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6 Benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction

If you’re thinking about a hair transplant, follicular unit extraction (FUE) offers a way to regrow a fuller head of hair with natural-looking results. At Honest Hair Restoration in Bradenton, Florida, we serve patients in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota, and Ft. Myers areas who want to overcome the negative effects of hair loss.

As part of HHR’s, line of hair restoration services, board-certified medical director Martin Maag, MD, and his team of elite grafting specialists offer HHR’s proprietary ProGrowth Combination FUE hair transplants to qualified patients. During an FUE procedure, instead of the traditional “strip” procedure, Dr. Maag and his elite team of grafting specialists surgically extract follicular unit grafts and move them, leaving almost no signs of hair surgery.

Keep reading to learn six amazing benefits of FUE hair transplants.

1. Less pain, more gain

Unlike older methods of hair restoration, there is little pain after an FUE procedure. We numb your scalp during the procedure using long-acting anesthetics, and most of our patients report that over-the-counter (OTC) pain alleviators, like acetaminophen/ Tylenol, are enough the night after your procedure. Almost all patients report no more pain after 24 hours. Dr. Maag does provide a small amount of prescription pain medication to help in the event that Tylenol isn’t enough.  He is focused on your comfort during and after your procedure.  

2. Fuller, thicker hair

FUE brings you amazing results! Did you know the graft survival rate with HHR’s proprietary ProGrowth Combination FUE technique is up to 99%? Standard FUE is  90-95%? Compare that to a 75% survival rate of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) hair restoration (sometimes called the “strip” method). FUE produces fuller, thicker hair because the precise harvesting method means less trauma to your hair follicles during the harvesting process and more healthy hair as you recover.  

3. Boosted confidence

Losing your hair can have serious and negative effects on your self-confidence. In fact, not only can hair loss impact your self-esteem, it can also trigger anxiety, depression, and other emotional conditions. Hair restoration with HHR’s proprietary ProGrowth Combination  FUE can give you a much-needed boost to your self-confidence. And since Dr. Maag knows about the emotional impact hair loss has, our team provides support before, during, and after your treatment.  Dr. Maag has had the procedure and speaks from experience.

4. Little (or no!) scarring

FUT works to regrow hair, but it leaves you with a noticeable linear scar — especially if you have or want to keep your hair short. Because the extraction sites during the FUE procedure are extremely tiny (equal to or less than 1mm), any scarring is imperceptible if it exists at all. The extraction sites close up on their own and heal in only a few days after your procedure — with no noticeable scarring! 

5. In-office procedure

At Honest Hair Restoration, Dr. Maag and our team of grafting experts complete your FUE with NeoGraft® as an in-office procedure. The entire hair transplant is performed under local anesthesia, meaning you can drive yourself to and from your appointment. You also don’t have to worry about the added costs, risks, and inconveniences of more invasive methods, like FUT. 

6. Faster recovery

NeoGraft hair transplants with FUE are a great way to restore your hair without losing weeks in recovery. You can resume most of your normal daily activities in about one to two days. You won’t have any staples or stitches to worry about, and the temporary bandage is removed about 24-48 hours after your procedure. There are special care and washing instructions to follow as your scalp heals and your hair grows, but these are not cumbersome or difficult.

Learn more about FUE and your hair restoration options by contacting Honest Hair Restoration’s Bradenton office at 941-739-9001. If you prefer, you can book a consultation online now!

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