FUE Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction, commonly referred to as FUE, is a hair transplant technique favored by many of the world’s most cutting-edge surgeons. This advanced method makes the hair restoration process more efficient, with results that mimic the hair’s natural growth patterns. FUE removes donor hair one by one, or in very small clusters, before artfully transplanting them to areas affected by hair loss. The minimally-invasive nature of FUE translates to a lesser chance of scarring and infection. Hair transplant surgeons that specialize in FUE also claim that by using smaller sections of follicles, they are able to create a more attractive hairline.

Follicular Unit Extraction may be performed manually by a trained surgeon. Automated FUE systems, like NeoGraft and ARTAS, speed up the process by utilizing robotic software.

Typical Minimum Cost of FUE Hair Transplant (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of FUE Hair Transplant (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of FUE Hair Transplant:
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Time Required for FUE Hair Transplant:
FUE can take up to 8 hours per session. Some patients desire multiple sessions for more grafts.
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Is FUE Hair Transplant an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
FUE is an OutPatient procedure.
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What are the Side Effects of FUE Hair Transplant?
Side effects from FUE may include pain, swelling, redness, and bleeding.
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How Long do FUE Hair Transplant results last?
Once healed, the results you experience from FUE are permanent. Comb, style, and dye your hair as if it were your own—because it is!
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What is the recovery time for FUE Hair Transplant?
Unless directed by their surgeon, FUE patients will have to wait a couple of days to wash their hair after surgery. It is recommended to wait a full two weeks before washing hair directly in the shower. After three weeks, patients can resume strenuous physical activity like lifting weights and running.
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Will my insurance company cover FUE Hair Transplant?
Since hair transplants are usually classified as an elective cosmetic procedure, they are not covered by insurance.
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Is there much discomfort for FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE itself should be painless, due to the use of local anesthesia.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for FUE Hair Transplant?
Local anesthesia is typically used for FUE.
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What else is FUE Hair Transplant referred to as?
FUE, NeoGraft, ARTAS
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