One of the methods for obtaining follicular units for hair restoration is follicular unit extraction or FUE. Follicular unit extraction involves extracting individual follicular units, which can containe of one or more hairs, directly from the patient’s donor area. Usually, the procedure involves extracting one follicular unit at a time. The surgeon places the extracted hair at the balding area and then it begins to grow naturally. One benefit of FUE is that the patient can experience a quicker donor area recovery time. This means they can return to living a normal life within a short period of time after going through the procedure. The recovery time is approximately three days. There are no stitches used in the modus operandi, which is something most patients find appealing. Unfortunately, FUE requires that large sections of the patients donor area be shaved to 2 or 3 mm of hair length. Many patients elect to shave their heads for this procedure. They are in and out the same day, which allows patients to undergo the extraction process and still maintain a busy schedule.
The skill of the surgeon is a huge factor in the success of follicular unit extraction. Dr. Carlos Puig of the Physicians Hair Restoration Center (PHRC) in Houston has assisted more than 10,000 patients with hair restoration during his career. With nearly 40 years of experience in the hair restoration field, including 36 years in Houston alone, Dr. Puig is highly qualified and experienced in providing excellent hair restoration using various techniques such as the follicular unit extraction system. The results from his work are natural. Dr. Puig uses the person’s own hair during hair restoration procedures, not a wig or hair from an animal. Because it is actual hair, it will grow naturally over the course of the patient’s life.
Dr. Puig and his team are continually seeking ways of providing hair replacement using the latest techniques and technology, combined with an aesthetic sensitivity that provides patietns with a long term treatment plan that always looks natural. It is important for patients to realize that choosing the right surgeon for hair restoration is something that could affect them the rest of their lives. Many patients have placed their trust in Dr. Puig over the years and came away with more than satisfactory results. In addition, patients can find inexpensive options for hair restoration when they come to PHRC.
Contact PHRC today and make an appointment if you need a professional surgeon to restore your hair. Female hair replacement is available as well. To set up an appointment for a free consultation, please call 713-974-1808 or log on to www.hairrestorationhouston.com.
No one wants to lose their hair but it's a common problem that affects both men and women. However, it's no longer the beginning of the end if you start to notice your hair is thinning. This is because you can choose medical hair restoration for treatment and put an end to the problem. The Physician's Hair Restoration Center located in Houston is a leading facility that offers this type of treatment. We are a patient-focused private practice that utilizes the most advanced techniques for the best results.
[Posted on April 30th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
How it Works
In an FUE procedure, a circular incision is made around the perimeter of a follicular unit. The unit is then separated from all of the tissue that surrounds it. Extraction of the unit is performed by pulling it directly from the surface of the scalp. A small hole is left on the scalp as a result of this. The same process is performed repeatedly until an adequate amount of follicular units have been extracted for the surgeon to perform the hair restoration. This is a slow and meticulous process. It may take anywhere from several hours to two days, depending on the severity of the hair restoration being performed.
[Posted on February 28th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a hair transplant procedure wherein donor hair is extracted from other parts of the body. In this method, an instrument is utilized to create a small incision in the skin encircling the follicular unit to separate it from the tissue that surrounds it. Thereafter, the unit is extracted from the scalp, and a small opening is left behind. This process is done repeatedly up to the time when a sufficient number of hair follicles has been harvested for the proposed hair restoration. For the process to be accomplished, it usually takes one or more hours, but can cover the span of two days if necessary.