping during the extraction process. Capping is when the epidermis and dermis get detached from the rest of the follicle. Nevertheless, our surgeon will grab and extract the lower portion of the graft. In cases where extraction becomes infeasible, the lower portion is left undisturbed, and rest assured, new hair will grow.

Our Two-Step Technique

This method not only saves precious time but also has the potential to generate an abundance of follicular grafts. Dr. John Diep uses a meticulously designed instrument specifically crafted for the FUE hair transplant surgery. This tool minimizes the risk of transection (damaged hair follicles).

Our two-step technique involves:

  • Placing the instrument around the scored upper part of the follicle, our surgeon effortlessly makes circular incisions.
  • Using fine forceps, large amounts of follicular units are then removed from the scalp.

Side Effects

Patients undergoing the two-step technique may also experience capping and buried grafts.

Benefits of FUE Hair Transplant

Benefits of FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair transplant offers substantial benefits, including:

  • Natural-Looking Results – As the follicles are carefully extracted and precisely placed on the balding/thinning area, FUE mimics your natural hair growth pattern.
  • Minimally-Invasive – FUE ensures a comfortable experience for you without minimal pain/discomfort that you usually experience with traditional procedures.
  • No Linear Scarring – FUE does not leave linear scars, but only small dot-like scars that are hardly detectable and subside over time.
  • Advanced Technology – The manual FUE procedure produces less transection rate.
  • No Stitches – As it is a minimally invasive technique, no longer or wider incision will be made, and hence no stitches are required.
  • Quick Recovery – As there are no stitches or scarring, you can return to your routine activities the following day while your scalp heals within a few days.

Why Choose MHTA for FUE Hair Transplant in San Francisco and Los Gatos?

At Medical Hair Transplant and Aesthetics, we understand that hair loss or receding hairlines not only spoil your look but also impact your self-esteem and confidence. That’s why we offer the latest and minimally-invasive hair restoration technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) that produces natural-looking results with little to no discomfort and scarring.

Dr. John Diep, specializes in performing the FUE technique for all hair types, including both straight and curly hair. He will get to know the degree of your hair loss and the characteristics of your hair and tailor the procedure accordingly, ensuring desired results with utmost precision. With his unparalleled expertise and commitment, you can trust that your hair transplant will produce the best possible results.

Looking for a clinic offering best-in-class FUE hair transplants in San Francisco and Las Gatos? Visit us at Medical Hair Transplant and Aesthetics. We are committed to helping you regain the hairline you have been longing for.

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Yes, FUE hair transplant is permanent, as the transplanted follicles will continue to grow hair for the rest of your life.

FUE and FUT hair transplants help restore your hair growth, resolving balding or thinning. Both procedures have their unique benefits and risks, with FUE offering minimal scarring and faster recovery, while FUT allows transplanting more grafts in one session but leaves scarring. So, deciding which is better requires a proper understanding of the two procedures, which you can check out here.

Common side effects of FUE hair transplant are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Minor bleeding
  • Dry skin
  • Infection (very rare, but possible with poor aftercare)

These side effects (except infection) will subside on their own within a few days of FUE hair transplant surgery.