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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Specialist

Honest Hair Restoration

Hair Transplant Specialists & Physician Hair Loss Specialists located in Bradenton, FL & Tampa, FL

Hair loss can lead to low self-esteem or even depression in some cases. If you suffer from thinning hair or balding, board-certified in Family Medicine and hair transplant specialist Martin Maag, MD, and his team offer effective solutions at Honest Hair Restoration now serving in Tampa, Bradenton, and Sarasota Florida. They use NeoGraft® hair transplants with follicular unit extraction (FUE) technology to give you a full head of thick hair. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online to learn more.

Follicular Unit Extraction Q & A

What is follicular unit extraction (FUE)?

FUE is a hair restoration procedure that Dr. Maag and his Grafting Specialists use during hair transplantation at Honest Hair Restoration. Rather than removing a large strip of your scalp to obtain hair follicles, the Grafting Specialists extract individual hair follicles grouped according to the number of hairs growing from each follicular unit. 

In doing so, you’re not left with an unsightly linear scar and the pain that is associated with the traditional strip method. Recovery is much faster. 

What are the benefits of FUE?

Some of the many benefits of FUE and hair transplantation include:

  • A softer more natural hairline
  • Fuller thicker hair
  • More self-confidence
  • Natural-looking results
  • No linear scars
  • Fast recovery time

FUE hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure that produces dramatic hair regrowth results with little to no downtime.

Is FUE right for me?

Honest Hair Restoration offers medical doctor consultations to determine if FUE is the right hair restoration procedure for you. Dr. Maag will discuss your desired outcome, review your medical history, and examine your hair and scalp. Just about everybody with hair loss can benefit from NeoGraft® assisted ProGrowth Combination FUE technology.

What happens during FUE?

You relax on a comfortable procedure chair during this process. Dr. Maag first trims part of your hair to access the back of your scalp where your hair is thick and fuller. This hair is not susceptible to DHT, which causes thinning and baldness. He numbs the area, and then the Grafting Specialist removes groups of hair follicles at the targeted sites using FUE surgical tools. The follicles are then bathed in a cooled medically-based solution. 

After counting and organizing the follicles, they are placed into areas with thinning or balding to give you a fuller head of hair or a more distinguished hairline. Dr. Maag will inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sourced from your blood into your scalp to stimulate regrowth. The normal procedure might take several hours or longer; with Honest Hair Restoration it takes between 5-7 hours. 

What happens after FUE?

After FUE hair restoration, you can go home on the day of the procedure since there’s minimal downtime associated with hair transplantation. Expect some redness, swelling, and soreness at transplant and recipient sites. 

Dr. Maag writes prescriptions for several medications for you. Antibiotics to prevent infection, pain medication in case over-the-counter Tylenol is ineffective and medication to help with sleep. He also can offer medications that accelerate hair regrowth.

Follow post-procedure instructions, such as waiting to wash your hair, not combing your hair for several weeks, and avoiding exercise until Dr. Maag says it’s okay. While you notice immediate results after hair transplantation, optimal results appear over time as hair regrowth increases. 

When you’re ready to take the next step in hair restoration and learn more about FUE, schedule an appointment with Honest Hair Restoration by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Are you a man who is interested in a Hair Transplant? Ask us how we can help today.