How it is performed?
The Hair Restoration procedure: FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplantation technique in which follicular unit grafts (hair follicles) are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted to the recipient (thinning) area.
The grafts are removed using a precision tool and then placed in the recipient area.
There is no linear scar and no stitches are required, so your donor area will be minimally noticeable within just a few days.
Preparation of the Donor Area
Typically, the patient’s hair in the donor area is trimmed short so the physician is able to optimally visualize and work on the patient’s scalp, as well as each donor follicle.
- Photos will be taken prior to the hair transplantation surgery to document the extent of your hair loss pre-procedure and to identify the thinning hair areas to be treated. You and your Bosley physician will then finalize the details of your procedure goals, using a surgical pen to indicate the treatment areas, hairline location and shape.
Follicular Unit Placement
Hair follicles (follicular units) contain one, two, three or four hairs each, and the strategic placement of these follicles provides the foundation for recreating natural-looking results. The graft placement process for ‘FUE’ and the other common hair transplantation technique ‘FUT’, is identical. The physician makes small incisions in the patient’s recipient area (areas of hair loss), in keeping with the patient’s natural hair growth pattern. The follicular grafts are then placed one by one according to the number of hairs within each follicle.
- No stitches; donor area appears mostly unchanged within days
- Natural-looking and permanent results
- State-of-the-art minimally invasive technique
- Simple outpatient procedure
- Fast recovery; many patients return to work the next day
Donor Area Healing
The tiny incisions left behind after the follicular units are extracted heal completely in a few days. The tiny apertures contract as they heal, making the resulting round incision marks barely detectable. No stitches or other closures are necessary.
Restored hair will grow in the same fashion as one’s native hair. Approximately three months after the procedure new hair begins to grow. Around six months, a patient should notice significant regrowth. The patient’s hair (native and transplanted) will continue to grow naturally.