The FUE technique we offer for females is called FUE No-Shave, which is an extension of FUE.
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure is identical to a FUT transplant in the placement of follicles in the recipient area. However, there is a difference in the way Dr. Gray harvest grafts which makes it a more tedious procedure. For the FUE procedure the donor area or "safe zone" is cut short with zero guard clippers, and follicles are individually removed from their original sites.
In an FUE No-Shave procedure, surrounding hair in the donor area remains at a regular length, and Dr. Gray uses small scissors to clip only the follicles he will harvest. People cannot tell that the patient had a hair transplant, which is an advantage with this technique. The clipped donor hair grows back quickly, but the hair is short for the first couple of weeks.
By removing the grafts one by one, Dr. Gray minimizes scarring and recovery time. Each graft is carefully implanted in a tiny incision in a placement where it will flow perfectly naturally with the rest of your hair. The result of the FUE No Shave transplant is to restore fullness and volume to your own naturally growing hair. Since the transplanted follicles are resistant to the hormones that cause women’s hair loss, they’ll continue to grow without being affected by the progression of thinning.
FUE No-Shave 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. There are some important points to consider when deciding where to do the FUT or FUE No-Shave procedure like: how short do you plan to wear your hair in the donor area, how many grafts do we need for the procedure, and cost. Dr Gray’s goal is to do the right procedure for every patient. 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. Besides keeping you numb during the procedure, Dr. Gray is one of very few hair transplant surgeons who are proactive about recovery before you even leave our office. At the end of the procedure, Dr. Gray administers a very long-acting local anesthetic, used in operating rooms, to help patients recover from surgery and decrease their dependence on narcotics. For our purposes, the pain relief lasts well beyond the end of the procedure; we have patients who drive themselves three hours home after surgery because of Dr. Gray's planning. Having dedicated 30 years to anesthesiology, Dr. Gray is keenly aware of your comfort and needs at every moment in your hair restoration surgery.
Included Hair Follicle Regeneration and ACell
Hair Follicle Regeneration and ACell enhance healing, promote hair growth, and protect transplanted follicles, so this treatment is included in every surgery at the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center. If you’ve been looking for Hair Follicle Regeneration 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 anesthesiologist, Dr. Gray is also a talented artist.
Our FUE No-Shave Procedure:
- Local anesthesia is used on the scalp to provide the patient with the most comfortable experience possible.
- Small scissors are used to clip the individual follicle in the donor area, and then small, circular punch incisions are made around a follicular unit in the donor area.
- The follicular unit is extracted from the scalp are soaked in the Hair Follicle Regeneration solution.
- 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.
- Hair Follicle Regeneration with ACell is applied to promote healing and stimulate hair growth.
- Very long acting local anesthetic is injected for prolonged pain relief after the procedure.
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 FUE No-Shave before you decide
If you want the natural hair growth and certainty that comes with surgical hair restoration, Follicular Unit Extraction No Shave might be a wonderful solution for you. At the Hair Transplant & Restoration Center in Macon, GA, FUE No Shave begins with a definitive diagnosis of your hair loss cause. If you’re a good candidate for FUE No Shave, you’ll work directly with Dr. Gray to design your results, address your underlying hair loss issue, and carry out a personalized treatment plan created just for you.
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. Dr. Gray can harvest either with the traditional FUT or with the FUE No-Shave, but the FUE No-Shave does cost more because procedures are very tedious and take longer. For reasons like this, contact us to schedule a consultation. He will be happy to talk to you directly to discuss your hair loss condition, your potential for FUE No-Shave results, and any alternatives that might achieve comparable results. Contact us today for more information.