FUE Hair Transplant in NYC
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 26, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
The follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a newer method of hair transplant surgery than follicular unit transplant (FUT). FUT involves extracting a section of the back of the scalp that has healthy follicles. This extraction involves making a linear incision, which has the possibilty of scarring and involves a longer healing period. FUE, on the other hand, involves the process of extracting individual hair follicles from areas where there is growth, and implanting them into balding areas. Because FUE is less invasive than FUT, there is a short recovery time and generally less pain involved. Because an FUE procedure utilizes the own patient's hair, the results look natural. Because both FUE and FUT transplants require a donor area for hair to be extracted, patients must have areas where there are healthy hair follicles. If a patient suffers from complete hair loss, a hair transplant unfortunately cannot be performed. Most patients seek to improve a receeding hair line or a balding back of the head. Both of these hair loss conditions can be treated through FUE or FUT, since there are viable hair graft available in other regions. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kassir to discuss if you will be a good candidate for a hair transplant, and other possible options for hair restoration.