The FUE procedure is nearly identical to an FUT transplant. The only difference is in how the hair grafts are harvested. The FUE transplant is a more tedious procedure. In a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), follicles are individually removed from their original sites in the donor area or “safe zone.” This one-by-one method, combined with PRP and ACell treatment, further reduces the potential for scarring. Only Dr. Gray leverages the power of Platelet-Rich Plasma and ACell to protect the integrity of each follicle throughout the FUE procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The vast majority of Dr. Gray’s hair restoration surgeries are FUE procedures, and all of these include the benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma and ACell Treatment at no additional cost. Follicular Unit Extraction delivers all the results of FUT, but with the added benefit of reduced scarring and post-op pain. If you’re a good candidate interested in FUE, Dr. Gray will help you define the hairline and coverage that will make you feel great about your hair again.
What is FUE?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair-transplant method in which tiny punches are used to separate each follicular unit from the surrounding tissue. Instead of removing a larger strip from which follicles are taken, Dr. Gray extracts individual follicular units one-by-one directly from the safe zone of the scalp. The harvesting process takes longer because it is much more tedious and labor intensive than the FUT method. The donor sites, each about 1 millimeter in size, completely heal within seven to ten days. Since PRP with ACell is included in every surgery, healing time and scarring are minimized. After all follicular units have been gathered, the grafts are transplanted to recipient sites like in the FUT procedure.
FUE at the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center is unique in several ways.
Our medical approach
Like any doctor, Dr. Gray will consider your preference, but he’ll ultimately recommend the solution that will give you the best results. Since he does not charge more for the FUE procedure, his goal is to do the right procedure for every patient and not have price guiding the decision. His primary goal is to resolve the underlying condition, not just its symptoms.
Focus on comfort
Given our beautiful and serene location, it should be immediately clear that your comfort is a high priority at the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center. Having dedicated 30 years to anesthesia, Dr. Gray is keenly aware of your comfort and needs at every moment in your hair-restoration surgery.
Included PRP and ACell
Platelet-Rich Plasma and ACell enhance healing, promote hair growth, and protect transplanted follicles, so treatment is included in every surgery at the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center. If you’ve been looking for PRP and ACell treatment, you’ve come to the right place. If the method is new to you, you will likely be excited to discover the potential of this powerful option.
Dr. Gray’s artistry
Constructing a hairline and mimicking a natural growth pattern (whorl and all) is no small feat. Luckily, in addition to being a skilled surgeon and anesthetist, Dr. Gray is also a talented artist.
Our FUE procedure:
- Local anesthesia is used on the scalp to provide the patient with the most comfortable experience possible.
- Small, circular incisions are made around a follicular unit in the donor area.
- The follicular unit is extracted from the scalp.
- Tiny incisions in the scalp are made for recipient sites of the hair follicles using a fine blade.
- Individual follicular units are placed into the recipient sites in the areas of hair loss.
While follicular unit extraction provides natural hair loss treatment results because of the size and precision of the surgery, the natural-looking aspect of follicular unit extraction is, in part, determined by the artistic ability of the doctor performing the surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gray and his staff will take photographs and study your hair pattern to determine where the individual follicular units need to be placed in order to achieve the most natural-looking results.
Discuss before you decide
Dr. Gray appreciates that choosing your hair restoration surgeon is one of the most important decisions you are likely to face in your search for hair loss solutions. For that reason, he will be happy to talk with you directly to discuss your hair loss condition, your potential for results from FUE, and any alternatives that might achieve comparable results.