Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an alternative method of extracting donor hair for a follicular unit hair transplant. In an FUE procedure, a tiny incision is made in the skin around each follicular unit, separating it from the surrounding tissue. Each individual unit is then extracted directly from the scalp.
Dr. Mollura repeats this process across the donor area until he has harvested enough follicular units to complete the planned hair restoration. This harvesting process can take one or more day’s sessions depending on the scope of the restoration. The donor sites, each about 1 millimeter in size, completely heal within seven to ten days. These incisions leave behind tiny scars that are usually imperceptible when covered by the hair of the donor area. The follicular unit grafts are then transplanted to recipient sites like in the traditional FUE procedure. The benefit to this procedure is being able to wear your hair very short and the scars not be visible or barely visible depending on the length of your hair.
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What should be considered prior to an FUE procedure?
It is important to consider the following: Your age, how much hair loss you have? How many grafts will you need? What is your hair loss genetic history in your family from both your parents? Will you need more procedures in the future? These are some of the basic questions discussed and answered during the complimentary hair loss consultation with Dr. Mollura.
There are many new practices which offer strictly FUE procedures. This is not always for the patients benefit as these practices are not capable of performing anything other than FUE procedures. Patients should be wary of practices in which the physician does not perform the FUE procedure and is instead left to the unlicensed staff. These are considered black market practices and will lead to unwanted results. Dr. Mollura provides multiple hair loss solutions including FUE and FUT. Each procedure has its own benefits and the right option based on the individual will be decided during consultation.
One of the most important aspects of modern FUE surgery is the instrumentation available to help the surgeon remove grafts efficiently and intact. While the surgeon and assistants’ skills are still the most critical factor in a successful FUE surgery, new instruments and techniques have evolved to allow removal many more FUE grafts in a shorter period of time. The use of new machine handheld and robotic instrumentation is used to help free and extract the hair follicle and is the contemporary method of modern FUE. Implantation of the follicle is exactly the same for both FUT and FUE Procedures.
The holes left behind once the grafts are extracted are tiny and less visible with shorter hair styles than a linear scar can be with the same short hair style. This is the main attraction of this technique for patients considering a hair transplant who enjoy wearing their hair very short. Scars from any FUE procedure are diffuse and therefore initially less visible, whether performed by hand or with any automated instrumentation including Artas Robotics, NeoGraft, SmartGraft, SAFE Scribe or other new devices.
Mollura Medical Hair Restoration
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Long Island Office
393 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Square, NY 11010
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515 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022