Procedure: 2-6 hours
Recovery: 1-2 days
Duration of results: years
Follicular extraction allows us to remove individual Follicular units from the donor area and restore receding hair lines, overly tweezed eyebrows, face-lift scars, and old hair transplant linear scars. The benefits of this procedure allow for a speedier recovery and no visible scars to the back of your head.
Follicular unit extraction is the harvesting of individual units (grafts) with a handheld device that is minimally invasive and leaves no unsightly scarring.
This technique allows individual units to be harvested from donor area. Units can consist of between one and four hair grafts. The recovery time is re-markedly less than the traditional linear incision, and doesn't require the use of staples or sutures. Most patients are able to resume their normal activity in three days. The grafts are carefully trimmed and transplanted to the designated recipient sites quickly and easily.
Both women and men may be good candidates. Once we are able to view your donor and recipient sites we will give you a more accurate assessment of the number of grafts you would need according to the Norwood Hairloss Class Scale.
After your procedure, the hair shafts that have been transplanted usually fall out but the follicles will remain and go into a dormant phase. The earliest sign of new growth is about ninety days.
We are able to transplant hair into any area, even into scars. The great advantage to FUE is that we are able to camouflage scars for patients that have had traditional transplants, and are left with one or several linear scars.
The average amount of time for a procedure is anywhere from two to six hours depending on the number of grafts. We are committed to giving you a natural result, therefore we only perform one procedure per day and devote the entire day to you. We also offer weekend appointments for your convenience.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for the hair restoration procedure is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Leaf.