Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE) TRANSPLANT?
FUE is a type of minimally invasive outpatient hair transplant, in which follicular unit grafts are individually removed from stronger areas of your scalp and then carefully restored on your thinning areas. The goal is to recreate your hairline and growth pattern for a permanent, natural-looking result. And since there are no linear scars and no stitches, your scalp will likely heal within just a few days.
DOES FUE TRANSPLANT LOOK NATURAL?
One of many great things about the FUE method is that the extracted hair follicles are then reinserted using special sub-millimeter techniques. With that, the procedure requires an artistic touch as surgeons must consider hair depth, angulation, direction, and density to provide a look as natural and realistic as possible.
DOES FUE ALWAYS LEAVE SCARS?
FUE scars take place mostly on the back of your head and appear as small dots which fade over time. These dots will be hidden as your hair regrowths and won't be noticeable even if you shave your head in the future.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE BALD FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
No, FUE is a solution for combating any form of male pattern baldness - a pattern of hair loss that generally affects the temples and crown, leaving men and women with hair around the back and sides of the head, but nowhere else. Nevertheless, not everyone is a good candidate for FUE treatment. Factors such as the extent of hair loss and hair type will determine the most appropriate transplant method.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL FROM FUE?
Since FUE incisions are very small, they will likely heal completely within a few days following the extraction. Around 3 months after the procedure, you should begin to notice new hair growth. After six months you should be able to notice more significant hair regrowth and from this point on your transplanted hair will continue to grow naturally.
WHAT IS THE HAIR GROWTH TIMELINE AFTER AN FUE PROCEDURE?
Transplanted hair usually falls after 3 weeks and it is natural for it to happen. It'll grow back after 3 months as the other strands are born, day-to-day. Within 6-9 months it will be possible to notice a considerable change, but the final result will take up to a year and a half.
HOW LONG DOES A HAIR TRANSPLANT LAST?
When the hair transplant takes place, the hair follicles are harvested for the process and designed to keep growing, therefore an FUE transplant can last a lifetime. But results are affected by the patient's age, hair type, and lifestyle. The extent of hair loss can also affect the lifespan of your hair transplant, and in some cases, may require more than one procedure throughout your lifetime to achieve and upkeep the desired result.
IS FUE SURGERY PAINFUL?
Follicular Unit Extraction is conducted using local anesthesia which means that after initial injections to numb the scalp, the procedure should not be painful at all.
HOW MUCH IS AN FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT?
The final cost of an FUE procedure depends on the amount of hair that is extracted and transplanted. But, as a reference, costs start at $2500, based on graft count. At StudioMD Brooklyn you can find financing options as low as $99/month.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A HAIR TRANSPLANT IN BROOKLYN?
At StudioMD Brooklyn we understand the emotions associated with hair loss and the fear many people experience when considering hair transplant procedures. But you don’t have to endure hair loss. With an FUE treatment, you can regain your confidence and enjoy your hair as you envision it. Wait no longer and book an appointment today!