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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) services offered in Newport Beach and Glendale, CA

The follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a popular hair restoration procedure because it produces a more natural appearance with less scarring. At Meshkin Medical in Newport Beach and Glendale, California, Michael Meshkin, MD, and Alister Meshkin, MD, perform a FUE hair transplant procedure when it can provide the best possible results. Call the nearest office or schedule your FUE hair transplant consultation online today.

What is a FUE hair transplant?

A follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, also called the punch method, is one of the newest hair restoration procedures. For the transplant, hair follicles are extracted and inserted one unit at a time. By comparison, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) removes a strip of skin to obtain the donor follicles, which are then inserted individually into the desired area.

FUE hair transplant results in less scarring and is popular because many believe it can reduce the “hair plug” look. However, the highly skilled team at Meshkin Medical performs every hair restoration procedure in a way that gives you the most natural appearance. 

FUE is popular but not the right choice for all hair transplant patients.

Is a FUE hair transplant a good option for thinning hair?

Your provider at Meshkin Medical determines if a FUE hair transplant is a good option for you after a thorough hair restoration evaluation. 

They may consider you a candidate for a FUE hair transplant if you have some hair thinning or balding and enough healthy hair for transplantation. 

The specialists at Meshkin Medical may not consider you a candidate for a FUE hair transplant if you’re young and at risk of continued hair loss, have curly hair, or not enough hair to donate.

What happens during a FUE hair transplant?

The team at Meshkin Medical customizes your FUE hair transplant procedure based on your individual needs. They review the details at your consultation so you know what to expect.

For the procedure, your hair restoration specialist uses a small circular punch tool that allows them to remove individual follicular units and then transplant them into the area where your hair is thinning or balding. 

How long is recovery following a FUE hair transplant?

A FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure, and recovery time is faster than with the FUT hair transplant.

You may have some swelling and pain for a few days. Meshkin Medical gives you at-home care instructions to ensure proper healing. Some of the transplanted hair may fall out soon after the procedure, but you should see improvements in the thickness of your hair within three or four months. 

Call Meshkin Medical or book an appointment online today to learn more about the FUE hair transplant procedure.