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FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplant

Marc Avram, MD -  - Hair Transplant Specialist

Marc Avram, MD

Hair Transplant Specialist & Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

By the age of 35, approximately 40% of men will experience hair loss. This increases to 65% by the age of 60. Women are not immune; by the age of 60, 80% of women will have noticeable hair loss. This is why Dr. Marc Avram provides innovative hair transplants using follicular unit extraction to help his patients from New York City, across the country, and throughout the world. By performing FUE, we harvest individual follicular units from the donor region. Each incision is less than 1 millimeter and, as a result, heals on average in 2 to 4 days with minimal visible scarring.

FUE Hair Transplant

What is an FUE hair transplant?

FUE (follicular unite extraction) hair transplants allow for efficient harvesting of high quality individual follicular units with minimal scarring.  FUE has revolutionized the hair transplant process by enabling hair loss specialists like Dr. Avram to transplant hundreds, or even thousands, of individual hair follicles without leaving a visible scar on the scalp.  FUE requires no sutures and the minimal resulting scarring allows patients to wear their hair short with no clear evidence a surgery was performed in that area

What happens during FUE?

When patients have their hair follicles harvested in an FUE procedure, they relax in a comfortable chair and stay awake throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia is applied to the scalp before the harvest begins. Dr. Avram identifies the angle of hair growth and carefully removes follicular groupings without damaging the follicles or creating a patch on the patient’s scalp. This method allows the harvest of hundreds or thousands of tiny grafts that Dr. Avram is then able to transplant to the frontal scalp areas where the hair is thinning.

The transplantation follows the extraction immediately. The follicles are placed using delicate microvascular forceps into minuscule pinpoint incisions. The body’s natural ability to clot and heal helps to secure the transplanted follicles into the scalp.

What are the benefits of FUE hair transplants?

There are several benefits to FUE donor harvesting technique in hair transplant surgery.  Advantages include:  FUE does not require any sutures and results in minimal pinpoint scars on your scalp.  If you wear your hair closely cut ( less than 1/2 an inch) the scars from FUE will likely be less visible than a linear scar from FUT donor harvesting. If you decide in the future to closely crop your hair in the back of your scalp or shave off your hair, FUE is a more practical option for donor harvesting. 

If you are worried about hair loss and think that an FUE hair transplant might help to restore your hairline, contact Dr. Avram’s office today. Dr. Avram and his staff are happy to answer questions and will schedule an appointment for you to have a hair loss treatment consultation.