Five Benefits of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) By on September 15, 2014

A head of hair viewed up closeDr. Raymond Konior is a leading hair restoration expert based in Chicago. One of the procedures he offers is follicular unit extraction (FUE), a popular treatment for hair loss and male pattern baldness. FUE is a much better option than the hair transplant surgeries of the past, and a major step forward for those who would like to have a full and natural-looking head of hair again.

About Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a popular option for hair restoration and a refinement of previous hair transplant surgeries. During FUE, follicular units are taken from a donor area on a patient's scalp, generally the back portion of the head where hair remains despite pattern balding. These follicular units are transferred to the portion of the scalp where balding has occurred. Hair restoration specialists take great care to ensure that the follicular units are positioned to create the most natural-looking hairline and best results possible.

Below are just five important benefits when it comes to the FUE process.

FUE Benefit #1: Natural Hair Growth

The transferred follicular units will yield natural hair that grows strong and well. This means that following follicular unit extraction (FUE), patients will have excellent results that make it appear as if they never experienced hair loss. Styling, cutting, and combing of the hair following FUE is simple.

FUE Benefit #2: Excellent Hair Distribution

We noted above that hair restoration specialists work to ensure natural hair distribution. This is aided by the nature of the follicular unit extraction (FUE) process. Individual follicular units being placed means that the results are far more natural and seamless than the plugs of the past or even the hair transplant techniques popular a generation ago.

FUE Benefit #3: Reduced Healing Time

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) means that healing times are generally much shorter when compared to the most invasive kinds of transplant surgeries offered in the past. This allows patients to return to work and other normal activities much faster.

FUE Benefit #4: Reduced Post-Surgical Discomfort

In addition to reduced healing times, patients who undergo follicular unit extraction (FUE) also experience reduced pain as they heal. Some irritation and discomfort are common, but they tend to be very mild and manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.

FUE Benefit #5: Reduced Surgical Scarring

Old hair restoration surgeries could sometimes leave behind major scars given the nature of follicle harvesting. This is not the case with follicular unit extraction (FUE). When the harvesting is performed, there is no major incision made to facilitate the process. Scarring is virtually non-existent or very minor at best, which is ideal for patients who may have issues with scarring as they heal.

Is follicular unit extraction (FUE) right for me?

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is great for many patients, but it's just one of many options out there to address hair loss and pattern balding. During your consultation at the practice, we will be sure to address all of your questions and concerns in greater detail and help you undergo the right treatment to meet your needs.

Speak with Our Hair Restoration Specialists

For more information about follicular unit extraction (FUE) as well as other options for addressing various levels of hair loss and baldness, be sure to contact our hair restoration center today. We at the Chicago Hair Institute will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your needs.

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Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Chicago Hair Institute

Dr. Raymond J. Konior and the team at the Chicago Hair Institute offer world-class treatment backed by over 30 years of expertise in the field of hair restoration. Our doctors are nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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